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Die Another Day was a soundtrack composed by David Arnold for the 2002 James Bond film of the same name. Composer Nicholas Dodd orchestrated and conducted the score. The album contains the film's eponymous theme song; which was created by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzar. Originally released by Warner Bros. Records on 12th November 2002, an expanded edition containing previously unreleased music was distributed by La La Land Records in November 2017.[1][2]

Development

The soundtrack was composed by David Arnold; this is his third time composing for a James Bond movie. The soundtrack was released on Warner Brothers Records, which is also Madonna's label.

Although the Bond films have a longstanding connection with the pop music world, the choice of Madonna's song, coupled with the use of The Clash's London Calling, proved wildly controversial with some fans who felt the two pieces of music were inappropriate for a Bond movie. "London Calling" was used briefly in the film as Bond returns to England via British Airways; at the time, the airline was using the song in American radio and television commercials.

The title song for Die Another Day was written and sung by Madonna. Madonna also had a small cameo in the movie as Verity, a leather-clad fencing instructor.

Madonna's theme song was unusual in that it was presented in a credit sequence that actually moved the film's plot along (as opposed to all previous Bond film titles which are standalone set pieces - an exception being the third segment of the Dr. No titles). The concept of the song/title sequence was that it represented Bond trying to keep his sanity during 18 months of torture at the hands of the North Koreans. The divided opinion over the "Die Another Day" theme is evidenced in that it was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song as well as for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song (2002).It peaked at number eight in the United States and remained as her last top 10 hit until "Hung Up" (2005).

Track listing

Original release

  1. "Die Another Day" – Performed by Madonna (4:39)
  2. "Bond vs. Oakenfold" – David Arnold featuring Paul Oakenfold (4:02)
  3. "On the Beach" (2:49)
  4. "Hovercraft Chase" (3:47)
  5. "Some Kind of Hero?" (4:31)
  6. "Welcome to Cuba" (2:05)
  7. "Jinx Jordan" (1:28)
  8. "Jinx and James" (2:02)
  9. "A Touch of Frost" (1:50)
  10. "Icarus" (1:21)
  11. "Laser Fight" (4:34)
  12. "Whiteout" (4:54)
  13. "Iced Inc." (3:07)
  14. "Antonov" (11:50)
  15. "Going Down Together" (1:34)

Bonus material

  • Madonna Video
  • Making of the Music Video
  • The James Bond Theme - Bond Vs. Oakenfold "Die Another Day" Music Video
  • The James Bond Theme - Bond Vs. Oakenfold Music Video of Classic Bond Film Clips
  • Bond DVD Anniversary Promotional Video

Expanded edition

Disc 1

  1. "On the Beach [extended version]" (3:56)
  2. "Bond Meets Moon/Hovercrafts" (2:16)
  3. "How Do You Intend to Kill Me Now, Mr. Bond?" (2:02)
  4. "Hovercraft Chase" (3:48)
  5. "Bond to Jail" (0:49)
  6. "Some Kind of Hero?" (4:32)
  7. "Kiss of Life" (4:46)
  8. "Peaceful Fountains of Desire" (1:05)
  9. "What's In it For You?/Cuba" (1:21)
  10. "Cuban Car" (0:50)
  11. "Jinx Jordan" (1:28)
  12. "Jinx & James" (2:03)
  13. "Wheelchair Access" (2:22)
  14. "Jinx, James and Genes" (5:14)
  15. "Gustav Graves’ Grand Entrance" (1:34)
  16. "Blades" (3:12)
  17. "Bond Gets the Key/Virtual Reality" (2:01)
  18. "The Vanish/Bond Goes to Iceland" (2:10)
  19. "The Explanation" (1:36)
  20. "Icarus" (1:23)
  21. "Ice Spy" (3:00)
  22. "A Touch of Frost" (1:50)
  23. "Laser Fight" (4:36)
  24. "It Belongs to His Boss/Double Agent" (2:34)
  25. "Whiteout" (4:55)
  26. "Bond Kidnaps Skidoo" (2:29)
  27. "Iced Inc." (3:08)
  28. "Ice Palace Car Chase" (4:57)

Disc 2

  1. "Switchblades" (3:23)
  2. "Antonov" (11:51)
  3. "Antonov Gets It" (3:20)
  4. "Moneypenny Gets It" (1:11)
  5. "Going Down Together" (1:32)

Additional Music

  1. "On the Beach" (2:50
  2. "Hovercraft Chase" [film version]" (3:47)
  3. "Some Kind of Hero?" [film version]" (4:32)
  4. "Peaceful Fountains of Desire" [alternate ending]" (1:06)
  5. "What's In it For You?" [orchestra only]" (0:41)
  6. "Welcome to Cuba" (2:07)
  7. "Jinx Jordan" [orchestra only] (1:28)
  8. "Jinx & James" [film version] (2:07)
  9. "Wheelchair Access" [original version] (2:22)
  10. "Party Trick" [source] (1:37)
  11. "A Touch of Frost" [film version] (1:50)
  12. "Laser Fight" [film version] (4:38)
  13. "Whiteout" [full mix] (4:55)
  14. "Antonov" [film version] (11:51)
  15. "James Bond Will Return" (3:54)

References

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