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    igger6 got a reaction from Edmilson in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition from La-La Land Records (3-CD)   
    I think we can all agree it's great to have another Williams cue called "The _______ Scene" in the canon.
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    igger6 got a reaction from crumbs in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition from La-La Land Records (3-CD)   
    I think we can all agree it's great to have another Williams cue called "The _______ Scene" in the canon.
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    igger6 got a reaction from SilverTrumpet in GALAXY'S EDGE - New John Williams composition (2018)   
    I’ve visited in person, and Tom is dead-on. The lack of orchestral music in the Star Wars idiom is a glaring flaw in the land’s otherwise excellent design, one that has been commented on by several theme park blogs in reviewing the land as a whole. It’s eerily quiet in most of the land in a way that glaringly fails to remind you of scenes from the films, which nearly always have a Western orchestra playing neo-Romantic music under them. It’s inexplicable that Disney would voluntarily forget the playbook they’ve been using for 65 years to create immersive environments and arbitrarily tie one hand behind their backs in terms of sensory immersion in the theme. Literally every other land they’ve ever created uses music as part of the immersion. This one arrogantly attempts to reinvent the wheel and kneecaps itself in the process.
     
    I am not calm either. 😎
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    igger6 reacted to Tom in John Williams YouTube tributes thread   
    To be young and in love (with Williams):
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from aj_vader in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    igger6 reacted to Jurassic Shark in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    It probably had flubs and timing issues.
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    igger6 got a reaction from May the Force be with You in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    igger6 got a reaction from eitam in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    igger6 got a reaction from crumbs in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    igger6 got a reaction from Michael G. in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    igger6 got a reaction from Holko in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    igger6 got a reaction from Jay in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    igger6 got a reaction from Chen G. in The "Here They Come" Appreciation Thread   
    Totally agree about the unfortunate timeline of these two musical nostalgia bursts.  I actually find the reuse in ROTJ lazier from a musical standpoint, particularly since it shows up in both Sail Barge Assault and Superstructure Chase (right?).
     
    Honestly, what marred the appearance in TLJ for me was more that it was the third major needle-drop of that score, after the concert suite appearances for Leia and Yoda (with all those scenes' attendant baggage in the lore).  By the time the salt cave chase arrived, TLJ had so thoroughly lost me that the recycled music hit differently than it would have in a film I was enjoying.  Regardless of my reaction to TLJ's plot, though, I also found the staging of that sequence so similar to the Star Destroyer wreckage chase from the immediately prior film (Millennium Falcon dueling a small number of TIE fighters in a long, narrow tunnel) that it struck me as a boring choice in the middle of an already derivative speeders-and-walkers battle.
     
    This is off-topic, but it leads me to articulate a particular bugaboo of mine about TLJ that I don't think I'd thought of before: for a film that was so determined to torch the Star Wars playbook (and received nonstop fawning in the entertainment press for doing just that), nearly every major sequence in it has an immediate analogue in either ESB or ROTJ: base escape, reluctant mentor meeting, protracted space pursuit, opulent resort interlude, abortive departure from would-be mentor, self-turn-in to woo villain to the light, throne room torture/betrayal scene, infiltration of enemy capital ship (that's from ANH), "snow" battle with speeders and walkers.  The two lightsaber duels are the film's most iconic scenes because they're two of its only totally original ideas.
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    igger6 reacted to Manakin Skywalker in The "Here They Come" Appreciation Thread   
    Where's my fellow Attacking a Star Destroyer enthusiasts?
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    igger6 reacted to Thor in The "Here They Come" Appreciation Thread   
    It's a good track, but "The Asteroid Field" remains my favourite SW action cue.
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    igger6 reacted to Datameister in The "Here They Come" Appreciation Thread   
    My appreciation for this cue (and the lead-in from "Ben's Death") just keeps getting stronger and stronger as the years pass. It's too bad both TLJ and Solo decided to play the same nostalgia card just 6 months apart - otherwise, I really like both takes on the material.
     
    Anyway, some Williams action music can start to sound slightly interchangeable. Happens to the best composers; it's all good. But this writing is quite unique amongst all his works I've heard. And it perfectly demonstrates what I love most about Williams: his balance between accessibility and interestingness.
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    igger6 reacted to Disco Stu in Home Alone music in The Santa Clause 2   
    Much like with Home Alone, it's best to pretend the Santa Clause sequels never happened.
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    igger6 reacted to Marian Schedenig in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    A full human set and the full set of a T-Rex.
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    igger6 got a reaction from ATXHusker in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    My only exposure to this score was one of the poppier arrangements of the main theme, so I pretty much subconsciously wrote off the rest of the score for years.  Not available, not intriguing, not a problem for me.  But thanks to the new release—and, even more so, thanks to@TownerFan's excellent podcast with Mattessino commemorating it—I was exposed to cues like "Top of the World" and the training material, and this became an instant buy.  One of the joys of the mature phase of my Williams fandom has been discovering that there's something worth having even on the Williams scores you think you don't care about (even that one cue on Images that I can't bring myself to buy the whole album for... )
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    igger6 got a reaction from Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    My only exposure to this score was one of the poppier arrangements of the main theme, so I pretty much subconsciously wrote off the rest of the score for years.  Not available, not intriguing, not a problem for me.  But thanks to the new release—and, even more so, thanks to@TownerFan's excellent podcast with Mattessino commemorating it—I was exposed to cues like "Top of the World" and the training material, and this became an instant buy.  One of the joys of the mature phase of my Williams fandom has been discovering that there's something worth having even on the Williams scores you think you don't care about (even that one cue on Images that I can't bring myself to buy the whole album for... )
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    igger6 reacted to Runar in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    That would be Too Far and Away! I'd prefer Stavanger Symfoniorkester!
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    igger6 reacted to Tom in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    I think the Suite itself has been around since the 90s, but for some reason, Williams has never recorded it.  This will the be the first, if released.
     
    Incidentally, for any signature edition questions, search FSO on Youtube--they have done almost all of them:
     
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    igger6 reacted to Tom in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    I know, but they are all dead.  
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    igger6 reacted to ciarlese in When does Williams start working on Indiana Jones 5?   
    He just said in concert that he will be starting writing the music for the new Indiana Jones in 1-2 weeks 😁
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