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Sir Hilary Bray

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  1. Really don't need reality. We're in our own world (Our own little world)
  2. The good times are coming, they'll be comin' real soon. And I'm not just pitchin' pennies at the moon.
  3. Solid breakdown of the score which arguably, by a mile, is the best thing about the film. One bit I always liked is how you hear the 'end titles' from the first film in the background of this ones -almost faint in some respects. And the main theme always sound, to my mind, quite savage which almost ratchets up tension as well as the original theme in the first film.
  4. John Barry- Beyondness of Things, Eternal Echoes, Raise The Titanic Jerry Goldsmith- Players (love this score more than perhaps I should), Masada and QB VIII (via the 40 Years of Jerry Goldsmith collection) Lalo Schifrin- Bullitt Bullitt was my first Schifrin score both listened to and brought. Great sound to it (i.e Just Coffee, The Architect's Building, Shifting Gears etc)
  5. Relatively often but looking about, there's books I've managed to re-read after a 4-5 year period.
  6. I listed to a rash of scores for the first time: Saturn 3, Elmer Bernstein Psycho (the Joel McNeely recording) Cinderella Liberty and The Reivers, Williams and then The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. For good measure I added to the playlist on my phone, the song (Dream Away Child, Sinatra) and it all tied together nicely. Love the sound of Cat Dancing throughout. Something about Williams pre-Jaws/Star Wars.
  7. Listened to a few lately, over D-Day: Michael Kamen's Band of Brothers (highlights are Parapluie and Discovery of the Camp) Williams' Saving Private Ryan and then, after, John Barry's Robin & Marian. A quietly beautiful one in its way. Such as in Over the Wall/Escape as the theme builds at a gentle canter, gradually increasing.
  8. Well, I'll definitely consider the LLL DAD release. I'm not as keen on TWINE's score beyond a couple of tracks. I'll have a look at some point.
  9. I slipped towards, what might some consider the dark side...David Arnold's Die Another Day and Tomorrow Never Dies. seriously considering the LLL expanded for DAD. My CD (brought when it came out in 2002) has packed up..
  10. Because the 90s were a long time ago. Toy Story 2 is twenty years old...
  11. Same. At uni when I went to get my Revenge of the Sith DVD. In the old HMV on New Oxford Street. I joined the queue right at the end -they drew the rope behind me and someone said, "Mr Daniels has agreed to stay to sign everyone's DVD". When I got up there, we shook hands, he asked what I did -said I was a History student, he said I was the second that day, he personalised the DVD, posed for a photo (we both took our specs off for it and he joked about it) and off I went. Nice chap in my book.
  12. John Barry's Across the Sea of Time (I went through a Goldsmith mood for Jan-March and now it's JB), this might not be an OST as such but it's wonderful. Flight Over New Year packs a wallop, it's moving, it's stirring and personally, if I ever get to New York, this would be playing in my mind hopefully. Across the Sea of Time (the track) is as good, Coney Island and The Wonder of America.
  13. As Norm MacDonald might say: "Someone explain to the folks at home what ascension means". 😄
  14. Tonight, well, to borrow a line by Sinatra on his Vegas album: "Jack Daniels...that's what it is."
  15. You Only Live Twice, Barry love the sound at the start of "Aki, Tiger and Osato", something kind of dangerous and sixties cool. You forget the film it's attached to. Other highlights "Fight at Kobe Docks", "James Bond in Japan" and a few others in between.
  16. Didn't quite make it. A lollipop for half right. 😏
  17. As the guy said when he fell out of a building, so far so good. Aside from Leia's Theme the next best part was seeing Lando. Intrigued by Palpatine but the way these films have gone, well who knows.
  18. I'm hoping the film far outweighs the title. Off to the teaser then.
  19. One more Barry, Walkabout. A quietly beautiful score. They Might Be Giants is kind of similar I suppose but still would like some more tracks for that to come to light on CD. Read somewhere Barry left the score to someone else (Ken Thorne?) to arrange for the film.
  20. Not a series as such, but Katie Derham did something about Bridge on the River Kwai's score on BBC4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00041td I still wish, probably only one, that parts of the Dunkirk score cropped up on some CD. Closest I've gotten is Heroes of Telemark.
  21. Watched a few in recent weeks, some of the latest being Bond's -FRWL, YOLT, LALD, TSWLM, Moonraker, FYEO, VTAK, Living Daylights, Licence to Kill. Over a few weeks as I say... ...and some slightly older classics, Sink the Bismarck, Went the Day Well and Fish Called Wanda.
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