The Full “007” Catastrophe – 23 October 2010

In Uncategorized on October 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Hosted by Tim “007” Harrison

Put on your trilby hat and suits men and women, get your sheer full-length ball gowns ready…  it’s the Bond thing to do!  Yes, we travelled the Bond music highway and picked up some Garbage, the First Lady of Bond-i-ness as well as a worthy what-the-bloody-hell-was-that entrant. 

We discovered that Bond music is perfect for a Saturday night over a supper or glass of fine wine.  It showcases the other side of some artists and others that are Right At Home in the Bond world. 

On to the playlist…

Main Bond Theme – John Barry’s Orchestra (Dr No)

Casino Royale (Main Theme) – Burt Bacharach (Casino Royale – 1967)

Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger) – A song only outdone (possibly) by the outrageously cool voice of the announcer on the Thames Television special from 1980…

Thunderball – Tom Jones (Thunderball)

GoldenEye – Tina Turner (GoldenEye) – With a split skirt and a new hairdo, everyone can be a Bond Girl!

Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow (Tomorrow Never Dies)

Surrender – k.d. Lang (Tomorrow Never Dies)

You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra (You Only Live Twice)

Bonus Track: Another Way to Die – Jack White & Alicia Key (Quantum of Solace) – This is the title track from the most recent Bond ‘post reboot’

The Man with the Golden Gun – Lulu (The Man with the Golden Gun)

For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton (For Your Eyes Only) – A clip featuring Easton in a Eurovision-worthy outfit…

For Your Eyes Only – Blondie (For Your Eyes Only – not used in the film because they didn’t like it!  But it proved a hit for the group nonetheless)

All Time High – Rita Coolidge (Octopussy)

Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings (Live and Let Die) – Before Guns ‘n’ Roses, there was Sir Paul…

From Russia with Love – Matt Monro (From Russia with Love)

We have all the Time in the World – Louis Armstrong (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

Do You Know how Christmas Trees are Grown? – Nina van Pallandt (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

Never Say Never Again – Lani Hall (Never Say Never Again)

The World is not Enough – Garbage (The World is not Enough) – Music videos by artists commissioned for Bond Title tracks have become very sophisticated and inventive…

Diamonds are Forever – Shirley Bassey (Diamonds are Forever)

A View to a Kill – Duran Duran (A View to a Kill)

Under the Mango Tree – Diana Coupland (Dr No)

Kingston Calypso – Byron Lee & the Dragonaires (Dr No)

Nobody Does it Better – Carly Simon (The Spy Who Loved Me)

The Living Daylights – a-ha (The Living Daylights)

If There was a Man – The Pretenders (The Living Daylights)

Moonraker – Shirley Bassey (Moonraker) – James goes to Outer Space.  Seriously.

Die Another Day – Madonna (Die Another Day) – Here’s what USD$6.1 million can do for you…

James Bond Theme – Moby (Tomorrow Never Dies)

Until next week… be shaken,not stirred!


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