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Mendes takes a close interest in his soundtracks. He got Alexi Murdoch (a wild card possibility?) in to write songs for Away We Go, many of which were excellent. The American Beauty soundtrack is almost a classic. I think whoever does it, it's going to be a good effort. Mendes is the sort of person who is going to care (a lot) about every aspect of the movie and he will want his Bond movie to have a classic theme.
That said, the accoustic idea is interesting. I just don't think EON would allow it. They need a song so that it gets airtime on the radio and attracts publicity.
I am fairly sure the song has already been recorded, and after the quality of the last effort by Mr. White anything will be a big improvement.
I would love to hear a new Adele song especially if it is also one of my favirite franchises. But have faith that it won't be as bad as the last attempt by who-ever it is. (as long as it is not by some HipHop gang, then 007's remark from GF comes to mind. You know the earmuffs)
That's the ideal scenario. The title song should always be as least co-written by the main composer, or at least approved. That first song we hear gives the movie a sense of identity, that was a Barry hallmark and it works in every Bond movie where the formula has been found. Arnold was able to overcome that in TND because Surrender was often used in cues, it just didn't register until the end credits how it influenced the overall effort. Instances where the title song hasn't been used at all (LTK, GE, DAD, and most of QOS) have been a mixed bag to say the least, and I hold out hope that EON will allow the composer (Newman at this time) and not the studio to have control of future decisions.
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It's been posted that the common thing with the recent Bond entries is to release the news of the title singer in July..
Cool.. Lets hope we get something as in regards to the opening theme anytime this month :-)
I look forward to hear what Adele delivers.
AWTD will probably never be regarded as a classic but it's far from the worst. The song and orchestration aren't that bad. The execution of the vocals is perhaps debateable though.
Yes, we all did at one time or another. :)
I remember thinking, as I went in to see Octopussy "Hmmm. How on earth are they going to put that title in a song?!" - chuckle ... and of course they didn't.
While I'll admit it's probably the least impressive thing he's done in his career and compared to his best is sub standard. Both TND & TWINE put me to sleep with those title themes, must be 2 of the worst in the series history. For all it's faults AWTD starts the film of with a jolt.
AWTD is still considerably better than TND, TWINE & DAD.
That is your musical opinion, in my humble opinion it is the worst ever including NSNA.
So whoever does the next song has an easy job, it cannot be such a piece of **** as QoB delivered.
I still wonder how a very good composer like White came up with such an abomination. ANd another msitake is way Keye did want to sing it in the 1st place?
...and Garbage's TWINE also ? oh my days
I'll give you the last one though
It looks like the Adele kid will do the theme for Skyfall, I have to say I'm disappointed above all else, it's not something I ever would of wanted, it'll merely be a variation of before or even Madonna to a lesser extent, really not happy about this, and for the big half century celebrations too... They really could of done better with this, maybe I just don't appreciate modern music but that's how I feel about it, won't change my opinion
Yes I did. Although I'll concede that AWTD is probably the worst thing JW has ever done, the man is immensely talented and AWTD doesn't send you to sleep like TND, the KD Lang song was so much better.
Yeah, I agree. But Alicia can sing: their voices were not used well here.
Yes, their voices didn't mesh, and didn't accentuate each other.
That's a no brainer. Should have been the theme song, that's what Arnold wanted. His best work along with YKMN.
Although Adele appears to be the odds-on favorite according to the media gossip mill, I'm surprised some people here are saying it's a lock before the announcement. Best not to jump the gun and wait for an official announcement before speculating further, but that's just me knowing the media as well as I do.
Been looking for this for a while - thank you. Quality, but not for Skyfall. Adele or Florence please.