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Sep. 18, 2008by:

A while back we brought you a tease from the QUANTUM OF SOLACE theme song "Another Way to Die." It was first debuted in a commercial for Coke Zero, a fact that didn't make the song's writer Jack White very happy at all. The full song wasn't expected to debut until late October but Jack's displeasure at the commercialization of the song may have pushed the release up to, well, now. The full song is online and available for your listening pleasure. I'm a little mixed right now but it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a Jack White/Alicia Keys duet. That said we haven't had a decent Bond theme in a while so by default it's already pretty good (that guitar/horn riff pretty much kills). Check it out below and share your thoughts...

Extra Tidbit: The duet went so well Keys told Rolling Stone she wants to bring White in on her next record.
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1:52PM on 09/23/2008

Whoa

Talking thru music doesn't make it a song....although this is good...??? Cornell's was good too...If you hated his, then you should've hated every theme before then..
Talking thru music doesn't make it a song....although this is good...??? Cornell's was good too...If you hated his, then you should've hated every theme before then..
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10:29PM on 09/22/2008
Love this song. The instrumentals and lyrics are clearly bond themed but it doesn't get stuck there. I think it makes a great single. Play it a few times, it gets better and better. Nothing like "You know my name" which is a dull mess. Chris Cornell could make a masterpiece boring.
Love this song. The instrumentals and lyrics are clearly bond themed but it doesn't get stuck there. I think it makes a great single. Play it a few times, it gets better and better. Nothing like "You know my name" which is a dull mess. Chris Cornell could make a masterpiece boring.
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7:23PM on 09/21/2008
i realy wish they woulda went with Amy Winehouse, her sound is so vintage bond.
i realy wish they woulda went with Amy Winehouse, her sound is so vintage bond.
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9:31PM on 09/20/2008
Does anyone actually have anything to say about this song, not a comparison to You Know My Name? And to you, Lemmyisgod ,who is the "they" that came up with the song? Jack White, since he wrote, played on and produced the track?
Does anyone actually have anything to say about this song, not a comparison to You Know My Name? And to you, Lemmyisgod ,who is the "they" that came up with the song? Jack White, since he wrote, played on and produced the track?
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9:31PM on 09/20/2008
Does anyone actually have anything to say about this song, not a comparison to You Know My Name? And to you, Lemmyisgod ,who is the "they" that came up with the song? Jack White, since he wrote, played on and produced the track?
Does anyone actually have anything to say about this song, not a comparison to You Know My Name? And to you, Lemmyisgod ,who is the "they" that came up with the song? Jack White, since he wrote, played on and produced the track?
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9:30PM on 09/20/2008
Does anyone actually have anything to say about this song, not a comparison to You Know My Name? And to you, Lemmyisgod ,who is the "they" that came up with the song? Jack White, since he wrote, played on and produced the track?
Does anyone actually have anything to say about this song, not a comparison to You Know My Name? And to you, Lemmyisgod ,who is the "they" that came up with the song? Jack White, since he wrote, played on and produced the track?
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3:57AM on 09/20/2008

Well....

I like the previous song, "You know my name..."

Of course, seeing Daniel Craig in action with this theme song may bring it up a notch...

For now, the song isn't one of my favorite Bond themes...
I like the previous song, "You know my name..."

Of course, seeing Daniel Craig in action with this theme song may bring it up a notch...

For now, the song isn't one of my favorite Bond themes...
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1:34PM on 09/19/2008

What

The fuck was that.
The fuck was that.
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12:56PM on 09/19/2008

Not bad!

