Another Way to Die Single, Import
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There were rumours Alicia was going to be working with Jack White on her last CD "As I am" but alas, it turned out not to be. With their chemistry this potent, hopefully they will work together some more in the future.
Like many of Jack White's compositions, Another Way to Die is heavily influenced by the guitar riffs of Jimmy Page (in this case he borrows hooks from Whole Lotta Love, ironically, a song lifted from Willie Dixon's You Need Love). Based on a simplistic B-G-E progression, Another Way to Die has the required components: staccato horns, strings and hints of Barry's past Bond themes. If those elements were removed, it's a White Stripes song. Personally, I'd like to hear a version of the song with only Alicia Keys on vocals. (Note: Keys does not play the piano on this. It's Nashville chartreuse Laura Matula adding the singular notes that punctuate White's creeping lyrics like a ticking bomb).
On this 7" vinyl version, there's little depth to the sound, which is what you might expect from a record. It's as if it was recorded analog (liner notes claim reel-to-reel), then converted to digital, compressed and then compressed again to sound like an mp3. It's par for today's fill-the spectrum-to-the-limit production standard, but what's the point of releasing it on vinyl if you don't take advantage of the medium's sonic potential? The flip side features an instrumental version of the tune, not included on the album's soundtrack.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another Way to Die is an excellent Bond theme. It has both slow moments that are common in most Bond themes and a bombastic chorus for those who like a little more "umph" in their... Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Mr. Jose J. Portela
This main title theme sounds better with time. Initially, this did not sound like a traditional Bond theme song, but it is not traditional. That's the point. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by gobirds2
I am a huge fan of Jack White (and james bond) but this still isn't a great song... I bought the Gold vinyl version and its really cool to have! Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by cageyourelephant
I LOVE THE JAMES BOND MOVIES A LOT. AND THE SONGS TO.BUT THIS ONE IS MY LEAST FAVORITE.THE SIGING IS JUST AWFUL. AND I WISH THE WOULD HAVE PUT THIS IN THE ACTUAL SOUNDTRACK. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by CONSTANTINOKAPAVIS
It could have been good. It could have been REALLY good. Jack White and Alicia Keys are two very talented artists but for some reason, this track just doesn't feel like a Bond... Read morePublished on November 14, 2009 by Nick Manix
This man, Jack White, can do no wrongs.
Even when he does Bond, no one can touch him.
this is an incredible james bond theme. its unforgettable!
the drumming is first class. and everything about it is great.
the colored vinyl is great as well.
Simply not going to be on many favorite Bond songs lists. For theme songs to succeed, they need to have memorable words or a hummable melody. Neither one is here. Read morePublished on December 30, 2008 by Jay Boco