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From Russia with Love Theme Song - James Bond
From Russia with Love Theme Song - James Bond
Published: 2012/10/13
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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (MATT MONRO) - JAMES BOND 007 .
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (MATT MONRO) - JAMES BOND 007 .
Published: 2011/04/25
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From Russia With Love Score
From Russia With Love Score ''007 Takes The Lektor''
Published: 2014/07/19
Channel: LUIS BLANCO SILVA
John Barry - From Russia With Love (Instrumental Version)
John Barry - From Russia With Love (Instrumental Version)
Published: 2009/04/11
Channel: SirBasildeBrush
007 From Russia with Love OST - Main Menu theme
007 From Russia with Love OST - Main Menu theme
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: GummyBear 2
From Russia With Love Score - Takes The Lektor
From Russia With Love Score - Takes The Lektor
Published: 2016/01/30
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From Russia With Love - Gunbarrel & Stalking HD
From Russia With Love - Gunbarrel & Stalking HD
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Dylan Leraix II
James Bond - From Russia With Love (Instrumental) Theme
James Bond - From Russia With Love (Instrumental) Theme
Published: 2011/12/14
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The James Bond Theme in From Russia With Love (1963)
The James Bond Theme in From Russia With Love (1963)
Published: 2010/05/16
Channel: GSMovieMoments
From Russia With Love
From Russia With Love
Published: 2014/08/08
Channel: Hollywood Studio Symphony - Topic
From Russia with Love I Huma - Huma I melómanos
From Russia with Love I Huma - Huma I melómanos
Published: 2014/03/21
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John Barry Seven & Orchestra - From Russia With Love - 1963 45rpm
John Barry Seven & Orchestra - From Russia With Love - 1963 45rpm
Published: 2010/11/15
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Title Sequence - From Russia With Love
Title Sequence - From Russia With Love
Published: 2013/08/11
Channel: Rafael Fernandes
007 From Russia With Love theme Song
007 From Russia With Love theme Song
Published: 2008/08/04
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Soundtrack Orchestra - From Russia With Love
Soundtrack Orchestra - From Russia With Love
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: JB Production
MATT MONRO - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
MATT MONRO - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Published: 2014/06/21
Channel: NANCYFLORESSANTOS
Count Basie - From Russia With Love
Count Basie - From Russia With Love
Published: 2009/10/21
Channel: LittleMissLounge
007 takes the Lektor - From Russia with Love scene (uncut)
007 takes the Lektor - From Russia with Love scene (uncut)
Published: 2012/10/21
Channel: Paul Riet
From Russia With Love (Soundtrack)
From Russia With Love (Soundtrack)
Published: 2015/07/25
Channel: Easy Music
02 From Russia With Love - The Essential James Bond
02 From Russia With Love - The Essential James Bond
Published: 2009/06/25
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From Russia With Love - Death of Grant HD
From Russia With Love - Death of Grant HD
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Dylan Leraix II
From Russia With Love
From Russia With Love
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Danny Davis & His Orchestra - Topic
007 From Russia with Love OST - Main Menu theme 2
007 From Russia with Love OST - Main Menu theme 2
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: GummyBear 2
From Russia With Love | YouTube Song-Music
From Russia With Love | YouTube Song-Music
Published: 2014/09/20
Channel: iMusic
From Russia With Love - Belly Dance Scene, sultry seeker
From Russia With Love - Belly Dance Scene, sultry seeker
Published: 2010/02/14
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Nightcore - From russia with love (James Bond - From russia with love soundtrack)
Nightcore - From russia with love (James Bond - From russia with love soundtrack)
Published: 2016/12/23
Channel: Bálint Fenyvesi
James Bond 007—From Russia With Love Soundtrack (Best of the Best)
James Bond 007—From Russia With Love Soundtrack (Best of the Best)
