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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

Just a moment to give credit to Duran Duran who, last night at their show at The Mayan played a short medley of Barry Bond instrumentals (Goldfinger, Diamonds and YOLT) as intro
to A View To A Kill. The tempo for the first half of View To A Kill was that of the track, "That Fatal Kiss"
the second half of the song was the familiar version. After the song John Taylor took a moment, though drowned by applause, to give credit to John Barry. Great to see him make this short and obviously heartfelt dedication.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Nice one. John Taylor was a big Barry fan.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

Nice one. John Taylor was a big Barry fan.

I remember reading all those years ago that Barry was blown away that John's knowledge of his music was so vast. Must have been amazing for him not only to meet with but to collaborate with one of his
influences. Similarly Mark Ronson, producer of their recent album, grew up listening to D.D. and was onstage last night playing those Bond themes: great moment.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

I watched the show last night too. It was a pretty dang cool moment...one of the highlights.

I will say that David Lynch kind of ruined the show as a whole for me though with his direction. It would have been better without all the over-layed images on top of the concert. A lot of annoying distractions and not enough focus on what was going on on the stage. Just my thoughts on it...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Say what?!? David Lynch directed a Duran Duran concert?!?

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Say what?!? David Lynch directed a Duran Duran concert?!?

Yes...unfortunately.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I am a huge Lynch fan, but that seems like a totally weird assignment for him. Wish I'd seen it (whatever its merits).

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

It was a free live streaming concert directed by Lynch last night on YouTube. If you head over to YouTube and search for the Duran Duran channel, you MIGHT be able to rewatch it...not sure though.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

This might be your best bet:
http://www.youtube.com/DuranDuranVEVO

The show itself was great I've no idea what David Lynch may or may not have added to it. Haven't had an opportunity to watch it myself.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   paulpertwee   (Member)

This might be your best bet:
http://www.youtube.com/DuranDuranVEVO

The show itself was great I've no idea what David Lynch may or may not have added to it. Haven't had an opportunity to watch it myself.


Bet Aha don't do a Barry tribute with Living Daylights. I remember a documentary where it became apparent that Barry took an immense disliking to them, which seemed to be partially based on their name. I got the impression that the relationship was prickly to say the least. Maybe someone could shed more light on this?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This might be your best bet:
http://www.youtube.com/DuranDuranVEVO

The show itself was great I've no idea what David Lynch may or may not have added to it. Haven't had an opportunity to watch it myself.


Bet Aha don't do a Barry tribute with Living Daylights. I remember a documentary where it became apparent that Barry took an immense disliking to them, which seemed to be partially based on their name. I got the impression that the relationship was prickly to say the least. Maybe someone could shed more light on this?


Just a case of creative egos clinching - both for Barry and a-ha. Which is one of the reasons why the song sounds different in the film than it does on a-ha's studio album. Nothing to do with their name, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I've seen a clip of John Barry saying he'd gone to see a-ha live in concert and said how he looked forward to working with them....... Obviously something went wrong somewhere?

It may be related, a friend of mine worked for a-ha and described Morton Harkitt as the biggest ***t he'd ever had the displeasure to work for, even more so than Prince who he described as a little ***t.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've seen a clip of John Barry saying he'd gone to see a-ha live in concert and said how he looked forward to working with them....... Obviously something went wrong somewhere?

It may be related, a friend of mine worked for a-ha and described Morton Harkitt as the biggest ***t he'd ever had the displeasure to work for, even more so than Prince who he described as a little ***t.


Sure, I don't doubt Morten Harket is a challenge to work with, like most creative people (although, to be fair, Paal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen were the composers in the group) But I've heard people in the band's group describing Barry as equally difficult and stubborn. So I think the truth is somewhere inbetween.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:19 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

But I've heard people in the band's group describing Barry as equally difficult and stubborn. So I think the truth is somewhere inbetween.

A Yorkshireman, difficult and stubborn? How dare you!

Where's Geoffrey Boycott when you need him...

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2011 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

This might be your best bet:
http://www.youtube.com/DuranDuranVEVO

The show itself was great I've no idea what David Lynch may or may not have added to it. Haven't had an opportunity to watch it myself.


Bet Aha don't do a Barry tribute with Living Daylights. I remember a documentary where it became apparent that Barry took an immense disliking to them, which seemed to be partially based on their name. I got the impression that the relationship was prickly to say the least. Maybe someone could shed more light on this?



Its been well documented JB and a-ha didnt see eye to eye, didnt stop them coming up with a great track though IMO. And no a-ha wont be doing a Barry tribute, seeing as they finished their farewell tour last December and have now gone their seperate ways.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2011 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Sure, I don't doubt Morten Harket is a challenge to work with, like most creative people (although, to be fair, Paal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen were the composers in the group) But I've heard people in the band's group describing Barry as equally difficult and stubborn. So I think the truth is somewhere inbetween.


Probably true. But Barry told me that when they selected the group, at first they wouldn't come over for a screening of the film before recording the song and that they would prefere to *just* record the song in their studio. He told them over the phone that Louis Armstrong came over as sick as he was - and that was Louis Armstrong - and they better get to England.

Apparently it wasn't a match made in heaven, but in contracts wink

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2011 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I've seen a clip of John Barry saying he'd gone to see a-ha live in concert and said how he looked forward to working with them....... Obviously something went wrong somewhere?

It may be related, a friend of mine worked for a-ha and described Morton Harkitt as the biggest ***t he'd ever had the displeasure to work for, even more so than Prince who he described as a little ***t.


Sure, I don't doubt Morten Harket is a challenge to work with, like most creative people (although, to be fair, Paal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen were the composers in the group) But I've heard people in the band's group describing Barry as equally difficult and stubborn. So I think the truth is somewhere inbetween.


I'm sure you're right Thor but you do have to ask yourself why Barry had no problem working with other big stars.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2011 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I've seen a clip of John Barry saying he'd gone to see a-ha live in concert and said how he looked forward to working with them....... Obviously something went wrong somewhere?

It may be related, a friend of mine worked for a-ha and described Morton Harkitt as the biggest ***t he'd ever had the displeasure to work for, even more so than Prince who he described as a little ***t.


Sure, I don't doubt Morten Harket is a challenge to work with, like most creative people (although, to be fair, Paal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen were the composers in the group) But I've heard people in the band's group describing Barry as equally difficult and stubborn. So I think the truth is somewhere inbetween.


I'm sure you're right Thor but you do have to ask yourself why Barry had no problem working with other big stars.



Perhaps, but then JB wrote most of the songs for other stars he worked with and they sang it according to his wishes. With a-ha (and Duran Duran) they were always going to write their own song. JB didnt really have much input into a-ha's song, other than the underlying string arrangement and the brass interjections. And a-ha have always had creative disagreements between the 3 of them throughout their career, so heaven knows what it would be like having someone else in the mix!

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2011 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Double Post

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2011 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   paulpertwee   (Member)

It does rather look then that A-ha were the ones being difficult. I quite take Barry's point about old Louis, and after all they were getting a Bond song, which has to be counted something of a privilege. But I do like the end result, which to us is what really matters.

Oh, and I'M a Yorkshireman too, and proud of it. I'm also equally proud of not being the least bit difficult.

 
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