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  1. I’m in the process of listening to my collection by year. I ‘suffered’ through Thomas & The King last week and yesterday was Can You Read My Mind. I like the music under the lyrics but once you add the singing... I put America, the Dream Goes On in that category too. I like the music but could do without the vocals (I do still like Shirley MacLaine in John Goldfarb!)
  2. I like the two of JW with Luciano Pavarotti & Jessye Norman https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/historic-photos-classical-composers-doing-normal-things/
  3. For me it’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (one of my favorite OST tracks too). Back when I made mix tapes, that + the last track were a pretty good representation of the whole score…
  4. Jim Nova (https://jimnova.com/about/) is a huge John Williams fan and is a trombonist in the Pittsburgh Symphony. I was looking at his YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/jn1578) and came across this: Fun video and a great performance! ---------------------------------------------------------- From the YouTube page Turns out that many S.E. Shires trombone artists are huge football fans! So I decided to take my trombone arrangement of the NBC Football Theme, Wide Receiver, by John Williams (of course!) and expand it
  5. Including The River (Intrada), Far & Away (La-La Land), and John Williams in Vienna Looking forward to 2021! https://variety.com/2020/music/news/best-classic-film-music-albums-2020-1234877250/
  6. Sad to see the podcast end. I have enjoyed the insights and think this series will be looked back as a valuable resource for info on John Williams. I've learned so much from each episode (and liked the comments from your guests as well) Thanks again for the great work!
  7. I’m lucky in that I started collecting just before the CD era, and was able to pick up CDs as they were issued. I remember visiting Tower Records every couple of weeks in 1990/1 and being pleasantly surprised when I would find a new Varese reissue (Jaws 2, Eiger Sanction, The Fury, Earthquake, Dracula). I lived in Japan in the early 90s and bought the Japanese issues of Space Camp (CD Club), Goodbye Mr. Chips (EMI), as well as Superman (w/the tracks missing from the US issue). I even called Bay City records in 1990 (no idea who I spoke with) who confirmed their release of 1941 wo
  8. He sort of chuckled and said something to the effect of “that’s an old one.” I tried to balance it out by having him sign Jurassic Park…
  9. I’m not sure I can explain. I don’t know anyone else who likes it. My wife hates it (although she likes Thomas and the King even less!) I remember seeing it in listings of his movies back in the 80s – pre-internet so there was no way to watch it easily. I wondered what it sounded like and was surprised when FSM finally put it out. I especially like the scores with songs from the 60’s. For pure orchestral scores I’d pick the Reivers with special mention to The Rare Breed (need more than the Silva recording!).
  10. I remember getting this album when it came out and was always amused that the conductor in the picture was a ‘little’ John Williams complete with bald spot…
  11. This is a blog by the former bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony/Pops. He has posted previously on the recording session for SPR (he also preformed the premier of the Bass Trombone version of the Tuba concerto with JW & the Boston Pops). He posted this earlier in the week: Memorial Day, Saving Private Ryan, Abraham Lincoln, and the trombone https://thelasttrombone.com/2020/05/26/memorial-day-saving-private-ryan-abraham-lincoln-and-the-trombone/
  12. Loving this album. Are these 3 source music pieces John Williams? The notes don't discuss them (unless I'm missing something) ADDITIONAL MUSIC 22 To Love 23 New Year’s Party No. 1 25 New Year’s Party No. 2 I also appreciate the detail on this site https://chrono-score.blogspot.com/2010/05/poseidon-adventure.html Thanks
  13. I don’t think there is any way to know for certain. San Diego 2007 he just popped into a room before the concert (there was nothing after), said a few words, and left (maybe 50-75 people in the room). Houston 2013 he went to a large room after the concert and individually spoke to people who came up to him. The Houston concert was with Yo-Yo Ma who was also at the reception (maybe 100-200 people); there was a large contingent from the Chinese community and I think they were at least as interested in speaking to him as Mr. Williams. I too appreciate the old days when you could just
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