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    Holko got a reaction from Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
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    Holko got a reaction from Taikomochi in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
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    Holko got a reaction from Chewy in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Images (together with @Chewy and@crumbs) - Fantastic, moody, inventive JW. Every track has something new to bring to this really well assembled album. I like the way the instrument groups or the way of playing or the writing itself can represent normalcy and madness, (the arrival of strings for example destabilising and driving out the lute and bells like in Dogs, Ponies and Old Ruins), fading in and out, playing solo, or even getting confused (like the aforementioned strings in solo getting the most classical and non-weird track on the album).
     
    The Wizard of Oz - Lovely songs, lovely score variations of them, all fun as hell.
     
    Shadows of the Empire - Love every single track.
     
    Krull - Top tier adventurous Horner, excellent.
     
    Conan the Barbarian (Rerecording) - All highlights again, love the way it gives weight, depth and... meaning to the film's world in a way.
     
    Black Sunday - Not exactly all highlights but one single highlight, a very well-built up narrative. Very fun. By now I'm noticing Kabakov's theme popping up everywhere, originally it took me a while to even recognise it.
     
    Always - Same as above, not all highlights but one big beautiful bunch of bittersweet longing and release. That solo in Among the Clouds, those gorgeous alternate credits...
     
    War of the Worlds - I think I finally managed to catch myself in the perfect mood with it and broke the "okay, I love all of it, this is a great score" barrier. I'm already familiar enough with it that I can concentrate on and appreciate smaller details but I listened to it long enough ago that I was being surprised by twists and turns like how good a 12-minute gapless assembly from Intersection Scene to Driving Away is, the existence of Attacking the Car, the lovely album extensions and their seamlessness of Disc 1 for Ray and Rachel and Refugee Status, how big Robbie Joins the Fight Gets, the sudden screaming Red Planet after we were lulled to such a different mood for multiple tense but lowkey and minimal cues, the calming ending but very dire and un-optimistic epilogue... again, I love it all!
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    Holko got a reaction from May the Force be with You in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Images (together with @Chewy and@crumbs) - Fantastic, moody, inventive JW. Every track has something new to bring to this really well assembled album. I like the way the instrument groups or the way of playing or the writing itself can represent normalcy and madness, (the arrival of strings for example destabilising and driving out the lute and bells like in Dogs, Ponies and Old Ruins), fading in and out, playing solo, or even getting confused (like the aforementioned strings in solo getting the most classical and non-weird track on the album).
     
    The Wizard of Oz - Lovely songs, lovely score variations of them, all fun as hell.
     
    Shadows of the Empire - Love every single track.
     
    Krull - Top tier adventurous Horner, excellent.
     
    Conan the Barbarian (Rerecording) - All highlights again, love the way it gives weight, depth and... meaning to the film's world in a way.
     
    Black Sunday - Not exactly all highlights but one single highlight, a very well-built up narrative. Very fun. By now I'm noticing Kabakov's theme popping up everywhere, originally it took me a while to even recognise it.
     
    Always - Same as above, not all highlights but one big beautiful bunch of bittersweet longing and release. That solo in Among the Clouds, those gorgeous alternate credits...
     
    War of the Worlds - I think I finally managed to catch myself in the perfect mood with it and broke the "okay, I love all of it, this is a great score" barrier. I'm already familiar enough with it that I can concentrate on and appreciate smaller details but I listened to it long enough ago that I was being surprised by twists and turns like how good a 12-minute gapless assembly from Intersection Scene to Driving Away is, the existence of Attacking the Car, the lovely album extensions and their seamlessness of Disc 1 for Ray and Rachel and Refugee Status, how big Robbie Joins the Fight Gets, the sudden screaming Red Planet after we were lulled to such a different mood for multiple tense but lowkey and minimal cues, the calming ending but very dire and un-optimistic epilogue... again, I love it all!
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    Holko got a reaction from DrTenma in question, Are the Witches of eastwick expanded and warhorse expanded bootlegs or genuine CDs on Elite soundtracks website?   
    Don't encourage him or these boots in general, please. And as said above, this scam store often doesn't even send things after you paid for it.
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    Holko got a reaction from Smeltington in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    I once did just that and shared the assembly here but it's not in the CoS Originality Analysis thread so I don't know where it could be. As per that thread btw, the score is 32% copypasted old material, 21% old themes in new variations, 52% all new material. While the OST is 31-9-58, grossly misrepresenting it.
     
