Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Grievousdude, Mar 18, 2013.
Post your favourite James Bond themes here mine are
and of course the infamous
My favourite would probably be 'Skyfall', but I also like 'Another Way To Die', 'You Know My Name', 'The Living Daylights', 'Live And Let Die', 'A View To A Kill', 'Die Another Day', 'The World Is Not Enough', 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and of course the James Bond theme song. I'm not usually one to like older music, but I gotta say I like quite a few of the themes.
I'm the opposite. I'm not usually one to like new music, but I quite liked 'You Know My Name', specially with that Mad Men-like presentation. Casino Royale also has couple of my favourite Bond tracks:
Actually, the latter starts at 1:07.
That honor goes to Sir Paul McCartney
I still need to see all of the Bond films. I've only seen From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Goldeneye and Skyfall. When I see some more I'll post some more of my favourites. I really like that Let Live and Let Die theme by the way.
Without doubt it's 'AView To A Kill' for me - a great rock sound from Duran Duran mixed with that dangerous 80s synth sound.
Second is Adele's hauntingly beautiful 'Skyfall'.
You can't beat James Bond - glad to see a thread about it here!
There is no comparison.
5. Goldfinger. Gotta love the classics.
4. View to a Kill*
3. You Only Live Twice. Gorgeous orchestration!
2. Live and Let Die. The transitions are amazing.
1. Skyfall. As someone else put it, hauntingly beautiful.
*honorable mention to their track "the Seventh Stranger" off their "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" album. Duran Duran lobbied heavily to do a Bond theme, and this was essentially their demo. It's arguably better than VtaK.
This really is the best orchestration of the John Barry scores.
Years ago (in England) when rave music was at its height in the early 90's there was a trio of tunes that came out in the underground scene called 'Trip to the Moons'. Each one sampled a piece of music from a James Bond film. My favourite was Trip to the Moon 2 which sampled Moonraker. Great piece of music.
The Bond theme by which all Bond themes are judged...
And, though it doesn't appear in the actual film, there's this amazingly cool bit from the soundtrack album...
Trivia note: Lead guitar is played by Vic Flick, who also did the honors for the original Bond theme.
I love that there is a James Bond thread here. LOVE Bond.
It's an utter disgrace that this has barely been mentioned, despite the stigma of George Lazenby:
Moy naaayme's Bawnd! Jaaymes Bawnd!
I've always really enjoyed a-ha's "The Living Daylights" theme, as well as John Barry's score for that film. I really do miss "the Barry sound" in Bond films, although Thomas Newman, in my mind, did a very nice job blending it with some new elements in "Skyfall." David Arnold has been serviceable, and there are times when you can tell that he's really trying hard to emulate that Barry sound. In fact, I believe it was Barry himself who recommended EON to hire Arnold.
My top five...
Live and Let Die, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me
Nice Grooverider remix of the main Bond theme in the late 90's too.
Fun fact: You Only Live Twice is used as the basis for Robbie Williams' Bond-tribute Millennium.
Live and Let die is great.
The song not the movie. The movie is pretty terrible.
Well yeah, Roger Moore. The only good movie he did was View To A Kill. The rest were all comedies. (I'm looking in your direction, Moonraker)
Really? A View to a Kill? The one where he's 197 years old?
Well, 'good' might be stretching it. It was the least silly.