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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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Yeah, it's gonna be nice.

In other news, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series, there's going to be a world-wide tour of an orchestra performing music from the series.

Wow, missed that post! If that means we'll get a CD released in the end, then I say: HELL YEAH! There are so many great themes I would love to hear in orchestral form. So far, we only had the main theme, played over and over in video games concert, but there is so much more! Give me an orchestral version of Gerudo's Valley, The Lost Woods, Dark Overworld, Tal Tal Heights, The Ballad of The Windfish !!

Talking about Tal Tal Heights and The Ballad Of The Windfish, here is a great classical guitar arrangement featuring these two cues (the second one appears at 1.42). I don't generally like classical guitar, but this one kicks major ass. Make sure you listen to it. The end is absolutely great:

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Here's the news from ZeldaUniverse.net:

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Club Nintendo has just been updated with some info on the new OOT3D Soundtrack CDs. The giveaway will be only for the US and Canada, it starts on June 19th, which is the day of release for the game. There will be 50 tracks, some never before released, and one orchestrated track. Miyamoto hinted at the CD only being given to the people who register OOT 3D on Club Nintendo first, on a first-come-first-serve basis, turning it into a friendly competition, something new for Club Nintendo. Sounds pretty good, right?

More info after the jump!

Now, when OOT was first released, the official soundtrack was released in Japan as well, with a whopping 82 tracks, covering nearly the entire soundtrack. The US release, however, was truncated down to 35 tracks, so albeit these “never before released” tracks were on the Japanese soundtrack, but not ours. And the orchestrated track is most likely going to be the one orchestrated track we posted on previously. But it still sounds pretty good.

This was all announced at Nintendo’s E3 presentation, where Miyamoto also stated that there would be a concert tour in every main region. The dates for these will be announced in the Fall, so you Zelda fans can be looking out for those. Another CD, being released in conjunction with the Skyward Sword release will be featuring the music from these concerts, so be sure to grab that too.

UPDATE: The CD’s will be available in other countries, check the comments below for the stories (everyone’s linked to them).

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I was just listening to Griskey's score to "The Force Unleashed" last night and thinking how it's far and away much better than anything they're putting on screen in films these days.

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This thread needed to be bumped, so there you go.

Just to remind Zelda fans that the music from The Legend Of Zelda Orchestra Worldwide concerts, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series, will be released on CD on the same day as Skyward Sword.

Here is a "sample" that was played at the E3-conference. Some cool stuff here (especially the ending). Not as good as I hoped it would be, but still good nonetheless.

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This thread needed to be bumped, so there you go.

Just to remind Zelda fans that the music from The Legend Of Zelda Orchestra Worldwide concerts, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series, will be released on CD on the same day as Skyward Sword.

Here is a "sample" that was played at the E3-conference. Some cool stuff here (especially the ending). Not as good as I hoped it would be, but still good nonetheless.

Is that the FireGS remastered version?

http://www.zeldauniverse.net/?powerpress_pinw=25626-podcast

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I guess I can't argue since MOH is one of my favorite scores of any medium, but really Quint?! ;)

Ratchet & Clank has some good music throughout the series, but it's all heavily ripped off Zimmer's pirate music. I still love it, though:

That's not the music i was referring to! I was referring to his good music, from the Ratchet & Clank 1-3 series and Size Matters & Secret Agent Clank.

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Is that the FireGS remastered version?

http://www.zeldauniv...w=25626-podcast

To be perfectly honest, I have absolutely no idea.

P.S.: The link doesn't work.

Here is the working version: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17797837/E3%202011%20Nintendo%20Press%20Conference%20Intro%20-%20Live%20The%20Legend%20Of%20Zelda%20Orchestra%20%28with%20download%20link%29.mp3

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As I'm about to play at Monkey Island 2 for the very first time today, I say let's celebrate this amazing larger-than-life event with some music ! (I've heard that before...)

You're in for a treat (or, I assume, you've already realized that by now ;)). MI2 is still one of my absolute favorite games of all time!

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One hint (no spoilers), be sure to buy a feather before you try to climb the great tree.

They might have fixed it for the SE, or perhaps it only ever happened in the Amiga version, but the first time I played MI2, I didn't buy the feather until afterwards, and half the game later I got stuck because of that and had to start over.

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As I'm about to play at Monkey Island 2 for the very first time today, I say let's celebrate this amazing larger-than-life event with some music ! (I've heard that before...)

You're in for a treat (or, I assume, you've already realized that by now ;)). MI2 is still one of my absolute favorite games of all time!

Yeah, just when the menu popped up, I knew I was going to prefer this one to MI1. Everything is better than the first episode: the design, the music, the humor, the locations... Good. This is good...

One hint (no spoilers), be sure to buy a feather before you try to climb the great tree.

They might have fixed it for the SE, or perhaps it only ever happened in the Amiga version, but the first time I played MI2, I didn't buy the feather until afterwards, and half the game later I got stuck because of that and had to start over.

OK, thanks for the tip! ;)

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Sorry. I meant those Monkey SEs.

The soundtracks will be included on the Monkey Island: Special Edition - Collection released in Europe in September.

Actually, where did you get this info from? Because I can't find anything about it on the net, and the description at Amazon might just be poorly worded and refer to the re-done soundtracks in the games themselves.

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Jesse Harlin himself told me, so I'm pretty sure it's accurate.

He was asked if he had any interesting unreleased content to include in the collection, and he was just like "Well, how about 3 CDs worth of music?". Also the MI2-soundtrack (which in-game consists of severeal snippets that get mixed in real-time through iMuse) is pre-mixed of course, to offer somewhat of a "listening experience". :D

Also the Amazon-description lists the soundtracks under "All-New Monkey Island Special Edition Collection Bonus Content", whereas the remastered music per se is listed under the general features of the games.

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Also the Amazon-description lists the soundtracks under "All-New Monkey Island Special Edition Collection Bonus Content", whereas the remastered music per se is listed under the general features of the games.

Yes, but I was afraid that might just have been confusion on Amazon's part. But your semi-official statement sounds good. :)

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Just stumbled upon this:

It is the only orchestrated track of Ocarina of Time 3D soundtrack (why in the name of fuck did they just recorded one track? I have no idea!). It features probably the best version of the main theme in orchestral form at 1:27.

By the way, if anyone was interested in buying the The Legend Of Zelda 25Th Anniversary Symphony CD, you should know that it seems that it will only be offered with Skyward Sword, and it will not be released individually.

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By the way, if anyone was interested in buying the The Legend Of Zelda 25Th Anniversary Symphony CD, you should know that it seems that it will only be offered with Skyward Sword, and it will not be released individually.

I am sure it will turn up as an individual purchase just like the Zelda Collectors Edition disc did/has.

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