9780199358854-0199358850-The Music of James Bond

The Music of James Bond

ISBN-13: 9780199358854
ISBN-10: 0199358850
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Burlingame, Jon
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199358854
ISBN-10: 0199358850
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Burlingame, Jon
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Burlingame, Jon wrote The Music of James Bond comprising 320 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199358850 and 9780199358854. Since then The Music of James Bond textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales.

Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music (including a reader-friendly analysis of each score) from the last-minute creation of the now-famous "James Bond Theme" in Dr. No to John Barry's trend-setting early scores for such films as Goldfinger and Thunderball. We learn how synthesizers, disco and modern electronica techniques played a role in subsequent scores, and how composer David Arnold reinvented the Bond sound for the 1990s and beyond.

The book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Burlingame examines the decades-long controversy over authorship of the Bond theme; how Frank Sinatra almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Madonna turned Bond songs into chart-topping hits. The author shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved, and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace.

New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details--temperamental artists, unexpected hits, and the convergence of great music and unforgettable imagery--make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans. This paperback edition is brought up-to-date with a new chapter on Skyfall.

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