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Dame Shirley Bassey up for another Bond theme song
mi6.co.uk ^ | 09.24.09

Posted on 09/24/2009 6:09:47 PM PDT by Perdogg

An invitation to join Dame Shirley Bassey at the Ritz Casino is not to be ignored - reports The Times. After unveiling her new album, The Performance, we ask the Welsh wonder, 72, if she is ready to return glamour and hummability to that much abased commodity, the James Bond theme tune.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bassey; bond; bondjamesbond; dameshirleybassey; jamesbond; shirleybassey; song; theme
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1 posted on 09/24/2009 6:09:47 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Anything would be better than the last "Bond Theme" from the White Stripes.

Actually, any Bond movie would be better than the last one - what a letdown after Casino Royale!

2 posted on 09/24/2009 6:11:44 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: al baby; Artemis Webb; Extremely Extreme Extremist; lainie; lewisglad; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

Maybe she will sing “La Vie en Rose”


3 posted on 09/24/2009 6:11:44 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg

As long as we never see the horrors of previous Bond crooners like Sheryl Crow and Madonna.


4 posted on 09/24/2009 6:11:48 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Yossarian

I would like them to do a Bond movie based on the NOVELS ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘You only live Twice’.


5 posted on 09/24/2009 6:13:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: buccaneer81

Agreed. Madonna’s was probably the worst by far.

The Casino Royale one was good. I also really like The World Is Not Enough by Garbage.

Aha’s Living Daylights was okay to good. Duran Duran View to a Kill was so so.


6 posted on 09/24/2009 6:16:10 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: devolve; Perdogg
I got to see Shirley Bassey at a dinner show in Puerto Rico many, many years ago. Can't recall what her hits were back then, Light My Fire?

After that I read that she developed a debilitating disease and you never heard much about her from then on.

7 posted on 09/24/2009 6:19:19 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Frantzie
The Casino Royale one was good. I also really like The World Is Not Enough by Garbage. Aha’s Living Daylights was okay to good. Duran Duran View to a Kill was so so.

I agree with you. Duran Duran was a product of the times, like Live and Let Die. Not bad. And better than the movie. Moore looked 70 years old and Tanya Roberts was a disaster.

8 posted on 09/24/2009 6:19:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Frantzie

I actually like John Barry’s Instrumental from “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” Carley Simon’s,”Nobody Doesn’t it Better”, and Gladys Kight’s “Licence to Kill”.


9 posted on 09/24/2009 6:19:52 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: potlatch; devolve; fieldmarshaldj

Maybe John Barry will come out of retirement.


10 posted on 09/24/2009 6:21:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: buccaneer81

LOL! Moore did look 70 years old. Tanya Roberts was cardboard but looked good. Was this the one with Christopher Walken?


11 posted on 09/24/2009 6:23:02 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: Perdogg; Frantzie
I actually like John Barry’s Instrumental from “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” Carley Simon’s,”Nobody Doesn’t it Better”, and Gladys Kight’s “Licence to Kill”.

All good. The worst ever, IMHO, are "All Time High" by Rita Coolidge, "Tomorrow Never Dies" by Sheryl Crow and "Die Another Day" by Madonna.

12 posted on 09/24/2009 6:23:18 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: potlatch

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I thought I saw somewhere she is still performing?

Maybe I should link a 007 webpage with ALL of the songs


13 posted on 09/24/2009 6:24:39 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . never whack them with a 2x4 if 4x4 is handy . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Frantzie
Was this the one with Christopher Walken?

Yep. He was hammier than Telly Savalas in OHMSS.

14 posted on 09/24/2009 6:25:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Frantzie

Yes, That was Lois Maxwell’s last Bond movie as well (may she rest in peace).


15 posted on 09/24/2009 6:26:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: devolve

I found one, but all of the songs were removed because Chubby’s heirs threaten to sue.


16 posted on 09/24/2009 6:27:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg; devolve

Gosh, I had to Google him! Knew the songs but forgot his name! Wonderful songs he composed.

[John Barry Prendergast, born on 3 November 1933 in York, England) is an English film score composer. He is best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series’ distinctive style.]


17 posted on 09/24/2009 6:27:12 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch
He won an Oscar for the beautiful music in “Out of Africa”.
18 posted on 09/24/2009 6:28:28 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: devolve

[Maybe I should link a 007 webpage with ALL of the songs]

Do it! You made some great James Bond webpages.

I forgot what Bassey had but it was a bad disease.


19 posted on 09/24/2009 6:28:48 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Yossarian; All

Oh, no way. THIS song was the WORST of them all, and this video is HIDEOUS!

“All-Time High” (Rita Coolidge)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1xRPCiczNM


20 posted on 09/24/2009 6:29:04 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Perdogg
Lois was quite a lady...

Always an adventurous woman, she held a pilot’s licence, regularly went on safari and in the 1980s sailed the South China Sea from Hong Kong to Singapore, armed with M16 machine guns and incendiary rockets to ward off pirates.

21 posted on 09/24/2009 6:29:45 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

May I direct you to Post #20? LOL! What a BARFER!


22 posted on 09/24/2009 6:30:22 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: devolve; All

Listology:

http://www.listology.com/list/rating-james-bond-theme-songs


23 posted on 09/24/2009 6:30:57 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Perdogg; devolve

[Out of Africa]

For some reason I can’t recall the sound of that song. I’ll have to do a Google on the lyrics.

