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I have to give credit to my niece Emily and her roommate Roxy for the fantastic sultry vocals on this. Thank you both.

The rest of the music is all me... There are a ton of guitar tracks, a piano track, a bass track, effects tracks... I think I was up to 28 in use tracks when this was done. I hope you enjoy it.

Close your eyes and imagine...

The scene is downtown Hong Kong, at night, as the opening Bond guitar riff starts, Bond walks down a street then into a hotel lobby in tall circular building. He rides the elevator up to the penthouse nightclub. Bond is dressed to kill in a black suit and tie, he towers above most of the people he passes.

As he exits the elevator he walks past a beautiful tall American blonde girl who locks her longing eyes on him. He appears to not even notice her as he walks past, his eyes searching the crowded club she begins to sing almost to him:

You take my love…
You take my love…
And you never say goodbye

Bond spots then follows an oriental man out the glass doors to the roof top patio deck. The singer, her eyes still locked on Bond sings again:

You take my love…
You take my love…
And you never say goodbye

The oriental man knows he's being followed, he takes one look at Bond, says something into a high tech cell phone, then runs at full speed for the edge and jumps off the building…

Bond rushes to the edge gun in hand, just then a helicopter rises from below the building and the man is hanging on the skid. Bond fires four shots at the departing helicopter as it banks away… He watches the helicopter depart into the night as the song begins its beat.

Holstering his gun, Bond slowly re-enters the nightclub and the tall blonde girl begins to sing, her eyes following Bond as he tries to cross the mobbed dance floor. Strobe lights make it difficult to see. There are writhing, moving bodies everywhere.

Its my life you take
but current events remain
the world
Will never be the same

our lives forever changed
events that go unnamed
the world
Will never be the same

And you never say goodbye
And you never say goodbye

As she sings Bond is swept up in the dancing thick nightclub crowd and he struggles towards the elevator but is forced back out on the roof top patio. The night club singer watches as he exits the glass doors back out to the rooftop patio and she sings:

You take my love…
You take my love…
And you never say goodbye

As he straightens his tie outside the helicopter reappears in a fly-by and a shot from a large caliber weapon is fired at Bond as he dives for cover…

The scene fades to the typical Bond movie with multiple silhouetted dancing girls and swirling wild colors as Bond walks through the multicolor night with gun in hand and the tall blonde lead singer, one of the silhouetted girls sings:

The future remains unknown
events will go untold
and the world
Will never be the same

The life we used to know
this time we must let go
and the world
Will never be the same

And you never say goodbye
And you never say goodbye

The scene remains in swirling colors as the girls in silhouettes continue to dance then pull guns and a gun fight erupts as the song slowly fades…

The Bond movie, Never say Goodbye begins...
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Lyrics
You… take my love
You… take my love
and you never say goodbye

You… take my love
You… take my love
and you never say goodbye


Its my life you take
but current events remain
the world
Will never be the same

our lives forever changed
events that go unnamed
the world
Will never be the same

And you never say goodbye
And you never say goodbye


You… take my love
You… take my love
and you never say goodbye


The future remains unknown
events will go untold
and the world
Will never be the same

The life we used to know
this time we must let go
and the world
Will never be the same

