For Your Eyes Only (1981 Film) Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack, Import
The 12th official Bond movie was an attempt to tone down the slapstick cartoonish quality that peaked with the previous Moonraker. Strangely, that didn't quite translate into the score. Conti (still enjoying the success of Rocky) provided something clearly symptomatic of its era. The disco elements that pervade this album didn't add anything serious to the movie then, and they don't do so now. The bright side of that, however, is that he clearly had great fun, and so will you with an hour of music that takes itself less seriously than John Barry's scores ever did (which is saying something!). Get ready to groove to the Bond theme via funky guitar, heavy drum set, and what we now deem "cheesy" synths in "Gunbarrel / Flowers For Teresa / Sinking The St. Georges". This is the first of a batch of albums to feature previously unavailable bonus tracks--something that always makes Rykodisc releases worthwhile. --Paul Tonks
The result, I bought the DVD and the CD!
Five stars for the music! Five stars for the Soundtrack!
The title song performed by Sheena Easton is O.K., but I feel that it doesn't cover what I expect from a Bond film, in spite of its popularity.
However, this Ryko release is very good, filled with all the music of Bill Conti for one of the most spectacular Bond films ever. This is for your ears only.