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  1. Ha! I’ve pre-ordered this book so I’ll try and skip this page. I was very fortunate to meet Alan Rickman thanks to my work with Patrick Doyle a few years ago. Well, nearly 10 now! They were both very close friends being part of the London theatrical scene in the 70s and 80s. Shameless (!) photo below.
  2. Yes, unless parts were decided to be cut. Come to think of it I can’t recall hearing the Bond misquote l. 15 minutes is typical for an approved interview slot. Press junkets have a similar timeframe.
  3. The LSO performed the 2nd Potter film at Abbey Rd. The first one did feature many LSO players but it was a session orchestra fixed by Isobel Griffiths. Same for Azkaban. Portions of the first Potter we’re recorded at Air, but as Williams wasn’t familiar with the venue he preferred Abbey Rd so all remaining sessions were conducted there. Yes, you’re right regarding William Ross. I haven’t listened to the 2 hour show, I was recommended to watch the 17 minute video edit via the Global Radio player and it sounds like “He chose wisely.” My takeaway from the interview was that Hedwig’s Theme starts with “chimes” (!) and the statement from Andrew Collins “I don’t know how you did it, but you did it!” about Star Wars was cringeworthy! I actually enjoyed the conversation about Jaws above everything else, despite its well trodden fodder. I’m also glad JW insisted on talking about the LSO & Maurice Murphy.
  4. Sometimes I think there’s a collective misunderstanding that soundtrack labels are a business. The reissues are positive in multiple ways, namely a revenue stream which helps fund the likes of Scarface, Fiddler on the Roof or Willow which wouldn’t have seen the light of day without significant investment.
  5. Here’s our very own @Jim Warewho joined me on the show last night. French horn player Hugh Seenan is also speaking with me about his work with James Horner (from Aliens to Braveheart). Lots of further Willow clips too! https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/d7vhqV4aB9RQQ9s79
  6. If the session masters are found someday then it would be very cool to hear the various THX Logo takes which we’re recorded at the Willow sessions. Listen from 02:40 here.
  7. Exactly, Roger received the assembly which Horner created with Shawn Murphy from Simon Rhodes. Leading to the conclusion that a double album was in mind at the time. We have to be thankful for that!
  8. Here’s the link to Doug, Roger and Chris Malone talking up the new Willow release ICYMI: Information about the elements they had to work with, details of the 2CD contents, Frank KDW’s superb booklet notes and the history of James Horner & Shawn Murphy’s collaboration in LA & London. James Horner Willow Intrada Premiere
  9. It’s detriment free and sounds better than ever, so please have faith. You’ll hear specifics when Doug and Roger talk later on the show. If you can’t listen live I’ll post a link. Chris Malone worked on restoring a particular cue and we all know that he is from the school of Mike Matessino excellence!
  10. Doug and Roger from Intrada will be introducing one of the best unreleased moments as a world premiere tomorrow (Sunday) night at 7pm with me on Movie Magic Can’t wait to share this with you and hope you can listen in.
  11. Here’s a link to download if you missed it: Movie Magic with Lorne Balfe, William Ross & Elvis! The full length interview will be published in next month’s FSM Online alongside my interview with Natalie Holt.
  12. Maurizio ( @TownerFan ) and I are speaking with William Ross on radio 📻 tonight if anyone would like to listen 🎧 live from 8pm (U.K.) : Kenobi and John Williams
  13. Zavvi must’ve received their allocation as they now have it listed on their various geographic websites. Here’s the U.K. link
  14. Yes it’s very concertised in a brilliant “Hook Banquet” kind of way. The only recording I know of is Keith Lockhart with the BPO and it’s worth seeking out. Especially for “Gloria” by Randol Bass. Adjust your settings for ‘cringe’ when looking at the album cover :-)
  15. It’s definitely not badly performed! Personally speaking the BPO Star Wars selections I listen to the least due to the overly bright sound. There’s very little bass which is a combination of the natural Symphony Hall acoustic and recording technique. The timpani in particular is too soft in moments it needs to be “bigger” (Forest Battle / final bars of SW Main Theme). The quieter cues like Yoda and Luke & Leia work better for me.
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