Category Archives: Propellerheads
Propellerheads and David Arnold
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
1997 EastWest Records (UK)
01. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Edit)
02. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
03. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Orchapella Version)
INFO > In 1997, the producers of the James Bond film series were seeking a new maestro to score the master spy’s on-screen adventures. By no coincidence, composer David Arnold had recently delivered the ultimate job application: “Shaken And Stirred,” a collection of Bond theme cover versions recorded in collaboration with various popular artists of the day. While ambitiously produced, the album yielded inconsistent results; however, this take on John Barry’s brilliant instrumental from the 1969 film is top notch. Incorporating the opening salvo of “James Bond Is Back” as well as “Space March” from “You Only Live Twice,” the full length version of “O.H.M.S.S.” is a big beat epic.