I wanted to start a discussion on the remastering of Bond soundtracks that have yet been released in particular here, the Spy Who Loved Me soundtrack. I'm an owner of the original cd album which was good but almost the entire score is missing from the cd! What prompted me to start this forum after years of wishing was having just bought an expanded spy who loved me soundtrack for £15.00 only to find that it's a fake, badly recorded and put together. I admit I was pretty angry when it arrived. I felt like I had been cheated after the original description was both inaccurate and misleading, claiming to be an actual extended version. There wasn't a single extended track included and only dvd rips not to mention the inclusion of a duplicate track cleverly disguised under a different track title. This is shocking and someone should know about it.
So here's my thinking. Presuming the masters still exist, what would have to happen for the soundtrack to be professionally expanded and released either as a limited run or else wise?
Here is what we have and what we don't:
Original Album Released:
The Spy Who Loved Me Main Title Song
Ride to Atlantis
Nobody Does It Better (Instrumental)
Nobody Does It Better (End Titles)
What has never been released and missing from the current release:
Moscow/Anya's Musical Box/Lovers/Ski Chase
Over the Edge
Trible X's Debriefing
Bond in Egypt
Desert Truck Trail
On Jaws Trail
Broken Down Truck/Lawrence of Arabia Homage
Temple Ruins/Opposite Number
Travelling by Train/Sardina Introduction
Travelling to Atlantis
Bike Chasing Lotus
Underwater Lotus/Sub Chase
Lotus on the Beach
The Tanker (Film Version)
Candid Camera/Breaking into the Control Room
Bond to Enemy Ship/Stromberg's Demise/Torpedos Approaches
End Titles (Film Version)
I might have missed a few, let me know if you can think of anymore.
I'd love to see this soundtrack finally get the treatment it deserves.