Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|George Martin, John Barry|
Shaken and Stirred
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
Import album subtitled 'James Bond Project'. Deleted domestically, the collection features among its 11 tracks, 'Nobody Does It Better' - Aimee Mann, 'Space March' - Leftfield, 'Live & Let Die' - Chrissie Hynde, & 'We Have... more »
Import album subtitled 'James Bond Project'. Deleted domestically, the collection features among its 11 tracks, 'Nobody Does It Better' - Aimee Mann, 'Space March' - Leftfield, 'Live & Let Die' - Chrissie Hynde, & 'We Have All the Time In The World' - Iggy Pop and many more. Warner.
Fine Effort - It Will Depend on What You're Looking For ...
KC | Northern CA | 09/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For the most part, the originals are ingrained (or seared) in our collective memories so it's always difficult to remake songs that we have set expectations of.
With that said, these are fine efforts. Basically, if you like/love the James Bond songs but feel unhip listening to the original versions by Carly Simon, Matt Munro, or Shirley Bassey, here is a chance to drop in versions that are from artists with more, er ... street cred ... personally, I find nothing wrong with the originals and love them for their very 60's brassy exotica sound ... so these are fine supplements but not nearly as great as the original versions.
You get a variety of styles - you get updated POP with Natacha Atlas doing FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, David McAlmont doing DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and Shara Nelson and MOONRAKER.
You get ALTERNATIVE POWER POP with Chrissie Hyde doing LIVE & LET DIE and AIMEE MANN and NOBODY DOES IT BETTER.
You get TRIP HOP with Propellerhead's ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, LTJ Bukem with the JAMES BOND THEME and Leftfield with SPACEMARCH.
You get an ALTERNATIVE BALLAD with Iggy Pop's WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.
These are all fine and interesting efforts but better than the originals - no. They take these songs into different genres and while interesting, they do not replace the original efforts.
Still, interesting enough if you like the artists or the songs and want a different interpretation."
Worth all the money
KC | 07/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The idea of transformation of 007 Classics into ninetys doesn't sound well for many bond- fans, I presume, but what David Arnold (also "Tomorrow Never Dies" and soon "The world is not enough") has done makes me hope of a sequel. My favorite remains the OHMSS."