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  1. I have! The rears are very active throughout, creating a highly immersive and detailed soundstage with a LOT of bass. It sounds great for the most part. The mastering is a little odd on the quieter cues - Through The Surveillance Monitor for example - they sound *much* too loud in some cases and room noise is clearly audible. I question the wisdom of releasing this as an SACD rather than a Blu-ray audio. In my view it would have made more sense to present the 24/48 5.1 PCM audio on BR audio.
    4 points
  2. For anyone interested in the cue list, please see below. Cue# Title OST Track 1M0R INTRO 1 1M1 THE ARRIVAL 1 1M2 HOGARTH ON BIKE 2 1M5/6 MONSTER BRAIN -- 1M7/8 IN THE FOREST 3 1M9 THE GIANT WAKES 4 1M10 HOGARTH IN THE CAR -- 1MX DUCK & COVER 23 (Bonus) 2M1 STING FOR FBI MAN -- 2M2 BACK IN THE WOODS 5 2M3 SHUT OFF SWITCH -- 2M4 “ROCK...TREE” -- 2M4A CAT AND MOUSE 6 2M5 TRAIN WRECK 7 2M6/7 MAGIC REBUILD 8 2M8 HAND UNDER FOOT -- 2M9 “CHEW YOUR FOOD” 9 2M9A AMERIKA 10 2M10 GREAT RIDE 10 3M1 “OH NO, HIDE!” 11 3M3R “DID YOU HEAR THAT?” 12 3M4R “HE CAN STAY” -- 3M6 EATING ART 13 3M8 SPACE CAR 14 4M1R “SOULS DON’T DIE” 15 4M2/3 IN THE BARN/CONTEST OF WILLS 16 4M4 ARMY ARRIVES 17 4M4A ANNIE & DEAN 18 4M5 “I’M SUPERMAN” -- 4M6 BIG GUY EYES 19 5M1R GIANT IS DISCOVERED 20 5M2R TRANSFORMER 21 5M2A KENT STOPPED 21 5M3R GOODBYE 22 5M6R MAGIC END 23 1M0 INTRO (EARLY VERSION) -- 1MX DUCK & COVER (EARLY VERSION) -- 3M3 DEAN & BONGO (UNUSED) -- 3M4 “HE CAN STAY” (EARLY VERSION) -- 4M1 “SOULS DON’T DIE” (EARLY VERSION) -- 4M4A ANNIE & DEAN (EARLY VERSION) -- 4M5 “I’M SUPERMAN” (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M1 GIANT IS DISCOVERED (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M2 TRANSFORMER (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M3 GOODBYE (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M4 BUY THE FARM (UNUSED) -- 5M5 HOGARTH LEAVES (UNUSED) -- 5M6 PUTTIN’ MYSELF TOGETHER (UNUSED) -- "--" means not on the OST You will notice some cues are named differently from the OST (and even from each other in new/old versions). These are taken directly from the cue sheet/manuscript. Also of note is that the OST track named "Hand Under Foot" is called "Chew Your Food" in the manuscript, whilst the manuscript cue with that title is not on the OST (this is the scene where Hogarth is saying Grace at the dinner table). I will be sharing a playlist on my YouTube channel which contains playback of the cues not present on the OST, which will remain active until an expanded OST is released.
    2 points
  3. I will never understand thinking Donner's Superman is the best superhero film. But hey, I'm happy you're happy.
    2 points
  4. Honestly I haven't seen the second in so long. You're probably right about it being needed first. I'm not going to argue with anyone who wants more Poledouris. Only those who want less
    2 points
  5. And I would probably have blindly gone for the Blu version in that case, because I can play it on my regular players, and I can rip it as well.
    2 points
  6. It's Hiccup Confronts Drago if you're still wondering what it is
    2 points
  7. Geez, if only they had more of his music lying around to release... how frustrating for the geniuses at Disney Records
    2 points
  8. There are at least, some six recordings of the Tuba Concerto, opposed to just three of the Violin Concerto and two of the Cello Concerto and Trumpet Concerto (if memory serves, the Detroit Symphony recording of the Trumpet remains unreleased).
    2 points
  9. A few observations.... this soundtrack never really clicked for me, partly because somehow I never saw the film (and still haven't), and mainly because the soundtrack album was kind of awful. I hated the pop songs, and the "new agey" cues bored me to death, so I never gave it many plays. Now I have a completely new appreciation for the score, and I daresay for me it has leapfrogged over many other JW scores of that era to near the top. The new album is revelatory. I am still bored by the new age tracks, and have dropped them from my playlist, and without them and the pop songs this is a great listen. Not a huge fan of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," but mercifully that is mainly limited to the alternate end titles which is otherwise excellent.
