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  1. Although they have the same producer, James Fitzpatrick.
  2. I was mainly talking about the material heard in the first post of this thread which of course isn't the entire thing, not the subsequent videos where you can hear the longer piece under all the crowd noise at the event. I wish we could hear the complete piece in good sound.
  3. Incanus

    Across the Stars for Anne-Sophie Mutter

    This year apparently:
  4. Of course. But I guess Williams was going for a broader stylistic arc for the piece which seems like a "welcome to Star Wars Park" type of jubilant and grandiose introduction piece.
  5. Agreed. Yes in all honesty some of their re-recordings of these individual pieces are atrocious.
  6. This new music is wonderful stuff. It feels closer to Williams' celebratory pieces for big public venues or celebrations with a broader jubilant feel to it. Definitely full of those little flourishes and stylistic details that make it almost instantly feel like Star Wars, although I am a bit surprised that the melodic hook is not catchier. I hope they will release this music at some point.
  7. Oh don't lambast the orchestra entirely for some of their compilation work since they have shown how great they actually are on dozens of wonderful complete score reconstructions and re-recordings. Their compilation work is such a bundle of hit-or-miss though, sadly often on the miss side. Perhaps it is because of short rehearsal periods, bad arrangements or some other extenuating circumstances.
  8. Incanus

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    The Mummy (Intrada release) by Jerry Goldsmith: One of my favourite late career Goldsmith scores and such a fun, energetic and colorful action/adventure score.
  9. Incanus

    Across the Stars for Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Glad to see Williams is taking his arranger skills to a new arena: cakes! And a good choice: Schwarzwald cake is delicious! Oh and wonderful that Mutter recorded Markings with Williams! Hopefully they will release it sooner rather than later!
  10. Incanus

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Plus Zimmer had his little lawsuit with the Holst Foundation for borrowing a bit too liberally from Mars Bringer of War. I wonder how did that end eventually. Did he have to pay them a settlement or was the case ruled in Zimmer's favour? Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams The Golden Compass by Alexandre Desplat
  11. Incanus

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I think Ridley Scott's musical tastes have a lot to do with who he chooses as the composer for his films and he has had a long collaboration with Zimmer and Co. Also I am sure the aim was to steer away from the old fashioned scoring of the sword and sandal epics and modernize the whole genre which I guess Ridley tried to do later with Kingdom of Heaven and Robin Hood. Plus this score pretty much started the trend of duduk and Middle Eastern wind instruments and an exotic female vocals featuring in every other film even remotely concerned with the Antiquity or that particular area of the world. Personally my regard for this score has lessened over the years but I can't deny its wide influence.
  12. Incanus

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Thirteen Days by Trevor Jones: A very entertaining drama score with a mix of patriotic warm Americana and nail-biting steely suspense writing. Love it. War of the Worlds by John Williams: This has really grown on me over the years and it has some of the most fantastic doom-laden writing and angry violent action material. I Am Legend by James Newton Howard: The religioso main theme and choral work are the most appealing elements of this one. At 40 minutes the album doesn't outstay it's welcome and offers a nice selection of the score without becoming too repetitive. Avatar by James Horner
  13. Incanus

    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Les Misérables by Basil Poledouris Hellboy by Marco Beltrami Brothers Grimm by Dario Marianelli Rosewood by John Williams Amistad by John Williams Lair by John Debney How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World by John Powell Damnation Alley by Jerry Goldsmith Powder by Jerry Goldsmith City Hall by Jerry Goldsmith 13th Warrior by Jerry Goldsmith
  14. Incanus

    The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW

    Another great interview Maurizio! Keep 'em these articles coming!
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