Diamonds Are Forever Soundtrack

Diamonds Are Forever Soundtrack


Music composed, arranged and conducted by John Barry

'Diamonds Are Forever' performed by Shirley Bassey, written by John Barry and Don Black

Music originally recorded at CTS Studios, Bayswater, London, in October 1971

Total playing time: 1:15:50 (2003 release)


Diamonds Are Forever marks Sean Connery's return to Bond, and once again John Barry is on the case for the Diamonds Are Forever soundtrack ». Shirley Bassey returns once more to sing the Diamonds Are Forever title theme, reiterating her commanding presence with this powerful song. While there are still the usual types of tracks on the album, there are a number of more ambient, 'lounge' music tracks which depending on personal opinion either detract or improve the soundtrack.

That said '007 and Counting', 'Gunbarrel And Manhunt' and 'Following The Diamonds' are exciting with also the inclusion of the 007 theme. The beginning of the unusual 'Slumber Inc' draws you into a false sense of security, before it heats up (literally!) putting you in Bond's place as he becomes increasingly worried about being cremated alive.

This re-mastered edition also comes complete with additional and alternative cues all together in one track used throughout the film. While not quite up to the level of On Her Majesty's Service or previous Barry titles, the Diamonds Are Forever album still offers some good tracks.

Play Listing

The following tracks are from the remastered 2003 release. While you may prefer to listen to the tracks as they are presented, below is a list of the tracks arranged in the order they appear in the film. §

13. Gunbarrel and Manhunt (3:11)
1. Diamonds Are Forever (Main Title) (2:52)*
14. Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd / Bond to Holland (4:03)
9. Tiffany Case (3:46)
15. Peter Franks (2:55)
16. Airport Source/On the Road (3:00)
17. Slumber Inc. (2:22)
18. The Whtye House (2:21)
19. Plenty, then Tiffany (2:26)
4. Circus, Circus (2:50)
20. Following the Diamonds (4:03)
3. Moon Buggy Ride (4:16)
6. Diamonds Are Forever [Source Instrumental] (3:45)
5. Death at the Whtye House (4:53)
8. Bond Smells A Rat (1:52)
2. Bond Meets Bambi and Thumper (3:09)
11. Q's Trick (2:26)
10. 007 and Counting (3:31)
12. To Hell with Blofeld (5:09)
7. Diamonds Are Forever [Bond and Tiffany] (3:39)
21. Additional and Alternative Cues (9:11)


Diamonds Are Forever Soundtrack
Diamonds Are Forever Soundtrack

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