Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney, Others On Bond Hits Collection

Decades before Austin Powers was shagging chicks and getting randy, one secret agent, known by the code name 007, was doing the same, but with a bit more subtlety.

His name: Bond… James Bond. And just like the Powers franchise, the 007 films are identifiable not only by their gadgets, femme fatales and bad guys, but also by their music. That’s the thinking behind the upcoming 19-track collection, “The Best Of Bond… James Bond,” which collects songs from past Bond films.

The album, due in stores on October 19, starts with the Monty Norman Orchestra’s “James Bond Theme,” from the first 007 flick, 1962′s “Dr. No,” and ends with Sheryl Crow’s “Tomorrow Never Dies” from the 1997 film of the same name.

One Bond song not available on the album is Garbage’s “The World Is Not Enough.” That film will be released on November 19, and the single and video should be out about a month earlier (see “Garbage Puts Bond To Bed; B-Sides,
Remixes Up Next”
).

The complete track list for “The Best Of Bond… James Bond” is as follows:

  • The Monty Norman Orchestra – “James Bond Theme” (1962′s “Dr. No”)
  • Shirley Bassey – “Goldfinger” (1964′s “Goldfinger”)
  • Carly Simon – “Nobody Does It Better” (1977′s “The Spy Who Loved Me”)
  • Duran Duran – “A View To A Kill” (1985′s “A View To A Kill”)
  • Sheena Easton – “For Your Eyes Only” (1981′s “For Your Eyes Only”)
  • Louis Armstrong – “We Have All The Time In The World” (1969′s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”)
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – “Live And Let Die” (1973′s “Live And Let Die”)
  • Rita Coolidge – “All Time High” (1983′s “Octopussy”)
  • a-ha – “The Living Daylights” (1987′s “The Living Daylights”)
  • Gladys Knight – “License To Kill” (1989′s “License To Kill”)
  • Matt Monro – “From Russia With Love” (1963′s “From Russia With Love”)
  • Tom Jones – “Thunderball” (1965′s “Thunderball”)
  • Nancy Sinatra – “You Only Live
    Twice” (1967′s “You Only Live Twice”)
  • Shirley Bassey – “Moonraker” (1979′s “Moonraker”)
  • The John Barry Orchestra – “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969′s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”)
  • Lulu – “The Man With The Golden Gun” (1974′s “The Man With The Golden Gun”)
  • Shirley Bassey – “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971′s “Diamonds Are Forever”)
  • Tina Turner – “GoldenEye” (1995′s “GoldenEye”)
  • Sheryl Crow – “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997′s “Tomorrow Never Dies”)

– Brian Ives