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 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 10:23 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Have fun and take some pics and post here if you want so we can see some of the fun.

All the best and have FUN!

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   samlowry   (Member)

I'll be there tonight as well, coming from Switzerland with another friend coming from Berlin and a lucky friend who lives right here in London. Front stalls, P section (that was the best that was left by the time I booked the tickets).

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Does anyone know what the opening piece was? Something from his Olympics or was it Narnia?
Hot Fuzz went AWOL, but the concert was otherwise jam-packed with goodies (although too much
Stargate - 20 mins - and not enough Independence Day for me)
Arnold was his usual funny, charming, spoofy self. Decent singing voice too.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

No programme being available was a bummer. I like them as a souvenir.
The unexpected highlight for me was the two pieces from Amazing Grace, a film and score I knew
very little about. It was quite beautiful. I've just ordered a copy from Amazon for a fiver! smile

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   JimWare   (Member)

Does anyone know what the opening piece was? Something from his Olympics or was it Narnia?
Hot Fuzz went AWOL, but the concert was otherwise jam-packed with goodies (although too much
Stargate - 20 mins - and not enough Independence Day for me)
Arnold was his usual funny, charming, spoofy self. Decent singing voice too.

The opening piece was the overture from Wing Commander.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   samlowry   (Member)

Fantastic concert!

Mr. David Arnold is certainly a very talented composer, musician and performer. Along with the orchestra, he played different guitars (acoustic and electric), keyboards, synthesizers and a huge ORGAN. In addition, he also sang and quite an unexpected decent voice he has.

He played lots of great things, from the obvious (Stargate, ID4, Bond scores) to the less obvious (Last Of The Dogmen, Four Brothers, Amazing Grace), to the unexpected (a song he wrote and performed for a current play in London, and an awesome instrumental version of "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale).

The orchestra was excellent under the direction of Nicholas Dodd.

I will keep a marvelous memory of this unique event smile

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

The World Is Not Enough performed by the man himself smile

Watching this reminded me of why it's always been my favorite of the Arnold-Bond era.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   1080pScoreman   (Member)

I thought I’d write to you to tell you about last night’s David Arnold concert. I was an occasional FSM poster years back (i've forgotten my ID's though so have re-registered) so wanted to share my experience of the concert with you all as these film concerts are not daily events!

It was a great evening and of course the debut of Mr Arnold in concert. The orchestra, still unannounced right up to the event played fast and furiously. I still do not know who they were but I did see a stand for the Philarmonia Orchestra and Nicholas Dodd conducted. Anyone else confirm the orchestra?

By David’s own admission the pieces were “Opening Titles” and “End Titles” so you literally got note for note pieces from Last Of The Dogmen, Stepford Wives, ID4, Tomorrow Never Dies, QOS as they are straight off the CD.

Tomorrow Never Dies for example was the opening “White Knight” cue and though tremendously played could have cut out the more slower parts in the “War Room” You were willing the orchestra to just get to the bit where Pierce Brosnan wreaks havoc after his “filthy habit” line after he knocks out a smoking soldier.

This isn’t a criticism but perhaps with future concerts David can design more concert friendly arrangements.

Stargate fans were treated to a near 20 minute suite from the score.

He also premiered a song from his new “Made In Dagenham” musical and he really does have an excellent singing voice. David McAlmont came on twice to sing “Play Dead” from “Young Americans” and “Surrender” from "TND". He knocked them out the park!

And then came Sherlock…and then came Mark Gatiss, Amanda Addington and…Martin Freeman! Yes Watson himself turned up to see the concert with actress wife Amanda presumably to support Arnold.

Both Gatiss and Addington went on stage to introduce the “Sherlock Suite” and made a cracking joke about wanting to hear Arnold’s music for “Skyfall” having heard Arnold’s other Bond themes throughout the evening.

The “Sherlock Suite” was fantastic, that’s all I can say, and got a deserved huge applause.

David himself was an engaging host as he regaled stories of working with directors and other artists and he has a good vein of humour running through him. Nicholas Dodd did a top job of conducting (and Michael Price too conducting Sherlock).

All in all a fantastic evening’s entertainment! David, your debut was 10 out 10!


 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 11:49 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Wonderful evening for sure. Arnold was a lot of fun. He was full of banter and made it very relaxing. Loved the attention to detail. The Stargate suite was epic and great to hear major action cues from the score performed. Same for White Knight. Arnold said the orchestra had only started playing the music that afternoon for the first time. Amazing performance. Arnold admitted the choir had little to do and only featured in Amazing Grace and I think the obvious thing next time would be to let them do some of Stargate and even the end of the ID4 credits.

Superb night. Next time please make it either earlier Sunday night or Friday or Saturday. Saw some people dashing out early for trains home.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 12:10 AM   
 By:   Ant   (Member)

White Knight was by far my favourite. So freakin' cool! Didn't expect to hear that. And I was happy to hear the You Know My Name instrumental as I was under the impression they specifically weren't going to play that.

Great night!

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

What were the numbers like at the concert?

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   JimWare   (Member)

What were the numbers like at the concert?

The RFH looked pretty full to me.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Peter877   (Member)

What a fantastic night was had by all the music was fantastic, but what a nice man David Arnold is, he spent a lot of time at the stage door for photo's and was able to sign various items, was in no rush and easy to talk to. Also his conductor Nicholas Dodd who had worked feverishly during the night was equally charming and willing to sign and chat. However as a ringing endorsement of the proceedings, Don Black was also there with his wife and also posed for photos and a chat. Mark Gattiss, Martin Freeman also joined in so in all it was worth the wait at the stage door after the concert.
Everyone enjoyed - well worth the effort in getting to see this and even some had flown in from the US, how cool is that, lets hope David does more of these in the future, which not only showcases his compositions, but also his talented guitar work with a great voice to boot.
Now more than ever a fan.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Ant   (Member)

What were the numbers like at the concert?

75-80% full I'd say.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Sounds like an awesome concert. Wish I lived there and could've made it!

Brendan: Good to see you around here, old friend -- You should post more often!


 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

A brilliant night and a total performer with humour and wit who doesn't take himself too seriously. The music was amazing and the fact that the orchestra had only just seen the music at noon was truly incredible.

And David Arnold can sing!

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

I was blown away by the instrumental version of You Know My Name from Casino Royale and apart from You Tube have not been able to find it on any release. Does anyone know if this was recorded commercially and if so where?

Thanks for your help!

 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Ant   (Member)

There is this version, but it's not quite as good as the one Arnold has performed live (he added more brass).

Also, here's White Knight live. The sound quality isn't great, but it gives you an idea of how awesome this was.

 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Thanks for that. I had seen this version on You Tube and cannot find a cd with it or an equivalent on. You are right the version performed live is much more powerful and I love fact that Arnold was playing electric guitar and in competition with 8 French horns!

To start the opening of the second half with White Knight was inspired! Never ever thought I would see this performed live! Brilliant!

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