I still think that in an alternate universe where Amy Winehouse isn't a crack-baby - her version would have kicked fucking ass. She has that classic Shirley Bassey voice!
I still think that in an alternate universe where Amy Winehouse isn't a crack-baby - her version would have kicked fucking ass. She has that classic Shirley Bassey voice!
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11:56PM on 09/18/2008
it is what it is. we'll see...seems to be grimey like "live and let die" but of course far from it. hopefully it flies well on screen with imagery. I like the end riffs better when the electric stuff starts coming in. it aint no goldenn eye and last bond's was better. damn you Amy Whinehouse...get in a fucking studio and murder this with you so called promise to see a better one
it is what it is. we'll see...seems to be grimey like "live and let die" but of course far from it. hopefully it flies well on screen with imagery. I like the end riffs better when the electric stuff starts coming in. it aint no goldenn eye and last bond's was better. damn you Amy Whinehouse...get in a fucking studio and murder this with you so called promise to see a better one
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10:52PM on 09/18/2008
I dont know what the fuss is, to me, this is on par with the other Bond themes, feels like a real Bond theme, I can already picture it with an intro. However, as a single, it could be better, but as a Bond intro, it works.
I dont know what the fuss is, to me, this is on par with the other Bond themes, feels like a real Bond theme, I can already picture it with an intro. However, as a single, it could be better, but as a Bond intro, it works.
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10:49PM on 09/18/2008

I'm diggin it

I was a little hesitant about it at first, but this motherfucker nailed this track.
White makes those drums and that guitar bleed...not to mention those horns.
And hey, Shirley Bassey Alicia Keys ain't, but i dig it very much after a few listens.

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I was a little hesitant about it at first, but this motherfucker nailed this track.
White makes those drums and that guitar bleed...not to mention those horns.
And hey, Shirley Bassey Alicia Keys ain't, but i dig it very much after a few listens.

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10:07PM on 09/18/2008
maybe they'll have an instrumental version for the movie and then put this version with vocals on cd. Who am I kidding thats not gonna happen. I like the music but its like they came up with a great theme and then were like "well we got alicia keys and jack white here and we paid for them so i guess they'll HAVE to sing".
maybe they'll have an instrumental version for the movie and then put this version with vocals on cd. Who am I kidding thats not gonna happen. I like the music but its like they came up with a great theme and then were like "well we got alicia keys and jack white here and we paid for them so i guess they'll HAVE to sing".
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10:02PM on 09/18/2008
In the series of bond songs, this falls right in the middle. Some nice music, but in the end pretty forgettable. In five years when this plays on the radio, I probably won't recognize it as a bond song. At least its not as bad as the abomination that was madonna's "die another day."
In the series of bond songs, this falls right in the middle. Some nice music, but in the end pretty forgettable. In five years when this plays on the radio, I probably won't recognize it as a bond song. At least its not as bad as the abomination that was madonna's "die another day."
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9:30PM on 09/18/2008
I'm probably the biggest Jack White fan on the planet. Seen the cat play live twice with both of his bands, I've got every B-side and bootleg of his I can get my hands on, and I'll admit this is really strange. The production is all over the place and real messy. I'll be interested to see how this gels with the openings titles and what David Arnold's score sounds like. By right now, I'm slightly disappointed.
I'm probably the biggest Jack White fan on the planet. Seen the cat play live twice with both of his bands, I've got every B-side and bootleg of his I can get my hands on, and I'll admit this is really strange. The production is all over the place and real messy. I'll be interested to see how this gels with the openings titles and what David Arnold's score sounds like. By right now, I'm slightly disappointed.
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8:38PM on 09/18/2008

Hrm

I love the music, but I hate the singing. You Know My Name was terrific, but needed to grow on me. Maybe this will too.
I love the music, but I hate the singing. You Know My Name was terrific, but needed to grow on me. Maybe this will too.
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8:10PM on 09/18/2008

Hmmmmm

Nope. Doesn't sound anything like a Bond theme. I don't dig it.

They should get Terra Deva or Imogen Heap to do the theme.
Nope. Doesn't sound anything like a Bond theme. I don't dig it.

