Thursday, August 13, 2015

Skyfall is where we start (Adele) (single #447)

Adele Skyfall/ Skyfall (Instrumental) (XL, XLS593CD, 2012)

And so - to the murkier world of the CD single where we'll find all sorts of skulduggery and inducements along our path. 

A couple of initial observations: CD singles are now history; unlike the 45, I doubt anyone will ever get nostalgic about the golden age of the CD single; they are often annoying things and things with a deep cynical agenda; I can't help myself when it comes to my favourite bands - I'm a completist; in the right hands they maintain the value for money rarity value of the best 45's with bonus tracks not available elsewhere.

And so - we start with Adele's James Bond theme song to the movie Skyfall. The more things change...

It could be 1964 (not 2012) and Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger I'm writing about but no, it's not, and BTW typing 2012 after the catalogue number just felt weird.

It takes her a while to wind up but Adele eventually does the big and brassy James Bond thing while also delivering an unmistakeably Adelerised song. Which is a good thing!

Hidden gem: Does anyone really want an Adele song without her singing? Isn't that what Adele does? Brilliantly?

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