Steve McQueen

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  1. CCs reviews were one of the two major online resources (besides this forum) that helped me expand my budding awareness, knowledge and love for film scores. I don't always agree with his opinions, but I often do and always find what he has to say to be very interesting.
  2. What are your Top 5 all-time favourite songs?

    I agree with @Holko, this kind of thing changes weekly, really. Here is a current top 5. From 1987-88, Something to Believe In, by The Bangles. A good band really, some great material hidden amongst some not so great stuff. Harmonies were the group's strong point. This particular song was written and sung by their former bassist Michael Steele. Her smooth contralto and intelligent bass work was really the glue that held the group together. A beautiful song, a tad U2-esque. Drive, by The Cars. Poetically magnificent, richly sung. Atmospheric. I must say, it moves me. Somewhere, by Rich Mullins, 1988. Mullins was CCMs most distinctive poetic voice. A lot of his material has not aged well, but what has, I think, is quite interesting musically. This is a driving number delivered with his usual unrefined, yet distinctive, nasally vocals. Interesting instrumentation. Remember the Feeling by Chicago. Peter Cetera has great range here. David Fosters slathers on the production, but the interesting harmonic textures make up for it. @Bespin, j'adore la musique de Roy Orbison. Are you familiar with this song, Wild Hearts Run Out of Time? A bit overshadowed, perhaps, by the period production (which I, for one, love) but one can't go wrong with his timeless delivery.
  3. Very quickly, loose order: 1. Princess Leia's Theme 2. The Force Theme 3. Across the Stars 4. Han Solo and the Princess 5. The Imperial March 6. Rey's Theme 7. The Resistance Theme 8. Luke and Leia 9. Jedi Steps theme 10. And, of course, the Main Theme.
  4. Well, it is good to see Williams getting his due from someone. I think Clemmenson is an intelligent fellow. Williams was in great form last year, with Dear Basketball and Markings especially being truly great pieces.
  5. Official Danny Elfman Thread

    Thanks guys, I'll need to look into those scores.
  6. Official Danny Elfman Thread

    Sounds quite excellent, masterful even. The slow movement especially seems glorious. I've never really cared all that much for Elfman, but it seems he is really hitting his stride here.
  7. The Birthday Thread

    No. It is tomorrow, unofficially.
  8. Alan Silvestri's READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

    Nice throwback. I rather like it. Hope it bodes well for Silvestri and classical film scoring.
  9. The Birthday Thread

    @The Illustrious Jerry, I didn't pop in yesterday, so here's a late me wishing you a happy birthday. May each year be more illustrious for you than the last. (BTW, my birthday is in March, too. You guys can celebrate it tomorrow, if you like.)
  10. STAR WARS general thread

    Lazy? No. Misdirected, like the rest of them, but certainly not lacking effort. For me, the Disney SW films feel lazy. They just seem to follow an uninspired SW pattern by route, with a few supposedly edgy or progressive kinks.
  11. Actor Siegfried Rauch Dies

    German actor Siegfried Rauch, who played alongside Steve McQueen in LeMans (1971), has died at age 85. R.I.P.
  12. the mstrox thread

    I studied and started writing a Violin Sonatina. You heard that world, I started writing a Violin Sonatina! .....its not very good.
  13. Where's Bloodboal?

    I see.
  14. The Official Pop and Rock Music thread

    I don't know about you guys, but I really like Eric Clapton's work on this one. About as good as Phil Collins ever got, too, post 1980 anyways.