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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

007: Skyfall Bond film theme debuts on Adele website

Set your alarm clock. Adele’s new Bond film theme is to debut on the singer’s website at seven minutes past midnight – or 0.07 in digital parlance.

At the aptly appointed time on Friday October 5, the world will get to hear what is already being tipped as the year’s most anticipated single, and a global chart-topper.

As soon as the Skyfall song ends, it will be available to buy as a download at the site. You can also pre-order via itunes anytime from today.

The website to go to is if you want to get in on the Bond bonanza.

October 5 also marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and accordingly the James Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as Global James Bond Day.

After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song.

“I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall,” she admits. “There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.

“But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track. It ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end.

“It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief – something I’ve never done, which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings it was one of the proudest moments of my life.

“I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60, telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure!”

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, Skyfall features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

It’s the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful album 21 in early 2011.

To date 21 has sold more than  24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele six Grammy Awards, two BRIT Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards.

The Skyfall movie will be released on October 26, 2012 in the UK and on November 9, 2012 in the US.

The 0.07am time slot for the Skyfall theme, by the way, is BST/London time. If you’re listening elsewhere in the world make sure you get your time difference right!

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