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    Holko got a reaction from crumbs in Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection   
    Well, what do we expect from people who can't push enter to make their tracklist legible? And don't credit the people who made this for them to sell?
     
    Also, nice cover.
     


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    Holko reacted to JohnnyD in Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection   
    It sounds great, but...cross-fading...NOOOOOO!
     
    Well, that is not included. However, there are bells after the opening choir that have not been heard previously. Interesting. It seems the bells heard in the film are an overlay that was recorded separately.
     
    This is not included either! I know it is source music, but I was hoping it would be included. Oh, well.
     
    In Escape, the reprise of Heaven's Light seems to be micro-edited out (oddly).
     
    And He Shall Smite the Wicked DOES NOT INCLUDE the sequence for which the track is named! The sequence ends when the next cue that starts when Frollo searches fro Quasi and Esmeralda with the sword should begin. Emergence is the next cue after that. An entire sequence is missing! HOW WAS THIS ON THE ORIGINAL ALBUM BUT NOT INCLUDED HERE!?!?
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    Holko reacted to Marian Schedenig in How many streaming services are you subscribed to?   
    I wish none of these streaming services combined the content and the delivery into one proprietary package. Before streaming, there was TV, and TV was  (mostly) standardised - the TV stations broadcast the content, and you bought the TV that offered the best quality and the best usability by your standards. Now the interface and the entire UX comes with the content, and you can do fuck all to change that. I'd be much more inclined to pay subscription fees for streaming content providers if they used a standardised API that I could access through the player (hardware and/or software) of my choice.
     
    And, not unimportantly: Illegal downloads do give me that choice. In that regard, they are infinitely better from a usability point of view.
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    Holko reacted to mrbellamy in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    I like most musicals, I like La La Land, I will probably like this. It's everlasting material of course and the music is A+ as we already know and Newman/Dudamel will hardly fuck it up. I'm sure Spielberg will find stunning things to do with the camera and choreography and so I'm excited to see that and I also think Tony Kushner is a great writer who will probably find some interesting perspective to this story. 
     
    But I also think this has always seemed like a lame idea from the outset and I feel like Spielberg's definitely gotten himself in that grandpa zone which many masters have found themselves in where he makes perfectly sophisticated and literate cinema that somehow just has like...no relevance lol. Even when he's responding very directly to current events like The Post, that movie tried so hard to say something and came and went like a wisp, it's weird. Scorsese has at least gone back and forth where he thinks he's making Hugo for kids lol (a movie I loved) but then he comes out with Wolf of Wall Street and it's like oh fuck, this guy still knows what's up. You kinda wanna see Spielberg make one of those, in his own way. I'm pleased he can still have a reasonably big hit like Lincoln and Ready Player One, the former I think is actually a great movie and the latter is pretty solid and entertaining garbage, but I'd love to see him make something that can really strike a vein. What's interesting is that probably Spielberg's most notable contribution to cinema in the 2010s was Daniel Day-Lewis's performance in Lincoln, one of his major performances and a pretty big reference point now, and Spielberg's really taking a backseat. Rylance, Hanks, Streep all did very beautiful understated work in the last ten years of Spielberg too, that's what defines it for me.
     
    But so I don't know, I feel like he's doing something with this one about cultural/racial disputes and it's just not gonna resonate, and I say this as someone who thinks he's still got the most brilliant eye and finds all of his movies human and worthwhile to some degree. Kushner's adaptation could be brilliant, who knows. Maybe Moreno will join the above actors as a great Spielberg performance. 
     
    And obviously I wish Spielberg were putting out literally anything else that would include a John Williams score and that's frustrating. So you know, whatever.
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    Holko got a reaction from ins in I'm fairly certain the "2nd" ending in Duel Of the Fates was added a later date - later recording session that is   
    And then did it again two more times.
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    Holko reacted to TheUlyssesian in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    We won’t talk about it here but Hollywood baffles me. Who survives and who goes down seems completely arbitrary.
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    Holko reacted to Disco Stu in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    JWFAN La La Land fans assemble!  We exist!  Really good movie!  Great score!
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    Holko reacted to SteveMc in The John Williams Concert Work Listening and Discussion Thread   
    Satellite Celebration (Song For World Peace) 1995
     
    Orchestral piece for orchestra, chorus and soloists originally written by Williams for an NHK New Year's broadcast to mark the coming of the year 1995.  The piece was retitled and rearranged later for conventional orchestra forces.  The original version was a bit ahead of its time, as many of the performers were in different locations, linked by satellite.   The original piece is quite stately overall, with a kind of self-consciously classical nature coming through.  I would definitely like to hear a studio recording.
     
