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dfenton85

Member Since 01 Feb 2004
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Earthquake

09 April 2015 - 08:22 PM

I listened to Earthquake for the first time in about a decade and it is mostly really enjoyable. It in much more entertaining than I remembered, probably because my musical tastes have evolved since I last listened to it.

 

It forms a nice trilogy with The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. The City theme is a typical 70s JW disaster theme - heavily rooted in both the style of the era and his background as a jazz musician. I love its robust rendition in the Main Title and its development from solo piano to full orchestra in The City Theme concert track. The City Sleeps is another awesome cue with a lovely melody that slowly builds to an incredibly satisfying epic crescendo. It is surely one of the best "resolution" cues I can think of.  Miles On Wheels has a really cool 70s sound too.

 

So what do people here think of this score?

 

Also, are there any differences between the Varese and MCA releases? I have a copy of the Varese release and it seems to have a lot of clipping problems which is confirmed by the audio spectrum graph. I'm also hearing a bit of distortion at about 0:51 of track three. Does anyone else experience these audio issues?

 

 


Your Johnny Williams Collection

24 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

What CDs by JW are in your collection from the time he was still known as Johnny Williams? I have Fitzwilly, None But The Brave and How To Steal A Million / Bachelor Flat. I'm not really interested in his jazz / light orchestral work for those other screwball comedies. The sample clips do nothing for me. I quite like How To Steal A Million though.

 

I would like to get my hands on a copy of the Checkmate soundtrack too.


Themes / Motifs Left off OST

02 February 2015 - 04:55 PM

One of the reasons I'd love an expanded release of Prisoner of Azkaban is for the cues that feature Peter Pettigrew's theme that never made it onto the OST.

 

It made me wonder if there are any other JW themes and motifs that were omitted from the original soundtracks?

 

Mola Ram's theme came very close.


ET: 1996 v 2002 Releases

25 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

For ET, Is there anything on the 1996 release that isn't on the 2002 release, or anything that the 1996 release does better than the 2002 release?

 

Thanks.


Score Survey

05 April 2013 - 12:04 AM

I have created a 20 question survey and I would be very grateful if you could participate. It shouldn't take more than 3 minutes. The first page has general score questions and the second has composer specific questions. Once a satisfactory number of responses have been recorded, I will share the results which I believe will be quite interesting.

 

Click to take survey.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

(Also posted to Filmtracks and FSM)