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    Omen II reacted to Jurassic Shark in So... how was your day?   
    So you decided to jog this time, eh?
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    Omen II got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in So... how was your day?   
    I beat my personal best time at parkrun by 21 seconds this morning.  Just saying.
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    Omen II got a reaction from artus_grayboot in GALAXY'S EDGE - New John Williams composition (2018)   
    I doubt it Joe, only because the video was obviously recorded several months ago in the summer.  Many of the musicians are wearing shorts (and some are even barefoot!), so I guess that John Williams must have written this music several months ago.  We had a very hot summer in London but late October is not really shorts weather in the UK, unless you are in Newcastle.
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    Omen II reacted to Ollie in Douglass Fake from Intrada has passed away   
    https://store.intrada.com/s.nl/sc.13/category.60330/.f
     
    A huge loss for the film score community. My condolences to his family, Roger and the  gang at Intrada.
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    Omen II reacted to Tom Guernsey in London Soundtrack Festival (March 2025)   
    Don’t think anyone else has mentioned (and I wasn’t aware of it until I read about it in the latest BBC Music Magazine) that there is going to be a London Soundtrack Festival in March 2025. Sounds interesting…
     
    More details here: https://londonsoundtrackfestival.com
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    Omen II got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Terrible album covers   
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    Omen II reacted to Holko in NEW! THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS - World Premiere Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - La-La Land Records   
    https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=996160772519983&set=a.484587293677336
     
    Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection

    Music composed and conducted by John Williams

    Limited Edition of 5000 Units

    RETAIL PRICE: $22.98

    STARTS SHIPPING JUNE 24
     
    La-La Land Records and Universal Studios proudly present the twenty-first title within the acclaimed Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection  – THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, a world premiere release of music from the original soundtrack for the very first collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams (JAWS, E.T., SCHINDLER’S LIST).
     
    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, released in 1974, stars Goldie Hawn as a Texas mother who breaks her husband (William Atherton) out of a prison farm when she is denied custody of their baby. Together they hijack a highway patrolman (Michael Sacks) and lead a convoy of media, onlookers, and countless police cars across the state. Spielberg’s first feature film balances comedy, drama and action in what Pauline Kael of The New Yorker called “one of the most phenomenal debut films in the history of movies.”
     
    Although Williams’ score never received a prior album release, the 50th anniversary of his historic partnership with Spielberg, along with a revisitation of the film for Universal Studios’ new 4K restoration, yielded the proper conditions to at last create an original soundtrack, which now takes a place of honor in the successful Universal Studios Film Music Classics Collection.
     
    While Spielberg originally hoped for a larger scale score for his first movie, Williams convinced him that THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS called for something more intimate. The great Belgian harmonica soloist Toots Thielemans became the principal musical voice of the film, supported by an ensemble of top guitarists and percussionists and a small string ensemble. The resulting music reflects the complex characters and the building tension of the story, with a bluesy, country vibe evoking the landscape and cultural backdrop of the tale. The album presentation, produced by the composer, delivers a distinctive musical journey and features material not used in the completed film.
     
    Classics Collection producer Mike Matessino mixed, edited and mastered the album from high resolution transfers of pristine 8-track master tapes, archiving the material as well as conforming the music for a new stereo mix of the film. Matessino also contributes in-depth liner notes detailing the history of the production, the creation of the music, and its place in the legendary Spielberg/Williams collaboration. Art direction by Jim Titus appropriately celebrates this historic premiere release.
     
     
    Hell yeah!!! Finally!
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    Omen II got a reaction from Sylvan in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    I went to a wonderful concert with the LSO at the Barbican in London a few weeks ago.  I am happy to see at least one movement (the lovely Romanza) from Ralph Vaughan Williams's sublime fifth symphony on YouTube, one of my absolute favourite symphonies by anyone.  The conductor is Sir Antonio Pappano.
     
    Music doesn't get much better than this.
     
     
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    Omen II reacted to Dr. Rick in Do you think Saving Private Ryan is a masterpiece?   
    I will give the LLL CD a spin in honor of the 80th anniversary of D-Day today.  I had the news on this morning, they were interviewing Tom Hanks as he was there along with a few surviving veterans, and I believe the main SPR theme was playing in the background but not sure.  Someone here can find and post faster than I could
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    Omen II got a reaction from Brando in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
    Yesterday was my second time seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, this time with no less than the London Symphony Orchestra playing the score.  While there are no longer any musicians in the LSO who played on the original soundtrack, it was wonderful to hear the current orchestra tackle one of my favourite John Williams scores live.  It was like listening to the original soundtrack.
     
    Although I was sitting some way away in the stalls, it looked to me as if most of the LSO's 'first team' were there, conducted by the dependable Ludwig Wicki.  I felt like being very unBritish and breaking out into applause when they finished the Desert Chase sequence, it was so good!
     

