Another Way to Die Lyrics
JW: Another ringer with the slick trigger finger for Her Majesty
AK: Another one with the golden tone voice and then your fantasy
JW: Another bill from a killer turned a thrill into a tragedy
A door left open
A woman walking by
A drop in the water
A look in the eye
A phone on the table
A man on your side
Someone that you think that you can trust is just
Another way to die
JW: Another tricky little gun giving solace to the one that will never see the sunshine
AK: Another inch of your life sacrificed for your brother in the nick of time
JW: Another dirty money, heaven sent honey turning on a dime
It's just another way to...
It's just another way to...
You've got to....
JW: Another girl with her finger on the world singing do what you wanna hear
AK: Another gun thrown down and surrendered took away your fear
JW & AK: Another man that stands right behind you looking in the mirror
It's just another way...
Suit 'em up, bang bang!
Bang, bang, bang, bang.
Universal Exports' Review
After my first 5 or so listens I decided that it's not as terrible as I originally thought. While it is not the traditional Bondian sounding theme that I had hoped would be an homage to the classics of the 60's, it's not that bad. I'm very excited to see it with the actual title sequence on the big screen, as that was the selling point for Chris Cornell's You Know My Name, which I was not a fan of before seeing it in that environment.
However, after around 10 more listens I must revert to my thinking it was a terrible idea. One of the things that most excited me when I first heard the news about Keys and White teaming up was the possibility of a classic sounding theme utilizing Keys' amazing vocal range. However, instead the song only gives her 3 solo lines, which she doesn't even get to belt out.
The only good parts of the music are when White tries to use the Bond theme in his riffs, and even that sounds a bit too much like Green Day for me. All in all, I think this theme will rank amongst the worst of the entire series!
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Alicia Keys and and Jack White to Sing Quantum of Solace Theme Song
After months of speculation, Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, along with Billboard.com, reported on June 29, 2008, that Alicia Keys would be teaming up with Jack White (founder and lead guitarist of The White Stripes) to sing "Another Way to Die:" the Quantum of Solace theme song. The song is especially significant, as it is the first duet James Bond song to be a duet. In addition to lending his vocals to the theme song, Jack White also plays the drums on the track.
Another Way to Die Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Cover
The news does not come as a shock to Bond fans, as Universal Exports first reported the possibility of Alicia Keys singing the Quantum of Solace theme song back on July 11, 2008. She joined a long line of other possible artists including Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis, who were the other front runners for the theme song.
Bond fans were also tipped off to the possible collaboration in a recent Rolling Stone interview, where Keys was quoted as saying that she would like to work with White and his wife, Meg. "They're very raw, very cut and dry. It's, like, drums and guitar. It's that simple, and I love that...I think that combining that style with mine, which already has a raw feel to it, and my voice, I just think we could do something really interesting that mixes rock and soul together, the blues and emotion, and it could be really touching. We've had some conversations. When the time works out, and it definitely will, it will happen." (Source: Contact Music)
The Amy Winehouse Saga
Before the announcement that White and Keys would sing the ditty, the Quantum of Solace theme song rumor mill was just as rampant as those for previous movies. It briefly came to an end, with troubled musician Amy Winehouse apparently having been chosen, if not signed, to sing the tune. It has since been revealed by music producer Mark Ronson that Winehouse actually recorded the song, but her spokesperson has since admitted that it's "unlikely" that it will ever be used due to Winehouse's continued issues with drugs and alcohol. Perhaps it will wind up online years later like the unused theme song for Never Say Never Again.
Other than Winehouse, a plethora of artists have been rumored to sing the theme song, including Duffy, Beyonce, Jack White, Annie Lennox, Grace Jones and a second round of themage by Duran Duran, who last sung the title song to 1985's A View to a Kill.
About Alicia Keys
The 28 year old Alicia Keys (Born on January 25, 1980 as Alicia J. Augello-Cook) is an American R&B, soul and pop singer-songwriter, pianist and actress. Keys has sold over 14 million albums in the United States, and has won numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, seventeen Billboard Music Awards and three American Music Awards.
After being born in Harlem, New York City, Alicia Keys' parents seperated at an early age and she moved with her mother to the Hell's Kitchen area of the city. Though Keys' first shot at fame was a small guest role on an episode of The Cosby Show in 1985, it wasn't until two years later that she would begin to play the piano and emmerse herself in learning classical music by the likes of Beethoven, Mozart and, her favorite, Chopan.
Alicia Keys, theme song artist for Quantum of Solace
At the age of 16 and after only three years at the Professional Performing Arts School, a prestigious high school in Manhattan, Alicia Keys graduated as class valedictorian. She was accepted to Columbia University, but chose to drop out and work on her career, which proved to be a very wise decision. Keys signed a demo deal with Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label and co-wrote and recorded a song entitled "Dah Dee Dah (Sexy Thing)," which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1997 film Men in Black. After that, Alicia Keys spent the next four years bouncing around various record labels recording songs for soundtracks to movies such as Shaft and Dr. Doolittle 2 before releasing her first solo album, Songs in A Minor.
