Thursday, July 11, 2013

Score Sample - 007 Takes the Lektor - John Barry

While the James Bond theme by Monty Norman is considered one of the most familiar pieces of film music out there, did you know that John Barry attempted to different James Bond themes during the 1960s? Neither one really captured the imagination like the classic tune, but they are both really good. The first attempt was for the film From Russia With Love, where he composed what he called his "007 Theme". You can hear it used in this track "007 takes the Lektor", but Barry used it a in a couple of other Bond films including You Only Live Twice and Moonraker.


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    1. Yep, it's one of my favorites. It also inspired the work of future composers. I can think at least two examples from Japanese animation that have similar tracks: Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

      Thanks for reading and posting!