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    Trope reacted to Marian Schedenig in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    I don't know what exactly is happening in that picture, and whatever it is obviously makes it too late for expanded soundtrack releases. But if you mean to imply that it's billions of years in the future: It isn't. See, you can tell by the continent sections.
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    Trope reacted to JTN in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   

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    Trope reacted to Faleel in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    Actual footage of @TolkienSS's Riot;)
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    Trope reacted to Richard Penna in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    JWFan lesson: never get hyped. And never say it will be SW.
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    Trope reacted to Jay in Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) - 2023 Deluxe Edition remixed and remastered by Mike Matessino   
    ‘The Sound of Music’ Soundtrack Due for Deluxe Expanded Reissue: Exclusive 
    9/27/2023 Keith Caulfield The chart-topping film soundtrack to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music will be reissued on Dec. 1 in an array of new expanded, remixed and remastered formats. Among them: a lavish Super Deluxe Edition boasting over 40 previously-unreleased tracks – 11 of which are never-before-heard alternate takes from the 1965 blockbuster movie.
    One of those alternate takes is an unreleased rendition of the film’s opening number “Prelude / The Sound of Music,” by the film’s star Julie Andrews, and cast. The song is now available to stream and download (Sept. 27) — listen below.
    And, for the first time, all of the Academy Award-winning film’s music – including every musical element from the movie – will be included on the Super Deluxe Edition of the album. Among those classic songs: “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”
    The Sound of Music soundtrack spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1965 and was a near-constant presence in the top 10 from the spring of 1965 through the spring of 1967. It spent a staggering 109 weeks in the top 10 – the most of any soundtrack in the chart’s history. In 2015, Billboard ranked The Sound of Music as the most successful soundtrack of all time on the chart.
    The Super Deluxe Edition of The Sound of Music will be available as either as a four-CD/one-Blu-ray audio boxed set or as a digital download album. The Blu-Ray audio disc contains the film’s full score in hi-resolution audio, as well as a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original 16-track soundtrack released in 1965.
    The boxed set features new liner notes written by film historian and preservationist Mike Matessino, who remixed and remastered the album from the original multi-track tapes.
    The Super Deluxe Edition is one of multiple new iterations of The Sound of Music that Craft Recordings will release on Dec. 1. (Craft is the catalog label for Concord.) The Sound of Music will also be reintroduced in a Deluxe Edition (on two-CDs) and a three-LP vinyl collection (including a “Picnic Meadow Green”-colored vinyl pressing limited to 500 copies worldwide). A standard edition of the album will also be refreshed, where the original 16-track 1965 soundtrack will be reissued digitally in standard digital, HD digital and in a Dolby Atmos mix. (The standard digital album will also be available in multiple non-English-language editions, including Spanish, German, French and Italian).
    “It’s been wonderful to collaborate across all of Concord’s divisions to help bring this historic and culturally significant reissue to light,” says Sig Sigworth, president, Craft Recordings and chief catalog officer, Concord, in a statement. “This deluxe edition has been years in the making, with Craft Recordings working in concert with Concord Publishing and Concord Theatricals (home of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization). We’re delighted that The Sound of Music fans around the world, old and new, will be able to enjoy the iconic soundtrack in a brand new listening experience, more than a half century after its original release.”
    Imogen Lloyd Webber, SVP at Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization adds: “This reissue of The Sound of Music, lovingly—and painstakingly—curated by the team at Craft with collaboration from so many at Concord, alongside Mike Matessino, is a landmark moment in the history of the title. It is a truly fitting tribute to the last of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals and one we hope fans across the world will treasure for years to come.”
    For a full recap of the tracklists for each variant of the album, visit the Craft Recordings website. A summary of the new iterations is below:
    The Sound of Music Soundtrack 2023 Reissues:
    Super Deluxe Edition (4-CD/1 Blu-Ray boxed set)
    100 tracks on the CDs, 62 tracks on the Blu-Ray audio disc.
    Super Deluxe Edition (Digital Download Album)
    84 tracks
    Deluxe Edition (2-CD)
    46 tracks
    Deluxe Edition (3 vinyl LPs, plus a “Picnic Meadow Green” color variant triple LP limited to 500 copies worldwide)
    46 tracks
    Original 1965 Release (Standard Digital [inclusive of multiple international language versions such as Spanish, German, French and Italian] & HD Digital)
    16 tracks
    Original 1965 Release (Dolby Atmos)
    16 tracks (all in 2023 Stereo Mixes)

