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Listen to the full “Skyfall” theme by Adele

The long-awaited Adele theme song for Skyfall is here:

We like it, but then again, we like Adele. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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First preview of Adele’s “Skyfall” track online

A preview snippet of Adele’s theme song for Skyfall has been revealed online:

Adele officially confirmed to sing “Skyfall” theme

007.com finally confirmed that Adele will be singing the title song, and have released the album art we saw last week.

After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall.” Adele admits, “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for SKYFALL. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no-brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I’m sure!” Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, “Skyfall” features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

“Skyfall” is the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful second album 21 in early 2011. To date 21 has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele 6 Grammy Awards, 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards. 21 is the biggest selling album of both 2011 and 2012.

A digital download of the film’s theme will be available via iTunes on Oct 5th.

Adele’s “Skyfall” cover leaked?

MI6 has been contacted by insiders with a first look at the Adele “Let The Sky Fall” cover art. The news is not expected to break until Monday, but here it is!

Latino Review point out that they too can make the proposed cover in 10 minutes and thus speculate it is fan art. Make of this what you will…

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New “Skyfall” song by Adele, lyrics leaked

According to the writer Roger Friedman over at Showbiz411, he has had an exclusive listen to part of Adele’s new title track for James Bond’s 23rd adventure: Skyfall.

Thanks to record industry sources, I got to hear a bit of the song. Readers of this column know we already broke the story of Adele singing the “Skyfall” theme a couple of times.

Part of the chorus of the song goes: “Let the sky fall/Let it crumble/We will stand tall/And face it all/together.”

The introductory lines, which follow a piano solo, are: “This is the end/Hold your breath and count to ten/Feel the Earth move and then/Hear my heart burst again.”

This is a long running rumour that nobody official enough has decided to confirm or deny, and so journalists and bloggers are now running with the story. We’re awaiting official word, but if true, these lyrics might just be the one sending tingles down the spines of Bond fans in November (or October for the lucky English!).

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Band Muse suggest that their song Supremacy has the perfect Bond sound

Some are reporting that the band Muse missed out on their chance to record a Bond theme with Skyfall, although what evidence they have to support the claim that they were ever in the running, we don’t know. However, they are comparing their new song, “Supremacy” to a Bond theme, with drummer Dom Howard saying:

‘It’s got a little whisper to the Bond vibe, it all goes a bit crazy Live And Let Die in the middle.

‘My view is they should use it for the next James Bond film, but I don’t know what’s going on with that. I heard Adele was doing it.’

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A snippet of the “Skyfall” soundtrack?

Bloggers over at CommanderBond.net are speculating that Coke has used a small splice of Bond newcomer Thomas Newmans’ new Skyfall sountrack in their dutch promo material.

Head over to iFly.com to listen and judge for yourself.

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British Tabloids report Adele has recorded “Skyfall” song in secret

The long-running rumor that UK singer Adele will be singing the title theme for Skyfall has been reengaged by The Sun.

According to the press, Adele made a “secret” visit to Abbey Road studios, where the soundtrack for Skyfall is being recorded.

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“Casino Royale” singer Chris Cornell backs Adele for “Skyfall” theme

The singer that performed “You Know My Name” – the theme Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale - told the media recently that English singer Adele would be perfect for a Bond theme.

“She’s phenomenal and it’s nice, in a day and age where so many vocals are fixed by computers, that the biggest album of last year was somebody who sings for real. I would hate to see music become more mechanistic and less human, so her success has been great.”

Adele has been in and out of the media with rumours that she submitted a track to the Bond producers.

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Adele hints at a late 2012 single – could be Bond theme?

The press speculation is back after a lull in the proceedings. Adele was first tipped for the Skyfall theme long before we knew the 23rd James Bond film as Skyfall.

Now in an interview with French Radio the singer says her next album is a year off, but a single will be released later in the year – perfect timing for the Bond theme, some may say.

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