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Bond: Back in Action 2
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Performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic

Conducted by:
Nic Raine

Produced by:
James Fitzpatrick
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Silva Screen
(November 14th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you're an enthusiast of John Barry's complete scores for the Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton era of James Bond music.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear the standard performances of the title themes for each score on the compilation, for the purpose of this re-recorded presentation is to highlight the action and conversational underscore of each work.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,150
WRITTEN 10/23/00, REVISED 7/30/08
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Bond: Back in Action 2: (Compilation) Almost one year after releasing the first album of this series, spanning Dr. No to Diamonds are Forever, the Silva Screen label delivered on its promise to continue its re-recordings of famous James Bond underscores with the City of Prague Philharmonic. Like the first album, this second compilation concentrates on the best action and conversational score cues while providing a minimum of the over-recorded themes themselves. Beginning with The Man with the Golden Gun and concluding with Goldeneye, "Bond: Back in Action 2" includes the more contemporary sound that modern Bond score fans had been requesting from Silva ever since the preceding album. Two notable omissions include Paul McCartney/George Martin's Live and Let Die and Michael Kamen's License to Kill. The former was deemed too incongruous with the remainder of the material on the compilation because of the score's outlandish and dated 1970's style. The absence of Kamen's score is a bit more perplexing, though producer James Fitzpatrick explained that the only really viable portions from that score had already been released previously by Silva on an older album. As film score collectors know, that reason hasn't stopped Silva in the past, which is why it doesn't make sense here (especially with some space left on the CD). The remaining scores, however, work well together, with a style made consistent enough through careful arrangements to sustain a continuous listen. Most die-hard James Bond fans (the type who religiously tuned in to those "15 Days of 007" Bond marathons on the TNT cable channel) will argue that the only truly fitting and enjoyable scores in the franchise have been composed by John Barry and David Arnold. As such, with the Arnold scores hopefully awaiting treatment by Silva at some point in the future, there is an understandable emphasis on the Barry music during the time period represented on this album.



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Average: 3.38 Stars
***** 58 5 Stars
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* 34 1 Stars
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Nic Raine got it wrong in PALACE FIGHT - Or so it sounds
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 65:34
The Man with the Golden Gun: (John Barry)
• 1. Kung Fu Fight/Let's Go Get 'Em/In Search of Scaramanga's Island (3:53)
• 2. Chew Me in Grisly Land/Hip's Trip/Return to Scaramanga's Fun House (4:37)
• 3. Slow Boat from China*/Nick Nack*/The Man with the Golden Gun (2:59)

The Spy Who Loved Me: (Marvin Hamlisch)
• 4. Ride to Atlantis (3:20)
• 5. The Tanker (4:10)

Moonraker: (John Barry)
• 6. Arrival at Chateau Drax*/Freefall* (2:04)
• 7. Miss Goodhead Meets Bond/Bond Lured to the Pyramids (3:32)
• 8. Flight into Space (6:06)

For Your Eyes Only: (Bill Conti)
• 9. Main Theme (3:06)

Octopussy: (John Barry)
• 10. Bond Meets Octopussy/Bond Look Alike/The Palace Fight (7:22)

A View to a Kill: (John Barry)
• 11. Wine with Stacey/Fanfare*/Snow Job (4:49)

The Living Daylights: (John Barry)
• 12. Koskov Escapes/Hercules Take Off (2:59)
• 13. Mujahadin/Afghanistan Plan (4:12)
• 14. Air Bond/Necros Attacks (3:27)
• 15. End Title (Alternate Version) (3:02)

Goldeneye: (Eric Serra)
• 16. Tank Drive Around St. Petersburg (Film Version)* (5:57)
* previously unreleased material

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains extensive notes about each of the films and scores, as well as thorough credits and production information. The track titles on the gold exterior of the packaging are in a font (and in all capitals) that is difficult to read.
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