Rank the Musical Scores from the Moore Era

royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
edited January 2012 in Music Posts: 4,167
Does what it says’s on the tin, peeps:

Moonraker
A View To A Kill
Live And Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
For Your Eyes Only
Octopussy
The Man With The Golden Gun

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  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    edited January 2012 Posts: 4,375
    for my own personal taste...

    1. For Your Eyes Only
    highlights
    - Gunbarrel Theme (my favorite of the entire series)
    - Gonzales Takes A Drive
    - A Drive In The Country
    - Runaway
    - Submarine

    2. Live And Let Die
    highlights
    - Bond Meets Solitaire
    - Whisper Who Dares
    - San Monique (my favorite track - so funk and jazzy)
    - Trespassers Will Be Eaten
    - Fillet Of Soul - New Orleans / Live And Let Die (performed by BJ Arnu)

    3. Moonraker
    highlights
    - Centrifuge and Corrine Put Down
    - Bond Arrives In Rio and Boat Chase
    - Flight Into Space
    - Space Lazer Battle

    4. The Spy Who Loved Me
    highlights
    - Bond 77
    - Mojave Club
    - Tanker
    - Eastern Lights

    5. Octopussy
    highlights
    - 009 Gets A Knife and Gobina Attacks
    - That's My Little Octopussy
    - The Chase Bomb Theme

    6. A View To A Kill
    highlights
    - Snow Job
    - May Day Jumpers
    - Bond Meets Stacey
    - Golden Gate Fight

    7. The Man With The Golden Gun
    highlights
    - Goodnight, Goodnight
    - In Search Of Scaramanga's Island
  • Posts: 2,837
    Moonraker
    A View To A Kill
    The Man With The Golden Gun
    Live And Let Die
    Octopussy
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    For Your Eyes Only
  • #1 Paul McCartney and Wings
    #2 Duran Duran
    #3 Lulu
    #4 Shirley Bassey
    #5 Rita Coolidge
    #6 Sheena Easton
    #7 Carly Simon
  • SharkShark Banned
    Posts: 348
    We're talking scores here Bailtimore_007, not title artists.

    1. AVTAK
    2. MR
    3. FYEO
    4. OP
    5. TMWTGG
    6. LALD
    7. TSWLM
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 18,276
    1) MR (those wonderful suites - Venice, the pyramid, space... Oooh :x)
    2) AVTAK (I always want to make a fist and shout YEAH! with this score)
    3) OP (I really like the theme song and those mystical cues in India, among other things)
    4) TMWTGG (a simple film, a simple score, but man is it effective or what?)
    5) FYEO (Conti does well with this typical early 80s score)
    6) LALD (yeah not my favourite but it's okay)
    7) TSWLM (not my favourite and slightly less okay than LALD)
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 1,309
    1) A View to a Kill (If only the film had been as fantastic as the score)
    2) Moonraker (See Above)
    3) For Your Eyes Only (Dated to the extreme, yet I cannot help but love it)
    4) Octopussy (A slower and more majestic score, very enjoyable)
    5) Live and Let Die (Bond funkified...some interesting cues and it's pretty groovy)
    6) The Spy Who Loved Me (A mixed bag for me, some cues work, others are very odd)
    7) The Man with the Golden Gun (Worst Bond film accompanied by a bored score...not terrible, just forgettable. Barry's only misfire for me)

    In every case minus TSWLM, the score was far better than the actual film itself.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 3,019
    001) MR
    002) TMWTGG
    003) AVTAK
    004) OP
    005) LALD
    006) TSWLM
    007) FYEO
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 2,341
    IMO the musical scores just were not the same after the classic Barry scores of the sixties. GF, TB, YOLT and OHMSS. In regards to Moore's film scores:
    LALD
    AVTAK
    TSWLM

    I won't rank the others as they were all fairly forgettable.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,253
    1. Moonraker
    2. Live And Let Die
    3. A View To A Kill
    4. Octopussy
    5. For Your Eyes Only
    6. The Man With The Golden Gun
    7. The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Posts: 1,497
    1. MR
    2. AVTAK
    3. OP
    4. LALD
    5. TMWTGG
    6. FYEO
    7. Spy
  • Posts: 401
    1. Live and Let Die
    2. The Spy Who Loved Me
    3. For Your Eyes Only (Used to not like this score, now I do. Simple story, really.)
    4. Moonraker
    5. The Man with the Golden Gun
    6. A View to a Kill
    7. Octopussy
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 101
    1. A View To A Kill - Love this score. Classic Barry.
    Highlight - Golden Gate Fight

    2. Live and Let Die - Oozes funk cool.
    Highlight - Trespassers Will Be Eaten

    3. Moonraker - Sweeping smooth strings. It's a shame the recording quality of the score isn't really up to scratch.
    Highlight - Miss Goodhead Meets Bond

    4. Octopussy - Barry does a great job of building the suspense with this score.
    Highlight - Bond Look Alike

    5. The Man With The Golden Gun - Perhaps not up to Barry standards but very enjoyable.
    Highlight - Hip's Trip

    6. For Your Eyes Only - Not one of my favorites, feels a little heavy. (Kamen & Martin seemed to miss scoring some parts of the film, I feel Conti went a bit overboard scoring everything!)
    Highlight - Melina's Revenge