Published: 2014/01/20
Channel: The Best Music Ever
From Russia With Love (Video Game) - Jetpack Escape
From Russia With Love (Video Game) - Jetpack Escape
Published: 2013/09/11
Channel: Christopher Lennertz
From Russia With Love - Soundtrack Review & Movie clips
From Russia With Love - Soundtrack Review & Movie clips
Published: 2014/05/03
Channel: Drumble007
2. From Russia With Love (1963)
2. From Russia With Love (1963)
Published: 2011/06/06
Channel: JamesBondIntro
MATT MONRO - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - LIVE - 007 THEME (HQ-856X480)
MATT MONRO - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - LIVE - 007 THEME (HQ-856X480)
Published: 2013/07/13
Channel: Paulinho Getulio
From Russia With Love - 007 - James Bond - The Best Of 30th Anniversary Collection - Soundtrack
From Russia With Love - 007 - James Bond - The Best Of 30th Anniversary Collection - Soundtrack
Published: 2010/03/01
Channel: farmkind1
From Russia With Love 007 (PS2/Xbox/GC) Theme
From Russia With Love 007 (PS2/Xbox/GC) Theme
Published: 2012/08/21
Channel: BogartTunes
James Bond 007 - From Russia with Love Soundtrack
James Bond 007 - From Russia with Love Soundtrack
Published: 2013/08/14
Channel: Kryptonid
Matt Monro ‎– From Russia With Love (1963)
Matt Monro ‎– From Russia With Love (1963)
Published: 2016/10/15
Channel: Ив Кaрфaтта
MATT MONRO  ~ From Russia With Love ~
MATT MONRO ~ From Russia With Love ~
Published: 2013/06/20
Channel: Scout4Me1
007 From Russia With Love - Piano Tutorial - James Bond Soundtrack
007 From Russia With Love - Piano Tutorial - James Bond Soundtrack
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: pianoandkeys
From Russia With Love Opening w/ Matt Monroe
From Russia With Love Opening w/ Matt Monroe's vocals
Published: 2007/07/13
Channel: LuiECuomo
THE JAMES BOND SONGS From Russia With Love MATT MONRO (1975)
THE JAMES BOND SONGS From Russia With Love MATT MONRO (1975)
Published: 2013/10/22
Channel: roger bridgland
Matt Monro:
Matt Monro: 'From Russia With Love' - Original 45" single version (Mono)
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: milesanddizzy
From Russia With Love -  Natacha Atlas
From Russia With Love - Natacha Atlas
Published: 2010/12/28
Channel: VesperOttokrazy
From Russia With Love - James Bond With Bongos
From Russia With Love - James Bond With Bongos
Published: 2010/10/16
Channel: gqlicious
Thomas Lang - From Russia With Love (John Barry)
Thomas Lang - From Russia With Love (John Barry)
Published: 2011/08/02
Channel: CoverHeaven
From  Russia with love
From Russia with love
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Riny & Pete Korving
From Russia with love - John Barry - Instro cover by Dave Monk
From Russia with love - John Barry - Instro cover by Dave Monk
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: OldGuitarMonkey
From Russia with Love theme song and pictures of the movie
From Russia with Love theme song and pictures of the movie
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: SirNavid Persian
From Russia With Love (1963) Review
From Russia With Love (1963) Review
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: Muckluck
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, INSTRUMENTAL  THEME ROMANTIC SONG
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, INSTRUMENTAL THEME ROMANTIC SONG
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: Maximo Spodek
Matt Monro-From Russia With Love
Matt Monro-From Russia With Love
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: DokumentarniProgram
From Russia With Love - James Bond With Bongos HD
From Russia With Love - James Bond With Bongos HD
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Dylan Leraix II
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From Russia with Love
From Russia With Love (movie soundtrack - album cover).jpg
Soundtrack album by John Barry
Released 1963
Recorded March 1963
Length 34:20
Label United Artists (LP)
Liberty (1980's LP Reissue)
EMI Manhattan Records (CD)
Capitol (2002 CD Re-release)
Producer Frank Collura (Reissue)
John Barry chronology
'The Cool Mikado' From Russia with Love 'Zulu'
James Bond soundtrack chronology
Dr. No
(1962) Dr. No1962
From Russia with Love
(1963) From Russia with Love1963
Goldfinger
(1964) Goldfinger1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars

