Ace Records, in London, is one of the better reissue labels in the English-speaking world. They have consistently done justice to the past through their meticulously annotated and intelligently curated compilations. Between their main label and their sublabels, they have touched on genres ranging from fifties R. But current spy stories often rely on period music to establish their world.
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Thanks for your suggestions. Read more about the weekly format of the Readers recommend series at the end of the piece. I had no idea what was expected from me as I turned up for duty on Thursday armed only with enthusiasm and a clear weekend ahead of me. Love was a theme running through suggestions this week. Or was it just sex? The Decemberists like a spy drama. The Bagman's Gambit involves trysts in the greenery in exchange for documents and microfilm, being purloined in Petrograd and paying off bureaucrats. Jamo Thomas is pretty upfront about his spying activity, something that reminds me of an old drunk I used to know. I got an x-ray camera hidden in your house That sees what I can't see And that man you were kissin' last night Definitely was not me, oh baby I spy for the FBI.
The other score nominated was Skyfall It was the first theme song with a title different from the film's, although the phrase "the spy who loved me" is in the lyrics. Hamlisch states in the documentary on the film's DVD that the song's opening bars were influenced by a riff in a Mozart tune. The theme song became a hit that is still popular today and has been featured in numerous films including Mr. In , the song was honoured by the American Film Institute as the 67th greatest film song as part of their Years It also latterly featured in a UK TV commercial for the England-based Unigate Diary powdered milk brand 'Five Pints' where, as the commercial tailed out, the relevant session singers could be heard singing "Five Pints The film's soundtrack was composed by Marvin Hamlisch , who filled in for usual Bond composer John Barry , as Barry was unavailable for work in the United Kingdom due to tax reasons. The soundtrack, in comparison to other Bond films of the time, is more disco -oriented and included a new disco rendition of the " James Bond Theme ", titled "Bond 77" which Hamlisch admitted was somewhat influenced by " You Should Be Dancing " by The Bee Gees .