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  1. MrScratch

    Kickstarter for Trumpet Concerto, with Williams conducting

    I don’t think anyone is complaining, rather weighing if it’s worth spending $50 or $25 or anything at all. I intend to back it myself, as I said, just not sure how much and if it’s worth it for me to get the CD or not. Plus there’s the strange timetable of the recording scheduled to take place before the funding period ends. So, this recording seems inevitable, kickstarter or not.
  2. MrScratch

    Kickstarter for Trumpet Concerto, with Williams conducting

    I have paid $50 (and more) for a CD before... but it was always to obtain soundtracks or music I didn't have. I already have recordings of the pieces that will be recorded here... that we know of so far. I will probably end up going $50 as it is a worthwhile endeavor.
  3. MrScratch

    Kickstarter for Trumpet Concerto, with Williams conducting

    I haven't backed this yet and I'm having second thoughts. I assume the digital download will be available for purchase..? I really would prefer to have the CD though, but $50..?
  4. MrScratch

    Kickstarter for Trumpet Concerto, with Williams conducting

    Trumpet Concerto plus the theme from BOTFOJ. This CD is clocking in around 27 minutes. Hopefully they record something else too.
  5. MrScratch

    Kickstarter for Trumpet Concerto, with Williams conducting

    $16K of $30K has been raised... I will back this but it seems like there is a good chance that it won’t meet its goal.
  6. "Placing The Stones" is not a typical score cue. Williams was not scoring onscreen action with this part of the movie, he was scoring a montage where he had an opportunity to put a big concert arrangement-style version of the Main Theme there that didn't need to adhere to specific onscreen visuals. Rarely is there an opportunity to do something like this outside of a Main or End Title credit sequence. And Williams will typically open his albums with a rendition of theme either in the form of a big Main Title statement or as a concert arrangement. So I would bet that Williams intended/knew that "Placing The Stones" would be equivalent to the Main Theme concert arrangement. A lot of the shocking imagery and brutality that is in the movie is not represented in a listening experience of the score because Williams and Spielberg left a lot of that unscored. So, hearing the Main Theme at that point in the movie makes sense given the three hours of visuals that preceded it. But hearing it at the end of a straight musical listening experience wouldn't work for me because the music itself never gets as harsh as the imagery in the movie does. The music is not horrific, it is in reaction to the horror. (Didn't Spielberg say something like in the liner notes?) So, I like the OST presentation of bookending it with the two different versions of the theme. Opening with the beautiful full statement of the theme and closing with a somber and reflective version.
  7. Awesome news! Will order as soon as it's available. I've never heard any of the leaked stuff. I like the Main Theme being at the beginning of the OST album. Without a Main Title track it makes sense to put the main theme there. I also like the two different versions of the theme bookending the album. I would not want to hear them back to back.
  8. Original. When I hear the new arrangement it just makes me want to hear the original.
  9. Amistad for score Lincoln for movie
  10. MrScratch

    John Williams: Unpopular Opinions

    I know. I was trying to be facetious.
  11. MrScratch

    John Williams: Unpopular Opinions

    This is probably an unpopular opinion... I don't like the new arrangements of Han Solo & The Princess or Stargazers. Neither is as good as the original. Both "E.T. & Me" and Gerhardt's arrangement of Han Solo & The Princess were absolute perfection.
  12. At the bottom of my list scores I wanted to see expanded, but will buy nonetheless. Maybe there is a good alternate version of HTTF.
  13. Even to my bad ears, LC sounds nothing like the LSO. I listened to this album again today, and it’s nowhere near as bad as I remember. There are very few rerecordings of Indiana Jones music besides the Raiders March. So, it’s a charming album just for that. What do you think of it, Josh?
  14. Typical lackluster City of Prague effort but the highlight of the album is a surprisingly energetic performance of The Mine Car Chase.