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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      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. So today I decided to do something I’ve never done. I put my Home Alone 25th Aniversary CD in my Xbox One and noticed the music App grove recognized the artist I’m guess and cycles through these two photos. Anybody know now why this is? It can’t because the CD is available for digital purchase...
  2. I was thinking about the famous "I'm flying" scene from Titanic and, in particular, the precise moment where the music reaches its emotional climax. On paper, you might expect the score to swell at the moment Jack and Rose kiss, but it actually reaches its emotional peak a few seconds later when Rose reaches up her hand to hold Jack's head closer. The moment becomes a lot more sensual and somehow more romantic as a result. I realise this is just intelligent, intuitive film scoring, but the timing of these things always fascinates me. (2:09) Another example off the top of my head is the final scene in Home Alone when Kevin and Old Man Marley share their moment through the window. One could score it so the music swells when Marley raises his hand in greeting, but Williams holds it for that little moment longer until Kevin returns the gesture, when both characters have completed their arcs with regards to each other. This video below actually has the alternate “O Holy Night” version of the cue too, and you can see the emotional journey is exactly the same in both pieces of music. (00:47) I’m curious to know if you can think of any other examples like this. Moments where the music could reach an emotional peak at one moment, but actually climaxes at another for a stronger emotional impact.
  3. Fellow JWFanners, with the upcoming release of expanded score to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, I have decided to enrich my music collection with it and other La-La Land JW releases. However, I am relatively new to La-La Land Records JW-wise and so basically, I would like to get an advice on what's worth buying. Right now, the scores that I am considering buying (apart from the E.T.) are: Home Alone (25th anniversary), Home Alone 2, The Fury, Rosewood, Empire of the Sun, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection (so basically every one that's available). However, it's lot of money, so I would like to be sure that I am getting their worth. Quality of the sound is very important to me, but I don't expect that's an issue. I also care very much about the presentation of the set a and the liner notes. And also a logical track order is a good thing. Another very important (other things considered, maybe the key) thing is how definitive the release is. I won't mind spending $150 as long as I won't be tempted to do the same again for the same score (at least not for many years). So I would like to know if all these sets are definitive and if some aren't, then why. I am also interested in anything else you can share about the release and also very helpful would be your "all-things-considered" opinion, whether the sets are worth the money (even if they are indeed complete). The music itself, paradoxically, isn't such a concern to me. I mean I have heard all of these scores, except Rosewood and The Fury, in their un-expanded form, and I am not worried that I would not like the music itself (it's JW, after all). And based on what I read, I think I am going to love The Fury. With Rosewood, it's a bit different. Ideally, I wouldn't buy it right now, because I know neither the score (except for Look Down, Lord) nor the movie and I actually don't have any "inspiration" to buy it right now (except for that it's by JW), however, since it's a limited edition, I would rather buy it now (if it's definitive) than then regret not doing so in the future. So to sum up: I really want to own these scores, but I don't exactly have money to buy every single album released, so I really want to make sure these releases are the definitive presentations of theses scores and they contain pretty much everything we can possibly ever get (excluding bootlegs), and since they are limited, I don't want to wait around until they are sold out. So should I buy them? I hope you can give me some helpful insights into my dilemma. I also have a second question, about the Home Alone scores. I read in the E.T. score thread, that a Home Alone box set should be released containing the expanded scores from the first and second movie. Is it true or was it a joke/guess? Thanks for your comments!
  4. Hi everyone, I saw this just now... http://mondotees.com/collections/music/products/home-alone-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-2xlp I'm not into the current vinyl craze, but the artwork on this release sure impressed me. Cheers, Peter
  5. http://www.facebook....31953754&type=1 http://www.facebook....31953754&type=1 Available to order at 1PM PST on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at http://www.lalalandrecords.com/ and other fine retailers.