Following a preview snippet which landed online earlier this week, we now get the full version of Adele's theme song to the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall.
Tonally, the song certainly takes us back to the old school Bond movies and it'll be interesting to see what kind of graphics appear during the opening credits.
The studio version of the song will be available for purchase over on iTunes tonight.
Adele admitted in a statement that, "I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressue when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and (co-writer) Paul Epworth had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no-brainer to do it in the end."
You'll notice the strings section immediately in the song to which Adele said, "When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I'll be back combing my hair when I'm 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I'm sure!"
The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with the lush accompaniment of a 77 piece orchestra.
Skyfall arrives in theaters November 9. We've included the audio version below along with the YouTube video version which includes the lyrics appearing over a James Bond-esque background.
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Skyfall has so many illogical plot elements. Like why did the grounds keeper and M use a flashlight when they were walking through the field in the middle of the night. Its like waving a sign to the villains "Hey, over here! Come an find me so the plot can continue!"
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Although I can agree that it has the flavor of a Bond opening song, and Adele certainly has a great singing talent, I felt like the opening of the song was weak, seemed to be missing the mark. When it finally got past that, I liked it, but couldn't quite grasp it being great. I'm sorry, Shirley Bassey singing Goldfinger does it for me.
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Shirley Bassey could do no better [1st Bond hit theme song from GoldTh, er, -Finger! ;-) ] Now one of my top 5 Bond theme songs, in no particular order: Skyfall, Goldfinger, Live & Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, & Nobody Does It Better (from the Spy Who Loved Me.) Way 2 go Adele!
As a long-time bond of the James Bond movies I'd say she nailed it!
I love her look on the poster too!
What a great James Bond song she did a fantastic job.
What a great classic rendering of a Bond song!
Wow, she did it again!! it is beautiful!!
A long time Bond fan and Adele's soft, gutsy, mellow voice brings excited anticipation for Skyfall. You will be remember for your Bond song!
The song is perfect! I cannot wait for the latest Bond film. Daniel Craig gives Bond the edge that is in the books. He is the perfect mix of smooth, intelligent, rugged good looks and can kick some ass. His rapport with 'M' is outstanding. I hope he does many more Bond movies!
I like this song-thanks Fandango.It has the mystery and sound of the early Bond movies such as Goldfinger. Now just bring back Sean Connery.
Who's ready for the next Bond? Adele sounds great, which is a given. Song's pretty cool too.
I was always interested in an Amy Winehouse Bond Theme song...guess this is the closest I'll get to it...and well worth it!
This song has the sound and feel of a classic Bond movie in the vein of Goldfinger. The Bond theme song has to have a sense of mystery to it with haunting lyrics and melody. They tried too hard giving the theme a tough edge with pure rock on Chris Cornell's and Duran Duran's theme song. And then the worst one was techno with Madonna (Die Another Day wasn't too great a movie either, except for Halle Berry!) Great job Adele!
Beautiful song and very Bond-like....sultry and cool. Adele's voice is so suited to this type of song; really a gorgeous rendering of it.
Perfect Bond song. All it needs are the Maurice Binder visuals.
I love it! It's beautiful music, fits perfectly with a Bond film and sung brillantly by Adele! I will definitely download!!
Beautiful job, Adele and everyone who was a part of this song. She joins a great tradition of singers whose voices will forever be associated with the classic James Bond franchise. I'm giving away my age, but I can still remember watching movies like "Goldfinger" from the back of my parents' station wagon at the drive-in AND hearing Shirley Bassey's voice and the JB theme. The visual and the audio impact of those movies still moves me today (I just re-watched "Diamonds are Forever" a few nights ago on Netflix). Can't wait to see this next JB movie; btw, I really like Daniel Craig.
And for the record; I don't care that several of the other reviewers don't like it. Not even responding to them.
I agree totally with your comment. To Adele, "Bravo!!!!
Wonderful...like all the classic 60/70's Bond movies!
an instant hit...MORE JAMES BOND!! PLLLLLLEEEEEESEEE..
Huge James Bond Fan!~
Sounds too similar to Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale.
Ok, I'm not a big Adele fan; however, I will admit she does have that James Bond type voice and does great with the music she's given. What I am disapointed about is the music itself. It's just too simple and parts drag out a little too long. It just isn't going to be as big as Carly Simon's "No Body Does It Better." The song needs more meat for Adele to sink her smokey voice into.
agree...song a bit simple and repetitive...Adele can give more to this song if more material/lyrics was provided...
This was indeed a Bond theme and they couldn't have chose a better artist to fully capture the tone and mood of the early Bond days with just the music. This song gives me more hope that this may be one of the best Bond movies ever.
Definitely...a "Bond" tune!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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