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 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

. . . do you prefer.

Long before I actually got the hear the OST version of the song, I had been exposed to this

which, though not the actual version used in the film, became familiar. So it was something of a surprise to me when I eventually realised this

the actual soundtrack, has a completely different signature. For one thing , it doesn't have a chorus.

Do you have a preference, or, are you like me and split down the middle?

 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Although I'd heard the OST version (when seeing the film) previously, the first recorded version I owned was the re-recording (the Billy Strange arrangement) on the vinyl LP: Nancy's Greatest Hits ... one the reasons I bought the LP (in my early teens) was for that song. This was early 1970s and at that time, here in the UK, the OST for You Only Live Twice was generally unavailable ... a while later I bought a 2nd hand US import copy which had been played by a rusty nail instead of a diamond stylus. Not quite the worst LP I spent my pocket money on but pretty close!

A few years later the JB007 scores were re-released on the Sunset label and I was able to replace that album.

For a while I think I preferred the pop version ... but like most pop it wears thin after a while and I found that the more delicate vocal and arrangement is much more satisfying ... and something I'm happy to hear time and again. I have CD versions of both and I enjoy the pop version (I like a lot of Ms. Sinatra's songs) but there's no contest as to which is the better (more enjoyable) version for me.


 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I agree with Mitch, I don't think you can match the original but the Billy Strange arrangement is still very enjoyable.

Here, for your enjoyment is the dreamiest version of the song I've heard, arranged by David Arnold ( ...or is it Nicholas Dodds wink ) and sung by Natacha Atlas, I think it's beautiful.

 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

That really is beautiful, Timmer!
Thanks for posting it.

 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Long before I actually got the hear the OST version of the song, I had been exposed to this

I thought you'd be pointing to the beautiful, easy-listening version by the Roland Shaw Orchestra. But no.

I've never heard this Nancy alternate before and I love it. I wish it was a bonus track on the remastered CD. But the film version has a more serious sound that works better in the film.

Edit: I just played it again and I love it even more. It makes me want to go out and scour flea markets and garage sales for spectacular old LPs. big grin

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