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COLLECTING 007 UK/US Record sleeve comparisons
WRITTEN & COMPILED BY KEVIN HARPER

Although the track listings of the UK and US James Bond soundtrack albums were identical (with a few exceptions listed on the individual pages for each album), the sleeve artwork was not always the same on both sides of the Atlantic. Some sleeves had slightly different cropping of the cover images, whilst others featured alternate artwork. When the soundtracks were later reissued on compact disc, it was usually the US cover artwork which was favoured on the new edition. Below is a gallery of all UK (left) and US (right) sleeve art from 1963-1989 for comparison. It should be noted that Dr. No did not have its soundtrack issued to coincide with the release of the film in the UK. The USA soundtrack album was issued in June 1963, but was not available in the UK until July 1965, so was therefore actually the third James Bond soundtrack released.

Dr. No Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album

Dr. No Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album USA

Dr. No Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album
United Artists Records ULP 1097 Mono (1965)
United Artists Records SULP 1097 Stereo (1965)

Dr. No Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album
United Artists Records UAL 4108 Mono (1963)
United Artists Records UAS 5108 Stereo (1963)

From Russia With Love Sound Track

From Russia With Love Sound Track USA

From Russia With Love Sound Track
United Artists Records ULP 1052 Mono (1963)
United Artists Records SULP 1052 Stereo (1963)

From Russia With Love Sound Track
United Artists Records UAL 4114 Mono (1964)
United Artists Records UAS 5114 Stereo (1964)

Goldfinger Original Motion Picture Score

Goldfinger Original Motion Picture Score USA

Goldfinger Original Motion Picture Score
United Artists Records ULP 1076 Mono (1964)
United Artists Records SULP 1076 Stereo (1964)

Goldfinger Original Motion Picture Sound Track
United Artists Records UAL 4117 Mono (1964)
United Artists Records UAS 5117 Stereo (1964)

Thunderball Original Motion Picture Score

Thunderball Original Motion Picture Score USA

Thunderball Original Motion Picture Score
United Artists Records ULP 1110 Mono (1965)
United Artists Records SULP 1110 Stereo (1965)

Thunderball Original Motion Picture Sound Track
United Artists Records UAL 4132 Mono (1965)
United Artists Records UAS 5132 Stereo (1965)

You Only Live Twice Original Soundtrack Recording

You Only Live Twice Original Soundtrack Recording USA

You Only Live Twice Original Soundtrack Recording
United Artists Records ULP 1171 Mono (1967)
United Artists Records SULP 1171 Stereo (1967)

You Only Live Twice Original Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAL 4155 Mono (1967)
United Artists Records UAS 5155 Stereo (1967)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

On Her Majesty's Secret Service Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAS 29020 Stereo (1969)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAS 5204 Stereo (1969)

Diamonds Are Forever Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Diamonds Are Forever Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

Diamonds Are Forever
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAS 29216 Stereo (1971)

Diamonds Are Forever
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAS 5220 Stereo (1971)

Live And Let Die Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Live And Let Die Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

Live And Let Die
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAS 29475 Stereo (1973)

Live And Let Die
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UA-L100-G Stereo (1973)

The Man With The Golden Gun Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Man With The Golden Gun Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

The Man With The Golden Gun
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAS 29671 Stereo (1974)

The Man With The Golden Gun
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UA-LA358-G Stereo (1974)

The Spy Who Loved Me Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Spy Who Loved Me Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

The Spy Who Loved Me
Original Motion Picture Score
United Artists Records UAG 30098 Stereo (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me
Original Motion Picture Score
United Artists Records UA-LA774-H Stereo (1977)

Moonraker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Moonraker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

Moonraker
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UAG 30247 Stereo (1979)

Moonraker
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United Artists Records UA-LA971-I Stereo (1979)

For Your Eyes Only Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

For Your Eyes Only Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

For Your Eyes Only
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Liberty Records LBG 30337 Stereo (1981)

For Your Eyes Only
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Liberty Records LOO-1109 Stereo (1981)

Octopussy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Octopussy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

Octopussy
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
A&M Records AMLX 64967 Stereo (1983)

Octopussy
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
A&M Records SP 4967 Stereo (1983)

A View To A Kill Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A View To A Kill Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

A View To A Kill
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Parlophone ‎064 24 0349 1 Stereo (1985)

A View To A Kill
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Capitol Records SJ-12413 Stereo (1985)

The Living Daylights Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Living Daylights Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

The Living Daylights
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Warner Bros Records WX 111 Stereo (1987)

The Living Daylights
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Warner Bros Records  W1-25616 Stereo (1987)

Licence To Kill Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Licence To Kill Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USA

Licence To Kill
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
MCA Records MCG 6051 Stereo (1989)

Licence To Kill
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
MCA Records MCA-6307 Stereo (1989)

UK Soundtrack Albums

US Soundtrack Albums


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