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    rough cut got a reaction from A Ghost From Highwood in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - November 3 & 4, 2018   
    I have a feeling the London set list will be more oriented towards pop culture - as when JW plays the Bowl in LA.
     
    I don’t mind the more ‘adult’ approach to the Vienna set list (except for the excessive Harry Potter inclusion - what the hell is going on there), but since there will be a CD released, wouldn’t it have been great to have something new on there...
     
    It doesn’t have to be new-new, just those arrangements that never got a proper spot in the sun.
     
    Like the new Han Solo & The Princess arrangement, and The Book Thief Oscar arrangement.
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    rough cut got a reaction from bollemanneke in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    I like concerts arrangements.
     
    But when it comes to Window, I prefer the Prague-version over the OST.
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    rough cut reacted to Richard in How do you rate The Witches of Eastwick?   
    The film gets a 4, from me. Its a very entertaining, and very quotable film.
    The score is my #5 all-time favourite JW score, so...nothing less than 5 from me.
    THE SEDUCTION OF SUKI AND THE BALLROOM SCENE, is the single most beautiful cue that the man's ever written.
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    rough cut reacted to Jay in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    That's actually not accurate at all.

    The film studios own the music.  Full stop.  The composer creates it, and gets publishing rights as the composer [meaning they get paid everytime someone else releases their own re-recording of it], but the studios own the recordings entirely.  They are, after all, the entity that commissioned the compsoser to create it in the first place, and funded the entire process [composer salary, musician salary, recording room fees, etc].  The labels pay the film studio for a license to release the recorded music as a commercial product.
     
    There are certain cases where composers might have really good contracts that stipulate they be involved with these releases, but that is not the norm.  The norm is that the composers have no say in the matter and the labels could choose to license the music from the film studios and release them without any involvement from the composer whatsoever.
     
    The labels usually don't have to involve living composers in the process, but they often choose to out of professional courtesy.  Especially when the composer is still actively producing new scores.  You never know when your label will be asked to release the physical CD of a brand new work by a composer, because they are happy with the relationship you've established with them as you worked through their catalog releases.
     
    This is generally why scores from composers who are now deceased come out more frequently and in more complete form.  Involving the composer can make releases better in the best cases (maybe he offers a new statement or interview for the booklet, maybe he has some demo tapes in his house that would make nice bonus tracks, etc), slow down the process in some cases (if they are busy and things awaiting their approve sit around for a while because they can't make it a priority to get to it), or neuter releases in the worst cases (when they don't feel the presentation that would please most fans is the presentation they want to release). 
     
    Despite those times when that happens, it is still overall worth it for labels to seek their involvement for all the reasons already described.
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    rough cut got a reaction from bollemanneke in Film Score Monthly announces the Blue Box - Superman.   
    Buying the box is money well spent. Lots of great Superman music.
     
    But the number of Superman CDs in my collection (including both editions of Ottoman’s score and none of Zimmer’s) is growing to Home Alone-like proportions.
     
    The only franchise that can rival its massive presence in my iTunes is Star Wars.
     
    And to think Matessino has teased a new release of Superman yet again. Oh my...
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    rough cut got a reaction from kaseykockroach in Superman II / III - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records INCLUDES NEW SOURCE MUSIC FROM SUPERMAN THE MOVIE coming October 30th 2018   
    I think it is curious that 2 minutes of Private Ryan gets people to take out their wallets, but 5+ min of Superman doesn’t?
     
    Yeah, it’s an odd inclusion - but so what?
    What is the world - and JWfan!!! - coming to?!
     
    Is it because it’s source? MM should’ve put “film version” in brackets at the end of each title, maybe that would’ve helped... ?
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    rough cut reacted to TownerFan in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - November 3 & 4, 2018   
    They performed some selections from Star Wars at one of their "Sommernachtkonzert" a few years ago, conducted by Franz Wesler-Most (who stepped in for an ailing Seiji Ozawa). In 2017, they perfomed Hedwig's Theme (conducted by Christoph Eschenbach), again for one of the Summernight Concert.
     
    It's definitely the first time they're performing an entire concert devoted to Williams' music.
     
