On Her Majesty's Secret Service [Bonus Tracks]

On Her Majesty's Secret Service [Bonus Tracks]

by John Barry
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''On Her Majesty's Secret Service'' represents what is possibly the best work from quintessential Bond composer John Barry. The introduction of George Lazenby as the new James Bond allowed Barry to introduce a powerful new theme. While the familiar ''James Bond Theme'' still makes a couple of appearances, the ''OHMSS'' theme dominates the soundtrack, but in a good way. There's also ''We Have All the Time In the World,'' one of the great Louis Armstrong's final new recordings, and numerous variations on that theme. All in all, a brilliantly written soundtrack to one of the most underrated Bond films, and the 2003 extended version is a must-own for both Bond fans and aficionados of film music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the composition that would definitively demonstrate the power of the music in the Bond movies. Being I'm 46, I remember every opening of a Bond film. OHMSS brought a hesitant audience into the theaters, but within 1 minute John Barry had you all strapped in and feeling comfortable about the changing of the guard. By the end of the movie it was apparent that Barry had composed a masterpiece. I remember everyone being more interested in the music than the movie. The 37 minute OHMSS Soundtrack I purchased 33 years ago didn't seem to satisfy my memory of the 140 minute movie I'd listened to. It was bad enough to have sacrificed precious composition time for "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?" It's about time we get Barry's music in order.