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OFFICIAL John Williams Top Ten Cue List

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Ok fellow JW Fans, here it is.

The year is 2006, we have nothing to look forward to at the moment.

We've had 4 major releases in the last year, but plenty of time to digest each of them.

Several years ago we did the OFFICIAL TOP TEN JOHN WILLIAMS ALBUMS.

At that time others wanted to do a Top 10 cue list, but we never got around to doing it. Believe me its alot of work to do this.

So, here are the rules, please follow them, or your choices may not be counted.

1. Please list your Top 5 cues. Yes thats right, just list your TOP 5 cues.

But wait a minute, this is a Top 10 cue list, but since there are so many more cues than albums, I ask that you limit them to 5. I will still be able to come to a consensus on the Top 10 based on your choices.

If you put more than 5, I will just count the first 5. If you put them in order with no preference then the preference will be based on your order.

2. You must put the album it comes from That way, say what if Poster X puts down a Jaws cue that is identical to Poster Y's cue from a different Jaws release, I will know how to count it.

These are simple rules, please follow them, and your choices will be counted.

Well let this run for at least until June 1st, and then I will start to put it together.

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5 is tough, but here goes. EDIT: NOW IN ORDER

Harry's Wondrous World - HP:PS version (2001 OST if you want an actual album)

The Asteroid Field - ESB (1997 SE)

Prologue - Hook (1991 OST)

Remembrances - Schindler's List (1993 OST)

Where Dreams are Born - AI (2001 OST)

And before anyone says anything, I know Adventures on Earth isn't there. Deal with it.

Good idea for a topic, by the way Joe. Looking forward to see what the winners are.

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1. "Lifting Susan" - The Fury (2-CD limited ed./complete score)

2. "Throne Room/End Title" - Star Wars (RCA)

3. "The Miracle of the Ark" - Raiders of the Lost Ark (expanded release)

4. "Epilogue" - The Fury (2-CD limited ed./original soundtrack album)

5. "Munich, 1972" - Munich (original soundtrack album)

"Lifting Susan" 3:23-3:39 - if that isn't the most apocalyptic music I've ever heard. It's incredible, but it can't be fully appreciated without the support of the rest of the track.

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Journey to the Island (JP)

Harry's Wondrous World (HP:PS)

Going to School (MoaG)

The Ballroom Scene, Alternate (Witches of Eastwick, complete)

Overture (The Cowboys, not original album but same content - no idea where it came from originally)

I chose the alternate Ballroom Scene because of the deeper rendition starting at 1:12 - makes the melody sound so incredibly rich :D

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Journey To The Island (Jurrasic Park)

Setting The Trap (Home Alone)

Presenting The Hook (Hook)

Prelude and Main Title (Superman Rhino set)

Indy's First Adventure (The Last Crusade)

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1. "Prologue" from JFK (1991 OST)

2. "Love Theme" from Superman: The Movie (2-CD Rhino)

3. "End Titles" from Jaws (Collector's Edition)

4. "Princess Leia's Theme" from Star Wars (RCA Special Edition)

5. "Raiders March" from Raiders of the Lost Ark (Expanded - I guess, I don't actually have this one)

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1.) Journey to the Island - Jurassic Park (OST)

2.) The Battle of Hoth - The Empire Strikes Back (2-Disc Collectors Edition)

3.) Hymn to the Fallen - Saving Private Ryan (OST)

4.) "Destiny"..."Canneloni"...and the Tale of Viktor Navorski (Reprise) - The Terminal (OST)

5.) Escape/Chase/Saying Goodbye - E.T. (20th Anniversary Edition)

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1. The Reunion (A.I. OST)

2. Harry's Wondrous World (HPSS OST)

3. Ben Kenobi's Death / TIE Fighter Attack (Star Wars 2-Disc Collectors Edition)

4. Fawkes the Phoenix (HPCOS OST)

5. Journey to the Island (JP OST)

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1.) Adventures on Earth (E.T. Original Album)

2.) Buckbeak’s Flight (HP:PoA OST)

3.) Somewhere in My Memory (Home Alone OST)

4.) End Credits from Far and Away (Far and Away OST)

5.) Jonathon Begins to Draw/The Landing (Amazing Stories: The Mission)

Ray Barnsbury

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Imperial March (ESB Soundtrack)

Theme From "JAWS" (MCA Release)

March From Superman - The Movie (2 CD Official Soundtrack)

Love Theme From Jane Eyre (Official Release)

"Dracula" End Titles - (Official VS Release)

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1.Schindler's list-Theme from Schindler's list

2.Star wars-The phantom menace-Duel of the fates

3.Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets-Fawkes the Phoenix

4.Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone-Hedwig's theme

5.Star wars-Attack of the clones-Across the stars

None too obscure I know, but these cues always have a great effect on me.