     
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    rough cut reacted to Stefancos in An Evening with John Williams at Royal Albert Hall-- October 26, 2018 (John Williams, Conductor)   
    City Of Prague Philharmonic is excellent these days.
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    rough cut reacted to Holko in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - November 3 & 4, 2018   
    Like here?
     
     
     
    Bratislava also has great parts, by the way, but yeah, if anyone goes to the Vienna concert, do yourself a favour and spend 2 days there visiting places or just walking around if you've never been!
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    rough cut got a reaction from Holko in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - November 3 & 4, 2018   
    Yeah, it’s close, just be aware that you are missing out on Vienna - a city that is frequently on the top of the list when it comes to “cities that is most worth to pay a visit in Europe”, and also one of the most influential cities when it comes to European history.
     
    That’s worth something.
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    rough cut got a reaction from kaseykockroach in Superman II / III - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records INCLUDES NEW SOURCE MUSIC FROM SUPERMAN THE MOVIE coming October 30th 2018   
    I think it is curious that 2 minutes of Private Ryan gets people to take out their wallets, but 5+ min of Superman doesn’t?
     
    Yeah, it’s an odd inclusion - but so what?
    What is the world - and JWfan!!! - coming to?!
     
    Is it because it’s source? MM should’ve put “film version” in brackets at the end of each title, maybe that would’ve helped... ?
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    rough cut got a reaction from kaseykockroach in Superman II / III - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records INCLUDES NEW SOURCE MUSIC FROM SUPERMAN THE MOVIE coming October 30th 2018   
    I think it is curious that 2 minutes of Private Ryan gets people to take out their wallets, but 5+ min of Superman doesn’t?
     
    Yeah, it’s an odd inclusion - but so what?
    What is the world - and JWfan!!! - coming to?!
     
    Is it because it’s source? MM should’ve put “film version” in brackets at the end of each title, maybe that would’ve helped... ?
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    rough cut reacted to Nick Parker in How often to do you actually listen to LLL's John Williams releases?   
    He's a misunderstood artist, Joe, please leave him away with your petty thing called "logic".
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    rough cut reacted to Datameister in How often to do you actually listen to LLL's John Williams releases?   
    Got it. The thread is about how much you love these scores, and the poll isn't about how much you love these scores. You think you have to enjoy something frequently to love it, and you agree that you don't have to enjoy something frequently to love it. And although my post quoted the exact implication I was responding to, you thought I was inserting myself into another conversation altogether.
     
    I feel much better now, glad we could clear that up.
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    rough cut reacted to Datameister in How often to do you actually listen to LLL's John Williams releases?   
    The post of yours that I was quoting was about "love"...? For your convenience, here are your words again, verbatim: "But that's just the point of this thread, isn't it? Anybody can say they love these releases, but if they so rarely listen to them, how much can they actually love them?"
     
    I'm baffled.
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    rough cut got a reaction from Martyprod in Superman II / III - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records INCLUDES NEW SOURCE MUSIC FROM SUPERMAN THE MOVIE coming October 30th 2018   
    You remember correctly, but you’re wrong about the aim of the criticism, SII was criticized for sounding like a “marching band” upon its initial release, which is  due to it’s played by a smaller orchestra (not the LSO) and poor mastering choices.
     
    But the Blue Box SII sounds great! Ken Thorne might’ve not have had the LSO to perform his score, but he did a stellar job none the less and on the Blue Box, MM brings his work justice. Disregard any negative comments regarding sound quality on the Blue Box (and I guess the re-release as well)!
     
     
    This is definitely a JW release!
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    rough cut got a reaction from TGP in How often to do you actually listen to LLL's John Williams releases?   
    I didn’t participate.
     
     
    And your attitude is extremely condescending... It’d be great if you could keep your criticism constructive.
     
    There’s no need for me to stoop to your level and retort in a similar fashion and attack your person and the way you set up your polls - I continuously see that in comment after comment on poll after poll. So much for “most people.”
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    rough cut got a reaction from Brundlefly in How often to do you actually listen to LLL's John Williams releases?   
    I have a lot of passions in my life. There’s no way to spend time on them equally.
     
    And even if music as a whole takes up a big chunk on a regular basis (I mean, who can live without music?), and JW takes up a big chunk of that, still, out of the 5 000-something tracks I have by just JW alone, on occasion, favorites are bound to be short changed.
     
