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    Trope reacted to mstrox in Nicholas Britell - ANDOR (2022)   
    Just one of those happy coincidences - great minds think alike and all that!  Kind of like how James Horner wrote the theme for Willow nearly concurrently with Schumann writing his third symphony.
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    Trope reacted to thx99 in Alexandre Desplat's PINOCCHIO (2022)   
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    Trope reacted to TheUlyssesian in Alexandre Desplat's PINOCCHIO (2022)   
    Guys i saw this film. I think desplat is winning Oscar number 3 for this.
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    Trope reacted to WampaRat in James Newton Howard & Xander Rodzinski - WILLOW (2022)   
    I can’t think of anyone better to be the musical heir of Horner for this story. JNH in full fantasy mode is pretty damn special. Sure there are other fantastic composers who would have done well. I’m just personally glad he chose to do this. Can’t wait to hear all he’s cooked up for us!
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    Trope reacted to Once in The official Alexandre Desplat thread   
    Greta Gerwig is apparently set to direct two new 'Narnia' films. I really wouldn't mind that - if she continues her collaboration with Desplat!
     
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    Trope reacted to TheUlyssesian in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    I've been listening to this and some portions almost suggest Lincoln of all things to me.
     
    Like Mother and Son seems like it could get into a rendition of With malice towards none anytime.
     
    I think the obvious point about this score is the very obvious quality. It's modest but clearly written by a master. 
     
    I'll be honest. Do we perceive a high quality because we know it is Williams? We will never know the answer to that.
     
    But to me this represents craftsmanship and a finished sound quality that I expect from him even though this is a really tiny score - in scope and execution. 
     
    EDIT: Let's put it this way - do you think I am putting it on my list of the 5 best scores of the year? You bet I am.
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    Trope reacted to Brando in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 20th Anniversary 2CD Edition by La-La Land Records (2012)   
    And this is where I disagree with you
    My wife gets annoyed when its the middle of summer and I'm listening to the last 10-15 minutes of either Home Alone scores in the shower. They definitely sound better during December, but I can't resist listening to them throughout the year 
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    Trope got a reaction from Andy in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 20th Anniversary 2CD Edition by La-La Land Records (2012)   
    Both tracks are masterful and greatly evocative of innocence and childhood memories. Somewhere in My Memory is a beautiful, nostalgic Christmas song, full of joyful holiday sentiment. To me it arouses feelings of casting one's mind back to recall a happy and cherished memory. There is a wonderful lightness and sweetness about the song, and a sense of completeness.
     
    On the other hand, Christmas Star has more of a melancholic feel, heightening the separation between us and times past; as much as we think about these memories, we can never go back in time and truly relive our best experiences: they are lost to time. It has a ghostly, quasi-distant quality to it. The alternating chords at the beginning suggest the inevitability of time passing (like a ticking clock). Just some of my thoughts!
     
    I absolutely love listening to these scores around Christmas-time.
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    Trope got a reaction from Romão in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 20th Anniversary 2CD Edition by La-La Land Records (2012)   
    Both tracks are masterful and greatly evocative of innocence and childhood memories. Somewhere in My Memory is a beautiful, nostalgic Christmas song, full of joyful holiday sentiment. To me it arouses feelings of casting one's mind back to recall a happy and cherished memory. There is a wonderful lightness and sweetness about the song, and a sense of completeness.
     
    On the other hand, Christmas Star has more of a melancholic feel, heightening the separation between us and times past; as much as we think about these memories, we can never go back in time and truly relive our best experiences: they are lost to time. It has a ghostly, quasi-distant quality to it. The alternating chords at the beginning suggest the inevitability of time passing (like a ticking clock). Just some of my thoughts!
     
    I absolutely love listening to these scores around Christmas-time.
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    Trope reacted to CGCJ in Kevin Kiner's TALES OF THE JEDI (2022)   
    Here's my spreadsheet on the score if any one wants a breakdown of the soundtrack release: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qOTSAim1nPrYbJxYvHNoVLi_vKAXBv_Sc5oyGfKg3UM/htmlview
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    Trope got a reaction from Brando in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 20th Anniversary 2CD Edition by La-La Land Records (2012)   
    Both tracks are masterful and greatly evocative of innocence and childhood memories. Somewhere in My Memory is a beautiful, nostalgic Christmas song, full of joyful holiday sentiment. To me it arouses feelings of casting one's mind back to recall a happy and cherished memory. There is a wonderful lightness and sweetness about the song, and a sense of completeness.
     
    On the other hand, Christmas Star has more of a melancholic feel, heightening the separation between us and times past; as much as we think about these memories, we can never go back in time and truly relive our best experiences: they are lost to time. It has a ghostly, quasi-distant quality to it. The alternating chords at the beginning suggest the inevitability of time passing (like a ticking clock). Just some of my thoughts!
     
    I absolutely love listening to these scores around Christmas-time.
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    Trope got a reaction from Jay in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 20th Anniversary 2CD Edition by La-La Land Records (2012)   
    Both tracks are masterful and greatly evocative of innocence and childhood memories. Somewhere in My Memory is a beautiful, nostalgic Christmas song, full of joyful holiday sentiment. To me it arouses feelings of casting one's mind back to recall a happy and cherished memory. There is a wonderful lightness and sweetness about the song, and a sense of completeness.
     
    On the other hand, Christmas Star has more of a melancholic feel, heightening the separation between us and times past; as much as we think about these memories, we can never go back in time and truly relive our best experiences: they are lost to time. It has a ghostly, quasi-distant quality to it. The alternating chords at the beginning suggest the inevitability of time passing (like a ticking clock). Just some of my thoughts!
     
