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    Taikomochi reacted to mstrox in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition release coming November 2020   
    Powell confirmed to me on Instagram that there should be a purchase option, which is big news - almost as big as the news that I got John Powell's attention for 10 seconds!
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    Taikomochi reacted to PrayodiBA in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition release coming November 2020   
    This is a pretty awesome news , THE DELUXE EDITION!!
     
     
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    Taikomochi reacted to Spider-Fal in Michael Giacchino & Nami Melumad's MEDAL OF HONOR: ABOVE AND BEYOND (2020)   
    "Songs", "tunes", "songwriter"
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    Taikomochi reacted to GerateWohl in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    About Phillip Glass I think, I pay him respect for being so consequent in not even trying to conceal the lack of originality in his music like most others do with not less simple tricks than his three or four.
    And that is in my opinion a quality of it's own.
    Is that a reason for me to listen to his music?
    No.
    But I think, I understand why people do. There is some kind of refreshing honesty in his music.
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    Taikomochi reacted to SilverTrumpet in "Farewell" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    The scene itself made me sick, and then a couple months later I found myself coming back to this track on the soundtrack A LOT. 
     
    There's this complicated mix of emotions going on here. Pain, discomfort, hopelessness, hope, relief, romance and beauty. It's all woven together so well and makes you feel what the scene is supposed to make you feel, but again, like everything in this movie, doesn't bother to make you feel on your own.
     
    Really, between Attack of the Clones and The Rise of Skywalker, it's amazing that Williams was able to pinpoint the emotions that were SUPPOSED to be present in the movie but weren't at all. Then, to be able to communicate that via music to the world. Wow. 
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Falstaft in "Farewell" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    I have always wished the Victory theme had been used in the marketing. Something like this would have made an incredible final trailer 
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from crumbs in "Farewell" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    I have always wished the Victory theme had been used in the marketing. Something like this would have made an incredible final trailer 
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Will in "Farewell" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    I have always wished the Victory theme had been used in the marketing. Something like this would have made an incredible final trailer 
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in "Farewell" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    I have always wished the Victory theme had been used in the marketing. Something like this would have made an incredible final trailer 
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from BrotherSound in "Farewell" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    I have always wished the Victory theme had been used in the marketing. Something like this would have made an incredible final trailer 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Falstaft in "Farewell" from Ep. 9 Appreciation   
    I've been putting off starting another of these TROS track appreciation threads, because honestly talking Star Wars feels so exhausting lately. But I happened to listen the cue "Farewell" this morning and was again reminded how superb this piece is, probably the emotional heart of the soundtrack as a whole and a grand musical payoff for so many things Williams was doing in the Sequel Scores.
     
     
    In a way, the power of this cue has a lot to do with the fact that Williams was forced to communicate through music what the screenplay was unable (IMHO) to accomplish: make for a convincing romantic catharsis for the underwritten Rey & Ben relationship, and convey suitable sense of galaxy-wide triumph against the ill-defined First Order. In that respect, I find it similar to some of the best stuff he did for the PT, like "The Dinner Scene," "It Can't Be," and "Lament," where the music massively picks up the slack where the writing & acting falls short.
     
    It's a really dense track, with too much to delve into in one post, but here are a few observations:
    The austere rendition of Rey's theme for her momentary death is exquisite, and by using the comparatively rare ending first (and only?) heard in TFA's 1M7, does a great job tying the beginning and ending of the trilogy together w/r/t her leitmotif.
      The music that accompanies Kylo Ren dragging himself out of the pit, with those overlapping statements of his motif over a D pedal, is almost Gabriel Yared-like in its dissonant but tonal longing. Delicious stuff.
      Rey's resurrection is accompanied by what I imagine many Reylos were long hoping for -- a sort of synthesis of her and Kylo Ren's themes. Notice the way melodic semitones, the markers of Ren/Ben's leitmotif, seem to push through all over the place. There's a particularly subtle way in which Ren's former 5-#4 gets turned into b6-5 and then later inverted to 5-b6 which probably deserves more study. The way this surge of musical emotion end prematurely on an unresolved chord calls to mind the other most notable time Williams did this in Star Wars, and prepares nicely the kiss music that follows on its heels. Here's the notation from the (terrific) piano album:


