2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic James Bond film franchise, and in conjunction with EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Capitol/EMI is proud to join the worlda��s celebration of 007. Best Of Bonda�� James Bond, a new commemorative collection of the legendary filmsa�� digitally remastered music, will be released in two configurations on October 9th (October 8th outside of North America). Best Of Bonda�� James Bond features the memorable theme songs from all 22 official Bond films and will be available on CD and digitally, and as a deluxe, a�?50 Years – 50 Tracksa�? 2CD and digital collection.

On October 5th, the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film, Dr. No, James Bond Day will be celebrated around the world. Best Of Bonda�� James Bond will be available for pre-order on James Bond Day.

The 23-track single-disc edition and deluxe edition of Best Of Bonda�� James Bond both feature the themes from all 22 Bond films released since 1962, including The John Barry Orchestraa��s seminal a�?James Bond Themea�? from Dr. No, with striking cover art depicting Bonda��s a�?Golden Girla�? and the official 50th anniversary logo. The John Barry Orchestraa��s orchestral main theme and Louis Armstronga��s love theme from 1969a��s On Her Majestya��s Secret Service are both included, and the expanded edition adds several integral score pieces by The John Barry Orchestra and other original songs heard in the films by Dame Shirley Bassey, Marvin Hamlisch, The Pretenders, Moby, k.d. lang, David Arnold, and others.

For 50 years, a significant part of the excitement leading up to each new James Bond adventure in espionage has been the reveal of each filma��s theme song and its recording artist. Many of musica��s top stars have been honored to write and record new songs for 007, to see and hear their music brought to life in the filmsa�� sultry opening credits and reprised in score pieces within the film. Many

Bond themes have been major hits around the world. Shirley Basseya��s a�?Goldfinger,a�? Tom Jonesa�� a�?Thunderball,a�? Paul McCartney and Wingsa�� a�?Live And Let Die,a�? Carly Simona��s a�?Nobody Does It Better,a�? Sheena Eastona��s a�?For Your Eyes Only,a�? Rita Coolidgea��s a�?All Time High,a�? Duran Durana��s a�?A View To A Kill,a�? Garbagea��s a�?The World Is Not Enough,a�? Madonnaa��s a�?Die Another Day,a�? and Jack White and Alicia Keysa�� a�?Another Way To Diea�? are just some of the evocative Bond themes featured on Best Of Bonda�� James Bond.

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