Dalida: this secret contract that Orlando negotiated more than 30 years after his death

While the release of the next James Bond has again been pushed back, fans can already discover some clues about what will make the film, like the soundtrack. And in “Dying can wait”, it is Dalida who will push the song.

It’s something she would’ve been “very proud”. Despite his death in 1987, the craze for Dalida and his songs are still felt, and this through the generations. So it’s no wonder that one of his tracks was included in the soundtrack of To die can wait, the next installment in the adventures of James Bond, the release of which has been postponed to 2021. After Charles Trenet and his Boom! in Skyfall, it is therefore In the sleeping city which will accompany agent 007, title released in 1968 on the album Flower time. And the singer would have been happy if her brother and producer Orlando negotiated such an appearance.

“It really pleased me that the James Bond team looked at Dalida’s repertoire”, admit so Orlando in the columns of Figaro, which adds “feel a touch of pride”. “Dalida would have loved it too. She really enjoyed watching the 007 films especially those at the beginning”, he specifies. The singer had even had the honor in the 1980s to be invited to a dinner at the Palace of Versailles with her friend Michel Drucker where she ate at the same table as Roger Moore and Sean Connery, disappeared on October 31.

A song that Dalida “adored”

And Orlando has not viewed the images of the scenes in which it will be possible to hear In the sleeping city, Dalida’s brother revealed that he checked the synopsis and that the song will air on the radio and then in a nightclub during a James Bond stint in France. A choice of music all the more symbolic, both the singer “loved” this song composed by William Sheller and written by Claude Lemesle, which she also recorded in Italian and German.

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