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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.


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  1. You're right, of course, and as I mentioned earlier my little rationale was just an optimistic attempt at wishful thinking. People study online trends and those can have a bizarre effect on things like this, but I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. I think the only thing we can know for certain is that there doesn't seem to be an established "norm," so that's another thing to help continue the positive thinking. 😉
  2. There could also be some sort of delay because the OST only hit shelves about four days ago. I know the physical promo disks only get out to a select group, but having it available on the website could be seen as a potential hindrance to sales - especially considering the high profile of a Williams/SW score.
  3. THE POST - SCORE Thread

    Oh man, I couldn't agree more. "Old school Hollywood score..." Awesome! "...too sappy..." Oh, you mean to say that "the music parallels - and even drives - the emotional impact the director is actually hoping to achieve." Yeah, what a bummer. Music has been used to express emotion for centuries. Anyone who doesn't understand this is simply not worthy of the time it takes me to read his bogus review. It's unfortunate that in the era of slapped-together fast-action superhero movies that seem to be released every other week, some people have lost the ability to appreciate real filmmaking and true craftsmanship. Hey, maybe this score will suck, but I doubt it. Williams - like Spielberg - understands his craft a hell of a lot more than some troll on FSM. I'm as excited for this score as I am for Star Wars. We know sorta what to expect with that one, although of course it's still exciting.
  4. THE POST - SCORE Thread

    Yes, it will be a fantasy-variation on Leroy Anderson's work The Typewriter.
  5. For sure. Funny story regarding the Dolly song. At one point Elvis wanted to record it, but wanted her to sell him the rights to the song also. She refused and certainly made more money from the writing credit later when Whitney recorded it, so good move on her part. 😊 Nothing to do with Titanic, but since we're on the subject.
  6. Potentially true, but it wasn't her song, it was written by Dolly Parton, who still holds the copyright to the work. Licensing that song would be much different than licensing some arrangements of public domain Christmas carols. The song from Titanic is still a big money maker and a hot commodity, so I'm certain the various fees would have been astounding!
  7. Just jerking your chain, Bespin.
  8. John Williams' most recorded concert works

    Yeah the military band recordings get some weird reissues from the Altissimo label, we've tried to mitigate the nonsense but it's still an ordeal. That's the reason an album released in 1987 can have a release date of 2011 on some lists. For what it's worth though, we almost never have reissues. The only examples or cases I can think of is some of the ceremonial music releases and those really aren't intended for anything other than other military units to use for ceremonies.
  9. John Williams' most recorded concert works

    For Liberty Fanfare, this entry: "2011 United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band: We The People (Welsh, United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band/Graham)" Change the date to 1987. Also, for the 2011 Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants album "Last Full Measure," change the date to 1989. For this entry: "2008 Ceremonial Music (United States Air Force Heritage Of America Band)" Technically this album was "Ceremonial Music 2" and if you want to leave it there that's OK, but it was only 0:25" of fanfare snippets from the whole thing. For Summon the Heroes, this entry: "2011 United States Air Force Band of Mid-America: Heroes, Lost and Fallen (United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Shades of Blue Jazz Ens./Pohl)" Remove that bit about the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble. That wasn't a jazz band album. For Escapades, add this entry: 2011 Our Musical Legacy, USAF Band of the Golden West, conductors Bland/Martin
  10. New Williams fanfare at presidential inauguration?

    The inauguration fanfare definitely has a little Williams flair, I heard that same thing KM did. It's that spot with the ascending scale passage in three part harmony.
  11. New Williams fanfare at presidential inauguration?

    The group performing there is the US Army Band's Herald Trumpets, which is not affiliated with the "President's Own" Marine Band. Emailing the Marine Band may not get you very much help, although it's always possible whoever answers the email may happen to know. I believe this is an original work by the Army Band's chief arranger, Mike Brown. The Herald Trumpets are a pretty unique group and nearly everything they perform has to be arranged specifically for the ensemble (I've written a few things for them myself in years past). They play tons of high profile gigs, which means they require a ton of different tunes. And when there's an upcoming event that may require an original fanfare, Mike is the guy. (There's also the chance this was something done years ago and just happened to fit the occasion.) Chief Arranger for the US Army Band is a far cry from just being "some random guy" in the music world, but as for it being JW, I'm pretty sure we'd have read about that already. This also has some of Mike's signature sounds, which sounds at times a little like Williams and Ives having a gin and tonic together. 😄 Do let me know if you hear back from the Marine Band though, with them working together pretty closely for this event it's not hard to imagine the name of the tune might have been written on a gig sheet somewhere.
  12. Which do you prefer: Jaws or Jurassic Park?

    To me this is like deciding whether I like my left leg or right leg better. 😄
  13. Been listening to this since Friday and love how pristine the sound is. Amused to listen to Monster on the Loose and hear one trombone player holding the very first note a little little longer than the rest of the section. My kinda guy! haha In all seriousness though, what an awesome set. Haven't had time to chime in here yet but got a kick reading through this thread at comparing comments to the recording. Fun stuff!
  14. Holy crap, what fun news to wake up to. That is one big pile of awesomeness...