    2 points
  10. Hi everyone, Today we get into some of the darkness of the score. It's then followed by one of the only blatantly happy moments with Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. Hope you enjoy cues 5 and 6: The Unbreakable Vow and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes!
    2 points
  11. I'd watch Harrison Ford in anything anyway but I want anything that gets John Williams to write a ST era Indy score to go with the PT era Kingdom and the OT era originals. Indy deserves to have a score in all three periods as well as Star Wars. If that requires an 80-year old Indy then the production can go with god.
    2 points
  12. I love the first 2, but I can't call them part of the greats. There's still some generic-sounding moments, and you can still feel the modern Hollywood / Zimmer influence here and there. I legitimately think the 3rd film's music is one of the greats however. The choral work is gorgeous, the new themes are better than ever with the most elaborate harmonies of the series, to my knowledge, and the old ones are used so well and so precisely. When "The Vikings Have Their Tea" comes in by "Once There Were Dragons" after being absent for the whole film, I got the same feeling of warm nostalgia as when The Shire theme came in, in its fuller statements in "The Fellowship Reunited". You can really tell that working with Williams affected Powell's composition style in that film.
    2 points
  13. I'm not really a scholar of JW's pre-Jaws work, and from how the eras are separated, I always kind of thought Jaws was somewhat of a big out of nowhere change. Cowboys is pretty different and could have be an anomaly as far as I knew, Long Goodbye is its own thing, the Disaster scores don't seem like my kind of thing, and recently I didn't get many other chances or impetus to check others out. Images made me realise Jaws wasn't "the one where JW was great now", an out of nowhere lightning strike, it's more like the ultimate culmination of his gradual growth and evolution in that era. SW is much more of a direction shift.
    2 points
  14. Just received my copy - what an extraordinary score. Although I am a fan of JW, I don’t necessarily buy every release - especially the crazy money ones - but this was worth it. As music for a disturbing and tragic film, it couldn’t be more fitting. The fact that he gives us a really hummable main theme is just gravy on top. I was tickled to hear that the main theme was the temp track for Jaws’ opening credits - must play the one over the other and see how it works. L Mark
    2 points
  15. If everything works well, they've probably been useful, but post-Brexit, they're really not very "international" anymore. I'm sure they're a huge advantage for UK customers (which probably are a significant share of their customers). But yes, it's obviously all just speculation on my part.
    1 point
  16. True. A release that contains both a Blu-ray and two CDs may have cost two or three [insert currency unit]s more. I'd probably still have paid that to get formats that I can handle. Good point, because my memory *may* be playing tricks and DVD-A could be more advanced than I imagine. But I'm pretty sure it didn't offer the resolutions and frequencies available on SACD. I think its main feature was lossless surround sound at similar resolutions and frequencies as DVD-V. But yes, I could be wrong.
    1 point
  17. Does this affect the US store as well (which as far as I can tell might not even have sent out any copies until the error was discovered), or only the "international" one? Perhaps the international store, or at least its fulfilment company (which is apparently external), is a logistically quite complex affair for Varese - with little control over shipping (hence my double tax problem), and perhaps with no mechanism in place to easily send out replacements of *parts* of already shipped orders without lots of extra overhead and paperwork. Maybe it's easier to just send out a replacement for the full thing than to provide a contingent of replacement parts for specific customers. Pure conjecture on my part of course, but altogether I get the impression that "international" store isn't really a big help or success for them.
    1 point
  18. Its just a film score folks, that all. Which by the way, finally arrived last Thursday. It does sound better than the previous releases. Better flow as well.
    1 point
  19. Jay

    John Powell kicks ass

    Yes that one works
    1 point
  20. Ice Age: The Meltdown. I finally have my own copy of this. Out of all more kiddie animation scores from John Powell this one always had the most coherent and satisfying album. It doesn't feel scattered and the solid collection of themes is well utilised. Between this, Happy Feet, X-Men: The Last Stand and United 93, 2006 was a very strong year for him. Karol
    1 point
  21. But many of these people will sell the "defective" copies when the release is OOP.
    1 point
  22. With Basil Poledouris, I want every note. I can decide later what I think of them but what one person may find forgettable, another may find essential. Basil was a treasure. Idc if this makes me a fanboy or his groupie but I want every note. Les Miserables was the first Poledouris score I noticed so it is very special to me. I've been obsessed with that score and him ever since. There are other composers where I think "this is probably sufficient" but not with Basil, never with Basil. And thanks! I have been working on some score dissections that I hope to be able to share soon!
