Casino Royale (2006 soundtrack)

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Casino Royale
Soundtrack album by David Arnold
Released November 14, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Film score
Length 74:20
Label Sony Classical
Producer David Arnold
David Arnold chronology
Stoned
(2005)
Casino Royale
(2006)
Hot Fuzz
(2007)
James Bond soundtrack chronology
Die Another Day
(2002)
Casino Royale
(2006)
Quantum of Solace
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars
Empire 5/5 stars
Filmtracks 4/5 stars
Movie Music UK 4/5 stars
Movie Wave 3/5 stars
ScoreNotes B
SoundtrackNet 3.5/5 stars

The soundtrack to the 2006 film Casino Royale was released by Sony Classical on November 14, 2006. The music was composed by David Arnold and is Arnold's fourth soundtrack for the popular James Bond movie series. Frequent collaborator Nicholas Dodd orchestrated and conducted the score.

Development[edit]

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced on July 26, 2006 that Chris Cornell, the former Audioslave and Soundgarden lead singer, composed and would sing "You Know My Name" the Casino Royale title song.[1] Cornell collaborated with David Arnold who composed the film's score. Cornell was first reported to be writing and performing the song on July 20, 2006 by the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. "You Know My Name" is the first theme song since 1983's Octopussy to use a different title than the film, and Cornell is the first male performer since a-ha (in 1987's The Living Daylights). It is only the fourth Bond theme (after the opening medley of Dr. No, the instrumental theme from On Her Majesty's Secret Service and "All Time High" from Octopussy) to make no reference to the title of the film. The soundtrack was completed early in the morning on October 11, 2006.[2] The soundtrack was released on November 14, 2006.

Various names were reported in the media prior to the announcement, some reports going so far as to have the performers apparently claim they were working on the theme. This list includes Tina Turner[3] who previously sang "GoldenEye" for the 1995 Bond film of the same name, and Tony Christie.[4]

Title song and tracks[edit]

The Casino Royale title song "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell is not featured on the soundtrack album, but released separately as a single. However, motifs from the song serve as Bond's theme throughout the film, e.g. the tracks "I'm the Money" and "Aston Montenegro", feature two different instrumental renditions of its chorus. The "You Know My Name" CD single was released on December 11, 2006.

Some cues for the movie that did not make the final selection of tracks for the soundtrack album are available as bonus track downloads in iTunes from the iTunes Store.

The traditional James Bond Theme builds throughout the film before appearing in its full form over the end credits as track 25, "The Name's Bond . . . James Bond", on the official album.

Track listing[edit]

Standard album
No. Title Length
1. "African Rundown" (Contains the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 6:52
2. "Nothing Sinister"   1:27
3. "Unauthorised Access"   1:08
4. "Blunt Instrument" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack and the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 2:22
5. "CCTV"   1:30
6. "Solange"   0:59
7. "Trip Aces" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack and the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 2:06
8. "Miami International" (Contains the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 12:43
9. "I'm the Money" (Contains the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 0:27
10. "Aston Montenegro" (Contains the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 1:03
11. "Dinner Jackets" (Contains the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 1:52
12. "The Tell"   3:23
13. "Stairwell Fight"   4:12
14. "Vesper"   1:44
15. "Bond Loses It All"   3:56
16. "Dirty Martini" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack) 3:49
17. "Bond Wins It All" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack and the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 4:32
18. "The End of an Aston Martin"   1:30
19. "The Bad Die Young"   1:18
20. "City of Lovers"   3:30
21. "The Switch" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack and the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 5:07
22. "Fall of a House in Venice" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack and the film's title theme "You Know My Name" (instrumental)) 1:53
23. "Death of Vesper"   2:50
24. "The Bitch Is Dead" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack) 1:05
25. "The Name's Bond... James Bond" (Contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack) 2:49
Total length:
74:20

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Cornell Has Written and Will Perform the Main Title Song for CASINO ROYALE". 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2006-07-26. 
  2. ^ "David Arnold". Retrieved 2006-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Tina Turner links herself to Casino Royale theme song". MI6.co.uk. 2006-06-21. Retrieved 2006-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Tony Christie Writing 'Royale' Theme Song?". CommanderBond.net. 2005-10-02. Retrieved 2006-06-21. 

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