After a six-year absence, James Bond came back with a refreshed concept. Pierce Brosnan was the new James Bond and everything was made at a super-production level. And that can be seen even from the themes.
The song performed by Tina Turner was not a great success at the moment of its release, but it’s the one that’s lasted through time.
Meanwhile, the music video techniques improved too:
The song was composed by Bono and The Edge, his colleague from U2. Bono was the first to perform it, until they decided to replace him with Tina Turner. What a difference that made!
Initially, the ending song was supposed to be written by Ace of Base. Although they did write the song, they eventually pulled away 1)”The Music of James Bond” by Jon Burlingame, book published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Otherwise, the movie would have begun like this:
Still, the members of Ace of Base included the song in their album “Da Capo”, after it suffered a little change: “GoldenEye” became “Juvenile”. I bet you wouldn’t have noticed if I didn’t tell you!
- Introduction + James Bond theme
- 1962: Kingston Calypso (Dr. No)
- 1963: James Bond Is Back / From Russia with Love / James Bond Theme
- 1964: Goldfinger
- 1965: Thunderball
- 1967: You Only Live Twice
- 1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- 1971: Diamonds Are Forever
- 1973: Live and Let Die
- 1974: The Man with the Golden Gun
- 1977: Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
- 1979: Moonraker
- 1981: For Your Eyes Only
- 1983: All Time High (Octopussy)
- 1985: A View to a Kill
- 1987: The Living Daylights
- 1989: Licence to Kill
- 1995: GoldenEye
- 1997: Tomorrow Never Dies
- 1999: The World Is Not Enough
- 2002: Die Another Day
- 2006: You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
- 2008: Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace)
- 2012: Skyfall
- 2015: Writing's on the Wall (Spectre)
A surprising series of re-orchestrations that were originally classic songs, in heavy metal style
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