007: Quantum of Solace (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Time to Get Out||Various Artists||3:28||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Palio||Various Artists||4:59||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Inside Man||Various Artists||0:38||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Bond In Haiti||Various Artists||0:35||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Somebody Wants to Kill You||Various Artists||2:17||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Greene & Camille||Various Artists||2:13||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Pursuit At Port au Prince||Various Artists||5:58||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||No Interest In Dominic Greene||Various Artists||2:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Night At the Opera||Various Artists||3:02||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Restrict Bond's Movements||Various Artists||1:31||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Talamone||Various Artists||0:34||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||What's Keeping You Awake||Various Artists||1:40||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Bolivian Taxi Ride||Various Artists||0:49||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Field Trip||Various Artists||0:41||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Forgive Yourself||Various Artists||2:26||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||DC3||Various Artists||1:15||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Target Terminated||Various Artists||3:53||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Camille's Story||Various Artists||3:58||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Oil Fields||Various Artists||2:29||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Have You Ever Killed Someone?||Various Artists||1:32||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Perla de las Dunas||Various Artists||8:07||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Dead Don't Care About Vengeance||Various Artists||1:14||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||I Never Left||Various Artists||0:40||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Another Way to Die||Jack White & Alicia Keys||4:23||£0.99||View in iTunes|
The true successor to John Barry
This score truly cements David Arnold's succession to the Bond mantle that was so long held by John Barry. The score succeeds on two levels. First the subtle Bond undertones that clearly hark back to films such as You Only Live Twice and Goldfinger - defining orchestral pieces that were Barry's hallmark (Night at the Opera is a track in point - the slow orchestral build-up). Yet these references back to the 'Bond of Old' are interwined beautifully against grittier themes which are central to the new Bond so brilliant portrayed by Daniel Craig. The mix is superb. My only criticism is that the familiar Bond signature is missing. We had to wait until the end of Casino Royale to get it and it's a shame it is not included here. Call me a traditionalist but this is Bond's signature tune. I was lucky enough to meet David Arnold at the Royal Albert Hall this year and asked him if he would be using the traditional Bond motif in the new film. His response was that he had had this discussion with the producers. Well, the outcome is clearly evident....this soundtrack clearly carries Bond DNA but this is true David Arnold. I can't wait for the next one! Well done David...let us see how you handle the next Narnia film.
Nobody Does it Better than David Arnold......
WOW! I never thought David Arnold could top Casino Royale but he did - and how !!! There are so many cues from classic John Barry Scores throughout this soundtrack (listen out for You Only Live Twice action cue in Tracks 20 & 21) and A NIght At The Opera (Track 9) is just brilliant - all this for just £5.99? Buy It Now !!!!! Well done iTunes....
Return of Bond!
Given the fact 007 has been around it has had to evolve. Certainly the newer music for Bond movies is different from the 60's, when Goldfinger really made Bond theme songs stand out as it were. The new soundtrack is not going to be to everyones liking but does fit in well within the confines of the movie. I guess we all have our own expectations and would like certain things in every Bond movie. I just find it hard to believe that in over 40 years the appeal of James Bond has managed to keep the world coming back for more. Some movies were better than others, but in this turbulent world Daniel Craig has helped to give Bond a darker edge and a bit more grit. Bond does go from strength to strength and in style!
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