“… until we dance into the fire …”

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199863303
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979981 | DOI:
“… until we dance into the fire …”

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By the mid-1980s, MTV had taken hold and music videos generally were changing the music business. John Barry, back for his tenth complete Bond score, collaborated with then-hot English rockers Duran Duran on the title song — and an expensive video shot (like parts of the film) at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Barry employed Nic Raine as orchestrator (Raine would later reconstruct many Bond scores for new recordings) for this, and the next, Bond film. The film's San Francisco and London premieres were notable for the greater attention paid to Duran Duran than to the film's stars; and Duran Duran's title song became the first Bond tune to reach no. 1 on the charts in the U.S. It was also Roger Moore's swansong as 007.

Keywords: Roger Moore; John Barry; Duran Duran; Simon Le Bon; Nick Rhodes; John Taylor; Andy Taylor; A View to a Kill; Nic Raine

Chapter.  3547 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Popular Music ; American Music

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