And you never say goodbye
And you never say goodbye
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sheilad said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
me first!!!
yay!!
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sheilad said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
just couldn't
wait for this to get posted... LOVE THIS! The girls did an awesome job and of course you did too Mark... as always
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Thanks Sheila
It was fun... I do find girls to be natural singers in general... these two were exactly the same.
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Outtaorbit said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Whoa.......
Nicely done
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Thanks Patrick
I appreciate the support and listen!
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magnatone said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Never Say Goodbye
Mark - thanks for letting me have an early listen on this as it progressed - i thought it was fabulous even BEFORE the vocals were added in - but you were right, the vocals are an excellent addition and make this song complete. this is really quite an accomplishment - your style here is terrific, you've produced this beautifully - congratulations!
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Thank you Karen...
I for once had an idea from the start on this and made happen... I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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musichead said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
who ? what ? when ? where?
Who sang? I want to know.It doesnt say or Im blind . and I am! Im out of the loop around here. My bad!
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Sorry...
Forgot to put that in the description... It was my niece Emily and her roommate Roxy that did the vocals. Natural singers they are! Thanks
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Char said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Wow!
Yeah..you are Bond! Thanks.
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
And thank you
for the comment and listen!
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crissew said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
LOL 28 tracks
quite a feat to have so many tracks and still have it sound clean and clear. If I mixed it, it would sound like horse dookie. Sounds great. Love the vox too. You should use Emily and Roxy more often! Not a shocker to have such an awesome track from you though. Great as usual.
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Wow
Thank you Charles... They sing way way way better than I do... I will use them more without a doubt!
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maxruehl said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
I've Got
chills, bro. Simply wonderful. This song transcends Bond--it's too good for that. Faved and downloaded. Fantastic job--convey my appreciation to the vocalists, as well.:)
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Hey
AndyMax... Thank you so much! I appreciate the comment/listen!
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gail60 said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
terrific!
Makes me wanna be a "bond girl" WOW....such great singers and Mark...the music was perfect. You really outdid yourself here! Kudos on a great job throughout!
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Well thank you
so much Gail! I really appreciate it!
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Feter said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Never Say Goodbye
i think you chose the best singer for your
song ..this is too deep and thoughtful ..
great rockin song ..tight and at the chore ..
very dramtic as well ...kudos ...for both of
you ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!

p.s
who is she ???
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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Hey
Thanks Feter! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Her name is Roxy and she is all of 18 and is my nieces roommate.


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apod said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Bond - James Bond?
Nice surfy twanging and fantastic singing

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MarkHolbrook said 2973 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Thank you sir!
I can't wait to hear your collab version! Will be awesome for sure!
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woofer3 said 2973 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
excellent Mark
The rill thang for sure, good work all of you, must be nice to havs such good resident singers on tap. Well done Emily and Roxy.

JJ.
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Hey John
Thank you sir! I will go and check out your newest!
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Ed Hannifin said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Great pitch, Mark....
I can totally see it.... Not only should they use this in a Bond film, they should hire you to consult on the script...

Very neo-post-Bondian guitars, both in terms of tone and in terms of the line you came up with, nice underpinning with the piano, and the vocals manage to get sultry-with-vulnerability really well...

Very catchy, very much a tune that stays in one's head once heard, and I think that's what you're going for in a Bond theme...

Ed
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Hey Ed
Thanks so much! I don't know about script consulting but I'd sure try! I had a ball making this tune... Trying to think of secret agent music was a kick!
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drakonis said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
So hot its cool
Very evocative, really paints a picture of Bond and a nightclub (the singer's "atmosphere" was sort of small-room-ish, but there was lots of space for the instruments, making the vox more intimate.) Very dark haunting music, I love it... and I am assuming you wrote this, wrote the lyrics, PLAYED the guitars, and mixed it... wow, THAT is impressive, and the result glimmers like a Hong Kong high-rise at night.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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goth_girl66 said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
love
this song i can totally relate to it it great

MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Hello Sir Dragon!
Yes I wrote, played everything... I even played the opening Bond rift which took some practice to get it right and I kept messing it up and finally I played one good one and looped it... sigh... I played the piano and bass as well... Up pretty much all me except for the fantastic vocal work by the girls...

Roxy's voice was perfect for that sultry feel I was looking for. Thanks for the comment and listen!
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Hey goth girl
thanks... Your comment slid in under Draks for some reason... But thanks for the comment and listen!
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davisamerica said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
nailed it Mark ....
Absolutely great Bond take .... tell Emily and Roxy they need to stick around!
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Yup
texting them right now! Thanks Jack!
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Narad said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
007
Fantastic challenge work ! Bravo ! :)
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Hey Thanks!
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
dubble0seven
all the way. Really great work on the music, and those gals can sing!

. - Harold
MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
thanks so much
Harold... Thanks for the comment and listen my friend!
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jgurner said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
It's 0014!
Cause it's twice as good as an ordinary Bond theme!

This is really something. Nice, rich music background and the ladies who did the vocals did a great job.

