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Spectre: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 24th James Bond film of the same name. Released by Universal Music Classics on October 23, 2015 in the United Kingdom and on November 6, 2015 in the United States, the music was composed by Thomas Newman, who previously composed the soundtrack of 23rd Bond's film Skyfall, making him the third composer after John Barry and David Arnold (and the first non-British composer) to score more than one film in the series. The film's theme song "Writing's on the Wall" performed by Sam Smith is the only one of the four themes that doesn't feature the title of its film.[1] It is also the third song after "You Know My Name" (2006) and "Skyfall" (2012) that did not appear on the film's official soundtrack album.


Thomas Newman returned as Spectre's composer.[2] Rather than composing the score once the film had moved into post-production, Newman worked during filming.[3] The theatrical trailer released in July 2015 contained a rendition of John Barry's On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme.[4][5] Mendes revealed that the final film would have more than one hundred minutes of music.[6]

In September 2015 it was announced that Sam Smith and regular collaborator Jimmy Napes had written the film's title theme, "Writing's on the Wall", with Smith performing it for the film.[7] The song was released later that month where it received mixed reviews from critics and fans, particularly in comparison to Adele's "Skyfall".[8][9][10] It became the first Bond theme to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart.[11]

Track listing

Standard album:[12]

No. Title Length
1. Los Muertos Vivos Estan (featuring Tambuco) 2:46
2. Vauxhall Bridge 2:18
3. The Eternal City 4:32
4. Donna Lucia 2:02
5. A Place Without Mercy 1:03
6. Backfire 4:52
7. Crows Klinik 1:41
8. The Pale King 2:54
9. Madeleine 2:57
10. Kite in a Hurricane 2:08
11. Snow Plane 5:23
12. L'Americain 1:41
13. Secret Room 5:21
14. Hinx 1:20
15. Writing's on the Wall (Instrumental) 2:09
16. Silver Wraith 2:14
17. A Reunion 5:34
18. Day of the Dead (featuring Tambuco) 1:24
19. Tempus Fugit 1:20
20. Safe House 3:54
21. Blindfold 1:27
22. Careless 4:37
23. Detonation 3:52
24. Westminster Bridge 4:13
25. Out of Bullets 1:50
26. Spectre 5:36
Total length: 79:29

See also


  1. Sam Smith Teases 'Bond' Theme Song; 'Spectre' Soundtrack Gets Release Date. Exclaim (September 21, 2015). Retrieved on November 7, 2015.
  2. "Bond returns in Spectre",, Eon Productions, 4 December 2014. Retrieved on 6 December 2014. 
  3. James Bond Producers Delve Deep Into Spectre. Retrieved on 29 March 2015.
  4. New Spectre Trailer (21 July 2015). Retrieved on 30 July 2015.
  5. New Bond soundtrack: what does the new Spectre trailer tell us? (22 July 2015). Retrieved on 30 July 2015.
  6. Never Say Never Again (Again) (16 July 2015). Retrieved on 17 July 2015.
  7. Sam Smith to Sing Title Song for Spectre. Eon Productions (8 September 2015). Retrieved on 8 September 2015.
  8. Petridis, Alexis. "Sam Smith's James Bond theme review – 'It feels like an X Factor ballad'", The Guardian, Guardian Media Group, 25 September 2015. Retrieved on 25 September 2015. 
  9. McGrath, Rachel. "Sam Smith's Writing On The Wall Spectre Song Hasn't Impressed James Bond Fans", The Huffington Post UK, 25 September 2015. Retrieved on 25 September 2015. 
  10. "Sam Smith Bond song splits opinion",, BBC, 25 September 2015. Retrieved on 25 September 2015. 
  11. Ellis-Petersen, Hannah. "Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" becomes first ever Bond No. 1",, Guardian Media Group, 2 October 2015. Retrieved on 16 October 2015. 
  12. Skyfall: Thomas Newman: MP3 Downloads. Amazon UK (19 October 2012). Retrieved on 7 November 2015.
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