The Sound of 007 in Concert - Royal Albert Hall, Oct 4th 2022

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Great, thank you. I kind of wonder why they set themselves such a tight deadline- I don't think anyone would have minded if it was a day or so longer! :)
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
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    Mallory wrote: »
    Are we sure the concert is getting released soon? There was no date with the announcement, and it would be confusing for people to get The Sound of 007 documentary, as promised in the Prime Video schedule, then The Sound of 007 in Concert, which hasn't got the same promotion and would be drowned among announcement of all the films streaming there. I bet they'll take their time and rather premiere it in November or December, as it will allow them to schedule one more event during the anniversary year.

    10pm this evening.

    https://www.007.com/happy-james-bond-day-2/

    Is it just me it's not showing for? :))
  • AgentJamesBond007AgentJamesBond007 Vesper’s grave
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    The concert is available to stream here: https://www.amazon.com/Sound-007-Live-Royal-Albert/dp/B0B6Q3JDSS/

    I gotta say, Dame Shirley Bassey coming out to a standing ovation has me a little emotional.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Shirley is a total legend
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 6 Posts: 11,648
    Sounds like the cues were all chopped out which is a shame. I can remember Space March (YOLT), Boat Chase (LALD), That’s what keeps you alone (GE), Underwater Mayhem (I think; TB), Bond 77, Come in 007 your time is up (TWINE), Zimmer’s Bond medley inc. Cuba chase (NTTD), End Title (Spectre), Night at the Opera (QoS)… any others I missed?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 6 Posts: 11,648
    Pleasingly I am visible in a lot of the shots with Dame Shirley :D
  • astansillastansill London
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    I really don’t understand why the show has been cut down so much. It’s on Amazon Prime!!! They have NO time constraints, it’s not like they only have a 1 hour slot on a TV schedule, they could have literally put the whole show up.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 6 Posts: 11,648
    Yeah it is bonkers, I'd probably even buy it if they did an uncut version. Maybe the 007 YT channel will post some?

    Gleaning bits from instagram, it looks like other stars who were there include Luciana Paluzzi and Caterina Murino.
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
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    mtm wrote: »
    Sounds like the cues were all chopped out which is a shame. I can remember Space March (YOLT), Boat Chase (LALD), That’s what keeps you alone (GE), Underwater Mayhem (I think; TB), Bond 77, Come in 007 your time is up (TWINE), Zimmer’s Bond medley inc. Cuba chase (NTTD), End Title (Spectre), Night at the Opera (QoS)… any others I missed?

    Think I read that Ella Eyre sang two? If so they only show licence to kill (which she smashed). Celeste's version of YOLT was hauntingly beautiful too and well done David Arnold on doing YKMN and Chris Cornell proud.
    Ridiculous decision to not have the whole damn thing shown. " Oh yes, they won't want to hear/watch any of that crap instrumental stuff" X(
  • Evening was amazing.

    So Bond fans let’s pull out resources!

    I saw plenty of people filming the concert.

    Here on YouTube is 95 percent of the concert for those who missed it or those who haven’t seen any.



    This playlist also includes David Arnold’s into after Bassey and Don Blacks, John Barry tribute.


    However I’m still trying to find a recording of “Come in 007 your time is up” which was an especially powerful cue on the night!

    So please those who went talk to your friends and see if anyone was able to record this missing cue.

    You be asked David Arnold on Twitter for a full list of the songs from the night in order.

    I’m potentially thinking of doing a fan edit.

    (Slightly annoyed at myself for NOT recording much as I wanted to enjoy it and trusted that it would be on Prime in its entirety!)
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    I desperately wanted to see this and spent all day looking for it on Prime. Even the James Bond 007 page on Facebook promoted it but I couldn't find a start time or a time when it would be online all day.

    I was then told it would be 10pm last night. But I checked up until 11:40pm and it still wasn't up.

    Like others have said, I am shocked that they gave themselves such a short window to get it up. Presumably it took longer because of editing.

    And as others have said, I'm slightly disappointed that it has been edited as I would have loved to have seen the full performance. Not so sure why they felt they had to edit the show? It wasn't on live stream so there was no time constraints.

