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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. How many people here consider themselves JW completists?

    I am a fan but I’m selective in what I pursue. I’ll go after what I like, which is most of JW’s output, but not all. JW’s catalogue is so big that I’d never be able to listen to everything anyway. I have too much already if I’m honest... But I’m glad every time I come across a piece that I like - both old and new - which occurs regularly. I then like to listen to it repeatedly so I can get to know it, and have an intimate relationship with the music. I want the music to mean something to me. But JW is the master, I’ll never stop uncovering new compositions of his, be it an unreleased track, a new composition, a new arrangement and recording, or a new performance by another orchestra under a new conductor.
  2. Williams confirms EPISODE IX !!

    Good news! Really cool to hear of an idea of a music-only-cut!
  3. THE POST - SCORE Thread

    This is a good score. It’s mellow and unobtrusive in the kind of way that JW states in the interview. Mind, I haven’t seen the film, but I’m sure it does its job more than well enough. The two source cues really stand out. They’re sublime. I could listen to a whole CD of JW’s jazz lounge music and I would still want more.
  4. Cool idea! Don’t know about integrating deleted scenes, though...
  5. Rare John Williams items.

    Here’s my rarities list: Schindler’s List 24K gold CD Superman blue box 1st printing Hedwig’s Theme promo CD single Summon The Heroes promo CD single CE3K Audio Fidelity 24K gold SACD Tintin FYC CD Dracula CD The Eiger Sanction CD The Book Thief FYC CD Lincoln FYC CD War Horse FYC CD Across The Stars promo CD single Attack Of The Clones - Focus promo CD Keisuke Wakao plays John Williams CD A slew of limited editions... Two signed JW photographs My tickets stump to JW at the bowl 2016
  6. Cool news! I’m glad they’re keeping JW in the loop, I guess they don’t really need to do it, but it is a very nice gesture.
  7. This is a cool release. The score in the movie is probably one of the most well written and important scores since... well ever. I’m glad it got a phenomenal treatment for the 40th. It really is spectacular and both discs are an interesting listen. The score outside the movie - on any of its release, still doesn’t do much for me though, except for a handful of tracks. But I will say this: The remaster really shines! We’ve never heard it like this before!
  8. THE POST - FYC (For Your Consideration) Album

    Any insights on how much the FYC differs from the OST?
  9. I’m not going into a discussion about your daugter’s paintings! You know what I mean! And by the way - reading your two posts together puts a smile on my face. I mean, just look at the analogies you’re making! I get that you are equating JW with “the greats” in your analogy, but by the same analogy your daughter is Taylor Swift, which I’m sure was the last thing you wanted to imply... Anyhooo,.. all I am saying is: Love what you love, and let others love what they love. It’s ok!
  10. Haha, just like what you like man, don’t worry about it, there’s no right and wrong when it comes to taste.
  11. A well sequenced OST presentation, where repetitive and redundant cues have been carefully weeded out, suits my listening preferences. I think it’s extremely rare for me to like every single track of a soundtrack, chronological or not. I change the order, I mix between movies, I skip tracks I don’t like, I even edit out parts I don’t like. But C&C can be fun as a curiosity. Also, they often contain little gems left out of the OST, as well as clean openings/endings.
  12. Not by me. Good post, fresh opinions, well written, yada yada yada.