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  1. Catch Me If You Can by John Williams The Terminal by John Williams Angela's Ashes by John Williams The Book Thief by John Williams
  2. The Mummy (Intrada) by Jerry Goldsmith U.S. Marshals (Varese Deluxe Edition) by Jerry Goldsmith Stargate (LLL) by David Arnold The Mummy Returns (Intrada) by Alan Silvestri
  3. A great episode about one of my favourite Goldsmith scores (and The Mummy was actually my first Goldsmith album). Also I loved the well deserved shout out to Yavar Moradi's excellent The Goldsmith Odyssey podcast.
  4. King of Kings (Tadlow re-recording) by Miklós Rózsa: My first actual listen to this Rózsa epic and I have to say I love it. While I would have preferred a bit more spacious recording, I understand James Fitzpatrick's philosophy of making the mix and recording a bit drier and crisper in recording studio style rather than a concert hall in the same vein as he did with El Cid both to mimic the original studio conditions and to bring out all the details he wanted. And details there are in abundance and I have to take a listen or ten to delve into the intricacies of this sprawling grand soundscape and its melodies although I have to say that The Lord's Prayer theme s among my top 5 Rózsa pieces ever. While I might place this behind Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis and El Cid among the composer's epic film scores, this is another winner from Tadlow, Fitzpatrick, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and the conductor Nic Raine.
  5. Nixon by John Williams War of the Worlds by John Williams God of War by Bear McCreary The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Howard Shore The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Howard Shore The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies by Howard Shore
  6. Jurassic Park by John Williams: This is the score that made me a John Williams fan back in 1993 and even after all these years it still has not lost its magic. I love it!
  7. Happy Belated Birthday @Not Mr. Big! Also Happy Birthday @John Takis!!!
  8. Sounds like animation scoring Horner combined with the obligatory Elfman temp track references. I'll have to listen to the whole album now.
  9. Curiously this is a Horner score I have never heard in any form. Time to check it out to hear if it warrants a purchase in complete form.
  10. Chicken Run by Harry Gregson-WIlliams and John Powell: It has been a while since I listened to this and had forgotten how fun score this is and also so very genuine in its enthusiasm, emotion, melodies and of course kazoos!
  11. Well that too. But I found it a rather stuffy and play-it-safe biopic.
  12. It is such a fantastic album with some of my favourite concerts works from Williams on it, the Cello Concerto, Elegy for Cello and Orchestra and Heartwood. Yo-Yo Ma's playing is as always technically impeccable but what's more important very moving and emotionally resonant. I would love to have Volume 2 with music from Williams' film scores arranged by the composer for Yo-Yo Ma much like the gorgeous Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone album.
  13. Sadly not very. The director is known for some very average to awful fare and despite the first rate Finnish actors in the leading roles, Sibelius is a rather stiff period picture that plays it entirely safe and faithfully follows nearly all of the major anecdotal events of his life until his death. The end result is hardly a biopic masterpiece. Serviceable. The music is truly the best thing about it.
  14. Who would have thought he would eventually score his own biopic?
  15. Lincoln (OST+FYC album combo) by John Williams Seven Years in Tibet by John Williams Nixon by John Williams
  16. Yeah I have combined both into a longer great listening experience. Although I did edit the OST tracks into their approximate film sequence and separated some of the combined pieces.
  17. I have always been a score fan more than a fan of songs used in movies so nope, I never bought any. I used to be very annoyed to find that they had ordered the "songs only" version of a soundtrack release to our local CD store instead of the score album back in the day when I used to buy my music from brick and mortar stores. And I don't own that "song album" for that Sibelius movie. Although I do own the music used in the film on several classical music recordings.
  18. I actually do not own any purely song compilation soundtracks. Soundtrack albums with score and songs yes but not a single album with only songs or "songs from and inspired by the film".
  19. Looks like that despite the relative brevity of the score in the film, Williams was writing quite a lot of different versions and variations on the same cues.
  20. Far and Away (LLL) by John Williams Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (complete edit) by John Williams
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