From Russia with Love is the soundtrack for the second James Bond film of the same name. This is the first series film with John Barry as the primary soundtrack composer.

John Barry, arranger of Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme" for Dr. No, would be the dominant Bond series composer for most of its history and the inspiration for fellow series composer, David Arnold (who uses cues from this soundtrack in his own for Tomorrow Never Dies). The theme song was composed by Lionel Bart of Oliver! fame and sung by Matt Monro.

Production[edit]

Following the decision of the producers not to use Monty Norman, though keeping his "James Bond Theme", Harry Saltzman decided on using the then popular Lionel Bart of Oliver! fame. Bart was unable to read or write music, but he offered to compose the music and lyrics for a title song to the film.

The producers chose John Barry to score the film. Barry had not only arranged and conducted the "James Bond Theme" from the previous film, but had already scored some films such as Beat Girl and Never Let Go. Barry's group also charted at No. 13 in the November 1962 UK charts with a different arrangement of the Bond theme from that heard in the film.[1]

The title song was sung by Matt Monro. Monro's vocal version is played during the film (as source music on a radio) and properly over the film's end titles. The title credit music is a lively instrumental version of the tune preceded by a brief Barry-composed "James Bond is Back" then segueing into the "James Bond Theme". On the original film soundtrack, Alan Haven played a jazzy organ over the theme but this version was not released on the soundtrack album. The tune also appears in a soft string arrangement as a theme for Tania. In Germany, the original release featured an end title track cover version called Die Wolga ist Weit sung by Ruthe Berlé.[2]

Originally planning to use local Turkish music as Norman had used Jamaican music on Dr No, Barry accompanied the film crew to Istanbul, however he found nothing suitable for the film.[3] There are different tracks of Turkish-type music in the film that do not appear on the soundtrack (the track "Leila Dances" is not heard in the film).

In this film, Barry introduced the percussive "007" that came to be considered the 'secondary James Bond Theme'.[citation needed] Barry's instrumental group The John Barry Seven had had a UK chart hit with a cover version of Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven; both that tune and "007" featured seven beats. It is used in various Bond films starring Sean Connery and also in Moonraker, starring Roger Moore. The arrangement appears twice on this soundtrack album; the second version, titled "007 Takes the Lektor", is the one used during the gunfight at the gypsy camp and also during Bond's theft of the Lektor decoding machine (the soundtrack album version is not heard in the film).

The completed film features a holdover from Norman's Dr. No music – the post-rocket-launch music from Dr. No (after Bond disrupts Dr. No's attempts to jam the takeoff) appears in From Russia with Love at the conclusion of the helicopter attack, and also at SPECTRE's attempt to intercept Bond's speedboat. This cue is absent from the From Russia with Love soundtrack album. The original Barry arrangement of the "James Bond Theme" for Dr. No was inserted by the producers in the film when Bond searches his room in Istanbul for microphones. Barry did a new arrangement of the theme used when Bond leaves London and flies into Istanbul titled "James Bond with Bongos" that Billy Strange did a cover version of for the US charts.

Barry noted that Bart's lyrics used the film's title, but had nothing to do with the film's story, a matter he would rectify when he was assigned the next Bond film, 1964's Goldfinger, which was the first Bond film for which he had total creative control over the soundtrack, including the theme song's music (Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley would contribute the theme's lyrics).

Barry's "Stalking", the music for the pre-credit sequence, is echoed by composer Marvin Hamlisch in his score for the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

Album and cover versions[edit]

The soundtrack's original recordings are thought to be lost and did not appear when the Bond soundtrack albums were issued in remastered form on CD. The album is different from the film with the album's recording of the main titles sounding slower and not featuring the organ played by Alan Haven. Several tracks on the album do not appear in the completed film. The album was the last of the Bond soundtrack albums to feature more than the usual six tracks per record side.

The soundtrack album reached No. 28 on the Variety charts in March 1964 with the title song becoming Unart Music's most recorded song.[4] Other cover versions of the "James Bond Theme" were also released to coincide with the film. Barry also released different cover versions of the title song and "007" on his Ember records for the pop charts. The Roland Shaw Orchestra performed cover versions of most of the music of Barry's soundtrack on several albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Opening Titles: James Bond Is Back/From Russia with Love/James Bond Theme" (different arrangement from that heard in the film)
  2. "Tania Meets Klebb"
  3. "Meeting in St. Sophia"
  4. "The Golden Horn" *
  5. "Girl Trouble"
  6. "Bond Meets Tania"
  7. "007"
  8. "Gypsy Camp"
  9. "Death of Grant"
  10. "From Russia with Love" – Matt Monro
  11. "Spectre Island"
  12. "Guitar Lament" *
  13. "Man Overboard/SMERSH in Action"
  14. "James Bond with Bongos"[a]
  15. "Stalking"
  16. "Leila Dances" *
  17. "Death of Kerim"
  18. "007 Takes the Lektor"

* Not heard in the film

Outside the Film[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ p.282 Thompson, Gordon Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop Inside Out 2008 Oxford University Press
  2. ^ "Ruthe Berlé: Die Wolga ist weit (FRWL)". YouTube. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ p.36 Smith, Jim & Lavington, Steven Bond Films 2002 Virgiin Books
  4. ^ p.125 Lindner, Christop The James Bond Phenonomon: A Critical Reader 2004 Manchester University Press

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