Peter :mrgreen:

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1. Adventures On Earth (E.T. 0riginal soundtrack release)

2. Blown To Bits (Jaws The 20th Anniversary release)

3. Journey To The Island (Jurassic Park Original Soundtrack release)

4. The Asteroid Field (The Empire Strikes Back 1997 SE release)

5. The Desert Chase (Raiders Of The Lost Ark DCC/Silva screen expanded release)

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Off the top of my head:

1.) Harry's Wondrous World (SS)

2.) Omaha Beach (Saving Private Ryan)

3.) Going to School (Memoirs of a Geisha)

4.) The Chairman's Waltz (Memoirs of a Geisha)

5.) Reunion of Friends (CoS)

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1. "The Throne Room/End Title" (Star Wars - 1997 RCA Special Edition)

2. "Desert Chase" (Raiders of The Lost Ark - 1995 Re-issue)

3. "Theme from Schindler's List" (Schindler's List - OST)

4. "The Asteroid Field" (The Empire Strikes Back - 1997 RCA Special Edition)

5. "Hedwig's Theme" (Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone - OST)

Justin

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So I'm assuming you mean 'track', and not necessarily 'cue', which is different, as some cues are edited or never released on an album. In any event, this is extremely difficult, as it should be, to limit it to 5. Curse you!

My Top 5, in order, are as follows:

1. Escape-Chase-Saying Goodbye (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary)

2. The Visitors-Bye-End Titles (Close Encounters of the Third King: Special Edition '98 Arista)

3. Journey to the Island (Jurassic Park OST)

4. Farewell Neverland (Hook OST)

5. The Rebel Fleet-End Title ('The Empire Strikes Back '97 RCA)

Chances are, since there is so much time left until these tracks are compiled, I will be biting my nails over the choices. I will try to keep them as is. Right now I'm pretty happy about them. :)

Tim

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This is like Sophie's Choice. Almost impossible to pick just 5 but if I had to choose only 5 that I'd be allowed to listen to:

1. TIE: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981 Polydoor CD) & Desert Chase (Raiders Of The Lost Ark - DCC CD)

2. Escape / Chase / Saying Goodbye (E.T. 2002 CD)

3. Darth Vader's Theme (Imperial March) (Empire Strikes Back 1997 RCA CD)

4. Can You Read My Mind (Love Theme From Superman) (2001 Rhino CD)

5. Rememberances (Schindler's List 1993 MCA CD)

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1. Battle of Endor II (Return of the Jedi 1997 RCA Special Edition)

2. Escape/Chase/Saying Goodbye (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary)

3. The Visitors/Bye/End Titles (The Special Edition) - (Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Special Edition '98 Arista)

4. The Search For The Blue Fairy (A.I. - Artificial Intelligence OST)

5. Anakin's Betrayal (Revenge of the Sith OST)

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1. "Clash of the Lightsabers" - The Empire Strikes Back, 1997 edition

2. "Adventures on Earth" - ET, 2002 edition

3. "Main Title" - Star Wars, 1997 edition

4. "The Quidditch Match" - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, original soundtrack

5. "A Prayer for Peace" - Munich, original soundtrack

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1. Escape/Chase/Saying Goodbye (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary)

2. Leaving Ingrid - Seven Years in Tibet

3. The Visitors/Bye/End Titles (The Special Edition) - (Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Special Edition '98 Arista)

4. I Could Have Done More - Schindler's List

5. The Chairman's Waltz - Memoirs of a Geisha

This is very very hard. There are at least 30 tracks that could've been here.

