I was thrilled to see Adele win the Oscar for Best Song for her great theme from Skyfall, the latest James Bond blockbuster. One thing the Bond films are known for are the memorable theme songs and scores that have excited fans for 50 years. The Music Of James Bond by Jon Burlingame is a wonderful look back at the creation of the music from all the Bond films from Dr. No through Quantum Of Solace. There are a ton of behind the scenes stories about the writing and recording of classic songs like Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, Paul McCartney's Live And Let Die, and many more. I've been collecting some of the soundtracks and they are still just as vibrant and exciting as they were back when they came out. Here are some of my favorites.
I heartily recommend this book for any movie music fan and especially Bond fans. May Bond music continue to excite filmgoers for another fifty years.