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Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project

Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project
David Arnold with various artists
Released 20 October 1997 (UK)
2 December 1997 (US)
Genre Rock, electronic
Length 52:40
Label East West (UK/Japan)
Sire (U.S.)
Producer David Arnold
David Arnold chronology

Independence Day soundtrack
Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project
Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack
Singles from Shaken and Stirred
  1. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
    Released: 6 October 1997
  2. "Diamonds Are Forever"
    Released: 10 November 1997
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project is an album of cover versions of James Bond film themes organized and produced by David Arnold. Featuring contemporary rock and electronic artists of the time, it was compiled by Arnold in 1997 and released on East West Records in the United Kingdom and Sire Records in the United States. Following this project, Arnold would go on to compose the music for a number of Bond films.

John Barry, the composer of many of the themes on the album, was complimentary about Arnold's interpretation of his work; "He was very faithful to the melodic and harmonic content, but he's added a whole other rhythmic freshness and some interesting casting in terms of the artists chosen to do the songs. I think it's a terrific album. I'm very flattered."[2]

A version of "You Only Live Twice" by Björk was recorded but not included on the album. It is available as a free download from[3] Arnold had previously collaborated with Björk on the 1993 song "Play Dead". This arrangement was also recorded with Natacha Atlas and released in 1999 on the single One Brief Moment, produced by David Arnold.

The Japanese release of the album also included an Orchestral version of "The James Bond Theme", which is identified as a "Bonus track for Japan".

The album peaked at #11 in the UK Albums Chart.[4] Two singles were released from the album in the UK: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "Diamonds Are Forever", which reached #7 and #39 in the UK Singles Chart respectively.[5][6]

Track listing

No. TitleFeaturing Length
1. "Diamonds Are Forever"  David McAlmont 3:54
2. "Nobody Does It Better"  Aimee Mann 4:26
3. "Space March"  Leftfield 5:31
4. "All Time High"  Pulp 4:33
5. "Moonraker"  Shara Nelson 3:56
6. "The James Bond Theme"  LTJ Bukem 7:00
7. "Live And Let Die"  Chrissie Hynde 2:45
8. "Thunderball"  Martin Fry 4:15
9. "From Russia with Love"  Natacha Atlas 3:12
10. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"  Propellerheads 9:26
11. "We Have All the Time in the World"  Iggy Pop 3:42
12. "The James Bond Theme - Bonus track for Japan"  Orchestral 3:30

Diamonds Are Forever (Single)

No. TitleFeaturing Length
1. "Diamonds Are Forever (Radio Edit)"  David McAlmont 3:51
2. "Diamonds Are Forever (You Expect Me To Do What Mr Goldfinger? Mix)"  Shape Navigator 6:20
3. "The James Bond Theme"  Orchestral 3:30
4. "Diamonds Are Forever (Orchapella)"  David McAlmont 3:39

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Single)

No. TitleFeaturing Length
1. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Edit)"  Propellerheads 3:26
2. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"  Propellerheads 9:26
3. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Orchapella)"  Propellerheads 5:38

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