As 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic James Bond film franchise, in conjunction with EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Capitol/EMI joins the world’s celebration of 007.
Best Of Bond… James Bond, a new commemorative collection of the legendary films’ digitally remastered music, will be released in two configurations on October 9th (October 8th outside of North America).
Best Of Bond… James Bond features the memorable theme songs from all 22 official Bond films and will be available on CD and digitally, and as a deluxe, “50 Years – 50 Tracks” 2CD and digital collection.
On October 5th, the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film, Dr. No, James Bond Day will be celebrated around the world. Best Of Bond… James Bond will be available for pre-order on James Bond Day.
Meanwhile, Adele will premiere her latest recording “Skyfall,” the official theme song to the upcoming 007 adventure of the same name, globally via her official site on Friday, Oct. 5. (Read: Adele’s Theme Song for James Bond Film Skyfall)
The 23-track single-disc edition and deluxe edition of Best Of Bond… James Bond both feature the themes from all 22 Bond films released since 1962, including The John Barry Orchestra’s seminal “James Bond Theme” from Dr. No, with cover art depicting Bond’s “Golden Girl” and the official 50th anniversary logo.
The John Barry Orchestra’s orchestral main theme and Louis Armstrong’s love theme from 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service are both included, and the expanded edition adds several integral score pieces by The John Barry Orchestra and other original songs heard in the films by Dame Shirley Bassey, Marvin Hamlisch, The Pretenders, Moby, k.d. lang, David Arnold, and others.