007: Licence to Kill (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [Reissue]
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||Licence To Kill||Gladys Knight||5:14||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Wedding Party||IVORY||3:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Dirty Love||Tim Feehan||3:45||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Pam||National Philharmonic Orchestra||3:49||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||If You Asked Me To (Single Version)||Patti LaBelle||3:58||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||James & Felix On Their Way to Church||National Philharmonic Orchestra||3:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||His Funny Valentine||National Philharmonic Orchestra||3:26||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Sanchez Is In the Bahamas / Shark Fishing||National Philharmonic Orchestra||2:05||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Ninja||National Philharmonic Orchestra||6:02||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Licence Revoked||National Philharmonic Orchestra||9:10||£0.79||View In iTunes|
Experiment gone wrong?
This is an underrated soundtrack from an underrated film.
The movie itself marked a significant departure from previous Bond outings do it's only fitting the score should do like wise. Prior to this movie, Bond films had almost exclusively been a one man show, a John Barry show at that, thus each score could almost be lifted from a Sean Connery Bond and dropped onto a Roger Moore adventure without anyone even batting an eyelid except old Roger Moore who's entire career was owed to his Eyebrows.
When the time came to score License to Kill sadly John Barry was ill and the producers selected the late Michael Kamen who had scored a number of big action pictures in the 80's, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon 1 & 2 to provide a new style of Bond music for a new style of ruthless killing machine Bond.
Kamen as ever kept it simple and whilst this is great in an action movie , Bond needed a big bombastic score for this film. Kamen delivered a decent score and not in the least bit "Bondy" but it's greatest strength is also it's greatest weakness. With such a rapid change of tone in content and character this film needed a Bond score to remind us who we were watching and not a generic score of the moment.
An okay score by Michael Kamen but too similar to his earlier efforts and out of place in this film.
Licence to listen to good score
A good soundtrack to one of the more underrated Bond film's. 'Licence Revoked' features a great interpretation of the Bond theme used during the opening sequence. The film itself had a dark theme and the score reflects that well whilst retaining that Bond feel.