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CASINO ROYALE (James Bond Theme)


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I always wanted to be the singer who performed a James Bond track.. I've getting older and thought what am I waiting for? The chances of being asked are slim so I decided to write my own!
Please give me feedback. Never written anything like this before!
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Uploaded: Feb 01, 2006 - 10:01:31 PM
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2006 - 04:53:27 PM Last Played: Jun 25, 2017 - 03:05:46 PM
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t-bone said 4220 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Goldfinger with a License to ??????
how fun is this piece..........this is totally James bond! totally nailed, how
funny. great job on this........your awesome..................t
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ChrisSly said 4203 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
Goldfinger with a License to ??????
"your awesome..." what? Your awesome voice? Your awesome shoes? Your awesome steak? Don't leave us hanging like that, bro!

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said 4220 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Somewhere between Eartha Kitt and Shirley Bassey
Lies your voice. Excellent singing.
Some other personal observations/comments/opinions:
The orchestration seems slightly too 'cartoonish' to my ears (ascending/
descending xylophone-like keyboard especially) - I like the horns and bg
vocals. And the drums seem a bit too forward and rock-ish for the sound
I think you are trying to achieve.
I think it would be good to bring your lead vocal forward in the mix.
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said 4220 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Somewhere between Eartha Kitt and Shirley Bassey
oops - you've been here a while! Sorry! :)

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amandamason@mac. said 4220 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Somewhere between Eartha Kitt and Shirley Bassey
Nothing to apologise for. I have been missing for a while!!!
James Bond is cartoonish. I tried to stick to the old style Bond so glad that I
managed to achieve it. Production is a tricky topic because it all comes down to
personal taste... Thanks so much for your comments though. I'm going to listen
with those in mind.
Amanda
:-)
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ka-klick said 4220 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Hey Amanda
Glad to see you post another one. I think you got the style just right. The
one thing that Mungo mentions that I agree with (sort of) is that the
vocals sound a bit thin in this mix to me - it almost sounds like a phase
problem, but could have to do with a reverb choice. I know how full and
lovely your voice can sound. Good tune.
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stevec said 4220 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Imaginative!
Great job with this one, truly matches the classic Bond theme sound and style. They should be so lucky to have this for the opening!

Steve
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J.A.Stewart said 4220 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Nice Musical Paean...
to the old-style Bond musical genre, although to be more authentic you'd
need to add a little bit of surf guitar to the mix. You've done a nice job of
suggesting --- rather than copping --- the main Bond theme. And while
there are some quirky musical elements at conflict with one another in
this arrangement, they are not a major distraction.

As it's your first attempt at an orchestration like this, I'd say you've done
pretty well. The vocals are very well done but do deserve a fatter presence
in the mix.

I do believe you've made Moneypenny jealous. ;)
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4219 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Shaken and stirred
Great stuff… better than the recent Tina Turner, Madonna and
Garbage Bond themes put together. However, still lacks that
"fingers down the spine" songwriting magic that the very best
Bond themes have, and I think others have mentioned that the
orchestration isn't quite powerful or serious enough (maybe bad
choice of words) for a Bond theme tune. The vocals are great and
Mungo's Kitt meets Bassey comparison is spot on, but putting
them forward in the mix, or whatever, would be good. Fantastic
effort though. Goldfrapp would be my top choice for the next
Bond theme but you're currently second on the list. Do they have
your number? :-)
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Nolan said 4217 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Love it
Big production - how did you do it? It's fantastic. Great vocal
performance too. You nailed it. Well done.
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phineas said 4215 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Casino Royale
Damn! This is great... and what a great idea for a whole genre here at
MacJams! I'm starting a Bond tune tonight.
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amandamason@mac. said 4215 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Flabagasted!!
Thank you first of all..
gonna try and lift the voice a little! I used a new mic and had a bit of
trouble with it. But also messed around with it for a while post
recording so that could be it!

E. Gibbon - I am soooo chuffed that I'm your number 2 choice. That
rocks!! Goldfrapp are fantastic! Is it possible to get the "fingers down
the spine" - maybe not. No greater themes can be made than
goldfinger, Diamonds, Live & Let Die!

