Clapton submitted track for Licence to Kill genuine, MI6 says

A music track of a collaboration between Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen submitted for the 1989 film LIcence to Kill is genuine, the MI6 James Bond website said.

The lengthy article was written by Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury, authors of the book Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films.

“(W)e can confirm that the recording is indeed genuine,” Field and Chowdhury wrote. “We first heard it in September 2020, the culmination of a fascinating journey unearthing the Holy Grail of lost Bond treasures which begun as COVID shut the world down.”

The track has circulated on the internet and “has left fans split over its authenticity,” the duo wrote.

Kamen composed the score for Licence to Kill but was not involved with the film’s title song. performed by Gladys Knight.

For more about the track’s history (including the participation of guitarist Vic Flick), CLICK HERE. To hear it, CLICK HERE for a YouTube video by Bond Blog that incorporates it. But be warned, you don’t know when YouTube might yank it.

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