    I’d say the scope of your survey is too narrow and will give you skewed results.
     
    How will results be affected by the ones who’ve travelled, who’ve had kids, birthdays, extra workload, moved apartment or just discovered a new favorite artist and are devoting time to get to know their catalogue? The list goes on and on with unknown reasons for why one might’ve not listened to one of your selected albums within the last 30 days.
     
    And saying “but 30 days is what I wanted to know” is no excuse for conducting a bad poll. It just surves a personal interest which usually confirms ones biases instead of shedding proper light on a subject.
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    rough cut got a reaction from bollemanneke in The Next Matessino/Williams/Spielberg Expansion - 2018 Edition   
    I think I’ve seen the movie twice - once in its original run in the cinema and the other one at home - and I have no recollection of the music.
     
    All I can remember is that it was noisy and neither run made me want to check out the score - or even curious about it. Which is curious in it self.
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    rough cut reacted to Chewy in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 20th Anniversary Edition from La-La Land Records   
    JESUS! There is no difference, can you at least compare the tracks yourself so you'll finally know that it is you, your imagination. Nothing was remastered, the contents of the OST were literally, COPY PASTED for this LLL release, there can't be ANY difference, not even a slight one or anything, ZERO DIFFERENCE, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I'm gonna post the comparison for every track and I hope you'll finally believe me, that's incredible...
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    rough cut got a reaction from Bryant Burnette in Bryant Burnett’s blog about Stephen King tackles John Williams discography (from 2016)   
    It ain’t hard to give credit to such a well researched, well written and honest chronology- it’s a rare find.
     
    Cool man about part #5. You should put links to all parts in each piece so that it’s easy to find and jump between them - just round up the links nice and tidy at the end of each article.
     
    Once again, well done!
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    rough cut reacted to Bryant Burnette in Bryant Burnett’s blog about Stephen King tackles John Williams discography (from 2016)   
    I'm sure there are a gajillion errors.  Feel free to point them out, and I'll correct them!
     
    No way, Thomas and the King is shite.  Although it's grown on me a little since I wrote that thing.  ONLY a little, but still.
     
    There's actually a fifth part covering 2006-2015:
     
    http://thetruthinsidethelie.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-guided-tour-to-works-of-john-williams_17.html
     
    Thanks for the kind words!  I can't really remember what motivated me to put such a thing on my King blog, but it was fun to write.
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    rough cut got a reaction from Bryant Burnette in Bryant Burnett’s blog about Stephen King tackles John Williams discography (from 2016)   
    Sometimes you find weird things on the web. Like this blog about Stephen King that has an excellent article on John Williams.
     
    It’s a four part blog entry called “A Guided Tour to the Works of John Williams.”
     
    It was written by Bryant Burnett in 2016 and doesn’t tackle the most recent scores, it doesn’t look further than 2005. That hardly matters - it compensates by going back to JW’s early days instead, chronicling his career from 1956.
     
    It’s also sensibly written, insightful and thorough as hell.
     
    Is Bryant a member here? Must be. But I can’t recall hearing about this earlier, and this really is a must read for any serious JW fan.
     
    Part 1: 1956-1967
    Part 2: 1968-1974
    Part 3: 1975-1986
    Part 4: 1987-2005
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    rough cut got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Bryant Burnett’s blog about Stephen King tackles John Williams discography (from 2016)   
    For “us JW hardcore fans” there isn’t much left to surprise us, is there? But I hardly think that is the point.
     
    That said, the piece is way too “deep” to be aimed at newcomers.
     
    I think it contains a lot of interesting info and backstory on both big, mainstream releases as well as small, obscure ones. If you exclude the 20 people who are regular posters here, I’d say there’s a lot of stuff here that JW fans might not know about - especially regarding the early years.
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    rough cut got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Bryant Burnett’s blog about Stephen King tackles John Williams discography (from 2016)   
    For “us JW hardcore fans” there isn’t much left to surprise us, is there? But I hardly think that is the point.
     
    That said, the piece is way too “deep” to be aimed at newcomers.
     
    I think it contains a lot of interesting info and backstory on both big, mainstream releases as well as small, obscure ones. If you exclude the 20 people who are regular posters here, I’d say there’s a lot of stuff here that JW fans might not know about - especially regarding the early years.
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