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And yes, I can imagine this takes loads of your time. Please understand, I am most grateful. I assembled your suggested playlist a few hours ago and have since been listening to the score over and over again. Once again, a job superbly done, @mattjoes.
I love all the tracks you've added for our completion. The one that I would call my favourite? 'Car Crash', hands-down.
I know what music will be keeping me company in the car tomorrow!
Absolutely stellar work. ‘Car Crash’ is my favorite as well.
One of my favorite moments in the movie is when Oddjob smiles at his reflection, just before opening the door of the DB5. That short brass cue lends it such an unnerving and ominous feel.
Great observation, @R1s1ngs0n. Those brass stabs work so well with the creepy reveal of the mirror.
I finally assembled a complete playlist and have been running it through. its outstanding! the mastering and mix is very authentic - it really could have been recorded at the time, doesn't give off a sense of virtual instruments at all. I guess the software must have come along way but crucially having the skill and knowing all the buttons to press in the first place! then there's the studying of Barry himself, transcribing and reverse engineering this stuff must be no mean feat.
With the new stuff, now listening to it as an album, I've always liked Bond & Jill... the slow sax and the cheeky honks at the end.
Like most, Car Crash is a standout. First time I heard this piece, the opening really does sound like a throwback to some of the train cues in FRWL - before it turns to a memorable and off-kilter moment with Oddjob. Its pieces like that and the underlying score that helped made him so sadistic.
Another nice piece is Auric Stud, a jaunty opening that sets the location that Barry does so well then segways into a suitably grandiose version on the main title.
Seems like Car Crash is especially well-liked. Four mentions already, not counting myself.
Of all the music, the banjo solo was probably the most fun to work on. I also love that arrangement of Goldfinger, though I prefer it with violas and celli as in track 11 (Bond and Pussy), rather than with english horn.
Just out of curiosity, which type font did you use for the digital booklet (pages 3 and 4 for example)? Thanks in advance!
@DarthDimi, the font is Clobber Grotesk Light.
The musical skill it takes to listen to all the instrumentation, ascertain the key and octave and then to transcribe and re-orchestrate it is sizeable. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.
One thing I now appreciate skipping through every track on the soundtrack is that pretty much every cue begins in the key of F/F minor, which definitely adds to the feeling of cohesion in the score.
As much as I love Shirley, her singing here feels "wrong".
Glad you enjoyed it, @Bond_Scores. And yes, Barry sure loved those F keys. He even talked about it in an interview.
Funnily enough I actually think Shirley really elevates this song with her vocals - particularly at the chorus. She recorded a whole load of Bond covers. As you can hear for yourself below, the backing music was hideous and was enough for her to pull the album itself.
Would love to know who put this Octopussy version together and whether they could take any of the other Shirley covers from her cancelled album and put over the film titles with the original music.
Whilst I've never been the biggest Shirley fan, I must admit that, to me, having her on this one makes it feel a touch more Bondy than the original. She never likes to sing on the beat however, so I'm not sure I did a great job of matching her to the backing track! :)
Awesome! Which one are you planning to upload?
I think you did a great job at matching it the vocals up with the music and was v curious how you did it. It's definitely more Bondian and would be very keen to hear any more in the future!
Nice. Great work. Very much looking forward to the next upload!
by the way recently had a mishap and ive lost my file for pussfellers bar posted long ago by vzok from memory ,could you perhaps kindly reupload ?
Welcome to Mi6Community, @morcarvic .
:) I hope you'll enjoy yourself here.
I've managed to make one of the missing cues, as it borrows from a couple of others on the soundtrack. I've titled it 'Bond The Stowaway'. It's from the sequence when Bond hides on board the Jeep with all the opium heading to the Airbase. Enjoy!
Great! @Bond_Scores I think the track is on the expanded TLD score as Bond Sets The Bomb.