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I have 3 quick questions, or, rather 3 quick questions, and one that, I suspect, will probably take a little longer to answer. Here goes:

1/ on my copy of "Cinderella Liberty"/"The Reivers", there is a jazzy arrangement of the "Cinderella..." Love Theme. Does anyone know who recorded it, and when (it is definately a modern recording).

2/ does anyone know what the "overture" to "The Towering Inferno" is on the 2-disc set. I saw this film at the cinema, and there was no overture, nor entr'act, nor exit music (though it did have the most brilliant intermission point that I have ever seen!).

3/ what is the music in the second half of the "Lost World" trailer (Zimmer, perhaps?).

...and lastly 4/ why, oh why, does "...Jedi" sound sooooooo awful? Even the 1993 anthology doesn't sound too good, but the 1997/2004 re-issues are just terrible.

#3: I think you mean Hans Zimmer's "Backdraft".

Ooh, thanks for that; I'll check it out, although I have no desire to get in the way of Hans Zimmer's backdraft, f'nar, f'nar!

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Hm. Well, I did find that "f'nar" is apparently an acronym for "for no apparent reason". Which leads me to another question...

...Although I have no desire to get in the way of Hans Zimmer's backdraft, [for no apparent reason], [for no apparent reason]!

Is this sentence considered proper English?

(Another question: are the woodwinds in "Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan" awesome or what?)

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1/ on my copy of "Cinderella Liberty"/"The Reivers", there is a jazzy arrangement of the "Cinderella..." Love Theme. Does anyone know who recorded it, and when (it is definately a modern recording).

Richard, the version on that CD is Fred Karlin's arrangement recorded for his 1997 Varese Sarabande album Cool & Classic: Great Film Themes from the 70's.

@ Nick Parker, try googling 'Finbar Saunders' and you will get the correct answer to your question. :)

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I have a question: What does God want with a starship?

His chariot ran out of NOS

I've a question.

"Why is that plane dusting crops where they ain't no crops?"

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Is it just me or does the '87 Warner release of Superman sound like it's coming from the bottom of a well?

And how does the Rhino release compare?

I know, I know... Blue Box. Not really an option right now.

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What was the music used in the Schindler's List trailer?

The music in that trailer is an excerpt from Polish film composer Wojciech Kilar's 1981 choral work, Exodus. There is a good recording of it available on the Naxos label along with a couple of his other non-film compositions. I wonder if it was used as a temp track for Schindler's List, as it does indeed bear similarities to the track Schindler's Workforce?

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1/ on my copy of "Cinderella Liberty"/"The Reivers", there is a jazzy arrangement of the "Cinderella..." Love Theme. Does anyone know who recorded it, and when (it is definately a modern recording).

Richard, the version on that CD is Fred Karlin's arrangement recorded for his 1997 Varese Sarabande album Cool & Classic: Great Film Themes from the 70's.

@ Nick Parker, try googling 'Finbar Saunders' and you will get the correct answer to your question. ;)

Thanks, Omen II, I'll look out for that. Finally, someone who actually gets the "f'nar, f'nar" gag! Nice to know there are still some fellow "Viz" readers out there!

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Which recording of Edward Elgar's Falstaff is generally considered to be the best? There was a CD in the 1990's, I think, that featured Anthony Collins conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, is that one any good?

Also, what is considered to be the "best seat in the house" when it comes to a concert hall?

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The only available version, aside from Boston Pops (I believe?) recordings of the two marches by Williams.

Was there ever another version, which went out of print? :angry:

Or is this the true Original Soundtrack?

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The original score to Midway was never released, the Varese re-recording is the only version of the actual soundtrack.

However there was a 45 LP that had the two themes; Men Of The Yorktown and Midway March.

http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/catalog...hp?movieid=9665

I have this Japanese single, complete with picture inner sleve, plastic outer sleve, and an infomation sheet, printed in Japanese. I bought it from (the now defunct) 58 Dean Street Records, London, about 15 years ago, for the princely sum of £7:50. I guess that must be about $12. The only other place where you will find these two tracks is on a Japanese import of "Filmworks" c.d. Happy hunting.

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The original score to Midway was never released, the Varese re-recording is the only version of the actual soundtrack.

However there was a 45 LP that had the two themes; Men Of The Yorktown and Midway March.

http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/catalog...hp?movieid=9665

I have this Japanese single, complete with picture inner sleve, plastic outer sleve, and an infomation sheet, printed in Japanese. I bought it from (the now defunct) 58 Dean Street Records, London, about 15 years ago, for the princely sum of £7:50. I guess that must be about $12. The only other place where you will find these two tracks is on a Japanese import of "Filmworks" c.d. Happy hunting.

I have that. "Filmworks"-- it's really great. Also has music from Jaws 2, The Eiger Sanction, Earthquake, etc...

I have Jaws 2 the album, but Earthquake and Eiger have eluded me so far.

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So, I may be going to the US soon and since it's always hard and expensive to buy scores here I was thinking about trying to find some whie I'm there and get 3 or 4. So, anyway I would very much like to hear opinions on the following:

Jerry Goldsmith, I like him quite a bit but I have relatively few scores by him, I was thinking about maybe getting The Mummy, Legend, Basic Instinct or King Solomon's Mine.

From Horner, I was thinking about Legend of Zorro, I have the first one, and I like it quite a bit even if it's pretty much Willow with a Latin flavor. I would also like his Star Trek scores but I think those are long out of print.

From Elfman I was thinking about Mission Impossible or Men in Black.

I was also thinking about getting Silvestri's Van Helsing, and lately I've been getting into Giacchino so I'm also considering Speed Racer. Oh and maybe the re-recording of Psycho by Debney (or was it McNeely?)

Anyway it all depends on what I can find, and I don't think I'd buy more than 4 since the economy still sucks. I'll appreciate any comment.

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I do, I have The Omen trilogy, Poltergeist (my favorite non-Williams score), Twilight Zone and Star Trek: TMP. I got into him late, I was a "Williams-only" fan for some time, and now it's hard to find his CDs around here.

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I think Alan Silvestri's Castaway may be the shortest I can recall.

I think at its time, Goldsmith's Fierce Creatures was among the shortest at 29:13 (and that's actually the extended version made by Goldsmith himself for the album). Though if you skip the songs, Morris' Spaceballs adds up to a dazzling 7:21.

The Great Train Robbery is a good transition score to turn a Williams fan into a Goldsmith fan. Worked for me, at least.

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Here are my recommendations:

Goldsmith: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Mummy, The Omen (I don't have many by him, so I'm probably not the best to talk to)

Horner: Titanic, Casper, Field of Dreams (again, don't have many Horner scores)

Elfman: Edward Scissorhands (!!!), Nightmare Before Christmas (if you don't like musicals maybe skip this one), Big Fish, Sleepy Hollow

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Of the two Elfman choices listed, I would say Mission: Impossible. I have never listened to Men In Black, but I have troubles believing it is superior to the wonderfully atmospheric (not to say that it does not have anything else) Mission: Impossible.

"Nick", who also suggests that you do not listen to indy4's advice regarding Mission: Impossible

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