    Presumably, their thinking is, a short tight edit of the performers will garner the most "views"?

    It was great anyway. And Dame Shirly Bassey was splendid as ever.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 6 Posts: 11,648
    However I’m still trying to find a recording of “Come in 007 your time is up” which was an especially powerful cue on the night!

    That's in the playlist you posted. Watch the video titled 'Ella Eyre - Licensed to Kill - part 5'.
  • mtm wrote: »
    However I’m still trying to find a recording of “Come in 007 your time is up” which was an especially powerful cue on the night!

    That's in the playlist you posted. Watch the video titled 'Ella Eyre - Licensed to Kill - part 5'.

    Is it? I haven’t had time to watch all through yet and had asked the uploader.

    Tonight I will gather all elements and look at making a fan edit.

  • RyanRyan Canada
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    mtm wrote: »
    However I’m still trying to find a recording of “Come in 007 your time is up” which was an especially powerful cue on the night!

    That's in the playlist you posted. Watch the video titled 'Ella Eyre - Licensed to Kill - part 5'.

    Is it? I haven’t had time to watch all through yet and had asked the uploader.

    Tonight I will gather all elements and look at making a fan edit.

    Yes despite the title the video it in fact starts with "Come In 007" although the uploader simply tagged it as "TWINE Underscore" which is probably why it doesn't come up in search.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Watched it on Prime and the featured songs were pretty great, I’d give it a solid 4/5.

    Bassey was as usual superb, Jamie Cullum did a great FRWL, as did Ella Eyre with LTK.

    Not a huge fan of Celeste’s YOLT. Nice voice but didnt match the song.

    And who know David Arnold could sing, very well too!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I think Celeste is always an interesting one, she reinterprets songs so I almost feel you like have to hear it a couple of times rather than fully enjoy it first time. Which is I guess how a cover works. Interesting that Arnold used his Shaken & Stirred arrangement for YOLT whereas all the others more or less matched the originals (We Have All The Time had a sprinkling of his S&S arrangement too).
    Paloma Faith basically did an impression of Tina Turner, which was good fun but perhaps not the most interesting artistically :)
  • SatoriousSatorious Brushing up on a little Danish
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    Disagree - I thought Faith arguably gave the one of the better "non-original artist" performances (factoring in both vocals and the fact she seemed to be the only one who was truly having fun and going with it). This is what I want to see live. She'd probably also do a decent Bond song. I think Celeste is talented but that version of You Only Live Twice just didn't work for me. That said I thought the weakest was the chap who sang We Have All The Time In The World - not entirely his fault - no one is likely to ever come close to Louis!
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
    edited October 6 Posts: 413
    Ella Eyre indeed did great with Licence to Kill and showed that it had a lot of potential as a song. After all, I think that the main issue with the original track may be the sterile production and mixing that were typical of the 80s, as they let very little dynamic to Gladys Knight.
    Skin also killed it with Live and Let Die. Given how complex the track is to perform, with a full orchestra and smaller ensembles alternating, her theatrics helped making the transitions sound easy.
    The crowd's reaction to Shirley Bassey was absolutely what she deserved, but I must admit that she has lost (like Lulu) some of her range, and couldn't reach the highest notes. Which is also totally natural given her age (I'm going to a Bob Dylan show next week, and I know what to expect too..). And, realistically, she adjusted the melodies to what she could deliver. And it was still very bold from the programme to start with two of the best songs in the entire set and the most prestigious performer.
    Celeste's You Only Live Twice sounded indeed like a revised version of Björk's deleted track from S&S. Still not totally convinced.
    I wouldn't have minded a slower take on We Have All the Time in the World. It sounded a little pedestrian, and I love John Grant (Queen of Denmark is a terrific album). Using footage from both OHMSS AND NTTD for the montage was an inspired choice. By the way, I was amazed to see some live footage by Louis Armstrong in the documentary. It had never popped up on YouTube or anywhere else.
    Another inspired choice was to close with the James Bond Theme, in the Casino Royale arrangement. Sure it could have featured Vic Flick (if he's still in condition to play), but it's probably the most accomplished arrangement and David Arnold truly deserved recognition for the work he achieved as a contributor in the post-Barry years.

