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  1. Just finished up listening to this one. I have to say that, being a fan of rerecordings, this is a major let down. The orchestra just doesn't sounds tight, as someone pointed out before, they don't really seem to have a clue to what they should be doing. A pity, as I've heard this same orchestra playing live Williams music, and they were much better back then. Also some transitions are just awkwardly done... sometimes they feel rushed, other just poorly executed. And the sequencing is silly... I know they wanted to go chronologically, but that just doesn't work. Battle of Crait just seems to be a fade in the end and I keep awaiting for a radio host to say "our time is up for this week... Join us again next week for the rest of this recording". Throne Room and End Title should have been moved to the end -- and going for the shortened version was probably because they really filled the 80 minutes of the CD and couldn't have the concert version there. All in all, I much more prefer the Japanese Philharmonic release from a couple of years ago, even though it only uses the concert versions, and the inclusion of the two Last Jedi tracks here were quite fun. As for Han Solo and the Princess, I'll keep going back to the live performance from November 2018 in London with Brossé and the LSO. By the way, someone mentioned Brossé recording Williams, he did included some Williams on one of his recent film music recordings but just nothing that hasn't been recorded a million times before.
  2. New recording of Star Wars music on Sony Classical, with The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra under Robert Ziegler. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Music-Star-Saga-Essential-Collec/dp/B07ZW8WPP9/ref=pd_rhf_eetyp_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F559ERRCH3SG868QJXBV
  3. I was going to say that they are repeating the programs on the old 7" releases, but that's not the case. If memory serves, The Empire Strikes Back single couple The Imperial March with either Battle on the Snow or Yoda's Theme. Anyway, there was a single release for Return of the Jedi, back in 1983 that included Lapti Nek.
  4. The three movement suite was performed once at Tanglewood, back in 2011. Starts with "Three Million Light Years from Home", the second movement "Stargazers" is the same arrangement recorded by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. The final movement is the regular concert version of "Adventures on Earth".
  5. It's music from The Rare Breed that's used as the Universal Logo shows up. I believe it can be heard on the suite recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic in the late 90's. Not sure if it was used often after that. By the way, I've seen the Horner logo music for Universal mislabeled as Williams a lot of times.
  6. The youtube has been there, and then taken down and now seems to be up again. Be sure to check it out. Great performances of some less usual material (Schindler's List on cello and The Lost World) and an amazing "With Malice Toward None".
  7. This is a must read article! Wonderful work as always Maurizio!
  8. And he asks Williams if he voted for Avalon! You should see Williams face
  9. I wish... The Pops season starts on late Spring, so yes, Williams conducting schedule with the Pops would start around May and last until the orchestra moves to Tanglewood for the Summer. I think they usually taped something up to six shows a season, which would mean something like 80 Williams shows at best. Note that not only PBS would tape and broadcast Pops shows. A&E did a few in the early 90's and the July 4th concert which is still broadcast today, wasn't on PBS, but rather on a local Boston channel, I think. Also, occasionally, other conductors other than Williams would record a show. Really? I have a number of those concerts featuring Williams conducting his own film music!
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