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 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

My best James Bond score & film!

1. Exercise In Gibraltar.
2. Ice Chase.
3. Hercules Takes Off / Air Bond.

*Saw & shook hands with Timothy Dalton in the foyer of the Roosevelt Hotel,
Hollywood wayback in 199007!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

It's not my favourite JB007 score, despite the film being one of my favourite JB007 films. But, for me, it is the last great JB007 film score ... nothing since has come close to capturing the magic.

I'm not surprised John Barry left the franchise and I'm glad he did despite the decline in scores (and films, too, IMHO) because his lack of interest would have eventually fed its way into his output. Given his declining output from the late 1980's onwards (ill heath, etc.) I'm pleased he put his talents into composing other scores.

I don't recall ever reading his views on Timothy Dalton as JB007 but if he was less than positive then I don't agree ... but then I love his music output not his opinions.

As for nominating a favourite track in the score ... I think I can name the songs and the easy-listening track Into Vienna as my least favourites. A fabulous score without a dud track ... just not in the class of several of his earlier JB007 scores.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Excellent score, one of my top 3 Bond scores (the others being OHMSS and FYEO)...my favourite track though - and I'm just being plain awkward here - isn't on the CD....it is the Suite that was published for orchestra some years later...I love listening to that score, but not as much as I do playing the trumpet part to that suite!!! It is...just...f*** yeah...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   thommy   (Member)

Great score, for me the last real original Bond score.
great from start to finish, Airbond being my favorite track.
Barry and lots a horns and strings, nobody does it better!

 
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