Die Another Day [Music from the Motion Picture]

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
With the release of Die Another Day, James Bond celebrates 40 years on the silver screen -- but his films have never sounded fresher. Each Bond film brings a satisfyingly predictable set of treats: a dashing 007, a dangerous female to pursue, a soundtrack bursting with spins on the soaring Bond theme, and an up-to-the-minute original song that sets the tone. With Pierce Brosnan returning as 007 and the luscious Halle Berry playing the beguiling Jinx, Die Another Day fits the bill with a score from David Arnold Tomorrow Never Dies, the Bond tribute Shaken and Stirred and a sexy single from Madonna. The titular electro-funk workout reconnects the Material Mom with ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
With the release of Die Another Day, James Bond celebrates 40 years on the silver screen -- but his films have never sounded fresher. Each Bond film brings a satisfyingly predictable set of treats: a dashing 007, a dangerous female to pursue, a soundtrack bursting with spins on the soaring Bond theme, and an up-to-the-minute original song that sets the tone. With Pierce Brosnan returning as 007 and the luscious Halle Berry playing the beguiling Jinx, Die Another Day fits the bill with a score from David Arnold Tomorrow Never Dies, the Bond tribute Shaken and Stirred and a sexy single from Madonna. The titular electro-funk workout reconnects the Material Mom with Music man Mirwais, and the lithe single recalls fat beats of "Music," but with bits of orchestration spliced through the mix. Also on the dance tip is the Arnold-produced, Oakie-remixed "James Bond Theme Bond vs. Oakenfold," which smashes club beats against John Barry's resounding theme, carried by a bellowing string section. It's one of several tracks built upon the sturdy, hair-raising theme: "On the Beach" sets an ominous, edgy tone with waves of strings, bleating horn lines, and foreboding synths, and on the pulse-quickening "Hovercraft Chase," the horn and string sections race to the conclusion, neck-and-neck, tailed by a fierce electric guitar line and intensifying electronic beats. Arnold's all-original tracks juxtapose the same elements -- whooshing string sections, bellowing brass, kinetic beats -- to dramatic effect, occasionally aided by location-setting extras, such as the Afro-Cuban rhythms, hip-swiveling piano runs, and sunny brass on "Welcome to Cuba." The 12-minute opus "Antonov" is spiced up by a chiming vocal choir, skittering beats, and haunting vocals from North African/dance singer Natacha Atlas. The disc comes to a tranquil close with "Going Down Together," allowing us to imagine 007 getting, er, intimate with his latest dreamboat -- the final required element in any Bond flick.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
Composer David Arnold conjures everything you'd want in a Bond score: tension, exoticism, strings, gadgetry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/2002
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624834823
  • Catalog Number: 48348
  • Sales rank: 110,790

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Die Another Day by Madonna
  2. 2 Bond vs. Oakenfold (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
  3. 3 Gun Barrel/On The Beach
  4. 4 How Do You Intend To Kill Me Now, Mr. Bond?
  5. 5 Hovercraft Chase
  6. 6 Kiss Of Life
  7. 7 Peaceful Fountains Of Desire
  8. 8 Welcome To Cuba
  9. 9 Jinx Jordan
  10. 10 Wheelchair Access
  11. 11 Jinx And James
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Arnold Primary Artist
Nicholas Dodd Conductor
Natacha Atlas Vocals
John Barclay Trumpet, Soloist
Madonna Vocals
Richard Edwards Trombone, Soloist
David Hartley Piano, Soloist
Peter Lockett Percussion
Technical Credits
Ian Green Programming, Remixing
Kerry Livgren Composer
Steve Walsh Composer
Nicholas Dodd Orchestration
Paul Oakenfold Remixing
David Arnold Programming, Producer, Score Producer
Madonna Composer, Producer
Michel Colombier Composer, String Arrangements
Mark "Spike" Stent Engineer
Geoff Foster Engineer, Engineering
Rob Playford Programming
Anita Camarata Executive Producer
Stephen Hilton Programming
Mirwais Producer
Mirwais Ahmadzaï Composer, Producer
Caresse Henry Executive Producer
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Downhill After the First 3 Songs...

    Madonna's single and the revamped James Bond theme (at first annoying that they "remixed" it, but it grows on you) are the best tracks, but then the songs get bland. Sure, there's that pulsating music and eveything, but it's not what you expect from a James Bond soundtrack, and songs are very short.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madona and Oakenfold make Movie

    Madona rules with her new hit single for the new Bond Movie. Fab vocal, and great instrumental. Oakenfold's remix also adds a new fresh taste for the classic theme. Welcome To Cuba a bit cheesy but all the same a great soundtrack.

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