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David Arnold's The World Is Not Enough (1999) - 2CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records (2018)

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Never seen the film or heard the score before until just now hearing the OST, and based on that I may likely get this! I actually liked "Garbage" way back when, and had no idea they had done the title song (with Arnold)! It's like the perfect marriage imo, haha. And that he implemented it into the score, based on just the OST, is really cool cohesion.

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14 minutes ago, Jay said:

Wait, is woof a compliment or the opposite?

 

In the case of her "performance" in TWINE i would say the opposite of the compliment!

 

Sophie Marceau was first rate though.

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I had the TND boot at one point, and I even seem to have the OST archived in flac (meaning I have it on CD... god knows when I bought that) but I always found the score a bit too bombastic.

 

I like White Knight and The Countdown but the score doesn't do a lot for me apart from that. I'm much more looking forward to TWINE.

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10 minutes ago, gkgyver said:

I had the expanded TND CD that was released some 15 years ago. Sadly, I lost it. Still don't know how.

 

Hopefully in a years time you'll be able to replace it.

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I'd buy Casino Royale in a heartbeat. Excellent score from Arnold.

 

Here's hoping he returns for the next film. Newman started sounding very generic-action-movie by the end of Spectre, barely resembled a Bond score.

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I was wondering why the Orbis Non Sufficit sample sounded different, odd that they used music from Tomorrow Never Dies for the beginning of the film version (though I don't recall hearing that particular Bond Theme rendition in TND, could be wrong). It's a bit of a shame that we won't get the film version of the track for this release, but oh well.

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Just now, Disco Stu said:

If a "film version" of a track includes tracked music, I never care about it being included on a soundtrack release.

 

That's fair enough, now I just have to find where it's tracked from...

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Listening to Company Car now, I can definitely hear the similarity (the opening notes are spot on, for instance) but the TWINE end credits definitely sound a little different as the Bond theme plays out (tempo is a tad higher, more percussion in the background, small things like that). I'm probably just nitpicking at this point though.

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On 11/23/2018 at 2:07 AM, Jay said:

2. Show Me The Money† 1:27
3. Come In 007, Your Time Is Up† 5:20

 

Does anyone know if these were actually two separate tracks?  In the past I just merged the two into one track.  Acts as a better listening experience, especially if it comes up in a random playlist.

 

Also, just a side note, I find it odd that Spotify has Nicholas Dodd as the composer for this and not David Arnold.  Need to complain to management.  :D

 

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5 minutes ago, stewdog1 said:

Does anyone know if these were actually two separate tracks?  In the past I just merged the two into one track.  Acts as a better listening experience, especially if it comes up in a random playlist.

 

Also, just a side note, I find it odd that Spotify has Nicholas Dodd as the composer for this and not David Arnold.  Need to complain to management.  :D

 

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"Submarine #1" has a clean ending and "Submarine #2" opens with previously unreleased music, which didn't sound good when combined so I kept them separate. For those that prefer the album version, it's included as disc 2, track 16.

Placing a separate index is what was done for "Show Me The Money" and "Come In 007, Your Time Is Up". But here's the dirty little secret about those cues. It's really two separate cues that were combined with......a crossfade! And then we just indexed them to match the original album.

I hope everyone enjoys the album!

Neil

 

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First review from the FSM thread

 

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Listening to the new edition now.


I'm only up to "Submarine #2", but this expansion greatly improves upon the original release. The whole presentation just flows better musically. There's only one jarring exception: In the movie, "Balloon" transitioned seamlessly into "The World Is Not Enough" but not on the disc. Everything sounds fantastic. The orchestra sounds fuller, and the sound is so clear that, during faster-paced action passages, instruments don't get muddled but rather still stand out on their own.

Very eager to hear the additional material. 

 

Oh wow...Gun Barrel (Separate Elements) is EXACTLY what it sounds like!

1:14 in length: The first 40 seconds are the orchestra only. Then, after a slight pause, it plays the synthesizer only portion. Very repetitive in the last 10 seconds, but it is definitely a cool addition to the set! 


The alternates for "Snow Business" and "Elektra's Theme" must just be small variations in performances or in the sound mixing because I can't really pinpoint the differences--at least not while casually listening to them. So they aren't major deviations or completely different musical ideas.

"Pipeline" (full mix)--same thing. No huge differences jumped out at me. 

 

Now, the Arnold demos...

"The World Is Not Enough": When the first few notes started, I immediately imagined a nightclub on the Love Boat! It has that kind of 1980s cruise ship, half-jazz and half-disco type of sound to it. It's hard to really like this version because I'm so used to Shirley Manson's singing, but this isn't a bad track by any means.

"Only Myself to Blame": This time, I prefer Arnold's demo over the original. Walker's vocals were, IMO, too low and muddled, but Arnold's demo emphasizes the vocals without getting lost in the music. As for the music, you can hear "Casino" and "Elektra's Theme" more clearly in the demo. It also sounds like Arnold was more comfortable singing this track than the title track. There's more emotion and warmth in his voice here. 

 

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