You've really started this off with a bang and put the pressure on the rest of us. :)
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Well thanks!
But I have NO DOUBT there will be some totally amazing Bond posts... I know what you are capable of!
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Well thanks!
But I have NO DOUBT there will be some totally amazing Bond posts... I know what you are capable of!
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dave_b said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Never Say Goodbye
I was shaken, not stirred by this song it is so good! Tight playing, slick production, cool usage of sound effects and excellent vocals. You've raised the bar high for the other entrants in this challenge.
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Hi Dave!
Thanks so much... I'm super glad you enjoyed it... Not trying to set the bar high for anyone but myself... I know there is serious talent on MJ so I'm fully prepared to be blown away!
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lavalamp said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
EXCELLent !!
This much better than a lot of the Bond tunes I have heard. Super vocals.

The overall sound is quite brilliant.

Mark, very, very well done. You may have outdone yourself.

Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 2972 days ago (September 30th, 2009)
Hey Dave
Thanks so much man! I hope this is just the start of a great set of Bond tunes!
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ktb said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
great
visuals :-) Wow, this is way cool. Love how the piano echoes the vocal line in places. The guitars mix well and the vocal itself is simply outstanding. Can't wait for the movie premiere.
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MarkHolbrook said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
Hey
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the comment and listen.
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awigze said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
swelling guitars - Big finish
Love the sultry vocals. Way to go Emily and Roxanne! this tune will be going thru my head all day as I imagine that I am being followed and must somehow thwart the evil plans of my nemesis. Loved the shooty effects throughout. Wished there was an explodey one at the end. Great tune. (I posted a comment before but MJ server was undergoing it's planned bout of amnesia at the time). and so it goes...
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MarkHolbrook said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
Thanks Andy!
You are Bond... James Bond and the world is after you... Heh... Thanks my friend!
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RyanHolbrook said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
wow
another but better song! great singing girls :-) i love your guitar work dad great great!! im liking it a lot! keep it up =)
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MarkHolbrook said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
Thanks Ry Ry!
I'm glad you liked it! The girls did great!
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scaustrita said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
Visuals
Great plot, I could visualize your story!
Vocals fit the feel your capturing perfectly.
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MarkHolbrook said 2971 days ago (October 1st, 2009)
Thank you sir!
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awigze said 2970 days ago (October 2nd, 2009)
I can comment at least
cool - the player is down but I can still comment.... uhm,,,, great photograph Mark.... love the way the light reflects into the lens and the towering buildings in the background make the building appear insignificant... ah, but it must be part of the suspense that you are trying to convey... wow I can write BS about anything! ha ha
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MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Hey Andy
It was the only building picture in Hong Kong I could find with a roof night club... After I wrote this I came to the conclusion that you were James Bond.... You gave up that life of high stakes for the Sax and moved to texas!
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awigze said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
The gig is up
Oh dang... now I have to move again and learn the accordion. Gee thanks !
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Five Minutes and 31 Seconds...
...of pure rock and roll ecstasy!

I have to admit, I was blown away!

Fav'd.

Cheers,
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MarkHolbrook said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Hey Jim
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DarkPlanet said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Great music
All involved very talented, good stuff!
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MarkHolbrook said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Thanks!
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sloparts said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Wow, Mark, this is killer
(non pun intended of course)

The music is great and those girls are sounding fantastic. Love it main this really is top drawer stuff. Brave to you and Kudos too the girls.

Ed
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MarkHolbrook said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Hey Thanks Ed!
Glad you enjoyed it... It was fun trying to make a bond tune!
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guitapick said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Sweet and powerful...
...really fine work here, Mark. Please give my compliments to the vocalists...
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MarkHolbrook said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Thank you sooo much!
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bud said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
excellent story and nice twist on theoriginal theme
Really well conceived and executed. Love the vocals.
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Hey Bud!
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Moviz said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
A lot of work
went into this Mark and those girls really are naturals..... good one, M
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MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Hi Maurice
Ya... Emmy and Roxy sing all the time to the radio... I was driving them somewhere around town and they had the radio cranked belting out some radio tune and the light bulb went on... They are now interested in joining MJ and doing some singing for people... I'm excited!
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Calchas said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Whoa Nelly!
Sultry...and SPOOKY! Awesome entry in the Bond Challenge Mark.

Excellent guitar work throughout bro! Enjoyed!

