On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Soundtrack, Score)
by John Barry
Released: Jan 1969
Label: Capitol Records
This 1969 Bond picture has one of the best scripts, best action sequences, best Bond girls (Diana Rigg) and best theme songs (Louis Armstrong's soft-rocking "We Have All the Time in the World") of the entire series. But Australian model George Lazenby was a rather wooden Bond (and was hammered for following Sean Connery). Thankfully, John Barry was still the composer of record and his superb score ranks up there with his work on Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice. To top it off, "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown" has to be one of the freakiest and most oddly disturbing holiday songs of all time.