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Barbel wrote:

I haven't heard that one- could you post a link please?

Sorry Barbel, only four months late! ajb007/lol
In my defence I don't log on as often as I should & miss some threads.

You may have already found it to have a listen to by now, but here's Barry Adamson's Fantasy 007 Theme. It has a nice reggae beat but the brass instrumentation shows what he might be capable of if given an entire film to score.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWibNjWCjkg

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Cool version, enjoying it right now!

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Thats amazing  ajb007/lol

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That would be great to listen to, in the summer. ( if we get one)  ajb007/crap

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Here's another Barry Adamson track that conjurs up some nice Bond imagery. He's a big John Barry fan & the maestro's influence shines through.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQdnIaumuS4

Also, here's Portishead's 1997 track, All Mine. For my money the best Bond song that never was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vozNQX6Ye1A

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Seems like most are in agreement that John Barry did it best. I concur, but I also feel I should add that David Arnold's version for Casino Royale is FANTASTIC! It's classic, modern, and menacing

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I love the theme used in LTK, very big and makes Bond seem unstoppable. I do like Bond 77 and that used in FYEO, as well as Goldeneye Overture. I do like a lot of tracks on the DAD soundtrack as well.

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Just about any of the Sean Connery era Bond themes are untouchable but I have a soft spot for Bill Conti's version from For Your Eyes Only as well.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYZv1RSYexI

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Higgins wrote:

pletely the other way round.
The album version is much bette

Actually, I've re-listened and come to agree with you.

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My favorite version of the theme is by the Film Festival Orchestra, off their 1977 LP "Music from The Spy Who Loved Me & Other Great James Bond Thrillers."

Basically, it's the Bond theme done on a fuzz guitar that's been put through a phaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1SSVwpyVVw

After some digging I discovered that this track, and most others on the LP, were actually recorded in 1973 (which is apparent when you listen to it, as it certainly doesn't sound like something from the disco era), and released under the name The Film Studio Orchestra.

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Would be right up Nightfire's menu music alley.
Not bad.

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James Bond with Bongos has a mean, cool edge to it.
I'm starting to really like it.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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I love the subtle use of the theme by the string section near the middle of the track 'She's mine' from Skyfall.

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Oh jesus there a lot of versions that I like. But in chronological film order

Goldfinger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01lFZthUVBc&
You Only Live Twice: https://youtu.be/XCBHtJ_PW28?t=3m16s
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Although this timing is horrible) https://youtu.be/JNgw-TaiEuM?t=5m54s
The Spy Who Loved Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuQCorevZj4
Licence To Kill: https://youtu.be/lvBjM7tMi1M?t=2m3s
Tomorrow Never Dies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzW11hOShdU
The World Is Not Enough: https://youtu.be/o7KY8bBdVh4?t=3m28s

GF and TWINE really do it for me, those two are great, if not the best, imo.

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Dirty Punker wrote:

James Bond with Bongos has a mean, cool edge to it.
I'm starting to really like it.

It does, and the double bass is cool in that version as well.

I absolutely love the version at the end of OHMSS because of the double bass. Seems like it is never going to stop walking

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thenoisydrum wrote:
Dirty Punker wrote:

James Bond with Bongos has a mean, cool edge to it.
I'm starting to really like it.

It does, and the double bass is cool in that version as well.

I absolutely love the version at the end of OHMSS because of the double bass. Seems like it is never going to stop walking

Isn't OHMSS electric bass doubled with a synth bass? Or is it double bass doubled with a synth bass?

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Barry used an electric bass and a modular Moog synth on the OHMSS theme.

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Barbel wrote:

Barry used an electric bass and a modular Moog synth on the OHMSS theme.

Do you think the Bond theme was orchestrated the same way for that film?

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I'm with you, I hear electric bass doubled with synth bass.

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Barbel wrote:

I'm with you, I hear electric bass doubled with synth bass.

Gotcha. The bass is also excellent in the Ski Chase cue. Right after the 'string section' opening finishes and the OHMSS tune begins.
Great bass sound

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Dirty Punker wrote:

James Bond with Bongos has a mean, cool edge to it.
I'm starting to really like it.


It sure does but the “Opening titles” theme in FRWL has to be my all time favourite.

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Hardly my favourite, but worth a mention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwK9IvF7N5s

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Barbel wrote:

Hardly my favourite, but worth a mention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwK9IvF7N5s

Interesting, but I could not sit through an entire show.  I didn’t even make it through the entire song.   ajb007/lol