Best version of the James Bond theme

edited November 2016 in Music Posts: 8
State your opinion on which James Bond theme version is the best, but you cant use Dr. No
My personal favourite is Licence Revoked from Licence to Kill :))

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  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    This version from the 1972 album (The concert John Barry.)
    http://picosong.com/HrFF/
  • Interesting that that was recorded in 1972, @Murdock, because that sounds a lot like the slower-tempoed version of the theme Barry would incorporate into his later Bond films like Octopussy and A View to a Kill.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    @Some_Kind_Of_Hero, Indeed that's the arrangement many link with Roger's Bond but it was made a whole year before Roger was even cast. Amazing.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    Wait, why does the title refer to the 007 theme if the thread refers to the James Bond theme? I'm a little confused (and we wouldn't want that, would we?).
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    I believe the OP meant James Bond Theme.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    I adore the arrangement of the version used over the end credits of OHMSS, even if its placement was a bit off considering the scene that came before it.
  • edited November 2016 Posts: 4,325
    Always liked Bill Conti's version in FYEO when Bond and Melina are in the Neptune and during the climb at the film's climax.
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
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    Murdock wrote: »
    I believe the OP meant James Bond Theme.

    I have altered the thread title for obvious reasons.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Quantum of Moustache
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    The arrangements heard in Moonraker, in the gunbarrel, freefall and gondola chase scenes. They're all similar, though not identical.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    This is my favorite version. It's a slightly edited from a suite John Barry did in 1972 from the album "The Concert John Barry."

    http://picosong.com/Ge8W/
  • mattjoesmattjoes Quantum of Moustache
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    That's the first time Barry did a symphonic version of the Bond theme.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Quantum of Moustache
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    By the way, Barry did another fine rendition of the theme for an Elizabeth Taylor celebration:

    Brought back the sax, too. I think Moonraker was the last time he used it before that.
  • FRWL is my favouraite version of the Bond theme, always preferred the theme when was faster paced.
  • Honestly the one from the end of Casino Royale. It's like the 60's ones but with a more lush arrangement.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Jambudvipa
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    CountJohn wrote: »
    Honestly the one from the end of Casino Royale. It's like the 60's ones but with a more lush arrangement.

    Yes, goosebump moment.
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    I am partial to the one featured over the FRWL main titles. The bongos and gong crashes are great and it swings like no other rendition of the theme. You also can't go wrong with the original version from Dr. No's main titles.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf England
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    I love TLD gunbarrel theme. Classic and iconic.
  • I love the version that plays while Bond is at the airport in Dr. No. Also the theme with Bongos from FRWL, and the OHMSS rendition
  • suavejmfsuavejmf England
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    Can't argue with any of that.
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    suavejmf wrote: »
    I love TLD gunbarrel theme. Classic and iconic.

    +1

    Well said

  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya “We are thrilled to delay B25”
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    My favorite one is the goldeneye trailer Bond theme
  • ResurrectionResurrection Where world collide and days are dark
    edited November 2018 Posts: 852
    License to kill building up bond theme
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    George Martin's version in LALD.

  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    +1, My favorite
  • edited November 2018 Posts: 9,362
    Along with "The Name's Bond, James Bond", these are my favourites:





    My soft spot for DAF shows even here!
  • mattjoesmattjoes Quantum of Moustache
    edited November 2018 Posts: 3,194

    I absolutely adore this one. The trumpets and horns at 3:58, set against the Moog, bass guitar, tambourine and trombones sound unsurpassably exquisite.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Quantum of Moustache
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    Gerard wrote: »
    George Martin's version in LALD.


    The woodwinds set against the dirty guitar give the melody a especially sinister but badass vibe.
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