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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 - Good Evening New York
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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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Re: Live And Let Die
« 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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Re: Live And Let Die
« 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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« 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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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2014, 05:51:33 AM »

It's probably my favourite Bond theme next to "Nobody Does It Better" which I know is a Carole Bayer Sager composition but I still love it.

Anyway, Live and Let Die is such a sick song and I've always thought it was one of Paul's more robust tunes. Guns 'N' Roses kind of ruined it imo. I don't know why but I just think they approached it in the wrong way.
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2014, 09:42:17 AM »

I like this song. It's quite electrical in a way. But no, I never saw the James Bond movie it is from
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2014, 08:31:42 PM »

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

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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2014, 10:30:55 PM »

But no, I never saw the James Bond movie it is from






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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2014, 01:52:41 PM »

Oh Hello Goodbye is laughing at me....! Why are you laughing at me?
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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2014, 09:09:13 PM »

I'm not laughing at you, KE.  I would never do that.  I'm just musing on the thought that James Bond movies appeal to boys mainly.  I read all the Ian Fleming novels as a kid.  I remember seeing a Bond movie in the theater and for the next two weeks I would walk through school hallways like this...





If asked what I was doing, I'd reply that I was avoiding SMERSH agents.  It's a wonder that I was never sent to the looney bin!   ;D


Live And Let Die is a pretty good Bond movie though.  It was Roger Moore's debut as James Bond and he brought his own interpretation of the famous secret agent to the big screen.  The "Bond Girl" was Jane Seymour in her first movie role.  It was a brilliant pairing for sure.

I won't divulge what that closing scene with Baron Samedi laughing was all about.  I don't want to spoil the movie for you should you ever see it. 




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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2014, 09:35:43 PM »

Oh, the picture I posted is Patrick McGoohan playing John Drake in Danger Man (Secret Agent here in the US)  He was even cooler than James Bond as he never carried a gun.


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Re: Live And Let Die
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2014, 12:01:27 AM »

James Bond movies are for boys. I figured that out when I was about 8. I had been to the theater to see something and came home and asked my daddy if he would take me to see "Black Beauty" the next weekend. He said sure but when it started it was "Diamonds are Forever". We stayed long enough for me to see some person get sent into a crematorium alive and James Bond rip some girl's bikini top off, saying "Isn't there something you want to get off your chest?" Mom was surprised that he didn't notice the marquee going in and he said he didn't but he did wonder why there weren't any other little kids. LOL
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