Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ postal shipping
The Speed Of Sound | From Russia With Love

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
John Barry Lou Reed Richard Hell

More Artists From
UK - England - North West

Other Genres You Will Love
Rock: Experimental Rock Rock: Paisley Underground Moods: Mood: Brooding
There are no items in your wishlist.

From Russia With Love

by The Speed Of Sound

Dark, twangy and as menacing as SMERSH; a powerful new interpretation of the classic James Bond film song.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. From Russia With Love
3:02 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Q: So why do From Russia With Love as a single?

A: It is the best Bond book, the best of the films (closest to the original realistic/convincing plot) and the tune has some great chord sequences - it is oozing with unfulfilled 'twang-potential'. I have recorded it before, so when I was looking for an idea for a new single it was an obvious choice to me. I darkened it up a bit; but the gypsy belly-dancers are still there.

Q: What can you say about the artwork?

A: I wanted to replicate the essence of the cover of the 1st edition hardback of the book, and this is as close as I could get. The rose (complete with black-spot on the leaves) is a Lili Marlene, a very deep-red cluster rose. It was freshly-cut from my back garden. The revolver is a deactivated .38 Colt Police Special, the book has a Smith&Wesson 5-shot .38 but my gun-collector chum hasn't got one... however; anyone familiar with the bookcover will recognise the image.

Q: What is that sound?

A: You must mean the percussion? There are three overlaid hand-clap tracks in there; they are spread around the stereo in an irregular triangle so don't quite sound together - a bit like castanets. There are also three sleigh-bell tracks (at different points on the stereo compass-rose), plus a tambourine and a small Moroccan drum. The feel I was after was being at the centre of a circle with people clapping and beating the rhythm around you while you dance.



to write a review

Henry G

Love it
I bought this because of the fuzzy riff on the end of the clip and was utterly blown away by the guitar break - there is no clue in the preview that anything like that was coming... ace. Had to tell you. I simply can't say any more.