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Anything from FRWL. The one Barry said was the first, real Bond movie. At least, it was the first that sounded like a Bond movie.

Also "Flight Into Space" from Moonraker is transcendent music. Barry as a true artist in that one.

I saw John Barry, live at the Albert Hall, conducting his movie music. The performance included the so called James Bond Suite which are arrangements. Totally amazing to hear live.

It felt like I was watching one of music's few true geniuses right in front of me. I felt privileged just to be there.

He made a couple of jokes about Duran Duran and Aha. The audience laughed.

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They are the two individual soundtracks I have apart from the brilliant bond 50 2x cd, from Russia with love and Moonraker

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Barry hit the chord for me in Goldfinger and Thunderball, that's where I think he found his style and both happen to be my favourite soundtracks from the series.
007 and Counting is a very good piece. Honestly, you could even pick Soviet Capsule as a good space track.
Barry and Space go beautifully together.

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Dirty Punker wrote:

Barry and Space go beautifully together.

Yes, they do! Have you heard Barry's score for The Black Hole? It's one of the best space scores, and it takes a lot from Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antartica. So many space film scores take from there, but it's interesting to hear how everyone interprets it.

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Dirty Punker wrote:

you could even pick Soviet Capsule as a good space track.
Barry and Space go beautifully together.

That rising theme is so hypnotic. It's one of my favourite parts of YOLT.

Barry's work on Thunderball is masterful. On a clean vinyl copy it really resonates. Incredibly atmospheric.

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My top 5 are:

1/ Casino Royale
2/ Quantum of Solace
3/ From Russia with Love
4/ Goldfinger
5/ Skyfall

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I'd struggle as much with Ranking these as I do the films,  in the context of the scores accompanying the films. When I listen to the soundtracks in the car or at home I definitely have favourites but they are dictated by mood,  TB has some cracking tracks as does DAF,  I love arnold's work on Cr and qos  too.  Ohmss has to be right up there for obvious reasons.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Very difficult...

TLD
TND
GE
OHMSS

DAF
MR
OP
AVTAK

TWINE
DAD
QOS
CR

FYEO
LALD
TMWTGG

YOLT
TB
GF

TSWLM
LTK

NSNA
DN
FRWL

That's 23 incl. NSNA.
As for the last two scores, they don't even count in my eyes, they are simply a crime and EON should be ashamed of itself.

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I'm not a ranker  ajb007/wink  as trying to choose  a Bond film etc is like trying to pick a
favourite  from your children ( but it would be the first one ) ajb007/biggrin  With OHMSS
they made my perfect Bond film  it's also my favourite Book and quite possibly
my favourite soundtrack.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I'm not a ranker  ajb007/wink  as trying to choose  a Bond film etc is like trying to pick a
favourite  from your children ( but it would be the first one ) ajb007/biggrin  With OHMSS
they made my perfect Bond film  it's also my favourite Book and quite possibly
my favourite soundtrack.

+1 ajb007/cheers

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The TLD is my favorite, very good score by John Barry.  I've listened the CD to death (not literally, the CD is still in great condition.  It's a go to for modern John Barry Bond music.  Some it's cues sprang up in my head as default Bond music while I was reading Fleming's LALD novel for the first time recently.

For some reason, I really like DAF soundtrack.  It's music was one of the more memorable ones, when I was buying the CD soundtracks.  Goldfinger is top-notch, of course.

I quite like some of the one-off composer soundtracks. LALD and FYEO.  Some of FYEO's Olympic sports theme sound makes me laugh or smile, it's a little bit daft, but I like it.  I particularly like the track for when Melina's minisub is hunting for the sunken ship, one of my favorite renditions of the JB theme.  The Goldeneye soundtrack is very different, I know; I don't think it works well as an isolated listening experience, but I do think it works well as part of the movie (or as music for driving, its fun to listen to in that context).

I like David Arnold's music, but TND comes on a little strong; TWINE feels like a more measured and relaxed soundtrack to my ears.

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If I am going to choose a favorite, I would have to go with Goldfinger. It was my first Bond movie and my first soundtrack. In the far off days before the existence of home video, a soundtrack was the best link I had to “relive”the movies. I listened to the GF soundtrack so often that I have it memorized. I have actually watched the movie unable to hear the audio portion, buy can “hear the dialog and soundtrack perfectly from memory. That being said, I also have to sing the praises for John Barry’s work on all his Bond soundtracks. He made each of them distinctive enough that I can identify to which movie each of them belongs. The Barry music made each of them unique, and for some of the movies, which will remain nameless, the Barry soundtrack is the best part of the entire movie. The Barry soundtracks have a rich, sometimes lush, sound that none of the other artist composers for the series can match. They defined Bond and remain unparalleled today.