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I don't know abour a Porn song, In the Thunderpusy household
we used  to get round the old Piano at christmas to sing it.
"Oh, who can you feel inside you "
Then again my father was a Gynecologist.   ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Tomorrow Never Dies - David Arnold

The Living Daylights - John Barry

The Spy Who Loved Me - Marvin Hamlisch

Live and Let Die - George Martin

GoldenEye - Eric Serra

"The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette..." -- Ian Fleming, Moonraker

1) The Spy Who Loved Me 2) On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3) GoldenEye 4) Casino Royale 5) Goldfinger

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My definite favourite soundtrack is The Living Daylights because Barry blends horns with synthesizers, which sounds fresh and surprisingly great. The title song and Where Has Everybody Gone? are great songs. My favourite cues from the film are Hercules Takes Off and "Assassin" and Drugged. Other great ones are Inflight Fight, Mujahadin and Opium, Ice Chase, Necros Attacks, and Afghanistan Plan.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is another fantastic soundtrack by Barry. The title track, We Have All the Love in the World, Gumbold's Safe, and Bond and Draco are my favourites; however, the entire soundtrack is class, with the exception of Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown.

Other favourite soundtrack's include:
3) A View to a Kill
4) You Only Live Twice
5) For Your Eyes Only
6) Moonraker
7) Thunderball

1. CR 2 OHMSS 3. TSWLM 4. TLD 5. SF 6. GF
7. GE 8. FRwL 9. FYEO 10. LtK 11. DN 12. TMwtGG
13. AVtaK14. TB 15. OP 16. SP 17. TWiNE 18. TND
19. MR 20. LaLD 21. QoS 22. YOLT 23. DAD 24. DAF

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Jamesbond007571985 wrote:

I was born way, way after Connery stopped playing Bond. In fact I'm the same age as A View to A Kill. I don't care for lounge or big band style music. In the words of Joan Jett, I love Rock N Roll. lol.

I share the same view Jamesbond007571985! And much like you I actually rather like Moonraker and Goldeneye even if they aren't classed as Rock. My favourite would have to be Licence to Kill and the closing credits song 'If you asked me to' by Patti Labelle. In fact I would say the whole soundtrack to LTK is top class!

Smiert Spionam

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BIG TAM wrote:

Here's a poser for all. What's your favourite gunbarrel logo Bond theme arrangement? I'd go for THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. I like the integration of strings & percussion. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER would be second with its vibrant electric guitar. I suppose I like this John Barry period best as he was moving away from his jazz leanings into slower instrumentals. The two styles fuse well. Thirdly would be THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS with ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE coming in fourth. To round off, fifth place would probably go to MOONRAKER.

Thunderball easily.

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My favorite could be a random choice of any of the soundtracks from From Russia, With Love to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. All five of them are excellent.

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I've never actually thought about the soundtracks before oddly enough. Here's my take on all of them:

DN - Not the best really
FRWL - Can't remember much about it
GF - Love the miami theme, and love the fort knox raid theme
TB - Good score
YOLT - Good
OHMSS - Good
DAF - Can't remember it
LALD - Love it
TMWTGG - Quite good
TSWLM - OK but not a favourite
MR - Pretty decent
FYEO - Different and enjoyable
OP - Great
AVTAK - Brilliant
TLD - Superb
LTK - OKish
GE - I like it, it's different
TND - Not my cup of tea
TWINE - Not my cup of tea
DAD - Can't remember much
CR - Can't remember much
QOS - Can't remember much
SF - It was ok, some decent enough bits

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Jarvio wrote:

DAF - Can't remember it

While I merely like the movie, I LOVE the score. One of Barry's best IMO.

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Geez. Where to start.

For Barry scores (all classics) my favorites are Living Daylights (what a way to go out) and OHMSS (unbelievably brilliant work). Thunderball closely follows behind with YOLT.

For the replacement composers, I love George Martin's work on LALD (really captures the black vibe they've got going in that movie for some reason), Bill Conti's work on FYEO (terribly dated but very distinctive and memorable) and even the much maligned Goldeneye from Eric Serra (it fit the movie). Marvin Hamlisch did some wonderful work on TSWLM (Bond 77 and the Pyramids come to mind) but his work wasn't quite as good as the other 'replacements'.

