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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Title: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969)
Distributor: EMI Manhattan CD Number: CDP 790618 2
CD - OHMSS
Both the front and rear cover of photo montage and movie artwork are reproductions of the vinyl album. Cover again opens to reveal blank white pages, alas no artwork of Lazenby in ski suit as on opening out the LP cover. 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 singers Louis or Nina ? The CD disc is just silver with black text.

Tracks ...

  1. We Have All The Time In The World
  2. This Never Happened To The Other Fella
  3. Try
  4. Ski Chase
  5. Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown ?
  6. Main Theme - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  7. Journey To Blofeld's Hideaway
  8. We Have All The Time In The World
  9. Over & Out
  10. Battle At Piz Gloria
  11. We Have All The Time In The World - James Bond Theme
Duration: 37 mins 52 secs.

My all time favourite Bond soundtrack, this was the one that got me hooked on Bond & Barry music. My vinyl version is well played that I'm surprised that the grooves haven't worn out. During my DJ days I used to play the now classic Louis Armstrong song We Have All The Time In The World at engagements & weddings long before it was used in a beer commercial.
With the only instrumental main 007 theme to date, the album includes: This Never Happened to the Other Feller track sets the scene for the appearance of a new 007. The following Try was the introduction of Barry's 'lounge' type music later used in DAF. Ski Chase still stands the test of time with it's excitement. Do You Know ... is the track that I always omit but remember that Nina's vocal is only heard in the background in the village during the film ... perhaps after a few drinks at Xmas. Journey to Blofeld's Hideaway recaptures the breath-taking helicopter ride over the Swiss Alps. The final & 2nd instrumental of the love song track evokes memories of Bond & Tracy's final moments together ending with a blast of The James Bond Theme.
This will always be at the top of my Bond soundtrack list. Pure Class !

If you're wondering why the On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme is track 6, that because on the original vinyl it was track 1 side 2.