You Only Live Twice Soundtrack

You Only Live Twice Soundtrack


Music composed, arranged and conducted by John Barry

'You Only Live Twice' performed by Nancy Sinatra, written by Leslie Bricusse and John Barry

Music originally recorded at CTS Studios, Bayswater, London, in April 1967

Total playing time: 1:12:44 (2003 release)


With Sean Connery announcing that You Only Live Twice would be his last James Bond film, John Barry pulls out something special for the You Only Live Twice soundtrack ». The title theme is sung expertly by Nancy Sinatra and sets the mood for the rest of the cues to come.

With location work being mostly in Japan, you might expect that there would be a Japanese influence to the score, and you wouldn't be far wrong. Barry uses many flavours of Japanese local music in a number of tracks, with 'Mountains and Sunsets', 'James Bond in Japan' and 'The Wedding'. There are a number of great action tracks including 'Fight at Kobe Dock – Helga', 'Countdown for Blofeld' and 'Bond Averts World War Three to name just a few, including the classic 007 theme that returns once again in 'Little Nellie'. It is difficult to pick a highlight on the album, since all the tracks are equally as good, plus with seven previously unreleased tracks, you will truly be spoilt for choice!

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. Capsule In Space (2:42)
1. You Only Live Twice (2:45)
13. James Bond In Japan (10:41)
4. Tanaka's World (2:05)
14. Aki, Tiger and Osato (5:43)
5. A Drop in the Ocean (2:58)
3. Fight at Kobe Dock - Helga (4:01)
15. Little Nellie (3:45)
16. Soviet Capsule (2:05)
17. Spectre and Village (3:46)
6. The Death of Aki (4:19)
8. The Wedding (2:45)
7. Mountains and Sunsets (3:09)
18. James Bond - Ninja (7:06)
9. James Bond - Astronaut? (3:29)
10. Countdown for Blofeld (2:37)
11. Bond Averts World War Three (2:17)
19. Twice Is the Only Way to Live (2:49)
12. You Only Live Twice - End Title (3:33)


You Only Live Twice Soundtrack
You Only Live Twice Soundtrack

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