    Edit: found it!
     
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    Holko got a reaction from Docteur Qui in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
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    Holko reacted to Romão in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    I am honestly baffled that people keep bringing up Rogue One as a good example of Giacchino's ability to properly integrate themes by other composers...
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    Holko got a reaction from redishere in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    I once did just that and shared the assembly here but it's not in the CoS Originality Analysis thread so I don't know where it could be. As per that thread btw, the score is 32% copypasted old material, 21% old themes in new variations, 52% all new material. While the OST is 31-9-58, grossly misrepresenting it.
     
    Edit: found it!
     
  10. Haha
    Holko reacted to igger6 in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    Holko got a reaction from crumbs in Donations required to keep JWFan running   
    Hope it will be a +20 years upgrade in little more than a week!
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    Holko got a reaction from Edmilson in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
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    Holko got a reaction from BrotherSound in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
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    Holko got a reaction from eitam in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
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    Holko got a reaction from Smeltington in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
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    Holko got a reaction from Once in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    I remember snuggling up to my parents in bed when I was maybe 5, ready to watch the big movie based on the book I loved when it was first broadcast, and making them stop it possibly before the Prologue was even over because I was scared out of my mind. I also fondly remember playing around a lot in the HP1 bonus disc menus, among the first DVDs we ever bought, was nice to switch up from the TV-recorded VHS I watched to shreds. Also looking around for the real complete score around by then already, I have zero memories of ever actually hearing the entire OST as is, even recently. I grew so attached to SonicAdventure's classic Deluxe Edition session edit that I even replicated many track joinings in my LLL set edit - the LLL set, what an insanely huge event that was!
     
    Relistened to this score of pure magic this Saturday. The dark/sad tints that creep into many tracks, the noble one-offs like Firenze's material, the special one-offs like Filch's Fond Remembrance, the playfulness, the seriousness, the insane memorability, the raising stakes by the end, the friendliness, embracingness, heroism, love, contrasting twistedly fun or genuinely dark material, the confident and perfectly timed flick with which Privet Drive goes into the Title Hedwig B statement, the supporting line in Hedwig's Theme wandering around up and down perfectly illustrating flight, the little climbing figures whizzing by in the Quidditch Match part 1 like the players onscreen, speaking of, the real unsung hero that is Hogwarts Forever, a beautifully warm and noble melody with anice growing mini-arc, the A.I.-ey first half of Mirror of Erised, the perfection that is everything in the Stone challenges, the perfection that is Face of Voldemort with things coming together, the utterly unspeakably perfect perfection that is Leaving Hogwarts... the complete perfection that is every note of this score! Just wow.
  17. Like
    Holko got a reaction from redishere in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone - 20 years later   
    Zero, ZERO actual in-film Chamber Theme statements!
  18. Like
    Holko reacted to BB-8 in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    It's out for pre-orders...

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    Holko reacted to The Illustrious Jerry in Ludwig Göransson's THE MANDALORIAN (2019-present)   
    Not sure if anyone here has already seen this video from last year, but Ludwig recently retweeted it and I think it's easily my favourite cover of The Mandalorian at this point.
     
     
    Really cool dressed-up arrangement that riffs on the recorder theme, the fanfare, the Razor Crest, the Jawa theme, and the Child's theme from Season 1. I dig it!
  20. Haha
    Holko reacted to Jay in Donations required to keep JWFan running   
    @Bespin chose James Newton Howard's OUTBREAK (Deluxe Edition)
     
    @GerateWohl chose John Williams' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (30th anniversary EMI/Capitol)
     
    @Marian Schedenig chose Joe Kraemer's JACK REACHER
     
    @crumbs chose John Williams' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (30th anniversary EMI/Capitol)
     
    That's right, both extra copies I got in the mail of Fiddler will now be gone, and I'll be back to only owning the copy I bought!
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    Holko got a reaction from BB-8 in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    2 CDs, a bluray, a 4K disc?
  22. Thanks
    Holko reacted to BB-8 in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    John Williams-the Berlin Concert - Williams,John, Berliner Philharmoniker, Williams,John: Amazon.de: Musik
     
  23. Haha
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    Holko reacted to mstrox in Donations required to keep JWFan running   
    Looks like Jay is offloading a copy of Fiddler on the Roof.  Somebody better tip him one or two copies, stat
  25. Like
    Holko got a reaction from Docteur Qui in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    Public domain, baby!
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