The Best Bond Theme we Never had

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The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby chap with wings » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:50 pm



It's an absolute classic and spot on even down to the instrumental break. What do you think?
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby Deleted User 3183 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:22 pm

Am a big fan of this; far superior to what we got...............


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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Krynoid Man » Fri May 31, 2013 8:31 am

Apparently Brian Wilson wrote this as a bond theme.

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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby LizR » Fri May 31, 2013 11:01 am

I wouldn't have minded something by these guys.

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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Krynoid Man » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:51 am

It seems to have been taken down, but I remember a video on YouTube of the opening titles of Tomorrow Never Dies synced up with the Beatles song Tomorrow Never Knows, it fitted perfectly.

P.s. didn't the Propellerheads work on the soundtrack to that.
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby LizR » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:17 am

The Krynoid man wrote:P.s. didn't the Propellerheads work on the soundtrack to that.

I don't know. I don't recall hearing anyone mention that before; but if so --- good.
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby bingo99 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:25 pm

The Krynoid man wrote:It seems to have been taken down, but I remember a video on YouTube of the opening titles of Tomorrow Never Dies synced up with the Beatles song Tomorrow Never Knows, it fitted perfectly.

Bond/TNK mashup

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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Krynoid Man » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:41 pm

LizR wrote:
The Krynoid man wrote:P.s. didn't the Propellerheads work on the soundtrack to that.

I don't know. I don't recall hearing anyone mention that before; but if so --- good.


Yeah, they did some electronic backing on the music used during he car chase.
They also did a cover of OHMSS on David Arnold's Shaken and Stirred album.
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Krynoid Man » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:43 pm

bingo99 wrote:
The Krynoid man wrote:It seems to have been taken down, but I remember a video on YouTube of the opening titles of Tomorrow Never Dies synced up with the Beatles song Tomorrow Never Knows, it fitted perfectly.

Bond/TNK mashup


That wasn't the video I ment but interesting nonetheless.
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Wooksta! » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:16 pm

The Propellerheads - nice enough but really, it isn't a patch on the John Barry version. Which sounds amazing on cinema speakers.

Had a chance to see OHMSS a few years back at the cinema and jumped at it. Me favourite Bond film and one of my favourite of the Fleming novels, Moonraker being the best of those.
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby Deleted User 4238 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:50 am

KD Lang's "Surrender" was obviously the core theme for "Tomorrow Never Dies" - providing the central riff for the film's score, and going the same way as "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" did back in 1965.

This modest effort by Swan Lee, despite being a bit squeeky and obviously following the fashion for all things Cardigan-ish at the time, still pisses on Sheryl ruddy Crow - who obviously ripped elements.

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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby Deleted User 4238 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:57 am

Rejected in 73 - and not without flaw. However given a little more work, the drive and energy on a final recorded version could of been really rather special.

Crudely recycled in 2007. Yes Mr Jack White - Im looking at you.

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This is miles better than the film at any rate. I guess that got the song it deserved.

Below is a much shorter version of the track set to film footage - for a more authentic Bond experience.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xu5bna_man-with-the-golden-gun-alice-cooper-rejected-bond-theme_music#.UcUeP8u9KK0
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Wooksta! » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:03 pm

God, that's awful! Ok, Lulu is... poor, shall we say, but it's a John Barry soundtrack, so ultimately superb anyway. And I can't see why MwtGG gets so much flak - Christopher Lee is the villain and Britt Ekland in a bikini, what more do you want? View to a Kill, yeah, now that was pretty dire...
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby Deleted User 4238 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:46 pm

The Wooksta! wrote:God, that's awful! Ok, Lulu is... poor, shall we say, but it's a John Barry soundtrack, so ultimately superb anyway. And I can't see why MwtGG gets so much flak - Christopher Lee is the villain and Britt Ekland in a bikini, what more do you want? View to a Kill, yeah, now that was pretty dire...


It does grow on you.. or you become numb to it :). It is "different" but regardless of personal taste I still argue that its superior to Jack White's "Another Way to Die".

Don't forget that the final version would have had orchestration and polish - the latter half has a bit of a George Martin "Live and Let Die" vibe - so its possibly too derivative.

John Barry thought his MwtGG score was sh*te. This is at least pushing the envelope.
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Krynoid Man » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:10 pm

Does anyone else remember a documentry called James Bonds Greatest Hits on Channel 4 from around the time Casino Royale came out. It was a poll to see what the nations favorite Bond song was (Goldfinger won, obviously). The doc talked about each of the songs in depth and also talked about some of the rejected songs, even so far as to talk to the artists about them.
It's on YouTube if anyone's interested.
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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun May 05, 2019 12:15 pm

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The PET SHOP BOYS' two very different rejected demos for THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS....... :death:




Pet Shop Boys - Living Daylights (Demo Version) # 1






Pet Shop Boys - Living Daylights (Demo Version) # 2





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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun May 05, 2019 12:22 pm

They would go on to turn the first rejected demo into a song for one of their albums......


Pet Shop Boys-This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave







(Which JNT would also go on to use as one of the titles of his memoir articles for DWM. :lol: )






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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

Postby The Wooksta! » Fri May 10, 2019 12:15 am

The first demo. Hmm, fits the times could see it happening. The second? FFS! Awful, awful, awful!

Not surprised that they went with A-ha, as their second big hit - The Sun always Shines* - is an epic track that would fit a Bond film well, with really powerful strings. They never quite captured what made that track so good after that.

The reworked demo being a track on Behaviour? Ta for posting that. One of my favourite Pet Shop boys tracks around the time. I'd forgotten all about it.


*It's quite a poppy tune but you can't really dance to it. And then when you listen to the lyrics, about a man suffering with depression and clearly having mental health issues if not a full on nervous breakdown, then you realise just how dark it is. See also Joy Division's "Love will tear us Apart"

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Re: The Best Bond Theme we Never had

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