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Live And Let Die Rehearsal Video

11th December 2013

Watch Paul McCartney and Wings rehearse a recording of 'Live And Let Die' in this rare video

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Often voted one of the best James Bond title themes, but also disregarded by a section of fandom, Paul McCartney & Wings broke the mould when they created "Live And Let Die" and ushered in a new lead actor as 007: Roger Moore. In this rare video, McCartney, Wings and the orchestra are seen in a rehearsal performance of the song.

Composer George Martin, hired to score the film, teamed with McCartney who had previously been considered for "Diamonds Are Forever" in 1971. This was the first time the pair worked together since Abbey Road in 1969. The theme was written by Paul and his wife Linda McCartney and performed by Paul and his group, Wings. The film version was recorded during the sessions for the Red Rose Speedway album.

"Live And Let Die" was the first James Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song (which gave Paul his second Academy Award nomination and Linda her first), but it lost to the theme song from "The Way We Were".

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