Paul McCartney released his James Bond theme song, "Live and Let Die," 50 years ago this month, on June 1st, 1973. To commemorate the milestone, the classic has been mixed in Dolby Atmos by Giles Martin and Steve Orchard. Giles' late father, George Martin, produced the song and arranged the orchestra.
McCartney was commissioned to write the song, which he very much enjoyed doing. He said, "Normally I don't do that. Normally I just totally please myself, just do what I want to do, which is great to. But then when these kind of things come along, it was kind of fun. Writing something that was going to work in a thriller, in an action film."
"Live and Let Die" was the first James Bond movie song to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. The song lost to Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were." It did win the Grammy for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) back in 1974.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]