007 Soundtrack: For Your Eyes Only (1981)June 28, 2014
COMPOSED BY: Bill Conti, Michael Leeson
For Your Eyes Only is the soundtrack for the 12th James Bond film of the same name.
The theme song was written by Bill Conti (music) and Michael Leeson (lyrics), and performed by Sheena Easton. The song was later nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe in 1982. Easton also made Bond film history as the first (and, to date, only) artist to perform the theme song on-screen during the opening title sequence.
Originally, the band Blondie was approached to write and perform the theme song for the film. They produced a song also called For Your Eyes Only that they turned in to the producers, however, this was rejected because the company wanted the Conti song and the band refused, and subsequently asked Easton to record an entirely new theme. Blondie eventually released their song on the 1982 album The Hunter. The track Make It Last All Night, performed by Rage and used for the scene at hitman Gonzales’ Spanish poolside, is notable for lyrics more suggestive even than the raunchiest Bond title track (arguably, The Man with the Golden Gun).
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- “For Your Eyes Only” – Sheena Easton
- “A Drive in the Country”
- “Take Me Home” – Flügelhorn solo: Eddie Blair
- “Melina’s Revenge”
- “Gonzales Takes a Dive”
- “St. Cyril’s Monastery”
- “Make It Last All Night” – Rage
- “For Your Eyes Only (Instrumental)” – Flügelhorn solo: Derek Watkins
- “The P.M. Gets the Bird/For Your Eyes Only – Reprise” – Sheena Easton
- “Gunbarrel/Flowers for Teresa/Sinking the St. Georges”
- “Unfinished Business/Bond Meets Kristatos”
- “Goodbye, Countess/No Head for Heights/Dining Alone”
- “Recovering the ATAC”
- “Sub vs. Sub”
- “Run Them Down/The Climb”