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    GoodMusician got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Mike Matessino's Indiana Jones   
    I never really use JWFAN so I had NO idea about this thread. I kinda skimmed it so I’m sorry if I repeat things. I’ve also only personally worked on Raiders and TOD but here are my thoughts:
     
    -Rescan to avoid pitch correction issues present in both TOD and Raiders
    -Rescan to hopefully reduce the issue present in several reels of TOD where a high pitch leader tone seems to have bled into the tape (perhaps find a better source?) To fix this I in essence isolated that tone and digitally deleted it from the audio files but it leaves a really odd gap in the spectrum which would be noticed.
    —Raiders
    -Raiders: not much unreleased material is left but for starters that alone would be a big expansion. (the rolling ball, Marion in the pit, source music)
    -The fidelity of the tapes doesn’t seem too amazing (a product of its time) but a remaster would probably bring out a lot more detail and help make it “future proof”)
    -I would love any extra stuff, alternate takes of cues or things showing Williams really working towards a final product. Interviews were great on the old set and would be nice but aren’t necessary ESPECIALLY in lieu of new music!
     
    —Temple of Doom
    -Temple of Doom has so much material that’s unreleased but is also difficult to release due to music being written literally over music. Ideally! I’d like the layers isolated.
    ie: the band source not mixed with the orchestra, the dinner source isolated from the orchestral layers, the sacrifice sweeteners tacked on at the end / beginning of the sacrifice music and not layered, etc)
    -Including the alternates such as the original opening to Slalom into Mountain, the different travel iterations, the pieces only heard in the LEGO games, the full “Fortune and Glory” cue, etc.
    -We still dont have a released correct assembly of the finale into credits!!
    -I prefer music to be separated and in the case of Temple of Doom so much of the film is scored that MM would need to find appropriate places to split the cues otherwise he’ll have the Episode I EU on his hands. I don’t expect every cue separated, but it would be nice to have those moments. hell, the nocturnal activities into stranglehold is always overlapped in the releases, just giving a moment before the next cue would be ideal.
    -Fidelity doesn’t seem to be an issue with TOD but those tones mixed in will be a problem. 
     
     
    I’ve done a rebuild of my Temple of Doom set and I truly feel like until MM redoes the score, it’ll be the best there is. 
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    GoodMusician got a reaction from Pieter_Boelen in Mike Matessino's Indiana Jones   
    I never really use JWFAN so I had NO idea about this thread. I kinda skimmed it so I’m sorry if I repeat things. I’ve also only personally worked on Raiders and TOD but here are my thoughts:
     
    -Rescan to avoid pitch correction issues present in both TOD and Raiders
    -Rescan to hopefully reduce the issue present in several reels of TOD where a high pitch leader tone seems to have bled into the tape (perhaps find a better source?) To fix this I in essence isolated that tone and digitally deleted it from the audio files but it leaves a really odd gap in the spectrum which would be noticed.
    —Raiders
    -Raiders: not much unreleased material is left but for starters that alone would be a big expansion. (the rolling ball, Marion in the pit, source music)
    -The fidelity of the tapes doesn’t seem too amazing (a product of its time) but a remaster would probably bring out a lot more detail and help make it “future proof”)
    -I would love any extra stuff, alternate takes of cues or things showing Williams really working towards a final product. Interviews were great on the old set and would be nice but aren’t necessary ESPECIALLY in lieu of new music!
     
    —Temple of Doom
    -Temple of Doom has so much material that’s unreleased but is also difficult to release due to music being written literally over music. Ideally! I’d like the layers isolated.
    ie: the band source not mixed with the orchestra, the dinner source isolated from the orchestral layers, the sacrifice sweeteners tacked on at the end / beginning of the sacrifice music and not layered, etc)
    -Including the alternates such as the original opening to Slalom into Mountain, the different travel iterations, the pieces only heard in the LEGO games, the full “Fortune and Glory” cue, etc.
    -We still dont have a released correct assembly of the finale into credits!!
    -I prefer music to be separated and in the case of Temple of Doom so much of the film is scored that MM would need to find appropriate places to split the cues otherwise he’ll have the Episode I EU on his hands. I don’t expect every cue separated, but it would be nice to have those moments. hell, the nocturnal activities into stranglehold is always overlapped in the releases, just giving a moment before the next cue would be ideal.
    -Fidelity doesn’t seem to be an issue with TOD but those tones mixed in will be a problem. 
     
