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What is your favourite Bond theme?

What is your favourite Bond theme?  

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  1. 1. What is your favourite Bond theme?

    • Dr.No - James Bond Theme
      3
    • From Russia With Love - Matt Monro
      1
    • Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
      5
    • Thunderball - Tom Jones
      1
    • You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
      1
    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service/We Have All The Time in The World - John Barry/Louis Armstrong
      14
    • Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
      4
    • Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
      11
    • The Man with The Golden Gun - Lulu
      1
    • Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) - Carly Simon
      7
    • Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
      0
    • For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
      0
    • All Time High (Octopussy) - Rita Coolidge
      0
    • A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
      3
    • The Living Daylights - A-ha
      1
    • Licence to Kill - Gladys Knight
      4
    • GoldenEye - Tina Turner
      0
    • Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
      0
    • The World Is Not Enough - Garbage
      1
    • Die Another Day - Madonna
      0
    • You Know My Name (Casino Royale) - Chris Cornell
      6
    • Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace) - Jack White/Alicia Keys
      1
    • Skyfall - Adele
      4
    • Writing's On The Wall (Spectre) - Sam Smith
      0
    • NON EON - Casino Royale - Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
      0
    • NON EON - Never Say Never Again - Lani Hall
      0


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Prompted by a recent re-watch of Quantum of Solace at the start of which Mrs.H remarked what utter garbage she thought the Another Way to Die was, I thought this might be a bit of fun.

So, regarding the title music only (not the film, the Bond, the girls etc etc), what's your fave?

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I really like the theme tune to Casino Royale and Chris Cornell’s vocals on it are brilliant. However, the orchestration doesn’t make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up the way Barry’s strings on OHMS does.

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Tough choice between the majesty of Barry's OHMSS, and Chris Cornell's epic vocal contribution to Casino Royale. The oldie won a toss of the coin.

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1 minute ago, ezbass said:

I really like the theme tune to Casino Royale and Chris Cornell’s vocals on it are brilliant. However, the orchestration doesn’t make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up the way Barry’s strings on OHMS does.

Exactly the same choices as mine :D cheers!

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Too tough to call.

It's a toss-up between Louis Armstrong's mellow tones, Carly Simon's candour, Chris Cornell's amazing voice and Tom Jones' commitment - especially that last note.

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I love em all, but You Know My Name was a cracker.

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I think ,  A view to a kill , is the one for me, the song really suits a bond film 🙂

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2 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

I think ,  A view to a kill , is the one for me, the song really suits a bond film 🙂

Top man 👍.

As I was typing that list out, I did wonder how many would go for some of the mid-period title tunes.

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I kinda liked the 1967 Casino Royal.  Herb Alpert and he Tijuana Brass were rousing on that soundtrack.

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1 minute ago, SpondonBassed said:

I kinda liked the 1967 Casino Royal.  Herb Alpert and he Tijuana Brass were rousing on that soundtrack.

I knew if I missed that off someone would be along forthwith. Standby, I shall add it for you.

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The World Is Not Enough- with the blatant caveat of shoe horning a name drop in. My band were doing a day at studio 1 at AIR in  99, and whilst there was a break in proceedings as the singer and drummer went to get some food. I was chatting to the producer when David Arnold walks in, says hi to the producer and asks if we wanted to hear the new bond theme as ‘nobody else has.' We didn't take much encouragement and sat there listening to the song on the enormous monitoring system grinning from ear to ear. Red letter day and then some. 

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11 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

I knew if I missed that off someone would be along forthwith. Standby, I shall add it for you. 

Cheers.

I've already voted for OHMSS though.  I'll stick on that.  I think the film as a whole was the most engaging of the series for me.

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The Living Daylights is arguably the one I listen to most.

Like few others, it doesn't entirely depend upon the cinematic content for lyrics, even if it does reference the title.

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Not only is The Man with the Golden Gun by far the funkiest Bond song, I believe it's also the only one that includes key plot elements in the lyrics.

If you listen to the opening song, you pretty much know all you need to know about the villainous Scaramanga's backstory before the film even properly starts.

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This one :

 

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15 minutes ago, Count Bassy said:

This one :

 

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Either thats an old police car or this! 👍

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As none of you have any taste I have to get up to the control room and press the ekshploder button. :D 

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8 minutes ago, Hobbayne said:

Either thats an old police car or this! 👍

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Or even this...👍 :D

 

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Posted (edited)

Having performed a number of Bond themes (main theme tune, Nobody Does It Better, Skyfall, We Have All The Time In The World), I love Bond tunes and my favourite varies with my mood. Fav slow one is "You Only Live Twice" and fav fast one is "Man With The Golden Gun". 

I would love to be able to perform "Man With The Golden Gun" but the intro is exceedingly difficult for the trumpet players - its a Bm9 chord, so that means someone has to squeak out a D# (C# on concert pitch) in the altissimo register, and with the required punchy rhythm. So that's on hold, indefinitely.

"We Have All The Time In The World" is exceedingly boring to play, and is make-or-break depending on the quality of the male lead singer.

"Nobody Does It Better" kinda needs the piano at the start but once that's sorted, is a brilliant song which is quite approachable too.

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Hard to choose, there are so many I really like.

But I've voted for OHMSS, brilliant film, brilliant music...the whole score as well as the theme.

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2 minutes ago, paul_c2 said:

 

"We Have All The Time In The World" is exceedingly boring to play, and is make-or-break depending on the quality of the male lead singer.

 

The Specials have covered that on their new album. In fairness, Terry Hall does a reasonable job of it.

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This is like voting for a EuroMP. None of them. Where's the box for that then ?

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14 minutes ago, Soledad said:

This is like voting for a EuroMP. None of them. Where's the box for that then ?

If you don’t have a favourite, you can’t vote. Which is kind of the point really 😀

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