    1 point
  23. Finally got around to catching up a bit on these - Difficult and challenging indeed, but I still didn't feel any need to skip around or close it prematurely. This one's highly interesting with its varied textures! That alone should make it accessible enough to many who know and love certain scores of his.
    1 point
  24. Actually, there are three recordings of the Trumpet Concerto... by trumpeters Arturo Sandoval, Juoko Harjanne, and Thomas Hooten.
    1 point
  25. John Williams is probably the composer most associated with the Olympic Games, with three themes comissioned for the 1984, 1996 e 2002 events, plus a great piece made for NBC in 1988. However, many other composers had works comissioned for the Olympics. I'm going to list here the ones I'm aware of, and I would very much like your contribution to make this list as complete as possible. 1896 - Athens Spyridon Samaras - Olympic Anthem (declared the official Olympics Anthem since 1958) 1964 - Innsbruck Bugler's dream (Leo Arnaud for the album Charge! in 1958) - not composed for Olympics, featured in telecasts since 1964 1968 - Grenoble (Winter) - Chant Olympique - Francis Lai (link?) 1980 - Moscou - Moscow Fanfare - A. Golovin - Waltz from the movie A Hunting Accident (Eugen Doga) - used at the opening cerimony (also at 2004 Sochi Winter Games) 1981 - Leonard Bernstein - Olympic Hymn (for the COI Congress) 1984 - Los Angeles - Olympic Fanfare - John Williams - Power (music for the weightlifters) - Bill Conti - Reach out (music for track athletes) - Giorgio Moroder and Paul Engelmann) - Grace (gymnastics theme) - Quincy Jones - Junku (field theme) - Herbie Hancock - The Olympian (closing theme) - Philip Glass 1988 - Calgary (Winter) - Winter Games - David Foster 1988 - Seul - Hand in hand (official theme song) - Giorgio Moroder , Kim Moon-hwan (korean lyrics) and Tom Whitlock (english lyrics) - The Olympic spirit (for NBC) - John Williams 1992 - Barcelona - The Torch Theme (The Flaming Arrow) - Opening Olympic Fanfare - Angelo Badalamenti - Ryuichi Sakamoto - music director of opening cerimony - Canto olympico - Mikis Theodorakis - Amigos para siempre (song) - Andrew lloyd Webber and Don Black - Barcelona (song) - Freddie Mercury and Mark Moran 1996 - Atlanta - Summon the heroes - John Williams - The tradition of the games - Basil Poledouris - The power of the dream (song) - David Foster - Reach (song) - Diane Warren and Gloria Estefan - On wings of victory (with parts of Mr Holland's Opus's score) - Michael Kamen - Javelin (Michael Torke) - premiered in 1994 2000 - Sidney - The Flame - John Foreman - The man from Snowy River - olympic version based on the 1982 score (Bruce Rowland) - Eternity - David Hirschfelder 2002 - Salt Lake City (Winter) - Call of the champions (John Williams) 2004 - Athenas - musical director - John Psathas 2008 - Pequim - You and me (official song) - Chen Qigang - Closing cerimony composer- Klaus Badelt 2012 - London - Survival (official theme) - Muse - And I will kiss, Caliban's Dream (songs) - Rick Smith (from Underworld) - Parade of the athletes, Medal Ceremony and Spirit of the flame (David Arnold) 2016 - Rio de Janeiro - Alma e coração (official theme) - Leo da Baixada, Victor Reis and Rodrigo Marques - Brazilian fantasy, Countdown, Medal victory song and Vinicius o mascote - Alexandre de Faria - Opening ceremony featured Bachianas n.5 (Villa-lobos), Construção (Chico Buarque) and Antonio Pinto's score from Central Station 2021 - Toquio ???? Looking forward for your additions and corrections!
    1 point
  26. Reported in the Sun, cited by the Post, and posted on JWFan. Sounds about right.
    1 point
  27. NL197

    Cue Naming

    And then there's things like 4M4R, R for "Revised", or 6M1A, like "Alternate", meaning the cue was changed in some fashion or totally re-written to accommodate a change in the scene's musical needs, or 2M7s, the S usually for a song / source cue.
