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Arnold / Bassey's theme for Quamtum of Solace

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#1 Mr. Wint

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:40 PM

This was posted on Youtube. A song written by David Arnold, sung by Dame Shirley Bassey. Would have been a great song for QOS ... but it wasn't used in the movie. It ended up on Dame Shirley's "The Performance" CD:

#2 Bucky


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:16 PM


it is alright but i dont think i would have liked it more than another way to die. nothing really special about it.

Edited by Bucky, 13 April 2010 - 05:17 PM.

#3 volante


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:40 PM

If anything it makes Another Way to Die more acceptable.

There were already riffs from the song used in Casino Royale; the finished item must have only had a narrow band to work within

#4 Harry Fawkes

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

I think it would have made for a great end song but as a main title theme, I think it lacks the...uhm, well, how shall I put it...let's just say I think it lacks the bang and umpf.

Having said that I do believe Shirley has it in her to deliver a fab Bond song. If only the producers would give her a chance.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:36 PM

I saw David Arnold a few weeks ago give a fantastic lecture on his movie music and the movie music that has influenced him. Culminating in him playing piano live and demonstrating (playing and singing, yes he sung) how he put together the theme to Casino Royale. I asked him about the Shirley Bassey track and if it really was his theme to QOS. He said not totally. He had been working with Amy Whinehouse on it. When that fell through elements ended up in the Shirley Bassey song.