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Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Sound Track
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
The film Goldfinger firmly established the James Bond franchise as a box-office juggernaut, while the pop success of Shirley Bassey's title song only helped focus attention on the film's score and composer John Barry's key... more »
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The film Goldfinger firmly established the James Bond franchise as a box-office juggernaut, while the pop success of Shirley Bassey's title song only helped focus attention on the film's score and composer John Barry's key musical contributions in setting the mood for the series. But it was the next installment in the British spy's saga, Thunderball, that stands as Barry's most evocative and memorable Bond score. Tom Jones's rendition of the title track has all the muscular bombast of Bassey's previous effort, but Barry's scoring quickly shifts the mood to one of dark mystery. The brassiness of the Goldfinger score is supplanted here by jazz-inflected winds and Barry's distinctive, haunting string arrangements; a nigh-perfect cocktail of action, adventure, and suspense elements. --Jerry McCulley
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Good soundtrack for an underrated Bond film
scottie | Sintra, Portugal | 10/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I always thought that Thunderball was not bad as they say, or slower than other Bonds, thanks to the underwater scenes. I actually think that the entire movie was made with real gusto. Anyway one thing is undenyable, it has a wonderful score that fits in every part of the mov, in action cues or the mysterious ones(there's a lot of these)The opening track is one of the most famous, it is sung by Tom Jones in a strong way-it was also spoofed in Spy Hard(Leslie Nielsen).
Chateau Flight is as many people say, one of the best in the score- dark and exciting use of Bond theme.
The Spa and Switching the Body(love that sexy first notes!) are the first tracks of many in OST to use Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in instrumental(that occurs in many scenes of the movie) That also occurs in The Bomb, with some differences.
Cape Martinique is a romantic way to show the relationship Bond/Domino with some sad notes of Kiss Kiss again.
Thunderball is a very nice track showed in relaxing notes fitting perfectly in the scene that Bond goes to the Casino.
Death of Fiona, another excellent track in a chachacha type.
Bond Below Disco Volante-the soundtrack tends to be forgettable near the end, however this one includes nice variation of Thunderball
Search For Vulcan- again Kiss Kiss, theme totally arranged for the last track in the middle Barry's theme for 007.After all these Kiss Kiss variations, you'll probably think the soundtrack is repetitive...You're wrong! If you have listen attentively the music during the film you certainly noticed the music is always done in a different way. My only concern is that it could have been more variation of the main theme.
However, it is a must-have for Bondians, it does't include music not placed in the movie, thing will make some people happy.P.S: I'm not hoping for some complete rerelease as some guys do. I know there's not 100% music of the film in it-at least we have more music than From Russia With Love.
I know there's Bond Back in Action, but those themes don't sound like in the movie."