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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      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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That arrangement has been around forever. I'm not a fan of the Superman-like take on Zelda.

Its a different recording by the LONDON STREAKING PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA!!, I have always wanted a "LOTR'ed" Zelda, and this is as close as I will probably get to one.

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I believe you can bring an orchestra to Zelda in a way that's organic to the games - not with lame, Superman (or Lord of the Rings, you said?) ripoff arrangements that are so generic they could be intended for anything, had they not included a famous melody or two.

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I meant, that it was a Orchestra playing Zelda themes, and the same orchestra that performed the LOTR scores. so it was Epic'ed like how LOTR's scores were Epic, even if the arrangement isn't "Organic to the games"

And the Zelda symphony sampler CD sounds awesome!

Bruce botnick!!!!!

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I meant, that it was a Orchestra playing Zelda themes, and the same orchestra that performed the LOTR scores. so it was Epic'ed like how LOTR's scores were Epic, even if the arrangement isn't "Organic to the games"

And the Zelda symphony sampler CD sounds awesome!

Bruce botnick!!!!!

It's cool, but I wish the choir had been given something to do besides sing "ah." The brass section is awesome.

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It's cool, but I wish the choir had been given something to do besides sing "ah." The brass section is awesome.

Doesn't all choir soind like that ;)

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RE: The Halo (Anniversary) re-recording.

It's fucking shit. A big disappointment, especially considering it's the capable Skywalker Symphony. A wet blanket of a performance and an even worse recording; the Marty O'Donnell original never sounded better.

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So, I listened to Skyward Sword complete score, and I have to say that I was mostly disappointed by it. I have the same problems with this score that I had with Twilight Princess score: most cue are unmemorable. They lack great themes. Where are the Gerudo Valley, Tal Tal Heights, or The Lost Woods of the new generation of Zelda games? There are nowhere to be found.

I have to admit, though, that I bloody love the main theme. And the end credits are amazing as well:

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Holy ****, guys. To hell with Zelda, Halo, whatever. Kinect Disneyland: The Music!

http://www.pyramind....and-adventures/

Pyramind Studios has partnered with Microsoft Studios to compose and produce the original score to Kinect Disneyland Adventures, an exclusive Xbox360 videogame created in partnership with Disney, Microsoft Studios, and Frontier Developments. Lead by Pyramind Studios Audio Director/Composer Paul Lipson, Pyramind Studios worked with world-renowned talent to produce an unprecedented three hundred fifteen minutes of original orchestral and idiomatic music, recorded with the eighty-piece Skywalker Symphony Orchestra at Skywalker Sound.

It's pretty astounding. Overall, this game really nails the feel of the Disney parks. The music is, of course, an integral part of the experience. Here's a taste:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGt1jB5wtuc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkvJVchpuOo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyjX3qTgKHw

:drool:

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So, I listened to Skyward Sword complete score.

There is no complete rip yet, the sequenced music (which has alot of good stuff) and various other odds and ends are missing.

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Ths thread is deader than shit. It needs to be... resurrected...

Remember when Data kept on saying he never listened to any video game score that satisfied him from start to finish? Well, I might have found the one that'll make him change his mind... If only he was still among us... :( *

Gallowmere Waltz

Scurvy Docks

Comedy Corpses

George The Pumpkin

End Titles

So, what are you guys waiting for? Go buy the OST, for fuck sake!

*Actually, I'm happy he's gone. Never liked him! :devil:

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I'm listening to Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for the first time in a long while. Any fan of Williams' Indy scores needs to get this. It's probably a better Indy score than the last Indy score.

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I'm listening to Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for the first time in a long while. Any fan of Williams' Indy scores needs to get this. It's probably a better Indy score than the last Indy score.

Yes definitely! This big meaty action music, the only problem with the soundtrack is, a good part of the music is done by synths, and very cheap sounding too. But the orchestral cues more than make up for that fact.

This will knock your socks off !!!!! The Kraken's Lair

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There's a theme in Emperor's Tomb that sounds a lot like the motif from Fast Streets of Shanghai in ToD. I'm not sure if it's a deliberate quote or not but sure sounds like it.

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This was kind of an on and off project for me, but in the last few days I finally started over from scratch and finished this thing:

TIE Fighter - Original Videogame Soundtrack

It's not 100% complete, as the flight music during the game gets arranged ingame in realtime using the iMuse engine, thus it's basically impossible to have all this music used. Yet, a great suite of inflight music from the game can be found here: Ode to Tie

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This is possibly the most beautiful thing to ever come out of a videogame.

Metal Gear Solid is my favorite game franchise after Medal Of Honor, in terms of music.

When that cue starts up when you return to Shadow Moses in Guns Of The Patriots = gaming perfection.

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Here's my latest work !

I don't think I'd ever spent so much time on a video before...I even picked up a new instrument especially for it :)

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Sweet!

Question for you Lee, what previously released track would you think is the type of cue that McCartneys songwriting style would marry with?

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Well, due to the annoyingly structured track editing of the Halo albums, it's difficult to point to a single track, but I'd definitely say:

In Amber Clad

The first three minutes of Tsavo Highway - Out of Shadow

The Ark - Farthest Outpost

Under Cover of Night

ONI Sword Base (pure McCartney intro!)

Overture (from Halo Reach)

Walking Away

At Any Cost

And of course, Halo Theme [Mjolnir Mix]

All very experimental McCartney imo (well, apart from the metal-esque last one), which is my favourite McCartney sound.

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