     
    I’ve done a rebuild of my Temple of Doom set and I truly feel like until MM redoes the score, it’ll be the best there is. 
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    GoodMusician reacted to crumbs in Mike Matessino's Indiana Jones   
    A proper film score presentation of TOD would be a great start, with the alternates placed correctly at the end rather than replacing the film versions (like Map or To Pankot Palace Insert). TOD has quite a few alternates compared to the other 2 trilogy scores, so hopefully they can all be included. I've never been able to make sense of all the various sweeteners and so forth on that score, so Mike's absolutely best placed to assemble all those elements correctly.
     
    I wonder if Williams will veto most of the source music (notably the dance music inside Pankot Palace, even though we're not sure if Williams composed it). Who knows if that would hold true of the march music in TLC. The source music in the Indy films tends to blend with the score itself (similar to the source music in Potter), whereas Williams generally requests source music be removed if it doesn't "fit" with the style of the score (though there are exceptions to this rule).
     
    So maybe the TOD stuff would be safe. I guess the palace feast music would be included, because it's essentially score masquerading as source.
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    GoodMusician reacted to woj in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    What a terrible step backwards for the industry. We want more music, not less. How many ignorant people will buy these, not realizing they're incomplete? They won't actually care. 
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    GoodMusician reacted to Miguel Andrade in So what are the upcoming Williams scores?   
    I believe as well Williams refers to the script.
    As for Geisha, Williams read the book back in '99 when it first came out. As the story goes, he got two extra copies, one for Spielberg, who shortly after bought the film rights and the other to Ma, with a note saying he hoped Ma could be the voice of Sayuri if they ever did the film and he got to score it.
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    GoodMusician got a reaction from QE2Guy01 in My Complete Towering Inferno Score (cleaning/augmentation)   
    Hey all, as I'd mentioned in another thread, I was working on a version of Towering Inferno that would present the score a little better than the FSM version which was nice, but I guess because of problems as far as quality of the masters and what not, were mixed very oddly at tiems (with the strings in only the left channel) or nearly missing.
    I've gone back and rebirthed the entire score including the LP album which includes an alternate take of the Main Title.
    The Film version of the main title has cymbols tracked in if memory serves, that is something I did not include.
    What I did, however, include, were all the cues. I've gone through the DVD and actually added two cues that were not included. An instrumental version of "We May Never Love Like THis Again" and an unknown/unreleased source cue.
    Disc 1 is the complete score. Disc 2 is the album plus some extra tracks.
    As far as the album tracks, I layered them with the FSM release tracks, and created, in some cases, an even better quality track than I include on Disc 1.
    Anyways, here is my complete set. I would be interested in some input.
    Be aware, there is only so much you can do, but I can assure you I did everything I could to make the music as present and real as possible.
    Note: The damaged tracks are included in the complete score as they are not so severely damaged that it should hinder listening in the least bit.
    Disc 1 (1:14:05)
    01) Main Title
    02) Something For Susan (Film)
    03) Lisolette and Harlee
    04) The Flame Ignited
    05) More For Susan
    06) Harlee Dressing
    07) Let There Be Light
    08) Unreleased Party Music
    09) Alone At Last
    10) We May Never Love Like This Again (Film)
    11) We May Never Love Like This Again (Instrumental)
    12) The First Victims
    13) Not A Cigarette
    14) Trapped Lovers
    15) Departmental Pride - The Cat
    16) Doug's Fall - Piggy Back Ride
    17) Lisolette's Descent
    18) Down the Pipes - The Door Opens
    19) Couples
    20) Leaving
    21) The Helicopter Explodes
    22) Short Goodbyes
    23) Helicopter Rescue (Part 1)
    24) Helicopter Rescue (Part 2)
    25) Passing the Word
    26) Planting The Charges
    27) Waking Up
    28) Finale
    29) An Architects Dream
    Disc 2 (1:01:19)
    01) Prelude
    02) Main Title (Album)
    03) Something for Susan (Film Mix Using Album)
    04) Something For Susan (Album)
    05) Susan And Doug (Album)
    06) The First Victims (Album)
    07) Trapped Lovers (Album)
    08) Maggie Shoots Pool (Source - Cinderella Liberty)
    09) Morning After (Instrumental Source)
    10) We May Never Love Like This Again (Album)
    11) Helicopter Rescue (Album)
    12) An Architects Dream (Album)
    13) Towering Inferno Suite
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