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Thunderpussy wrote:

I'm no expert on modern music but he has a really nice voice.  ajb007/martini

I agree, and given the right song I think he'll do fine.

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ajb007/cheers

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Agreed Amy Whinehouse would have been fantastic and I too
Would love to hear Annie Lennox belt out a Bond theme .  ajb007/cheers

ajb007/cheers

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Just gave Sam Smith a listen; interesting voice.  There's no doubt he can belt one out; it'll all come down to the song.

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ajb007/lol  To be honest I had to look up a few of his songs on you tube.  ajb007/biggrin
As I don't buy much new music.  ajb007/wink

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That's what I did as well - and then realized I'd heard the song 'Stay With Me' on the radio.  I'm sure he can do it vocally, though he's a bit high on the scale range. I'm still clinging to the dream of Bowie crooning one in his old age  ajb007/biggrin

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Heard this from one of the Hunger Games movies, by Lorde.  It sounded like a contemporary Bond song to me, so I wouldn't be surprised if there are talks with her to audition a song, as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S9HUNoI4k.

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Gassy Man wrote:

Heard this from one of the Hunger Games movies, by Lorde.  It sounded like a contemporary Bond song to me, so I wouldn't be surprised if there are talks with her to audition a song, as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S9HUNoI4k.

Based on that song, I could definitely see it happening.

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It sounded very good   ajb007/martini

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it won't suck. it'll be the opening to a new Bond movie. that's always cause to celebrate  ajb007/martini

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Barbel wrote:
Peppermill wrote:

Well, I do think QoS would have been a lot better if they decided to use the song written by David Arnold and performed by Shirley Bassey. If you listen to that song during the opening credits the entire score for the movie makes a lot more sense because Arnold used the theme throughout the rest of the movie.

For anyone who doesn't know this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAHu_ZKWcCQ

Many thanks for that - I wasn't aware of that at all!

In my very humble opinion, it's a bit half-baked, but then again I'm not the biggest fan of David Arnold. All very pastiche-y. And DSB not on great form with this (probably demo) vocal. But the biggest issue I have with it is that it isn't memorable. Keys/White might not be everyone's favourite genre, but it is a very memorable theme. And compared to Madonna's DAD, it is aural nectar.

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I can't imagine Sam Smith (or whoever it is) singing the word SPECTRE in a Bond theme song.

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As Barbel pointed  out it doesn't have to be the last
Word in a line to rhyme.  I.e

A spectre of love, a spectre of hate
The more loving I offer, the more that you take.
The more sensual the feeling, the longer the pain
And the deeper the heartache, all over again.   ajb007/lol

This song writing's a piece of P*ss !  ajb007/lol

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The Arctic Monkeys are big Bond fans, and they could come up with a great track.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Y-hCydiXA

Here is Blondie's Bond song.
Blondie had a song for For Your Eyes Only, which i thought was kind of average, prefer Sheena Easton IMHO.
I think they will make the right choices. There has always been ups and downs with the Bond themes. Its not exclusive to Babs and Michael G Wilson. I mean TMWTGG by Lulu was pretty bad.

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LegoBatman008 wrote:

I can't imagine Sam Smith (or whoever it is) singing the word SPECTRE in a Bond theme song.

The title song doesn't necessarily have to have the title in in. I'm guessing SPECTRE is an acronym and the words of the acronym could be the words to the song. Or, the chorus section of the title music could be seven sentences long. Each sentence beginning with the letters to SPECTRE. The chorus could be sung three or four times.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

This song writing's a piece of P*ss !  ajb007/lol

You wanna see some of my pictures?  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Wow. Is it just me or has Shirley Bassey aged so well that she sounds better now than when she was younger?

I think she'd be an OUTSTANDING pick for Spectre.

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jamesbondagent007 wrote:

Wow. Is it just me or has Shirley Bassey aged so well that she sounds better now than when she was younger?

I think she'd be an OUTSTANDING pick for Spectre.

Saw Dame Shirley perform Goldfinger on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing show recently and she still sounds very good. As much as I would like it, I don't believe she will perform another title song. If it was ever to happen I think the last chance was for Skyfall, the 50th anniversary of the Bond films, and all the nostalgia that brought with it.

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Barbel wrote :
" You wanna see some of my pictures?  "  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Predator wrote:

In my very humble opinion, it's a bit half-baked, but then again I'm not the biggest fan of David Arnold. All very pastiche-y. And DSB not on great form with this (probably  demo) vocal.

Pastiche is inevitable, as with this song's equally derivative predecessor "Surrender". But I find these terms derogatory- can we agree on "homage"?
Both songs (+ "TWINE", which was used) are honestly intended and legitimate, since Don Black wrote the lyrics.
And no, that wasn't a demo vocal (and she sounds just fine to me).

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I think lessons were learned about KD Lang.
They deffo got it right with Adele.
I hope for another classic Oscar nominated song.
Sam Smith would be great.
Dame Shirley would be majestic.

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Pendragon wrote:

it won't suck. it'll be the opening to a new Bond movie. that's always cause to celebrate  ajb007/martini

Totally agree...and I'm sure Sam Smith will sound great  ajb007/martini

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jamesbondagent007 wrote:

Wow. Is it just me or has Shirley Bassey aged so well that she sounds better now than when she was younger?

I think she'd be an OUTSTANDING pick for Spectre.

Completely agree. I would really like Dame Shirley Bassey to sing another Bond title song, for old time's sake. She's still got a magnificent voice, and as long as she has, I think she should be considered for the gig. She's proven three times over that she can do it.

Come on, EON, you know she's the right choice.

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DEFIANT 74205 wrote:
jamesbondagent007 wrote:

Wow. Is it just me or has Shirley Bassey aged so well that she sounds better now than when she was younger?

I think she'd be an OUTSTANDING pick for Spectre.

Completely agree. I would really like Dame Shirley Bassey to sing another Bond title song, for old time's sake. She's still got a magnificent voice, and as long as she has, I think she should be considered for the gig. She's proven three times over that she can do it.

Come on, EON, you know she's the right choice.

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