Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Moby 'James Bond Theme'

Chart Peak: 8
Moby's reworking of the classic James Bond Theme will be release to coincide with the new Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies.
The name's Hall, Richard Hall, but he chose to work under a stage name. He'd already had a Top 10 hit with 'Go' and several minor hits to his name, but his career did seem to be on the wane a little until he was commissioned to remix Monty Norman's famous theme tune for the latest in the long-running franchise. Apparently even Moby himself, not a man who often seems to understate his own talents, had misgivings about the idea. Presumably he needed the money though and what he comes out with is a decent, if dated "re-version" of the original, complete with the obligatory "no Mister Bond I expect you to die!" sample. It also features then-Bond Piers Brosnan introducing himself, which fits with the corporate strategy.

It makes a lot of sense to try to attract younger pop fans to the series and in that sense it works, but it's hard to envisage anyone really wanting to listen to this in isolation. It was onwards and upwards for Moby though, as is his next project was the multi-million-selling Play album that made him ubiquitous for years.

Also appearing on: Now 20, 45, 46, 52
Available on: I Like to Score

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