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Yoda Longbottom

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  1. I still lack the 1996 MCA expanded and 2002's SACD print that is a must considering how much I love this score...
  2. I know, I can't believe how young I was those 10 years ago when I started here! I'll be returning more often. Gosh I hate it that people have to grow old. At least Some of us (Maestro) would deserve to live forever though! Hopefully the next Nobel Prize will go to the one who finds a gen to achieve immortality. Tell me about it! Which one are you playing? I love the original MCA CD that I got -- ironically -- at a used CD store for a dime in 2000.
  3. Happy birthday Maestro! For me, you are the greatest living composer of music for films and concert halls. Here's to you....! P.S. Despite everyone's predictions, I have a feeling you are going to win another Oscar this year... Roman
  4. Happy birthday Mr. Williams, good health and may you retain your youthful zest for writing more great music! Roman.-)
  5. I was born in the year of Fiddler on the Roof (March 31, 1971). Roman.-)
  6. If it's Silva's with COPF, I will probably get it. Some score tracks they did in the past are excellent additions to the originals. Did you hear the Indiana Jones Trilogy album?
  7. It's winter with tons of snow here and the mood I'm just plain reflects the sleepiness of the things around and on my way to work and back home I'm playing "Presumed Innocent" recently, totally sleepy score, it's calmingly beautiful. My favorite track? The whole album sounds like one long track, which is rather welcome in this case, but seriously, it's "Barbara's Confession".
  8. I have this old set of components: CD player DENON 1050 Amplif. AudioLab 8000LX Speakers Shan Aztec 300 And I listen to mp3's albums in my SE K750i on Senheiser HD 407 headphones. I don't think we can beat Marian's set!
  9. Could it be The City of Prague Philharmonic? They release thru Silva Screen...
  10. Well, the story goes like this. I was born on the year of "Images" which is when the name Yoda didn't exist at all. When I turned 6, a year the Star Wars crawled in here, I asked my parents to change my first name to Yoda, which our registry office didn't seem to want to approve of, so we made it my middle name. So my fullname is Romanos Yoda Feratu, aka R.Y.F. But I never used it in my real life until these boards. As for "Longbottom", it's short for "longing at the bottom", because I was always a very overlooked kid and no one played with me and such and I longed to be needed so bad. So the
  11. There's still a lot of music I think we can coincide on. But he's mentioned his view of today's world has changed since so this might be it, too. Isn't it his girlfriend behind the change?
  12. Don't you think me that! No, I am not. I know that for a fact. But sorry, gotta go hide inside, can't talk at the moment, sun is rising here and I'm feeling so sleepy.
  13. Ray, aren't we slowly losing another admirer here? Williams or any other composer can surely stumble from time to time, but it seems like you haven't been really impressed with much of Williams' output in recent years, which I think isn't all that just Williams not doing his best anymore. In the run of years since 1997 he has composed some truly great stuff, the best he could do and if you still find yourself somewhat unfulfilled, Williams music might not be awing you any more. What happened to that good Ray of the years gone?
  14. First off, gorgeous new year to everyone by the boards! King, I believed Ray was Ray's real name. I don't know why ever hide ourselves into monikers. Actually, I thought all our names were real except for a few like Morn and Ocelot perhaps. Before I registered I for a second thought of giving out my real name, but honestly, would you like someone going around here as Romanos Feratu? Kids are coming by here too, so I couldn't do that, you see....
  15. Do I smell a bit of sarcasm behind…? I truly think this year has seen Williams at the best of form and it only confirms that the busier the schedule, the better the scores. How about six per a year..?
  16. But his avatar signature says "Texas". He's from Italy? Or you want it too? Let the man speak himself!
  17. Can you play region 2 discs? The movie gets sold here for like $8.95 in converted currency. If you want it bad, we could trade for music I can't get here or something. Suggest. Roman
  18. It wouldn't be out of place to release long albums as double-disc sets while keeping the price. Composers would't have to worry about the length of the cues to fit on one album but most importantly there would be no reason to call some cues "unreleased" anymore. Plus you get the time for tea break between the two discs. Still I don't see whether Horner re-arranges and re-records the music for score albums or what he pens for the movie is in that form already.
  19. I got some cool sox and such, but I also got four movies I was longing to have on DVD. Death Becomes Her The Shawshank Redemption Bonnie and Clyde Cat on a Hot Tin Roof I got no music CDs this year, though :cry:
  20. Yes, this one is gorgeous, but to his age the man is making masterpieces! There's lot of tranquility within some pictures. Great galleries!
  21. He was sued? Is it due to call in justice when it comes to music? Strange.
  22. Okay, depends off each individual score album. Braveheart – definitely not a symphonic structure, not even close to that. The climax for the main theme comes in the middle of the score, and some ideas hinted at at the early parts never get really developed until very end. Legends of the Fall – perhaps as close as it gets, but again, main idea gets to the heartbreaking rendition quite too early on. Willow – this one would work as a symphonic poem rather than standalone symphony, but again the themes are not well developed to keep the listener in tension. Absolution comes too soon. Titanic – the
  23. Aren't symphonies supposed to have a structure within? Horner seems to want to beat Zimmer's Crimson Tide on every other occasion with the track times.
  24. I only heard about the Enemy at the Gates so I can't confirm. Put in Titanic soundtrack, skip to track 10 and forward past the 6th minute or so and listen closely.
  25. Ever since 1998, the first thing I listen to in the first minutes of the New Year is always something by John Williams. I believe this gives him some kind of strength and verve. Do you find it any weird? Possibly maybe. :oops: Roman
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