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Can't say I've ever heard it as anything other than "license to kill", my friend.

DC says greetings to a fellow Bond fan!  ajb007/martini

always shaken wrote:

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

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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I haven't contributed to the 'music' forum for a number of months, but I've just read the whole of this thread and am very pleased to see TND featuring so highly.

I love the soundtrack to this film. It fairly rattles along, accompanying the action rather than swamping it (as some of Arnold's later efforts do). It helps that it isn't too loud. One of my issues with Arnold's QOS score was that it drowned out the action and the dialogue - although that's the sound editor's fault not Mr Arnold's !!

While we're talking of 'favourites' I can't help but list almost everything by John Barry 1964 - 1979 with an honourable mention to 1987.

The one underrated gem for me is Thunderball. The gentle sway of the music imitates the sea and when the action rises to a crescendo, the music follows and we imagine the storm chopping the surf, the chaos of a Bondian hurricane. Barry's love of jazz dips in and out with Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He has a romantic theme in Cafe Martinque; the sudden rolling beat of Traction Table; the similarly tense and spikey Death of Fiona, all drums and maracas; the extended operatic Street Chase.... oh I could go on. I like the main title theme too, though I know this often ranks low on fan's lists.

OHMSS was recently voted one of the Top 10 soundtracks of all time by The Independent (not I agree the arbiter of best taste) and when you watch the movie it is easy to see why. Barry's themes bind the scenes together. I always remember, early in the film, how the piano tinkles over the scene at the casino ('Try'); Gumbold's Safe is a masterclas of heightened musical suspense, overlaying the on screen proceedings; ditto Over and Out; Barry uses the Bond theme sparingly but when the guitars cut in during the attack on Piz Gloria, I defy anyone not to have a tingle on their spine; the constant 'ticking clock' effect employed during Bond's visit to Piz Gloria adds mystery and depth to the mundane; Journey to Blofeld's Hideaway is a soaring, gorgeously layered montage hinting at the Swiss setting, the grandeur of tha Alps; both the main theme and love song are evocative of the movies violence and its tenderness. It's a hard soundtrack to fault and I can't.

Diamond's Are Forever is a gaudy delight, peppered with chintzy Las Vegas cues and lounge pianos. Again Barry's love of jazz comes to the fore. I particulalry enjoy the musical motifs for each character. It is also a much less serious piece than any of its predecessor's and that shows Barry's own maturity, that he wasn't afraid to lighten the atmosphere, to reflect and add to the unfolding jokiness on screen - a serious piece would have made the movie even more ridiculous. At times I feel he's a bit stuck (the Moon buggy ride is a bit of a dud) but all that jazzy stuff at Circus, Circus and The Whyte House is fabulous. It's a real glittery gem of a show and its theme song is wonderfully haunting.

While I like GF and YOLT (in particular Miami from the former and Kobe Docks from the latter) and TLD is a beautiful, romantic opus which summaries Barry at his best, my other pet love is Moonraker. Here Barry has recognised the symphonic potential of the story and the action. Like the movie it reflects the influence of Star Wars and its great to have a full orchestra manipulating our aural  senses. Snippets like Corrinne Put Down blending into a peel of bells and Bond Smells a Rat dying as the vermin continue to thrive are brilliant examples of a composer understanding the effect his score has on an audience, how he can create an emotional or visceral reaction with his music. The grandness of some of the themes on MR doesn't overshadow the action as it is magnificently opulent anyway; this score is the closest James Bond ever got to epic and Barry doesn't let us down.

Great memories all...

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Barry, like Williams and Goldsmith, is a Legend.

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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I had no idea the OHMSS soundtrack received this honor, but it's richly deserved.  ajb007/martini

chrisno1 wrote:

OHMSS was recently voted one of the Top 10 soundtracks of all time by The Independent (not I agree the arbiter of best taste) and when you watch the movie it is easy to see why. Barry's themes bind the scenes together. I always remember, early in the film, how the piano tinkles over the scene at the casino ('Try'); Gumbold's Safe is a masterclas of heightened musical suspense, overlaying the on screen proceedings; ditto Over and Out; Barry uses the Bond theme sparingly but when the guitars cut in during the attack on Piz Gloria, I defy anyone not to have a tingle on their spine; the constant 'ticking clock' effect employed during Bond's visit to Piz Gloria adds mystery and depth to the mundane; Journey to Blofeld's Hideaway is a soaring, gorgeously layered montage hinting at the Swiss setting, the grandeur of tha Alps; both the main theme and love song are evocative of the movies violence and its tenderness. It's a hard soundtrack to fault and I can't.

"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, with You Only Live Twice a close second.

Agree, but I would like to add Goldfinger to the list. Some great music was in that movie. Brass, confident, Bond music. Especially love the music from the PTS, how the Bond theme kicks in and you see Bond running. Barry was truely the greatest, no one can replace him.

OHMSS, FRWL, DN, GF, CR, GE, SP, YOLT, TB, TSWLM, LALD, TLD, TND, FYEO, SF, MR, TMWTGG, TWINE, OP, AVTAK, DAF, LTK, QOS, DAD

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

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I just bought the soundtrack to A View To A Kill; not my favourite Bond movie by a long shot, but Barry DELIVERED!~!!!

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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Mr_Osato wrote:
Blackleiter wrote:

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

Agree, but I would like to add Goldfinger to the list. Some great music was in that movie. Brass, confident, Bond music. Especially love the music from the PTS, how the Bond theme kicks in and you see Bond running. Barry was truely the greatest, no one can replace him.

