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i love it...one of my favs.

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I must say, TND is a pretty much unispired song (same with TWINE)
Whenever I listen to it, I always feel like its getting ready to start somewhere, but never does.

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TND is OK but I prefer Surrender.

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Quoting taity:
I must say, TND is a pretty much unispired song (same with TWINE)
Whenever I listen to it, I always feel like its getting ready to start somewhere, but never does.


Yup, I enjoy it for the first ten seconds or so, then she sings, and I've no choice but to turn it off. When I listened to it for the first time, I expect there to be some build up, and then for the song to get a bit faster. Didn't happen.

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Quoting JazzX:

He hates her because she represents all he fears - a woman powerful enough, and intelligent enough to kick his butt both cereberally and physically - and in real life, not just the movies!

ajb007/lol

!!!

That's good, but I'll stick to my original reasons.

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...Now, I LOVE the TND theme - but I do think someone other than Sheryl Crow should have sung it.  Somewhere out there is an exceptionally well done instrumental version (found it years ago and then lost it and was never able to find it again) that sounds utterly fantastic, with the 'Perry Mason'piano riff emphasized all the way through it.

Best Regards,
Silverwing

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It's a bit too slow. The pts isn't THAT exciting and Brosnan seems comtose in his delivery of his one liner, it all falls a tad flat - the music needs to be like LALD to liven things up a bit.
Absence of underwater montage a bit disconcerting too.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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At first, I didn't rate Sheryl Crow or the title song much at all, but they both steadily grew on me over time. Now I regard the title song as one of the brighter moments in an otherwise weak film.

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The video that Danny Kleinman made for the song was fab, but that was one of the few redeeming factors IMO. Preferred the K. D. Lang one.

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I like the TND theme.  I have been a big fan of Sheryl Crow for ages and even saw her perform the theme live when I went to her concert ages ago.

I do agree that it is a little shrill though!

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I absolutely agree. The Crowe track is awful, the really wailing chorus sounds like a flock of sheep falling down a mineshaft. I feel 'Surrender' is by far the better song, Langs vocals soar in the great tradition of Bond vocalists like Shirley Bassey. Written by David Arnold and the great Don Black, this had to be the intended main theme, but the producers doubtless felt that Crowe had a higher commercial profile than K.D. Laing, and so stood a better chance of getting the all-important clip-heavy video on MTV and other teeny-bop pop shows around the world. In my opinion, a bad move. Once the immediate bucks have been made, we are left with the enduring cultural artefact - soiled by this dire Crowe tune. I mean she can't even sing it for God's sake!

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I agree Gold_Digit. Bet David Arnold was fuming—he's delivered a great theme, used it in bits in the film, and had it demoted to the end. ajb007/frown

K. D. Lang said she had Tom Jones and Thunderball in mind when she performed it.

Also, David McAlmont (who sang Arnold's version of 'Diamonds Are Forever' on Shaken and Stirred) got a credit for composing 'Surrender', too.

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Quoting words:
I've never understood why some people dislike this theme so much. For me it is definately in the top 10, possibly top 5.

I don't dislike the song but I do dislike the opening credit sequence for TND which spoils the song for me - the credit sequence is a bit all over the place - especially when compared with the beautiful simplicity of TWINE (the coloured oil) and the magic of GE (Soviet imagery). And of course the DAD sequence is the ultimate.

I think they could have done a much better job with the TND credit sequence after the kind of CGI came in that we see in the X-Men credit sequences. Imagine beautiful girls dancing inside the mazes of microchips and the camera zooming along inside electrical cables - all playing on the TND theme area, the mass media. I can't wait to see the credit sequence for the next Bond film.

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I love the movie and song. Especially the end credits song. It gives me chills.

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I'm with you, Delicious. I always envisaged that the ideal title sequence for Tomorrow Never Dies would consist of "rain" made up of letters and flat sheets of newsprint slowing morphing into the female form.

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I agree with some folks, the theme song from T.N.D is definately in the top five, and Sheryl Crow did a fantastic job, i don't care for her music but she did good on the T.N.D theme, and though i hate the movie D.A.D  and can't stand Madonna the theme song is not bad.

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I didn't mind the Crow song that much but the KD Lang Song used for the end credits was MUCH better and KD is a MUCH better singer than Crow. Again, although I didn't mind Crow, KD hit one out of the park with her at bat. Surrender really evoked 1960's Bond title music.

I also agree with 037 in that I don't really care for Madonna but I thought she did a good job on DAD. I thought the song worked well with that pre-title sequence and how they continued it into the opening credits.

"I musht be dreaming."

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I love it i think it is the top five. ajb007/biggrin

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I have got here single of this.
To be honest I dont like here other songs. TND was here best song IMO

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Barbel, what's your take on Crow's TND?

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

"If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."

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It's tolerable, but not a patch on "Surrender" which I'd much have preferred as the title song.

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I think we can all agree that Surrender is the better song of the two, but while some dislike Crow's Tomorrow Never Dies, I absolutely love it. Sultry and very Bondian.

Film: Tomorrow Never Dies | Girl: Teresa di Vicenzo | Villain: Max Zorin | Car: Aston Martin Volante | Novel: You Only Live Twice | Bond: Sir Sean Connery

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I do prefer Surrender but also like Crow's song.  The intro is especially good.

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I've always resisted the song but thanks to this forum (and myself!) I've given the track a few more listens. The version I own is the 4.51 one which is nearly 2 minutes longer than the one included in the film. IMO it allows Crow's voice (which isn't perfect in the chorus) to blend better with what happens to be musically a very good song. In particular the slower, orchestral elements at 3 minutes.

So I've changed my mind. It's not horrible, it's actually pretty good. But I do think the shortened version of the song, and the Spice Girls-esque titles from Kleinman don't help the song in the context of the film.

ajb007/cheers

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

"If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."

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I love it! probably my favorite main title sequence and song right after Skyfall.