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  1. Ideally, I'll hear none of the score until I see the film for the first time, on or shortly after opening day. I don't mind seeing the album cover, though I won't seek it out.
  2. Jaws 2 vs. The Lost World

    I haven't seen Jaws 2. As far as the scores go, TLW is the clear winner in my book. Jaws 2 is a bit anemic for my tastes.
  3. I like the stuff with "the call" at 5:54 and pretty much everything onwards, but yeah, the big music for the takeoff is really pretty lacking in the original form. (And I'm thrilled to have it! :D)
  4. Yeah, I was familiar with "Over the Moon" from other recordings, and I'd heard concert performances of "Flying", but the other new tracks were indeed new to me.
  5. So true. I'm rather embarrassed to admit I wasn't familiar with the OST until this release - only the complete film score - so part of the joy of this for me has been discovering this beautiful alternate presentation of the score.
  6. Rey's Theme vs. Fawkes The Phoenix

    Rey's theme, easily. Fawkes' theme would at least be in the running for me if not for...everything that comes after the first five notes. It's an absolutely gorgeous start to a theme, but then it really meanders after that. Rey's theme is incredibly moving from start to finish.
  7. I can neither confirm nor deny reports that I spent the other day driving around Tujunga and Porter Ranch, visiting filming locations while blasting this release through my car's speakers.
  8. Hey jazz experts! Input needed!

    Bumping this old thread due to a recently renewed interest in this style of jazz. Anyone else have any thoughts?
  9. Which would you be more happy about? SW vs HP.

    Right now, at this particular moment, I'd probably pick HP, just for all the unreleased awesomeness of POA. But it could just as easily go the other way, especially since I have a slightly stronger attachment to the music of Star Wars.
  10. I personally would prefer straight sessions style, leaving me to edit the tracks together as I please. What I actually expect to get is a version with certain cues combined and others not, which isn't the end of the world. The main thing for me is that all the music is present, chronological, and well-edited (or not at all). And I'm pretty sure that's what we'll get.
  11. Williams themes are just character names "sung" by the orchestra

    A couple of these have popped into my head over the years, much more so with Williams than with anyone else. The first phrase of Rey's theme sounds like "Rey is on a journey" to me, and the Rebel fanfare can be easily interpreted as, "The Rebels/The Rebels/The Rebels are coming!" There's even a phrase in the island fanfare that sounds like "to the island we must go." All silly lyrics, of course, but it's spooky how well they fit.
  12. Raiders for both, though Temple of Doom gives it a run for its money in the score department.
  13. Which one flows better? JP or TLW?

    Couldn't have said it better myself. While I have a hard time picking a favorite between the two, I have no trouble identifying the superior flow of TLW. That being said, I do find that the finale of the first score leaves a better taste in my mouth. The end of TLW feels a little abrupt to me, though I really like all the material. I feel more satisfied after JP.
  14. Home Alone VS Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Haven't seen either film. I prefer the first score - in the second one, the derivative stuff is derivative, and the new stuff just doesn't especially do it for me.
  15. Jaws VS Jaws 2

    I haven't seen 2. As far as scores go, the original easily beats the sequel for me, though I do like both.