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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in David Arnold's STARGATE - NEW! 2019 2CD La-la Land Records edition NOW AVAILABLE   
    I believe so. Trust in Bulk.
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    Jim Ware reacted to Jay in Indiana Doug and the Temple of Doug   
    They'll probably resume once Jim Ware stops going on honeymoons
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Disco Stu in Dan Romer - James Bond #25 (2020)   
    Is David Arnold still working on the BBC Dracula? Scheduling might not fit.
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from First TROS March Accolyte in Fan Hobbit Audiobook Featuring Howard Shore's Score   
    It's quicker than watching the films!
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from mstrox in Fan Hobbit Audiobook Featuring Howard Shore's Score   
    It's quicker than watching the films!
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Disco Stu in Minority Report - 2CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records now available   
    I'm looking forward to this. The original album contained some of Williams' most inexplicable microedits (Pre-crime To The Rescue) - it will be great to hear this in complete form, and I'm sure there are a few surprises to come too!
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    Jim Ware reacted to Doug Adams in Question about the Nazgul music   
    The Music of the Hobbit Films was finished over four years ago. I have publisher's block. 
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    Jim Ware reacted to publicist in How long did it take John Williams to compose his scores?   
    Dimitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten.
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Ricard in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Agreed, and there is no excuse to not release everything in every format.  The marketing of this thing is utterly incomprehensible.
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Holko in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Agreed, and there is no excuse to not release everything in every format.  The marketing of this thing is utterly incomprehensible.
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from crumbs in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Agreed, and there is no excuse to not release everything in every format.  The marketing of this thing is utterly incomprehensible.
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Demondm810 in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Agreed, and there is no excuse to not release everything in every format.  The marketing of this thing is utterly incomprehensible.
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    Jim Ware reacted to Jay in Will it ever happen?: Mike Matessino's STAR WARS: ORIGINAL TRILOGY Collector's Set   
    Oh there have certainly been tons of releases Williams had no involvement in whatsoever; Certainly the TPM UE and also some of those old FSM CDs like Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Goldfarb, Cat Dancing, etc - and certainly most recent stuff squeeked out too like Quartet's Heidi and Tom Sawyer.  Going forward, I doubt we will ever see another Williams catalog release that wasn't both handled by Matessino and approved by JW.  Tom Sawyer should be the last one that wasn't.
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    Jim Ware reacted to ATXHusker in The Music Of The Hobbit Films - Doug Adams' Book confirmed by Howard Shore   
    "The Hobbit scores are yet to take their permanent spot in history."  Possible good sign for Hobbit CR releases in the future?  
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Crucial Jerry Goldsmith Scores that Nobody Knows?   
    I'm surprised that Studs Lonigan hasn't been mentioned yet.  The lengthy A Game Of Pool is worth the price of entry and includes a virtuosic piano performance from one Johnny Williams.
     
    As for the scores that are actually listed in the first post, Caboblanco is tremendously underrated and a personal favourite.  The Great Train Robbery is rambunctious, flamboyant and quite brilliant.  Players has some fun fanfaric scherzos but not much substance.
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    Jim Ware reacted to Thor in Absolutely obsessed with Raiders of the Lost Ark right now   
    Oh. Shows how much I care, I guess.
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    Jim Ware reacted to Stefancos in Absolutely obsessed with Raiders of the Lost Ark right now   
    For that reason the default version of Raiders is still the DCC. Over 20 years old and still a rock solid album.
     
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from Disco Stu in Another fine year for JW in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2019   
    People still listen to ClassicFM?  Scala Radio is where all the cool kids are.
    https://planetradio.co.uk/scala-radio/
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    Jim Ware reacted to elvisjones in GALAXY'S EDGE - New John Williams composition (2018)   
    I've been posting on this site since it was THE STAR WARS PREQUEL MUSIC RESOURCE 20 years ago, the old-timers here will tell you, I'm not one to bullshit or make empty claims.
     
    Here is one piece of "return" I offer you.  Ben Burtt's interview for Vanity Fair.  https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/ben-burtt-star-wars-sound
     
    Here's something else I can offer in "return".  There are rips of the 7.1 mix of TFA floating around that make it pretty easy to listen to the score as it appears in EP 7, and it's obvious that it's been hacked to pieces.  In contrast, based on their own words, the filmmakers of Ep 8 gave JW a temp score and told him to follow it, which he apparently pretty much did.  My guess is after all the rewrites he had to do on Ep 7, he just wanted to write the score for Ep 8 once.
     
    If JW and MG are such buddies, why has no live-to-picture concert for Rogue One been done?  MG is constantly doing these, you would think R1 would be done too.  We all know the prequels haven't happened because no sheet music exists that matches the films due to all the heavy music editing (and even pitch shifting in EP 3) done.  The reason Ep 7 is possible live is that they did all the orchestration and sheet music in a computer originally (the prequel scores were orchestrated by hand using pencil and paper) and conformed it as they recorded the cues expressly for the purpose of potential live-to-picture concerts.  By the way, MG always reserves a day at the end of this recording session blocks to do just that - conform his sheet music to the final versions of the cues recorded for potential live-to-picture concerts.  I know for a fact he did this on R1 too.
     
    I know I can't convince you that what I say is not "hearsay", but it isn't.  I keep a relatively low profile because I like to be able to offer info when I get it without upsetting people I associate with in real life
     
    As to qualifying my remarks as big claims?  I simply said, despite what everyone said in public at the time (because we know nobody lies to the press when a movie, especially a big expensive movie, comes out) JW didn't actually enjoy rewriting the score to TFA over and over again for JJ, and when Colin Treverow quit EP 9 and JW realized he might be working under the same conditions as he did on Ep 7, he seriously considered not coming back.  Is that a big claim?  I guess it is, but in the end, he DID come back, so what does it matter?  I just thought it was an interesting factoid to share with SW music fans....
     
    So, again, feel free to disregard what I say, I just wanted to assure you, I'm not just making this up...
     
    Humbly,
    elvisjones
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    Jim Ware reacted to Fal J. M. Skywalker in Howard Shore's The Battle of the Five Armies (Hobbit Part 3)   
    We have the cue from the Howard Shore score documentary that came with the OST, 0:21-0:44 is tracked.
     
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxQSwI5aPja9WndRWnNleXRjSW8
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    Jim Ware got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in THE POST - FYC (For Your Consideration) Album   
    It's Williams in tense conspiratorial mode, tinged with Americana.  After a strong opening the album is a slow burner until the last few tracks - fans of Williams' 'preparation fugues' will enjoy Setting the Type and Presses Roll.
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    Jim Ware reacted to JoeinAR in Star Wars Music is Getting Worse - Beyond The Last Jedi & John Williams - A Music Philosophy Review   
    Was this just a ploy to get Jim Ware to post?
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    Jim Ware reacted to TownerFan in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    My copy landed today. Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel
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