007 Soundtrack: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

FILM: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
SOUNDTRACK RELEASED: 1997
SCORE COMPOSER: David Arnold
TITLE SONG: “Tomorrow Never Dies”
COMPOSED BY: Sheryl Crow, Mitchell Froom
PERFORMED BY: Sheryl Crow

Tomorrow Never Dies is the soundtrack of the 18th James Bond film of the same name.

David Arnold composed the score of Tomorrow Never Dies, his first full Bond soundtrack. Arnold came to the producer’s attention due to his successful cover interpretations in Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project—which featured major artists performing classic James Bond title songs.

The theme tune was chosen through a competitive process. There were approximately twelve submissions; including songs from Swan Lee, Pulp, Saint Etienne, Marc Almond, Sheryl Crow, and David Arnold. Arnold’s entry—Tomorrow Never Dies, sung by k.d. lang—a bold, brassy number in the classic John Barry/Shirley Bassey vein, was chosen as the official theme song, and Arnold heavily incorporated elements of the song throughout the film’s score. However, similar to the last-minute theme song switch that occurred with Thunderball three decades earlier, shortly before the film’s release, the producers replaced Arnold and lang’s theme with Sheryl Crow’s, as Crow was a much bigger name at the time; Arnold’s theme was re-titled Surrender and moved to the end credits.

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TRACK LISTING

1997 release

  1. “Tomorrow Never Dies” – Sheryl Crow – (4:50)
  2. “White Knight” – (8:30)
  3. “The Sinking of the Devonshire” – (7:07)
  4. “Company Car” – (3:08)
  5. “Station Break” – (3:30)
  6. “Paris and Bond” – (1:55)
  7. “The Last Goodbye” – (1:34)
  8. “Hamburg Break In” – (2:52)
  9. “Hamburg Break Out” – (1:26)
  10. “Doctor Kaufman” – (2:26)
  11. “*-3-Send” – (1:17)
  12. “Underwater Discovery” – (3:37)
  13. “Backseat Driver” – David Arnold and Alex Gifford of Propellerheads – (4:37)
  14. “Surrender” – k.d. lang (Music by David Arnold and David McAlmont, Lyrics by Don Black) – (3:56)
  15. “James Bond Theme” – Moby – (3:12)

2000 release

  1. “White Knight” – (8:29)
  2. “Sinking of the Devonshire” – (7:06)
  3. “Company Car” – (3:07)
  4. “Paris And Bond” – (1:55)
  5. “Last Goodbye” – (1:33)
  6. “Hamburg Break In” – (2:53)
  7. “Hamburg Break Out” – (1:24)
  8. “Doctor Kaufman” – (2:27)
  9. “*-3-Send” – (1:15)
  10. “Backseat Driver” – (4:34)
  11. “Underwater Discovery” – (3:36)
  12. “Helicopter Ride” – (1:34)
  13. “Bike Chase” – (6:44)
  14. “Bike Shop Fight” – (2:42)
  15. “Kowloon Bay” – (2:27)
  16. “Boarding the Stealth” – (4:38)
  17. “A Tricky Spot for 007” – (2:48)
  18. “All in a Day’s Work” – (5:09)
  19. “Exclusive David Arnold Interview” – (11:02)
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