Diamonds Are Forever (soundtrack)

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Diamonds Are Forever
Soundtrack album by John Barry
Released 1971
Recorded October 1971
Label EMI
Producer Frank Collura (Reissue)
John Barry chronology
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
(1969)
Diamonds Are Forever
(1971)
Mary, Queen of Scots
(1971)
James Bond soundtrack chronology
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
(1969)
Diamonds Are Forever
(1971)
Live and Let Die
(1973)
Singles from Diamonds Are Forever
  1. "Diamonds Are Forever"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Diamonds Are Forever is the soundtrack by John Barry for the seventh James Bond film of the same name.

"Diamonds Are Forever", the title song with lyrics by Don Black, was the second Bond theme to be performed by Shirley Bassey, after "Goldfinger". The song was also recorded in Italian by Bassey as "Una Cascata di Diamanti (Vivo Di Diamanti)"; this version was only issued on 7-inch single in Italy, and is included in a 3-CD box set titled Shirley released in 2012.[2]

Producer Harry Saltzman hated the song and it only made the film due to co-producer Albert Broccoli. One of Saltzman's major objections was to the innuendo in the lyrics.[citation needed] Bassey would later return for a third performance for 1979's Moonraker.

Track listing[edit]

Tracks 13-21 were not released on the original soundtrack.

  1. "Diamonds Are Forever (Main Title)" – sung by Shirley Bassey
  2. "Bond Meets Bambi and Thumper"[A]
  3. "Moon Buggy Ride"
  4. "Circus, Circus"
  5. "Death at the Whyte House"
  6. "Diamonds Are Forever (Source Instrumental)"
  7. "Diamonds Are Forever (Bond and Tiffany)"
  8. "Bond Smells a Rat"
  9. "Tiffany Case"
  10. "007 and Counting"
  11. "Q's Trick"
  12. "To Hell with Blofeld"[A][B]
  13. "Gunbarrel and Manhunt"[A]
  14. "Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd/Bond to Holland"[A]
  15. "Peter Franks"
  16. "Airport Source/On the Road"
  17. "Slumber, Inc."
  18. "The Whyte House"
  19. "Plenty, Then Tiffany"
  20. "Following the Diamonds"
  21. "Additional and Alternate Cues"


  1. ^ a b c d contains the "James Bond Theme", originally composed for the Dr. No soundtrack
  2. ^ contains "007", originally from the From Russia with Love soundtrack

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diamonds Are Forever (soundtrack) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Shirley Bassey 3CD release 2012". Shirley Bassey Wordpress. Retrieved March 16, 2012.