Thunderball Soundtrack

Thunderball Soundtrack


Music composed, arranged and conducted by John Barry. Track 2 composed by John Barry and Monty Norman. Track 6 and 10 composed by John Barry and A.Bricusse

'Thunderball' performed by Tom Jones, written by John Barry and Don Black

Music originally recorded at CTS Studios, Bayswater, London UK, in October 1965

Total playing time: 1:19:03 (2003 release)


John Barry returns once again for the Thunderball soundtrack ». Barry's film score once again uses his big band and jazz-inspired arrangements, combined with the power of Tom Jones singing the title theme, makes this a very commanding soundtrack indeed. Two versions of the original title theme, Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, are present on the album, although the lyrics version is not present (this is on the 30th Anniversary album).

The first-half of the album contains plenty of action music with 'Chateau Flight' and 'Traction Table' getting you in the mood. There is plenty of atmosphere and suspense during the various underwater tracks such as 'Search for Vulcan', 'Bond Below Disco Volante' and Finding The Plane'. However things really get going when 'Underwater Ballet' and 'Bond Joins Underwater Battle' gets into full swing climaxing with 'Death of Largo'. Luckily quite a lot of the second-half footage has been restored in the 2003 remastered special edition.

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 rough order they appear in the film. This is only approximate however, since there are a number of tracks which contain multiple cues within them, meaning that some cues are in the wrong order. Consequently its very much personal preference as to what order you listen to these tracks.

For a more advanced method, an alternative would be to chop up some of the tracks, allowing the cues to be repositioned and put in their proper order. Instructions on how to do this can be found on this forum ». §

2. Chateau Fight (2:31)
1. Thunderball - Main Title (3:03)
18. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [Mono Version] (2:41) (not in film)
3. The Spa (2:42)
4. Switching the Body (2:48)
13. Gunbarrel / Traction Table / Gassing the Plane / Car Chase (4:43)
14. Bond Meets Domino / Shark Tank / Lights out for Paula / For King and Country (8:18)
7. Thunderball (3:57)
6. Cafe Martinique (3:45)
9. Bond Below Disco Volante (4:05)
10. Search for Vulcan (2:24)
15. Street Chase (3:23)
8. Death of Fiona (2:31)
5. The Bomb (5:45)
16. Finding the Plane / Underwater Ballet / Bond with Spectre Frogmen / Leiter to the Rescue / Bond Joins Underwater Battle (10:15)
11. 007 (2:27)
17. Underwater Mayhem / Death of Largo / End Titles (10:21)
12. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (3:18)


Thunderball Soundtrack
Thunderball Soundtrack

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