Be well!
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MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Hey MW
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Vic Holman said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
excellent Mark
first of all i like the variation of the 007 guitar lick as the backbone.

the gals did a wonderful job on the vocals, hopefully you can them to participate on some of your future projects.

this is one heck of a killer track!
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MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Hi Vic
I was sorta hoping you would try a bond tune because I just know you'd rock the guitar work like no one else... Anyway thanks for the comment and listen. I think Emmy and Roxy are gonna join and do some singing for us!
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MJ_Bond_Theme_Challenge said 2969 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Smooth, Sultry and Dangerous
...as the best of the great Bond songs. The ever-deepening layers of guitars are a perfect bed for those amazing vocals. Beautifully written: just a deadly slice of songwriting that's been given a perfect suit of clothes to slip through a dangerous Hong Kong night where guns are silenced, hearts are broken and goodbyes are never spoken............,
MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Love it!
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Sigmund said 2969 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Never say bye
This is sultry and mysterious - perfect for the end of the movie while the credits are rolling. Production is excellent and fits the song just right. Nice work - thanks for the share - Sig
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MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Well
I had figured it for the opening but I'd take the ending spot too! :-) Thanks for the comment and listen!
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B. Flat said 2969 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
I
love the vocals and especially the two girls singing together. Some catchy riffs here. Great job!
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MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Hello Sir Flat
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JayLCiazz said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
lush vocals...
very well done on production!! I don't know yet what the bond challenge is about but I sure check it out..... this for one is already a great great one!!! Congrats...
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You can
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thetiler said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Lots of stuff in this song to really like
Enjoy how you mixed in the various sound effects !
I love the Fleetwood Mac singing style, the catchy Bond riff etc.
Way to go!
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thetiler said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Sorry about the double fan-
Icon, I just bought an iPhone and probably hit a button when I should't of.
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Hi Bill
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ShadowofNine said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Fab
Bond is alive and well I see...luv this piece...
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MarkHolbrook said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
LOL
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that80sboy said 2968 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
ironic...
...just got done watching the austin powers trilogy...and i see macjams is doing a james bond contest...cool!....this song def has that theme going on...right down to the sound effects and sexy vocals...nice one!
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MarkHolbrook said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Thanks Mark!
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Willywagga said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Wow
wow giant girl voices, fantastic sound bed, their voices are truly great.
Amazing production.


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MarkHolbrook said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Sir Wagga...
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lengold said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
This is really,
really good Mark. Loving the vocals and wonderful production.
Cheers
Len
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MarkHolbrook said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Sir Gold
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rsorensen said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
awesome
great bond theme and awesome singing. well done!
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Hi Ridd
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MKVX said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Works well as a narrative.
I like this piece not only for the piece itself, but also because the fact that you chose hong kong gave it a very "local" feel to me. Hong Kong is a very appropriate setting for a spy episode. The vocals are done perfectly for the melody, the reverb is just right. The piano goes well with the helicopter. Nice pan on that btw. You have the bond feel to it. One thing that I find well done is the garageband guitar. It's very hard to make the garageband guitar work well. I really like it when the vocals hit with the piano and the drums. Very good. I really honestly like this. Are you interested in a remix?
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MKVX said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
o and btw
the technical production is top-notch. Everything mixes together well.
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MarkHolbrook said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Thanks very much
I'm glad you came in for a listen!
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paul f. page said 2967 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
The Bond thing...
...I get it.
But mainly I just like the composition itself...and the wonderful mix of so many tracks. It all sounds quite clear to my ears. Kudos to Emily and her friend. Great vocals. This is quite an ambitious song with so many instrumental elements, sound effects, pannings...You somehow keep all of that together beautifully...It is really quite remarkable. I know how hard it is to do that, and you have done it all so well here.
Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Paul
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Very Cool
This is crazy good Mark. love the sound of the guitars and the structure/progression. The vocals shocked me, as they were really well done, and projected to fit the feel of the track. most definatly a fav. congrats on this piece of work, and extend my grats to the niece and roomie for such powerful voice work!
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MarkHolbrook said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Jay
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Gaylen75 said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
I love this piece
This is a great moody song. I keep coming back to listen so it got me.
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MarkHolbrook said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Ah well...
that is a good thing if it is pulling you back. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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johnnyblues said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
POW
you murdered this challenge - er..a... killed it!
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MarkHolbrook said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hey Dr. Blues
Thanks! I tried hard to make a real Bond tune. I figure why try if you are not really gonna try! Thanks so much!
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sheilad said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
forget Bond
Holbrook, Mark Holbrook is my new hero! Just can't get enough of this Mr M... you ROCK!
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MarkHolbrook said 2965 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Thanks Sheils!!!
I appreciate the support!
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Doug Somers said 2966 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
I can see the fluid forms with
coloured silhouettes of people as they glide across the screen with the opening credits to the film.