I believe devolve will link a webpage as he has all the James Bond songs on webpages.


24 posted on 09/24/2009 6:32:09 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL! THE worst!


25 posted on 09/24/2009 6:32:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: potlatch


the 007 songbook



26 posted on 09/24/2009 6:33:06 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . never whack them with a 2x4 if 4x4 is handy . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I always thought James Horner should have given a Bond theme song a try.


27 posted on 09/24/2009 6:33:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

The John Barry instrumental from OHMSS is one of my favorites. “All Time High” was forgettable. I like Gladys Knight’s “License to Kill” and Sheena Easton’s “For Your Eyes Only”.

While not the best of the movies, Shirley Bassey’s redention of “Moonraker” I thought was really done well, especially the end-title disco version of the theme song. Of course “Goldfinger” is the best IMO.


28 posted on 09/24/2009 6:35:44 PM PDT by Crolis ("Nemo me impune lacessit!" - "No one provokes me with impunity!")
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To: Frantzie
Yes, VTAK had Walken as "Zorin," who I called "Urine" as a child.

Moore should have been retired after "The Spy Who Loved Me."

Timothy Dalton = Zzzzzzz...

29 posted on 09/24/2009 6:36:32 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Perdogg

I would’ve taken a roll in the office with Ms. Moneypenny back in the day...


30 posted on 09/24/2009 6:37:27 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Crolis
While not the best of the movies, Shirley Bassey’s redention of “Moonraker” I thought was really done well, especially the end-title disco version of the theme song.

I agree. Very well done and vastly underrated.

31 posted on 09/24/2009 6:37:29 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The Man With Golden Gun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87AMYMCi6jY

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5OCxwZI7YA


32 posted on 09/24/2009 6:38:23 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: buccaneer81

Chris always hams it up but he is a riot. One of his bad girls in the movie was a tall blond that was hot. I am NOT talking about Grace Jones.

Her name is Alison Doody and she is Irish. She looks like Catherine Denuve. Stunning.


33 posted on 09/24/2009 6:38:57 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: potlatch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSO3DEcyxPI


34 posted on 09/24/2009 6:39:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg; All

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5OCxwZI7YA


35 posted on 09/24/2009 6:39:12 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Clemenza
Moore should have been retired after "The Spy Who Loved Me."

I actually think his best work was "For Your Eyes Only." Then he should have retired.

36 posted on 09/24/2009 6:39:37 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Perdogg

We’re never going to get them all in if we keep posting over one another, LOL!


37 posted on 09/24/2009 6:39:55 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: buccaneer81
I enjoyed For Your Eyes Only, although it had Bond basically acting the part of pedophile.

BTW: Thanks for mentioning FYEO. Now I will have the Sheena Easton theme song in my head for a week.

38 posted on 09/24/2009 6:41:06 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Same here.


39 posted on 09/24/2009 6:41:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Frantzie

Grace Jones was the first shemale that Bond ever slept with.


40 posted on 09/24/2009 6:41:50 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Sean Connery was long on the tooth in Diamonds Are Forever with Jill St. John who was somewhat long on the tooth too.

Dalton = nice guy - not a good Bond. Moore was almost as bad.


41 posted on 09/24/2009 6:41:58 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: Clemenza

What was worse is they showed Walken doing the same. ewww.. She was/is gross.


42 posted on 09/24/2009 6:43:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: Clemenza
Timothy Dalton = Zzzzzzz...

OK in "The Living Daylights." Horrible (as was the whole production) in "License To Kill." Gladys Knight was the best part of that overwrought multi-million dollar episode of "Miami Vice."

43 posted on 09/24/2009 6:43:21 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: potlatch

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I linked one of my first 007 webpages - on Angelfire

No Casino Royale II on that one

I’ll have to check the several Bond folders at D and find some 007 pages with the .mp3s and .midis too


44 posted on 09/24/2009 6:43:41 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . never whack them with a 2x4 if 4x4 is handy . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Clemenza
although it had Bond basically acting the part of pedophile

Ohhh please, he fought Bibi Dahl off.
45 posted on 09/24/2009 6:43:47 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Clemenza
Now I will have the Sheena Easton theme song in my head for a week.

LOL!

46 posted on 09/24/2009 6:44:23 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Frantzie

I have difficulty distinguishing Jill St. John, Eva Marie Saint, and Joan Van Ark. Then again, I am a wee lad of 33.


47 posted on 09/24/2009 6:44:53 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Madonna’s song was pretty close to Rita’s nightmare. What made it worse is they casted Madonna in the film which just about wrecked it.

They used a soft focus lens to hide her age. I was expecting Doris Day on screen. I think they used it on Doris to hide her freckles.


48 posted on 09/24/2009 6:45:15 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: devolve

How strange, the first time I tried it it didn’t work, Didn’t know you could link that site here!! Page looks great devolve.

I had gone and found your other urls, came back and this one is working fine!


49 posted on 09/24/2009 6:45:21 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Madonna’s song was pretty close to Rita’s nightmare. What made it worse is they casted Madonna in the film which just about wrecked it.

They used a soft focus lens to hide her age. I was expecting Doris Day on screen. I think they used it on Doris to hide her freckles.


50 posted on 09/24/2009 6:45:21 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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