    1 point
  28. Jurassic Park has this phasing quality to it where some days I'm just like... this is it. This is Williams' best. It's a very peculiar quality, where some days I think it's obviously more like 1. SW > 2. ET > IJ >>..., but JP is the only one that later exceeds all these scores. This mindset happens under wholism; instead of analyzing musical particulars and textures, leaving me to believe SW is the best, it's the mindset of how iconic a score really is, ie. what really stands the test of time. It's amazing. Usually during this mood I'll have E.T. as no. 2... so JP > ET >> SW, but then during the more analytical mindset it's all switched around. At the end of the day, I'd really have to place Jurassic Park no lower than 3rd or 2nd place.
    1 point
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  30. That's cool, but it's an old unused Ronald Bass script from the early 80s that probably doesn't have that scene. What we'd need is Jerry Belson's 1988 script he wrote after Dreyfus and Hunter were cast.
    1 point
  31. This is no country for normal men
    1 point
  32. Agree, that is a good observation and should make for a nice point of comparison, for both us here and future William’s scholars & film music historians. It also tells me, however, that @blondheimalmost certainly has a mild case of OCD going on.
    1 point
  33. That's... actually a very astute observation.
    1 point
  34. I love Lonesome Dove and would happily buy a complete score.
    1 point
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  36. Independence Day Ressurgence was on TV today. I had forget how awful that movie was and how forgettable and generic its score is. As they said on the Honest Trailer, this movie was so terrible Will Smith chose to do Suicide Squad instead.
    1 point
  37. The first score has a couple of cues that go from excellent bombast to overwhelming noise wall, though admittedly the FYC and deluxe albums largely rectify this issue through improved mastering. This was also the first score that made me think Powell could do well with Star Wars, notably in cues like "Kill Ring" and "Ready the Ships." The second score is a triumph of a follow up and even in complete form it's almost a perfect listen from start to finish. There are 2 unreleased cues however that kill the momentum and have enough of a childish tone to slightly reduce my esteem for the full score though ("Go Get 'Em, You Son of Eret" and "Riding the Hatchlings"). The third score has some of my favorite cues of the trilogy, a couple cues that don't really grab me, a rather odd collaborative cue with vocals from Jonsi, a particularly long, largely rehashed action sequence near the end and then a string of highly satisfying finale cues. I'd consider this last score a mixed bag. All three of these scores range from great to excellent and the second score might just be my favorite of the decade (hence my vote to count it among "the great film scores"). I don't consider any of them to be perfect, but I do play them a lot and love them to pieces. In many ways, I think these scores are to the 2010s what Star Wars was to the 70s/80s, Jurassic Park was to the 90s and Harry Potter and LOTR were to the 2000s.
    1 point
  38. That would be great indeed. Even better if he created an entended concert piece of the treme. But what I do hope is that following the film all scores are finally released complete.
    1 point
  39. I had a go at restoring 'The Speeder Chase' from The Rise of Skywalker, filling in missing footage with some concept art and storyboards as placeholders: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-D5f9NIfu6U4UCH8RcjfTT5RYMNPRJy/view?usp=sharing
    1 point
  40. The rest of the album at least still has Red Route I, the score's true highlight.
    1 point
  41. And publish the CRs too because just reading about music we can't listen to will be infuriating. Or not being able to read about music he didn't write about that gets released later.
    1 point
  42. Ghost Story by Philippe Sarde. One of the better blind purchases in recent memory. This is so charming. Think I need to hear more from this dude. Karol
    1 point
  43. Hi all, there's a short cue for today as Harry returns to the magical world. Here's Cue No. 4: Return to the Weasleys!
    1 point
  44. I hope he gets to finish writing it in good health. Karol
    1 point
  45. Thank you @superultramegaa, we're so glad to hear!! Today, we get a look at some new themes as well as reflections about Harry's mom (RIP). Hope you enjoy Cue No. 3: Talk of Lily!
    1 point
  46. With the re-introduction of Harry and Dumbledore, we get to see reprisals of some very early music from the series. We hope you enjoy the nostalgia trip as much as us! Here's Cue No. 2: Dumbledore Appears.
    1 point
  47. Truly shocked to find that Sabrina hasn't made your list. I thought it had your ultimate seal of approval?
    1 point
  48. I made some minor tweaks to my OT revisionist cover set.
    1 point
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