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Thread started 09/04/11 4:26am

MrNorway

James Bond movie theme

Has Prince ever been approached or been considered for doing the film music to a James Bond movie? If not it would have been really cool to hear what he could come up with. Since he did such a fantastic job with Batman and is so much recognized for his work I think it´s a bit strange if he hasn´t been asked, don´t u think?? And James Bond would suit him 2 making music 4.

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Reply #1 posted 09/04/11 10:20am

Pentacle

I can't hear him singing a Bond tune, but he could have written something for a woman to sing.

Back in the day of course, when he still had songwriting skills.

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Reply #2 posted 09/04/11 3:45pm

ChadNPG69

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I thought this was going 2 have something 2 do with him playing it during "Kiss" on the Nude Tour. smile

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Reply #3 posted 09/04/11 4:20pm

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There are only a few Bond themed songs that have transcended their respective movie, McCartney's Live and Let Die and Carly Simon's Nobody Does It Better, the others with the movie's title as the name of the song are never played outside of their time. He's more than capable of writing one that fits the movie's theme and could stand alone as a single but does he have the motivation?

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Reply #4 posted 09/04/11 4:26pm

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The sound of "Love is a Losing Game" on the Winehouse album has a true James bond title song feel as does the drama with which Prince covers it. If there was an arrangement by Prince with the orchestral strings likein the original, it would be a great James Bond song.

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Reply #5 posted 09/04/11 4:36pm

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Reply #6 posted 09/05/11 2:38am

MrNorway

Pentacle said:

I can't hear him singing a Bond tune, but he could have written something for a woman to sing.

Back in the day of course, when he still had songwriting skills.

Really disagree with u there. IMHO I believe that writing a Bond theme would be perfect for Prince. I think the feel and mood in a song like "Old Friends 4 Sale" for instance could´ve been a Bond song, and actually also (when I think about it) a great title for a film with that name. Could´ve been great.

But I can hear Prince sing a Bond song today as well, and to say that he does not have the ability to write an amazing song today is crazy. I am definately sure that if he was approached and given the offer to do so, and he felt motivated and really wanted to do it like someone else said, he could write a classic bond theme - and I would NOT have someone else sing it. PRINCE should sing it!

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Reply #7 posted 09/05/11 3:51am

Pentacle

MrNorway said:

Pentacle said:

I can't hear him singing a Bond tune, but he could have written something for a woman to sing.

Back in the day of course, when he still had songwriting skills.

Really disagree with u there. IMHO I believe that writing a Bond theme would be perfect for Prince. I think the feel and mood in a song like "Old Friends 4 Sale" for instance could´ve been a Bond song, and actually also (when I think about it) a great title for a film with that name. Could´ve been great.

But I can hear Prince sing a Bond song today as well, and to say that he does not have the ability to write an amazing song today is crazy. I am definately sure that if he was approached and given the offer to do so, and he felt motivated and really wanted to do it like someone else said, he could write a classic bond theme - and I would NOT have someone else sing it. PRINCE should sing it!

No and No and No. The only song that comes to mind is 'Damn U', style-wise and quality-wise.

Then again, they had Madonna and Jack White/Alicia Keys rape the James Bond song legacy, so maybe he'd fit right in today!

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Reply #8 posted 09/05/11 5:57am

MrNorway

Pentacle said:

MrNorway said:

Really disagree with u there. IMHO I believe that writing a Bond theme would be perfect for Prince. I think the feel and mood in a song like "Old Friends 4 Sale" for instance could´ve been a Bond song, and actually also (when I think about it) a great title for a film with that name. Could´ve been great.

But I can hear Prince sing a Bond song today as well, and to say that he does not have the ability to write an amazing song today is crazy. I am definately sure that if he was approached and given the offer to do so, and he felt motivated and really wanted to do it like someone else said, he could write a classic bond theme - and I would NOT have someone else sing it. PRINCE should sing it!

No and No and No. The only song that comes to mind is 'Damn U', style-wise and quality-wise.

Then again, they had Madonna and Jack White/Alicia Keys rape the James Bond song legacy, so maybe he'd fit right in today!

Well, I guess we can say that we can agree to disagree. Because I think it would be extremely exciting to see what he could come up with. But you will probably get your wish though, cause´I doubt it will happen. And "Old Friends 4 Sale" could for me have been a Bond song smile

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Reply #9 posted 09/05/11 8:21am

ARock

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MrNorway said:



Pentacle said:




MrNorway said:



Really disagree with u there. IMHO I believe that writing a Bond theme would be perfect for Prince. I think the feel and mood in a song like "Old Friends 4 Sale" for instance could´ve been a Bond song, and actually also (when I think about it) a great title for a film with that name. Could´ve been great.



But I can hear Prince sing a Bond song today as well, and to say that he does not have the ability to write an amazing song today is crazy. I am definately sure that if he was approached and given the offer to do so, and he felt motivated and really wanted to do it like someone else said, he could write a classic bond theme - and I would NOT have someone else sing it. PRINCE should sing it!






