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James Bond Theme on U.S. version of Help!
3 February 2012
A Beginning
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3 February 2012

Hello Beatlepeople!  


I've been trying to find a downloadable version of this without buying that whole box set.


Any advice? 

3 February 2012
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
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Never realized the James Bond theme was on Help!

Depending on where you live, it might be very easy to get hold of the vinyl record.

Then, if you know someone with a "digital" turntable,  it's relatively easy to convert to digital format.


If you're not getting anywhere, let me know.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
3 February 2012

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1 May 2011

You can always download it from youtube, video2mp3 media converter is just one of a number of online places that convert youtube videos to mp3 files. I have no idea where else you can download the individual song.  


The James Bond Intro Help! is currently on The Capitol Albums Volume 2 not the 2009 Stereo or Mono boxsets. It was the opening to the US Help! Original Soundtrack album and later on the 1973 US release of 1962 – 1966, tho i think it was omitted in subsequent reissues. Not sure if it was on The Beatles Box lp set released in 1982.

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4 February 2012
A Beginning
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3 February 2012

Thank you, meanmistermustard.

5 February 2012
a place where I can go
Paris Olympia
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23 October 2011
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I won the vinyl, got it for about $12 in a record store. Here's the outside and inside (I love the inside!)
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6 February 2012
Hollywood Bowl
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19 April 2010

uhm, I have the original one I bought in 1965.

"She looks more like him than I do."
8 March 2013
A Beginning
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8 March 2013

Google search and find the video.

Then use Firefox add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

Video DownloadHelper 4.9.13

The easy way to download Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites.

This works also for audio and picture galleries.

then use AppGeeker to convert the youtube files (often ends as .*flv) to any other common format for suitable your devices. 

i.e. How to convert .flv files to .mp4 format

This guide will walk you through the conversion process.

I try this one and it's very goood.

Hope it works.

18 March 2013
Yhaal House
St Peters Church
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11 March 2013

Who played the James Bond theme then.

One assumes it's not the Beatles (as no such session has ever been documented).

Where was it nicked from?

Is it the original Vic Flick (John Barry Orchestra) version?

18 March 2013
Funny Paper
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1899
Member Since:
1 November 2012

I had started a topic on this in November of 2012 (called "The 007-ish intro to Help"), not knowing there might be another topic covering it.  Anyway, someone there answered that it was Vic Flick:

RunForYourLife said
I believe that Vic Flick (the guitarist who played the 007 theme) actually plays the twangy guitar on the instrumental bits in A Hard Day's Night.

Never heard of Vic Flick before.  I see now that he did the guitar work for the "James Bond theme" in the movie Dr. No (1962) -- three years before Help!


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