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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      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. I'm very sure that it was a different recording in the film. But I am confused by how he explained that they redid it every time. The prequels all used the same recording from TPM. It was mastered slightly differently on each album release and presumably in the films. But on the TFA and TLJ (album), not only is the Main Title the same recording, but the mastering is completely identical.
  2. I'm pretty sure that was a new recording for the film (or else Rian Johnson is a liar). The first note sounded more powerful, and the horns sounded less obnoxiously loud at the end of the first statement of Luke's theme. I was shocked to read/hear that the album had tracked the TFA one after being happier with the new one.
  3. The only theme from RO that could be reused is the new Imperial Theme. And that's assuming that the empire is involved in the plot of the Han Solo film.
  4. Raiders' March may have been inspired by the song to a 1960's Cigarette Ad.
  5. I'm surprised no one brought up The Imperial March yet. Darth Va-der Darth-Vader Darth-Vader Darth Va-der Darth-Vader Darth-Vader
  6. I agree that main theme isn't that great. And the mix is unfortunately very dry. Still hoping to enjoy the rest of the score.
  7. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    He got replaced by JNH on the first Hunger Games.
  8. Synth Celesta vs. regular celesta

    I'm guessing that Williams used both the regular celesta and a synth celesta in Rey's Theme at 0:14. That must be why rerecordings of it by other orchestras are unable to recreate the unique sound of the original. And the same thing happens with Hedwig's Theme covers.
  9. What to expect from Episode VIII's Score?

    I'm glad they're recording a new one. As said before, it makes each film and score more unique. I'm guessing that Lucas was so obsessed with uniformity that he wanted all the prequels to sound the same. Wouldn't be the last time he tracked music from an earlier episode for that reason. I like the TFA recording, apart from some glaring issues. The first note is weak and the horns are way too loud at 0:15. The horns are supposed to be loud during the second phrase at 0:24 but they're actually softer.
  10. What to expect from Episode VIII's Score?

    More likely it's some combination of woodwinds.
  11. My Introduction

    Diverse in style, inconsistent in quality.
  12. My Introduction

    KK is hardly a Filmtracks spy. He rarely posts there anymore. I'm sure nothing here could be worse than the Filmtracks trolls... I like plenty of stuff by Zimmer but he's way too inconsistent to be one of my favorites.
  13. My Introduction

    Hi, I'm Drew. Some of you may know me from Filmtracks as Drew C. I have been lurking at JWFan for years and I have always been impressed by the intelligent and detailed discussions of film music that take place here. I have been collecting since 2009 and I currently have around 300 scores. My favorite composers are Williams, Desplat, Horner, Shore, and Giacchino. I look forward to fun times here.