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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different Style... Still Bond. The Sky has not fallen.
I really enjoyed this score. It reflects shades of classic bond, but with a muscular modern quality. It embraces electronic elements while remaining organic, and draws deeply on classical music, more perhaps than I think previous Bond scores did.

Thomas Newman brings a mix of ambient, classical and eastern influences to the Skyfall soundtrack. Some of his...
Published on 3 Nov. 2012 by testedonpencils

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3.0 out of 5 stars The lost art of film composing.......
Bringing in a new composer to score a Bond film is invariably risky. Such was John Barry's indelible mark on the series that each new composer, from George Martin to David Arnold, has pretty much been in a 'no win' situation. Make it sound too much like Barry and you're not doing anything original, stray too far from Barry's style and you're not staying true to the...
Published on 29 Oct. 2012 by Big Si


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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why is everybody banging on about John Barry?, 25 Sept. 2013
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J. Seal "The Seal" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Skyfall (MP3 Download)
Why is everybody banging on about John Barry when it comes to a Bond soundtrack?

Okay, I get it; he did all the soundtracks from the classics in the 60s. But those days are over. Yeah you can keep the classic influences, I think that's appropriate, but it has to be measured. We're 50 years down the line now, music has evolved and so has 007 (if anyone has seen the last three films specifically). In a modern age, expect more digital, more distorted guitar, complimenting the classical score and vice versa, and sometimes not at all.

I like this soundtrack. I was also a fan of David Arnold.

Now I'd like to see Hans Zimmer do a soundtrack, but that may only come if Christopher Nolan ever gets a chance at directing.

Anyway, great soundtrack. Fits in well with the motive of the movie.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is a rip-off, 17 Feb. 2013
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I wanted to have Adele's song and it is not on the soundtrack... It should have been mentioned in the product descritpion that Adele's song was missing... How is it possible to have a soundtrack of a movie with the main song not on there????... I really feel ripped off
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad cd, 21 Nov. 2012
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When I got this I wanted to listen to skyfall by adele but it wasn't on it very disappointed in the cd
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What the heck?, 2 Nov. 2012
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Anthony (WHANGAREI, Northland New Zealand) - See all my reviews
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This Bond soundtrack must go down as the worst yet. What a mixture of music styles and relentless cacophony. I had to remind myself it actually was a Bond movie score.As a soundtrack listening experience you may have the occasional good moments but otherwise it relentlessly and intermittently thunders along with too much electronics to the fore and little lengthy tracks with some thematic construct. Other than the odd Bond Theme submerging from the mixture of styles it could have been any action music to any action film. A shame the tradition of having the vocal main title missing on the album has gone. Whoa a real nearly bondesque sound on the track Breadcrumbs at the moment...too late...doesn't change my mind. Now I am going to read the book on 50 years of Bond...may get more enjoyment and fond Bond music memories.
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8 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars STOP if you wanted Adele..., 29 Oct. 2012
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I'm not impressed that there was no obvious warning on this product that brought attention to the fact that the ACTUAL theme to the new film is NOT included. Yes - very small print on the reverse cover of the CD when it arrives does inform us that the Adele song is not included but it's a bit late then. Come on AMAZON - le's be a bit clearer on labelling products please!! If it looks like a duck - it's usually nice if it both sounds like and IS a duck; this one's a turkey.
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7 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not a bond movie MUSIC, 31 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Skyfall (Audio CD)
I'm really disappointed with score of SKYFALL after John Barry & David Arnold THIS IS DEFINITIONAL NOT A BOND MOVIE SCORE. i say its a good action movie score yes not more than that.
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the entire Soundtrack . . ., 11 Dec. 2012
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Hi if your looking for the song by Adelle on this, it's not on there despite at track titled "Skyfall" as #23 . . . .
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SKYFALL Out of James Bond Music, 9 Nov. 2012
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A total disappointment out of the Skyfall score. if you listen to any of video games scores is much better than the skyfall score. Listen to a real James Bond Music [...]
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Advertising - Thought I Was Buying Adele!!, 30 Jan. 2013
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I logged on to Amazon to buy Adele's album. When this album came up I naturally assumed it WAS the Adele one. Only when it arrived did I discover it was not Adele, but rather the film soundtrack (with the same title)!
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