The Complete James Bond Themes

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Discover the stories behind some of the most famous movie themes ever written.

The Complete James Bond Themes explores the history of the iconic songs that have accompanied the famous opening credits of the James Bond films. This fascinating companion looks at more than 50 years of 007 themes from the creation of the original James Bond Theme to the first ever number one hit more than five decades later.

With contributions from writers, artists, composers and Bond experts, this is the definitive guide to the themes that have become as important to the enduring popularity of James Bond as the cars, gadgets and villains.

Find out who originally recorded the theme to Goldfinger, why the writers of Licence to Kill ended up paying royalties to John Barry and what Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bono, Pulp, Blondie and Ace of Base have to do with the film series.

I’ve written extensively on the music of 007 and have appeared regularly on TV and radio. You may have seen me on the Victoria Derbyshire Show (BBC2) or the BBC News Channel in the run-up to the release of Spectre in 2015. You may also have heard me on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast with Nicky Campbell, BBC London 94.9, BBC 5 Live Evening, BBC 6 Music, Radio Wales, Radio Scotland, The Mark Forrest Show on National BBC Radio, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Tees, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Newcastle, BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Somerset, BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Cumbria.

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