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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Jay in James Horner's GLORY (1989) - NEW! 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    Yesterday morning just before arriving at work, I played "Battle At Grimball's Landing" and "Charging Fort Wagner (Alternate)" in my car.  I arrived at work ready to go!!
     
    This album is awesome.  Great expansion
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to blondheim in Alfred Newman's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (1959) - 2021 2-CD La-La Land complete   
    I'm never going to be able to afford to get everything I want now. I love these golden age releases so much.
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Not Mr. Big in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    A large portion of dialogue in Amistad went unsubtitled.  I don't know why it's a problem now
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Kühni in Chris Siddall’s next orchestral score   
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to ricsim88 in Chris Siddall’s next orchestral score   
    It looks like Chris has started to work on Conan the Barbarian for his next release. It was just announced on FB. 
    Very cool!
     
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Jay in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    I remember the days when 500 copies of an autographed Bear McCreary OST album would sell out in minutes.  Now it takes weeks!
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Edmilson in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) by James Newton Howard   
    FB 2's score is basically the only good thing about that awful movie. It's not as bright and expansive as the first one, but there's some tremendous highlights. 
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Disco Stu in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    I think it's an interesting creative choice and I think the people online who are trying to make it into some kind of political choice have culture war induced brain-rot
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Luke Skywalker in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    Good point. Maybe its a way to tell english speakers to get out and learn other languages as english is not always in the center of things…
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to mrbellamy in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    It's probably to highlight the divisions in the story. If the Jets don't need subtitling, nobody does. Could see Spielberg's point being to put English-speaking audiences in a position where they don't understand what Maria, Anita, the Sharks are saying at times either, so it's about experiencing that language barrier and needing to look past it. 
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Giftheck in Ghostbusters: Afterlife   
    Looking through some stuff for the Wikipedia article I put together for the soundtrack CD, and it's no wonder that Simonsen did good with this score. Simonsen got Peter Bernstein in as the score consultant. Also, Cynthia Millar, who played the ondes Martenot in the 1984 score, plays the ondes Martenot for Afterlife too!
     
    This is probably my favourite track to incorporate Bernstein's material in the score, it just fits together surprisingly well.
     
    The sort of balance Simonsen found with this score, I think, should make Michael Giacchino green with envy. And I say that as a fan of Michael Giacchino.
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Richard Penna in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    That's exactly what Djawadi did for season 6 of GoT - the CD included a code for accessing 18 minutes more music.
     
    I think that part of the problem is that as soon as you go down the CD route in any capacity you're into the world of pressings, artwork approvals, and general pain. I yearn for a world where all that was avoided, and you just downloaded lossless files (hi res if appropriate) with high quality cover art, and maybe a PDF with some liners.
     
    A small part of this wish is to free us from the endless demands for repressings for minor errors.
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Laserschwert in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    The ideal situation would simply have a working delivery system for digital music from each label (including making licensing for different formats easier). They could offer albums both as digital downloads and physical CDs, with CDs costing more, but including a download code for the digital version, which can just contain everything that didn't fit on the CDs.
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Manakin Skywalker in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    As someone who was completely against this sentiment years ago, I'm starting to agree more and more every year. I love getting physical CD sets, but the unfortunate truth is that it makes up probably 90% of the reason why albums (and some expansions) are limited in terms of how much content is released. Not only can a disc only hold a certain amount of music, but I imagine they're much more expensive to produce than a record company just uploading files to the internet.
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Jay in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    Excellent!
     
     
    I think they should have just switched to doing 4CDs per season, either as a 4CD set, or a 2CD volume 1, and then later a 2CD volume 2.
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    Yavar Moradi got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    Exactly this, as Bruce Broughton revealed when I interviewed him two (!!) years ago now:
    https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/2083614-odyssey-interviews-bruce-broughton
     
    In short: Longer intro — MacFarlane asked him to write and record a new version.
     
