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  1. This made me super mad since Solo may be my favorite all-time score. And, anyway, with all the amazing scores that Powell has done, he really deserves an Oscar. I guess since Ennio Morricone had to wait decades for his Oscar, Powell will just have to do the same.
  2. If I'm generally a fan of very romantic scores and want to get into Zimmer, what's a good score to listen to first? Romantic as in time period, not emotion.
  3. Update on the Solo piano solo book; for the most part, it's great! They actually tried their best to transcribe the complexity of Powell's action into a piano solo part . . . which is why there isn't a whole bunch of action in this book. But the action they do have is great. Adventures of Han is a great transcription, better than the Samuel Fu one in many ways, I think. Same for Meet Han. They didn't transcribe all of Corellia Chase, but probably two or three minutes worth of it. Not sure why they even bothered with Train Heist; they only arranged the quiet part at the beginning and just ended it there without getting to the six further minutes of action music. Also unsure of why they even tried to arrange Chicken In The Pot for piano; there's no way to accurately transcribe it and have it sound remotely accurate. Lando's Closet is arranged well, although it skips the first ten or so seconds and includes needless triplet arpeggios in the second statement of the love theme. The Mine Mission arrangement is, by far, the highlight of the book. It's a complete transcription in all its fugal glory, and it sounds fantastic. I'm trying to learn that one first since it was already my favorite track from the soundtrack. From there we go to The Good Guy, which is also not a complete arrangement. It stops short of the grand statement of the Marauders theme. The last solo featured in the book is Savareen Standoff, which is fine, but not a whole lot happens. To sum up: Most of the arrangements are fantastic; they manage to capture all of the insanely complicated chords that Powell throws at us. All of the arrangements are very advanced, which I also love. However, some of the arrangements cut the best part of the track out and others are just uninteresting choices. I would've loved to get a Flying With Chewie, Break Out, or Testing Allegiances. Recommendation also: Samuel Fu did great transcriptions of L3 & Millenum Falcon and Reminiscence Therapy if you want to supplement the book with those. All in all, though, I'm very pleased with the book.
  4. Ha. I was just listening to The Rocketeer, and a motif that sounds just like the Death Star/Imperial fanfare just turned up at 1:21.
  5. I'm listening to The Rocketeer right now. What an amazing theme Horner wrote for it. Heroic, yet also old-fashioned at the same time. I love the time period and the intentional cheesiness of the movie. Main Title and Takeoff was just a joy to listen to.
  6. Nah, the Imperial fanfare only appears in A New Hope (and Rogue One). You can hear it almost every time that it cuts back to the Death Star in A New Hope. See 1:49 of "Burning Homestead or 6:18 of "Imperial Attack." In Rogue One, it shows up at 1:49 of "When Has Become Now."
  7. It's finally here! The Solo: A Star Wars Story piano solo book has arrived! https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=280822&subsiteid=1
  8. Exact same thought I had! If Kylo is redeemed, I would also love some triumphant major versions of his theme intertwined with Rey's theme!
  9. That's fair. There are a whole lot of inconsistencies, but I think there are enough consistencies to unite them. And thanks for the articulation of what differs the prequel scores from the orig trig scores! I've always wanted to articulate what's different but never quite known how to separate them.
  10. I like the false-ish ending to Yoda's Theme. It comes to a peaceful conclusion, then restates the theme one more time in an even calmer and more beautiful way. And, of course, it has those strings rippling back and forth at the end, which I really love. It always makes me feel really peaceful listening to that ending. Which is why I didn't mind its inclusion in The Sacred Jedi Texts and the end credits of TLJ.
  11. I actually love Cargo Shuttle 0608. It has this sense of anticipation, and the stringy chords in it as they fly in are right out of A New Hope. Plus the mission motif reappears (a motif I quite like), so I quite like that piece.
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