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Pater Ecstaticus

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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
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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