"James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!

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  1. doubleohfive

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    I get what you mean regarding Tomorrow Never Dies and the fact that it refers often to the "Surrender" track by k.d. lang more than it does Sheryl Crow's actual theme, but the Casino Royale score "quotes" "You Know My Name" all over the place in that movie.
     
  2. ATimson

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    ...yes, that's what I was trying to say had happened in those films - and by contrast it looks like that won't happen with Skyfall.
     
  3. doubleohfive

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    Well, we don't know that for certain yet. It's entirely possible it could go either way. Just because Newman isn't credited on the song's sheet music cover page doesn't necessarily mean he didn't contribute to it or that he won't lift from or refer to it with his score. We'll find out when the full album is out in November. :techman:
     
  4. Aldo

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    That's because David Arnold had a hand in both Surrender, and You Know My Name. With Surrender actually being intended as the title song until the very last minute.

    Thomas Newman by comparison, has not worked on Skyfall with Adele. Now that doesn't mean it won't pop up in his score, but in the past if the composer didn't work on the song it doesn't show up in the film (Licence to Kill, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Quantum of Solace all being the prime examples).
     
  5. doubleohfive

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    How lucky we are to have you here Aldo, to regurgitate what I just said. Everyone's got to have a skill, I suppose.
     
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    You'll find out. I was willing to buy David Arnold's albums sight-unseen, but I'm waiting until after I see the movie to pick Skyfall up. ;)
     
  7. CorporalClegg

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    Didn't TLD do the same?

    If I remember, The Pretenders' song was in the movie the movie (both the song itself and as a cue) more than the a-Ha song was.
     
  8. doubleohfive

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    To each his own. I love the music from all the Bond films. :shrug:

    The Pretenders did two songs for The Living Daylights.

    "Where Has Everybody Gone?" was used primarily as the basis for Necros' theme in the film.

    "If There Was A Man" was the mined for the love theme for Bond and Kara.

    a-ha's "The Living Daylights" was obviously used as the basis for Bond's "action theme" in conjunction with the actual Bond theme we all know and love.

    In each case, John Barry collaborated with both The Pretenders and a-ha to create the score he did.
     
  9. doubleohfive

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    Also: for those interested, La-La Land Records re-released a new edition of the soundtrack to The Golden Child by John Barry last year. It's a three-disc set, so it's somewhat price-y but it is unmistakably Barry-esque and as such sounds a whole hell of a lot like a "lost" James Bond score. Quite enjoyable too, so if you're big on Bond soundtracks and John Barry's work in particular, it might be worth checking out.
     
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    Sounds interesting. I've never seen The Golden Child, but I hear it's pretty terrible.
     
  11. doubleohfive

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    I've not seen it either; but the score is amazing.
     
  12. Aldo

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    I've just heard the full version of the song. It's quite good, running about four minutes, it'll probably be edited a bit to fit the titles. Which are normally about 3 minutes long.

    Song found here. Not sure how long that link will stay active, but since the song's premiering in a few hours anyways, if you miss it there, you'll be able to hear it anyways.
     
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    Even though I actually liked Die Another Day and the one for Casino Royale, I still think my favorite Bond Film from the Brosnan era to now is Goldeneye. That had that classic bond feel too, and while I've mentioned this current Adele one sounds "Goldfinger-ish", I can see some of that modern Goldeneye flare in there too.
     
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    Thanks Aldo. I'm loving this song. It's like 3 for the price of one. Adele is releasing something new, it's the new Bond theme, and it's going back to the classics, with the Bond theme intermixed in there.
     
  15. Rush Limborg

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    ^They removed it--and the YouTube vids of the full song are high-pitched and make her sound like a bad Madonna impression. :(

    Song-wise, my favorite from the Brosnan era is "The World Is Not Enough" by Garbage. I definitely got that vibe from Adele's song.
     
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  16. Aldo

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    That was fast. No worries, it's being officially released at midnight England time anyways. 0:07 actually.

    That time has come and gone, so here it is, in HD glory:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqNJtMTQ&feature=player_embedded#![/yt]
     
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    I just listened to it. I think it's alright, not amazing. I'm sure it'll grow on me.
     
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    I don't think it's as good as some of the classic Bond Themes such as 'Goldfinger' and 'Live and Let Die'. But I think it's an improvement over the previous one.

    But I think there echos of some previous bond themes in terms of the style of the music. It'll be interesting to see what sort of title sequence they come up with for it.
     
  19. Aldo

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    First clip from the film shows up online:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIA2F_lH4_E&feature=player_embedded#![/yt]

    There's no real spoilers in the clip, though I put it in the spoiler tag anyways in case people don't want to see the image of the clip. It just shows a bit more of a scene that features in all the trailers. Also it's the first time you can hear a bit of Newman's score.
     
  20. Rush Limborg

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    ^Nice to see the context for the cuff adjustment! :lol:



    As to the full song--excellent. Simply excellent. It's obvious the filmmakers learned from their mistake of dumping "No Good About Goodbye" from QoS.

    Adele does the Shirley Bassey archetype justice, my friends. Here's to an opening credit sequence to match--classic retro Bond, with silhouettes of beautiful Bond girls, with the occasional gun....


    Still...I'd say an improvement would've been--drop the background singers. Bassey didn't need'em--neither does Adele.
     
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