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Forthcoming Bond outing Quantum of Solace will feature a theme song performed by Alicia Keys and Jack White - the first time 007 has been honoured with a duet According to the BBC, White also wrote and produced Another Way to Die, as well as contributing on the drums. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson offered the …

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Bah...

They aren't singing the title? Infamy!

Is the IT angle possibly the fact that there are gadgets involved?

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Sounds like a match made in hell

Can't say I'm looking forward to hearing it as it sounds like a pretty poor combination. For my money Muse should have got it.

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Jack Black would have been better!

Alicia Keys and Jack Black would have been better! Might possilby have been the best 007 song in the world! ;)

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should have been a trance type track with no vocals

Should have got John '00' Fleming to come up with something.

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drums

At least they kept Meg off the drums..

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Could be good

This could be good, but if there's going to a weak link, it's going to be Keys.

Hopefully Jack will be writing it alone.

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The Keys to a good bond song?!

OK - bad pun aside (coat man icon)...

Amy, for all her drug taking faults, is a more interesting and resolutely British icon - it is madness to have a yank on this track!

I thought the Bond producers were going for a more real and gritty image - having a soul songstress like keys doesn't measure up to the whacked-out whinehouse all of a sudden...!

Boooo!

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re: The Keys to a good bond song?!

"it is madness to have a yank on this track!"

You mean like the last 6 films? Apart from Garbage (who are American but with a British lead singer), the last Bond movie to have a non-American lead track is The Living Daylights.

I agree in principle, but it's a bit late to be complaining about that sort of thing...

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RE: The Keys to a good bond song

Yes, but, then we'd have to ask ourselves: Is 007 a british superhero, or is he just a character from the British secret service who is oh so obviously British?

Limiting the franchise to nothing but fanfare for everything [insert character's nationality here] would be pretty damn stale.

It did work for Austin Powers, though...

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Hmm...

Good luck with finding a rhyme for "Quantum of Solace". No wonder they couldn't find anyone better, I wouldn't touch this one with a barge pole...

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@ Fraser

Pretty much my thoughts when I read Graham Dawson's comment: "Because 'solace' would be a prick to find rhymes for."

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Happy

Bah, it's easy

Quantum of Solace / furniture polish

I'll have my fee in used tenners, ta very much.

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@ G Plumb

"it is madness to have a yank on this track!"

What, like Chris "Oo-er I've got a sore throat" Cornell?

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Back to Black?!

OK boys and girls - granted - there have been plenty of yanks on Bond tracks over the years - I never said there wasn't!

I just noted that Amy is more resolutely British - which James (regardless of the nationality of his actor at any given time) is - at least in stereotype/demeanour!

And Paris?

Well, for one night in.....

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Title in song lyrics

> Good luck with finding a rhyme for "Quantum of Solace".

Managed it with 'The Spy Who Loved Me' :-).

The only other title that wasn't in the lyrics (apart from Dr No, that didn't have a specific song) is 'Octopussy', they could at least have a try.

Alan.

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re: The Keys to a good bond song?!

Good riddance to "whacked-out whinehouse" that freak deserves to be marginalised. The only reason she is in business is much like doherty - makes people feel better about themselves while selling papers.

Yay!

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