James Bond 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues With Universal Music Enterprises’ Release of Three Classic Bond Soundtracks on Vinyl & High Resolution Digital Audio

DR. NO, GOLDFINGER, LIVE AND LET DIE Available April 16 in North America; May 6 in UK and Internationally

LOS ANGELES--()--This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the soundtrack to DR. NO, the first James Bond film in the longest running franchise in the history of cinema. With the most recent Bond film, SKYFALL, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, surpassing one billion dollars in worldwide box office, the demand for Bond continues with every generation. New fans, as well as longtime collectors, can celebrate with Universal Music Enterprises’ April 16 (North America) and May 6 (UK and international) release of the original soundtrack recordings for 1962’s DR. NO, 1964’s GOLDFINGER, and 1973’s LIVE AND LET DIE, which marks its 40th anniversary, on remastered 180-gram LPs, returning all three to vinyl after many years out-of-print.

DR. NO, GOLDFINGER and LIVE AND LET DIE will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl with replicated original LP art, and, in the U.S., GOLDFINGER and LIVE AND LET DIE will also be released for the first time in high resolution digital audio, exclusively on HDtracks.com. Both classic soundtracks have been remastered in high resolution to make Master Quality files available for download purchase from HDtracks in AIFF, ALAC, WAV and FLAC formats.

DR. NO was the first installment in the James Bond legacy, based on the famous Ian Fleming novels. The original soundtrack for DR. NO was released in 1963 and features The John Barry Orchestra and Monty Norman. Included is the signature, instrumental James Bond theme, which remains one of the most recognizable themes from film and is a constant in every Bond movie.

 

DR. NO (released 1963)

SIDE 1

     

SIDE 2

James Bond Theme

Jump Up

Kingston Calypso

Dr. No’s Fantasy

Jamaican Rock

Kingston Calypso

Jump Up

The Island Speaks

Audio Bongo

Under The Mango Tree

Under The Mango Tree

 

The Boy’s Chase

Twisting With James

Dr. No’s Theme

Jamaica Jazz

The James Bond Theme

Under The Mango Tree

Love At Last

 

The original soundtrack for GOLDFINGER was the first in the series to hit the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. With a film score by John Barry, Shirley Bassey sang the title track, achieving her first Top 10 hit, reaching No. 8 on The Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Just last month, Bassey made her Oscars® debut at the 85th Academy Awards®, performing a spectacular rendition of “Goldfinger” as part of the telecast’s James Bond 50th Anniversary tribute.

 

GOLDFINGER (released 1964)

SIDE 1      

SIDE 2

Main Title – Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)

Goldfinger (Instrumental Version)

Into Miami

Dawn Raid On Fort Knox

Alpine Drive - Auric’s Factory

The Arrival Of The Bomb And Count Down

Oddjob’s Pressing Engagement

The Death Of Goldfinger - End Title

Bond Back In Action Again
Teasing The Korean

Gassing The Gangsters

 

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the soundtrack for LIVE AND LET DIE featuring the main title track “Live and Let Die,” written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, performed by Paul McCartney & Wings and produced by former Beatles producer George Martin. The title theme song hit No. 2 on the chart, and it was nominated for both a GRAMMY® Award, for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) / Best Background Arrangement, and an Academy Award®, for Best Original Song. The song continues to be a highlight in McCartney’s live performances.

 

LIVE AND LET DIE (released 1973)

SIDE 1
1. Live And Let Die (Main Title) (Paul McCartney & Wings)
2. Just A Closer Walk With Thee / New Second Line (Harold A. “Duke” Dejan & The Olympia Brass Band)
3. Bond Meets Solitaire
4. Whisper Who Dares
5. Snakes Alive
6. Baron Samedi’s Dance Of Death
7. San Monique
 
SIDE 2
1. Medley - Fillet Of Soul – New Orleans, Live And Let Die (BJ Arnau), Fillet Of Soul – Harlem
2. Bond Drops In
3. If He Finds It, Kill Him
4. Trespassers Will Be Eaten
5. Solitaire Gets Her Cards
6. Sacrifice
7. James Bond Theme
 

About EON Productions

EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE and most recently, SKYFALL.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels, including MGM-branded channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

Contacts

Universal Music Enterprises
Sujata Murthy, 310-865-7812
sujata.murthy@umusic.com
or
Jennifer Ballantyne, 310-865-2350
jennifer.ballantyne@umusic.com

Release Summary

On April 16, the classic James Bond film soundtracks for DR. NO, GOLDFINGER and LIVE AND LET DIE will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Universal Music Enterprises.

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Contacts

Universal Music Enterprises
Sujata Murthy, 310-865-7812
sujata.murthy@umusic.com
or
Jennifer Ballantyne, 310-865-2350
jennifer.ballantyne@umusic.com