Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Scoring the Series: James Bond

As we celebrate the release of the 24th James Bond film - Spectre, here is a guide to the scoring of each Bond film with a few scoring photos tossed in.   

Dr. No (1962)
Music composed by Monty Norman
[James Bond Theme played by John Barry & Orchestra]
Conducted by Eric Rodgers
Recorded CTS Bayswater, England - June 1962

From Russia With Love (1963)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded CTS Bayswater, England - March 1963

Goldfinger (1964)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded CTS Bayswater, England - July 1964

Thunderball (1965)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at CTS Bayswater, England - October 1965

You Only Live Twice (1967)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at CTS Bayswater, England - April 1967

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at CTS Bayswater, England - October 1969

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at CTS Bayswater, England - October 1971

Live and Let Die (1973)
Music composed by George Martin
Conducted by George Martin
Recorded at AIR Studios, England - April 1973

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at CTS Wembley, England - October 1974

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Music composed by Marvin Hamlisch
Conducted by Marvin Hamlisch
Recorded at AIR Studios, England - April 1977

Moonraker (1979)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at Studio Davout, Paris - April 1979

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Music composed by Bill Conti
Conducted by Bill Conti
Orchestrated by Peter Myers
Recorded at Music Centre Wembley, England

Octopussy (1983)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at Music Centre Wembley, England

A View to a Kill (1985)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Orchestrated by Nic Raine
Recorded at CTS Wembley, England - March/April 1985

The Living Daylights (1987)
Music composed by John Barry
Conducted by John Barry
Recorded at CTS Wembley, England

Licence to Kill (1989)
Music composed by Michael Kamen
Conducted by Michael Kamen
Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra

GoldenEye (1995)
Music composed and performed by Eric Serra
Arrangement/additional music by John Altman
Conducted by John Altman
Symphony recorded at Angel Studios, England

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Music composed by David Arnold
Conducted by Nicholas Dodd
Orchestrated by Nicholas Dodd
Recorded at AIR Lyndhurst, England

The World is Not Enough (1999)
Music composed by David Arnold
Conducted by Nicholas Dodd
Orchestrated by Nicholas Dodd
Recorded at AIR Lyndhurst, England

Die Another Day (2002)
Music composed by David Arnold
Conducted by Nicholas Dodd
Orchestrated by Nicholas Dodd
Recorded at AIR Lyndhurst, England

Casino Royale (2006)
Music composed by David Arnold
Conducted by Nicholas Dodd
Orchestrated by Nicholas Dodd
Recorded at AIR Lyndhurst, England

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Music composed by David Arnold
Conducted by Nicholas Dodd
Orchestrated by Nicholas Dodd
Recorded at AIR Lyndhurst, England

Skyfall (2012)
Music composed by Thomas Newman
Conducted by Thomas Newman
Orchestrated by JAC Redford, Steven Bernstein, Peter Boyer, Carl Johnson
Recorded at Abbey Road, England

Spectre (2015)
Music composed by Thomas Newman
Conducted by Thomas Newman
Orchestrated by JAC Redford
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, England

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