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    MikeH reacted to Datameister in I'm fairly certain the "2nd" ending in Duel Of the Fates was added a later date - later recording session that is   
    That's filmmaking for you. It happened in the OT, too. Think of how much of ESB's score was dropped or replaced. And in TPM's case, yeah, they heavily recut the whole end battle after the music was written.
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    MikeH got a reaction from Once in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I always thought the main title would have made a great addition to the pieces JW recently reworked for Anne-Sophie Mutter. 
     
     
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    MikeH got a reaction from Brando in John Williams' Daily Work Schedule   
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    MikeH reacted to Jay in John Williams scores - by Specialty Label (previously: Low Quantity Alerts!)   
    I just realized that there's many more OUT OF PRINT / SOLD OUT titles in the master list here, than there are available titles (and even most of the ones that aren't OOP, or temporarily out of stock)
     
    New Williams fans just discovering the guy's music have no legal way to listen to a lot of his scores in complete form right now.
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    MikeH got a reaction from crumbs in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    It’s not the exact same material, it’s JW rewriting the temp (which definitely is AOTC) but altering it a bit. The lines composed on top of the celli arpeggios are very different from the original recording. 
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    MikeH reacted to Michael G. in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    This observation is true. It is the mystery theme.
    (you can see this in @Falstafts Catalogue !)
     
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    MikeH got a reaction from BrotherSound in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    It’s not the exact same material, it’s JW rewriting the temp (which definitely is AOTC) but altering it a bit. The lines composed on top of the celli arpeggios are very different from the original recording. 
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    MikeH reacted to BrotherSound in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    Thanks!
     
    I’m not 100% sure about the AOTC tracking, but it’s certainly the same material, and to my ears it sounds like the same recording. Unfortunately, like a lot of music in this film, it’s mixed very quietly.
     
     
     
    Anyone else care to chime in on whether or not they think it’s the same recording?
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    MikeH reacted to BrotherSound in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    I’ve attempted to piece together what’s actually heard in the final cut, which is—believe it or not—even more convoluted than the November 11th version, with considerably more tracking and micro-editing of cues. The GEMA database reveals the order each cue initially appears in the film, but there’s so much tracking even that information isn’t as helpful as it might seem.
     
     
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    MikeH reacted to Will in John Williams' Daily Work Schedule   
    Great video, thanks. 
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    MikeH got a reaction from Will in John Williams' Daily Work Schedule   
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    MikeH reacted to blondheim in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I know it gets talked about ad nauseum on here but these labels really do need to have someone sit down with the release and listen to it all the way through with a checklist and a fine tooth comb before it gets sent away. I understand mistakes happen but when mistakes happen consistently across multiple labels, it seems like some part of the final checking process isn't getting done properly.
     
    And I am not being facetious and screaming "Hire me to listen to music all day" but hire someone qualified to do the thing that is either not getting done or not getting done properly.
     
    In Eiger's case, it really must be said that it isn't a very big deal at all and the release is absolutely outstanding but some of these other mistakes with releases are big deals and it doesn't seem to be getting better. It seems so inconvenient to everybody involved but it also seems like such an easily fixable problem.
     
    Am I crazy...?
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    MikeH reacted to Jurassic Shark in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Probably. You're on JWFan...
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    MikeH reacted to Naïve Old Fart in John Williams' Daily Work Schedule   
    Probably because the people who use this golf course know who he is, and respect his privacy.
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    MikeH reacted to blondheim in The Official Jerry Goldsmith Thread   
    I don't think we really know any of these people. There's being compassionate and then there's being too involved. From a legal perspective, it seems like he can keep it and from a historical perspective, it seems to me that he should. He says it is what it is as it is.
     
    God knows I would love to read it, but if I don't ever, oh well.
     
    But I am certainly not going to go online and post what he should do and why, or threaten to stop using the site, or act like it's the worst thing that has ever happened at FSM. I would... just stop using the site. I mean, this doesn't hold a candle to some of the stuff I've read in threads about Black Panther, or Captain Marvel. Or that day Lukas posted a wonderful thesis by a woman analyzing Star Trek themes and the FSM forum exploded.
     
