007 Soundtrack: Licence to Kill (1989)June 28, 2014
COMPOSED BY: Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen, Walter Afanasieff
The soundtrack to Licence to Kill, the 16th James Bond film of the same name, was released by MCA Records in 1989.
Because the usual James Bond composer John Barry (who had scored almost every film from From Russia with Love onwards) was not available at the time as he was undergoing throat surgery, the soundtrack’s more upbeat and suspenseful score was composed and conducted by Michael Kamen.
Initially Eric Clapton and Vic Flick were asked to write and perform the theme song to Licence to Kill. The theme was said to have been a new version based on the James Bond Theme. The guitar riff heard in the original recording of the theme was played by Flick.
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- “Licence to Kill” – Gladys Knight
- “Wedding Party” – Ivory
- “Dirty Love” – Tim Feehan
- “If You Asked Me To” – Patti LaBelle
- “James & Felix on Their Way to Church”
- “His Funny Valentine”
- “Sanchez Is in the Bahamas/Shark Fishing”
- “Licence Revoked”