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    aj_vader reacted to TownerFan in Sony Classical to release Ultimate Star Wars Soundtrack Collection (January 8, 2016)   
    It makes you wonder to whom exactly such a release is aimed to, actually. Even Star Wars fans who are not into film music as much as us are probably waiting for more prequel music to be officially released, so they're going to be disappointed as well. The fancy LP boxset will probably be enough to tickle several collectors' compulsion, but it's gonna be quite expensive. The reappearance of the OST assemblies for the original three is enough to push the nostalgia button for some, but in that sense it would be nice to have those available as single items. Anyway, every SW and JW fan has those in some format already, so it's not like it's really something we were waiting for. The big risk is that this thing won't sell as much as they'd love to, so they're gonna have so much unsold stock for years and this perhaps won't push Lucasfilm to plan further soundtrack re-releases for at least the next few years.
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    aj_vader reacted to MrScratch in Sony is re-issuing the Star Wars scores on November 6, on Blu-spec CD   
    Yes, more work but my point was that they could sell 12-disc box sets for the production cost of only three new discs worth of music and some new packaging, and this would appeal to every one who already owns Star Wars music. Put out the box set, then further down the road release the individual movie scores as 2 disc sets. A Star Wars license is a license to print money. Something that exists from the OT era that Star Wars fans do not have is a profit waiting to happen. I honestly thought we'd have expanded prequel scores by now. Home Alone 2 has more releases than the prequels.
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    aj_vader reacted to Incanus in Sony is re-issuing the Star Wars scores on November 6, on Blu-spec CD   
    Who amongst us does not belong? Someone here does not belong, a stranger amongst the loyal. I will weed you out!

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    aj_vader reacted to Incanus in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams 2015)   
    So basically Mike Verta is a composer who is not interested in Star Wars per se, thinks it had huge impact on the history of film itself, is not interested to go to see the new film, thinks Abrams is bland (basically a bad film maker when compared to Steven Spielberg), supports this claim by quoting disappointed members of the ILM staff who are apparently low on morale because the new film is not Star Wars anymore (say the people who probably participated in making the Prequels) and is obsessed with the preservation of the original version of the first SW film.
    He of course entitled to his opinions. Not everybody needs to be interested in this movie.
    I'll at least go and see the new film before I am going to form an opinion let alone bash it.
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    aj_vader reacted to Incanus in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    It's a crowd pleaser and a great excuse to march some storm troopers on stage (alas!).
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    aj_vader reacted to TownerFan in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    They didn't spoil anything, really. They were around in the concert lobby to pose for pictures with the audience before and after the concert and they entered the stage only for the encore piece, as seen in the video. The whole concert otherwise played really like a true symphony concert, without any kind of distraction.
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    aj_vader reacted to crocodile in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    Michael Seal did a great job. He conducted one of the concerts I attended. The other one was led by Dirk Brossé who conducted Goldenthal's Final Fantasy score as well as Star Wars: In Concert tour. So he knows the material very well.
    Karol
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    aj_vader got a reaction from mahler3 in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    Thank you so much for this information! Very kind of you to share.
    Is the concert focused on the music or is there going to be people (and I don't mean to be rude) walking around in costumes whilst the orchestra & choir perform? Because it really spoils it when this happens.
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    aj_vader got a reaction from mahler3 in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    Thank you very much!
    This is shaping up to be best day of my life!
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    aj_vader got a reaction from mahler3 in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    Another reason I can't wait for this is Michael Seal (Conductor) actually rehearses all the music with the orchestra, you can tell when its being performed in the concert. He's brilliant, as are the CBSO. I've seen some orchestra's play Star Wars music and it sounds like its a first reading of the piece.
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    aj_vader reacted to crocodile in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    Yeah, I had a chance if hearing them play Williams on two occasions before. And performances were spot on.
    Karol
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    aj_vader reacted to Loert in Star Wars Main Titles - Orchestral Reduction   
    Thank you! I think it took about two weeks with 3 hours work a day, and the voicings filled my entire evening yesterday, so enough to keep me busy!
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    aj_vader reacted to TownerFan in UK Star Wars Saga Concerts with the CBSO in October & November   
    We just had a very similar SW concert in Milano last week and it was absolutely phenomenal! The thing most people don't realize is that hearing Williams' music live is something huge. His music really takes a whole different level and magnitude that no recording will ever give you.
    So, best of luck for these concerts! I'm sure they'll be bloody brilliant.
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    aj_vader reacted to Quintus in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams 2015)   
    One day earlier than America? Hehe, that's quality.
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    aj_vader reacted to Not Mr. Big in The Force Awakens Disney Records OST   
    Perhaps somebody here should write up a guide to the customs and personalities of JWFan for new members.
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    aj_vader reacted to A24 in Jurassic Park - Vinyl   
    I think that for a lot of new vinyl enthusiasts it could be a case of self-delusion. Are they all audiophiles that can hear the difference and do they all have the right equipment to hear that difference? Or they are more in love with the rebel charm, the retro look and feel of vinyl and turntables?
    Alex
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Muad'Dib in London or Los Angeles for Star Wars VII score? [UPDATE: It's Los Angeles]   
    I was at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Friday night watching the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra do a film music program (Some Williams).
    Just after Battle of the Heroes was performed the presenter, Tommy Pearson (think he works at Classic FM) said "John Williams will be returning to London to record the new Star Wars score this summer".
    What does he know that we don't?
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in London or Los Angeles for Star Wars VII score? [UPDATE: It's Los Angeles]   
    I was at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Friday night watching the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra do a film music program (Some Williams).
    Just after Battle of the Heroes was performed the presenter, Tommy Pearson (think he works at Classic FM) said "John Williams will be returning to London to record the new Star Wars score this summer".
    What does he know that we don't?
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Incanus in Howard Shore's The Desolation Of Smaug (Hobbit Part 2)   
    Does anyone know if this Palantir Scene will be in Battle of the Five Armies? maybe as some sort of flash back?
    The Sauron Theme at the end of 'Thrain' nearly knocked me of my seat! Love that Mordor Minor 3rd descending motif followed by Evil of the Ring/Sauron.
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Once in Howard Shore's The Battle of the Five Armies (Hobbit Part 3)   
    He's just mentioned its the premiere of the Hobbit then put Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King on.
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Alex Shore in Howard Shore's The Battle of the Five Armies (Hobbit Part 3)   
    It's also confirmed on the Classic FM website. "It's the start of a brand new week and John has an exclusive first play of Howard Shore's new Hobbit Soundtrack."

    Must be playing in the next 45 minutes as the show ends then.
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Alex Shore in Howard Shore's The Battle of the Five Armies (Hobbit Part 3)   
    I will attempt to upload it for you guys when its recorded. Got my wave editor open ready
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Incanus in Howard Shore's The Battle of the Five Armies (Hobbit Part 3)   
    I will attempt to upload it for you guys when its recorded. Got my wave editor open ready
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