“… an assassin that’s second to none …”

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199863303
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979981 | DOI:
“… an assassin that’s second to none …”

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John Barry returned to the series for this 1974 installment with Christopher Lee as a million-dollar assassin. With just three weeks to write and record a title song and an entire underscore, he recruited frequent collaborator Don Black and singer Lulu for a song that even the composer (in interviews in later years) confessed that he disliked. For the film's Far East setting, Barry contributed some colorful musical contexts, along with a few Dixieland flourishes for the villain's lethal funhouse.

Keywords: John Barry; Don Black; Lulu; Christopher Lee; The Man With the Golden Gun

Chapter.  2802 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Popular Music ; American Music

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