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  1. I'm guessing one of the reasons may be that the Maestro feels the music doesn't make for a worthy stand-alone listening experience. I've seen the film. There's not much score. There are some statements of the theme, but repetitive, as though the same track was re-used. There's not much else apart from some brush-stick snare drumming and jaw's harp. They sound like an unruly kid hopped on the instruments and just played them like toys. Funnily enough, that reflects the mindset of the two characters. Mind you, if a score was released I'd still buy it.
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    Hal Leonard Signature Editions

    I hope this helps for reference: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-post-sheet-music/20732579 or in Australia... https://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Post-Professor-John-Williams-By-composer/9781540026170 Ordered my copy and awaiting arrival. Cheers.
  3. I posted this on the FSM forum; thought it worthy of copying it here: "Here in Australia our main supplier of these CDs is local retail giant JB Hifi. They have been advertising on their site the CDs to be available in store on 4th May. However, now that day has come and gone their website says "pre-order" only, with a "provisional" covers shown.Reading all these comments it makes me wonder if some faults have been discovered in the first batch of CDs to be pressed and JB is holding off stocking them until this is sorted out. I also noticed the French versions have covers different to the official ones shown on the starwars.com site. I also wonder if we'll be getting alternate overs too."
  4. This from MV on the FSM forums (20 April 2018) : "We have vinyl in the works. It's been forced on us. Lol. In order to get some CD deals we have to agree to do some vinyl runs as well. Nature of the business nowadays" https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=7&threadID=126479&archive=0
  5. Perhaps the reference to 2018 being one for the books means this year will be notable for having the least number of releases of works by Williams
  6. No, but near the end of the suite a bouncy riff turns up for a few bars. It evokes the feeling of the Superman riff but it's not the same.
  7. If he created the suite he may feel the suite to be the best representation of what he wrote for the movie. I find it the suite more interesting and entertaining than the music as heard in the film. If you've seen the movie, you'll hear how repetitive the score is. And yes, the playing in the film could be better.
  8. Pity about Story of a Woman but as for The Rare Breed I find the Prague Suite is just fine. I have the DVD of A Rare Breed. Music sounds like it's just the one same cue being used over and over again. One major exception: a riff turns up late in the pic which is the Superman riff - and orchestrated in a similar way. Funny to think that Superman's music was originally written for some cows. I wouldn't be surprised if Williams vetoed A Rare Breed release because all the relevant music is already out there in the suite, or he thought it would somehow diminish what he wrote for Superman, or both
  9. ... and into the jaws of a T-Rex. Going by the track list I'm guessing we're not the target audience.
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    Do you own LLL's The Poseidon Adventure?

    I couldn't answer Question 2 without there being some qualifier. The score greatly evokes claustrophobia, despair, and danger - which it was supposed to do for the film. So yes, a lot of "creeping around music". Listening to the score in that context I'd rate it 5 stars. But if one is talking about liking the score on the same level as the Maestro's hummable pop-hits then outside of the main title you won't get very far.
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    THE LAST JEDI - Disney Records OST

    JB Hifi announced they will be selling a "Deluxe" edition of the soundtrack. No details as yet. I'm guessing it will be the same CD as per the regular release surrounded by a slip case and a booklet with pics from the film. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/features/general/star-wars/music/
  12. A sign of civiilsation in decline. I actually liked the use of the various motifs in the film -especially when Superman's fanfare is first heard it doesn't end in the traditional sense but is distorted at the tail end. Matches what is happening on screen really well. The rest of the score is a bit blah, but I thought it simpatico to the RP-C approach. Zimmer's Superman theme sounded like the chorus of Neil Diamond's Shilo slowed down a lot. His BvS score sounded childish and drony to me and put me to sleep. And I don't get how sustained chords over a chugging drone bass is supposed to convey all these emotions. The RP-C scores sound like lazy sound design to me, with the occasional reliance on cheap gimmicks. There is a time and place for everything, and the fact this type of scoring is still being used clearly shows there's a market for it. But I think those decrying Elfman's approach don't appreciate how good they have things.
  13. Oh dear, so here I was, scrolling through this topic when I find the above gif. You really have a thing for masturbation, don't you?
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    The BFG Sheet music now available

    Yes, I agree regarding the continuity on the key signatures. Makes me wonder if this was an error from the transcribers and their music notaiton software, or if Williams himself intentionally wrote it that way, as if to make some artistic comment on Sophie (theme in E major) and world in which she finds herself (C major).
  15. Hi everyone, In case this hasn't been mentioned before... BFG sheet music now available in piano solo format: musicnotes only has - so far - 7 titles available digitally, whereas the hard copy folio has 2 extra selections. Publisher Hal Leonard has digital versions of all 9 cues. The piano reductions seem relatively easily arranged. No news yet on orchestral signature editions. from publisher: http://www.halleonard.com/search/search.action?_c&subsiteid=64&keywords=BFG&searchcategory=00 digital: http://www.musicnotes.com/sheet-music/show/the-bfg/0 hard copy: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-bfg-sheet-music/20331729 May everyone be well. Cheers, Peter
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