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I really hope that they don't bring her back. Skyfall was, good, but it wasn't a very good Bond song IMO. I found it too Adele-ish. I think that the last outstanding Bond song was "Surrender" by K.D. Lang for TND.

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Beyonce.  A nice, hard, explosive ballad!

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ixtore wrote:

Beyonce.  A nice, hard, explosive ballad!

Hmmm....not a bad idea! But I'd like to see k.d. lang brought back to do an actual title song (not the end credits song, a la "Surrender" for TND, which was a great tune by the way).

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K D Lang has a fantastic voice, but given the success of Adele. I'd say they'll go with another
British act, If Adele can't do it.

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I absolutely loved "Skyfall" and would like to see Adele do another song, I'm just not so sure, I want it straight away. Maybe a film or 2 gap would be decent.
I'd love to see U2 perform a title song, not just write one like with Goldeneye.
Myles Kennedy would also be at the top of my list. That guys vocals are just outstanding.

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Blackleiter wrote:
ixtore wrote:

Beyonce.  A nice, hard, explosive ballad!

Hmmm....not a bad idea! But I'd like to see k.d. lang brought back to do an actual title song (not the end credits song, a la "Surrender" for TND, which was a great tune by the way).

Yes! Bring Lang back!

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don p wrote:

someone a while ago did post that shirley did a song for QoS, it was better than that awful jack white song,

Shirley Bassey did record a song for Quantum of Solace and it is indeed much better than the song they used. Here is is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEAWlUKRHHk

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After hearing Rory Kinnear singing tonight I think he should get the next theme song.  ajb007/lol

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Thunderpussy wrote:

After hearing Rory Kinnear singing tonight I think he should get the next theme song.  ajb007/lol

I'd like Count Arthur Strong as the next M  ajb007/biggrin

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Would love to hear D Arnold return, and another from Adele
would be great. Just not Back to back.
   I Love Skyfall, Like it more and more with each listen.
Only wish they'd of put it on the soundtrack Disc.  ajb007/crap

Hmmm. I have to agree. The Skyfall soundtrack just hasn't gripped me like the previous two, which are on frequently when I'm driving any great distance. Skyfall seems just a bit insipid and aimless I thought. No cohesion. No heroic theme.

As for Adele, I thought the title song was a belter from the first time I heard it, Bond-y, Bassey, big and memorable. It had that subtle twist of glorious golden melancholy I expect from Bond songs, the old love and death thing. One can't ask for much more.

For the grand-scale composition in Bond24, might I suggest Mr Steve Jablonsky of Transformers (particularly Dark of the Moon) and The Dark Knight Returns fame. Forgive the nature of both those weightless, shiny paper-thin films - listen to the OST music on a very good pair of headphones and you'll see what I mean. Food for the imagination.

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Give it to Richard Hawley, now that would be some theme song !

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How about asking the one and only John Williams for one stunning piece  and ask Chris Martin and Bono to compose the lyrics and sing it.  ajb007/bond

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I thought Adele's song for SF was fantastic; very Bondian.  She's earned another go as far as I'm concerned, but I fully expect Eon to go elsewhere. David Bowie remains the impossible dream for me  ajb007/cool

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I think that Adele will perform at least one more title song. However I actually hope that it isn't Bond 24. Rather like Shirley, she needs a few years between each one.

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Its objectively in my mind an ok Bond song...but its too obvious and polished and doesn't have any weird quirks I associate with Bond tunes. It's on the same wavelength for me that is  DAD/Another Way To Die/Never Say Never Again/ pure awfulness...(but because it came after another way to die which copied the opening riff to Casino Royale or You Know My Name closely..)yeah of course it sounds awesome..but not compared to 40 plus years before....no.

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DelicatessenInSteel wrote:

Its objectively in my mind an ok Bond song...but its too obvious and polished and doesn't have any weird quirks I associate with Bond tunes. It's on the same wavelength for me that is  DAD/Another Way To Die/Never Say Never Again/ pure awfulness...(but because it came after another way to die which copied the opening riff to Casino Royale or You Know My Name closely..)yeah of course it sounds awesome..but not compared to 40 plus years before....no.

I find it predictable and a 'by the numbers' entry. Sure it sounds like a Bond song, but it sounds like a deliberate attempt to recreate something of that Bassy vibe rather than an attempt to re-imagine what that would be like in the 21st century. For me it's inauthentic and lazy and Adele sounds like a pub singer, but hey, each to his own and all that and most people seem to love it and it sold bucket loads so it must be good, right?

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There is no point in saying addled song wasn't good because it was but it still pales in comparison to Shirley bassey, Tina turner, and Gladys night. But on the other hand today's music is crap and adele has the voice of an angel compared to a lot of other singers so she should probably do it for 1 more unless new talent arises

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What about joss stone she sang an amazing price for the game bloodstone which was better than some of the real bond movie songs

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What about Nicole Scherzinger? I loved her version of Goldneye!

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I’m new here at AJB007, but I’ve lurking here for a while and so have a sense of the way things work. As for the topic at hand, I enjoyed Adele’s rendition of “Skyfall,” but I’d prefer a new voice for Bond 24. My suggestion would be Serena Ryder. Give the following YouTube clip a listen. I’d be interested in your thoughts.

http://youtu.be/Ej1ueo5k2AE

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I really liked Adele's song... and I think it worked really well.... however I would like to see someone new singing the title song for the next Bond....

I think Micheal Buble would do a great job (and this video is one big hint, that he wants to do one too!)

Or Emeli Sande....

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CharlieBravoTango wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

Would love to hear D Arnold return, and another from Adele
would be great. Just not Back to back.
   I Love Skyfall, Like it more and more with each listen.
Only wish they'd of put it on the soundtrack Disc.  ajb007/crap

Hmmm. I have to agree. The Skyfall soundtrack just hasn't gripped me like the previous two, which are on frequently when I'm driving any great distance. Skyfall seems just a bit insipid and aimless I thought. No cohesion. No heroic theme.

As for Adele, I thought the title song was a belter from the first time I heard it, Bond-y, Bassey, big and memorable. It had that subtle twist of glorious golden melancholy I expect from Bond songs, the old love and death thing. One can't ask for much more.

For the grand-scale composition in Bond24, might I suggest Mr Steve Jablonsky of Transformers (particularly Dark of the Moon) and The Dark Knight Returns fame. Forgive the nature of both those weightless, shiny paper-thin films - listen to the OST music on a very good pair of headphones and you'll see what I mean. Food for the imagination.

EDIT: Incidentally, hello fellows. First post. Calls for a drink, I'd say.

Agreed. Skyfall was a great title song (and the instrumental version was even better). Arnold usually weaves the title song into his soundtracks with Casino Royale being one of the best examples of this. Having Newman score Skyfall was such a missed opportunity since he used none of the Skyfall theme. I think with the combination of 'Skyfall' and Arnold we would have had the best Bond soundtrack since OHMSS or Thunderball.

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Good point Veguro and I think that thought has been echoed by many Bond Fans. Usually the Bond family is pretty in tune with their fans and I expect Bond 24's theme to be inserted throughout the movie a lot more.

That being said, I quite enjoyed Newman's score, I just think that embedding the theme in the movie is a good Bond tradition and Adele's theme worked so well for me that I wish it appeared more.

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The Bond themes have always been styled to the period of each film—e.g. FRWL and GF. It’s anachronistic to have an Adele-type big band song these days.

Besides, Adele’s faux New York accented Frank Sinatra-style singing is awful.