Cheers everybody!
Amanda
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Komrade K said 4214 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Stirred and more than a little shaken
A terrific track - you've you don't get the gig for the next Bond movie
there's no justice in the world! There's been a few crits of the
orchestration but I actually like the rockiness of this track and the
xylophone scales - and wouldn't change these at all. Perhaps you need
something more heavyweight at the end bring out more brass and, of
course, some tympani thumps and cymbal crashes! Very catchy and
stylish.

KK
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said 4211 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
You never know...
Maybe someone here will see how talented you are and put you on a
future movie..

...you never know.

EE
macgalver said 4209 days ago (February 13th, 2006)
fun!
Great job! Added it to my favs. I like your attitude! Look forward to
hearing more from you. kelli
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ask yer ma said 4209 days ago (February 13th, 2006)
song for bond
go for it nice one
ChrisSly said 4203 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
Chapman. Amanda Chapman
This has a nice sound. The vocals and 60's styling put me in the mind of Combustible Edison. I think it's a pretty great tune, well done. The drums sound a little machine-ish to me. Nicely varied and imaginative. Also love the little nod to the Bond theme after the count down. A nice touch.
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moorlandt said 4202 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
James Band
.. or Garage Bond. A great idea, a great performance and an astonishing production. A Bond girl has born :-) Keep it coming.
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ktb said 4200 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
love all things Bond
what a great job on this. I would be very interested in learning how you
performed all the backing tracks? loops? analogue recording
techniques etc? I also enjoyed "krackle", both the song and video. Both
had excellent production, and your I enjoy your voice and sense of
style. Look forward to more!

Respectfuly
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ktb said 4200 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
love all things Bond
what a great job on this. I would be very interested in learning how you
performed all the backing tracks? loops? analogue recording
techniques etc? I also enjoyed "krackle", both the song and video. Both
had excellent production, and your I enjoy your voice and sense of
style. Look forward to more!

Respectfuly
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jmt said 4164 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
dangerous. Good
Excellent! This is all sequins and cigarette holders... The vocals are right on and the music dangerous. Good, Very Good.
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Andronis said 4149 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
The Next Shirley Bassey?
This was fun to listen to! (And better than several of the actual Bond songs in my opinion.)

Of the unofficial Bond-style themes, this ranks right up there with "Firewall" used for the Bond parody episode of Reboot.

Good work!
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psrchisholm said 4134 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
You had me confused
... since there was a (very strange) 1966 CASINO ROYALE, a James Bond
self-parody film. The (excellent!) soundtrack was composed by Burt
Bacharach, performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. I think the
Dusty Springfield hit "The Look of Love" was written for the film.

Amanda, please let me know (or just post to MacJams) if you ever
"release" an instrumental version?
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noelocol said 3990 days ago (September 20th, 2006)
mixing..
Hey Amanda,

Your voice is AMAZING!!... DAMN..
would you consider posting just the vocal part of this song? Id love to mix it into a few other "bond" type songs...
Or would you consider sending/posting the diferent pieces/sections of your song? Id love to mix it for you!!.. I was blown away by your voice!!
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B.J.C. said 3977 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
coolness
this is a very fun listen, your outstanding, great jub with everything.
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Andronis said 3897 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
Prevailed in my mind
Now that I'm back at MacJams, I figured I'd take a moment to let you know that your theme song to Casino Royale has stuck in my mind continuously despite the fact that I had only listened to it twice before. Even hearing the title "Casino Royale" spoken by someone evokes you singing those words. And sadly, although I remember it being pretty decent, I can't remember the real theme song, only yours. :)
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trebbia said 3874 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Pretty cool!
Very nice put together, it has the real Bond feel to it! Like the breaks with the brass sections. The drums sound a little to "drummachine" like... but thats not the core of this song anyway! Very good song writing!
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damiengh said 3569 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Clever
Not a bad shot at this genre. You must have had fun doing this one. What an adventure eh? Dream fulfilled. Next stop, who knows. Music can take you so many places.
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richardhowardjones said 3363 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
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abfkingsport said 3126 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Awsome!
This is perfect. I saw the movie and this would have been perfect for it. Very well written. Check out my Shakin' not Stirred song. It's kind of Bondish. Its not as good as this but you might enjoy it.
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axljfoley said 2763 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
I Like
everything about this song..not 2 mention I have a song by the same name LOL
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2755 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Wow
Nice job! It was a fun listen! Hey you should try giving Mark Holbrook's Bond song a listen! It's titled Never Say Goodbye.
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