     
    Basically thanks to a season 1 episode being moved to air as part of season 2, if LLL wanted to (or was required to) keep to a 2 CD album release, they had some hard choices. Their season 1 album already had to leave off some good cues with that approach (the promo edition of Broughton’s pilot score in particular included some good cues left off the LLL). Now that they had the same amount of disc space but two more episode scores to fit in (14 vs 12), that job of whittling down and prioritizing gets even tougher! So I guess this score got the short straw. I’d have to revisit the episode to look for highlights but I know there was indeed a lot more score in the episode.
     
    I personally kinda wish LLL could have done a 3 disc season 2 release, with one full disc dedicated to the complete scores for the Identity two parter (maybe filled out with A Happy Refrain complete — I love that episode and score too!)
    And then have on the remaining two discs an approach more similar to season 1 for the remaining episodes…this would’ve been more akin to their Star Trek TNG volumes (one of the three discs on each being dedicated to complete scores).
     
    Yavar
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to SyncMan in Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director’s Cut 4K Restoration (supervised by Mike Matessino)   
    In the theatrical cut of that sequence, there was a splice in the end of the music-cue, “Total Logic”, so that it would fit the length of that sequence.  I am thinking that the reason that new footage of the San Francisco sequence was created was because the filmmakers wanted to keep that music-cue unedited.
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Jay in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    The Road Not Taken (Joel McNeely)
     
    "Another Kaylon Attack" features a riff on another part of Belly of the Steel Beast, and the whole suite actually has a lot of pastiche to it.  And it's all good!  "Lifting Off The Ocean Floor" is wonderfully Star Trek (Horner's).  "Activating The Device" is a cool action track but then.... the suite is over!  There's no denouement / wrap-up track at all, for the episode, or the album.  Just a big action cue right into the end credits.  WTF?
     
     
    The Orville End Titles (Season 2 Shawn Murphy Mix)
     
    It'll be interesting to see if the end titles change next season, too!
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to John F in Christophe Beck and Michael Paraskevas' HAWKEYE (2021)   
    Excited to hear what Beck does with this series. Becoming a big fan of his. Loved his Wandavision and Ant Man scores. 
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Jay in John Williams scores - by Specialty Label (previously: Low Quantity Alerts!)   
    Added Fiddler on the Roof to the list 
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Holko in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition from La-La Land Records (3-CD)   
    Yes, the previous blu really needs a modern update, strange that they're doing nothing.
     
    Yeah, I'll definitely craft some big main program from it, but I also like their approach, 3 programs: album, film versions of album, prerecordings and everything else, that you can also combine however you like. It's a bit like the LLL CE3K. Can't wait to get it but even more anxious to hear the samples to see just how good or great or OK or eh the various sources sound!
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Mattris in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition from La-La Land Records (3-CD)   
    "There is no other hand!"
                           - Tevye
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    Yavar Moradi reacted to Jay in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (John Debney)
     
    This makes a big impression despite only having 8 minutes here!  The entire suite is forward propulsion, engaging action / tension building.  Really good!
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    Yavar Moradi got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in THE ORVILLE - Music Discussion (Kevin Kaska joins season 3)   
    Exactly this, as Bruce Broughton revealed when I interviewed him two (!!) years ago now:
    https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/2083614-odyssey-interviews-bruce-broughton
     
    In short: Longer intro — MacFarlane asked him to write and record a new version.
     
     
    Basically thanks to a season 1 episode being moved to air as part of season 2, if LLL wanted to (or was required to) keep to a 2 CD album release, they had some hard choices. Their season 1 album already had to leave off some good cues with that approach (the promo edition of Broughton’s pilot score in particular included some good cues left off the LLL). Now that they had the same amount of disc space but two more episode scores to fit in (14 vs 12), that job of whittling down and prioritizing gets even tougher! So I guess this score got the short straw. I’d have to revisit the episode to look for highlights but I know there was indeed a lot more score in the episode.
     
    I personally kinda wish LLL could have done a 3 disc season 2 release, with one full disc dedicated to the complete scores for the Identity two parter (maybe filled out with A Happy Refrain complete — I love that episode and score too!)
    And then have on the remaining two discs an approach more similar to season 1 for the remaining episodes…this would’ve been more akin to their Star Trek TNG volumes (one of the three discs on each being dedicated to complete scores).
     
    Yavar
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