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    Omen II got a reaction from Davis in New Ghent Festival CD - Laurence Rosenthal   
    I got this CD recently and just wanted to say how much I am enjoying it.  I have been aware of Laurence Rosenthal for as I have been interested in film music, but I remained largely unfamiliar with most of his output, with the exception of a couple of things I had on compilations such as Meteor and The Return of a Man Called Horse.
     
    This CD therefore is a most welcome summary of some of Rosenthal's most notable works for film and television.  If you love top quality orchestral film music, I cannot recommend this recording highly enough.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Film Fest Ghent in New Ghent Festival CD - Laurence Rosenthal   
    I got this CD recently and just wanted to say how much I am enjoying it.  I have been aware of Laurence Rosenthal for as I have been interested in film music, but I remained largely unfamiliar with most of his output, with the exception of a couple of things I had on compilations such as Meteor and The Return of a Man Called Horse.
     
    This CD therefore is a most welcome summary of some of Rosenthal's most notable works for film and television.  If you love top quality orchestral film music, I cannot recommend this recording highly enough.
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    Omen II got a reaction from fommes in New Ghent Festival CD - Laurence Rosenthal   
    I got this CD recently and just wanted to say how much I am enjoying it.  I have been aware of Laurence Rosenthal for as I have been interested in film music, but I remained largely unfamiliar with most of his output, with the exception of a couple of things I had on compilations such as Meteor and The Return of a Man Called Horse.
     
    This CD therefore is a most welcome summary of some of Rosenthal's most notable works for film and television.  If you love top quality orchestral film music, I cannot recommend this recording highly enough.
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    Omen II reacted to crumbs in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Custom Album Covers   
    Wake up!
     

     
     
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    Omen II got a reaction from Stark in What's the status of your Dial of Destiny CD order?   
    Look what arrived today!  The front of the CD case is cracked but worse things happen at sea and the cat doesn’t seem to mind.
     

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    Omen II got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    “Dip-lo-matic immunity!”
     
    It’s just been revoked. 😢
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    Omen II reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    R.I.P., Joss Ackland 
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    Omen II reacted to Sweeping Strings in Anyone served in the army?   
    Grandfather on Mum's side was in the Royal Engineers during WW2. Closest I'll come to it. 
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    Omen II got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Anyone served in the army?   
    Not me, but my dad served in the British Army (Intelligence Corps) after enlisting initially in the Royal Air Force when he was seventeen.  Despite this he was the least warlike person you could imagine.
     
    He was posted to West Berlin which is where he met my mum.
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    Omen II got a reaction from BB-8 in What's the status of your Dial of Destiny CD order?   
    Look what arrived today!  The front of the CD case is cracked but worse things happen at sea and the cat doesn’t seem to mind.
     

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    Omen II reacted to ciarlese in What's the status of your Dial of Destiny CD order?   
    And I can finally change my answer into "delivered" 

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    Omen II got a reaction from AndreasS in What's the status of your Dial of Destiny CD order?   
    Look what arrived today!  The front of the CD case is cracked but worse things happen at sea and the cat doesn’t seem to mind.
     

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    Omen II got a reaction from ciarlese in What's the status of your Dial of Destiny CD order?   
    Look what arrived today!  The front of the CD case is cracked but worse things happen at sea and the cat doesn’t seem to mind.
     

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    Omen II got a reaction from Sandor in What's the status of your Dial of Destiny CD order?   
    Look what arrived today!  The front of the CD case is cracked but worse things happen at sea and the cat doesn’t seem to mind.
     

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    Omen II got a reaction from mahler3 in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    I certainly never interpreted the (in my opinion, perfectly reasonable) request not to record the proceedings or check in on Facebook - like I even know what that means! - as a command not to discuss the event with anyone afterwards.  The only thing I was not sure about was whether details of the various clips which Mike played could be disclosed, but @mahler3 seems to have put that one to bed above.
     
    My favourite audio clip was a recording of Williams recording the 'wild takes' with the choir for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Spielberg in the booth requesting various different tempi and pitches.  There were a few audience questions, most of which I cannot remember now, but I do remember the LSO musicians citing Revenge of the Sith and Monsignor as their respective personal favourites of the Williams scores on which they played.  Eric Crees also said that John Williams was a better conductor than ninety percent of the career conductors he had worked with.
     
    It was nice to meet both Tim and Maurizio briefly when I arrived, both of them being instantly recognisable from the various video podcasts I had seen over the years.  It is fair to say that most of the attendees were men (an observation which will come as no surprise to anyone here ), although amongst the few women there was composer Alexandra Harwood.  I was chatting to another of the attendees, a bloke called Adam beforehand who had travelled down from Liverpool for the event, quite impressive when I had just a short Tube journey.
     
