I share the disappointment of others on here that the so-called soundtrack album should omit the film's definitive version of both the title song and end credit music. I'll be buying Adele's single of Skyfall but, as I'll also be getting the film on Blu-ray next year, I'll give the soundtrack con a miss. Having just enjoyed "Skyfall" on the Odeon Leicester Square's massive screen and the actual soundtrack through that cinema's amazing sound system, I would certainly have bought the soundtrack album were it not for the unforgivable omissions. Newman's score is, for me - a John Barry worshipper! - just about perfect. The music, and Adele's rendition of the title song, achieves the ideal balance of both shattering power and pure tenderness. I find it ingenious that the score manages to have delicate, evocative traces of some earlier Barry themes while cutting a superb dash of its own that is as fresh as tomorrow. Arguably, John Barry's greatest strengths on earlier Bonds were scoring the more poignant sequences so wistfully while providing the most explosive and powerful music where appropriate. Mrs Bond's murder at the close of "OHMSS" and the title song for "You Only Live Twice" would not have been half as effective without Barry's beautiful music. "Skyfall" is not without its poignancy either and Newman has given it the perfect accompaniment. Adele is a more than worthy successor to Shirley Bassey etc. and the film, including its entire soundtrack, just gave me the reassurance that it is every inch a fabulous addition to the series and certainly one of my favourite "Bonds".