Best of Bond... James Bond
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Best of Bond... James BondThis is really cool, and the perfect thing to get you psyched for the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, in theaters Nov. 9. Read more about that here.

If you love James Bond music — and who doesn’t? — Capitol Records released a compilation of Bond theme music on Oct. 9, 2012.

Best of Bond… James Bond is a 2-disc set that includes 50 tracks from all the Bond movies to celebrate 50 years of James Bond movies. Yes, 50!

Cool, huh? And we’re giving one away right here, right now.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Sat., Nov. 17, 2012. Tell us your favorite James Bond actor: Roger Moore, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig (Jane’s favorite!).

Here’s the rundown on the set:


1. James Bond Theme – The John Barry Orchestra [from Dr. No, 1962]
2. From Russia With Love – Matt Monro [from From Russia With Love, 1963]
3. Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey [from Goldfinger, 1964]
4. Thunderball – Tom Jones [from Thunderball, 1965]
5. You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra [from You Only Live Twice, 1967]
6. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – The John Barry Orchestra [from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969]
7. We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong [from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969]
8. Diamonds Are Forever – Shirley Bassey [from Diamonds Are Forever, 1971]
9. Live And Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings [from Live And Let Die, 1973]
10. The Man With The Golden Gun – Lulu [from The Man With The Golden Gun, 1974]
11. Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon [from The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977]
12. Moonraker – Shirley Bassey [from Moonraker, 1979]
13. For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton [from For Your Eyes Only, 1981]
14. All Time High – Rita Coolidge [from Octopussy, 1983]
15. A View To A Kill – Duran Duran [from A View To A Kill, 1985]
16. The Living Daylights – A-Ha [from The Living Daylights, 1987]
17. Licence To Kill – Gladys Knight [from Licence To Kill, 1989]
18. GoldenEye (Single Edit) – Tina Turner [from GoldenEye, 1995]
19. Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow [from Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997]
20. The World Is Not Enough – Garbage [from The World Is Not Enough, 1999]
21. Die Another Day – Madonna [from Die Another Day, 2002]
22. You Know My Name – Chris Cornell [from Casino Royale, 2006]
23. Another Way To Die – Jack White & Alicia Keys [from Quantum Of Solace, 2008]


1. Dr. No’s Fantasy – The Monty Norman Orchestra [from Dr. No, 1962]
2. Under The Mango Tree – Diana Coupland [from Dr. No, 1962]
3. 007 – The John Barry Orchestra [from From Russia With Love, 1963]
4. Opening Titles (Medley): James Bond Is Back/From Russia With Love/James Bond Theme – The John Barry Orchestra [from From Russia With Love, 1963]
5. Into Miami – The John Barry Orchestra [from Goldfinger, 1964]
6. The Laser Beam – The John Barry Orchestra [from Goldfinger, 1964]
7. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Shirley Bassey [submitted for Thunderball but not included in film, 1965]
8. Switching The Body – The John Barry Orchestra [from Thunderball, 1965]
9. Capsule in Space – The John Barry Orchestra [from You Only Live Twice, 1967]
10. Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown – Nina [from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969]
11. Bond Smells a Rat – The John Barry Orchestra [from Diamonds Are Forever, 1971]
12. Fillet Of Soul-New Orleans/Live And Let Die/Fillet Of Soul-Harlem (Medley) – The George Martin Orchestra featuring B.J. Arnau [from Live And Let Die, 1973]
13. Underground Lair – The John Barry Orchestra [from Live And Let Die, 1973]
14. Hip’s Trip – The John Barry Orchestra [from The Man With The Golden Gun, 1974]
15. The Pyramids – Marvin Hamlisch [from The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977]
16. Cable Car And Snake Fight – The John Barry Orchestra [from Moonraker, 1979]
17. Make It Last All Night – Bill Conti featuring Rage [from For Your Eyes Only, 1981]
18. The Chase Bomb Theme – The John Barry Orchestra [from Octopussy, 1983]
19. Snow Job – The John Barry Orchestra [from A View To A Kill, 1985]
20. Where Has Everybody Gone – The Pretenders [from The Living Daylights, 1987]
21. If There Was a Man – The Pretenders [closing credits song from The Living Daylights, 1987]
22. The Experience Of Love – Eric Serra [from GoldenEye, 1995]
23. James Bond Theme – Moby (Moby’s Re-Version) [inspired by the UA motion picture Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997]
24. Surrender – k.d. lang [closing credits song from Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997]
25. Only Myself To Blame – Scott Walker [from The World Is Not Enough, 1999]
26. Vesper – David Arnold [from Casino Royale, 2006]
27. Time To Get Out – David Arnold [from Quantum Of Solace, 2008]

And to get you geared up for Skyfall, here’s the latest trailer:


  1. Got to agree with Jane on this one! The rest of the bonds are classic and each suave and sophisticated in their own way, but Daniel Craig’s version of the character is so down to earth and realistic!  With this soundtrack, I’ll be set for Skyfall!  Thanks, hope to win!

  2. Daniel Craig ,is my favorite Bond he is the darkly handsome ,haunted character that Ian Fleming wrote about , and I love that he looks like he can kick ass, and like his ass has been kicked…. alot!

  3. SO TOUGH!!!  I’m going to say Daniel Craig because he has brought the series into the 21st century while still keeping the integrity of the character that was established by Sean Connery.  Obviously I love Sean, we all do, right???!!!  But it’s fantastic to see another actor able to so adeptly sink into the role and bring it new life and vigor.  Bond never dies!!!
    P.S.  The title song “Skyfall” by Adele MIGHT just MIGHT be my new favorite.

  4. Daniel Craig, is my favorite James Bond. He’s fit and trim in his slim-cut blue suit and handsome in a slightly jug-eared way.  He has a combination of intense and easy-going features.  Mr Craig looks like a street tough individual who has been barely tamed by fashion design.  He has proved against all odds,  he is our James Bond for several years to come.  James Bond  “Live Long & Prosper” as the music from your  films continue to be listened to and enjoyed by many fans around the world 🙂


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