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`No Good About Goodbye` was not a rejected theme for `Quantum of Solace`

12-Nov-2009 • Quantum Of Solace

A track on Dame Shirley Bassey's new album "The Performance" has caused a bit of a stir in the James Bond fan community. The song "No Good About Goodbye", written by 007 composer David Arnold and lyricist Don Black, had some fan sites speculating it was a rejected theme song for the last movie "Quantum of Solace". The rumour was solely hooked on the familiarity of the opening string line compared to the movie's score.

Mr Arnold confirmed to MI6 that the song was not a 'rejected theme' for "Quantum of Solace". Apart from the opening string line, there was no material from the movie soundtrack. Only a few lines of the song were written and it was far from complete by the time Jack White and Alicia Keys were chosen to perform "Another Way To Die", said Mr Arnold.

When he was asked to produce Shirley Bassey's new album, Mr Arnold teamed up with Don Black if to finish the song for her specifically.

Click here to listen to the track online (via YouTube).

"The Performance" is available to buy now (Amazon UK).

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