Without the James Bond CD soundtracks, the Bond films would be silent, devoid of all music except dialogue. Luckily, the talents of John Barry, Monty Norman, David Arnold and many other composers have made the musical world of Bond, James Bond an auditory delight.
The James Bond CD soundtracks are so much more than just the title themes. They are film scores written by some of the most talented composers who have given us some unforgettable music. The soundtrack has to do more than simply provide background music, it should be able to stand on its own and revoke memories in your mind of those scenes in the film. It provides the atmosphere to the scenes currently being shown and when done successfully (yes, not all soundtracks were successful), should invoke an emotional response. Whether this is one of energy and excitement in the adrenalin-fuelled action sequences, the warm feeling from the soft romantic tones and romantic melodies, to tension and nervousness in the suspense-building pieces, the world of the James Bond CD soundtracks provides them all. §