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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2011 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

Barry's quoted in the other current Bond thread about his intention to score Tomorrow Never Dies -- which he ultimately turned-down because Eon wanted someone else to write the title song...

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=83765&forumID=1&archive=0

I expect he would have turned-down The Living Daylights if he was likewise not involved in writing the title song.

It has always been my understanding that Paul (Waaktaar, a-ha's guitarist and main songwriter) wrote the song.

If Barry was only the arranger of "Living Daylights", the credit would not read "Written by John Barry & a-ha". Arrangers aren't credited as writers (even in cases where they practically are).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2011 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   itstownerman   (Member)

Barry went on to compose a far better song for the film, 'If There Was A Man' with lyrics by Chrissie Hynde.


IF memory is right...wasn't the Chrissie Hynde song suppose to be the Bond Song? And The Vegetable Producer and Daughter thinking that A-ha was hot for a split 15 minutes and decided to bring them A-ha boys on board!!!!

 
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