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    Matt S. reacted to Nick Parker in Star Trek: Picard (2020 TV Series)   
    Just saw the fourth episode. The show keeps getting better and better.
     
     
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    Matt S. reacted to bollemanneke in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 20th Anniversary 2CD Edition by La-La Land Records (2012)   
    Yup! Although Home Alone 2 sounds and is performed badly.
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Star Trek is better than everything   
    I think the “no money” idea is more along the lines of not needing it for the basic necessities of life; food, clothing, shelter, etc, within the Federation.  With the invention of food and matter replicators, a person’s needs are always met.  However, money is clearly needed for anything extra, or outside Federation society.
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    Matt S. reacted to Fabulin in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - January 18/19 2020   
    Thielemann at least has this wonderful moment where Beethoven sets sail and goes swashbuckling:
     
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    Matt S. reacted to Matthias in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - January 18/19 2020   
    Then again, nothing sounds better than Kleiber‘s Beethoven recordings. 😉 I kind of see what you‘re saying, the Nelsons recordings don‘t sound quite as clear.
     
    You absolutely should check out Carlos Kleiber‘s recordings of the 5th and 7th symphonies with the VPO as well as the 4th with the Bavarian State Orchestra. I completely adore these recordings. 😍 I‘d forget about the Thielemann cycle - it may sound clearer, but the interpretations are imho worse than Nelsons. I think Blomstedt with the Gewandhaus Orchestra would be a good choice in terms of a 21st cycle with great sound quality.
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Matthias in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - January 18/19 2020   
    Fair enough.  I'm not familiar with those recordings, so I'll try to check them out.  I'm a bit of a nut for Beethoven symphonies, so I'll never turn down a recommendation!  Thanks!
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Fabulin in John Williams to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic - January 18/19 2020   
    Fair enough.  I'm not familiar with those recordings, so I'll try to check them out.  I'm a bit of a nut for Beethoven symphonies, so I'll never turn down a recommendation!  Thanks!
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Þekþiþm in BREAKING BAD   
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The Reply With A Song Lyric Story Game   
    I get knocked down, but I get up again, they're never gonna keep me down
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    Matt S. reacted to Timo Martikainen in The Rise of Skywalker - Disney Records OST   
    Tracklist with durations (from https://www.highresaudio.com/en/album/view/22pwf4/john-williams-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-original-motion-picture-soundtrack):
    1. Fanfare and Prologue 04:34
    2. Journey to Exegol 02:49
    3. The Rise of Skywalker 04:18
    4. The Old Death Star 03:16
    5. The Speeder Chase 03:21
    6. Destiny of a Jedi 05:12
    7. Anthem of Evil 03:23
    8. Fleeing from Kijimi 02:51
    9. We Go Together 03:17
    10. Join Me 03:42
    11. They Will Come 02:50
    12. The Final Saber Duel0 3:57
    13. Battle of the Resistance 02:51
    14. Approaching the Throne 04:16
    15. The Force Is with You 03:59
    16. Farewell 05:14
    17. Reunion 04:04
    18. A New Home 01:47
    19. Finale 10:51
    Total Runtime 01:16:32
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Bespin in Which of these recent John Williams re-recording albums do you enjoy the most?   
    I'm not sure Hooten's album qualifies as having "no direct input from Williams."  He conducted it!  (Of course, that could be why it's winning that poll.)
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    Matt S. reacted to Disco Stu in Which of these recent John Williams re-recording albums do you enjoy the most?   
    In addition to the brilliant performances on S/W 3, it's also maybe my favorite sounding album Williams has ever recorded.  Honestly, I want to hear more albums recorded by Murphy at Royce Hall UCLA, because it's still astounding to me how great this album sounds.
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    Matt S. got a reaction from carlborg in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    I agree with you, but thankfully it wasn't a matter of getting "one or the other."  I for one am thrilled that Deutsche Grammophone saw fit to release BOTH in the same year.  Hopefully both are big sellers for the label, and they're open to more.
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The reply with a movie quote story game.   
    This isn’t reality, this is fantasy.  You wanted adventure; how’s this?  The old adrenaline going, huh?  Good boy.  Now get in the closet.
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The Reply With A Song Lyric Story Game   
    Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The Reply With A Song Lyric Story Game   
    God save the Queen!
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The reply with a movie quote story game.   
    It’s amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving.
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    Matt S. reacted to mrbellamy in The reply with a movie quote story game.   
    I had black coffee and apple pie with a slice of melted yellow cheese. I think that was a good selection.
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The Reply With A Song Lyric Story Game   
    Love in an elevator, livin’ it up while I’m goin’ down
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    Matt S. got a reaction from A. A. Ron in MINORITY REPORT- 2CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records now available   
    This is one of those scores I've only listened to maybe 2 or 3 times.  I'm looking forward to exploring it further.  
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    Matt S. reacted to Disco Stu in MINORITY REPORT- 2CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records now available   
    It’s the kind of expansion that mostly just deepens the appreciation for those of us who already love the score.  But I’m sure it’ll make some new fans too!
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    Matt S. reacted to King Mark in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    Anyways Williams put a lot of work into this. I don't think any of the performances are better than the OST versions but they should be taken as something completely separate  and we should be grateful to have this album 
     
    it's better than another compilation with the same thing we heard a thousand times like the Dudamel c.d.
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    Matt S. got a reaction from bollemanneke in ACROSS THE STARS - Williams / Mutter collaboration album   
    He also recorded it with the Boston Pops, with concertmaster Tamara Smirnova as soloist for the Williams on Williams album in 1995.  
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    Matt S. reacted to crocodile in Tanglewood 2019: ANH Live, "Across the Stars", Film Night and more   
    Oddly, I didn't see this official clip being posted anywhere in this thread...
     
     
    And yes, SPR was a highlight of the evening.
     
    Karol
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    Matt S. got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The reply with a movie quote story game.   
    Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.   Prepare to die.
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