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Thursday, August 27, 2009

(3) James Bond You Only Live Twice - Lara Tan


At the end of 1967, The Trailers released another EP with a second James Bond number. It was also on Cosdel (CEP 3008). You Only Live Twice, was released with, Please Don't Talk To The Life Guard, Single Girl and Dream Girl. They are all sung in Chinese by Ling Ling or Lara Tan (image), who had cut a few other titles with The Trailers

In the Bond number, You Only Live Twice, lead guitarist Victor Woo and pianist/organist Jimmy Chan showed their prowess by giving the song its local flavour and depth. You Only Live Twice and Dream Girl were released in Australia by Festival Records with copyright from Cosdel.

In the original recording, You Only Live Twice, was sung by Nancy Sinatra, with music by John Barry and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Little Anthony & The Imperials recorded a powerful rendition of the song for United Artists Records as well. It appeared on their 1967 album. Shirley Bassey had also performed it in an album of her own.

Reference: Wikipedia.

Image/original article: Andy Lim Collection.

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