Music Composed by Burt Bacharach
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Produced and Mastered by Chris Malone
Liner notes by Jeff Bond and Chris Malone
Pressed on 2x 180 GM Audophile Black Vinyl
Quartet Records and MGM present the re-issue of the first official complete vinyl edition of Burt Bacharach’s timeless classic soundtrack for the 1967 James Bond spoof CASINO ROYALE.
The infectious main theme performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass is just the starting point of an epic comedy ride that includes such highlights as the unforgettable “The Look of Love,” sung by Dusty Springfield, or the epic fight music at the end of the film. Produced by record industry legend Phil Ramone, the original soundtrack LP offered selected highlights, expertly edited to showcase the best parts of the entire score. Thanks to the legendary sound quality of the stereo copies, this record became one of the most highly sought-after collectibles in the industry.
Previously released on CD by several labels, including us, this edition is an important landmark for this legendary score, and we can proudly say that it now sounds better than ever. This new vinyl edition has been produced, restored and mastered by Chris Malone, rebuilding the score from the ground up. The soundtrack album has long been considered a cornerstone of an audiophile’s collection. Lauded by The Absolute Sound, the original Colgems release continues to remain in pole position as the best sounding “popular” LP vinyl disc of all time.
Malone’s work has focused on addressing unintended technical anomalies (such as filling dropouts and covering analogue splices) rather than broadly applying a modern sound palette. He has eschewed dynamic range compression and retained the brilliance of the original recording. The first LP is a fully remastered reissue of the iconic original stereo vinyl, playing in all its splendor. The second LP contains all the unreleased material, in mono (music stems are still the only available source to date), but Chris has worked them in a way different from our previous edition, respecting the mono without adding any stereo reverb and carefully restoring each track in a very warm way.
This special 2XLP is a limited edition pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, all of it housed in a gatefold jacket, retaining the iconic original cover art by Robert McGinnis. The package includes liner notes by Jeff Bond and Chris Malone.
SIDE A (Stereo)
Casino Royale (Main Title) (2:38). Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
The Look of Love (4:11) Vocal by Dusty Springfield
Moneypenny Goes for Broke (1:39)
Le Chiffre’s Torture of Mind (2:14)
Home James, Don’t Spare the Horses (1:33)
Sir James’ Trip to Find Mata (3:50)
SIDE B (Stereo)
The Look of Love (Instrumental) (2:50)
Hi There Miss Goodthighs (1:18)
Little French Boy (2:26)
Flying Saucer / First Stop Berlin (3:00)
The Venerable Sir James Bond (2:33)
Dream on James, You’re Winning (1:20)
The Big Cowboys and Indians Fight at Casino Royale / Casino Royale Theme (Reprise) (4:54). Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
SIDE C (Mono)
Casino Royale (Main Title) (2:39). Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Opening Cars Converging / To the Bond Chateau (1:55)
The Black Rose / James Bond in Scotland (1:16)
The Widow Duty of Lady Fiona / Wassail (3:42)
The Grouse Shoot / Mimi’s Lament (2:03)
Gymnasium Training (1:48)
Proposals, Super 8 and Costumes (0:47)
Sir James’ Trip to Find Mata / Temple Dance (3:17)
Have No Fear Bond Is Here (Single Version) (2:37). Vocal by Mike Redway
SIDE D (Mono)
The Look of Love (Film Version) (3:48). Vocal by Dusty Springfield
Sitar Background / Old Berlin House / Mata Hari School for Spies (5:09)
Bond Arrival in France / Vesper in the Shower (1:28)
Le Chiffre’s Magic Act (0:58)
Vesper’s Kidnapping / End of Torture Sequence (1:10)
Fight in Casino Manager’s Office / Dr. Noah’s Headquarters / The LSD Room (2:40)
The Big Fight at Casino Royale (Film Version) / Seven Bond in Heaven / End Title (Have No Fear Bond Is Here) (6:54). Vocal by Mike Redway