John Barry was something of a musical genius. I personally would add Moonraker in preference to Goldfinger. As well as the epic Flight into Space, it also features wonderful tracks such as Centrifuge and Corrine Put Down, not forgetting Dame Shirley Bassey's underrated title song.

Moore Not Less 4371 posts (2002 - 2007)       Moore Than (2012 - 2016)

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FYEO- there's nothing quite driving along to 'runaway' or 'drive in the country'

Goldeneye- it's not the best soundtrack to listen to but the music works in the film.

TSWLM- Bond'77 is brilliant and Nobody does it better is a classic.

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NeverSayDie wrote:

FYEO- there's nothing quite driving along to 'runaway' or 'drive in the country'

Goldeneye- it's not the best soundtrack to listen to but the music works in the film.

TSWLM- Bond'77 is brilliant and Nobody does it better is a classic.

Ouch...I dont think I could diagree with you more. To each its own I suppose   ajb007/smile

OHMSS, FRWL, DN, GF, CR, GE, SP, YOLT, TB, TSWLM, LALD, TLD, TND, FYEO, SF, MR, TMWTGG, TWINE, OP, AVTAK, DAF, LTK, QOS, DAD

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

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Luckily there is so much Bond music to choose from, We should
all be happy. After all some members even like
       Another way to die.   ajb007/lol

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

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Thunderpussy wrote:

After all some members even tolerate
       Another way to die.   ajb007/lol

I think that's what you meant, yes?

ajb007/shifty

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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chrisisall wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

After all some members even tolerate
       Another way to die.   ajb007/lol

I think that's what you meant, yes?

ajb007/shifty

I can't even tolerate it. Last week I decided to chill and listen to all 23 main bond themes. Another way to die stuck out like a sore piece of poo. Man, that is one bad song ajb007/crap

(Sir Miles is probably pissed off now lol)

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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Moore Than wrote:
Mr_Osato wrote:
Blackleiter wrote:

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

Agree, but I would like to add Goldfinger to the list. Some great music was in that movie. Brass, confident, Bond music. Especially love the music from the PTS, how the Bond theme kicks in and you see Bond running. Barry was truely the greatest, no one can replace him.

John Barry was something of a musical genius. I personally would add Moonraker in preference to Goldfinger. As well as the epic Flight into Space, it also features wonderful tracks such as Centrifuge and Corrine Put Down, not forgetting Dame Shirley Bassey's underrated title song.

Agree, MR had a great score, very different than other Barry scores. Almost classical music. Excellent music and yes the Bassey song is epic/I also like the disco version of it, Moonraker suite it is called, I believe.

OHMSS, FRWL, DN, GF, CR, GE, SP, YOLT, TB, TSWLM, LALD, TLD, TND, FYEO, SF, MR, TMWTGG, TWINE, OP, AVTAK, DAF, LTK, QOS, DAD

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

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My favourites are LALD, TND and actually GE. Apart from that horrible "ladies first" tune I thought that soundtrack went along perfectly with the movie and created a somewhat unique eerie tone

....and the best he ever managed was a sermon on the mount.

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DieAnotherDay wrote:

My favourites are LALD, TND and actually GE.

I like those as well. Serra's is a bit under-rated; he just didn't jam in the Bond theme enough times.

Still, TLD is the one that raises the hairs on the back of my neck, Boy did Barry leave the Franchise on a positive 'note'. 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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Watched TND tonight, and was once again thrilled by David Arnold's work. Bold and brassy, soft and subtle, and totally Bondian.

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Barbel wrote:

Watched TND tonight, and was once again thrilled by David Arnold's work. Bold and brassy, soft and subtle, and totally Bondian.

Thank You!!!  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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Michael Kaemen's LTK score is brilliant. Really captures the John Barry feel.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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hehadlotsofguts wrote:

Michael Kaemen's LTK score is brilliant. Really captures the John Barry feel.

Sorry, I disagree completely. IMHO it's down there with the GE and FYEO scores as the poorest soundtracks.

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Barbel wrote:

Sorry, I disagree completely. IMHO it's down there with the GE and FYEO scores as the poorest soundtracks.

Those are my least favourite soundtracks as well. The synth sound is a bit much for my ears.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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LTK is Kamen's worst soundtrack ever. That said, it's not too bad. ajb007/smile

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 AVTAK score is good though. Shame about the Beach Boys song in the snowboarding scene in the PTS, really out of place for a Bond film.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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The more I listen to "Skyfall" the more I like it, some great tracks.
even the music for the Train sequence "Take the Bloody shot "
has the sound of the train tracks as part of it.   Marvellous  ajb007/martini

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

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Lately been listenin to TSWLM soundtrack....and I like it! Bond '77 is a great track.

OHMSS, FRWL, DN, GF, CR, GE, SP, YOLT, TB, TSWLM, LALD, TLD, TND, FYEO, SF, MR, TMWTGG, TWINE, OP, AVTAK, DAF, LTK, QOS, DAD

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

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Soundtrack wise..used to be OHMSS & YOLT & for a while Thunderball all on Vinyl... Now I Love Moonraker, LALD, OHMSS..after LD lost interests in the soundtracks (although I like the music as presented in the films) but not as stand alone listening that makes me see or feel things other than what was in the movie. I only disliked GE or at least most of it NSNA & QOS because the nonstop running punching and kicking there were no moments to develop themes.

1.MoonRaker 2.OHMSS 3.LALD 4.OP 5.FYEO 6.DR. NO 7.YOLT 8.LTK 9.CR 10.AVTAK