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 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   GustavoJoseph   (Member)

I saw David Arnold conduct at the Royal Albert Hall in London back in 2010 - he'd organised a charity event with guests such as John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, Craig Armstrong, Anne Dudley, George Fenton, Michael Nyman and many more. One of the best concerts I've ever been to.

Arnold conducted the End Titles from 'Independence Day' and an instrumental of the theme song from 'Casino Royale'. Suffice to say the performances were amazing - full of energy and excitement. If it's anything like that, you guys are in for a treat!


I was there too, the Concert for Care was a delightful evening, and I even took pictures with Michael Nyman (late tense) and John Ottman (very cool and relaxed). My favorite part was George Fenton conducting the end credits from Memphis Belle, a personal favorite I never dreamed would be able to see performed live.

And David Arnold is a very charismatic guy, well spoken, funny, a natural showman. He was great conducting his killer instrumental of You know my name, witch was a thrilling finale and made me pay attention on this great song I foolishly thought was a minor effort.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Ant   (Member)


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


I tweeted him a couple of months back asking if he could play that. I never heard back but I'd like to think that it could have been from asking.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

That performance of White Knight was incredible. It's the cue that got him hired on the film, after all!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I dug out all my Arnold CD's upon my return to normalit...err, Liverpool.
I only have about 12 or 13. I seemed to have stopped buying his stuff between Godzilla and Casino Royale.
I remember being wowed by Young Americans (thought it was Kamen when I first saw the film) and equally impressed by Stargate, Dogmen and Independence Day.
Then I lost a bit of interest in his music.
Casino Royale was the first score of his in ages that made me sit up and want to buy the CD again, with Narnia and Paul also impressing me.
The concert has given me a buzz to go through his music again.
Amazing Grace is winging it's way to me now. Really looking forward to that one after the lovely taster I was given on Sunday night.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Funny that! Its had the same effect on me. Last two days I have played Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Godzilla, ID4 and Stargate, downloaded the theme from Wing Commander and ordered The Musketeer and the Olympic cd!

But that instrumental of You Know My Name is still alluding me!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I could really go for an expanded release of The World Is Not Enough right about now.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Count me as another who was thrilled to be able to experience White Knight live. Fantastic cue, fantastic performance.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2014 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Somebody needs to reissue LAST OF THE DOGMEN, preferably expanded, stat.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   JADSTERSDAD   (Member)

I have a feeling Nic Raine did a good instrumental of YKMN. I may be mistaken...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I could really go for an expanded release of The World Is Not Enough right about now.

You want MORE of... THAT?!

I would argue that - minute for minute - Die Another Day is in more need of an expansion, but since DAD and TWINE are my two least favourite Bond scores I'm in no great rush for either.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   JADSTERSDAD   (Member)

What I would love is the film title mix of TWINE which was captured in DA's performance on the night. Never been happy with the released version.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Peter877   (Member)

I too was moved to dig around and listen to some more of David Arnold's music, found a copy of Last of the Dogmen, also a copy of Four Brothers and Amazing Grace, found a copy of Wing Commander going cheap. So settling down for another listening tonight.

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

I could really go for an expanded release of The World Is Not Enough right about now.

Definitely! And Shaft!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

Is this the version of You Know My Name that was performed?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gEisFJ0gBM

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 11:19 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Is this the version of You Know My Name that was performed?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gEisFJ0gBM


Thanks for posting but if I remember correctly the version Arnold did had a bigger brassy beginning and the guitar playing was different. It sounded more powerful.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Have at last found a decent instrumental of You Know My Name on The James Bond Gold Edition album performed by CoPPO and London Music Works. Not quite the same as the concert but as close as I am gonna get!

Great instrumental versions of Surrender and The World Is Not Enough.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Is this the version of You Know My Name that was performed?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gEisFJ0gBM


Thanks for posting but if I remember correctly the version Arnold did had a bigger brassy beginning and the guitar playing was different. It sounded more powerful.



Maybe this is the version you're looking for (starts at 5:54)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

This was just a fantastic concert. Everything I could have hoped for and more. The program, the performances, the guest appearances, Arnold and his classic dry humor—everything fell into place for a perfect evening. I really hope Arnold keeps this going with more concerts and considers bringing it to the US. His music plays really well in a concert setting.

For anyone interested in reliving the night, I wrote a pretty in-depth review here: http://enjoythecrawl.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/david-arnold-plays-his-greatest-hits-in-his-london-concert-debut/

 
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