Favourite James Bond themes

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  1. Grievousdude Jedi Knight

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    Post your favourite James Bond themes here mine are



    and of course the infamous

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  2. Jordan1Kenobi Jedi Master

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    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.
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  3. Alexrd Jedi Grand Master

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    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.
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  4. Roberto Calrissian Jedi Knight

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    That honor goes to Sir Paul McCartney
  5. Grievousdude Jedi Knight

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    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.
  6. Jedi General Gelderd Jedi Master

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    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! :)
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  7. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    There is no comparison.
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  8. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    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.
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  9. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    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.
  10. CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master

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    This really is the best orchestration of the John Barry scores.
  11. Jcuk Jedi Master

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    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.
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  12. Narutakikun Jedi Knight

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    1) YOLT
    2) Skyfall
    3)

    4) LALD
    5)


    Honorable mention:
  13. Kenneth Morgan Jedi Grand Master

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    The Bond theme by which all Bond themes are judged...

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  14. Kenneth Morgan Jedi Grand Master

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    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.
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  15. Theron Solo Jedi Padawan

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    I love that there is a James Bond thread here. LOVE Bond.
  16. darth_mccartney Jedi Master

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  17. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    It's an utter disgrace that this has barely been mentioned, despite the stigma of George Lazenby:



    Moy naaayme's Bawnd! Jaaymes Bawnd!
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  18. GunganSlayer Jedi Knight

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    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.
  19. DarthRelaxus Jedi Grand Master

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    Live and Let Die, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me

    and



    Nice Grooverider remix of the main Bond theme in the late 90's too.
  21. Yunners Jedi Master

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    Fun fact: You Only Live Twice is used as the basis for Robbie Williams' Bond-tribute Millennium.

  22. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    Live and Let die is great.

    The song not the movie. The movie is pretty terrible.
  23. Yunners Jedi Master

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    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)
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  24. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    Really? A View to a Kill? The one where he's 197 years old?
  25. Yunners Jedi Master

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    Well, 'good' might be stretching it. It was the least silly.
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