No and No and No. The only song that comes to mind is 'Damn U', style-wise and quality-wise.



Then again, they had Madonna and Jack White/Alicia Keys rape the James Bond song legacy, so maybe he'd fit right in today!




Well, I guess we can say that we can agree to disagree. Because I think it would be extremely exciting to see what he could come up with. But you will probably get your wish though, cause´I doubt it will happen. And "Old Friends 4 Sale" could for me have been a Bond song smile



I always thought Old Friends 4 Sale sounded like a Bond song!
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Reply #10 posted 09/05/11 8:28am

RicoN

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I think the Question of U sounds like a bond theme

Yes, I've probably made a spelling mistake, but I can't be arsed to go back and correc tit.
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Reply #11 posted 09/05/11 10:47am

madhouseman

I was about to write that when Prince is inspired, he comes up with something amazing... but then I was reminded of Purple and Gold. WOW that was bad.

Personally, I'd love for him to do it. I liked the bond themes from A-HA, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney and a few others. Any chance to get people out there talking about him again, and a hi profile hit record would be a good thing for the fans. I'm tired of explaining to people that he has been releasing albums for years and hasn't gone into retirement!

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2017. (https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538105497/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) or go to https://www.facebook.com/...s/10915961
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Reply #12 posted 09/05/11 10:53am

ufoclub

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could have been Shirley Bassey, could have been John Barry's strings.

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Reply #13 posted 09/05/11 12:57pm

Pentacle

Mr. Noway, I'll give you that Old Friends 4 Sale could have been in a Bond-film, but not as the theme song.

As for Prince singing a theme song - just imagine him singing Thunderball or Golden Eyes, or The World Is Not Enough... I'm sorry but I can't, it's just not his genre.

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Reply #14 posted 09/05/11 1:09pm

nursev

Not a theme song, but I would,ve loved to see him play a bond character dressed in all purple lol that I could see.
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Reply #15 posted 09/05/11 1:14pm

rdhull

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If John Barry was there for production/collab yes.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #16 posted 09/05/11 4:55pm

madhouseman

I've heard that Adele is doing the next Bond theme.

[Edited 9/5/11 16:56pm]

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 was released in November 2017. (https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538105497/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) or go to https://www.facebook.com/...s/10915961
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Reply #17 posted 09/05/11 6:31pm

JoeTyler

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Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
The show will proceed unless it should rain vodka martini
Hopefully that will not occur, Pussy Galore has been paid
Kill what U can, all U can't stand, and all of your life will be made


Everyone should come and dig OO7's piano
The gun strikes, Blofeld no like, so he runs 2 his evil car

Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
Goodness will guide us if Bond is inside us
OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

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Reply #18 posted 09/05/11 7:47pm

DoffieParker

JoeTyler said:

Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
The show will proceed unless it should rain vodka martini
Hopefully that will not occur, Pussy Galore has been paid
Kill what U can, all U can't stand, and all of your life will be made


Everyone should come and dig OO7's piano
The gun strikes, Blofeld no like, so he runs 2 his evil car

Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
Goodness will guide us if Bond is inside us
OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

cool a bond classic. i can just visulize the promo vid.. prince wading out of the med in purple budgie smugglers! come behold indeed!

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Reply #19 posted 09/05/11 7:50pm

rdhull

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JoeTyler said:

Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
The show will proceed unless it should rain vodka martini
Hopefully that will not occur, Pussy Galore has been paid
Kill what U can, all U can't stand, and all of your life will be made


Everyone should come and dig OO7's piano
The gun strikes, Blofeld no like, so he runs 2 his evil car

Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
Goodness will guide us if Bond is inside us
OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

lol

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #20 posted 09/06/11 12:26am

Pentacle

rdhull said:

If John Barry was there for production/collab yes.

John Barry is dead....

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Reply #21 posted 09/06/11 3:42am

JoeTyler

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DoffieParker said:

JoeTyler said:

Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
The show will proceed unless it should rain vodka martini
Hopefully that will not occur, Pussy Galore has been paid
Kill what U can, all U can't stand, and all of your life will be made


Everyone should come and dig OO7's piano
The gun strikes, Blofeld no like, so he runs 2 his evil car

Everyone come behold OO7's Parade
Goodness will guide us if Bond is inside us
OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

OO7's Parade

cool a bond classic. i can just visulize the promo vid.. prince wading out of the med in purple budgie smugglers! come behold indeed!

lol

highfive

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Reply #22 posted 09/06/11 8:25am

ufoclub

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JoeTyler said:

Goodness will guide us if Bond is inside us

I can see a bunch of bond femme fatales singing that as they recline...

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Reply #23 posted 09/06/11 8:30am

JoeTyler

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ufoclub said:

JoeTyler said:

Goodness will guide us if Bond is inside us

I can see a bunch of bond femme fatales singing that as they recline...

spit

evillol even Xenia Onatopp?

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