    7. The Spy Who Loved Me - Loved 'Nobody Does It Better', but the score its self was a bit all over the place, it never seemed to mesh for me. It is a shame that the CD soundtrack is missing so much music from the film though.
    Highlight - The Tanker
  • 1)AVTAK- Awesome from start to finish.
    2)Octopussy- Solid all around.
    3)Live and Let Die- My second favorite non Barry score.
    4)Moonraker- Really smooth but ocassionaly lacks energy.
    5)For Your Eyes Only- Has its moments, like the mountain climbing scene, but has dated badly.
    6)TSWLM- Hasn't dated well either
    7)TMWTGG-The one Barry score I didn't like.
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    Posts: 2,629
    1. MR: Classic. Barry at his finest.
    2. LALD
    3. OP
    4. FYEO
    5. AVTAK
    6. TMWTGG
    7. TSWLM. This is the reminder why I hated disco back in the day.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
    Posts: 11,746
    TSWLM
    LALD
    MR
    FYEO
    OP
    TMWGG
    AVTAK

    Kerim: I never thought of Nobody Does it Better as disco ... you mean the rest of the score?
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,253
    Kerim: I never thought of Nobody Does it Better as disco ... you mean the rest of the score?

    We aren't ranking the title tracks just the film's scores.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,167
    HASEROT wrote:
    for my own personal taste...

    1. For Your Eyes Only
    highlights
    - Gunbarrel Theme (my favorite of the entire series)
    - Gonzales Takes A Drive
    - A Drive In The Country
    - Runaway
    - Submarine

    2. Live And Let Die
    highlights
    - Bond Meets Solitaire
    - Whisper Who Dares
    - San Monique (my favorite track - so funk and jazzy)
    - Trespassers Will Be Eaten
    - Fillet Of Soul - New Orleans / Live And Let Die (performed by BJ Arnu)

    3. Moonraker
    highlights
    - Centrifuge and Corrine Put Down
    - Bond Arrives In Rio and Boat Chase
    - Flight Into Space
    - Space Lazer Battle

    4. The Spy Who Loved Me
    highlights
    - Bond 77
    - Mojave Club
    - Tanker
    - Eastern Lights

    5. Octopussy
    highlights
    - 009 Gets A Knife and Gobina Attacks
    - That's My Little Octopussy
    - The Chase Bomb Theme

    6. A View To A Kill
    highlights
    - Snow Job
    - May Day Jumpers
    - Bond Meets Stacey
    - Golden Gate Fight

    7. The Man With The Golden Gun
    highlights
    - Goodnight, Goodnight
    - In Search Of Scaramanga's Island

    Well done! :-) I love the above sections in bold; Dangerous and dyaminc

  • Posts: 4,731
    1. Live and Let Die
    2. A View to a Kill
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. The Spy Who Loved Me
    5. Moonraker
    6. The Man with the Golden Gun
    7. Octopussy
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,027
    1. AVTAK
    2. MR
    3. OP
    4. LALD
    5. FYEO
    6. TMWTGG
    7. TSWLM
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
    Posts: 1,637
    This makes me realize that no Bond actor had his entire tenure scored by one composer. Not counting Lazenby/OHMSS of course.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    edited April 2014 Posts: 5,056
    1. FYEO (so shoot me)
    2. AVTAK
    3. LALD/ TSWLM
    4. MR
    5. OP
    6. TMWTGG
  • Posts: 19,339
    1.OP
    2.AVTAK
    3.LALD
    4.TMWTGG
    5.MR
    6.TSWLM
    7.FYEO
  • Posts: 7,598
    1. MR
    2. AVTAK
    3. FYEO
    4. OP
    5. TMWTGG
    6.TSWLM
    7. LALD
  • 1. Moonraker
    2. A View To A Kill
    3. Live And Let Die
    4. The Spy Who Loved Me
    5. The Man With the Golden Gun
    6. Octopussy
    7. For Your Eyes Only

    Anyone who disagree with this ranking do not know good Bond music even if it lasers them in the crotch! L-)
  • Posts: 1,817
    Soundtracks:
    1. AVTAK
    2. MR
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG
    5. OP
    6. FYEO
    7. TSWLM

    Main theme songs:
    1. AVTAK
    2. LALD
    3. TMWTGG
    4. TSWLM
    5. OP
    6. MR
    7. FYEO
  • BennyBenny spammer bannerModerator
    Posts: 10,788
    Nice to see some of these slightly older threads back. (That doesn't mean we have to resurrect all of them ;) )

    Soundtracks
    1. MR
    2. AVTAK
    3. OP
    4. LALD
    5. TSWLM
    6. TMWTGG
    7. FYEO

    Title songs
    1. TSWLM
    2. AVTAK
    3. FYEO
    4. OP
    5. LALD
    6. MR
    7. TMWTGG
  • Posts: 532
    1-AVTAK
    2-LALD
    3-MR
    4-TSWLM
    5-OP
    6-TMWTGG
    7-FYEO
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 3,437
    1. For Your Eyes Only
    2. Octopussy
    3. The Spy Who Loved Me
    4. Live And Let Die
    5. The Man With The Golden Gun
    6. A View To A Kill
    7. Moonraker
  • M_Balje wrote:
    1. For Your Eyes Only
    2. Octopussy
    3. The Spy Who Loved Me
    4. Live And Let Die
    5. The Man With The Golden Gun
    6. A View To A Kill
    7. Moonraker

    Bad taste! Bad taste! @-)

    Get the laser!! 8-X
  • Posts: 1,470
    1. MR
    2. AVTAK
    3. OP
    4. LALD
    5. TSWLM
    6. TMWTGG
    7. FYEO
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