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    Omen II reacted to Miguel Andrade in RIP greg1138   
    According to some Facebook posts, fellow member @Greg1138 has passed away. 
    I had some regular contacts with him during the mid to late 00's (I remember recurring conversations about Minority Report) and then just occasionally exchange a mail.
    I saw he last logged it last year. I wonder if he was still in touch with anyone around here.
     
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    Omen II got a reaction from Martinland in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
    Yesterday was my second time seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, this time with no less than the London Symphony Orchestra playing the score.  While there are no longer any musicians in the LSO who played on the original soundtrack, it was wonderful to hear the current orchestra tackle one of my favourite John Williams scores live.  It was like listening to the original soundtrack.
     
    Although I was sitting some way away in the stalls, it looked to me as if most of the LSO's 'first team' were there, conducted by the dependable Ludwig Wicki.  I felt like being very unBritish and breaking out into applause when they finished the Desert Chase sequence, it was so good!
     

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    Omen II reacted to aj_vader in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
    I concur, the orchestra was incredible throughout! 
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    Omen II got a reaction from aj_vader in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
    Yesterday was my second time seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, this time with no less than the London Symphony Orchestra playing the score.  While there are no longer any musicians in the LSO who played on the original soundtrack, it was wonderful to hear the current orchestra tackle one of my favourite John Williams scores live.  It was like listening to the original soundtrack.
     
    Although I was sitting some way away in the stalls, it looked to me as if most of the LSO's 'first team' were there, conducted by the dependable Ludwig Wicki.  I felt like being very unBritish and breaking out into applause when they finished the Desert Chase sequence, it was so good!
     

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    Omen II got a reaction from ThePenitentMan1 in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
    Yesterday was my second time seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, this time with no less than the London Symphony Orchestra playing the score.  While there are no longer any musicians in the LSO who played on the original soundtrack, it was wonderful to hear the current orchestra tackle one of my favourite John Williams scores live.  It was like listening to the original soundtrack.
     
    Although I was sitting some way away in the stalls, it looked to me as if most of the LSO's 'first team' were there, conducted by the dependable Ludwig Wicki.  I felt like being very unBritish and breaking out into applause when they finished the Desert Chase sequence, it was so good!
     

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    Omen II got a reaction from Davis in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Live to Projection Concerts   
    Yesterday was my second time seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, this time with no less than the London Symphony Orchestra playing the score.  While there are no longer any musicians in the LSO who played on the original soundtrack, it was wonderful to hear the current orchestra tackle one of my favourite John Williams scores live.  It was like listening to the original soundtrack.
     
    Although I was sitting some way away in the stalls, it looked to me as if most of the LSO's 'first team' were there, conducted by the dependable Ludwig Wicki.  I felt like being very unBritish and breaking out into applause when they finished the Desert Chase sequence, it was so good!
     

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    Omen II reacted to crocodile in What Live To Projection concerts have you seen and not seen?   
    Intermission time. LSO players certainly deliver! 
     

     
    Karol
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    Omen II reacted to Andy in Best film adventure theme?   
    Jesus Christ, fellas. Come on. 
     
     
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    Omen II reacted to Unlucky Bastard in Board members pets   
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    Omen II reacted to Glóin the Dark in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    I also know a lot of Vaughan Williams, including the Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (and 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9), but my top pick is easily his Symphony No. 6 - my second favourite symphony and third favourite piece of music by anyone. The second movement is one of the most sublime orchestral movements that I know.
     
     
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    Omen II reacted to Naïve Old Fart in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    I know a lot of VW (#2 is my second favourite piece of classical music), but I'll confess that I'm not familiar with the #5.
    I'll check it out, post haste.
    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Glóin the Dark in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    I went to a wonderful concert with the LSO at the Barbican in London a few weeks ago.  I am happy to see at least one movement (the lovely Romanza) from Ralph Vaughan Williams's sublime fifth symphony on YouTube, one of my absolute favourite symphonies by anyone.  The conductor is Sir Antonio Pappano.
     
    Music doesn't get much better than this.
     
     
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    Omen II got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    I went to a wonderful concert with the LSO at the Barbican in London a few weeks ago.  I am happy to see at least one movement (the lovely Romanza) from Ralph Vaughan Williams's sublime fifth symphony on YouTube, one of my absolute favourite symphonies by anyone.  The conductor is Sir Antonio Pappano.
     
    Music doesn't get much better than this.
     
     
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    Omen II reacted to #SnowyVernalSpringsEternal in RIP Joeinar   
    Good morning.
     
    I woke up to a message from Joe's sister. He has died unexpectedly.
     
    Joe is one of the longest standing members of JWFan. Joining, i assume, in 1999 or 2000.
     
    We became friends and remained friends.
     
    Joe always claimed that when John Williams dies God would thank him personally for E.T.
     
    A score i will listen too a lot this weekend. 
     
    He is survived by his husband, and 2 Boston Terriers.
     
    Stefan Cosman 
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