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#1 DamnCoffee

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:10 PM

Just seen it over on BBC1. Amazing! Complete with a video montage of 50 years of Bond. Brilliant stuff.


Edited by Mharkin, 13 February 2012 - 03:50 PM.


#2 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

Darn it, I missed it. Wife's got bloody ITV1 on and I had no idea this would kick off the BAFTAs. Can't wait to see it soon!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

I've missed it too. Wifes watching Dancing on Ice. Cant wait to see this.

#4 PrinceKamalKhan

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

Looking forward to seeing it over here in the States.

#5 lechero

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:44 PM

Watch it here:

http://tomjonesintl.com/go/news/

#6 larrythefatcat

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

Wow... not too shabby for a 71-year-old man. Kudos, Sir Tom!

#7 Bryce (003)

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:56 PM

Bravo! Very nice!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

Fantastic!

I´d love to see the video on the official page... Actually, both videos: Bond´s and Jone´s...

#9 The Shark

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:13 PM



Great voice, but terrible arrangement.

#10 Nicolas Suszczyk

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

:O AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

AWESOME!

One of my top five fave Bond songs!

#11 Wade

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:04 AM

Who is the man? Why, Tom Jones, of course.

#12 Binyamin

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:15 AM

Some images from 007.com:

http://www.007.com/w...jpg<br /><br />http://www.007.com/w...jpg<br /><br />http://www.007.com/w...jpg<br /><br />http://www.007.com/w...rls_02_full.jpg

#13 jamie00007

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:51 AM

Were any of the Bond actors there? It didnt show any of them in the audience as it did Judy Dench, but you'd think some of them would have been there.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

pretty cool. i wonder how they made the decision to have tom jones perform, compared to the other artists who've sung bond titles in the past.

anyway i haven't seen him perform since


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:23 PM

I have heard that Tom Jones had fainted when doing the song originally, or while singing the last and extremely high note. I know Weird Al parodied it, but still, is there any truth to this story?

#16 larrythefatcat

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

I have heard that Tom Jones had fainted when doing the song originally, or while singing the last and extremely high note. I know Weird Al parodied it, but still, is there any truth to this story?


I think Tom Jones has confirmed this directly, but I don't have a source. There are a number of websites that state it as fact and I believe it was mentioned in one of the Thunderball documentaries on the DVD.

Keep in mind that Tom Jones held the note for a LOOOOOONG time in the take used for the final version on the film's soundtrack, so it's not that far-fetched at all.


Also, I must agree that the arrangement at the BAFTAs wasn't great. I thought some of the instrumentation sounded like the audience laughing, but maybe that was just because I listened to it at a low volume... *shrug*

Edited by larrythefatcat, 14 February 2012 - 05:31 PM.


#17 robdread

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

Tom Jones is still the man.

#18 Shaun Forever

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

I thought that was excellent.

#19 Skudor

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

Very nicely done by TJ - wish he'd do another one for Skyfall.

I love how Connery-Bond of 1962 raises an ironic eybrow at his past selfs choice of swimming trunks in 2006 (when he was a lot beefier) (see: 1.44-1.46)

#20 s.a.s. Malko

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:22 PM

I have heard that Tom Jones had fainted when doing the song originally, or while singing the last and extremely high note. I know Weird Al parodied it, but still, is there any truth to this story?

That was Shirley Bassey with the end of Goldfinger

#21 The Shark

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:26 PM


I have heard that Tom Jones had fainted when doing the song originally, or while singing the last and extremely high note. I know Weird Al parodied it, but still, is there any truth to this story?

That was Shirley Bassey with the end of Goldfinger


Nope. Wrong way round.

#22 Von Hammerstein

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:15 PM

Man! The ol' guy still has it! Hope Mickey and Babs were paying attention

#23 robdread

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

It would be nice if they did some sort of similar tribute at the Oscars tonight. I doubt they will, but Bond has meant just as much to Hollywood as he did to England.

#24 s.a.s. Malko

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:17 PM



I have heard that Tom Jones had fainted when doing the song originally, or while singing the last and extremely high note. I know Weird Al parodied it, but still, is there any truth to this story?

That was Shirley Bassey with the end of Goldfinger


Nope. Wrong way round.

I´m pretty sure that Shirley Bassey said by herself that she had to hold the tune so long at the end of the song Goldfinger that she fainted when it was finished. Never heard that story from Tom Jones....

#25 sthgilyadgnivileht

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:44 PM




I have heard that Tom Jones had fainted when doing the song originally, or while singing the last and extremely high note. I know Weird Al parodied it, but still, is there any truth to this story?

That was Shirley Bassey with the end of Goldfinger


Nope. Wrong way round.

I´m pretty sure that Shirley Bassey said by herself that she had to hold the tune so long at the end of the song Goldfinger that she fainted when it was finished. Never heard that story from Tom Jones....


I'm pretty sure they both did, (or at least it was reported they both did). Bassey is on the Bond DVD documentary from either GF or the music of James Bond saying 'I nearly passed out'. I've read numerous sources over the years that Jones did too and I think the story originated from Don Black. It's certainly upheld in 'John Barry, a life in music' by Leonard, Walker and Bramley.

#26 Bill

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

I've heard (or read) the Tom Jones story in more then one reference book--as for the Weird Al Pardoy discussed above, was that from Spy Hard?

#27 BourneAgainBond

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

it was spy hard

#28 marktmurphy

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:35 PM



I have heard that Tom Jones had fainted when doing the song originally, or while singing the last and extremely high note. I know Weird Al parodied it, but still, is there any truth to this story?

That was Shirley Bassey with the end of Goldfinger


Nope. Wrong way round.



Goldfinger with the end of Shirley Bassey?

#29 scaramunga

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

Awesome! Thanks for posting!!!




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