    I did not stay to watch the film as I had to see a man about a dog that evening, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon.  To my great surprise I was also one of the lucky winners in the raffle / prize draw.  I thought that maybe it would be one CD or a Legacy of John Williams keyring or something, but it was a mightily impressive bundle of Blu-Rays, CDs and other goodies which would have cost a small fortune to purchase new.
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    Omen II reacted to Nathan95 in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter - "Violin Concerto No. 2"   
    Anne-Sophie Mutter is in Australia this weekend premiering the concerto at Sydney Opera House, with Simone Young and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra also performing a selection of underrated and famous film music. 
    Encores were Across the Stars, The Duel, and Schindler's List.


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    Omen II got a reaction from enderdrag64 in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    I certainly never interpreted the (in my opinion, perfectly reasonable) request not to record the proceedings or check in on Facebook - like I even know what that means! - as a command not to discuss the event with anyone afterwards.  The only thing I was not sure about was whether details of the various clips which Mike played could be disclosed, but @mahler3 seems to have put that one to bed above.
     
    My favourite audio clip was a recording of Williams recording the 'wild takes' with the choir for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Spielberg in the booth requesting various different tempi and pitches.  There were a few audience questions, most of which I cannot remember now, but I do remember the LSO musicians citing Revenge of the Sith and Monsignor as their respective personal favourites of the Williams scores on which they played.  Eric Crees also said that John Williams was a better conductor than ninety percent of the career conductors he had worked with.
     
    It was nice to meet both Tim and Maurizio briefly when I arrived, both of them being instantly recognisable from the various video podcasts I had seen over the years.  It is fair to say that most of the attendees were men (an observation which will come as no surprise to anyone here ), although amongst the few women there was composer Alexandra Harwood.  I was chatting to another of the attendees, a bloke called Adam beforehand who had travelled down from Liverpool for the event, quite impressive when I had just a short Tube journey.
     
    I did not stay to watch the film as I had to see a man about a dog that evening, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon.  To my great surprise I was also one of the lucky winners in the raffle / prize draw.  I thought that maybe it would be one CD or a Legacy of John Williams keyring or something, but it was a mightily impressive bundle of Blu-Rays, CDs and other goodies which would have cost a small fortune to purchase new.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Once in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    I certainly never interpreted the (in my opinion, perfectly reasonable) request not to record the proceedings or check in on Facebook - like I even know what that means! - as a command not to discuss the event with anyone afterwards.  The only thing I was not sure about was whether details of the various clips which Mike played could be disclosed, but @mahler3 seems to have put that one to bed above.
     
    My favourite audio clip was a recording of Williams recording the 'wild takes' with the choir for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Spielberg in the booth requesting various different tempi and pitches.  There were a few audience questions, most of which I cannot remember now, but I do remember the LSO musicians citing Revenge of the Sith and Monsignor as their respective personal favourites of the Williams scores on which they played.  Eric Crees also said that John Williams was a better conductor than ninety percent of the career conductors he had worked with.
     
    It was nice to meet both Tim and Maurizio briefly when I arrived, both of them being instantly recognisable from the various video podcasts I had seen over the years.  It is fair to say that most of the attendees were men (an observation which will come as no surprise to anyone here ), although amongst the few women there was composer Alexandra Harwood.  I was chatting to another of the attendees, a bloke called Adam beforehand who had travelled down from Liverpool for the event, quite impressive when I had just a short Tube journey.
     
    I did not stay to watch the film as I had to see a man about a dog that evening, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon.  To my great surprise I was also one of the lucky winners in the raffle / prize draw.  I thought that maybe it would be one CD or a Legacy of John Williams keyring or something, but it was a mightily impressive bundle of Blu-Rays, CDs and other goodies which would have cost a small fortune to purchase new.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Brando in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    I certainly never interpreted the (in my opinion, perfectly reasonable) request not to record the proceedings or check in on Facebook - like I even know what that means! - as a command not to discuss the event with anyone afterwards.  The only thing I was not sure about was whether details of the various clips which Mike played could be disclosed, but @mahler3 seems to have put that one to bed above.
     
    My favourite audio clip was a recording of Williams recording the 'wild takes' with the choir for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Spielberg in the booth requesting various different tempi and pitches.  There were a few audience questions, most of which I cannot remember now, but I do remember the LSO musicians citing Revenge of the Sith and Monsignor as their respective personal favourites of the Williams scores on which they played.  Eric Crees also said that John Williams was a better conductor than ninety percent of the career conductors he had worked with.
     
    It was nice to meet both Tim and Maurizio briefly when I arrived, both of them being instantly recognisable from the various video podcasts I had seen over the years.  It is fair to say that most of the attendees were men (an observation which will come as no surprise to anyone here ), although amongst the few women there was composer Alexandra Harwood.  I was chatting to another of the attendees, a bloke called Adam beforehand who had travelled down from Liverpool for the event, quite impressive when I had just a short Tube journey.
     
