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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.
Koray Savas

Hans Zimmer Live Tour 2016

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I caught his Dallas show a couple weeks back. Went in with a heavy bit of skepticism, having read a lot of seemingly hyperbolic reviews on it going into it, and I was still blown away. Exceeded all expectations. That Zimmer guy sure knows how to put on a show. I was quite impressed with how well so many of his works lended themselves to a rock setting, almost like that was how he had intended for them to be played all along and he had just toned it back for use in the films. I hope he tours again sometime.

 

1 hour ago, Mephariel said:

I hope so. Zimmer needs to do something bombastic. 

 

That's honestly why, and I know I'll get some hate for this, but I really enjoy parts of Man of Steel. Zimmer had of course gone bombastic in scores before, but the chance to score a totally mindless bombastic movie (something like Transformers, for example) had eluded him. With Man of Steel, Zimmer finally got his own Transformers to score, a film so bombastic and pseudo-grandiloquent that he finally was afforded the opportunity to go totally apeshit, and the result is so balls to the wall nuts that I can't help but have fun listening to it, loud noise and all. 

 

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A DVD, Blu-ray and CD of one of the 2016 concerts - Hans Zimmer Live in Prague - are now available to buy.  The Prague concert was on 7th May 2016.

 

Hans Zimmer Live In Prague

 

I have the DVD and although I have not yet had the chance to watch all of it, it appears to be very well done.  The camerawork is very good without trying to be too artsy, something which detracts from one or two of the Ennio Morricone DVDs, for example.

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I went to the Wembley London show in 2016 and it really was a great experience. The wild and majestic Tina Guo on the cello for POTC concerto was a highlight. I didn't want to detract from the night by filming a lot so my brief recordings from my phone are sub-par and too short! So that DVD from the Prague show might be a nice idea.

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