PRNewsFoto/Capitol RecordsThe first James Bond film, Dr. No, arrived in theaters 50 years ago today, and to celebrate the franchise's golden anniversary, a new compilation is being released featuring the theme songs to all 22 movies. Best of Bond…James Bond: 50th Anniversary Collection, which hits stores this Tuesday, features Paul McCartney & Wings' 1973 hit "Live and Let Die," as well as memorable performances by Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Nancy Sinatra, Carly Simon, Madonna, Duran Duran and many more.
A deluxe, two-CD version of Best of Bond subtitled 50 Years -- 50 Tracks offers a bonus disc that features various songs and incidental compositions that also appeared in Bond films. Among the tracks included are two Pretenders songs from 1987's The Living Daylights -- "Where Has Everybody Gone" and "If There Was a Man."
Best of Bond will be available for pre-order on Friday, which also has been declared Global James Bond Day. As part of the initiative, a wide variety of Bond-themed events are taking place around the world.
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