What a production Mark! You talented fellow - and the vocals from your niece and and her roommate are wonderful. There is an intimacy here that I think works well as with all the Bond openers.

I hope you still stay in touch after you move to Hollywood!

Rock on,
Doug
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MarkHolbrook said 2965 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
LOL
Me!? Hollywood!? I think that is a serious fantasy! Anyway thanks again for the wonderful comment and the support. I really appreciate it!
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mr_mordenus said 2965 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
And you'll never say goodbye....
Excellent song! This really is up there with the classic Bond theme songs - from the aggressive guitars to that flawless, heartbroken "and you never say goodbye" line sung so hauntingly by the girls. This is the real deal, pristine production that doesn't blur the bite of danger.

You walked away with this one, Mr M, and I for one will enjoy listening to this one on my iPod for some time. Thanks for the ride!
mr_mordenus said 2965 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
And....
....nice bevy of squirrels!
MarkHolbrook said 2965 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Sir Morgenus...
Well I don't know about walked away... there are some amazing great entries in this challenge... I was just happy I could be a part of it. I am happy with the tune... the girls really helped without a doubt.

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segiperkasa said 2962 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
awesome.....
really cool... great work ....
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MarkHolbrook said 2956 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Thank you
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RoughRooster said 2959 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
Mark!
Fantastic piece, really love this!
Great sultry vocals with a great intro, a truly wonderful piece of music and an excellent Bond theme.
Love the description and very much enjoyed!

Bob
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MarkHolbrook said 2956 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Hey Bob
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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UnderThePianoMan said 2958 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
Great Track
Totally BONDIAN. I was in the movie as I listened. My only quibble? The new Bond (Daniel Craig) is not tall : ) Yet I think he is the most menacing Bond ever. My favourite Bond for sure. I just googled him. He is 5' 10"
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MarkHolbrook said 2956 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Thank you sir!
Ya... the new bond wouldn't quite be towering over everyone would he? Well still he is very cool.
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Rondo2287 said 2957 days ago (October 15th, 2009)
Vocals
I really liked the Vocals on this one, good work!
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MarkHolbrook said 2956 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Hey Rondo
Thanks so much! I'm glad you took a listen!
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Alannah said 2956 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
These girls RAWK .....
.. I would stick with them !!!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 2956 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Thanks
for taking the time to listen Alannah!
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Mike_Lynn said 2955 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Cool !! amazing 28 tracks
Great recording, very clean with tracks so well defined. You have also chosen a very good & appropriate voice for your song. Bravo.
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Arggh...
I am a little behind! Thank Mike for the listen and comment!
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Reinholt56 said 2955 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Hi Mark......
I had a few listens to this track last night and I think it's brilliant. I enjoyed reading the description first, then following the story line and lyrics as the piece unfolded as I listened.

First class. Great lyrics/singing/playing/arranging.

Take care.

Paul
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Hi Paul
Wow... Thank you very much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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sschedra said 2953 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
Mark,
I am just settling in to listen to everyone's Bond themes. The guitar tones on this are incredible. The vocals are just stunning. The story line and the music are all just right there. Love the drum track. I give this one my vote as "The" Bond Theme.
Great production!
Stephen
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Hi Stephen
Well... I personally don't like mine anywhere near as much as I like yours... so I think we have a stalemate! :) I thought yours was totally brilliant.
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stratcat said 2953 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Shaken not stired.
Sorry couldn't help it. I can picture Bond in his Astin Martin about to hit button on the ejection seat. Great production, love the voice, cool guitars...ohh the tones. What can I say, Money Penny would approve!
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Excellent
I'm glad you took a listen and gave a comment! I appreciate it!
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ste said 2952 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
wow
loved it
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Thanks
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scofugate said 2949 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
How did
I miss this? This is great! You guys rock together. Love the vocals and backing!!
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Aw thanks!
I'm really glad you came in for a listen!
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Doadars Uncle said 2948 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Nice!
Wide and rich. Nice transitions. Great vocals, too!
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Hey Doug
Thanks man for the comment and listen! Glad you enjoyed it!
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PaulaMunk said 2944 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
This is
so-o-o rich and theatrical, with all of those effects. Love the tune. The lyrics and your narrative are great, but those girls did a wonderful job. Really a fine piece. Thanks, Mark.
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Ms Monk...
I think you are prejudice! Hee hee... But thanks so much!
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Boundless said 2935 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Fun ride
Bond challenge, hey ?
Well, great take.

