James Bond Theme free piano sheet music by James Bond 007
About the song
"James Bond Theme", one of the most famous movie scores, is the main musical theme of "James Bond" films.
It was released in 1962, with the first one of the films, named "Doctor No".
It is featured in the gun barrel sequence of Adele's song, the 1965 "Thunderball", the 1999 "The World Is Not Enough", the 2008 "Quantum of Solace", the 1969 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and the 2006 "Casino Royale".
The song was written by Monty Norman who has earned nearly half a million pounds over the years from royalties.
It was produced by John Barry, who was later chosen to compose the soundtracks for another eleven more "James Bond" movies.
The inspiration for the song was "Good Sign Bad Sign", which was featured in the musical "A House for Mr Biswas", also composed by Monty Norman.
"James Bond Theme" was featured on the "Completing the Circle" album, released in 2005 by the composer.
The song was initially recorded on June 21st, 1962 and the instruments which were used in the production include a solo guitar, five saxophones, a rhythm section and nine brass.
A guitar riff can also be heart in the initial version which was played Vic Flick.
The song has been modified with each film, depending on the musical tastes of the specific era. The versions are meant to depict the locations and the style of the movie as well as the character.
"James Bond Theme" was covered by hundreds of singer, throughout the five decades that have passed since the original release. This list includes The Ventures, Danny Davis, The Art of Noise, Stanley Black, Hugo Montenegro, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Ferrante and Teicher, George Martin Orchestra, Franck Pourcel, Ray Barretto, Leroy Holmes, Billy Strange, The Four Esquires and many others.
The song appeared on the video games "Guitar Hero World Tour", "James Bond 007", "Fallout: New Vegas" and others.
"James Bond Theme" is one of the most famous movie scores in history and its enduring effect can be seen with each "James Bond" film. It has been around us for decades, as it became an integrated part of the popular film. It received major recognition which consists in the public's preference for it and also in the many awards it won, as well as the critical acclaim.
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