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Shirley BasseyThe Bond Collection - The 30th Anniversary

Label:Icon Music Group – ICOMCD007
Format:
CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style:Easy Listening

Tracklist

1View To A Kill
Written-ByDuran Duran, Barry*
2Nobody Does It Better
Written-BySager*, Hamlisch*
3From Russia With Love
Written-ByL. Bart*
4We Have All The Time In The World
Written-ByDavid*, Barry*
5You Only Live Twice
Written-ByBarry*, Bricuss*
6Diamonds Are Forever
Written-ByBlack*, Barry*
7Live And Let Die
Written-ByMcCartney*, McCartney*
8Moonraker
Written-ByDavid*, Barry*
9For Your Eyes Only
Written-ByConti*, Leeson*
10All Time High
Written-ByBarry*, Rice*
11Thunderball
Written-ByBlack*, Barry*
12Goldfinger
Written-ByNewley*, Barry*, Bricuss*
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Credits

Notes

The writing credit for track 1, View To A Kill, is given as 'J. Downes'. This is incorrect, one of a number of errors and spelling mistakes on this release.
All songs were re-recorded with new arrangements.

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
The Bond Collection - The 30th Anniversary (Cassette, Album)Icon Music GroupICOMC007UK1992
New Submission
The Bond Collection - The 30th Anniversary (CD, Album)David Gresham RecordsCDDGR 1245South Africa1992
New Submission
Bassey Sings Bond (Cassette, Compilation)TringMCJHD1151993
Recently Edited
Bassey Sings Bond (CD, Album, Reissue)TringJHD115EuropeUnknown
New Submission
Shirley Bassey Sings Bond (CD, Album)Tring International PLCKA011UKUnknown

Reviews

  • 35capade's avatar
    35capade
    The Bond Collection was one of many releases in 1992 to cash-in / celebrate the 30th anniversary of the start of the official series of James Bond films with Dr. No (1962). These releases were of varying quality and interest, but the chance to hear Shirley Bassey's first take on some legendary 007 theme songs was highly anticipated. The album contains 12 tracks, including new recordings of Shirley's three original Bond themes (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker), alongside her take on nine more, from 1963's From Russia With Love to Duran Duran's A View To A Kill (1985).

    Unfortunately, this album is a shambles. Whilst Shirley's voice is in fine form the production and 'orchestration' is well below par. The synthesized backing tracks give the feel of a homemade recording and the sound is tinny and lo-fi. Everything about this album feels amateur, even down to the liner notes and credits which contain a number of errors and spelling mistakes.

    From a fan's point-of-view this is a missed opportunity and it's unlikely that Shirley will attempt another collection of Bond themes - these remain her only Bond theme recordings to date (except versions of her own originals and her recording of You Only Live Twice for her 2008 album Get THE Party Started). Owing to the poor quality of the production Shirley Bassey successfully sued the record label and this album was deleted almost as soon as it came out. It remains an intriguing addition to Shirley Bassey's 50+ year output, but still a major disappointment.

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