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k.d. lang – Surrender

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Written for the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies is my favourite Bond song (but not my favourite Bond man: Daniel Craig of course). This song was actually used in the end credits as Sheryl Crow’s ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ was chosen to open the film instead.

Candian lesbian, veggie, activist and pretentiously initialised in lower-case name k.d.lang,’s voice is amazing. So dignified and strong. And so is the intro – instant entry of full band and muted trumpets until the verse begins at 00:11 secs, and then my favourite chord change of the piece at 00:17 secs. And then it’s not long until my other favourite bit from 00:30 to 00:32 secs where we hear a great drum fill, bass slide and trumpet fanfare.

But overall, a passionate track with a great two-chord exchange chorus. and you can’t fault her sustained waaaaails from 2:53. Especially the third and final one from 3:04 until 3:19 – 15 seconds!! Unbelievable.

k.d. lang – Surrender by masstsnk

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  1. Rml
    January 28, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    I tried to remember this song from the midst of my childhood memories, since I saw Tomorrow Never Dies at the cinema… but no can do – well, I was 12 after all…Really liked her voice! Such a… "poised voice", if such a thing exists… And yeah, her waaaaaails are downright faultless!

  2. Rml
    January 29, 2010 at 3:20 AM

    Adendum: finally someone who agrees with me about Daniel Craig! He may not correspond to the classic image of 007, but he's still my favorite Bond by a clear mile.

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