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Everything posted by aj_vader

  1. I know why people don't like Phantom Menace UE, but why all the dislike for Hook LLL? Because it's not complete? presentation? quality?
  2. Agreed. The Trumpets are quite thin, the trombones are leaving a lot more to be desired. Also really heavy compression on the far/room mics, i think they are trying to make up for a lacking performance. Doesn't even come close to the LSO performances.
  3. Oh interesting! Thank you for the clarification. I remember someone on here almost 15 years ago now saying something like Expanded/Complete releases never sound as good as the OST's. However I remember the Lord of the Rings Complete Recordings Releases where the first time i'd thought "Wow this sounds superior to the OST's". The Phantom Menace Ultimate Edition being the prime example.
  4. I'm assuming the LaLaLand release doesn't suffice? I've got the set, I'm not being sarcastic, i'm just wondering why it's not "definitive". Thanks.
  5. The Imperial Fleet (Imperial March Film Version)
  6. YES!!!! I was hoping there was something like the Musical Journey that came with the Revenge of the Sith soundtrack, but with all the major themes across the 9 films. Ah the dreams!
  7. I cried (seriously) when I heard it, felt so fresh and was fantastic to hear a modern studio recording with Williams conducting. It completely caught me off guard, wasn't expecting it at all.
  8. Don Williams is really smashing those timps in this version of The Imperial March, I think you lose quiet a bit of the harmonic context coming from the strings on the ostinato when the percussion is too loud in the various recordings of the piece (including the TROS one).
  9. The tempo is different. The strings are more marcato than staccato. The Brass takes more time on the short 16th note Bb's, in fact the second one is that prominent it makes the piece all that more scary. The Brass overall gives a much stronger and rounded performance overall. #ineedalife
  10. I can't ever imagine it being released on CD or digital separately (as much as I want it to happen). I can see score only versions of all the films going on Disney Plus is the only likely way we would get it. But the chances of that are also slim
  11. Apparently the full video of The Imperial March will be online tomorrow!
  12. I know how sad this sounds (and many others here I imagine feel the same), when a new project/release gets announced whether officially or a new amazon listing I get so excited like a child only to be disappointed every single time. I feel like it's never going to happen but I hold on to hope coming back to the disappointment every time. I understand that it's a business and it has to make a return, but come on, a limited release of expanded/complete Star Wars scores. You could put any price on them and they'd sell out, be on ebay with ridiculous resale price quicker than you can say Jawa!
  13. Reading all the information from Shawn Murphy during the Sony Release 2015 video gives me hope due to how many sources of 4, 5 and 6 there possibly are in the Lucasfilm/Fox archives. That video from the Star Wars show makes me angry, talking about how good the releases are, then you put on The Asteroid Field and hear the most god awful level of reverb which sounds like preset no1 in a basic reverb unit. Just embarrassing! Then you put The Imperial March on and it's a different story, aspects of if sound fantastic, in some ways the best it ever has.
  14. This would make me happier than anything if this happened. I am not being even remotely sarcastic and I am deadly serious!
  15. Thank you for sharing this Trent! It does sound way better yes, congratulations. But it in someways exemplifies the problems that were there before, which cannot be removed using post production on a mastered stereo track. There is no denying yours is better though. Ridiculous that fans can make something better using post production effects. I was listening to the Harry Potter John Williams Collection this morning, dreaming that we were going to get an equivalent Star Wars set... "I've held out hope for so long."
  16. I've listened to Jedi on Headphones, Loudspeakers, Desktop Speakers, Car Speakers, Studio Monitors... It sounds bad on all of them.
  17. Talking about the state of the Star Wars soundtracks is so depressing, but sadly it's something I think about a lot and it gets worse with every release. Help us Mike Matessino, you're our only hope. also ROTJ SE is awful, it's horrible to listen to.
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