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From Russia With Love

by The Speed Of Sound

Dark, twangy and as menacing as SMERSH; a powerful new interpretation of the classic James Bond film song.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Q: So why do From Russia With Love as a single?

A: It is the best Bond book, the best of the films (closest to the original realistic/convincing plot) and the tune has some great chord sequences - it is oozing with unfulfilled 'twang-potential'. I have recorded it before, so when I was looking for an idea for a new single it was an obvious choice to me. I darkened it up a bit; but the gypsy belly-dancers are still there.

Q: What can you say about the artwork?

A: I wanted to replicate the essence of the cover of the 1st edition hardback of the book, and this is as close as I could get. The rose (complete with black-spot on the leaves) is a Lili Marlene, a very deep-red cluster rose. It was freshly-cut from my back garden. The revolver is a deactivated .38 Colt Police Special, the book has a Smith&Wesson 5-shot .38 but my gun-collector chum hasn't got one... however; anyone familiar with the bookcover will recognise the image.

Q: What is that sound?

A: You must mean the percussion? There are three overlaid hand-clap tracks in there; they are spread around the stereo in an irregular triangle so don't quite sound together - a bit like castanets. There are also three sleigh-bell tracks (at different points on the stereo compass-rose), plus a tambourine and a small Moroccan drum. The feel I was after was being at the centre of a circle with people clapping and beating the rhythm around you while you dance.

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Henry G

Love it
I bought this because of the fuzzy riff on the end of the clip and was utterly blown away by the guitar break - there is no clue in the preview that anything like that was coming... ace. Had to tell you. I simply can't say any more.
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