Heard Adele's Bond theme? Great diction: "...Cwum-balls... Sky-foal...". (Translation: "...Crumbles... Skyfall...")
A rival for Gladys Knight's Licence to 'Kilt'?
Hi Fi: Arcam A85, DV88 (CD only), Project Debut II, Sonos ZP90, AE Compact-1. AV: Arcam AVR250, DV79, Sony BDP-S760, Monitor Audio Silver 8i, RS-LCR, RXFX, Sonos ZP90, Pioneer KRP500A. 2nd AV: Pioneer SX-SWR2, Dell Zino HD, KEF KHT2005.2 eggs, Sonos ZP90. Cables: That Cable HDMI, Chord Crimsons, CAT6 backbone Sonos S5s in the bedrooms
Adele's skyfall can be heard on this official site.
formerly known as slewis ---
Jolly thoughful of then to display the lyrics in the video...
Has any one counted how many times she said Skyfall? It annoyed the rubbish out of me.
Paul's system thread
(where the photos live) Paul's Flickr page
...How many times she said Skyfall? ...
Not once. But, excluding backing vocals, there are 16 "Sky-foals" - and 11 "crumb-balls".
She NEEDS a happy song.....
This does indeed resemble something like Goldfinger.... but my goodness... she NEEDS something up-tempo, for sure.
It is not anywhere near as good as Goldfinger though.
It does sound a LOT ... Bond(y) though.
Just wish it was a happier sounding tune is all.
She KEEPS UP with the low tempo sad-sounding tunes though and ... she'll NEED to be put on suicide watch.
Lounge : Samsung PS51E6500, Sony BDP S790, Virgin media XL with HD Sports Channels (BT &Sky), Yamaha RX-V673.
Tannoy Arena 5.1 with stands.(http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/tannoy-arena-96472/review)
Bedroom: Panasonic PX70 TV and a Sony BDP-370 Blu ray Player & Kitsound Boomdock. (quite superb for sound)
So far :)
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad 4 & iPhone 4S.
Wish I could hear whatever it is about her voice that huge swathes of people rave about. Just '21' alone has gone 16x platinum, let alone sales of '19' and the singles. But why do I just not hear what all those people hear?
Ok she's not so much of a wailer and warbler from the Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston school of singing (singers like that irritate me even more), but I just don't see how her voice is so 'made-in-heaven' like her many disciples say it is.
Give me someone like Karen Carpenter, Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, Ella Fitzgerald....
From recent years I'd much rather hear Rumer, Caro Emerald, Nora Jones....
Obviously I am in a minority.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 • HRT II+ DAC • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • MS 10i speakers [borrowed]
In storage: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
Do understand about Adele's appeal. I think she is wonderful but, unlike Dusty or Norah..., can't listen to the whole album without becoming frustrated.
Heard the new Bond theme this morning, and take out Adele's voice it could be passed as any Bond theme tune.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
I suspect we are quite a large minority though
Sonos ZP90>Missing Link "Digit">Dacmagic>Chord Cadenza>Leema Tucana I>Van Damme UP LC-OFC>ATC SCM40s
Sonos Connect:Amp>Mission 760i and MA Radius 90HD in series
Sonos Play 5 x2, Play 3
For me there has only been 2 great Bond tunes - You Only Live Twice by Nancy Sinatra & The World Is Not Enough by Garbage.
This Skyfall is really nothing special - does not rock my boat.
Hi-Fi - Naim UnitiLite (FM/DAB), Neat Motive SE2*, Chord Odyssey 2*, Tacima CS929.
A / V Samsung 40F6740, Sony BDV-E370*, Humax Foxsat HDR*
* Second Hand
I hope the film is better than the song. Interestingly the registration number of the Skyfall Aston DB5 is the same as the Aston first used 50yrs ago by all accounts.
TV: Sony KDL-46HX853 ( calibrated ), Virgin Tivo Box, BD Players: Sony BDP-S790, PS3, PS4 & Panasonic DMR-BWT700
A/V Amp: Yamaha RXV-767 (NEED UPGRADE)
Speakers: Dali Ikon 6 Front L/R, Dali Ikon 1's Surround, Dali Ikon Vocal 2 Centre, B&W ASW610 Subwoofer.
Sony Bravia 46HX853 Calibrated Settings
Just heard the song on the radio. Dreadfully dull.
Andy Clough is Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and whathifi.com
Google+ Andy Clough
There's no denying it's Bond esque need to see how it sits with the film to make full assessment.... not sure yet.
I've read elsewhere some fan's recon that MUSE's new track Supremacy should have been used, at the moment i tend to agree.
Pioneer :- KRP500A, BDP LX55, SCLX-71/
MK Sound :- M7 LCR, M4T rear, KX12 sub/
Chord :- Odyssey 2 LCR, Rumour 2 rear, Cobra sub, Active Silverplus HDMI x2, Power Chord x4, Chameleon Silverplus/ IR dock
Arcam :- IRDock / Focal Lab :- Spirit One/
Black Rhodium Power Management.
... Interestingly the registration number of the Skyfall Aston DB5 is the same as the Aston first used 50yrs ago by all accounts.
The car used 50 years ago, in Dr No, was a Sunbeam Alpine:
The Aston DB5, reg BMT 216A, first appeared in Goldfinger (1964):
And in Skyfall:
And it seems the Skyfall retro chic doesn't end with the car: note Craig's narrow-lapel, two-button single-breasted suit and the fold-style of his white pocket handkerchief. And here's a still from Dr No:
© 2014 Haymarket Publishing