    I have been refreshing the page all day and I don't think I've turned on my TV even once.
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    MikeH reacted to Jay in The Official Jerry Goldsmith Thread   
    Lukas Kendall has written a blog post about Carrie Goldsmith's unpublished Jerry Goldsmith book
     
    https://www.lukaskendall.com/post/the-unpublished-jerry-goldsmith-biography
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    MikeH reacted to Will in John Williams' Daily Work Schedule   
    Does anyone remember any of the interviews where JW has discussed his daily work schedule? Just curious. I remember this interview from 2019: https://www.jwfan.com/?p=12355
     
     
    But I feel like there were other articles where he talked about how he likes to schedule his work, when he goes for walks to clear his mind, how he works in solitude for much of the day, etc. I remember being very fascinated by his work flow (which is obviously very different from how most ordinary professionals in other industries work). 
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    MikeH got a reaction from Smeltington in What's JW's "danger motif" (recurring idea)?   
    I think JW’s danger motif is his sequence of minor chord + same minor chord and add a flat 6 on top.  
     

     
     
     
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    MikeH reacted to Manakin Skywalker in What's JW's "danger motif" (recurring idea)?   
    It's much easier to just show people what you mean than attempting to loosely describe something with words.
     
     
    Yep that definitely relates to the one I pointed out. It's just that sometimes he has that third additional chord duplicate + descending note and sometimes not.
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    MikeH got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in What's JW's "danger motif" (recurring idea)?   
    I think JW’s danger motif is his sequence of minor chord + same minor chord and add a flat 6 on top.  
     

     
     
     
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    MikeH got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in What's JW's "danger motif" (recurring idea)?   
    I think JW’s danger motif is his sequence of minor chord + same minor chord and add a flat 6 on top.  
     

     
     
     
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    MikeH reacted to Ludwig in What's JW's "danger motif" (recurring idea)?   
    How about the Ludlow Motif?
     
     
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    MikeH reacted to Holko in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Whoa.
     
    I started with the OST and like it! Sounds great (not familiar enough with the varese so not sure by how much - I hear by a lot), good performances, a healthy representative mix of jazz, classical inspirations and good old film music, arranged not badly. The Eiger is a pretty meh finale, I like it better with the extra tracks put after it, works out great. Source music is okay, kind of just generic 70s background music, not especially fun or interesting to me - hot take, if these are the best ones JW approved out of the 7, he can keep the rest as far as I'm concerned. Though I wouldn't say no to a Superman situation where they are released, but somewhere else.
     
    And then the film score - holy moly. The performances are better, the cues themselves are better, the sound is INCREDIBLE, this 46 year old 3-track mono source sounds like it was recorded yesterday! I don't know how much Mike had to do but the end result is mindblowing. The first half is about what one expects, a varied damn good score for a mediocre movie. Felicity introduces the classicalesque element early so the Montage is more like a return, I like that. Also a lot of jazzy cues, i love that. Also lots of great main theme renditions, I love that. Also early on it can feel more like a small Morricone-esque, europeany sounding score almost blending into source, then the film scory film score grows out of it gradually. Cue combinations don't stand out at all, executed perfectly, even nonchrono ones like Top of the World.
     
    But then comes the latter half. An utterly gorgeous whole different kind of score the music grows into. A blend of cold icy textures, relentless unforgiving snowy soundscapes and emotional or melancholy main theme statements, this section is incredible. I don't know what goddamn movie JW was watching, it sure as hell wasn't the same one I did! Or he scored the movie he wanted it to be, drawing on the core ideas and possibilities, not the execution - hell, rather than scoring 4 spies or whoever going up a mountain but then coming down but then dying, with a cloudy motivation for the hero that's 100% abandoned and unexplored until it's over, to me this felt more like JW closing the book on this chapter of his life with Barbara's death and everything, right before the watershed moment was coming with Jaws, as if he knew. Absolutely fantastic. The credits is over a bit too quickly to put a proper cap on it, but then I rolled over into disc 2 and the main title started - which is a perfect finale, actually!
     
    So overall it ends up being somewhat of a blend of Long Goodbye, a tiny bit of Images, Earthquake (so I'm told) and Black Sunday - but ends up growing past them in the latter act into something greater than all of them.
     
    People. BUY THIS.
     
    I won't ask for a replacement disc for this kind of mistake, if I ever listen to the disc, it's unnoticeable, just the master playing through as intended, and I fixed my rip in literally a minute. Unfortunate but of a better kind.
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