Adele’s new James Bond theme Skyfall was released today. I’m completely in a James Bond frame of mind, having just seen Dr. No and Goldfinger projected at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey City movie palace on Friday which was a great night at the movies, to be sure.
After a few listens I can say that I like the song—God knows pop radio is starved for melody and a bit of big, dramatic, orchestral hoo ha (and this 70-piece orchestra certainly creates an enormous sound)—and I adore Adele, but does anyone else find the mix a bit muddy with the vocal too far back? What do you think? In any event, when was the last time there was a big hit song with a full orchestral arrangement? Kinda sad, no?