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  1. Oh, I certainly wish all the greatest success for this recording. We're being quite lucky, in this day and age, to get these kind of lavish productions dedicated to JW. Even big pop/rock names do have issues in selling records nowadays.
  2. I'll be more than surprised if DG will ever recoup the large amount of money spent for producing this recording. I hope I'll be proven wrong.
  3. Oh, yes, forgot about that. Who knows, perhaps they don't like how the other pieces turned out, or DG is keeping them on hold for other releases.
  4. "Markings" was surely recorded. I guess it might be presented on a separate future release featuring other concert pieces. From pictures and social media postings, also "The Chairman's Waltz" from Geisha was definitely recorded (featuring Lynn Harrell on solo cello). Perhaps it'll be featured as digital-only exclusive, or on a future deluxe edition release. Mutter also spoke about Leia's Theme and Han Solo and the Princess, but perhaps they weren't recorded.
  5. Article on the LA Times about the creation of the music for the theme park: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-star-wars-galaxys-edge-disneyland-john-williams-music-20190612-story.html
  6. it's all conveniently explained by Mike on the "Tech Talk" section in the liner notes. They're both great sources to work with of course. In my opinion, the film presentation offers a better, more pleasing sonic experience, but we're talking about personal preferences here. One doesn't necessarily supersede the other. I'm glad Mike was able to preserve both presentations and that they're available together on the same album. Couldn't be better than this.
  7. I'd say the film presentation, but keep in mind that they're mostly different takes and mixes than the OST album (like Dracula, for example).
  8. Yes, specifically better than the 2007 version (it was sourced from better-quality elements, btw). I love how "Audience with the Holy Father" basically foreshadows the death of Yoda sequence in Jedi. The score is also Previn-esque in some of the lyrical moments (the variation on the Gloria material at the end of "Santoni's Compassion" reminds me of the theme from The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse.
  9. The OST remaster sounds better than the 2007 version, it's warmer and more natural (i.e. less loud). The film version presentation sounds significantly better, it's a crisp, warm Tomlinson recording that finally shines.
  10. Here's the new installment of the "Legacy Conversations" series: the new episode features an engaging and wide-ranging interview with film composer Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot), who talks about being inspired by the music of John Williams since childhood and how it led him to a career as a film composer in Hollywood: https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/06/10/joe-kraemer-podcast/
  11. The trumpet main theme as heard in the end credits (opening track on the album) has certainly some of those Southern Italian-esque traits in common with the famous "Godfather Waltz", so perhaps that was a suggestion from the temp track. The similarities however pretty much end there. The score doesn't sound anything like The Godfather. (I'd love to know what Nino Rota thought of John Williams, though. He was very knowledgeable on Hollywood film composers, Alfred Newman was his favourite).
  12. Chris Bacon has been credited as additional composer in many Elfman's scores at least since 2014. This is the first time he shares front credit with him, though.
  13. Sorry, it is not a hint by any means. I don’t have any insider info. It’s just a rational hope based on common sense.
  14. I'd suggest you guys to sit down and relax. I'm sure that whenever Hook will reappear (be it on LLL or Sony Soundtracks) everything will be done properly and all the issues will be addressed. In the time being, enjoy what you have and whatever else is coming soon.
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