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  1. Tidal does this, too. Very annoying. They also frequently get the tracks mixed up on large classical compilations--hope you know your BWV numbers because you're going to have to piece it together yourself. If it didn't sound so good, I wouldn't bother, honestly. That said, as a young music student in college, I would have killed to have the better part of the recorded history of music at my finger tips. Don't knock it, how many young people get exposed to music they would never otherwise listen to due to a lack of access? Streaming services and the record companies do need to stop
  2. Just checked it out tonight, Tidal lossless (not mqa) still sounds better to me. It is twice as much money, though, so it might not be worth it for some.
  3. Just ordered from Intrada. It can take however long it needs, I’m not paying $20 for shipping. I think they took the soundtrack off Tidal, unfortunately, so I can’t listen to the old version in the meantime.
  4. It's a very earnest film, for sure. I see it getting something of a cult following for that very reason.
  5. Yes, I also love the little transition at 1:18, bringing in the high strings for contrast between the two sections. It's not just the themes with Williams, Horner and Shore have great themes, it's what he does in between that separates him, and this score.
  6. I know this thread is super old, but I just found it, and I have a music degree on my wall because of Star Wars, so...hey, here you go. This what I think of the OST's, not the scores, that ranking would be different. 1. Attack of the Clones I love this movie, and I love this ost. I gave up defending the prequals 10 years ago, and I won't bother here, but this soundtrack has some of the best performances by the LSO of the 6 they are on, and while Across the Stars is not my favorite Star Wars theme, its singular focus in this score makes it unique, and as always, Williams ab
  7. I enjoy the movie, and believe it to be underrated, same with Tintin, but the score is something else. There's a pall of twilight over the whole film, and that's represented in the music. If it lacks immediacy, that's because dreams do as well. It is a masterclass in orchestration.
  8. I also can never go back to "big band" recordings of anything before c.1860. I have never heard a bad recording from Gardiner. His Mozart operas are all outstanding, his Bach (about whom he wrote a terrific book) is sublime, I've been making my way through his cantata cycle, and his Beethoven is fiery and precise, two things I look for in Beethoven. He also has a great cycle of Schumann and Brahms that's worth checking out. For the time periods he tends to stick to, he's by far my favorite conductor.
  9. As big a fan as I am of Star Wars, I have to say that the Main Title (or Luke's Theme) has never really done much for me. I think the orchestration is muddy, and those rhythms in the low brass just don't quite work. He did that a lot in his earlier scores and moved away from it. That said, Superman is tough to beat. There's a whole story being told with that melody. I also enjoy the opening of Tintin, and the arrangement of Anything Goes takes an ok song and really makes it special.
  10. This could just as easily all 9 Star Wars and Temple of Doom for me, but tried to get a little variety in there 1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (intellectual favorite) 2. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 3. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 4. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (actual favorite) 5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 6. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 7. Hook 8. Superman: The Movie 9. Minority Report 10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  11. Tough call, I'm partial to his extended action queues, but I like a nice mix 1. Zam the Assassin and the Chase Through Coruscant 2. Journey to the Island 3. Boxing Montage 4. The Five Sacred Trees: I. Eo Munga 5. Ben Gardner's Boat
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