Remember: this is before John Williams redefined how you score a sci-fi film, so when the action transfers to outer space, John Barry gives us 'Capsule In Space', an incredibly balletic, Ravel-influenced sound with a gentle trumpet-shaped reminder that this is still a Bond film after all. It's surprisingly low-key, but daring because of it - a delicate evocation not only of the quietness of space, but also of the fact that Blofeld is about to provoke nuclear war. And there aren't many soundtracks that can do that convincingly.
Source: Classic FM
More pieces by Barry
- On her Majesty's Secret Service
- You Only Live Twice