007 - Various - The Incredible World Of James Bond
Label: United Artists Records - S 21010 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Canada • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack
Wolper for United Artists Television to showcase the James Bond film series and promote the upcoming December release of the film Thunderball. It was the highest rated American television show for the week.
The show featured film 007 - Various - The Incredible World Of James Bond of the worldwide popularity of James Bond novels, films, and tie-in merchandise, black and white scenes of Ian Fleming at his home Goldeneye in Jamaica giving comments on his writing, a biography of James Bond with footage of GlencoeEtonFettes Collegeand Royal Marine Commandos on exercise, home movie footage shot by production designer Ken Adam in the Bahamas during the production of Thunderballand scenes from four Bond films.
Director Terence Youngproducers Albert R. Hunt and action director and stuntman Bob Simmons are shown during sequences. The " James Bond Theme " and other music from the Bond film soundtracks are heard with the gun barrel titles and logo from the Goldfinger film trailer appearing in the opening titles.
The narration was to have been originally given by Sean Connery. Telephone calls from Joan Crawford who was a major shareholder in Pepsi Colathe sponsor of the show, failed to sway Connery and his narrating chores were taken by Alexander Scourby. Pepsi Cola used the special to unveil commercials for its latest products.
The album featured the original soundtrack music and cover versions of four of the themes from the first three Bond films played by United Artists Records house band The Leroy Holmes Orchestra. The back of the album cover was full of photographic stills from the Bond films. The record was later reissued with an attractive Frank Gauna designed album cover on Unart Records in with two music tracks deleted to fit on the budget album.
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Original television advertisement designed prior to Sean Connery quitting the project. United Artists Television.
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