Skyfall (7" vinyl) [7" VINYL] Single, Maxi
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Skyfall is the theme to 2012's Bond blockbuster of the same name. Written by Adele and Paul Epworth, the song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Top Customer Reviews
I like much of Adele's work, just as I enjoyed Shirley Bassey with her Bond songs and, in a way, these are comparable.
As for the song itself, it fits the bill, it brings to excitement of Bond back to life for a few moments and it certainly rekindles the images of Skyfall, the film.
Now I just have to hunt down that gorgeous bulldog left to Bond by 'M' and I have the complete set.
It begins with a blare of brass and a gentle ripple of piano. "This is the end/Hold your breath and count to ten/Feel the earth move and then/Hear my heart burst again," Adele croons softly, sounding resigned whatever is happening. But strings begin to creep into the song, and by the chorus we're in full orchestral mode laced with that hard-edged Bond sound.
Actually, it sounds less like a Bond song, and more like a sort of apocalyptic hymn as she sings, "Let the sky fall, when it crumbles/We will stand tall/And face it all together!" The song uncoils after that like a sonic rose, unfolding new layers of dark horns, violins and a soaring winged finale that leaves your heart pounding.
"Skyfall" is a song that is both simple and complex -- it's got a seventy-seven person orchestra playing under J. A. C. Redford, and it has countless layers and harmonies sweeping together. The James Bond theme is woven in as well, but it feels natural and not like it was prodded in to make it more recognizably a Bond song -- it has its own sound and rhythm.
Instead of a pop song, it's a deep, rich ballad that starts off on a funereal, almost defeated note, only to blossom into fiery, powerful determination by the end.Read more ›
So there is an opportunity for all the wannabe Adele's out there to sing along!
Arrived promptly and I play it endlessly in my car.
Would highly reccommend
This is Adele's Bond theme, but even so it's not particularly memorable. Her voice is great, as always, but the song itself could have had more oomph.
One for the die-hard fans, I think.
I have heard it said that it's too 'Bondy'; well, if I were Miss Atkins or anybody associated with this, I'd be mighty pleased to have that as a criticism. It's a bit like saying the snow is a bit too snowy, or the grass too grassy. Mind you that other GB icon (British Rail) did once try something about leaves on the line being to leafy (or something like that), so maybe......... No seriously, this IS a Bond theme, perhaps even the best ever Bond theme - and I'm far too old to be an Adele fan. Bond however, now that's much more my generation..........
Enjoy - and 007; try not to break it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The CD only has 2 tracks; the theme to the film of the same name, and the music track (to the theme). Happy with purchase.Published 23 days ago by Rachel Burton
An enjoyable song conjouring up everything a Bond theme song should be.Published 4 months ago by Kofi with soul