With the track listing up, a noticed a glaring omission of "If You Asked Me To" by Patti LaBelle, form the Licence To Kill soundtrack. Must be a legal issue, of course, as the soundtrack itself is on a different label, and no additional tracks from the film(beyond the title song) appear on disc 2; it goes right from The Living Daylights to Goldeneye. Quite a shame, as it appears to be an obvious choice to be on here.
Honestly it's a very beautiful song but too radioish for me. Bonds songs should be songs that are not too popular and unfortunately if you ask me too was played all over the radio and in music videos. Plus it reminds me too much of Celine Dion.
I did not even know that song was featured in a bond movie, I prefer the classics bond songs myself and greatly prefer licence to kill by Glady's Knight since it has that bond feel to it, not sure if it's just me but EnVogue's don't let go song music sounds like licence to kill.
I can understand your feelings that Bond songs shouldn't be too familiar on the radio(though some indeed are). But for me, the first time I ever heard this song was in the closing credits of 'Licence To Kill'. Therefore I tend to associate Labelle's version of the song more often with the Bond film(s) than I do with the radio, even though I've never actually heard her version on the radio before.
I agree that Patti's earlier version should have been on there, but maybe there was no room?? They have tracks from other labels...Madonna, a-ha, Sheryl Crow, Garbage, Jack White/Alicia Keys...yes the first time I heard "If You Asked Me To" was in "License To Kill", and it's well-written...I prefer Patti to Celine, who is not a songwriter...as for familiarity, that is irrelevant...is Paul McCartney/Wings' "Live & Let Die" NOT familar?? Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill"?? Sheena Easton's "For Your Eyes Only"?? Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better"?? Adele's "Skyfall"?? They became big hit records...but for me, the best Bond theme is a-ha's "The Living Daylights", despite all the other classic themes and Shirley Bassey.
Diana, it's funny you should say that because Celine Dion did cover "IYAMT" 3 years later, and much better than Patti did. Personally, I prefer the Dion version to LaBelle's, but that's probably because I grew up hearing the latter. But yeah, I would've liked to have seen the track on this album. I mean, they included both contributions from The Pretenders.