Best Bond score?

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  1. David Coleman

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    I've enjoyed many scores, particularily the John Barry scores. I've also enjoyed David Arnold's scores as I feel he's the best other than Barry. My favortie Bond score is ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. Wondering what your opinions are?

    David
     
  2. Robert Floto

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    Best? I don't know, but my FAVORITE is George Martin's score for LIVE AND LET DIE. Also my favorite Bond song.

    I think that David Arnold definitely loves the classic bond sound. You can hear it throughout his scores. I hope they keep him for a long time!
     
  3. Peter Mazur

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    Two I really like are Moonraker and Goldfinger. Probably Moonraker is my very favorite.
     
  4. Steve Christou

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    Best Bond score = You Only Live Twice John Barry
    Worst Bond Score = Never Say Never Again Michel Legrand and his ukelele.
    Worst (official) Bond Score = For Your Eyes Only Bill Conti
    [honorable mention: Eric Serra's Technopap score for Goldeneye]
    Best Bond song = You Only Live Twice Nancy Sinatra
    Worst Bond Song = Die Another Day Madonna
    Best of 1960's You Only Live Twice John Barry
    Best of 1970's Moonraker John Barry
    Best of 1980's The Living Daylights John Barry
    Best of 1990's Tomorrow Never Dies David Arnold
     
  5. Lew Crippen

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    Goldfinger
     
  6. Bill Huelbig

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    Favorite Bond score: I agree with David Coleman - ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. Honorable mention: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.

    Favorite songs: GOLDFINGER and YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.

    --Bill
     
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    Goldfinger gets the edge for me, over On Her Majesty's Secret Service and You Only Live Twice. [​IMG]
     
  8. Randy Korstick

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    Favorite: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Second: You Only Live Twice

    I really wish John Barry would return for another soundtrack. I miss his music.
     
  9. chung_sotheby

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    Here are my awards for the Bond Scores:

    Best Classic Score/Song: Goldfinger (this movie would get an NC-17 if it came out today)

    Best Song: Live and Let Die/The Spy who Loved Me (tie)
    Both of these songs were just great. Two rock legends.

    Best on the UC (Unintentional Comedy) Scale: Goldeneye
    I just can't tell the difference between the Goldeneye and Austin Powers songs

    The SLASC (Sounds like a Screaming Cat) award: Tomorrow Never Dies
    Every time I see this movie now, I expect Howie Long to come in and clotheline Pierce Brosnan

    The ALTMD (A little too much disco) award: Moonraker

    The ultimate 80's capsule: For your eyes only
    SHEENA EASTON! SHEENA EASTON!

    The PCITMPDLHS(Psycho Chick in the movie, please don't let her sing) award: A View to a Kill

    The TSFABGSWHHSTS(Too sluttly for a bond girl, so we had her sing the song) award: Die Another Day
     
  10. DonMac

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    My favorite is a bit of a surprise: Barry's From Russia With Love score. Even though the theme song is a bit bland (which was played at the end, not over the opening credits), Barry's score is great!
    After that, I really like his score for Thunderball next and then the score for Goldfinger.
    As for theme song, I think Goldfinger is still the gold standard (forgive the pun), with Live and Let Die placing second.
    BTW, I heard the dance version of Madonna's new Bond song... I thought it was awful. (Hopefully, the non-dance version is better and the only one we'll hear in the film.)
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  11. Bill J

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    Goldfinger
     
  12. Steve Christou

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    Chung I have no idea what you were on about in that post, but it was entertaining.[​IMG]
    BTW Moonraker had a rich symphonic score by the great John Barry, maybe you meant The Spy Who Loved Me, with the infamous Bond'77 theme?
     
  13. Jason Adams

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    Well, my favorite is Diamonds Are Forever. As a matter of fact, I picked this one up today. I think that it is very underrated. I like Moonraker, especially the Centifuge and Corrine Put Down track...so haunting. Oh, sorry to burst your bubble DonMac...but the dance version is the one that will be playing over the movie.
     
  14. Yee-Ming

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    I am (surprisingly) rather fond of David Arnold's work, especially on the opening boat chase in TWINE. the BMW chase in TND is pretty good too. I suppose it's great for a modernised Bond score. I haven't critically listened to it against the old classics, though, so I reserve the right to change my mind... [​IMG]
     
  15. Justin Doring

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    A threeway tie between:

    Goldfinger
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    The Living Daylights
     
  16. David Coleman

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    I'll agree that FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is the worst of the "official" Bond scores!!

    Suprisingly the song is decent thoughf!

    David
     
  17. Bernhard

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    My favorite one is John Barry's score for The Living Daylights.
     
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    You Only Live Twice - splendid music, and the complete score is being released in February.. wonderful!
     

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