The Wedding Present and Friends Release James Bond Cover Album

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Current and former members of the British indie-rock band The Wedding Present have released, 'Not From Where I’m Standing', a cover album of James Bond title tracks.

The album features a variety of genres, including an electro-pop instrumental cover of ‘All Time High’, a barbershop quartet style acapella of ‘Nobody Does It Better’, and a traditional Ukrainian folk rendition of ‘Die Another Day’, sung in Ukrainian.

The album is now available, with all proceeds going toward the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Of those bands, I only know The Wedding Present, which I like well enough. Would be interesting to hear some of this.
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    I am always intrigued to listen to other takes on the Bond Themes, though after listening to the first 4 tracks its not my type of music. I will give the whole album a go at some point.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    I am always intrigued to listen to other takes on the Bond Themes, though after listening to the first 4 tracks its not my type of music. I will give the whole album a go at some point.

    Agreed @Fire_and_Ice_Returns the album isn't immediately captivating, but it might grow on as we listen. But how did you find For Your Eyes Only from the album? I liked it immediately because it has a Synthpop style to it.
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    I am always intrigued to listen to other takes on the Bond Themes, though after listening to the first 4 tracks its not my type of music. I will give the whole album a go at some point.

    Agreed @Fire_and_Ice_Returns the album isn't immediately captivating, but it might grow on as we listen. But how did you find For Your Eyes Only from the album? I liked it immediately because it has a Synthpop style to it.

    To be honest I found the music quite depressing and robbed great themes of there energy. I have not listened to the FYEO one yet.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Thanks, @PropertyOfALady .
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    I am always intrigued to listen to other takes on the Bond Themes, though after listening to the first 4 tracks its not my type of music. I will give the whole album a go at some point.

    Agreed @Fire_and_Ice_Returns the album isn't immediately captivating, but it might grow on as we listen. But how did you find For Your Eyes Only from the album? I liked it immediately because it has a Synthpop style to it.

    I enjoyed that, too. Also liked Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, A View To A Kill and Tomorrow Never Dies.

    Worst: Nobody Does It Better and All Time High.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    I am always intrigued to listen to other takes on the Bond Themes, though after listening to the first 4 tracks its not my type of music. I will give the whole album a go at some point.

    Agreed @Fire_and_Ice_Returns the album isn't immediately captivating, but it might grow on as we listen. But how did you find For Your Eyes Only from the album? I liked it immediately because it has a Synthpop style to it.

    To be honest I found the music quite depressing and robbed great themes of there energy. I have not listened to the FYEO one yet.

    Oh! You should...it's good.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    Thanks, @PropertyOfALady .
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    I am always intrigued to listen to other takes on the Bond Themes, though after listening to the first 4 tracks its not my type of music. I will give the whole album a go at some point.

    Agreed @Fire_and_Ice_Returns the album isn't immediately captivating, but it might grow on as we listen. But how did you find For Your Eyes Only from the album? I liked it immediately because it has a Synthpop style to it.

    I enjoyed that, too. Also liked Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, A View To A Kill and Tomorrow Never Dies.

    Worst: Nobody Does It Better and All Time High.

    Yeah. Agreed.
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    I think it's got a lot more hits than misses. FYEO is excellent! The Ukrainian version of Die Another Day is also kinda cool in a very offbeat way.
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