Alicia Keys' first album, Songs in A Minor, was released in 2001 to critical fanfare. After selling more than 235,000 copies in its first week (including an amazing 50,000 on its first day), the album eventually sold more than ten million albums worldwide. As a result, Alicia Keys was declared the best-selling new artist and the best selling R&B artist of 2001.
Following up a successful debut album is never an easy feat, but Alicia Keys did it with style, as her second release, The Diary of Alicia Keys spent its first week of release in December 2003, as number one on on the Billboard U.S. charts, selling more than 618,000 copies. As of this article's writing, the album is the sixth biggest-selling album by a female artist and the second biggest-selling album by a female R&B artist of all time.
Alicia Keys' third album was a live recording from a 2005 MTV Unplugged session and became the first Unplugged album since the format began in 1995 to debut at number one on the charts. Most recently, Alicia Keys' fourth studio album, As I Am, has torn up the music charts and airways since its release in November 2007. For the fourth straight release, her album debuted at number one on the charts, selling 742,000 copies in its first week and tying Britney Spears for a record of consecutive debuts on the Billboard 200.
About Jack White
Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975) is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the alternative rock musical duo The White Stripes. He is also a member of rock band The Raconteurs. During the 1990s, White was a part-time musician in various underground bands in Detroit, while working by day as an upholsterer.
Jack White, co-theme song artist for Quantum of Solace
White formed The White Stripes in 1997 with then-wife Meg White. The band went on to have a string of critically-acclaimed albums, with their third, White Blood Cells, catapulting them to international stardom. Jack was ranked #17 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." White's popular and critical success with The White Stripes enabled him to collaborate as a solo artist with other renowned musicians, such as Loretta Lynn, whose 2004 album Van Lear Rose he produced and performed on, Beck, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. In 2005, White became a founding member of the rock band The Raconteurs.
White has appeared in movies as a cameo and in acting roles. He is sometimes called eccentric, a charge stemming from his behavior and interests on and off the stage.
For more information on Jack White, please visit the Wikipedia page, where the above information was obtained.
Duran Duran, possible theme song artist for Quantum of Solace
Duran Duran to Lend Their Vocals to the Quantum of Solace Theme?
An interesting new rumor began flowing into the mainstream on July 1, 2008, when various news sources reported that Duran Duran, title artist of A View to a Kill, is teaming up with superproducer Mark Ronson to record their second theme of the series. Admittedly, much of this rumor is speculation based on a quote from Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes, who said "We'd love to collaborate with Mark on a single for the next Bond film. With him we may even surpass A View To A Kill" (source: ContactMusic.com).
Mark Daniel Ronson (born 4th September 1975) is an English BRIT Award and three-times Grammy award-winning music producer, cover-artist and co-founder of Allido Records. His most famous album is his second release, Version, which was primarily cover songs. The album includes three top ten hits and won Ronson a BRIT Award for Best Male Artist 2008. He is the first person to win a BRIT award who doesn't sing in the actual recording.
Duran Duran are an English pop rock band famous for a long series of popular singles, albums and vivid music videos, for which they won two Grammy Awards. They were the most commercially successful of the New Romantic bands and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. Since the 1980s they have placed 21 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 and 30 in the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart, and have sold more than 85 million records.
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Leona Lewis A Frontrunner to Voice Quantum of Solace's Theme Song?
The latest rumor as of June 13, 2008, straight from news sources across the world, is that Leona Lewis is set to record the theme to Quantum of Solace. Lewis, the 2006 winner of the British TV talent competition The X Factor, is seen as a viable option due to her popularity both in the UK and the USA. According to an article in Digital Spy, "A source said: 'It looks like Leona has finally won the race. She is seen as one of the few candidates who has the right profile both sides of the pond to do it....The Bond guys now look set on Leona. She is reliable and has a great voice for it. Hopefully something could be announced soon.'"
Leona Lewis, possible theme song artist for Quantum of Solace
Leona Louise Lewis was born on April 3, 1985, in Highbury, England. Despite winning numerous talent competitions as a girl and being invited to sing before Sony record executives in the USA as a teenager, Louise was ready to call it quits after a frustrating string of frustrating setbacks. However, that would all change after her boyfriend encouraged her to join The X Factor. Since winning the contest, she was awarded a recording contract and has had numerous hit singles.
Her UK debut single, "A Moment Like This," broke world records after it was downloaded over 50,000 times within 30 minutes. Her next single, "Bleeding Love," was the UK's best selling single of 2007 and even made it to the top of the US charts in April, 2008. Her debut album, Spirit, was released in Europe in November 2007, and became the fastest-selling debut album ever in both the United Kingdom and Ireland. When it was released in North America in April, 2008, it immediately reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 list and made Lewis the first British artist to top the chart with a debut album.
Though nothing has been announced officially yet, it seems more and more likely that Leona Lewis will be singing the Quantum of Solace theme song. Be sure to stay tuned to Universal Exports for all the latest news and rumors.
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