Composers (Eon Productions)
The biggest contributions to the James Bond series, save for the "James Bond Theme", are works from John Barry. In addition to his uncredited contribution to Dr. No, Barry composed eleven Bond soundtracks and is credited with the creation of "007" (dominated by brass and percussion) and the popular orchestral theme On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Next to Barry, David Arnold is the series's most regular composer. He has composed the score for the James Bond films since Tomorrow Never Dies, up to and including Quantum of Solace. His Barry-esque orchestrations combined with electronic rhythm elements gave the Brosnan era its musical identity.
Other major composers and record-producers include George Martin, Bill Conti, Michael Kamen, Marvin Hamlisch, Éric Serra and Thomas Newman.
|Dr. No||1962||Monty Norman|
|From Russia with Love||1963||John Barry|
|You Only Live Twice||1967|
|On Her Majesty's Secret Service||1969|
|Diamonds Are Forever||1971|
|Live and Let Die||1973||George Martin|
|The Man with the Golden Gun||1974||John Barry|
|The Spy Who Loved Me||1977||Marvin Hamlisch|
|For Your Eyes Only||1981||Bill Conti|
|A View to a Kill||1985|
|The Living Daylights||1987|
|Licence to Kill||1989||Michael Kamen|
|Tomorrow Never Dies||1997||David Arnold|
|The World Is Not Enough||1999|
|Die Another Day||2002|
|Quantum of Solace||2008|
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