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The Music of James Bond$
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Jon Burlingame

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199863303

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.001.0001

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“… we have all the time in the world …”

“… we have all the time in the world …”

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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The Music of James Bond

Jon Burlingame

Oxford University Press

Sean Connery leaves the Bond series and is replaced, for a single film, by Australian actor George Lazenby. For John Barry — now the recipient of three Oscars for his non-Bond film scores — the assignment was to reinforce, musically, that this new fellow is James Bond. He writes an instrumental theme for the credits (“On Her Majesty's Secret Service”) and a love theme for Bond's new romantic interest, played by Diana Rigg (“We Have All the Time in the World”) with Hal David lyrics. For the latter, Barry recruited aging jazz performer Louis Armstrong (and their recording would become a hit after its use in an English beer commercial 25 years later). Barry employed the then-new Moog synthesizer throughout the score, making OHMSS the first major studio films to use this new technology so prominently; legendary producer Phil Ramone joined Barry in London for the 1969 recording.

Keywords:   John Barry, Hal David, Louis Armstrong, Phil Ramone, George Lazenby, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, We Have All the Time in the World

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