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Moonraker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was a soundtrack composed by John Barry for the 1979 James Bond film of the same name. The film's eponymous theme song was written by Hal David and sung by Shirley Bassey. The album was first released on vinyl and cassette by United Artists Records in 1979.

Development

Moonraker was the third of the three Bond films for which the theme song was performed by Shirley Bassey. The soundtrack was composed by John Barry. Moonraker uses for the first time since Diamonds Are Forever a piece of music called "007", the secondary Bond theme composed by Barry which was introduced in From Russia with Love. The soundtrack also references the theme from The Spy Who Loved Me. In January 2015, James Fitzpatrick started a Kickstarter campaign to finance a new "complete" recording of the Moonraker score, citing lost master tapes, key moments that were not included on the released soundtrack, and less-than-ideal recording conditions on the original sessions. The recording was to be undertaken by Nic Raine and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. However, the project, soon after reaching its destination goal, was canceled due to undisclosed rights issues. 

Track listing

  1. "Moonraker" – Performed by Shirley Bassey (3:07)
  2. "Space Laser Battle" (2:43)
  3. "Miss Goodhead Meets Bond" (2:44)
  4. "Cable Car and Snake Fight" (3:04)
  5. "Bond Lured to Pyramid" (2:02)
  6. "Flight into Space" (6:26)
  7. "Bond Arrives in Rio and Boat Chase" (2:34)
  8. "Centrifuge and Corrine Put Down" (2:32)
  9. "Bond Smells a Rat" (2:21)
  10. "End Title - Moonraker" – Performed by Shirley Bassey (2:28)

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