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  1. Was half expecting JW to act surprised and say “Oh hello there, I didn’t see you come in”
    8 points
  2. This video and performance made me shed a few tears. This was phenomenal. The sheer power that music has in uniting people. God bless Maestro John Williams, Keith Lockhart, and all the members of the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops who did this. A perfect way to thank all doctors, firefighters, police officers, first respondents and those who work to provide essential needs for many people.
    7 points
  3. Can we please get a weekly JW TV show where he shows us how to make happy little tunes? Like Bob Ross?
    5 points
  4. For overall significance to the film series, ROTS. It's the perfect ending to what was the end of the SW saga. None of the other endings make as much sense or have as much meaning. For purely the music, I prefer the TFA version. The TROS version is a pointless rehash in more ways than one. Should have ended on a grand orchestral swell on Rey's theme. But so little of TROS makes sense any ways.
    5 points
  5. I like these energetic and bombastic performances , I wonder if you can have better quality versions than You Tube (go You Tube and check out the playlist) .There's rare stuff like BFG , Patriot, Book Thief Concert Suite, extended Men of Yorktown march (better performance than Lockheart) and amazing The Lost world Frankly, these are better than a lot of the compilations we got recently
    3 points
  6. Those for sure would be a "top 3 Gothic" alone, but I mean it very generally to refer to the darker, melodramatic, almost (but not quite) operatic side. So not just the actual period Gothic setting of those pieces, but the American gothic of pieces like Nixon or Black Sunday or even Minority Report, bits of Sleepers. The Kryptonian act of Superman which I love. "The Hungry Sea" episode of Lost in Space, that weirdly explosive First Act Finale from Fiddler on the Roof. Gothic in the way ANH is that none of the other episodes quite are (possibly due to the darker sound of its recording). TLJ min
    3 points
  7. Let's not forget that he is 88 years old! His fingers are flying around like he's 28! That is what made me cry, more than the fact that it is a rare thing to see John Williams perform more than a couple of notes on the piano.
    3 points
  8. I’d pick Revenge of the Sith for sure. The storytelling connection to Luke’s moment in Ep 4 is a very satisfying way to wrap up those first six films. You might even say it rhymes! I think JW could have come up with some great alternatives for the sequel trilogy. Thoughts?
    2 points
  9. "Hey baby, did I ever tell you how I found the 24 track masters of......"
    2 points
  10. Trying to get into someone's knickers by talking about missing soundtracks?! I've officially heard it all.
    2 points
  11. They catch a bus to Charing Cross Road and Floo Powder back home from the Leaky Cauldron? They find an abandoned alley and apparate? It's magic, anything goes. But what if they didn't go with the car? Would Dobby have kept it closed? People would have noticed. He already overwrote wizards' magic and we know elf magic is different (they can apparate in places where wizards can't etc), would a wizard team even be able to lift it? Would they have found him and made a Barty Crouch-Winky scandal with Lucius? Actually, if not for their racism and superiority and ignoranc
    2 points
  12. I actually always liked those old "concert hall-like" Varese recordings. They were less bothered about recreating every minutiae of the original film score and instead treated film music in the same way you would concert music. As an autonomous piece of work, if that makes sense. I like they performed and recorded these scores in unique ways because that is what made them stand out. Karol
    2 points
  13. I prefer Star Wars.
    2 points
  14. Dark of the Moon is epic schlock (major eye candy), while Bumblebee is the best entry in the franchise.
    2 points
  15. Indeed. Another (minor) detail: According to the artwork currently available, the title of the Blu-ray is "John Williams Live in Vienna", while the CD and vinyl are titled "John Williams in Vienna".
    2 points
  16. There are three different physical releases of the Vienna concerts, all three of them available for pre-order on Amazon.com: CD (August 14) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SM43M9/ Blu-ray/CD "Deluxe Edition" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SCCYF1/ (August 28) https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/john-williams-anne-sophie-mutter-john-williams-in-vienna/hnum/9843487?lang=en (August 14) Vinyl https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SD7MP9/ (August 28) https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/john-williams-anne-sophie-mutter-john
    2 points
  17. Plus there’s his Winter Games Fanfare which isn’t technically for the Olympics but totally counts in spirit.
    2 points
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  19. It's my favourite of his olympic pieces. And of all his celebratory fanfares perhaps the one that's closest to his "serious" concert works.
