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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.

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  1. Still better than scuffing your CD, like I did.
  2. Thanks! (Apples and oranges - I feared as much ) I am learning a lot every day
  3. Hello all you good people

    Okay, some things are harsh. Harsh indeed.
  4. I voted for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and not E.T., because I am satisfied with what there is already for E.T., even though that music makes for a nicer, more adventurous listening experience (?) And also, if I have to choose between War of the Worlds and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, I would still choose the latter. The music for Close Encounters fascinates me very much. Maybe in the same kind of way that the music for Jaws does. I have the 1998 Arista "The Collector's Edition Soundtrack" on CD, a very nice presentation, but an even more complete set with a nice booklet, I would buy instantly. So I guess my top three would be: 1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 2. War of the Worlds 3. E.T.
  5. Hello all you good people

    Life is easier here
  6. My copy was in the mailbox today Sounds wonderful, to be sure. For one thing, many fine details are now (more) audible. Lower dynamic range? Possibly. I wouldn't know. (Please make me know )
  7. My copy arrived in Norway early today, according to USPS Package Tracking. It could arrive at my place tomorrow. I haven't been as surprised and as happy about an expanded/complete soundtrack re-release since Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. That one seems to have spurned a release of expanded/complete versions of all the Star Trek soundtracks. Does that make the case for assuming that many or most all other John Williams soundtracks will also get the expanded/complete treatment? Or maybe the question is a silly one - I am not steeped in knowledge about John Williams soundtrack (re-)releases as many as you fellow forum members are. Anyway, this release is little bit of a dream come true. Jan
  8. Hello all you good people

    Hello all you good people, A John Williams fan for at least thirty years now (it started with the music for E.T.: the emotional impact - combined with the movie - was so big it felt as if the music had teared my guts out), I joined the forum and would hereby like to introduce myself a bit. My name is Jan and I am Dutch. But I am writing from the middle of nowhere (which means: surrounded by nature) in Norway, where the cold snow flies and the mountain top in dark shadows lies. For the moment, at least. Winter in Norway is long, but when you know how to enjoy it, very beautiful. Just watch all those stars and that aurora borealis, while the moon - crescent, gibbous or full, whatever takes your fancy - makes the snow glisten, a mirror image of the starry sky. Wonderful for taking beautiful photographs as well. But enough of my derivative drivel. I hope to find much inspiration and information on the forum - THE forum - about the maestro and his masterworks. And maybe even some nice conversations Bless, Jan.
  9. The Official Members List Thread (please add your profile)

    NAME: Jan Boudestein (BIRTHPLACE: Rotterdam, Netherlands) LOCATION: Sjoa, Norway AGE: 43 SEX: Male PROFESSION/EDUCATION: Archaeology & Anthropology FAVORITE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E. T., Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars Episode VII FAVORITE NON-JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): Lawrence of Arabia, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Dune, Alien3, Stargate, Star Trek: Generations, Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Interstellar FAVORITE FILM(S): See (some of) the above, I guess FAVORITE DIRECTOR(S): (. . .) SPECIAL INTEREST(S): Some chess playing, some tin whistle playing, hi-end headphones and hi-fi equipment, photography, nature. VISITING THIS BOARD SINCE: november 2016