Diamonds Are Forever has undergone a somewhat less significant though thoroughly pleasing expansion with the February 2003 release of the remastered, expanded version. Still mid-priced, the disc features 24 additional minutes of music from the completed film – included is "Gunbarrel and Manhunt," alternating between original John Barry music and Barry's variations on Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme," and the musical accompaniment to various key action scenes, as well as some playful romantic scoring for some of Sean Connery's romantic activities. The main virtue is the improved sound (which greatly benefits Shirley Bassey's finely nuanced performance of the title song) on what was an entertaining and distinctive, if not terribly creative or ambitious score, a somewhat closer relative to Barry's work on Goldfinger and to the exoticism of You Only Live Twice or the bold, near-symphonic scope of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The annotation is reasonably thorough, although on this occasion it focuses far more on the movie than on the music.
Born 31st August 1954 in Kingston, Jamaica, Alphonso, better known as Al, Campbell is one of reggae music's most distinguished and distinctive vocalists and songwriters. His extensive catalogue of hit records, ranging from authentic roots to sophisticated ballads, has been carefully composed over nearly half a century of music making and he still continues to make meaningful music. Extensive sleeve notes in CD booklet.
Turn back time and dreams to the black and white cinema universe where divas like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and many more with their delicate voices and expressive faces let us keep on dreaming while listening to their unforgettable hits.
Recorded in DR Koncerthuset featuring Tuva Semmingsen, Klaus Tönshoff, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, DR Big Band and members of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Diamonds and Coal is a studio album by the Welsh rock band Man. Despite longtime-frontman Micky Jones' lengthy lay-off from the band due to illness, his son George now steps up to the mic for this return. Diamonds And Coal is a rock 'n' roll album full of goodtime joie de vivre. The overtly proggy, labyrinthine moments have been shelved for the time being - in their place there's a warm, jangly, but still musically-dextrous tone and tempo. Like many other other bands of a similar vintage, Man have a sound informed by a 1960s blues-rock sound, as demonstrated on the title track, but they can't ignore their pedigree: the guitar skills of Jones and Ace on the atmospheric All Alone are Roger Waters-precise and clean…