The ones I absolutely hated (disgraces) were The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day. Shameful scores that mirrored the overall incompetence of the movies  - thank god the producers realized something was going terribly wrong during this time and rebooted.

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My fav is OP score, followed closely by TLD, SF, FYEO and AVTAK.

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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DAF, TLD, AVTAK, MR, OHMSS would all get my vote!

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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:

DAF, TLD, AVTAK, MR, OHMSS would all get my vote!

All John Barry, nice picks SM- though I'd have put them in a different order!

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All the John Barry scores are masterpieces quite frankly.

But I also love the GE and FYEO scores, which may seem controversial. And LTK's is good too. And I adore LALD's.

So come to think of it, I love all the scores from FRWL-GE.

DN never did much for me but it was still ok. I was never too keen on the scores from TND onwards though - nothing bad, but they just haven't grabbed me like the others.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Jarvio wrote:

But I also love the GE and FYEO scores

GE, I'm cool wit dat, FYEO? Bollocks I say! ajb007/lol

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Bollocks to the both of them!

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I like the FYEO score too, as well as GE even though people say the former sounds like,porn music.

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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I've watched a lot of Porn and FYEO Score is much worse.   ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Barbel wrote:
SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:

DAF, TLD, AVTAK, MR, OHMSS would all get my vote!

All John Barry, nice picks SM- though I'd have put them in a different order!

The order is not meant to be in any way indicative of a sliding scale!  ajb007/martini  ajb007/lol

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I've watched a lot of Porn and FYEO Score is much worse.   ajb007/lol

D'OH!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha!!

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I've watched a lot of Porn and FYEO Score is much worse.   ajb007/lol

Ha! Yes, there are some nice cues, but I just cringe during the bastardization of the Bond theme when they go shopping for an ATAC in the Yellow Submarine. Oh, if only it were the Sea of Holes....

I was going to start a new thread, but this one fits. I always thought (in theaters and on VHS) that that the OHMSS score used a sort of harpsichord, NOT an early synth. I love, no really I LOVE, how the PTS opening has a syncopated flavour with the horns, and then ... ruh-roh, there's that synth doing the guitar riff. You either dig it or not. (And I suspect Barry was aiming for a sort of "groovy.")

With the release of the entire score a few years ago, you can appreciate a lot more of the soundtrack, particularly the spectacularly successful "Gumbold Break-in" scene (which, if you play without the music, is about as thrilling as C-SPAN), his Piz Gloria cues (there's an alternate "ascent" cue, and a really nice unused "Twilight" cue). I do like the use of the synth during the "Mercy Flight" cue, in the film and played alone it has a sort of "sneaky bastards up to some massive no-good heroism" that is just so cool with the aerial shots of the helicopters at dawn. Gives me shivers. Like the sight and sound of all the X-Wings opening up on their way to the Death Star in STAR WARS, it's just

But that PTS James Bond theme with the synth ... I'm never quite convinced it was a good fit. ... Discuss. ajb007/wink

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I love the entire OHMSS score - it's fantastic. And I think the PTS piece, "This never happened to the other feller"' is brilliant. The fight setion at the end of the piece is imo the best fight music in the films.

Order of preference then:

OHMSS
Thunderball
Goldfinger
YOLT and DAF about the same
TND. David Arnold really captures the feel of John Barry's music and updates it
QoS
Of the non-Barry and non-Arnold ones, TSWLM is probably the best.

Worst:
Goldeneye and Skyfall

Probably the best single piece, apart from "This never happened to the other feller", has to be "Time to get out" from QoS - what a fantastic piece of stirring music.

Incidentally, I briefly met David Arnold at a film premiere a couple of years ago and had a chat with him - really nice bloke.

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Top 5 for me:

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Thunderball
Moonraker
You Only Live Twice
License to Kill

"She likes you, I can see it." 
"You must give me the name of your oculist."

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I have the best of Bond cd in my car ,has 22 film tracks
and my favorite track is by Gladys Knight  (licence to kill)
magic

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Great song!

always shaken wrote:

I have the best of Bond cd in my car ,has 22 film tracks
and my favorite track is by Gladys Knight  (licence to kill)
magic

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Thanks for the agreement  agent blackleiter,
as you know the song ,is it me (im patialy deaf in one ear )
or does Gladys sound like she is singing got a licence to kit ?
say hi to D,C for me

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?