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Adele recorded 'Skyfall' in 10 minutes


Adele recorded Golden Globe-nominated Bond theme "Skyfall" in just 10 minutes. The singer was approached by music producer Paul Epworth to sing the theme earlier this year, and on Thursday it picked up a nod for Best Original Song by Hollywood Foreign Press Association officials behind the Globes.

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The track is also among the tunes on the latest Oscars Best Song shortlist. Recalling the birth of the track, Epworth tells, "(The movie producers) said they wanted a dramatic ballad basically ... and I rang (Adele) up and said, 'It might be too dark'. And she said she loved it."

The pair then headed into the studio and the songwriter reveals Adele laid down the vocals in the blink of an eye. He continues, "Within 10 minutes, she put down most of the vocals. She had the lyrics ready in her head when she drove over. It was the most absurd thing. She's fast, but it was really quite phenomenal. And Epworth admits he was stunned when his friend and collaborator conjured up the essence of Shirley Bassey's past Bond themes in the studio.

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He adds, "She has an old soul. She never really mentioned she could sing the (Shirley) Bassey-esque slurs that she does in the opening ... She has a lot of finesse and skill. She's not just a powerhouse, it's a lot of careful technique. That's why she's an amazing vocalist. It's all control."

Dec 16, 2012 7:26AM
Adele who?  And who cares, anyway...?
Dec 14, 2012 10:21PM
She should have maybe taken 15 minutes; then she might have avoided being flat on every chorus in the song.
Dec 14, 2012 7:27PM
"Adele laid down the vocals in the blink of an eye. Within 10 minutes, she put down most of the vocals. She had the lyrics ready in her head when she drove over."
AND THAT my friends is why this talented lady will go even further!. True professional character, and doesn't give the trash mags any ammunition to go on in her private life. OH did I say TALENT AND A VOICE blessed from God?  there's that too lol. Well done Adele luv...well done.
Dec 14, 2012 7:19PM
Adele is talented, but there are so many talented acts out there...  Take the Foo Fighters who recorded their last Grammy award winning album in a garage on analog tape.  I'd love to see Adele or any of the pop artists out there today record an entire album on tape in a garage.  Most of todays artists need fancy equipment to fix their voice while they hop around on stage.  
Dec 14, 2012 6:48PM
In 10 mins? I'm sure it shows. Another extremely overrated act, but the majority eats that stuff up.
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