Going through the new releases on iTunes today, I came across Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project which has finally got an iTunes release.
I’ve got the original CD release back from 1997, which I picked up after seeing a documentary about the making of the album. Although David Arnold is now very much associated with James Bond having written the soundtrack for every James Bond film since Tomorrow Never Dies. This is the album that got him the job – John Barry having recommended him after hearing this album.
The album is eleven tracks, each a reworking of a well known James Bond song, but performed by a contemporary artist. So in amongst my favourites amongst the tracks we have a Chrissie Hynde take on Live and Let Die, Martin Fry doing Thunderball, and Propellerheads covering On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.