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Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
One of the most debated over and sought after audiophile titles, Casino Royale has graced many "Top Ten" lists for decades. This quirky soundtrack, to the equally zany James Bond spoof, features music and arrangements b... more »
One of the most debated over and sought after audiophile titles, Casino Royale has graced many "Top Ten" lists for decades. This quirky soundtrack, to the equally zany James Bond spoof, features music and arrangements by the prolific and very hip Burt Bacharach. The highlight of the set is a breathy rendition of The Look of Love, by the late Dusty Springfield. The main theme and supporting incidental music are by Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass. The sound captured by the young engineer (but soon-to-be Super Producer, Phil Ramone) is still stunning, more than 30 years later.
This is the hi-resolution DVD-Audio version
silvahalo | Washington, DC United States | 03/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The vinyl LP pressing of this title has often been regarded as one of the best high fidelity recordings among audiophiles. This version is a dual sided disc with one layer encoded at 24/96 (for DVD Video players) and the other at 24/192 (for DVD Audio players). The uncompressed 24/192 side has quite an astounding range for such an old recording. I find myself pulling out the LP less and listening to this. btw, this recording is NOT 5.1 surround but hi-rez stereo. Very enjoyable. As close as you can get to listening to the master tapes!"
I always liked this Soundtrack
gobirds2 | New England | 11/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Burt Bacharach's score really captures the vitality of the 60's with this soundtrack to CASINO ROYALE. The title theme performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass was just so IN and carefree. Times were changing and tastes in morality and music were in a state of flux. Whereas the official James Bond film series stayed mainstream, CASINO ROYALE definitely seemed like an entry in the pop culture of those times and this album really captures that madcap nature right in the midst of all those goings-on. You can listen to this album and find that this is where it still happens. Dusty Springfield's performance of "The Look of Love" is so poetically erotic."