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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 …


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  1. Graham Dawson
    IT Angle


    They aren't singing the title? Infamy!

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

  2. Peter Lee

    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.

  3. Simon B
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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! ;)

  4. pctechxp
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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.

  5. Steve Bennett
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    At least they kept Meg off the drums..

  6. Alexis Vallance

    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.

  7. G Plumb

    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...!


  8. Paul Talbot

    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...

  9. Jesse

    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...

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    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...

  11. Jon Tocker

    @ Fraser

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

  12. Adam Williamson

    Bah, it's easy

    Quantum of Solace / furniture polish

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

  13. Mr Larrington

    @ G Plumb

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

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

  14. G Plumb
    Paris Hilton

    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.....

  15. Alan Edwards

    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.


  16. Anonymous Coward

    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.


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