Fine work
- merci !
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Thanks for the
comment and listen my friend!
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Bob6stringer said 2933 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Shoot me now!
Mark, this is a nice piece of cinema and I do love this year's Bond Girls Emily and Roxy. I might consider reducing the lo-end on their vocals. That may a matter of taste but I think it would add more clarity and room between the tracks in a tune that's already very clean... while removing some lo freq's that aren't needed (but for some possible harmonics, I guess but I'm no expert on this stuff). Well done from the first helicopter to the last hail of bullets.
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Hey Super Bob!
Well thanks! It was a blast to do and the girls were fun to work with!
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SISTERS said 2932 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
DANG-GUMMIT - that was GOOD!
wow a mighty! you did NOT mess around - :0
i applaud your commitment to Drama.
sultry vocals indeed! very nice melody lines.
the music is powerful and sexy with a touch of class -i like it a LOT.
anne



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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Ya know anne...
I came real close to asking you to sing but didn't think it was good enough for your voice... Thanks so much for the comment and listen!
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BossHook said 2930 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
I am such
a fan of Bond movie music and the stories behind all the songs and how they ended up in the movies, etc. I am coming to this challenge late - yours is the first I'm checking out and it floored me. Stylistically - it is so Bond - hard to top this.
MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Wow
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egobandit said 2927 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Great singing
Great use of the bond riff The build up is right on, Tight and cool great song
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Dr. EgoBandit!
Outstanding that you came in... Thanks so much!
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carlajpatterson said 2922 days ago (November 19th, 2009)
Great take on the challenge, Mark and Co!
Great music and lyrics, great singing by Emily and Roxie... what more could one ask for? A Torani with fizzy water for me - not shaken, just stirred! :)
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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Hi Carla
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it and took the time for a comment and listen!
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ThroughRivers said 2902 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
hey
hey mark this is ***** excellent, i luv her voice in this and the music is brilliant. Like i said before i would luv to work on something with you. let me know if your up for it!!!!!

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MarkHolbrook said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Hey Damien
Got your note... and sent you a reply. Thanks so much for the comment and listen!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2901 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
WOW
Fantastic work. This NEEDS to be in one of the 007s!
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MarkHolbrook said 2900 days ago (December 11th, 2009)
Thanks Yeman
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scottphillips said 2898 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
I'd pay $14.00 to go see this movie!
I'd pay $14.00 to go see this movie! Great soundscape dude!
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MarkHolbrook said 2891 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
Well thank you!
I wish the studio would call and get the show on the road... :-) I'm really glad you enjoyed the tune!
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JsLoMusic said 2882 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Great!!
Love the atmosphere and sound... deep and smooth arrangement.
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Hickling_Stan said 2875 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Cinematic
You have created a whole opening bond sequence in music. Very dramatic and engaging. Excellent
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Roxylee said 2872 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
007
So very Bond... He chases the bad guys, while the beautiful girls fall all over him. You really did the 007 theme justice. I love the sound effects, vocals, and music.
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FEEL said 2868 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Nice Mix
I could hear this on the next 007 movie. Great vocals, arrangement guitars, pianos, It's all there. Enjoyed.
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curtithird said 2865 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
wow...
THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST EPIC SONGS I'VE EVER HEARD!
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jesushairdo said 2864 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
nice work!
felt like ive just watched a musical!
this is an interesting presentation!

i loved the vocals too.
wish i had a niece like yours! lol
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Jarvoid said 2863 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Great Scott
an epic of mega proportions...I have to confess to not being a huge fan of Mr Bond and stayed away from a lot of the entries for this challenge...but you nailed it,even without being able to use the 'Official' Bond theme I had some great cinemascopoe moments inside me head lisatening to this... and my compliments to the two ladies for the smoking vocal work..........
Jarvo
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Skean said 2858 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Awesome
This is awesome...lol.... Hey! yo nice singer you've in there, this feels live, and if I should give u criticism then I'll think it's too much reverb on it, and some cymbals dose not sound okay in my headphones. Other and that the song is top very bondish.