    I did not stay to watch the film as I had to see a man about a dog that evening, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon.  To my great surprise I was also one of the lucky winners in the raffle / prize draw.  I thought that maybe it would be one CD or a Legacy of John Williams keyring or something, but it was a mightily impressive bundle of Blu-Rays, CDs and other goodies which would have cost a small fortune to purchase new.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Chewy in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    I certainly never interpreted the (in my opinion, perfectly reasonable) request not to record the proceedings or check in on Facebook - like I even know what that means! - as a command not to discuss the event with anyone afterwards.  The only thing I was not sure about was whether details of the various clips which Mike played could be disclosed, but @mahler3 seems to have put that one to bed above.
     
    My favourite audio clip was a recording of Williams recording the 'wild takes' with the choir for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Spielberg in the booth requesting various different tempi and pitches.  There were a few audience questions, most of which I cannot remember now, but I do remember the LSO musicians citing Revenge of the Sith and Monsignor as their respective personal favourites of the Williams scores on which they played.  Eric Crees also said that John Williams was a better conductor than ninety percent of the career conductors he had worked with.
     
    It was nice to meet both Tim and Maurizio briefly when I arrived, both of them being instantly recognisable from the various video podcasts I had seen over the years.  It is fair to say that most of the attendees were men (an observation which will come as no surprise to anyone here ), although amongst the few women there was composer Alexandra Harwood.  I was chatting to another of the attendees, a bloke called Adam beforehand who had travelled down from Liverpool for the event, quite impressive when I had just a short Tube journey.
     
    I did not stay to watch the film as I had to see a man about a dog that evening, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon.  To my great surprise I was also one of the lucky winners in the raffle / prize draw.  I thought that maybe it would be one CD or a Legacy of John Williams keyring or something, but it was a mightily impressive bundle of Blu-Rays, CDs and other goodies which would have cost a small fortune to purchase new.
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    Omen II got a reaction from bigjimwilson in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    I certainly never interpreted the (in my opinion, perfectly reasonable) request not to record the proceedings or check in on Facebook - like I even know what that means! - as a command not to discuss the event with anyone afterwards.  The only thing I was not sure about was whether details of the various clips which Mike played could be disclosed, but @mahler3 seems to have put that one to bed above.
     
    My favourite audio clip was a recording of Williams recording the 'wild takes' with the choir for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Spielberg in the booth requesting various different tempi and pitches.  There were a few audience questions, most of which I cannot remember now, but I do remember the LSO musicians citing Revenge of the Sith and Monsignor as their respective personal favourites of the Williams scores on which they played.  Eric Crees also said that John Williams was a better conductor than ninety percent of the career conductors he had worked with.
     
    It was nice to meet both Tim and Maurizio briefly when I arrived, both of them being instantly recognisable from the various video podcasts I had seen over the years.  It is fair to say that most of the attendees were men (an observation which will come as no surprise to anyone here ), although amongst the few women there was composer Alexandra Harwood.  I was chatting to another of the attendees, a bloke called Adam beforehand who had travelled down from Liverpool for the event, quite impressive when I had just a short Tube journey.
     
    I did not stay to watch the film as I had to see a man about a dog that evening, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon.  To my great surprise I was also one of the lucky winners in the raffle / prize draw.  I thought that maybe it would be one CD or a Legacy of John Williams keyring or something, but it was a mightily impressive bundle of Blu-Rays, CDs and other goodies which would have cost a small fortune to purchase new.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Jay in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    I certainly never interpreted the (in my opinion, perfectly reasonable) request not to record the proceedings or check in on Facebook - like I even know what that means! - as a command not to discuss the event with anyone afterwards.  The only thing I was not sure about was whether details of the various clips which Mike played could be disclosed, but @mahler3 seems to have put that one to bed above.
     
    My favourite audio clip was a recording of Williams recording the 'wild takes' with the choir for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Spielberg in the booth requesting various different tempi and pitches.  There were a few audience questions, most of which I cannot remember now, but I do remember the LSO musicians citing Revenge of the Sith and Monsignor as their respective personal favourites of the Williams scores on which they played.  Eric Crees also said that John Williams was a better conductor than ninety percent of the career conductors he had worked with.
     
    It was nice to meet both Tim and Maurizio briefly when I arrived, both of them being instantly recognisable from the various video podcasts I had seen over the years.  It is fair to say that most of the attendees were men (an observation which will come as no surprise to anyone here ), although amongst the few women there was composer Alexandra Harwood.  I was chatting to another of the attendees, a bloke called Adam beforehand who had travelled down from Liverpool for the event, quite impressive when I had just a short Tube journey.
     
    I did not stay to watch the film as I had to see a man about a dog that evening, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon.  To my great surprise I was also one of the lucky winners in the raffle / prize draw.  I thought that maybe it would be one CD or a Legacy of John Williams keyring or something, but it was a mightily impressive bundle of Blu-Rays, CDs and other goodies which would have cost a small fortune to purchase new.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Davis in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    Jaws in 3D.
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    Omen II got a reaction from Brando in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    Jaws in 3D.
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    Omen II got a reaction from BB-8 in The Legacy of John Williams (Website & Podcast)   
    Jaws in 3D.
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