James Bond Music - Composers (Eon Productions)

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.

Film Year Score composer
Dr. No 1962 Monty Norman
From Russia with Love 1963 John Barry
Goldfinger 1964
Thunderball 1965
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
Moonraker 1979 John Barry
For Your Eyes Only 1981 Bill Conti
Octopussy 1983 John Barry
A View to a Kill 1985
The Living Daylights 1987
Licence to Kill 1989 Michael Kamen
GoldenEye 1995 Éric Serra
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 David Arnold
The World Is Not Enough 1999
Die Another Day 2002
Casino Royale 2006
Quantum of Solace 2008
Skyfall 2012 Thomas Newman

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