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#2201 Charlie Brigden

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:10 PM

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Repeat the JWFan pledge after me: 'I hereby recognise John Towner Williams' place in the world as the great composer there has ever been, and I therefore renounce the works of Rozsa, Korngold, Herrmann, Horner, Kamen, Giacchino (unless the prophecy is fulfilled and he becomes the heir to JTW) and Goldsmith, especially Goldsmith. I understand that if I ever refer to Jurassic Park as anything less than "a masterpiece sixty-five million years in the making" I will be resigned to living out my days at the Zimmershrine.'

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:11 PM

War Horse! :joy:


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

War Horse! :joy:

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"We pop out and come into the world and music is there. We didn't invent it - it's all organised in the atmosphere by divinity or whatever. It's a miracle." - John Williams-

 

I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:49 AM

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (ELFMAN)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II (ZIMMER) (YES, I KNOW)

Mission 2 is a really fun score, despite what others say. And while there's some Zimmerisms taken to the headache inducing-extreme, a lot of it is brand new territory for Hans.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:17 PM

Ordered a bunch of stuff on Amazon I didn't have yet, all for uber cheap (mostly used)

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By Request: The Best Of John Williams And The Boston Pops Orchestra

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The Family Stone [SOUNDTRACK]

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Great Movie Scores from the Films of Steven Spielberg

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Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

By Request is the CD that really got me into JW's music. It is fantastic!
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'm looking forward to finally checking it out

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

Received:

Richard Bellis - Stephen King's IT
Leonard Rosenman - Star Trek IV
Gustav Holst - The Planets (LPO & Jurowski)


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

By Request is the CD that really got me into JW's music. It is fantastic!


I don't listen to most of it, I've never been particularly fond of its versions of much-recorded pieces like the Star Wars cues, or their sound characteristics, for that matter. It's still an essential album for the Liberty Fanfare (love that middle section) and the gorgeous Cowboys Suite.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

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Repeat the JWFan pledge after me: 'I hereby recognise John Towner Williams' place in the world as the great composer there has ever been, and I therefore renounce the works of Rozsa, Korngold, Herrmann, Horner, Kamen, Giacchino (unless the prophecy is fulfilled and he becomes the heir to JTW) and Goldsmith, especially Goldsmith. I understand that if I ever refer to Jurassic Park as anything less than "a masterpiece sixty-five million years in the making" I will be resigned to living out my days at the Zimmershrine.'

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:51 PM


By Request is the CD that really got me into JW's music. It is fantastic!


I don't listen to most of it, I've never been particularly fond of its versions of much-recorded pieces like the Star Wars cues, or their sound characteristics, for that matter. It's still an essential album for the Liberty Fanfare (love that middle section) and the gorgeous Cowboys Suite.

I will admit, upon receiving the soundtracks for most of the music I don't listen as much to By Request, although that's probably more due to my desires to hear the entire scores at once than a preference of recording. However the two tracks you mentioned are essentials, and it also has my favorite recording of "The Mission."
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

I for one love the Boston Symphony Hall acoustics on the By Request album. E.g. Theme from Superman (although a bit different version than the normal) sounds fantastic and has a sense of space and scope.

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"We pop out and come into the world and music is there. We didn't invent it - it's all organised in the atmosphere by divinity or whatever. It's a miracle." - John Williams-

 

I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:47 AM

By Request is one of the finest "greatest hits" albums of John Williams' career (albeit up to 1987) that you will find, and is a worthy addition to anyone's collection.

After all, if you went to a concert, you would almost certainly hear those types of arrangements instead of JW conducting an entire score.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

I for one love the Boston Symphony Hall acoustics on the By Request album. E.g. Theme from Superman (although a bit different version than the normal) sounds fantastic and has a sense of space and scope.


I love the sound of the hall on Williams Sony recording. But most tracks on By Request sound, acoustically, rather flat to me.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

I love the sound of the hall on Williams Sony recording. But most tracks on By Request sound, acoustically, rather flat to me.


