Six of the Best tunes to read James Bond by.

In the latest episode of the James Bond: Six of the Best podcast, Jarrod and Alan discuss what they listen to when reading Bond stories as we dive into the two-volume “Music To Read James Bond To” vinyl album series from 1965 and 1966. Does one album score over the other, and just what is the Bond connection with some of the track titles? You can follow the discussion, and listen to our track picks HERE.

NEW – 007 Article Archive

Between 2019 and 2022 I wrote a series of articles on various aspects of James Bond for the Hero Collector website owned and operated by a company called Eaglemoss. Unfortunately, Eaglemoss went out of business in 2022 and the website was shut down, meaning that those articles were no longer available online.

So I have decided to add a new 007 Articles section to the James Bond Lexicon to provide an archive of the Hero Collector articles plus a selection of other Bond-related writing.

The first article, Bond: Born In Jamacia (first published in June 2019) is now available.

Six of the Best Circles Back to Dr. No

In the latest episode of Bond Music: Six of the Best, Jarrod takes Alan back to the beginning of their Bond music journey with a fresh look at the 50th Anniversary edition of the Dr. No soundtrack. Click HERE to see if this expanded look at the sounds of the first 007 outing offers them any new insights.

Lexicon Updates: No Time To Die

It’s taken almost a year since the release of Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, but we have now added 63 entries (49 new and 14 updates) to the James Bond Lexicon website covering the events of No Time To Die. You can access them at the Lexicon Updates page links and search for the [NTTDm] tag on the entries.

Ranking The Bonds: OHMSS

Van and Alan travel back to 1969 in the latest Ranking The Bonds podcast episode. Just how will Van score the various elements of Alan’s favorite Bond movie? Will Alan find that it still holds up? These and lots more questions will be answered as we discuss On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. You can join us by clicking HERE.

The Rogue Agents Tackle Moonraker

The On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast team recently reconvened to tackle the BBC Radio adaptation of Ian Fleming’s Moonraker. How does it stack up against the novel? Who was our favorite voice actor? How upset was Delvin that Bond didn’t get the girl? You can find out the answer to these, and other insightful questions by clicking HERE to listen.

Ranking The Bonds: You Only Live Twice

Van and Alan return for another look at Bond’s mission to Japan in You Only Live Twice. How will they score this conflicted movie? Is Blofeld an iconic villain or a Belgian administrator? Is Littel Nellie a cool Bond vehicle of an annoying buzzing fly? Click HERE to find out the answers and much more.

Bond A-Z Examines OHMSS

Alan was honored to be asked back to the James Bond A-Z podcast, where he joined fellow guest Mike Reyes from CinemaBlend to discuss our favorite Bond movie, ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE. We go in depth to tell the story of the movie, its stars, production, sounds, and enduring legacy. CLICK HERE to listen to the discussion.

Lexicon Updates: With A Mind To Kill

We have now completed the Lexicon update notes for Anthony Horowitz’s latest Bond continuation novel, the excellent WITH A MIND TO KILL. It’s a taut, suspenseful thriller that follows on from the events of Ian Fleming‘s The Man With The Golden Gun and provides some great insights into what makes James Bond the man he is. It’s also packed with returning Bond characters as well as introducing us to some new people and places. It all adds up to 57 NEW ENTRIES and 8 EXPANDED ENTRIES for the Lexicon Updates section of the website.

Come Spy With Six of the Best

This month Jarrod and Alan broaden their Bond-related listening as they tackle one of the best spy music compilations, Come Spy With Us: The Secret Agent Songbook. While we may be listening to music from, and chatting about, other super spy franchises o the 1960s, there is still a lot of Bond and Fleming-related content. So tune in and find out just how much Jarrod knows about Danger Man and Alan’s sudden revelation about the lyrics to The Silencer.