- Released: February 11, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Capitol
- 1.Living Daylights, film score: The Living Daylights, The - (with a-ha)
- 2.The Living Daylights, film score: Necros Attacks
- 3.The Living Daylights, film score: The Sniper was a Woman
- 4.Living Daylights, film score: Ice Chase, The (with theme by Monty Norman)
- 5.The Living Daylights, film score: Kara meets Bond
- 6.The Living Daylights, film score: Koskov Escapes
- 7.Living Daylights, film score: Where has Everybody Gone, The - (with Pretenders)
- 8.The Living Daylights, film score: Into Vienna
- 9.The Living Daylights, film score: Hercules takes Off
- 10.The Living Daylights, film score: Mujahadin and Opium
- 11.The Living Daylights, film score: Inflight Fight
- 12.Living Daylights, film score: If There was a Man, The - (with Pretenders)
- 13.The Living Daylights, film score: Exercise at Gibraltar
- 14.The Living Daylights, film score: Approaching Kara
- 15.The Living Daylights, film score: Murder at the Fair
- 16.The Living Daylights, film score: "Assassin" and Drugged
- 17.The Living Daylights, film score: Airbase Jailbreak
- 18.The Living Daylights, film score: Afganistan Plan
- 19.The Living Daylights, film score: Air Bond
- 20.The Living Daylights, film score: Final Confrontation
- 21.The Living Daylights, film score: Alternate End Titles
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS is an Enhanced CD containing film clips, theatrical trailers plus expanded liner notes and photos.
Original score composed by John Barry.
Producers: John Barry, Paul O'Duffy, Jason Corsaro, a-ha.
Recorded at CTS Studios, London, England. Includes liner notes by Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Timothy Dalton's debut as Agent 007 received mix reviews, but John Barry's original score is well above the average for a mid-'80s action film. In 1987, many of Barry's peers were following the lead of synthesizer champions like Giorgio Moroder and Vangelis. As a result, a high percentage of the movie soundtracks from the '80s sounded more out of date a decade later than the film music of the '70s. But Barry is sparing in his use of keyboards and drum machines, generally using them only to enhance the impact of action sequences. Most of the incidental music in The Living Daylights was performed in rich, resonant acoustic string orchestrations. The soft, flute-based "Kara Meets Bond" and the soaring brass-and-string piece "Mujahadin and Opium" even seem to anticipate Barry's Oscar-winning score for Dances With Wolves (1990). If it weren't for the three original pop songs by A-Ha and the Pretenders, one might take this for a mid-'90s soundtrack. But the production on those tracks is unmistakably '80s. A-Ha's contribution is a strong sample of Seven and the Ragged Tiger-influenced Europop, enhanced by Morton Harket's powerhouse falsetto vocals. "Where Has Every Body Gone" and "If There Was a Man," both performed by the Pretenders, are more run of the mill than anything else on the soundtrack. ~ Evan Cater
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