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'Bond 25' To Be Released In Celebration Of 60th Anniversary Of The James Bond Cinematic Franchise
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the James Bond cinematic franchise an orchestrated album featuring all 25 of the iconic films’ themes expertly reimagined and newly-recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Bond 25 will be released on 23rd September 2022.
The album, recorded at Abbey Road Studios, includes new arrangements of the title themes including Diamonds Are Forever, GoldenEye and Skyfall, tracklisted chronologically from 1962’s Dr. No, to 2020’s UK No.1 single No Time To Die (see below for full tracklisting).
To mark the occasion, the iconic James Bond Theme from the 1962 film Dr. No, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has just been released as a single - listen here.
Bond 25 follows the recent success of Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for the 25th James Bond film No Time To Die, which became the UK’s highest-charting soundtrack from the 007 franchise to date, peaking at No.7 in the Official UK Album Charts. Billie Eilish’s title track, co-written with Hans Zimmer and FINNEAS, topped the Official UK Singles Chart in its first week of release. Eilish, at 18 years old on release, is the youngest artist, and first female, to take a Bond theme to the top of the Official UK Singles Chart.
Monday 5th October is James Bond Day, an annual event which marks the world premiere of the first 007 film Dr. No, 60 years ago, in 1962. The day of celebrations first began in 2012 when the Bond films celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. This year, celebrations include The Sound of 007, a charity concert held at The Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 4th October, showcasing the iconic music of Bond, headlined by the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey and featuring Bond soundtrack artists such as Garbage and Lulu, as well as special guests including Becky Hill and Celeste, all backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and conducted by Nicholas Dodd. The concert will be broadcast the following day on Amazon.
Also on Wednesday 5th October, will be the Amazon premiere of documentary, The Sound of 007, which explores the remarkable history of six decades of James Bond music, mixing interviews with James Bond archive material.
‘Bond 25’ Tracklist
James Bond Theme - 'Dr. No’
From Russia With Love - 'From Russia With Love'
Goldfinger - 'Goldfinger’
Thunderball - 'Thunderball'
You Only Live Twice - 'You Only Live Twice'
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'
Diamonds Are Forever - 'Diamonds Are Forever'
Live And Let Die - 'Live And Let Die’
The Man With The Golden Gun - 'The Man With The Golden Gun'
Nobody Does It Better - 'The Spy Who Loved Me’
Moonraker - 'Moonraker'
For Your Eyes Only - 'For Your Eyes Only'
All Time High - 'Octopussy'
A View To Kill - 'A View To Kill'
Living Daylights - 'The Living Daylights'
Licence To Kill - 'Licence To Kill'
GoldenEye - 'GoldenEye'
Tomorrow Never Dies - 'Tomorrow Never Dies'
The World Is Not Enough - 'The World Is Not Enough'
Die Another Day - 'Die Another Day'
You Know My Name - 'Casino Royale'
Another Way To Die - 'Quantum Of Solace'
Skyfall - 'Skyfall'
Writing's On The Wall - 'Spectre'
Theme – ‘No Time To Die’