    Sure, for those who were at the performance, it must be quite jarring to see it reduced to less than an hour, but I guess they're targeting a mainstream audience here, so it needs to be fast paced and to feature singers on nearly all performances.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 6 Posts: 11,648
    Satorious wrote: »
    Disagree - I thought Faith arguably gave the one of the better "non-original artist" performances (factoring in both vocals and the fact she seemed to be the only one who was truly having fun and going with it). This is what I want to see live.

    Maybe, but still very much following what Turner did. My favourite 'new' artist was probably Skin, she was clearly having a ball with it and energised the whole place :)
    Satorious wrote: »
    I think Celeste is talented but that version of You Only Live Twice just didn't work for me. That said I thought the weakest was the chap who sang We Have All The Time In The World - not entirely his fault - no one is likely to ever come close to Louis!

    That was John Grant, who I've seen perform a couple of times before and he's a fantastic singer with an amazing voice, but I agree that for whatever reason he didn't quite tune in with the song on the night.
    But if you haven't come across him before do check out some of his other stuff, he's brilliant and very well-known. He would definitely do a great Bond theme given the chance (one of them even's got a great Bondy name: Black Blizzard :D ) , and if you're in the UK you'd have heard him singing the theme on David Arnold's latest composing gig, Inside Man on BBC One.
  • chrisesqetcchrisesqetc London
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    Some great stuff on Prime Video but only as far as it goes. It really boggles my mind that the Prime version is cut from 135 to just 59 minutes. Why not just show the complete concert if they've bothered to release it?
  • cwl007cwl007 England
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    Silly question perhaps but:
    Was Judi Dench actually there and TV viewers only heard her subsequent intros off stage or was it all pre recorded?
  • chrisesqetcchrisesqetc London
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    Also just seen David Arnold is aiming to get Amazon to release more of the concert. Hope he's successful

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 7 Posts: 11,648
    cwl007 wrote: »
    Silly question perhaps but:
    Was Judi Dench actually there and TV viewers only heard her subsequent intros off stage or was it all pre recorded?

    No that was played into the Albert Hall on the night. I'm sure it was pre-recorded, pretty sure Arnold had to do the introductions live for the replacements for Becky Hill and Chrissie Hynde.
    Some great stuff on Prime Video but only as far as it goes. It really boggles my mind that the Prime version is cut from 135 to just 59 minutes. Why not just show the complete concert if they've bothered to release it?

    It's a shame but I guess it makes for a more palatable show for the casual viewer. Fingers crossed that 007 or Prime might release some tracks on YouTube or the like.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Very much enjoyed what I saw. Wish I could have been there.

    Shirley Bassey still has it. Her rendition of GF gave me goosebumps.

    Loved Ella Eyre's version of LTK. Much better than the original. Skin's LALD was also fantastic.

    What was really cool was seeing David Arnold and Hans Zimmer play on stage together.

    And who knew David Arnold could sing so well?!! Loved his YKMN.

    Wonderful stuff.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 7 Posts: 11,648
    I must admit, I’m not a massive fan of GF the song in that I thought I’d heard it so many times that it had kind of worn off, but hearing it live sung by DSB… it was extremely impressive and quite a moment.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    mtm wrote: »
    I must admit, I’m not a massive fan of GF the song in that I thought I’d heard it so many times that it had kind of worn off, but hearing it live sung by DSB… it was extremely impressive and quite a moment.

    Indeed. The audience reaction was a special moment as well.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yes, and bearing in mind we’d literally just heard Diamonds, which isn’t exactly shabby(!), but there’s just something about Goldfinger… I was surprised at how much it got me.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    Well, Arnold deserved that ovation after You Know My Name. Who knew?!
  • Posts: 69
    Am watching this now. Shame on Amazon. Looks like there was a great concert there before they cut most of it. But not Hans Zimmer’s lead coming out ;). Still some great performances, highly watchable.
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