New James Bond Movie Theme Compilation Being Released Tuesday
The first James Bond film, Dr. No, arrived in theaters 50 years ago today, and to celebrate the golden anniversary of everyone's favorite fictional British spy, a new compilation is being released featuring the theme songs to every movie in the franchise. Best of Bond…James Bond: 50th Anniversary Collection, which hits stores this Tuesday, includes Paul McCartney & Wings' 1973 hit "Live and Let Die"; Shirley Bassey's 1964 classic "Goldfinger"; Nancy Sinatra's "You Only Live Twice"; and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better," from 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me. The album also features memorable tunes sung by Tom Jones, Lulu, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Rita Coolidge, Louis Armstrong, Madonna, Sheena Easton and more.
A deluxe, two-CD version of Best of Bond subtitled 50 Years -- 50 Tracks offers a bonus disc that features various songs and incidental compositions that also appeared in Bond films. Among the tracks included are songs from Bassey, Marvin Hamlisch, The Pretenders and k.d. lang.
Best of Bond will be available for pre-order on Friday, which also has been declared Global James Bond Day. As part of the initiative, a wide variety of Bond-themed events will take place around the world.