|Title: Live And Let Die
- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1973)
|Distributor: EMI Manhattan
||CD Number: 0777 7 90629 2 8
The front movie poster cover is same as the vinyl album but the rear/inside is a different 5 photos/movie credits/track listings layout to the original rear black montage cover. The cover again opens to reveal blank white pages. On the rear casing is a smaller bottom right version of the rear album cover with added bar code & left track listings - no mention of singing artists ? The CD disc is just silver with black text.
Duration: 32 mins 21 secs.
- Live And Let Die ( Main Title )
- Just A Close Walk With Thee / New Second Line
- Bond Meets Solitare
- Whisper Who Dares
- Snakes Alive
- Baron Samedi's Dance Of Death
- San Monique
- Fillet Of Soul - New Orleans / Live And Let Die / Fillet Of Soul - Harlem
- Bond Drops In
- If He Finds It, Kill Him
- Trespassers Will Be Eaten
- Solitaire Gets Her Cards
- James Bond Theme
Enter Roger Moore as the new 007 and with him a fresh new soundtrack from Beatle arranger George Martin.
One of my most played Bond LP/CDs as Martin's excellent score was over-shadowed at the time by Paul & Linda McCartney's exciting title tune.
When you play the tracks Martin's music interprets the action from the movie ( e.g. Bond Drops In for the hang glider scene ). He introduces a re-vamped and improved James Bond Theme for Moore which is only used in the film for the New York taxi drive to Harlem. At a night-club we see a Bassey look-a-like singer, BJ Arnau who belts out a 'raunchy' version of McCartney's title tune.
Live And Let Die is one of the best non-Barry/Bond soundtracks, both deserved later knighthoods for service to the music industry - so arise Sir George & Sir Paul.