Shaken and Stirred: the David Arnold James Bond Project
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Shaken and Stirred: the David Arnold James Bond Project
Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project
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Soundtrack album by
David Arnold with various artists
Released20 October 1997 (UK)
2 December 1997 (US)
GenreRock, electronic
LabelEast West (UK/Japan)
Sire (U.S.)
ProducerDavid Arnold
David Arnold chronology
Independence Day soundtrack
Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project
Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack
Singles from Shaken and Stirred
  1. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
    Released: 6 October 1997
  2. "Diamonds Are Forever"
    Released: 10 November 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project is an album of cover versions of James Bond film themes organized and produced by David Arnold. Featuring contemporary rock and electronic artists of the time, it was compiled by Arnold in 1997 and released on East West Records in the United Kingdom and Sire Records in the United States. Following this project, Arnold would go on to compose the music for a number of Bond films.

John Barry, the composer of many of the themes on the album, was complimentary about Arnold's interpretation of his work; "He was very faithful to the melodic and harmonic content, but he's added a whole other rhythmic freshness and some interesting casting in terms of the artists chosen to do the songs. I think it's a terrific album. I'm very flattered."[2]

A version of "You Only Live Twice" by Björk was recorded but not included on the album. It is available as a free download from[3] Arnold had previously collaborated with Björk on the 1993 song "Play Dead". The arrangement of "You Only Live Twice" was also recorded with Natacha Atlas and released in 1999 as a B-side of the single "One Brief Moment", also produced by Arnold.

The Japanese release of the album also includes an orchestral version of "The James Bond Theme", which is identified as a "Bonus track for Japan".

The album peaked at #11 in the UK Albums Chart.[4] Two singles were released from the album in the UK: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "Diamonds Are Forever", which reached #7 and #39 in the UK Singles Chart respectively.[5][6]

The Propellerheads version of On Her Majesty's Secret Service featured as a choice of Horizon presenter Kevin Fong on Desert Island Discs as this was the track he played every morning when driving to the Kennedy Space Center while working with NASA.

Track listing

1."Diamonds Are Forever"David McAlmont3:54
2."Nobody Does It Better"Aimee Mann4:26
3."Space March"Leftfield5:31
4."All Time High"Pulp4:33
5."Moonraker"Shara Nelson3:56
6."The James Bond Theme"LTJ Bukem7:00
7."Live and Let Die"Chrissie Hynde2:45
8."Thunderball"Martin Fry4:15
9."From Russia with Love"Natacha Atlas3:12
10."On Her Majesty's Secret Service"Propellerheads9:26
11."We Have All the Time in the World"Iggy Pop3:42
12."The James Bond Theme - Bonus track for Japan"Orchestral3:30

Diamonds Are Forever (Single)

1."Diamonds Are Forever (Radio Edit)"David McAlmont3:51
2."Diamonds Are Forever (You Expect Me To Do What Mr Goldfinger? Mix)"Shape Navigator6:20
3."The James Bond Theme"Orchestral3:30
4."Diamonds Are Forever (Orchapella)"David McAlmont3:39

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Single)

1."On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Edit)"Propellerheads3:26
2."On Her Majesty's Secret Service"Propellerheads9:26
3."On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Orchapella)"Propellerheads5:38

See also


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Burlingame, Jon (18 December 1997). "Bonding with the Score: David Arnold blends the traditional with the modern in music for 'Tomorrow Never Dies.'". Los Angeles Times. Times Mirror Company.
  3. ^ "Special : You Only Live Twice". Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "David Arnold - Shaken & Stirred". Official Charts Company. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Propellerheads With David Arnold - On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Official Charts Company. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "David McAlmont And David Arnold - Diamonds Are Forever". Official Charts Company. Retrieved .

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