Other: The Best Of Bond ... James Bond

Title: The Best Of Bond ... James Bond

Excellent 20 page booklet as mentioned right with front CD cover and rear/inside cover of TMWTGG promotion photo of Moore, Ekland & Adams. Behind CD placing is montage of 16 movie posters. The black disc label has blue line 007 logo and white title lettering.

Distributor: Capitol

Tracks ...

  1. James Bond Theme ( From Dr. No ) - Monty Norman Orchestra
  2. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
  3. Nobody Does It Better ( From The Spy Who Loved Me ) - Carly Simon
  4. A View To A Kill ( From A View To A Kill ) - Duran Duran
  5. For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
  6. We Have All The Time In The World ( From O.H.M.S.S. ) - Louis Armstrong
  7. Live And Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings
  8. All Time High ( From Octopussy ) - Rita Coolidge
  9. The Living Daylights - a-ha
  10. Licence To Kill - Gladys Knight
  11. From Russia With Love - Matt Monroe
  12. Thunderball - Tom Jones
  13. You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
  14. Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
  15. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - The John Barry Orchestra
  16. The Man With The Golden Gun - Lulu
  17. Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
  18. GoldenEye - Tina Turner
  19. Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
  20. The World Is Not Enough - Garbage
  21. James Bond Theme ( From Tomorrow Never Dies ) - Moby
  22. James Bond Theme ( GoldenEye Trailer Version ) - Parodi/Fair

Duration: 71 mins 25 secs.

CD Number: 72435-40554-2-3

Released in 2002 ( pre-DAD ) as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration this compilation CD is an updated version of the 30th CD. It's has the same running order with 2 tracks deleted ( Warwick's Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Barry's 007 Theme ) and five ending tracks added with the final one being GoldenEye's film trailer music released for the first time.

L A's Danny Biederman has updated his previous '91 contribution for the insert booklet with the new movies. Instead of Cubby Broccoli providing the opening paragraph, Michael Wilson & Barbara Broccoli now add a few lines. Also this time there are plenty of colour movie stills including an extra four page fold-out with Bond Girls and the 5 Bonds.

For a newcomer to the world of Bond music this is an excellent introduction. Despite having all the tracks bar the mentioned final one it's still a must for the collection especially if you pick it up like I did reduced in a record store sale.

As 007 once asked "Do you expect me to talk ?" No I expect you all to listen and enjoy !