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  1. NL197

    The Official James Horner Thread

    Wow, that publicist really loves to lay on the disdain. He’s the JWFan equivalent to FSM’s late RM Eastman with the levels of arrogance and insults flying at everyone who isn’t him. He’s on ignore because I find that kind of thing he does just lame and tiresome. I’d rather focus on positives than pointless criticism. Whatever his axe is that he feels needs grinding, it’s likely a polished stump at this point. Also the only music in JADE that wasn’t used much was the Chinese source music. Most of the score itself was used. Edited as most scores are, but used in the film.
  2. The film mix of "Rose" is different to the LLL cue, in two key areas: -Sissel's voice in the LLL seems to be more distant, at times drowned out by the surrounding instruments as if the center channel was muted and all you have are her vocals reverberating in the stereo channels. It's the same in the "Main Title" which is literally the exact same recording as "A Promise Kept", but missing that center mix. When I did my own custom assembly of the score, I took the 5.1 channel version of "Rose" and added back in (delicately) Sissel's vocal so it wouldn't be as drowned out in that LLL cue. -The harp is all over the stereo mix of the LLL version and it appears as though two harps are playing through that big moment in the music where Sissel's voice soars ("I'm flying! Jack!") whereas in the film mix there seems to be only one, and it's primarily on the right channel. In addition to that some of the synth work is more subdued on the film mix versus the LLL cue. All in all I'd honestly say the film mix of that piece of music is better.
  3. I like some of the film edits, very few of them. The majority I just wash my hands of. For me I like more of the film mixes, which everyone seems to confuse. Mixes meaning cues like "Rose", which has its elements mixed differently in film compared to the OST and the intended version. Film edits are often terrible, like "Leaving Port" which butchers the Uilleann pipe "Heaven Help Us" section. I recreated the "Southampton" film edit, but without truncating the first half or fading the string section. I just liked how the trailer music was used in its place because the slower tempo added some grandeur to the shot of Rose under her huge hat.
  4. The point was not to list where pieces could be found elsewhere. The point was that it wasn’t included in the live performance film stem leak. “Dialed out” doesn’t always mean removed entirely. Sometimes it’s more a remix of the elements to quiet some down. Sometimes it’s dialing the element out by fading it away. YouTube? Blu-ray or DVD not superior enough? I said certain pieces. I mentioned one as an example. Sounds like the only thing you’re interested in is trying to one-up or counter everything I’ve said. Good for you.
  5. iD4 is my favorite score and I absolutely love the film in a very unironic, non-guilty pleasure way.
  6. The score works because that's what people are used to. But does it really truly work? Every time I've ever put the music back as intended it works even better. Especially cues like "Leaving Port" and the unreleased battle cues in "Avatar".
  7. Karate Kid got a CD release, it was just a CD-on-demand.
  8. Is the universe converging on itself?
  9. If you ever managed to digitize that, please share! I'd love to revisit those days but my stuff is long lost.
  10. NL197

    Who is your favorite film composer?

    I'm not much of a Williams fan. I'm familiar with his music as is everyone, but a "fan" of it? Not really, no. I don't care one bit for Giacchino at all, and Zimmer...Batman Begins, Crimson Tide, Simpsons Movie...that's about it. Any other answers are wrong...except no one has to recognize that complete lack of authority on a subjective topic.
  11. Sure enough it is the original release, but it's now in physical form as expected. That's all I was getting at.
  12. How so? The film's director said over a year ago that he was in discussion to get a physical version of the existing soundtrack album out there and was just a question which label was going to do it. There's no surprise in that, let alone secret. If it wasn't Intrada it'd be LLL, if not LLL, it'd be Varese, if not Varese...etc and etc. The soundtrack would have remained the same regardless of which label was pressing it to disc. I'm glad it was Intrada because it feels right that they got it but it doesn't change the contents at all.
  13. http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/sc.13/category.60330/.f4/1/2018Easter Sunday and April Fool’s coming on the same day. I might as well add to the occasion with a heads up that we’ll be releasing our latest new CD this coming Tuesday. For me it’s a corker! No, that’s not really a clue. Just an indicator of my enthusiasm for the album forthcoming. The composer, a personal favorite, scored this film at the end of his career. For Intrada, it’s a privilege to be giving this magnificent music its CD premiere. Artwork and sound samples will be posted here tomorrow eve. Orders begin shipping Tuesday the 3rd. And that’s no April Fools’s.
  14. It's literally going to be the OST just in an uncompressed format pressed to CD with new liner notes, since there wasn't any for that initial digital release.
  15. The OST was not complete, no. The "Opening Sequence" is shorter on the album, some of the smaller ambient lead-ins to several cues are missing, as well as a "vintage" sounding piano solo that leads into "200,000 Year Timeline". One short piece during the Maldives sequence, is missing as well (I think it was that one) None of the bonus feature music is from Horner.
  16. "Exponential Progress" is easily one of the loveliest pieces of music the man wrote, and that's but one in an enormously long list.
  17. "Yes yes but now? Let's eat..Come. Good food, come." "Come! Come!"
  18. 4K review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Wars-Episode-VIII-The-Last-Jedi-4K-Blu-ray/193044/#Review Blu-ray review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Wars-Episode-VIII-The-Last-Jedi-Blu-ray/130303/#Review Both reviews contain this note after reviewing the audio: Note that the digital Movies Anywhere version (included with purchase) contains a unique isolated score version of the film that is not included on disc.
  19. So as a Canadian I can pirate the shit out of it and not feel guilty
  20. Yes, it sounds like 192k mp3. Better than 128 but not as good as 320. Those waiting for it to show up on the Blu-ray are going to be waiting a long time in a faraway galaxy.
  21. Because I misread what you originally said. My apologies. Not that it's an excuse but it all boils down to one thing: Reading a message board while dealing with a 23 month old doesn't work.
  22. I haven't finished grabbing the file, I was just going by what others elsewhere were saying about what it could be, hence 'supposedly'. It's confirmed to be stereo but the source and its bitrate are unknown.
  23. Yeah, but unfortunately that's all there is at the moment.
  24. That site people get rare music from has the full file supposedly in 5.1. I'll pass the information onto who I know here and...yeah.
  25. It was a torrent site I got that audio list from. It's the full disc online, all nearly 50GB of it. Not the bonus though.
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