They should get Terra Deva or Imogen Heap to do the theme.
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6:54PM on 09/18/2008
The song's catchy and all but as many others have said, it just sounds like some new radio-friendly single not a Bond song. That being said I disagree with the statement that there haven't been any good Bond themes for a while. I personally really like "You Know My Name" and Garbage's theme for "The World Is Not Enough" is one of the best ever.
The song's catchy and all but as many others have said, it just sounds like some new radio-friendly single not a Bond song. That being said I disagree with the statement that there haven't been any good Bond themes for a while. I personally really like "You Know My Name" and Garbage's theme for "The World Is Not Enough" is one of the best ever.
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5:28PM on 09/18/2008
I felt weird about this song at first, but now that I've listened to it a few more times, I love it. I felt the exact same way when You Know My Name came out. The only thing I hate is those radio douchebags cutting in.

Casino Royale's intro kicked major ass - I can't wait to see what they come up with for this.
I felt weird about this song at first, but now that I've listened to it a few more times, I love it. I felt the exact same way when You Know My Name came out. The only thing I hate is those radio douchebags cutting in.

Casino Royale's intro kicked major ass - I can't wait to see what they come up with for this.
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5:10PM on 09/18/2008

Oh gosh...

Hands down the worst Bond song ever. I don't even like this type of music anyway but as a Bond song it's even worse!!! Good grief. I didn't care much for I know You're Name but at least it sounded like a Bond song. "Snoop Bond" indeed.

Although, if they're willing to go this route maybe next time they'll start trying other types of music as well. Get some heavy metal Bond theme. Hey, if this can be a Bond theme, I don't see whats wrong with using some heavy metal. Or they could do the
Hands down the worst Bond song ever. I don't even like this type of music anyway but as a Bond song it's even worse!!! Good grief. I didn't care much for I know You're Name but at least it sounded like a Bond song. "Snoop Bond" indeed.

Although, if they're willing to go this route maybe next time they'll start trying other types of music as well. Get some heavy metal Bond theme. Hey, if this can be a Bond theme, I don't see whats wrong with using some heavy metal. Or they could do the unthinkable and just go all out Country. That would make this song look pretty good I guess.

Garbage garbage garbage.
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4:57PM on 09/18/2008

It sure is...

"Another Way to Die"... it sure is.
Faaaaa, I hate those chorus type. It's "James Bond" not "Snoop Bond"
"Another Way to Die"... it sure is.
Faaaaa, I hate those chorus type. It's "James Bond" not "Snoop Bond"
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4:50PM on 09/18/2008

However...

I do agree it may not be "Bond", but with all this restarting and revamping of series, this is I guess an attempt to reintroduce Bond to a younger crowd by saying, this new Bond can rock out with his cock out
I do agree it may not be "Bond", but with all this restarting and revamping of series, this is I guess an attempt to reintroduce Bond to a younger crowd by saying, this new Bond can rock out with his cock out
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4:47PM on 09/18/2008

Dig it

I like both The White Stripes and The Raconteurs and this song is kick ass to me. I like Chris Cornell a lot too, this song just has such a wicked hook.
I like both The White Stripes and The Raconteurs and this song is kick ass to me. I like Chris Cornell a lot too, this song just has such a wicked hook.
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4:45PM on 09/18/2008

hmm

S'cool but is it Bond? I thinks not..
S'cool but is it Bond? I thinks not..
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4:41PM on 09/18/2008

Awesome

The weird guy at the end kind of sucks...
I thought that kicked ass. Their voices sound great together, they need to do more stuff. As good as 'You know my name', fa sho.
The weird guy at the end kind of sucks...
I thought that kicked ass. Their voices sound great together, they need to do more stuff. As good as 'You know my name', fa sho.
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4:16PM on 09/18/2008
I don't love it. At all. It's blaring, chaotic, and obnoxious. I hope this doesn't reflect how the movie is. The last film - and theme song - was as sleek and sexy as an Aston Martin. This tune is cheap Hollywood ever-producing, and is more like a car-crash than anything else.
I don't love it. At all. It's blaring, chaotic, and obnoxious. I hope this doesn't reflect how the movie is. The last film - and theme song - was as sleek and sexy as an Aston Martin. This tune is cheap Hollywood ever-producing, and is more like a car-crash than anything else.
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2:28PM on 09/18/2008
Hmmm, a few more listenings and Coke Zero will do. The one from Casino Royale was better though.
Hmmm, a few more listenings and Coke Zero will do. The one from Casino Royale was better though.
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1:59PM on 09/18/2008
I really dug that but then again I really disliked "You Know My Name" so that pretty much puts me at the opposite end of the spectrum. Jack White fucking rocks.
I really dug that but then again I really disliked "You Know My Name" so that pretty much puts me at the opposite end of the spectrum. Jack White fucking rocks.
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1:58PM on 09/18/2008
Not as awesome as Casino Royale's theme, but still pretty sweet!
Not as awesome as Casino Royale's theme, but still pretty sweet!
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1:50PM on 09/18/2008
well..

