Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Casino Royale [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
The Austin Powers series was hardly the first to spoof James Bond. At the very height of '60s Bondmania, this sprawling, big-budget parody turned the trick, complete with an all-star cast of multiple, dueling Bonds and a b... more »
The Austin Powers series was hardly the first to spoof James Bond. At the very height of '60s Bondmania, this sprawling, big-budget parody turned the trick, complete with an all-star cast of multiple, dueling Bonds and a bubbly romp of a musical score by Burt Bacharach. Indeed, this swingin' slice of '60s pop kitsch seems to have inspired much of Mike Myers's own later Powers musical tack. Anchored by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' jaunty main theme and the Brazilian jazz inflections of Dusty Springfield's sublime interpretation of Bacharach's evergreen "The Look of Love," the collection bounds merrily from blaring orchestral action flourishes through Bacharach's own savory takes on jazz-pop and musical send-ups of everything from vaudeville to international pomp and circumstance. It's a dizzy, lighthearted delight from first track to last. --Jerry McCulley
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L. Der | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In reply to the question from KIRSTEN J. WALSTEDT, I have both CD versions of Varese Sarabande's CASINO ROYALE. Both versions have the same 13 tracks, but the 2nd version has two major improvements over the first: 1. It has far superior audio quality---which justifies buying it even if you already have the 1st version. 2. The 2nd comes with an informative booklet with narrative about the movie and the soundtrack.
Also, I prefer the cd cover of the 1st version which is the original poster art for the movie, so I inserted it into the 2nd version's jewel case---which gives me the best of both worlds.
As for the score itself, I think the Oscar-nominated "The Look of Love" is the best love theme ever written for a film and was wrongly not awarded an Oscar. Mike Myers has said the song inspired him to develop the Austin Powers movies and he pays tribute to the song by using it in his first Austin Powers movie in the hot tub scene with Lotta Fagina.
This 2nd version cd is definitely a must-have for those seeking the absolute best in film music."
Fantastic quality, great music, missing one song :(
Richard C. Drew | Oak Lawn, IL USA | 11/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember when the movie came out - I was just a kid, and loved the soundtrack back then. I had the Beta, then VHS, and finally the DVD of the movie. I finally decided to get the soundtrack - and am sorry I waited so long! This must be remastered, because the quality is perfect. My only complaint - the end theme is missing the lyrics. You know "Seven James Bonds at Casino Royale, they had to save the gal and the world at Casino Royal..." "...six of them went to a heavenly spot, the seventh one's going to a place where it's terribly...h o t."
There is a CD booklet with a short history of the movie and a bevy of interesting behind the scenes trivia and facts.
I caught the movie on cable a couple of days ago, hence the impetus to add the soundtrack to my collection. And iPod. Look, for a "flop" the movie has stood the test of time. It's on more often than successes from the era! How many so called flops from 40 years ago still sell DVD's and soundtracks?
Don't have the movie yet? Here 'tis! Casino Royale"
Let's just talk about The Look of Love
mikelotus | ashburn, va United States | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I also own the vinyl single from Classic Records on 180 gram vinyl. One side is at 33 rpm and blows away the CD version. The other side is at 45 rpm and is one of the best recordings, maybe the best?, that I have ever heard. From 1967? You can hear the clicks of the saxophone keys. The air vibrating the sax's reed. Dusty's voice, so precise, so unbelievable. And when Herb's trumpet comes in at the end, you wish it could last forever. Download that on your iPod. Hah!"