But that's solely due to the no bass/all highs mastering of mid-80's CD's. Those high-pitched cymbal crashes on the BY REQUEST cd can destroy your eardrums.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

Yes. For the record, the Murphy-recorded Skywalker Symphony Star Wars album is also low on bass, and for a long time I thought it sounded bad, but on a decent system, it actually has quite a range. But the By Request stuff mostly seems to lack punch not just because of low bass, but a generally muddy, non-transparent 80s DDD sound.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

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"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:06 AM

Just placed the following from MovieMusic:

Krull -- 2-CD remastered edition (Horner, LLL)
Man to Man (Doyle, MSM)
Tribute Film Classics Highlights (TFC)

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:05 AM

Just bought Patrick Doyle's Frankenstein for £0.01. Kinda thought it would be foolish not to take it. ;)

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

From iTunes, I just purchased:

Horn Concerto - John Williams
Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Aldrige Grainger
"Isn't She Lovey" - Jamie Davis
"Something" - Jamie Davis
"Nature Boy" - Jamie Davis
"Groove Merchant" - Mel Lewis Orchestra
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

Also "On Willows and Birches" by John Williams.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

The New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms - Michael Kamen
Michael Collins - Elliot Goldenthal
Back to Gaya - Michael Kamen (and friends)
Planet of the Apes - Danny Elfman (LLL's edition)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

Ben-Hur (FSM)
Batman Forever (LLR)
Star Trek IV (Intrada)
Sand Pebbels (Intrada)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

Beyond Magnetic- Metallica

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

FINALLY RECEIVED! :D

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Haven't had the time to listen to everything yet but parts I and VI (in which I was most interested and listened to the most so far) sound fantastic! Real happy to have another treasure in my collection. :joy: Ki-Ki-Ki Ma-Ma-Ma! :D

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- John Barry - King Kong
- Craig Armstrong - World Trade Center


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

Beyond Magnetic- Metallica


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

Tadlow release of Franz Waxman's Taras Bulba. Heard large chunks of this score and it sounds like a powerhouse work (and recording/performance as well).

Karol - seriously thinking of adding two Conans as well.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

I'm listening to that one now. It's fantastic.

I was familar with The Ride to Dubno, of course, but there's a lot more to like about this score. The Love theme, in particular, is stuck in my head.

Out of the Tadlow recordings I've only got this and El Cid, but they're all on my to-get list.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

I've got the El Cid recording and it is great indeed. Listen to it every now and then.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:13 AM

I used some extra Amazon gift cards to get the following:

Liszt: Piano Concertos 1-2, Totentanz - Seiji Ozawa with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
On the Town (Original Cast Recording) - Leonard Bernstein
Sleepers - John Williams

I also purchased MP3's of the following:
"I've Got the World on a String" - Jamie Davis
"Perthshire Majesty" - Columbus State University Wind Ensemble

Sleepers is one of four easily accessible Williams OSTs that I haven't yet had an opportunity to purchase (the others are Rosewood, Presumed Innocent, and Stanely and Iris). I'm especially excited for this one because it's also the only officially released Williams score that I have never heard in any form before - no re-recordings, no samples, and I've never seen the film (I purposely skipped over the Sleepers tracks on Erik Wood's tribute for this reason). I'm not sure if this has ever happened before for me for a JW release, usually I've had some sort of taste-test, even if I've been willing to buy completely blind. I'm curious to see if it'll affect my impressions of the score.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:05 AM

I shelled out $39.95 for a sealed copy of The Journey of Natty Gann on eBay, but it did include free expedited shipping.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:55 PM

Good line-up there Romão. :) Very good indeed.

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I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

On the Town arrived! I'm very excited, the only other Bernstein musicals I'm familiar with are West Side Story and Candide.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

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My friend, you are going to LOVE "Altered States"! "Shoes Of The Fisherman", isn't too shabby, either...

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

I already am :) I bought it after years of heartfelt reccomendation by Peio and it is a stunning and unique piece of work. Gorgeous love theme as well
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

Bought Tadlow's re-recording of Conan The Barbarian. If I like it,then I'll also order The Destroyer.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

had to replace my copy of Carrie by Pino Dinaggio, I know it has to be in the house somewhere but I can't find it anywhere. And for me it's an essential.
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