Press Release from La-La Land:
La-La Land Records, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, EON Productions and Universal Music Enterprises proudly commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the 1983 James Bond film OCTOPUSSY, with a remastered and expanded 2-CD re-issue of composer John Barry’s original motion picture score to the film, starring Roger Moore in his sixth turn as 007 and directed by John Glen.
Legendary composer John Barry (GOLDFINGER, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, DANCES WITH WOLVES) returns again to the Bond franchise with OCTOPUSSY, delivering another bold, thrilling, dramatic and romantic orchestral score, along with a dreamily smooth and sensuous title track performed by Rita Coolidge. The renowned composer combines his chase-and-action style from the’60s with his more sophisticated, symphonic approach of the late ’70s and early ’80s, giving 007 the best of both musical worlds. OCTOPUSSY – 40th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED LIMITED EDITION showcases the film’s music in exhilarating fashion, with improved sound and never-before-released material.
Produced by Neil S. Bulk and mastered by Doug Schwartz, Disc One of this deluxe release showcases the film’s Score Presentation and additional music, while a remaster of the original 1983 soundtrack album is housed on Disc Two, along with the CD premiere of the “Extended Instrumental Version” of “All Time High”! The film score on Disc One was sourced from ¼ inch stereo tapes of the film mixes, while Disc Two’s original 1983 soundtrack and the “Extended Instrumental Version” of “All Time High” are from ¼ inch stereo album masters. All of the tapes were newly transferred in high resolution for this set.
This special release is limited to 5000 units and features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by “The Music of James Bond” author Jon Burlingame and sharp art design by Dan Goldwasser.