      Everything following Ben's death, from the tiny bit of string-section mourning Rey is allowed for Ben to the Bb-major choral hymn that concludes the track is such vintage Williams musical exultation that I dare say the whole ST was worth it if just for this sonic reward. And while simple in its emotional effect, the music is again anything if simplistic -- there's even more cool motivic transformations happening with that 5-b6 motif, which flowers into part of the Victory Theme proper. Plus what I suspect is a reconfiguration of the March of the Resistance at 4:14 that I haven't seen anyone else remark on (or maybe I'm just hearing things, wouldn't be the first time!).  
    I'd love to hear all your thoughts, and see what else is going on in this track that I'm surely missing.
     
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    Taikomochi reacted to Arpy in Duel of the Fates performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir   
    It's what you get when you're a tax-exempt multi-billion dollar church. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Naïve Old Fart in If The Lost World gets a 20th Anniv. Release like Jurassic Park...   
    I predict that "TLW" will never get a full and complete release, because it is neither a well-regarded film by SS, or considered an important score by JW.
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    Taikomochi reacted to crumbs in The Lost World: 19 Years Ago   
    So amazingly, 23 years after the film's release, photographic evidence has finally surfaced of a long-rumoured deleted scene involving the buck T-Rex smashing through the child's bedroom during the San Diego sequence. Turns out it was even more involved than speculated, with Spielberg's own daughter involved in the sequence:
     
    Wasn't sure where else to post this but thought it was a cool tidbit of movie trivia that might interest people.
     
    Presumably this was cut early in post because there's no indication Williams scored it.
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in How do you determine when a film is overscored?   
    It's not really a movie, but I think A Timeless Call is overscored. I just saw it yesterday finally, and the music completely kills the emotion conveyed by the veterans. It makes it seem cheesy, maybe even like a joke.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Dave Norris in Lebrecht review of Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic   
    He’s a well know instigator in classical music circles. I think its position in classical music charts around the world should speak for itself
    I’m sorry I wasted 30 seconds of my time reading it !
     
    Also hello everyone-I’ve decided to jump in after reading this forum for years !  Many of you know me already so please be kind 
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    Taikomochi reacted to Not Mr. Big in Lebrecht review of Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic   
    This is the John Williams equivalent Christian Clemmensen Hans Zimmer score review
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    Taikomochi reacted to Matt S. in Lebrecht review of Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic   
    Boy, those late trumpets in Star Wars must have really set him off.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Bayesian in Lebrecht review of Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic   
    Haters gonna hate. Annoyingly, Lebrecht is unclear about the reason for his unnecessarily mean-spirited criticism. He says that the album getting one star would be an insult, yet appears to have no problem with JW’s conducting or ASM’s playing. He seems to think the VPO has no business ever playing JW’s film music, which supposedly can’t ever stand on its own without the visuals it was written for, although he mentions exceptional pieces (so how about discussing those?). And at the end, he makes it all about himself, just as you would expect a prick with a pretension complex to do.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Thor in Classic FM votes Schindler's List No.1 in 2020 Movie Music Hall of Fame   
    That's a shame. I've always loved it, even if it's over-played and over-exposed over the years. Huge fan of the film too.
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    Taikomochi reacted to Bayesian in Did JW ever recall WW2 memories?   
    God, you’re annoying sometimes. 
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    Taikomochi reacted to BB-8 in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    https://www.universal-music.de/john-williams/news/pressetext-john-williams-in-vienna-eine-internationale-erfolgsgeschichte-deen-259939
     
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    Taikomochi reacted to Bailey, Justin in Complete score MIDI files for released and unreleased tracks from "The Force Awakens," "The Last Jedi" and "The Rise of Skywalker"   
    This is Justin Bailey. I need someone to tell or call John Williams to work on unreleased and released tracks for episodes VII-IX (the force awakens, the last jedi and the rise of skywalker as free MIDI files please?
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    Taikomochi got a reaction from bollemanneke in John Williams officially confirmed for Star Wars, Episode IX!   
    But also that has nothing to do with its title
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