Live & Let Die (Vive y deja morir) (George Martin & Paul McCartney & Wings) [Deluxe Edition] (1973/2003)

Artist: George Martin & Paul McCartney & Wings
Title Of Album: Live & Let Die
Year Of Release: 2003 [1973]
Label (Catalog#): EMI/Capitol Records [72435-41421-2-3]
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, Soundtrack, Dixieland, Rock
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps
Time: 56:33 min
Full Size: 137 mb

1 –Paul McCartney & Wings – Live And Let Die (Main Title) – Composed By – Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney 3:13
2 –Harold A. «Duke» DeJan & Olympia Brass Band, The – Just A Closer Walk With Thee / New Second Line – Arranged By – Milton BatisteComposed By – Traditional 2:16
3 –George Martin – Bond Meets Solitaire 2:41
4 –George Martin – Whisper Who Dares 1:43
5 –George Martin – Snakes Alive 2:42
6 –George Martin – Baron Samedi’s Dance Of Death 1:42
7 –George Martin – San Monique 1:57
8 –George Martin / B.J. Arnau – Fillet Of Soul – New Orleans / Live And Let Die / Fillet Of Soul – Harlem – Composed By [Live And Let Die] – McCartney 3:21
9 –George Martin – Bond Drops In 3:34
10 –George Martin – If He Finds It, Kill Him 1:20
11 –George Martin – Trespassers Will Be Eaten 2:45
12 –George Martin – Solitaire Gets Her Cards 1:51
13 –George Martin – Sacrifice 3:21
14 –George Martin – James Bond Theme – Composed By – Norman 1:48

Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks:
15 –George Martin – Gunbarrel / Snakebit 1:31
16 –George Martin – Bond To New York 2:47
17 –George Martin – San Monique (Alternate) 2:47
18 –George Martin – Bond And Rosie 3:51
19 –George Martin – The Lovers 2:09
20 –George Martin – New Orleans 2:54
21 –George Martin – Boat Chase 2:02
22 –George Martin – Underground Lair 4:17

Remastered By – Doug Schwartz

The first James Bond movie — apart from the «off-brand» spoof Casino Royale — not to be scored by John Barry (who was working on a stage musical at the time), Live and Let Die’s soundtrack still managed to be a pop-music recording event, by virtue of the presence of Paul McCartney & Wings doing the title song. The latter, a Number Two hit in England and a Number Nine single in America, also reunited McCartney and Beatles’ producer George Martin, who provides the background score for the film in Barry’s absence. Martin is no more than an adequate substitute for Barry — his music is pleasant and diverting, but largely undistinguished and unmemorable; indeed, «Fillet of Soul — New Orleans»/»Live and Let Die» as done by B.J. Arnau is far more interesting that any of the instrumental material by Martin, which lacks any distinguishing features to hold the attention of the audience. The best track here is «If He Finds It, Kill Him,» which incorporates elements of Monty Norman’s original «James Bond Theme.» Also included was one of the series’ periodic reworkings of Norman’s music, which is noisier but not especially improved over the Dr. No album’s original.

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