Dr No : Work information

Composers
Monty Norman ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Dr No
Work number
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Key
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Genre
A
Composed
1962-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Producer
Alan Peters
Engineer
Dick Lewzey
Recording date
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The Composers

Monty Norman

Track listing

  • Bond Theme 3:09 min

Notes

The first outing for Ian Fleming's spy hero is one of the more successful Bond films. Released in 1962 and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, the fast action-packed pace owed a great deal to Monty Norman's score.

The James Bond Theme itself has been the subject of much controversy. A recent court case upheld Norman's authorship claim and credited later Bond composer John Barry merely with arranging the number for his jazz band. In either case, the theme has entered movie history and has been used for every official Bond film since.