The Casino Royale films in 1967 and 2006 are two great James Bond movies with interesting and very absorbing soundtrack most people called – the “Casino Royale song”.
1. Casino Royale Theme (1967 Film):
This is the Casino Royale theme song in the James Bond 1967 film. The sound track has been performed by Herb and Albert and the Tijuana Brass Band. It is an instrumental musical piece one can hear in the opening part of the movie. Trumpets, drums/percussions, strings and other instrument all combine to conjure a lively, upbeat, jazzy, light, cha-cha dance-like beat, Latin-Caribbean type of music—light, breezy, sunny and celebratory.
2. The Look of Love
It is one of the soundtracks in the Casino Royale movie. The song was performed by Dusty Springfield. Her vocal was accompanied by piano, drums, percussion and saxophone accompaniment. Her voice is sexy, seductive and sensual. The lyric is an expression of a powerful human emotion and deep longing for love—to love and be loved. The Look of Love is a prelude and invitation to love. It becomes more romantic and sensual with the playing of a solo tenor saxophone after the vocals in the middle and end part of the song.
3. African Rundown
This is the theme song of Casino Royale James Bond 2006 film. A pure instrumental piece of music mixed with sound effects.
The introduction conveys and prepares you to the coming fast pace action, suspense and adventure of the film. Distinct and prominent sounds of trumpets and African tribal drum beats, painting in the minds of the listeners a never ending car chase movie scene.
As the music unfolds, its shift is geared towards an accelerating tempo and pulsating beats topping it all with its ascending and soaring loud blasts and sound effects until it eventually reached its finale.
4. Blunt Instrument
It is a pure instrumental music in Casino Royale 2006 James bond film. The opening part begins with a Wagnerian orchestral overture. Then abruptly accelerates into a lightning speed of special sound effects and trumpets
5. The Look of Love (Instrumental)
This is the instrumental version of The Look of Love vocals of Dusty Springfield. Any fans of blues or jazz will surely love this instrumental version. It is not only a romantic jazz piece but a soothing one. The center piece instrument is the trumpet accompanied by brass and percussion instruments. The trumpet creates passionate sounds while the other accompanying instrument conveys rhythm, and slow gentle swaying movement as counterpoint.
6. You Know My Name
This is one of the songs in Casino Royale 2006 film. It was performed by Chris Cornell. The song begins with the heavy strumming of electric guitars with strong vocals of Chris Cornell and the heavy drum beating throughout the song. The lyrics talks about the tale of personal survival, courage and determination in the face of life’s dangers and challenges
Watching the two Casino Royale films gives you all the thrills and excitement of a spy movie. Which song in the list above is your favorite Casino Royale song?