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Topic: Your Favourite Bond Soundtracks?

To me, John Barry is inextricably connected with Bond (since he *really* wrote the theme & all),
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and his stuff ranges from merely great to ultimately awesome.
For ME, Goldfinger & DAF are my favourites... however I've not heard AVTAK or TLD for a long time, so that could change soon....
Oh, and I adore the LALD score btw.
What are YOUR favourite Bond scores?

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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The soundtrack to On Her Majesty's Secret Service is my all-time favorite soundtrack, with You Only Live Twice a close second.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Moving this to the Music forum.  Carry on. . .

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Goldfinger, then FRWL, then TWINE. Yes, TWINE. Sue me.
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Hardyboy wrote:

Moving this to the Music forum.  Carry on. . .

OOoops!  ajb007/embarrassed  Thanks!

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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Do you mean the album or just the theme song from the movies? If the albums....Golden Eye, I love the piece that plays when they first steal the Golden Eye.

If you mean the theme songs then, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, A View to a Kill, Living Daylights, License to Kill, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, World and You Know My Name. I don't like any of the themes from the Connery films.

1, GE 2, CR 3, SF 4, TWINE 5, Spectre 6, TMWTGG 7, DAD 8, LALD 9, AVTAK 10, LTK 11, Octopussy 12, Moonraker 13, TLD 14, GF 15, QOS 16, Tomorrow 17, FYEO 18. TSWLM Not seen much: Dr. No, Russia, Thunderball, Twice, Majesty.

1: Brosnan 2: Craig 3: Moore 4: Dalton 5: Connery and 6: Lazenby

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"I don't like any of the themes from the Connery films."

Wow! I never thought I'd see that comment.  To each his own, I know, but those are the classics, man!!!

Jamesbond007571985 wrote:

Do you mean the album or just the theme song from the movies? If the albums....Golden Eye, I love the piece that plays when they first steal the Golden Eye.

If you mean the theme songs then, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, A View to a Kill, Living Daylights, License to Kill, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, World and You Know My Name. I don't like any of the themes from the Connery films.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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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.

1, GE 2, CR 3, SF 4, TWINE 5, Spectre 6, TMWTGG 7, DAD 8, LALD 9, AVTAK 10, LTK 11, Octopussy 12, Moonraker 13, TLD 14, GF 15, QOS 16, Tomorrow 17, FYEO 18. TSWLM Not seen much: Dr. No, Russia, Thunderball, Twice, Majesty.

1: Brosnan 2: Craig 3: Moore 4: Dalton 5: Connery and 6: Lazenby

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I guess I just reflect the tastes of the Old School Crew (although I wouldn't exactly call Moonraker or Goldeneye Rock N Roll! ajb007/lol )

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.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Blackleiter wrote:

The soundtrack to On Her Majesty's Secret Service is my all-time favorite soundtrack

Same here  ajb007/martini

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My favourite Bond scores are You Only Live Twice and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I can't really separate them they are both superb. Close behind is Moonraker, I particularly enjoy Flight into Space, Centrifuge and Corinne Put Down. As for non-Barry scores my favourite's are Live And Let Die (George Martin) and The Spy Who Loved Me (Marvin Hamlisch).

As for my favourite piece of Bond music, it is The Wedding from YOLT. I must have heard it a thousand times by now but it never fails to blow me away.

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Moore Than wrote:

As for non-Barry scores my favourite's are Live And Let Die (George Martin) and The Spy Who Loved Me (Marvin Hamlisch).

I actually *LOVE* Arnold's score for TND. And TWINE for that matter. ajb007/cool

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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In no particular order: OHMSS (love that fuzzbox!), TLD (cool Euro synth vibe), QoS (just has lots of stuff I like).

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I'm a very lucky Bond fan as They have made the perfect Movie for Me.
OHMSS, is my favourite Film, novel and soundtrack.   ajb007/martini

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I'm a very lucky Bond fan as They have made the perfect Movie for Me.
OHMSS, is my favourite Film, novel and soundtrack.   ajb007/martini

Same here with Moonraker!
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Well, the book & soundtrack are tops, at any rate... ajb007/biggrin

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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It's all been said about John Barry. I can't really add much more. A quite brilliant composer. My favourite Bond scores of his are DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, MOONRAKER & ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. There's an underlying sinister quality about these scores, particularly DIAMONDS that I just love.

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BIG TAM wrote:

There's an underlying sinister quality about these scores, particularly DIAMONDS that I just love.

Yes, I agree.
I also just watched TLD the other night for the first time since the 80's, and it's soundtrack is an instant addition to my favourites list!

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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My favourite is also OHMSS. It combines great action music, a classic love theme and some classical John Barry grandeur (specifically Journey to Blofeld's Hideaway).

Runners-up are:

You Only Live Twice - some of John Barry's most accomplished work in my opinion, even though YOLT is my least favourite Bond film.
Goldfinger - the classic Bond sound at its best.
From Russia With Love - less scale than Barry's later scores but still quintessential Bond. 
The Living Daylights - A fresh flavour added to Barry's sound, and a memorable farewell for the master.

As you can see, John Barry clearly dominates my favourites. From the other composers, my favourites are:
Tomorrow Never Dies - David Arnold's debut is still probably my favourite of his scores. It has a nice mix of old school and modern Bond.
Casino Royale - Nice to see Arnold's music standing on it's own in this one, since he doesn't really have the Bond theme to turn to whenever he is stuck.
Live And Let Die - just a lot of fun to listen to!!

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You have excellent taste, sir. ajb007/martini

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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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.

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Not having examined them all side-by-side closely, I would default to DAF's gunbarrel.

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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Best Gunbarrell music imo  :  LTK,Goldeneye,OHMSS (That synthesizer sounded cool)

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DAF is a good choice I think. I also really like YOLT's gunbarrel as well - a slightly different style which I really enjoy.

LALD's gunbarrel is also great.

And, I really enjoy the GE gunbarrel as well, despite it being totally different in style to the rest.

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My favorite gun barrel Bond theme is GoldenEye. A few nods go to Casino Royale (even though it isn't like it should be), Die Another Day, and World.

Least favorite is Quantum of Solace. I hated that it was CG and at the end of the movie. I don't mind the CG gun barrel if it's for a Bond video game, but not for the films. I hope they get it right in Skyfall.

1, GE 2, CR 3, SF 4, TWINE 5, Spectre 6, TMWTGG 7, DAD 8, LALD 9, AVTAK 10, LTK 11, Octopussy 12, Moonraker 13, TLD 14, GF 15, QOS 16, Tomorrow 17, FYEO 18. TSWLM Not seen much: Dr. No, Russia, Thunderball, Twice, Majesty.

1: Brosnan 2: Craig 3: Moore 4: Dalton 5: Connery and 6: Lazenby

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DAF and TSWLM are my favs.

Living Daylights is fantastic as well......

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