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Acoustic James Bond

I’ve revamped my Bond music collection, and as a passionate Bond music listener, I’ll share thrilling tidbits over coming days–mostly songs to download legally and free of cost! (UJBFB is, of course, the best James Bond fansite and provides this sort of service.)

Acoustic James Bond — it’s Bond unplugged, it’s piano trills, and sax and violin riffs–some of the more interesting (and beautiful, compelling and astonishing) Bond music available.

Ever hear Bond as stringed instruments only (The Hampton String Quartet’s Live And Let Die)? 4 trombonists only (Slokar Trombone Quartet’s James Bond Medley)? …Would you believe one acoustic and one electric guitar playing intentional disharmonies together (Paul Rock’s TMWTGG theme)?

Here are great tunes to search and download (or purchase) and most of these tracks are at SpiralFrog.com freely and legally for your listening pleasure now!

Full Acoustic Bond Albums:

Paul Rock – Bond Themes
Secret Agents Of Acoustic Guitar – Double Oh Heaven

Select Tracks Online:
Bettina & Eddy Marcos – Bossa Project – 10 Nobody Does It Better
Chris Minh Doky – Cinematique The James Bond Theme and Goldfinger
Edgar Cruz – 01 The James Bond Theme
Frank Kimbrough – Lullabluebye – 05 You Only Live Twice
Graham Turner – The Romantic Collection – 16 Licence To Kill
Kenny Clayton – The Early Years – 03 Goldfinger
Kerri – 05 You Only Live Twice, Nobody Does It Better & All Time High
Marc Hunter – 05 You Only Live Twice
Marck Bracken – Down Memory Lane – Underneath The Mango Tree & Goldfinger
Michael Lington – A Song For You – 10 Nobody Does It Better
Pat Dinizio – 05 You Only Live Twice
Proteus 7 – For Your Ears Only 03 – Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, You Only Live Twice and Assorted Casino Royale ’67 tracks
Quattromboni – 01 The James Bond Theme, FRWL, GOLD, YOLT and LALD
Richard Clayderman – Cocktail Hour Classics – 03 Goldfinger
Sam Levine – Cinema Sax – 10 Nobody Does It Better
Sax N’ Drawbars – Partymusic For Skyscrapers – 01 The James Bond Theme & FRWL
Simply The Best Sax – 17 GoldenEye
Slokar Trombone Quartet – 01 James Bond Medley
Starr Parodi – Common Places – 01 The James Bond Theme (Piano Version)
Starsound Orchestra – Best Movie Broadway Themes – 10 Nobody Does It Better
The Hampton String Quartet – The Off White Album – 08 Live And Let Die
Winston Benet Project – Passionate Pianos Caress – 10 Nobody Does It Better

Enjoy!

james bond live in concert

conductor-composer-entertainer Carl davis (photography by Richard Cannon)

With Carl Davis conducting and Mary Carewe as featured soprano as on this CD, Bond tunes took off in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend.

Davis has lent a hand on orchestration of the symphonic works of Paul McCartney (Live and Let Die) and composed other film scores, but has great affection for Bond’s tunes and Nic Raine’s orchestrations of them in concert.

I took time at the concert for a dinner cruise hosted by Jacoby Symphony Hall director Bill Cosnotti. Bill was an affable host and straight off, introduced me to Richard Karcher, whose fabulous posters adorned this gala event.

With Carl Davis conducting and Mary Carewe as featured soprano as on this CD, Bond tunes took off in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend.

Davis has lent a hand on orchestration of the symphonic works of Paul McCartney (Live and Let Die) and composed other film scores, but has great affection for Bond’s tunes and Nic Raine’s orchestrations of them in concert.

I took time at the concert for a dinner cruise hosted by Jacoby Symphony Hall director Bill Cosnotti. Bill was an affable host and straight off, introduced me to Richard Karcher, whose fabulous posters adorned this gala event.

Original, Mint Oversized Thunderball
Original, Mint Oversized Thunderball

It’s been a few since I had cruised with a boat full of Bond fans. The Jacksonville Princess II was chock full of aficionados, and “the wine was quite excellent” even with clarets… servers tended bar and circulated coconut shrimp and crab cakes (“Crab cakes scare me plenty. Friend of mine went up to Dr. No’s for seafood, only trouble was, he never came back…”) before we adjourned one deck below for prime rib and grilled chicken, greens, and a dessert bar filled with eclairs, cream cake and strawberry cake and more.