    2 points
  20. That’s no Christmas decoration on the left...that’s a Gia Voodoo Doll!
    2 points
  21. Agh I love something about how JW says "Hi" when he turns to the camera. It just imparts radiance and joy somehow.
    2 points
  22. If we’re including clips of JW playing music that is not his own, at Tanglewood in 2013 (I think?) he accompanied Audra MacDonald, just the two of them, on As Time Goes By. This is the only YouTube clip I can find, and it’s not great quality, but it was electric live (I was there ).
    2 points
  23. Job well done, Mr. Williams!
    2 points
  24. JW should do a video where he describes the various things in his office, like Elliot showing ET his toys.
    2 points
  25. "Ieem nit feckin' scohtesh!"
    2 points
  26. I'm also happy they are performing this particular piece. I remember hearing it in 1996 without knowing who composed it. It's such a memorable melody. I remember playing it once and one of my mates, who cared little about JW or film scores, said "oh, this is the Atlanta olympic theme, isn't it?". And that must have been something like 7-8 years after the games. Shows you how good this tune is. Karol
    2 points
  27. It technically hasn't been decades, @Thor. In 2012, he played a bit of piano on a 60 Minutes segment on the release of Lincoln and also as part of a Brian Williams interview focusing initially on the music he's composed for the Olympic Games, as seen here:
    2 points
  28. This is fantastic, rare and just plain heartbreaking. What a treat! While it's fun to identify the objects in his immediate surroundings, Oma Tres-style, it's first and foremost a treat to see and hear Williams playing piano -- something we haven't seen for DECADES (was the last time the Jay Leno show when they played MEMOIRS?). Just a bar or two, but enough to be uber-cool. And I love how they solved the piece itself, visually and musically. It's a fantastic one, and my 'goosebump meter' always rockets sky high whenever the piece reaches its break at 6:15.
    2 points
  29. When I first heard GE, I thought it was a top 20 JW piece. I then cooled on it just a little bit, but after listening to way too much SW after IX came out, it is back up there. It just oozes adventure but in a pure SW way. The opening fanfare is second only to the main title in terms of openings of a JW piece (SW or otherwise). Some of the repeating figures in the middle repeat one time too many, but the main melody, little fugue, big middle blast, ongoing counterpoint are top-notch. I hope he puts out a Signature edition, but that he has not done so already is worrying. GE
    2 points
  30. JW didn't take his full credit for CoS either. So it's possible he did a bit more on Solo and we don't know about it (but not to the extent of CoS where he ended up doing everything) .We're discovering "hints" as time goes by. The themes for Mine Mission (that sounds like the Jurassic Park jeep ride theme), the love theme(lando's closet) and Chewy's theme (especially in Reminescence therapy) all sound like Williams wrote at least a sketch for them. All the Powell fans will say no, but I can't remember any themes he wrote that were this good and so close to JW's style in other scores
    2 points
  31. Well, maybe he just said that to impress someone. I didn't know soundtrack producers have groupies. I'm in the wrong business!
    1 point
  32. That doesn't sound like the best strategy to impress women.
    1 point
  33. Mike Matessino found the missing tapes Source: http://www.jwfan.com/?p=11733 The full story is told from 3:18-10:36 but if you want to jump right to the meat of it that starts at 6:04
    1 point
  34. Having sat through it for the first time since my teens when it was on TV recently, my advice is ... don't.
    1 point
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  36. No, I'm saying that the Spielberg one is the only Kunzel JW album I know well enough to compare with anything else.
    1 point
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  39. But who created the click track? Probably based on a performance conducted by Lockhart or JW.
    1 point
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  41. Only the 2007 movie, Dark of the Moon, and Bumblebee are worth taking a look.
    1 point
  42. @bollemanneke Another Hannigan rescore. This time for Order of the Phoenix as requested by @Alex. Here's the Thestral Flight, Dept of Mysteries, & Prophecy: Another fun little section. The transition to "Welcome" is a tad rough. I could've written a quick patch to make it bridge better, but just wanted to stick with pure Hannigan and not get into too much. Hope you guys enjoy!
    1 point
  43. I cannot recall a single time anyone was ever told they can't discuss a bootleg in the 21 year history of the site. The site really gained traction when Ricard posted my usenet post about how to rip unreleased music from The Phantom Menace out of the video game and we've been discussing all kinds of music that wasn't on OST albums ever since!
    1 point
  44. I see it! At the end there it looks like he's thinking about the early bird special
    1 point
  45. The Patriot is my current holy grail.
    1 point
  46. Seems like the gif isn't uploading properly!
    1 point
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