Various Artists

Mission Accomplished: Themes for Spies

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Released to cash in on the success of Tom Cruise's revamping of Mission Impossible and Pierce Brosnan's first James Bond adventure, Goldeneye, Hip-O's Mission Accomplished: Themes for Spies contains 14 familiar themes, all culled from spy or cop movies or television shows. It's a silly idea, and the disc was targeted at kitsch-loving lounge revivalists, but it works surprisingly well, offering good versions (not necessarily the original versions, mind you) of such songs as "Mission: Impossible," "The James Bond Theme," "Secret Agent Man," "Miami Vice," "Axel F.," "The Avengers," "Baretta's Theme," "Goldfinger," "Theme from 'Hill Street Blues'" and "The Ipcress File."

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