    The revised "Song For World Peace" is a bit less unique, and really misses the choral parts.  But it is still an enjoyable listen.
     
    Here is a rough recording of the original, conducting by Seiji Ozawa and featuring Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Stern, and the revised version, from the American Journey disc. 
     
     
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    Holko reacted to Edmilson in The official Alexandre Desplat thread   
    First track from the soundtrack for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch:
     
     
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    Holko got a reaction from Edmilson in How many streaming services are you subscribed to?   
    One, the local film archive's service. Can't be arsed to deal with regional restrictions on top of these tens of services constantly nabbing stuff from each other.
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    Holko reacted to Jay in Danny Elfman's SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999) - 2021 4-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    That visual aid perfectly explains what the mistake is, and why it sounds like the music is "stuttering" in the released version
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    Holko got a reaction from Jay in Danny Elfman's SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999) - 2021 4-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I grabbed the same section from one of the alternates to patch it up.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G-crafV8Kaib2bAoAX5iCIQqLisCWrlL/view?usp=drivesdk
     
    And an explanation of what I think is going on, just an improper take lineup:

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    Holko got a reaction from Docteur Qui in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    I love Doyle's score.
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    Holko got a reaction from blondheim in Danny Elfman's SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999) - 2021 4-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I grabbed the same section from one of the alternates to patch it up.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G-crafV8Kaib2bAoAX5iCIQqLisCWrlL/view?usp=drivesdk
     
    And an explanation of what I think is going on, just an improper take lineup:

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    Holko got a reaction from Disco Stu in Danny Elfman's SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999) - 2021 4-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Yes, here we go again, again! Again.
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    Holko reacted to Jay in Danny Elfman's SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999) - 2021 4-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Roger just posted on the Intrada forum that they will look into this issue.
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    Holko reacted to crumbs in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    Come on guys... obvious clickbait is obvious. The "source" is the Daily Mail -- a dumpster fire of tabloid trash.
     
    Kathleen Kennedy + female characters are guaranteed triggers for basement dwellers worldwide.
     
    We went through this same confected media-driven outrage with Shia in Indy 4. These days it's even easier to manufacture outrage with female characters instead.
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    Holko reacted to Steve in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    After two weeks of listening to this I have to say this is a real masterpiece. The film score recording is a real treasure. Such a great score with so many surprises and interesting musical monents! Best release in a long time, at least for my personal taste. 
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    Holko reacted to GerateWohl in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    The Adventures of Robin Hood - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Really a fun score to listen to. In opposite to other golden age scores it is not overloaded with heavy brass and screaming strings, but has clear thematic ideas arranged in a very classical manner.
     
    Eastern Promises - Howard Shore
    Like most of Shore's scores for Cronenberg IT IS highly melancholic.
    Sometimes it feels like Shore uses for Cronenberg every time almost the same score and just changes the lead Instrument. This time it is the violin.
    The score is influenced by russian folk music. Not very optimistic. But beautiful.
    I completely agree. For me it is the ultimate Bond score. Too bad, he didn't score the sequels.
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    Holko reacted to Bryant Burnette in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Or, they could get the release right and avoid it being an issue.  This problem should not be put on people who simply want to be given a non-defective product, which is implied in the purchase.
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    Holko reacted to Tom Guernsey in THE ADVENTURES OF HAN - 2018 John Williams theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story   
    Haha. The changes are certainly marginal at best!
    Hopefully it’ll appear on volume 2 of his music following the surprise one he put out last year (still after some custom art for that if anyone’s up for it… the official artwork is oddly dreadful).
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