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From John Barry to Billie Eilish, the unique soundtracks for 007

Billie Eilish is the young American singer who signed the last James Bond credits. Dying can wait. On French screens on October 6. James Bond’s music is the theme of the saga’s songs, first by composer John Barry, then by Shirley Bassey or Paul McCartney. After Adele, the young American singer dominated the 21st century.

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Thanks to the original opus, James Bond from Doctor Who (1962), the musical signature is there, a theme between phlegm and adrenaline. “James Bond wouldn’t have become a cult on this level without music.” The vinyl debut of a double album of 007 soundtracks composed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra has been revealed to AFP’s Cyril Roux, publisher of Digger Factory.

History holds film music icon John Barry above all his names.Macadam Cowboy, Out of Africainter alia). But the main screen has been signed by another lesser-known composer, Monty Norman. The producers aren’t fans of the material and ask Barry to edit it: the genius composer’s touch does the rest. Barry then prints his temps, sharing his initials a total of twelve times during Bond’s tenure (between 1962 and 1987). “Barry is a musical staple in the Bond household.” The designer of the discography collection summarizes for AFP Stéphane Leroy Listen to movies!Worked with the maestro.

The wonderful discovery of the producers is to make the credits sing. Gold finger (1964) was a turning point and pushed Shirley Bassey to the top of the charts. She will only sing three times in Bond, adding Diamonds are forever (1971) and moonraker (1979) Barry always says: “Shirley Bassey fits perfectly with Bond’s musical style.”

For Goldfinger, she remembers that her master asked her to hold the last note to the extreme. “When we finished I thought I was going to die (laughs).” But the reward is there. “It was my first success and the only one in my career.”she repeated.

b moonrakershe humbly commented: “I did it for John Barry.” More than a pretty formula: She knows she’s not the first choice – the other essays remain in the drawer – but here she saves the Bond-Barry double.

After Barry’s first time, Bond joins another “B” featuring stars from the Beatles galaxy. Legendary Fab Four producer George Martin is at the helm. Live and die (1973) and Wings, Paul McCartney’s band, signed the credits. “Maka” wrote the title track with his wife Linda. This hit was taken by Guns N’ Roses and the political show will be praised The moment of truth In France.

Live and dieIt is also “a Caesar” with a separation between the credit song composer and the music of the film. “It’s the exact point that keeps Barry from coming back for the last time. He will not die tomorrow. (1997, Pierce Brosnan time) Because, contractually, a credit song is not guaranteed; Stephane Lerouge explains. Tina Turner relies on the backbone of U2 (Bono, The Edge). Golden eye (1995), and the rest of the soundtrack is handled by Eric Serra.

In the 21st century, Adele won an Oscar for original song for Skyfall (2012). “It’s a big slap in the face,” underlined Cyril Roux. “I’m a fan of Daniel Craig – Sean Connery has this animal side – and there the music fits perfectly.”

“Barry created the Bondian canon, the viewer (named, this is the name of 007’s enemy organization, editor’s note) hovering over the musical details. Sky Fall It’s a very intimate and elegant tribute to the neo-barian style of exercise.”Stephane Lerouge in abundance.

And Billie Eilish, chosen Dying can wait.Daniel Craig’s last appearance? Shirley Bassey walks in and knocks him down. The biggest issue : She did a great job.

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