Cheers
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Moses said 2858 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
yes!
definitely the intro track for the next bond, great stuff
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guygrooves said 2852 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
Better Late than never...
This is very VERY good Mark.
Peace
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2844 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Woah
this was a cool listen and absolutely perfect for the thing! Love it!
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PaulaMunk said 2841 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
You must have these girls sing
for you again. Excellent. :)
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tonestones said 2841 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
I like everything about this..
The vocals fit beautifully and really bring out the whole Bond experience. Really nice production. Tasteful parts all around.
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thoddi said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
cool
So very good performance and production. Excellent!
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2_Daves said 2831 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Wow
Loved it. great singing great mix.
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angelahope said 2828 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
What can I say
Brilliant! I have chills.
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mvh9591 said 2827 days ago (February 22nd, 2010)
Very Nice_____
Emily and Roxy nice work. Mark your playing and managing so many tracks is impressive. Great mix. Loved it.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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DWL said 2824 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Not sure how I missed this
Excellent work

Holds together really well.

Great arrangement, good vocals and fine playing

Cheers

Dick
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hackneybloke said 2808 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
never say goodbye
great stuff...especially the 'you take my love' sections. and i love the helicopters...actually it's all fab. wait...they've got guns. run.
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jdholliday said 2808 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
Unbelievably
Cool!
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smashdguitar said 2805 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
wow
This is brilliant! reading the description while listening to the song was unreal. some of the gunshots at the end reminded me of playing Goldeneye 007 for Nintendo 64 :) excellent work sir

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sister_savage said 2798 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
*jaw drops*
Wow...this is something else! Love the tension, love the production, concept...performances...*swoon*!

BOND!!!!!!!!!!!!
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crissew said 2798 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
Listened again
and yup. Still brilliant. The female voice sounds so Stevie Nicks on this track. Just great. One of the gems of MJ. You must be really proud of this one.
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paul f. page said 2792 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
A movie score...
Many wonderful comments above, Mark. I think all I can add is that the production itself is very very solid... (That 2nd chord in each verse's first line is off-putting AND original. Nice. Wow. I love the chorus/harmony. This is so well sung. .. . And the scope of the number is enormous. You've somehow kept it all beautifully together. That fly-away at the end of section 1 and the instrumental bridge are so well-placed,giving the listener just a little break from the singing until you are ready to continue. What a great production.
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alackbass said 2766 days ago (April 24th, 2010)
Already Waiting for Tickets
I'm in line right now at the local theatre. When does this movie open? You captured the Bond flavor. Sultry vocals, dramatic music, and a very Bondish title.
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ConnieO said 2729 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Fantastic
Wow...how long did this take you? It is quite a masterpiece, imaginative, haunting, and really top drawer!
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Catalina22 said 2679 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Kudos
Thanks for the wonderful description/narrative of the song! The combination of reading and actually listening made this a very compelling piece. Kudos to Emily and Roxy on the vocals, too--sultry and smoky. This was really fun.
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bronco said 1226 days ago (July 12th, 2014)
Quite the trip
Journey to the center of my mind. Very psychedelic and mood setting music. You set the scene well and then produced a song that captured it. Well done.
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VicDiesel said 1190 days ago (August 17th, 2014)
Bond
I guess I missed that challenge. But it's a cool song; does remind me of some Bond movie title track. The vocals definitely have that timeless quality.
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J.A.Stewart said 828 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
It's 2015 Now and It's...

SPECTRE-tacular! Nice job on the production, Mark. ;)

--- Joe
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say said 826 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
Cool !
Glad I got to hear this, love the music & the singing is superb ! Love that you put a helicopter in here...!

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