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Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Devin Zydel | New York | 11/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Barry returns again with another masterpiece. Shirley Bassey for her second time performs the title song with sensational class and charm. Don Black returns with the title song lyrics. This soundtrack also features the classic "007" theme with track To Hell with Blofeld. Also heavily featured on this CD is quite a lot of lounge Las Vegas music such as tracks Circus Circus and Tiffany Case. There are also two Diamonds are Forever instrumental tracks that are featured on this soundtrack. All in all, one of the best 007 soundtracks and throughly enjoyable."
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skedaddle | CA USA | 10/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This excellent CD can be summed up in two words: woefully incomplete.Perhaps some of John Barry's best work on the Bond series, "Diamonds'" music accurately captures the hazed, odd quality of this movie that makes it one of the most fascinating 007 outings. Shirley Bassey's rapturous title track makes it on this album in its luxurious entirety, along with two other versions (one in Tiffany's flat, the other from the Whyte House) that are equally entrancing. The satellite theme "007 and Counting" makes it here in grand form, and Barry fans will be delighted with the interpretation of Barry's own Bond theme in "To Hell with Blofeld" to close the CD. Also don't miss "Moon Buggy Ride" which has something for everyone: a light, lilting romp, a bombastic chase, and then the lustrous, lascivious sax tones of the title, all rolled into one great track -- and "Q's Trick", an entertaining jingle with a compelling sweet swing.Now, the bad news: about half the film music didn't make it (a sin when the CD is barely 35 minutes long). Particularly egregious is the complete omission of the pre-title music and almost none of the fight cues, and the absolutely fabulous Wint and Kidd theme is relegated to a bare minute-and-a-half on track 5 "Death at the Whyte House" and a miniature cue on track 8. Bond's stroll around the Whyte House also failed to appear, and there is no Norman Bond theme except for a snippet on track 2. Sacrilege! You can get an almost perfect version of the Wint/Kidd theme on "Bond Back in Action" if you're really desperate (I was), but the rest is seemingly lost unless MGM relents and releases a remaster.Even as it is, this is great stuff, and worthy of your CD player and hard-earned dollars. But can we please get the rest of the music? Please?"
I don't understand why people be dissin' this, yo?
Greg | Silver Spring, MD USA | 03/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this cd. Some reviewers say that the tracks get boring or whatever, but they don't. And I feel that the two instrumental versions of "Diamonds Are Forever" are fine. I like the jazzy-feel of this cd. One of my favorite tracks is #4, "Circus, Circus." I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this track in their reviews. Anyway, the reason it only gets four is because they left several good tracks out on this cd. The music itself is worth five stars."