The Living Daylights
aka James Bond Instrumental 2

Writers - Tennant/Lowe

This track, like the instrumental backing of "This Must Be the Place I've Waited Years to Leave," was composed for the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights. Much more upbeat and considerably less atmospheric than that other track, it's hard to imagine this piece fitting into the Bond context.

As the story goes, the Boys allegedly backed out of the project when they learned that the film's producers didn't want them to provide a complete soundtrack but merely the opening theme song. But apparently Neil and Chris haven't found an alternate means of putting this track to use, so it languishes in the vault.

Incidentally, A-ha got the ultimate job of providing what turned out to be one of the less memorable James Bond themes.

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