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  1. Star Wars by John Williams. Interestingly, this original score has become my favourite in the entire saga in recent years. It used to be Empire but not anymore (it's a close second now). After all the muddling of waters in the grand franchise it is just so refreshing to hear something as streamlined and uncluttered by continuity. The film is perfectly spotted - just enough music to create an epic adventure but not too much so that it doesn't lose the steam at any point (like many other sequels/prequels). Like Superman and Raiders, it perfectly embodies certain myth. I also appreciate that the presentation of the score over the years was always really solid. The original is one of the finest in the saga, the expansions from 1997 is absolutely fine, even after 20 years it shines bright. And I have to say seeing the film with LSO playing the score live was one of the best concert experiences for me. Cello Concerto by Danny Elfman Karol - who also watched the original Star Wars on 4K Blu-ray last night to commemorate the 45th anniversary.
    4 points
  2. Wow, those samples are really not promising, even by RCP standards.
    3 points
  3. Having watched (for the first time) some episode of The Clone Wars 3D cartoons this week made me realizing that each movie of the prequels (like the original movies before) was also a cartoon. I think when the prequels came out, we had too much expectations... too much unanswered questions. We wrongly watched these episodes like if it was The Bible in Space, with our adult eyes and expecting answers... and it was wrong. George Lucas always been true to himself from the start. We changed but Lucas didn't. That's the genius of this guy. (This comment took 20 years in the making)
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  4. Man, I freaking love Star Wars. That’s it. That’s my post.
    3 points
  5. I see you still need The Shadow expanded. We need that one constantly in print.
    2 points
  6. I finally start to have a decent basic collection of Jerry Goldsmith's albums. Not to bad for a guy who didn't have any CD of Jerry Goldsmith 3 years ago!!! The discography of Jerry Goldsmith is so vast and rich, that I decided to go with "essential" albums first, of course, my collection will continue to grow in the next years. Many essentials are still missing, either because they are on my wishlists, or because they simply are actually OOR (Out of Reach).
    2 points
  7. I personally doubt that they would directly do that, mainly because their costs are going to vary so much between projects. I also fall into the camp that whatever they do, someone somewhere doesn't like it, and that $12 is going towards their next project which could turn out to be a grail.
    2 points
  8. This is a mistake on the booklet. Pagemaster was recorded in August. The book will offer a chronological list with dates of 90% of the recordings. I was able to complete the list thanks to James Horner's collaborators and also by paying for research at the AFM local 47.
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  9. Well said, @Andy! We need more posts like that, not all these cynical, subject-bashing missives.
    2 points
  10. I'm always waiting for the good part when I put on a Giacchino Jurassic score
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  11. The (first) crowdfunding campaign to record premieres of General Electric Theater scores by Goldsmith just successfully finished this morning (including a second score as a stretch goal)! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/129592672/the-bar-mitzvah-of-major-orlovsky-jerry-goldsmith?ref=discovery_location If you missed it, I'm sure the two scores will be available for regular sale as lossless downloads later. And if at least two more GE Theater scores by Goldsmith can be successfully funded next, there will be enough music to justify a CD edition. Oh...and Intrada announced Matinee complete this morning too. It's a good day for Goldsmith fans. http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8918 Yavar
    2 points
  12. New article from Burlingame https://variety.com/2022/artisans/news/obi-wan-kenobi-composer-natalie-holt-star-wars-music-1235277978/
    1 point
  13. http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8918 Coming May 31... Something to boost you through the rest of the week:
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  14. Nothing gets me really moving quite like Desert Chase.
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  15. He can premiere SpaceCamp alongside The Rise of Skywalker
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  17. Forget caffeine. All you need is 1941, Adventures On Earth, and The Asteroid Field
    1 point
  18. To Hollywood, and glory!!!! "Top-10?" Piffle! It currently resides at #4 in my all-time top-5 JW scores. Now, let me hear ya guns? My what?! Ya guns!
    1 point
  19. Too bad there cannot be a Complete Jerry Goldsmith Collection the way it exists from Bach and other classical composers. One day maybe.
