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1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (THE movie that shows how important music is for a Bond movie. Lazenby was an unknown actor and the first to replace Connery but after the gunbarrel and title sequence he is Bond. The rest of the soundtrack is very good as well but I hate "where christmass trees are grown" because after just thinking about it it is stuck in my head for 3 hours. There is a very interesting documentary about John Barrry on YT where he says that he upped the ante a bid with the soundtrack of OHMSS because he wanted to make sure people would accept Lazenby as Bond; or something like that.)

1. You Only Live Twice (The movie is a favorite of mine and the soundtrack as well.)

3. Diamonds Are Forever (Not a favorite but a very lush soundtrack)

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

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Excellent choices!

Peppermill wrote:

1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (THE movie that shows how important music is for a Bond movie. Lazenby was an unknown actor and the first to replace Connery but after the gunbarrel and title sequence he is Bond. The rest of the soundtrack is very good as well but I hate "where christmass trees are grown" because after just thinking about it it is stuck in my head for 3 hours. There is a very interesting documentary about John Barrry on YT where he says that he upped the ante a bid with the soundtrack of OHMSS because he wanted to make sure people would accept Lazenby as Bond; or something like that.)

1. You Only Live Twice (The movie is a favorite of mine and the soundtrack as well.)

3. Diamonds Are Forever (Not a favorite but a very lush soundtrack)

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My favourite pieces from throughout the series:

'To Hell with Blofeld', from Diamonds are Forever. Of course, this is undoubtedly the most common tune throughout Sean Connery's run (isn't the core version just called '007'?), except for the Bond theme itself, but the version that played at the end of Diamonds are Forever seemed particularly exciting and action-packed.

'Hercules Takes Off', from The Living Daylights. Just a great action theme, that played throughout the fantastic airfield scene. It was then followed almost immediately by 'Inflight Fight', which played during the INCREDIBLE fight with Necros (probably my favourite Bond stunt, made all the more exciting by the fact that Dalton did it himself, without a stuntman).

And last, but definitely not least - and by that, I do mean the best ever - 'We Have All the Time in the World', from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. A lot of people have listed this already, and... well, words literally cannot describe it. An incredibly moving piece of music.

Of course, there are definitely other great pieces throughout the series, but these are the only ones currently stuck in my head  ajb007/biggrin

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Personal favourite score- Thunderball

Barry produces two earth-shattering themes ("Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and the title piece) and makes his most effective uses of the "007" theme ever.  The underwater sequences are beautifully underlined, and the Bond theme crops up in haunting extracts from time to time.

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I love the late 60s early 70s Barry scores for Bond and beyond (lion in winter, the last valley, Walkabout, the persuaders theme).

Personal favorite is YOLT and the Space Capsule, James Bond-Ninja, and Mountains and Sunsets

After that OHMSS, DAF, Moonraker,TLD

Non-Barry I like LALD, TSWLM, and FYEO. Of Arnold's scores I think TND and CR are the best. I don't rate LTK or GE too highly. Serra's score being the worst, of course I didn't have a Nintendo 64 so that score for wasted not hold any positive memories and I kept going back to the feeling of disappointment in having such a flash in the pan composer and being so low key.

Last edited by vanguard (22nd Aug 2012 01:56)

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Since I was a kid I absolutely adored Moonraker music. Flight Into Space probably sounds less Bond than Serra's score, but what an amazing piece.
My favorite parts are bombastic Barry themes: 007, Underwater Mayhem, Dawn Raid on Fort Knox, Opening Titles on FRWL, Capsule in Space, 007 and Counting, A Drop in the Ocean, OHMSS theme.
DAF and YOLT gunbarrels are the best. They sound so beefy. I think is low brass or maybe something else. Barry's scores of Connery era has absolutely the best arrangements. They don't use those instruments these days unfortunately. GoldenEye and David Arnold's gunbarrels are also cool.

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You Only Live Twice, OHMSS and Moonraker.

