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Prime cuts - what Amazon left out of the 007 concert

08-Oct-2022 • Bond News

By all accounts, 'The Sound of 007' concert on Wednesday night at the Royal Albert Hall was an amazing experience for the lucky 5,000 attendees and a fitting celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films.

Fans around the world were excited to hear that Amazon would be releasing the concert on their Prime service in over 200 countries the very next day.

However, many were dismayed to learn on Thursday that Amazon had cut the concert down from 3 hours to just 57 minutes. They removed all the instrumental pieces performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra between vocal performances, and reduced their number, too.

Composer David Arnold responded to questions from fans about the reduced runtime on Twitter: "For those asking, it’s up to Amazon what they choose to include in their programming , but I’m very grateful they’ve worked so hard to get these concert highlights streamable. I’ll see if there are any plans to make some excluded material available in the future."

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