Various Artists

The Best of James Bond

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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares

The Best of Bond ... James Bond celebrates over three decades worth of Bond theme songs, including "The James Bond Theme," Shirley Bassey's legendary "Goldfinger," "Moonraker," "Diamonds Are Forever," and Lulu's "The Man with the Golden Gun." Other Bond divas like Sheena Easton ("For Your Eyes Only"), Carly Simon ("Nobody Does It Better"), and Rita Coolidge ("All Time High") are also represented, and Tom Jones' appropriately booming "Thunderball" and Paul McCartney & Wings' "Live and Let Die" are among the album's other highlights. Tina Turner's "Goldeneye" and Sheryl Crow's "Tomorrow Never Dies" bring the collection into the '90s, just in time for the release of 1999's Bond installment, The World Is Not Enough.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Monty Norman Orchestra 01:45 SpotifyAmazon
2 Shirley Bassey 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
3 Carly Simon 03:29 SpotifyAmazon
4 Duran Duran 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
5 Sheena Easton 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
6 Louis Armstrong 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
7 Wings 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
8 Rita Coolidge 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
9 a-ha 04:14 SpotifyAmazon
10 Gladys Knight 05:13 SpotifyAmazon
11 Matt Monro 02:32 SpotifyAmazon
12 Tom Jones 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
13 Nancy Sinatra 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
14 Shirley Bassey 03:07 SpotifyAmazon
15 John Barry & His Orchestra 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
16 Lulu 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
17 Shirley Bassey 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
18 Tina Turner 04:46
19 Sheryl Crow 04:47 SpotifyAmazon
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