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Live And Let Die
« on: December 25, 2013, 06:13:55 AM »

It's been 40 years since we first heard this song in the title sequence of the James Bond film...







8. Live And Let Die (1973)




And 37 years since we heard Wings perform it on their 1976 tour...


Live and Let Die





I still get goosebumps when I hear him do it today...


Paul McCartney - "Live and Let Die" - Live in New York (DVD)
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 06:22:21 AM »




Bravo Sir James Paul McCartney!
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 06:28:48 AM »

When did you first hear Live And Let Die and what was your reaction?
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 08:34:43 AM »

Have never seen the movie, but this is a great, great song.

As a funny side-note, a year or two ago one of my friends said he heard a Beatles song on the radio that he loved but didn't know the name of. I started to hum literally every single Beatles tune to him with no result. Later that day he told me the song was 'Live and Let Die'...  roll:)
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 09:57:36 AM »

I heard it on the radio the other day I was like.. what a great song that is. I wonder what John Lennon made of it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 10:34:03 AM »

Truly is an awesome song.

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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 03:35:14 AM »

Truly is an awesome song.


Yeah!  Paul always has fun performing it live...


Paul McCartney & WINGS - Live And Let Die



And it's an honor to perform a James Bond title sequence song.
 

***Pop Quiz:  Who sang more than one James Bond title sequence song?
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 04:12:25 AM »

Truly is an awesome song.

Funny that the bond producers thought they were just buying the song and would get Shirley Bassey or someone to sing it. It was largely thanks to George Martin rather tersely suggesting they were crazy not taking Paul's version that got this version on the film. 

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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 07:29:17 PM »

Wow, I didn't realize I was only 10 when that came out. I felt older than that then! I remember hearing it with a friend when I was probably 14 and my friend commented during the one part (here's where I wish I had a better music vocabulary) that it sounded like people running. She wondered if I thought so too because her sister told her that was dumb. I felt bad for her and couldn't imagine having a sister say that! Anyway, I did know it and like it prior to that but it was only as an adult that I've appreciated what a masterpiece it is, right down to the last, open-ended note. And it was only recently that I heard the line "you gotta give the other fellow hell" properly. I could never figure out what Paul was saying there!
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2013, 07:37:15 PM »



***Pop Quiz:  Who sang more than one James Bond title sequence song?


I'm sure most know that Shirley Bassey did "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever," and "Moonraker." She's also been very close to doing another one here or there, but it never quite worked out.

This is my favorite, transposed from end credits to title sequence:

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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 07:22:50 PM »

It was Paul's answer to Arthur Lee...  ;D

Arthur Lee & Love - Live And Let Live (Live)
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2014, 12:36:47 AM »

It was Paul's answer to Arthur Lee...  ;D

Arthur Lee & Love - Live And Let Live (Live)


Awesome tune. I dont think I ever tire of 'Forever Changes'.
 

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