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HE1NZ wrote:

Since I was a kid I absolutely adored Moonraker music. Flight Into Space probably sounds less Bond than Serra's score, but what an amazing piece.
My favorite parts are bombastic Barry themes: 007, Underwater Mayhem, Dawn Raid on Fort Knox, Opening Titles on FRWL, Capsule in Space, 007 and Counting, A Drop in the Ocean, OHMSS theme.
DAF and YOLT gunbarrels are the best. They sound so beefy. I think is low brass or maybe something else. Barry's scores of Connery era has absolutely the best arrangements. They don't use those instruments these days unfortunately. GoldenEye and David Arnold's gunbarrels are also cool.

I don't disagree with any particular part. ajb007/biggrin 
And welcome!

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Definitely Tomorrow Never Dies, it was the first Bond score i ever got and remains my favorite. as someone posted earlier, its the perfect blend of the classic Bond sound with modern elements, where as all of Arnolds later scores just relied too much on techno beats, in TNDs it just drives the action without overtaking the orchestra.

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walther p99 wrote:

Definitely Tomorrow Never Dies, it was the first Bond score i ever got and remains my favorite. as someone posted earlier, its the perfect blend of the classic Bond sound with modern elements

It is my favourite non-Barry score, certainly.
On the flipside, a non-Barry score that I expected to really like (Since I *love* all the composer's other work) fell quite short for me- LTK.  I feel that Michael Kamen took the assignment for a paycheck, mainly. His work seemed uninspired, and unnecessarily interpretative without being particularly original. Not that it was bad, just *meh* for someone capable of so much more...

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Too good not to share, Bond theme on guitar:

http://www.wimp.com/goldeneyeguitar/

ajb007/lol

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"He's Dangerous" from A View To a Kill has to be the best 007 related theme of all time imo.

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That guy was awfully good!  Bravo!

chrisisall wrote:

Too good not to share, Bond theme on guitar:

http://www.wimp.com/goldeneyeguitar/

ajb007/lol

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Great video, chrisisall    ajb007/martini

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Great video, chrisisall    ajb007/martini

Yeah, I was just amazed what notes he could pull together for it out of just ONE instrument!

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Licence To Kill had the best gunbarrel music imo, right away you knew this was a different kind of Bond movie just buy the gunbarell music.

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GordoLeiter wrote:

Licence To Kill had the best gunbarrel music imo, right away you knew this was a different kind of Bond movie just buy the gunbarell music.

I think it's good for what it is, but I just missed John Barry on this movie so much. The only non-Barry scores I've REALLY liked from this series so far have been provided by David Arnold...

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Dawn Raid on Fort Knox from Goldfinger is exquisite.

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My favourite is Licence To Kill. Also love The Living Daylights, Live and Let Die, OHMSS and A View To A Kill. My least favourite by far is For Your Eyes Only.

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Evil Blofeld double post

Last edited by chrisisall (9th Dec 2012 01:53)

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LastRatStanding wrote:

My least favourite by far is For Your Eyes Only.

Rat, you and I are of the same mind here. I can't even watch FYEO because of the awful Conti score. A shame, as it's not such a terrible movie otherwise...

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Casino Royale
Licence to Kill
Skyfall
For Your Eyes Only
Goldeneye

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NeverSayDie wrote:

For Your Eyes Only

No way!! How can you even STAND it??? ajb007/confused  ajb007/lol

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chrisisall wrote:
LastRatStanding wrote:

My least favourite by far is For Your Eyes Only.

Rat, you and I are of the same mind here. I can't even watch FYEO because of the awful Conti score. A shame, as it's not such a terrible movie otherwise...

I just watched it  tonight and realised how much it sticks out like a sore thumb. There is so much potential in FYEO and for the most part it gets it right, but the music is just awful. Having said that there is one piece I think called "Take Me Home" which is nice.

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Bill Conti's For Your Eyes Only score certainly is different. Most of the tracks are pretty forgettable. But there are some good 'uns, such as the title song, the instrumental version, and Run Them Down/The Climb. And not forgetting Make It Last All Night. That is probably the best porn song of all time, check the lyrics. Love it  ajb007/lol

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