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 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   groovemeister   (Member)

Here's some music from the movie that was never released (the whole album was a re-recording)
It definately needs an expanded release.
Also, could someone tell me if the last track is a Hamlisch original composition, and if not, what or from who it is :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACZaiA7Pj_M&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st5CQ3cxXwU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTKfXv4PNR8&feature=related

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)


Classical pieces from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME:

"Air on a G String"
(uncredited)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach


"Piano Concerto No. 21 'Elvira Madigan' Andante"
(uncredited)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


"Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat, Op. 27 No. 2"
(uncredited)
Composed by Frédéric Chopin


"Aquarium"
(uncredited)
from "The Carnival of the Animals"
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns

James

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

By the way, this track is a complete rip off of Barry's "Stalking" track in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE:






James

I think I brought this up in another thread years ago.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I think there are a few places where Spy cues are modelled on previous Bond cues.

Another is where the Lotus comes out of the sea. It's seems modelled on the opening part of "Return To Scaramanga's Fun House".

But, though there is some derivation going on, I do love The Spy Who Loved Me and I'd buy a complete edition in a second.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

John Barry should have sued.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

John Barry should have sued.

These tracks are nothing compared to 'The Incredibles'- still, the resemblance here is more than passing.


I would buy a complete TSWLM in a stone cold second.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

John Barry should have sued.

These tracks are nothing compared to 'The Incredibles'- still, the resemblance here is more than passing.


I would buy a complete TSWLM in a stone cold second.


I'd disagree with that comment about THE INCREDIBLES. There wasn't a direct cue lift in any of that score like there is here. It's obvious that they "temp tracked" that sequence with the Barry music and Hamlisch copied it.

And as for Barry suing over it, that would never happen as the music was owned by Eon and he would never stir up a fight over that with them.

As much as I love THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, I think it's Oscar nomination for score wasn't really deserving. Especially when you consider that Barry was NEVER nominated for any of the Bond movies.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

I would buy a complete TSWLM in a stone cold second.

In a nanosecond ;-)

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

The movie benefits from the song (theme) and that Atlantis bit, but the rest of it- and the movie were so goofy.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

Not sure on this one. Though there are certainly some things that I would have liked to have had on the original release... the score, to this day, remains one of my least favorites in the Bond series.

Waiting for the backlash to begin...

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2011 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Not sure on this one. Though there are certainly some things that I would have liked to have had on the original release... the score, to this day, remains one of my least favorites in the Bond series.

Waiting for the backlash to begin...


That's when it gets fun!

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 2:25 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

I think there are a few places where Spy cues are modelled on previous Bond cues

Temp tracking has a lot to answer for!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Sabreman   (Member)

I like the film The Spy Who Loved Me, but the film's score is possibly one of the worst non-Barry Bond scores. I think I've listened to my copy of the score a grand total of about two times. I wouldn't mind if an expanded Spy Who Loved Me score were never released. All the remaining incomplete Barry Bond scores should receive expanded releases before this score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I'd disagree with that comment about THE INCREDIBLES. There wasn't a direct cue lift in any of that score like there is here.

It gets close, though. The Incredibles theme line is very alike to the OHMSS theme line, as you know.

Anyway, back to Spy. I guess we're divided by this one. I really like the score, I must say.

It may be at least in part because it was the first Bond I saw in the cinema and it really impressed me as a 7-year old, on the big screen.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   meddlingmonk   (Member)

All of the best bits, Barry-"inspired" or not, are sadly missing on the album, minus the Liparus track, which sounds a bit limp compared to the film version.
M.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

John Barry should have sued.

These tracks are nothing compared to 'The Incredibles'- still, the resemblance here is more than passing.


I would buy a complete TSWLM in a stone cold second.


I'd disagree with that comment about THE INCREDIBLES. There wasn't a direct cue lift in any of that score like there is here. It's obvious that they "temp tracked" that sequence with the Barry music and Hamlisch copied it.

And as for Barry suing over it, that would never happen as the music was owned by Eon and he would never stir up a fight over that with them.

As much as I love THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, I think it's Oscar nomination for score wasn't really deserving. Especially when you consider that Barry was NEVER nominated for any of the Bond movies.

James


The Oscar nomination for score was a travesty. The song: "Nobody Does It Better" however was terrific. And John Barry could not sue over something he compsoed as a work fro hire. He didn't own the music.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   MusicUnite   (Member)

This isn't a comment on the quality of the score, but I very much doubt there could be an expanded 'Spy'...most of the cues are extremely short. Even the action cues (Bond 77,car chase,etc) are actually made up of more than one cue. So, I can certainly understand the reasoning of the original album being a re-recording.

I met Hamlisch a few years back and he was quite fond of the score.

Jay Cox

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)



The Oscar nomination for score was a travesty. The song: "Nobody Does It Better" however was terrific. And John Barry could not sue over something he compsoed as a work fro hire. He didn't own the music.


Didn't Barry sue the writers of the song License To Kill because they ripped some aspect of from Goldfinger?

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   MusicUnite   (Member)



The Oscar nomination for score was a travesty. The song: "Nobody Does It Better" however was terrific. And John Barry could not sue over something he compsoed as a work fro hire. He didn't own the music.


Didn't Barry sue the writers of the song License To Kill because they ripped some aspect of from Goldfinger?


Yes, I believe that's true. God, what a positively shite song (excluding the Goldfinger references of course!)...laborious,cliche'd,....pure junk. And it took 4 or 5 'songwriters' to come up with it. Absolutely the worst song in the Bond canon.

Jay Cox

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2011 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   David Ferstat   (Member)

MusicUnite wrote, regarding the song "Licence to Kill""
... Absolutely the worst song in the Bond canon....

I disagree. I'd give that "honour" to "Another Way to Die".

 
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