that was a bit wierd.

Its not bad, and it might grow on me. I like Jack White a lot, and I think I might like this song if it wasn't for Bond. And I thought Cornell's "You Know My Name" was great. One of the best bond songs of all time. O well
well..

that was a bit wierd.

Its not bad, and it might grow on me. I like Jack White a lot, and I think I might like this song if it wasn't for Bond. And I thought Cornell's "You Know My Name" was great. One of the best bond songs of all time. O well
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1:40PM on 09/18/2008
I kinda wished they just made it an instrumental. From the snippet i heard from that coke ad i liked it. This is okay i guess
I kinda wished they just made it an instrumental. From the snippet i heard from that coke ad i liked it. This is okay i guess
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1:22PM on 09/18/2008
while I do admit that i didn't like "You Know My Name" on it's own as a song, I thought it matched the awesome intro to Casino Royale perfectly.

Now as for this one, initially I didn't think it was too great, but it isn't terrible. It sounded less like a Bond theme, and more like The White Stripes feat. Alicia Keys. But atleast they didnt have Amy Winehouse do it as it was planned, I absolutley hate her music to death. It would have been cool for U2 to do a new song for QoS, but
while I do admit that i didn't like "You Know My Name" on it's own as a song, I thought it matched the awesome intro to Casino Royale perfectly.

Now as for this one, initially I didn't think it was too great, but it isn't terrible. It sounded less like a Bond theme, and more like The White Stripes feat. Alicia Keys. But atleast they didnt have Amy Winehouse do it as it was planned, I absolutley hate her music to death. It would have been cool for U2 to do a new song for QoS, but unfortunately my wish didn't come true.

So so long as Quantum of Solace's intro segment is as awesome as Casino Royale's was, I'll have no problem with the song. Either way there have been plenty of terrible Bond themes that started off some of the best of the films.
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1:20PM on 09/18/2008

ugh

they really shouldve utilized white more... the dude can really rock the fuck out and this just seems so slow and bland... Cornell rocks, so i expected them to follow up with something similar to his last song... this is not what i expected
they really shouldve utilized white more... the dude can really rock the fuck out and this just seems so slow and bland... Cornell rocks, so i expected them to follow up with something similar to his last song... this is not what i expected
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12:41PM on 09/18/2008

Wait and see...

In comparison to the earlier stuff, the last seven (starting with "The Living Daylights") were mostly lukewarm.

Nancy Sinatra singing "You Only Live Twice" and Sheena Easton's "For Your Eyes Only" are among my favorites and pretty much set the gold standard as far as James Bond themes go.
In comparison to the earlier stuff, the last seven (starting with "The Living Daylights") were mostly lukewarm.

Nancy Sinatra singing "You Only Live Twice" and Sheena Easton's "For Your Eyes Only" are among my favorites and pretty much set the gold standard as far as James Bond themes go.
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12:28PM on 09/18/2008

hmmmm

not sure how i feel about this one, after one listen, but I'll withhold final judgement until i see it in the movie.
and yes, You Know My Name was the shit.
not sure how i feel about this one, after one listen, but I'll withhold final judgement until i see it in the movie.
and yes, You Know My Name was the shit.
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12:25PM on 09/18/2008

ehh

Wha....This is not Bond material. I'm sorry but the last one was better. And even before Cornells song it was awhile since they had a good song for them. You should next time ask McCartney to do one up again, lol, his is a classic.
Wha....This is not Bond material. I'm sorry but the last one was better. And even before Cornells song it was awhile since they had a good song for them. You should next time ask McCartney to do one up again, lol, his is a classic.
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12:22PM on 09/18/2008

Wow....ummmm....

