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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      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.

Max McGuire

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  1. I don't think JW will record with the LSO again, but I'm not too fussed about it. Like others have mentioned, TFA and BGF both sounded exquisite in terms of the recording. Total clarity but no loss of power in the low end. I saw the LSO perform some of TFA during a concert in London a week ago and it was stunning but I didn't think that they could have done a better job of recording it. Most can't describe what the LSO has over the players in LA and I think that is because it doesn't exist, it's just the fact it's the LSO...
  2. Your JW elevator pitch piece

    For pure epicness... For the chills... I'd have to hope the elevator is going up the Burj Khalifa or something
  3. Has The BFG grown on you?

    The thing with BFG is that I kind of forget it exists unless it comes up whilst my playlist on Spotify is on shuffle mode. Due to the fact I haven't listened that much means I get pleasantly surprised whenever it comes on. Like others have said, some nice moments but nothing really stands out to me. That could also be due to the fact I haven't seen the film though so I don't have much connection with the music... Needs a few more listens really!
  4. Yeah the featurette was underwhelming to say the least but it's still a nice piece. Better than nothing I suppose -_- I guess it's enough for most people who would be buying the Blu-Ray.
  5. I think Rey's theme has a really adventurous and almost enchanting feel about it. I was hooked from the very first listen from the soundtrack which I listened to before seeing the film. Now I've seen the film (5 times) I still love the theme and can't wait to see where Williams takes it in the next one!?
  6. Hello from Manchester, UK

    Hi Everyone! I just joined the forums today so thought I'd introduce myself! My name is Max McGuire and I'm a 21 year old composer/producer based in Manchester, UK. I compose a lot of music with @The Psycho Pianist who also introduced me to this site. I'm of course a big fan of JW and have been enjoying his music for years. Growing up watching Star Wars I will always feel nostalgic when I hear Han and Leia's Theme :') I come from a background of being classically trained on the piano from a young age (I did also play the violin for a few years), in my teens I also took up playing the drums and was in various bands and I went to Leeds College of Music where I studied Music Production. It was there where I discovered and developed a love for film music, and orchestral music in general! From there I started writing a lot of string music and eventually moved on to full arrangements. On occasion I will be score reading JW with @The Psycho Pianist to try and learn anything we can, or hear something to take inspiration from. I have much to learn and hopefully some of that can be done here!
  7. Hi Everyone! I just joined the forums today so thought I'd introduce myself! My name is Max McGuire and I'm a 21 year old composer/producer based in Manchester, UK. I compose a lot of music with @The Psycho Pianist who also introduced me to this site. I'm of course a big fan of JW and have been enjoying his music for years. Growing up watching Star Wars I will always feel nostalgic when I hear Han and Leia's Theme :') I come from a background of being classically trained on the piano from a young age (I did also play the violin for a few years), in my teens I also took up playing the drums and was in various bands and I went to Leeds College of Music where I studied Music Production. It was there where I discovered and developed a love for film music, and orchestral music in general! From there I started writing a lot of string music and eventually moved on to full arrangements. On occasion I will be score reading JW with @The Psycho Pianist to try and learn anything we can, or hear something to take inspiration from. I have much to learn and hopefully some of that can be done here!