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Not entirely true. I still recall hearing NBDIB for the first time on the radio back in 1977 as if it were only yesterday. Moonraker and All Time High barely got any radio play on their release. In fact, the very first time I even heard Bassey's MR was at the first showing of the movie at the ODEON London Leicester Square due to it not being played on the radio... which was a nice pleasant surprise.
liked less - thats the understatement of the year...
if given the choice, i think some people here would torch this song, wee on the ashes, poo on it, then grab a handful of the ash, poo and wee, and go slap Smith's mom in the face... thats about the level of "liked less" i feel on these forums right now lol.
it's hated, lets just call it like we see it shall we.
My thoughts exactly. Needs the oomph at the end, but now I've listened to it a few times (says quietly) its actually ok.
well... technically it did - they were just never recorded.
Unforchanatly, female singers are the best choice when it comes to bond theme. Just look how many classic themes there have been, and they are all female.
male singers are just as good.. Matt Monroe, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Simon from Duran Duran, Morten from A-Ha, Chris Cornell.. except for the white devil Sam Smith of course..
The evidence backs you up, but I actually like the few male singers we've had (LALD, YKMN, TB). Even AWTD was destroyed more by Keys than White imho.
They really should have gone for a belter rather than the approach they took with Smith. It's a bit of a downer song , and I wanted more of an upbeat YKMN type affair. Hence my disappointment, along with the falsetto.
These 'love' songs have never really been my cup of tea. That's about it really.
WOTW is the nadir of the situation we have in the modern Bond era of assuming a flash-in-the-pan successfully commercial artist of the day is the best choice.
Sam Smith is not soulful - he's just nasal and his need to use falsetto speaks for itself.
Most depressing thing about this though is that I suspect SS thinks he did a good job of this.
The song gives you a huge insight into whats going to happen in this spectacular film, with Bond, the love he feels and the sacrifice his going to take for that love. Were not talking Vesper all over again, but the love that makes you change direction and walk away from what you've only ever know, and "risk it all" for that, the commitment his prepared to give to this love!! Listen to it properly after you've seen the film, and feel the emotion of whats just happened, your see and hear it very differently!?
Or maybe you won't be emotionally connected to what your viewing and wish we had the past over and over again, instead of making a film and its music for the here and now!!
The song is great, the orchestration has great depth and Sam's vocal is tender and telling. His telling a story of love and sacrifice from this man called James Bond!!
Danny Kleinman's credit sequence is astonishing, and whats more the film is too! A pure roller coaster of stunning story telling, through utterly compelling action and for me the emotional connection that has been part of many of us all for such a long time through our life, Bond Films and what this means to us! From a child to adulthood, the thrill that going to a cinema to see a new Bond film gives you!!
Friends have faith...This will rock you and excite you in equal measure, but most of I think it make you believe in whats coming next, when the dust settles and whats left!! Very exciting times indeed!
Keep the faith,
no, but you can sneak earbuds into the theater if it's that bad for you.
Yeah? Just listen carefully at 1:04. ..."thrOUgh the day..."
Got to love ol Sir Rog. Still keeping the British end up, even when it may be best to turn tail and run.
We thank God for small mercies.
I would guess they will rearrage and add some more welly to it for the screen version. Or Danny Kleinmann may need to add some sound effects here and there.
That said, I can't get the bloody tune out of my head now! There are sufficient hooks in it for some nice thematic references. Hope they did actually communicate with Thomas Newman.
i just came on to hear the song, and ended up spending the last 3 hours reading people's reactions to it... 3 hours i could've been busying myself with other things... but nope, i had to let myself fall down the rabbit hole of loathing and criticism once again lol...... the real funny part is, i don't even know why it all bothers me as much as it does lol - it's not like i had any personal stake in the song - but i know better.. when i start reaching this level of frustration (over nothing) then it's time for me to go away...
The poor guy. It sure sounds like it was written in 20 minutes. That comment will bite him in the ass, big time.