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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

LP (Item 57929) United Artists, 1969 — Condition: Used
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One of the lesser known John Barry soundtracks, to one of the lesser known Bond films – but a nice one! The record has a beautiful easy quality that's a bit different from some of Barry's other work, and which allies it a bit more with the Sound Gallery/Sound Spectrum sound of the late 60s. The vocal cut's sung by Louis Armstrong – but we love the sweeping strings and harpsichord of tracks like "Ski Chase", "Main Theme", and "Journey To Blofeld's Hideaway". (Stereo pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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