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Comments about the soundtrack for The Living Daylights (John Barry)

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Re: Hmm
• Posted by: Michael   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, September 10, 2007, at 9:48 p.m.
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• In Response to: Hmm (Marcato)

> Even though it is a new bond - a new era - a new time (eighties) - and a
> more technical world - same composer as always (when he doesn't take a
> break for one film) with a new sound and style

> even if you look into all these thing before you review the score i have
> to say that this score fail in many way

> i like it - it's good but i feel that they don't have the charm like the
> old ones have - they were good and bombastic - and barry did let the
> orchestra go nuts

> where do you find instrumentation where the music play a "007"
> riff and build a hold new theme onto it - THUNDERBALL

> or where do you find a cue that is simple - and would have a silly
> underline - but still tops the high in listening experience because it is
> 007 to have those silly music cue and barry really puts a lot of energy
> into the performance - "a drop in the ocean" - dawn raid on fort
> knox

> or the high short-motif - heard in STALKING - when bond hits the oponent
> for the first time in CHATEAU FLIGHT

> Even the bond theme could had have some extra melodic lines as heard in
> the GONDOLA CHASE from Moonraker.

> So even though it is barry's last bond to date - and it is a good one i
> actually prefer to listen to the old ones instead

> anyone agree ?

Nope, not at all. Along with On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Living Daylights is my favorite of John Barry's Bond scores. I love his use of synthesizers and drum machines, yet the score still retains the class and quality of the Barry's prior work.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Hmm  (3280 views)
       Marcato - Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 1:29 p.m.
    •      Re: Hmm  (3070 views)    We're Here
         Michael - Monday, September 10, 2007, at 9:48 p.m.
      •    Re: Hmm  (3297 views)
           Marcato - Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 11:25 a.m.

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