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    Ollie got a reaction from Holko in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    I enjoy it and would welcome an expanded / complete release.
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    Ollie got a reaction from Edmilson in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    I enjoy it and would welcome an expanded / complete release.
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    Ollie reacted to Jay in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    Another nice aspect of the liner notes (and radio discussion) is that it put into words things I sort of subconciously knew about the score, but hadn't ever directly thought about before.  Like the aforementioned sad, unfinished versions of Spock's Theme in Genesis Countdown and Amazing Grace.

    But also the winding, twisting nature of Khan's theme, how it can sort of endlessly loop through itself, perfectly encapsulating the inner turmoil of Khan.
     
    But what really cooked my noodle was realizing that the "danger motif" opening of Suprise Attack is not just a "variant" of Khan's theme, it's Khan's theme with the first 3 notes missing (so, its notes 4-7 of the theme).  Can't believe I never realized that before.
     
    I'm definitely going to read through the booklet again before it goes on my shelf.
     
    I finished disc 2 last night, heard all the bonus tracks.
     
    After all this time, hearing "The Eels of Ceti Alpha V" with its full clean ending was kind of amusing - turns out we weren't really missing much of it with the "Kirk In Space Shuttle" overlap after all.
     
    The alternate take of Buried Alive is cool, might be more musically interesting than the used take
     
    The alternate Amazing Grace just sounded wrong to me!  They were wise to go with the D version for the film, FSM CD, and LLL Main program.  The E-Flat version just sounds... well, wrong is the only word my musically uneducated brain can use to describe it.
     
    Wild Orchestra is pretty cool to hear, I wish the used take (the one mixed into Battle In The Mutara Nebula on disc 1) was included in this track as well.  Why not?
     
    The third Amazing Grace track uses the D version like the main program, but the bagpipes are digitally manipulated to no longer be playing in between D and E-flat.  I'd have to listen again to see if I prefer this over the main program version or not.  I actually realized when listening to this that what I personally would have ultimately preferred is a version of this track without the bagpipes at all, just the short Horner intro cue and full Horner outro cue nice and clean.  Oh well.
     
    The "Edited End Title" from the old 45RPM single is nice to have for completion's sake, but  not sure how often I'll listen to it.  I guess it's the right track to put on a compilation of Horner's best themes or something.
     
    Overall great release.  I'll listen to the main program a lot for the rest of my life.  And the bonus tracks are all great to have.
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    Ollie reacted to bollemanneke in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    Doyle's HP4 is a great score. I wouldn't be listening to film music if it wasn't for that score.
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    Ollie got a reaction from Jay in The elements for James Horner's VOLUNTEERS are deteriorating and the licensor won't let the labels release it   
    Bring in the heavy guns, Perseverance, they managed to get Slipstream out…... 😬😏
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    Ollie got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    Got mine today, first thing I did in iTunes was take the two separated cues, “The Eels…” and “Kirk in Space Shuttle” and move them to the main program. 😁
     
    The sound is improved, much more separation and clarity in the cues. 
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    Ollie got a reaction from OneBuckFilms in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    Got mine today, first thing I did in iTunes was take the two separated cues, “The Eels…” and “Kirk in Space Shuttle” and move them to the main program. 😁
     
    The sound is improved, much more separation and clarity in the cues. 
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    Ollie got a reaction from bruce marshall in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    Got mine today, first thing I did in iTunes was take the two separated cues, “The Eels…” and “Kirk in Space Shuttle” and move them to the main program. 😁
     
    The sound is improved, much more separation and clarity in the cues. 
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    Ollie got a reaction from OneBuckFilms in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    @OneBuckFilms  I’m the same way. Unless it’s a unique album I get rid of the previous version.
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    Ollie reacted to Alan in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Look what just arrived! 

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    Ollie reacted to May the Force be with You in No Time To Die (James Bond #25)   
    #renamedthemovie: 'No Time To Release'
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    Ollie reacted to His Royal Noelness in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    and the “Nobody cares that Thor doesn’t care” option 
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    Ollie got a reaction from Incanus in Jerry Goldsmith's LIONHEART (1987) - NEW 2021 2CD Varese Deluxe Edition   
    With the 2 months it took to get the credits fixed, maybe someone went back and double checked.  
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    Ollie got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in Jerry Goldsmith's LIONHEART (1987) - NEW 2021 2CD Varese Deluxe Edition   
    With the 2 months it took to get the credits fixed, maybe someone went back and double checked.  
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    Ollie got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in Jerry Goldsmith’s BLACK PATCH (1957) & THE MAN (1972) — NEW RECORDINGS 2021 Intrada Kickstarter!   
    Congrats to Intrada and those who contributed. It hit the goal already, with 15 days to still go.
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    Ollie got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Jerry Goldsmith’s BLACK PATCH (1957) & THE MAN (1972) — NEW RECORDINGS 2021 Intrada Kickstarter!   
    Congrats to Intrada and those who contributed. It hit the goal already, with 15 days to still go.
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    Ollie got a reaction from MrJosh in La-La Land releasing David Arnold's Independence Day   
    This thread brings back memories. I believe this was released the day I met John Williams. A very good day.
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    Ollie reacted to Jay in Hook - 30th Anniversary Double Vinyl coming November 2021 from Mondo Records   
    MV Gerhard is the head of a film music label that releases scores from many composers across many eras of film-making.
     
    When he said, in February 2021, "We hope to have some new releases first week or two of March. After that, fingers crossed, a great flood shall wash upon the soundtrack marketplace unlike ever before...at least for a period of time" he was of course thinking about all the titles they had worked on that had gotten delayed that he knew would be big sellers.  He knew they would be big sellers because fans of all different composers and eras of film making buy titles from his label!
     
    So subsequently, when every single month has brought another title that is selling multiple THOUSANDS of copies - X-Men in May! Always In June! Somewhere In Time in July! The Wrath of Khan in August! - his statement has been extremely accurate, and there are of course more titles of this nature yet to come, too!
     
    Everyone has different favorite composers, different eras of film scoring they are more drawn to, different genres and styles they prefer, etc etc.  Just because titles that are not deep in your wheelhouse have been announced yet does not mean that MV made any sort of inaccurate or misleading statement when he said that.
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    Ollie reacted to Hedji in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Got tired of waiting for a re-stock, so I went and bought the Target exclusive with the variant cover and the bonus track "On The Chair Lift"
     
     

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    Ollie reacted to NL197 in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    Thank you. 

    The only answer I can give you is that I used to matter a tiny bit once. Maybe I will again one day, though I doubt it. 
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    Ollie reacted to mahler3 in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    Neil S. Bulk (or IndySolo as he was once known here about 20 years ago!) and music director Deniz Cordell join me on tonight’s Movie Magic to talk about this release, and play Horner’s thematic ideas on piano. It’s a fun chat with lots of cues & insider Trek references you may enjoy. We’re on www. Belfast247Radio.com from 7-9pm (GMT)
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    Ollie reacted to Bounty95 in Hook - 30th Anniversary Double Vinyl coming November 2021 from Mondo Records   
    Meanwhile, Goldsmith collectors be like:
     

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    Ollie got a reaction from bruce marshall in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    Yay, they separated the cues! 
     
     
     
     
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    Ollie reacted to crocodile in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014) - 2022 "Deluxe Soundtrack Album" announced   
    Woohoo! Let's hope it's a physical release.
     
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