    1 point
  20. You're welcome. The recording dates for The Pagemaster can be found on page 864 of this PDF. https://lso.co.uk/images/pdf/DiscographyLSOWeb2018b.pdf
    1 point
  21. Same for me, Empire was for many many many years my favourite (because of The Imperial March, Yoda's Theme, Han Solo and the Princess, The Battle of Hoth, Bespin's theme, you know...), but the original Star Wars is so full of layers, it took time for me to appreciate it at its full value. We have to remember that George Lucas originally wanted a classical score for his movie. Maybe all the scenes were made with very specific classical pieces in mind (you know which ones!)... It forced John Williams to surpass himself (he had to prove that his score would be more suited than existing classical pieces), forcing him to develop a different theme and texture for practically each scene of the movie. Well, John Williams won his bet... the rest is history!
    1 point
  22. I seriously hope they release season 3 and its score on dvd and cd. They better not just have it exclusive to the bloody streaming service crap like so much else.
    1 point
  23. If charging $12 more for a collection of great music like this makes it more likely to happen with some other collection of great music, they can have my $12.
    1 point
  24. Disn loverly!
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  25. The booklet says "September 14-October 3 and October 21, 1995"
    1 point
  26. I remember laughing out loud when I First heard Giacchino's Spider-Man theme with EPIC CHOIR. It was ludicrous. It would've been much more interesting If he somehow mixed his own theme with Elfman's and Horner's
    1 point
  27. I thought that I could instruct him just as well as Yoda. I was wrong.
    1 point
  28. I love all of the Jurassic scores - it's one of very few franchises from which I'd buy all scores complete. (HTTYD the only other one coming to mind)
    1 point
  29. I've bought the OST, the C&C, the twofer, and both the OST and the C&C OUTLAND, and I have bought both on vinyl. They really do make a great pair.
    1 point
  30. I love both of those too, but they don’t hold a candle to Cedars. Top 3 JNH and easily in my all time top 30 in general. Pärtian bliss.
    1 point
  31. @Yavar Moradi provides information about this release in the fsm thread: Yup -- "Mobilization", Roger and Doug's favorite cue in the entire score which was left off the original album! Roger really stumped me with it a few years back, when he put it in the fun "That unreleased cue" thread at the Intrada forum. I was POSITIVE it was an unreleased cue from Twilight's Last Gleaming! Very cool that Goldsmith channelled his 60s/70s side for that.
    1 point
  32. "Presumed Competent": Being a graphic designer at Varèse.
    1 point
  33. New audio interview with Williams and Ma https://www.npr.org/2022/05/24/1100996754/composer-john-williams-and-cellist-yo-yo-ma-bring-together-a-gathering-of-friend "I'm told I should be counting in Celsius, which would make me 32" - that's a new one!
    1 point
  34. That was easily one of if not your best video.
    1 point
  35. That was beautiful. Wonderful playing!
    1 point
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  37. It's all about how the instrument is used; I don't have anything on a do-not-fly list. But if the music is bad, I don't want to hear any of them.
    1 point
  38. Hm. Well then in terms of likeliness of the theme releasing on Thursday/Friday we haven't the foggiest idea. Maybe they'll make us wait until the show is done. ...I hope not though!
    1 point
  39. None, its all about context, techniques, and recording mixing.
    1 point
  40. "Can't we get something more uplifting, like SpaceCamp?"
    1 point
  41. I remember praying that he be able to finish the prequel trilogy....
    1 point
  42. Ordered from the Music Box Records:
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  43. Now that I "start" to have a decent basic James Horner CD collection (I had ZERO James Horner CDs in my collection three years ago!), I'll start to listen in loop to the bunch of albums I purchased recently!!! PS: I know, some essentials album are still missing, but it's either because they are waiting in the wishlists of some online stores (like the expansions of Titanic and Batteries not included, etc.), or because they are now practically OOR (Out of Reach).
    1 point
  44. I still miss Alara
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  45. That cue
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  46. I'm not always a fan MacFarlane as a comedian, but he's is a very clever and talented filmmaker. And the scores for his projects over the last few years have been terrific: - A Million Ways To Die In The West - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odessey - The Orville - The 2 Ted scores Great stuff
    1 point
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