A pod of dolphins joined the boat on both sides as we cruised through the heart of the City. Tall ships were in town for a festival, so our ship docked before a water taxi brought us to Jacksonville Landing for the show.

The audience lent the orchestra multiple standing ovations following a robust 2-hour performance (1st Act, classic Bond-John Barry melodies; 2nd Act, ripping modern Bond tunes) and Davis & Co. treated everyone to two encores–Tomorrow Never Dies’ Surrender and Another Way To Die. Carewe sparkled on these tunes and especially on Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun and other riproarers. She pranced, vogued and mugged on stage while belting out the songs.

On intermission, I hosted a table of Bond wares and took questions from the public with Janine and Ben Sherman.

And where else will a concert feature over a dozen songs with “kill”, “die” and “bang”, each song with at least one 15-second high note at the end? Loads of fun.

Rounding out the concert was Davis’ banter and Bond trivia between songs, and lush orchestrations from TSWLM, OHMSS, Goldfinger and more. Some said they planned to come back for the second night’s show again.

Don’t miss this series of concerts when it comes to your town–or state.

Real TWINE Track Listing Revealed

Beginning November 9th, US consumers can begin buying the soundtrack to The World is Not Enough. And what they may find is that the tracks are a little different in title, length and order than previously thought.

Here`s the original track list:

1. World Is Not Enough, The – Garbage
2 .Show Me The Money
3. Q Boat Chase
4. Bonding At The Computer
5. M`s Confession
6. Baku
7. Ski Chase
8. Elektra`s Theme: The Bedroom
9. Spying In Baku
10. Going Down
11. Pipeline
12. M And Renard
13. Caviar Factory
14. Garotte
15. Elektra Upstairs
16. Submarine
17. Christmas In Turkey
18. Only Myself To Blame – Scott Walker

Now here is the revised track listing as of 11-4-99 with old titles and chart positions in parentheses:

1. The World Is Not Enough – Garbage 3:55
2. Show Me The Money 1:28
3. Come In 007, Your Time Is Up (Q Boat Chase) 5:19
4. Access Denied (Bonding At The Computer) 1:33
5. M’s Confession 1:32
6. Welcome To Baku (Baku) 1:41
7. Casino (9.Spying In Baku) 2:55
8. Ice Bandits (7.Ski Chase) 3:52
9. Elektra’s Theme (8.Elektra’s Theme:The Bedroom) 2:06
10. Body Double (12.M And Renard) 3:00
11. Going Down: The Bunker (10. Going Down) 6:27
12. Pipeline (11.Pipeline) 4:15

Track 13 seems to be a new addition.

13. Remember Pleasure 2:45
14. Caviar Factory (13.) 6:01
15. Torture Queen (14. Garotte) 2:22
16. I Never Miss (15. Elektra Upstairs) 3:32
17. Submarine (16.) 10:19
18. Christmas In Turkey (17.) 1:27
19. Only Myself To Blame – Scott Walker (18.) 3:37

Netiher Scott Walker`s track nor Garbage`s theme song will accompany the closing credits. Instead, a techno version of the Bond theme, not unlike Moby`s, will usher movie goers out of the theater.

License To Chill

Chromatic Records is getting set to release an album entitled “Licence to Chill”, a trip-hop tribute to the James Bond series. “Licence to Chill” is the brainchild of two musicians, Christoph Bull and Larry Washington, along with a host of guest musicians. The album is inspired by James Bond and the music that has transpired from his movies to enrich us all.

Track listing:

001. Introducing: JB
002. Diamonds Are Forever
003. Martini-Mix
004. Live And Let Die
005. Diamond Shake (Medley)
006. Concerto for G
007. License To Chill
008. Martini Dry
009. Diamonds R 4 Evah (Medley)
010. In The Hood Alone
011. Forever
012. You Know You Did (Live And Let Die – Reprise)
013. Moonraker – Streng Geheim
014. Outroducing: JB

Street date: Feb
Internet Date: Jan (check back with us here at crcinfo@aol.com)

Release dates, retailers, and other album information can be found at: www.chromaticrecords.com

For suggestions or questions on the album, email: crcinfo@aol.com or phone (310)-281-6274

For submissions write:
Chromatic Records
8391 Beverly Blvd. Suite 226
Los Angeles, CA USA 90048
or fax:
(310)-854-5969