I'm not sure if there was a thread to discuss this book but I only found about it through that Classic FM program with Arnold & Newman with Burlingame via satellite. As soon as I heard them mention he's written a book about the history of Bond music, I knew I needed to check this out.
I tracked it down on Amazon and to my delight it had a bunch of raves, so I decided that I needed to get this book, it just arrived today and seriously can't wait to delve in. The fact that it covers everything from DN up to QOS is just great and getting the inside on the court cases and other stories revolving around the music is going to be just an utter delight.
As someone who has become a little cynical about Bond and find a good number of the entries not to my liking any more, my admiration for the scores (before Arnold) has never wavered. Barry's sound is ingrained on my life like no other music I would say, it's probably the music that has stayed with me for the longest, remembering hearing the soundtracks on vinyl via my Dad's LP collection at 5 years old, a joyous memories of my childhood. Most of my parents music taste was pretty terrible but this one factor I was always grateful to my Dad for introducing to me.
Has anyone else purchased this and what have they thought of it, will report back when I've read it and give my thought although I can see them being most positive on the strength of the likes of John Cork & Graham Rye raving about it.