Too Big for Just One

Blockbuster films are well known for having some truly amazing soundtracks and you can’t really get more of a blockbuster than Casino Royale.

As Casino Royale was filmed twice, first back in 1967 and then with Daniel Craig playing 007 in the 2006 remake we are treated to two of the finest backing soundtracks out there.

Casino Royal 1967 soundtrack was by Bur Bacharach with Mike Redway singing the lyrics to the title song as the credits rolled and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass performing some of the songs.

Burt Bacharach studied under Darius Milhaud, Bohuslav Martinu and Henry Cowel and in the 1950 he toured with Marlene Dietrich.

Later he would go on to produce many hits especially for Dionne Warwick like Walk on By and I Say a Little Prayer for You, and he and David (Harold Lane David) then went on to create some brilliant film scores like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid which won an academy award.

So, it really isn’t surprising that the score for Casino Royale has so many tracks that are instantly recognisable today with artists who are some of the finest we have every heard. Dusty Springfield and ‘The Look of Love’ being just one.

Fast forward to 2006 to the brilliant remake of Casino Royale with Daniel Craig as the up and coming secret service agent 007.

David G. Arnold scored more than one James Bond film and was a Bond fan from an early age as well as being a great admirer of John Barry and Arnold scores of the Bond films include The World is Not Enough, Die another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Chris Cornell the former Audioslave and Soundgarden lead singer both composed and sang the title song for Casino Royale ‘You Know My Name’ and collaborated with Arnold throughout.

James Bond films and especially those that involve his love of gambling and the casino have become synonymous with glitz, glamour and beautiful people and creating a score that encompasses the feel of the casino with all the tension and sparkle that people expect is no mean task to undertake.

The environment of the casino is like nothing else, but of course not all of us can be a bricks and mortar casino such as the ones that drew 007 to the tables. Fortunately, knowing where to play Rainbow Riches one of the most popular slots games of all time is not difficult.

Reminiscent of the golden age of Vegas, Rainbow Richest has a traditional feel to it although it does have three rather special features which offers players the opportunity to win the maximum jackpot.

Casinos, whether bricks and mortar venues have always drawn people from all over the world, and that is why films like Casino Royale and their great soundtracks stand out from the rest.

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