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    Trope reacted to Thor in Gareth Edwards' THE CREATOR (Hans Zimmer, 2023)   
    This doesn't appear to have its own thread, only the A.I. news bit.
    Saw the film on Monday, writing about it now. It's good, but with some 'grand folly' elements as well. 
    The score was quite eclectic. Wasn't thrilled with the action music (straightforward ostinato stuff), but some other really good moments -- a theme that, at least instrumentation-wise, had a BEYOND RANGOON vibe. Only less synth and more acoustic strings. Not as great as that score, obviously (my alltime favourite Zimmer), but within the same landscape. Also a bit of an INTERSTELLAR vibe, complete with organ. Some lovely chord progressions for the more intimate scenes. And then a HUGE melodramatic theme at the end, kinda E.T. style. Hopefully, it's possible to make a succinct album out of this.
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    Trope reacted to Damien F in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    I think it's the Randy Edelman score to the 1997 comedy Gone Fishin' with Joe Pesci and Danny Glover. It's an even bigger holy grail than the Star Wars prequels!!
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    Trope reacted to JTN in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
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    Trope reacted to Faleel in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    It means we bought his trick hook line and sinker
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    Trope reacted to A. A. Ron in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    It’s a boxset of every Lorne Balfe score, complete and remastered!
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    Trope reacted to TolkienSS in Who is the most overrated film composer in recent history?   
    Balfe is the fastest writer because his number of assistants almost surpasses his number of notes per score.
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    Trope reacted to Jurassic Shark in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    He just discovered JWFan and is signing up?
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    Trope reacted to DangerMotif in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
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    Trope reacted to Jurassic Shark in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    Expanded Stepmom (but incomplete).
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    Trope reacted to DangerMotif in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    It’s Hook
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    Trope reacted to Datameister in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    Skywalker Saga, plus all JW recordings for Solo, Obi-Wan, and Galaxy's Edge. 21 discs. Every cue recorded. OT transferred from pristine newly discovered original elements.
    It won't be. But god, could you imagine?
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    Trope reacted to Faleel in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    Matessino cameo in Ahsoka confirmed!
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    Trope reacted to Bellosh in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    MM dropping all 9 star wars scores perfectly mastered and complete like

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    Trope reacted to Edmilson in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    Expectations: Complete box sets featuring the definitive C&C versions of Star Wars, Indy or Hook.
    Reality: Star Wars 2018 demasters on vinyl with Funko POPs or something.
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    Trope reacted to Amer in Something Big coming Hint by Mike Matessino   
    Today it's quiet, but tomorrow there will be... something that won't feel real to me until then, despite how long it's been in the works.
    _Mike Matessino on his Facebook status.

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    Trope got a reaction from Will in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    Here's a strangely similar passage from Copland! Also a very influential piece for much of JW's Americana sound.
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    Trope reacted to Richard Penna in Howard Shore's THE LORD OF THE RINGS   
    Probably a better chance if they were just standard jewel case releases. The boxes were nice as a collector thing but they don't seem sustainable as a long term in-print thing. At least they're all on digital and streaming services now.
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    Trope reacted to Will in The Classical Music Recommendation Thread   
    This great passage from Ravel perhaps influenced JW (or at least sounds similar):
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    Trope reacted to Bayesian in Who is the most overrated film composer in recent history?   
    I don’t think any of us is looking to bring the hate, but if you’re open to a reasonable counterargument, I’ll give it a shot. 
    Your depiction of us as too-easily-impressed JW fanboys misses the mark. It doesn’t help that you misrepresent the amount of self-plagiarism in JW’s music, specifically DoD.
    We don’t treat every score JW writes with unquestioned, overjoyed praise. Off the top of my head, there was plenty of commentary in these boards about how slight BFG, The Post, and The Fabelmans all were. Folks here wasted no time identifying the handful of moments that JW lifted from his previous work for DoD, which led to (in my opinion) an overwrought reaction about JW’s supposedly deteriorating creative faculties. I seem to recall TROS being treated as the least of the sequel trilogy scores—although that’s actually due to JJ Abrams and the Mouse House screwing the movie up every which way possible.
    Rather, what we appreciate and show genuine gratitude for is a man who continues to apply himself with the same level of commitment to the craft that he gave when he was half his age—composing music for characters and moments using ridiculous, outdated things like key changes, octatonic scales and woodwinds, rather than washes of interchangeable ‘moods’ written with drum loops; writing and shorthand-orchestrating every note with a pencil on paper; conducting every bar in the studio; and doing it week after week at an age when most of his birth cohort is already six feet under. It’s exactly this that prevents JW from ever being overrated. Being the consummate pro that he is, JW continues to be the same one-stop shop he’s always been, delivering each film exactly the music it needs (to the extent this era of “no such thing as picture lock” allows)—and if that music is ‘deficient’ in some way to some folks, it’s usually because JW either left out some choice cues in his OST program or because we all spent too long imagining what the music might be like to a movie we hadn’t seen in the months/years leading to that movie’s release and was ultimately disappointed in the material JW had to work with.

    JW isn’t overrated here—he’s rated exactly at the level he deserves to be.
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    Trope got a reaction from Suro-Zet in Who is the most overrated film composer in recent history?   
    Congratulations! You just described the output of every composer in the history of western art music and film music! And if you argue otherwise about even a single one, you’d only be showing your lack of familiarity with their body of work.
    The more you listen to a single composer’s work, the more you will find musical similarities and techniques applied regularly across different pieces. You will eventually begin to notice more subtle stylistic references (i.e. a particular phrase structure, orchestration, cadence, etc.). This repetition of musical features over time in a composer’s body of work we call “musical voice” or “identity” and helps to distinguish one composer from another.
    If you listened to any other composer’s output to the same detailed extent as you did John Williams, you would have no choice but to agree. Our limitations as humans prevent us from discovering this is true for each individual case - If we had infinite time and memory, this would be no problem.
    I challenge you, even among the greatest composers of all time (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Ravel, Debussy, Bartók, Vaughan Williams, the list goes on), can you honestly tell me there is not the same balance (more or less) between original material and self-references that you find in Williams? I would even argue that JW has one of the best ratios of original:recycled material among the greatest film composers (Steiner, Korngold, Bernstein, Herrmann, Morricone, Goldsmith, Horner, etc.).
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