Bond Cover Version Albums

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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,628MI6 Agent
    speaking of the great LP artwork upthread, I gotta point out
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    Come Spy With Us is done in the style of the early 60s painted PAN paperbacks

    and
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    Music To Read James Bond By uses exactly the font of the early 60s Signets
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,374MI6 Agent
    I like that Pan one, I've not seen that before.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 32,024Chief of Staff
    I can't find his version of Goldfinger on youtube, but here is:
    The James Bond Theme
    Thunderball
    Surrender

    Have just listened, not bad.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Posts: 252MI6 Agent
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    'Not From Where I'm Standing', a James Bond title track cover album by The Wedding Present and Friends.

    Also proceeds go toward the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).
    James Bond Australia - Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

    Bond on the Box - Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LetterBoxd | YouTube
  • kristopherm3kristopherm3 Posts: 72MI6 Agent
    Red_Snow wrote:
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    'Not From Where I'm Standing', a James Bond title track cover album by The Wedding Present and Friends.

    Also proceeds go toward the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

    Is this available in a high-quality download anywhere? I don't purchase physical albums.
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,406MI6 Agent
    edited January 14
    This month's 'Infinity' magazine (#32) features an article on Geoff Love's career, including, of course, his various mfp (Music for Pleasure) movie/ TV theme cover albums of the 70s (Bond among them).
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Posts: 252MI6 Agent
    Red_Snow wrote:
    The-Wedding-Presents-Not-From-Where-Im-Standing.jpg

    'Not From Where I'm Standing', a James Bond title track cover album by The Wedding Present and Friends.

    Also proceeds go toward the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

    Is this available in a high-quality download anywhere? I don't purchase physical albums.

    It's available on Apple Music.
    James Bond Australia - Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

    Bond on the Box - Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LetterBoxd | YouTube
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,628MI6 Agent

    heard this on my local jazz station this morning

    Hammond organist Jimmy Smith's two part recording of Goldfinger, arranged by Oliver Nelson

    part 1

    part 2

    from the 1965 album Monster , rest of the album is not James Bond music


    also found a live version by the same artist, not sure when this was recorded


  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,374MI6 Agent

    Interesting that it's not just a cover of the song but also based in part on a cue from the score- 'Dawn Raid On Fort Knox' I think.

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,507MI6 Agent

    If we're talking cover versions of Bond songs, I have to cite the following entries. There are a lot of no-name singers out their doing YouTube crap but these are by legitimate artists and are of high quality:


    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,628MI6 Agent

    Jaymz Bee, radio host for Toronto's jazz-fm, and onetime frontman for the 80s band the Look People, has put together an album called Music for Secret Agents. with an all star cast of local musicians interpreting classic Bond themes plus other spy music and a couple originals. Biggest names involved: 80s rocker Lee Aaron sings Goldfinger. Rough Trade's Carole Pope sings Diamonds are Forever. This one-sheet pdf lists all involved.

    and there's going to be a live event performing the new album, at Toronto's Paradise Theatre (1006 Bloor West, near Dovercourt) Thursday November 18th 2021, 7pm, with cocktails and film clips. Live band will be Eric St-Laurent (guitar) Jono Grant (keys) Eric Boucher (keys), George Koller (bass), Great Bob Scott (drums), Alison Young (sax) and Bill McBirnie (flute), backing various featured vocalists. Doesn't look like Lee Aaron or Carole Pope will be there, but I'm sure the other singers will be good too.

    I cant figure out how to actually buy this album. It looks as if you can download the album for free from the labels website, but I'm sure Mr Bee will be happy to sell you a physical product if you attend the concert, and I'm sure he'll be happy to talk about James Bond films and spy music.

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