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1. Battle of Hoth ('04 Special Edition Release)

2. The Asteroid Field ('04 Special Edition)

3. The Battle of Yavin ('04, I guess)

4. The E.T. Track that Merkel Mentioned

5. Departure of Boba Fett ('04)

I'm sorry that they're mostly Star Wars tracks, but I haven't gotten a chance to listen to other John Williams cues :cry:

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1. Star Wars Main Title/The Rebel fleet (A New Hope; 2004 Sony release)

2. A Window To The Past (regular Prisoner Of Azkaban release)

3. Visitors/Bye/End Titles (expanded release of CE3K)

4. Fawkes The Phoenix (regular Chamber Of Secrets release)

5. Journey To The Island (Jurassic park album release)

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Alright, alright. These are the top 5 that I'm writing down and I'm not going to look at it again. Damn this is tough.

1. The Battle of Endor II- Return of the Jedi (RCA Special Edition)

2. Prelude and Main Title March- Superman (Rhino complete)

3. Indy's First Adventure- Last Crusade (OST- although the unreleased section is the best part of the cue)

4. Anakin's Betrayal- Revenge of the Sith (OST)

5. The Quidditch Match- Sorcerer's Stone (OST)

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trying to get 6 for 5 won't work with me.

Alright....my absolute #1 choice will have to be:

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981 Polydor).

I am a bit confused as this shows up as 'End Credits' on the DCC version. But you know the Version of the Raiders march I mean. So for this exercise which title do I and others use?

Polydor: 1. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

DCC Expanded: 18. End Credits

Will they both be counted as the same thing like

'Escape/Chase/Saying Goodbye' and 'Adventures On Earth' will Be?

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1) The Battle of Endor II (Return of the Jedi - 1997 Edition)

2) Adventures On Earth (E.T. - 2002 Re-release)

3) You Are The Pan (Hook - Original Album)

4) Journey to the Island (Jurassic Park - Original Album)

5) Leia's News/Light of the Force (Return of the Jedi - 1997 Release)

This may change, though. It was incredibly hard for me to come up with this list.

Ted

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Yes, I almost missed it.

But hear we go:

1. Joyrney to the Island(JP , Ost)

2. The Returnees ( CEot3K ,98)

3. Remembrances (Schindler's List, OST)

4. The Final Duel (ROTJ , 97 release)

5. Anakin's Betrayal (ROTS , OST)

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I think this thread should be made a sticky again so that it doesn't slip to page 2. I'm interested to see how this turns out.

Ted

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Wow since this is the official list - I will participate.

1- Journey to the Island (JP)

2- Adventures on Earth -ET

3- Duel of the Fates - TPM

4- Indiana Jones TLC End Credits - IJLC

5- Jaws - 1st Barrel Chase (Jaws)

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01) Escape - Chase -Saying Goodbye (ET: 20th Ann.)

02) Theme from Poseidon Adventure (Poseidon FSM release)

03) Remembering Petticoat Lane (JP)

04) Love Theme from Episode II (Star Wars Episode II)

05) The Reunion (AI)

These are all the original albums--original recordings--just incase you arn't sure.

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1. Superman March (Superman)

2. Map Room: Dawn (Raiders)

3. Fawkes the Pheonix (Chamber of Secrets)

4. The Visitors/'Bye'/End Titles: The Special Edition (Close Encounters)

5. My Friend, The Brachiasarous (JP)

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1. The Asteroid Field (Empire Strikes Back, 97) [Action Music at its Best]

2. Journey to the Island (Jurassic Park) [Adventerous Music at its Best]

3. Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader's Trap/Departure of Boba Fett (Empire Strikes Back, 97) [Dark/Dramatic Music at its Best]

4. Hedwig's Theme (HP: SS) [Deviant and magical music at its best]

5. Fawkes the Phoenix (HP: CoS) [Music that truly just flows 100% perfectly.]

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Since Joe's idea for the Top Ten list a few years ago is what actually got me to register here, I'll be more than happy to participate in this list as well.

#1 - The Cowboys Overture (By Request)

#2 - Journey to the Island (Jurassic Park)

#3 - The 'Float' (Catch Me If You Can)

#4 - Fawkes the Phoenix (The Chamber of Secrets)

#5 - The Battle of Hoth (The Empire Strikes Back Disc 1 [1997])

Anthony - who can think of about a dozen more tracks that deserve to be in the list.

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