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How does it match up

Writing on the Wall has just been released. How does it stand up against the 007 classics? Here our checklist.

Does it hit a Tom Jones style top note?

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Not so much this is more intimate ballad than apocalyptic barnstormer. If Bond has a soul, Smith is attempting to provide its soundtrack.

Does it go well with a helicopter barrel roll?

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canada goose outlet winnipeg address Duran Duran 1985 track A View to a Kill is still the most successful Bond theme ever, but it has been criticised for sounding mired canada goose outlet in the tropes of the day, pandering to the very pop audience that propelled it into the history books Smith track is going for a timeless feel although comedian David Schneider has tweeted: name is Bland. James Bland. it make Daniel Craig cry? canada goose outlet winnipeg address

The star has said that he cried after listening to Adele Skyfall track for the first time: this one will have him curled up in a fetal buy canada goose jacket position. Every chord change is tinged with regret; even the crescendoes are mournful. The comedian Omid Djalili who appeared in The World is Not Enough has tweeted that listening to Writing on the Wall left him in a broken heap.

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