    I absolutely love listening to these scores around Christmas-time.
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    Trope got a reaction from Disco Stu in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 20th Anniversary 2CD Edition by La-La Land Records (2012)   
    Both tracks are masterful and greatly evocative of innocence and childhood memories. Somewhere in My Memory is a beautiful, nostalgic Christmas song, full of joyful holiday sentiment. To me it arouses feelings of casting one's mind back to recall a happy and cherished memory. There is a wonderful lightness and sweetness about the song, and a sense of completeness.
     
    On the other hand, Christmas Star has more of a melancholic feel, heightening the separation between us and times past; as much as we think about these memories, we can never go back in time and truly relive our best experiences: they are lost to time. It has a ghostly, quasi-distant quality to it. The alternating chords at the beginning suggest the inevitability of time passing (like a ticking clock). Just some of my thoughts!
     
    I absolutely love listening to these scores around Christmas-time.
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    Trope reacted to Manakin Skywalker in Ludwig Göransson & Joseph Shirley's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (2021)   
    I finally got around to listening to it... WHERE THE FUCK IS THE TRAIN CUE?! Who's the moron that decided not to include it? And what about Boba's hallucination? It's like they purposely left off half of the highlights... but yet they just had to include the Mod Parlour source.
     

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    Trope reacted to Jay in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    The LLL track "Watching The Past (Alternate)" is John Williams' original intended version of this cue - it's the cue "7M4 Watching The Past" in its own track with nothing else.
     
    After it was recorded, it was decided to replace the ending with a new composition that used the "Window To The Past" theme.  The LLL track "Watching The Past" is therefore the bulk of "7M4 Watching The Past" segueing into this newly recorded New Ending.
     
    As a side note, the brass part and the choir parts of this new ending were recorded separately, and the original soundtrack album contained one of the choir parts artificially extended with looping in its own track ("The Patronus Light").
     
     
    The LLL track "The Dementors Converge (Film Version)" is the entire cue for the scene as-recorded - "6M5AN First Frozen Lake" in its own track with nothing else.  This is what the film uses.

    For the original soundtrack album, they took 6M5AN and mucked with it; from 1:45-2:33 in that track ("The Dementors Converge") is a bunch of different stuff, including some of that 7M4 new ending again.  We don't know if this hodgepodge was crafted only for the soundtrack album, or was intended to be used in the film but rejected.
     
    I don't think I've ever seen anyone break down exactly what makes up that hodgepodge...
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    Trope got a reaction from enderdrag64 in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    I found the trailer where the music is used and the portion of Reunion of Friends has the correct left and right channels, so it is only a mix-up on the CD track.
     
     
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    Trope got a reaction from enderdrag64 in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    I just finished my second complete listen through of all 7 CDs over 3 days (1 day per film) on my new headphones. Wow, these are truly brilliant scores, and the expansions allow JW to take the listener on an incredible musical journey. 
     
    I believe that somewhere it was mentioned that the first section of the last track on the Prisoner of Azkaban score (Trailer) was written by someone other than John Williams. However, this was the first time I realised that the concluding statement of JW's family theme (tracked with Reunion of Friends from Chamber of Secrets?) has the stereo channels reversed. I never noticed this before! I wonder if it is like that in the actual trailer itself... Also the whole track is mastered much louder than anything else, making the opening synthetic orchestra/drum strikes even more obnoxious.
     
    Other than that slight hiccup (and the strange decision to include a portion of The Dementors Converge on the alternate Watching the Past track), I absolutely love this release. I was very impressed by Philosopher's Stone this time through, particularly the inventiveness of the children's suite and JW's masterful orchestrations. I enjoy how each movement in the suite focuses its attention on one particular section of the orchestra at a time, giving each a unique tone colour. 
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    Trope reacted to crumbs in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    Whoops! Oh well, I never listen to that track anyway 😛
     
    My understanding is the elements provided by WB for POA were less than satisfactory, so I don't necessarily trust that whatever was provided to Mike was "accurate," so to speak. 
     
    I'd love to see a standalone 3CD reissue of Azkaban someday, if all the correct elements are found and more of the film mix versions of cues can be presented (whether Williams' intent or not). Not to mention the alternates that may or may not have been recorded... 
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    Trope reacted to GlastoEls in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    I don’t know about everyone here, but I’m really relishing a new JW soundtrack day.  We don’t know how many we have in front of us - just feeling so thankful. 
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    Trope reacted to TownerFan in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    If music is not enough and want to hear some first reactions blabber, there you go
     
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2022/11/11/the-fabelmans-first-listen
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    Trope reacted to Holko in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    And I think we discovered that the revision is just Patronus Light (without the loops applied to the album version) and a separate brass WttP overlay, the same one also used sped up for the album Dementors Converge. And that Dementors Circle is likely an unused choral element for Dementors Converge's opening, since it gets reprised in a hurried form in Watching the Past!
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    Trope reacted to crumbs in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    Correct! Crazy innit? 
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    Trope reacted to BrotherSound in NEW Omni Publishing Sheet Music release: James Horner's Willow   
    Good news for anyone who missed out on Omni Music Publishing’s (excellent) full score of Willow. They’ve now made it available again digitally: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/willow-score-only-digital-sheet-music/22381156?ac=1&aff_id=742017
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    Trope reacted to JohnnyD in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    Actually, that is part of the alternate as it was composed, conducted and recorded.
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