I'm not liking this at all but it may sound better when played along with the opening credits of the film.
I'm not liking this at all but it may sound better when played along with the opening credits of the film.
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12:09PM on 09/18/2008
It wasn't that bad. Bond Themes are usually pretty solid when used in the actual movie. I look forward to a finished project.
It wasn't that bad. Bond Themes are usually pretty solid when used in the actual movie. I look forward to a finished project.
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11:57AM on 09/18/2008
'You Know My Name' was solid and passable as a Bond theme, I wouldn't call it classic by any means.

This new one simply sucks as a Bond theme. I couldn't even finish it.
'You Know My Name' was solid and passable as a Bond theme, I wouldn't call it classic by any means.

This new one simply sucks as a Bond theme. I couldn't even finish it.
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11:44AM on 09/18/2008
Conquest would have been a much better theme... [link]
Conquest would have been a much better theme... [link]
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11:36AM on 09/18/2008

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i have to agree with mr boejangles, Chris Cornell's theme from Casino Roayle was pretty awesome, hell even Garbage's theme from The World is not Enough was pretty good (too bad the movie sucked balls)
i have to agree with mr boejangles, Chris Cornell's theme from Casino Roayle was pretty awesome, hell even Garbage's theme from The World is not Enough was pretty good (too bad the movie sucked balls)
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11:31AM on 09/18/2008

WAIT WHAT...

Hasn't been a decent theme in a while??? The last one from Chris Cornell is a classic.
Hasn't been a decent theme in a while??? The last one from Chris Cornell is a classic.
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11:29AM on 09/18/2008

Meh

A super huge "Meh." I'm really fucking disappointed. The song is just so spuratic and random. Plus Keys has an amazing voice that seems criminally underused here.....
A super huge "Meh." I'm really fucking disappointed. The song is just so spuratic and random. Plus Keys has an amazing voice that seems criminally underused here.....
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11:22AM on 09/18/2008
I think it will sound a lot better playing in sync to a cool opening title sequence. I wanna hear this without the spanish radio guys voice on it and in good quality, I think it might rock out in theaters.
I think it will sound a lot better playing in sync to a cool opening title sequence. I wanna hear this without the spanish radio guys voice on it and in good quality, I think it might rock out in theaters.
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11:13AM on 09/18/2008

No Good Theme In A While?

Did you NOT see Casino Royale? You Know My Name was the best theme since Goldeneye.

As for this, I'm mixed. I don't hate it, but it certainly isn't my first choice for a Bond flick.
Did you NOT see Casino Royale? You Know My Name was the best theme since Goldeneye.

As for this, I'm mixed. I don't hate it, but it certainly isn't my first choice for a Bond flick.
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10:44AM on 09/18/2008
I actually hate it. Maybe it's just because I am huge Chris Cornell fan and this could not be more different. I really can't picture this in the intro. At all.
I actually hate it. Maybe it's just because I am huge Chris Cornell fan and this could not be more different. I really can't picture this in the intro. At all.
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10:30AM on 09/18/2008

Awesome!

Hell yes guys/gals! I'm downloading this shit!

I agree that it isn't as good as Cornell's work on "Casino Royale", but this certainly gets me in the mood for Bond! Bring it, baby!
Hell yes guys/gals! I'm downloading this shit!

I agree that it isn't as good as Cornell's work on "Casino Royale", but this certainly gets me in the mood for Bond! Bring it, baby!
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10:28AM on 09/18/2008
It's alright. Doesn't feel like a Bond song to me. But I think it might grow on me. I'll stick with Cornell for now.
It's alright. Doesn't feel like a Bond song to me. But I think it might grow on me. I'll stick with Cornell for now.
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