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    scallenger reacted to Bellosh in First Clip from Indy 5 with new John Williams action music   
    Holy shit we're getting a new Indy score next month
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    scallenger reacted to Falstaft in First Clip from Indy 5 with new John Williams action music   
    Williams is 91 years old, and action music is unbelievably strenuous to compose. What we're hearing here serves the scene expertly, it creates continuity with the other scores, and offers a bit of a reprieve for Williams (and/or Ross, who we can assume is involved in a similar way here as he was with the ST). And there's precedent in KOTCS anyway of this kind of thing, with the Gunpowder (ROTLA: Discovering the Seriph), Corpse/Betrayal (TLC: Kazim and the Rats!), and Warehouse Escape (ROTLA: Flight to Freedom) cues. The score to DoD is going to be absolutely marvelous, calm down folks. 
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    scallenger reacted to Jilal in First Clip from Indy 5 with new John Williams action music   
    The bits lifted from TLC and KOTCS sound like they were re-recorded (and perhaps a little reworked) to me, meaning they are part of the actual underscore for this sequence. So, note-for-note, from a certain point of view.
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    scallenger reacted to Yavar Moradi in Interesting Mike Matessino comments, new release “very soon”!   
    Actually my guess for “I hope it will be well received for both what it is as well as for where it might potentially lead” is indeed the Peter Bernstein Ewok scores…
     
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    scallenger reacted to A. A. Ron in Interesting Mike Matessino comments, new release “very soon”!   
    It’s the Caravan of Courage!
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    scallenger got a reaction from Andy in David Shire's Return To Oz - New Intrada 2CD   
    Well tracks 10-21 on CD 2 of Intrada's release actually features the entire contents of the Bay Cities Album. From what I recall, the album version as presented on CD 2 is exactly the same mixing and sound quality as it is on the Bay Cities Album. So there's really no need to own that version if you have Intrada's.
     
    But it is correct that the mixing of the Album is different than the "complete" version Intrada produced for CD 1 and tracks 1-9 on CD 2. And for certain tracks at least, I do prefer the Album mixing. However, over the years I think I have gotten used to Intrada's mix? Their release still has issues though. Despite what they claimed at the time, it IS missing some music, or at least film alternates. Whether the alternates were created editorially or not, maybe we'll never know, but I'd love to hear the film version of "Mombi's Awake" for example. There's definitely some differences going on in the film, there.
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    scallenger got a reaction from bruce marshall in David Shire's Return To Oz - New Intrada 2CD   
    Well tracks 10-21 on CD 2 of Intrada's release actually features the entire contents of the Bay Cities Album. From what I recall, the album version as presented on CD 2 is exactly the same mixing and sound quality as it is on the Bay Cities Album. So there's really no need to own that version if you have Intrada's.
     
    But it is correct that the mixing of the Album is different than the "complete" version Intrada produced for CD 1 and tracks 1-9 on CD 2. And for certain tracks at least, I do prefer the Album mixing. However, over the years I think I have gotten used to Intrada's mix? Their release still has issues though. Despite what they claimed at the time, it IS missing some music, or at least film alternates. Whether the alternates were created editorially or not, maybe we'll never know, but I'd love to hear the film version of "Mombi's Awake" for example. There's definitely some differences going on in the film, there.
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    scallenger got a reaction from Andy in David Shire's Return To Oz - New Intrada 2CD   
    Oh I completely agree! And even though I personally believe that it truly is missing music (inserts that were just not located with the sessions, kind of like how the Mombi Mandolin #1 was also not found but they used a film stem for in their extra tracks), it has almost every bit of unreleased music from the film. I think there are only really three parts from the film where music is still missing (when Dorothy arrives at Oz, the Mombi Awake/Gump scene, and the moments directly after the Nome King is vanquished). But this is also countered by actually quite a bit of music that is NOT in the final film that no one has ever heard before until now. The latter portion of "Upstairs At Dr. Worley's" for example seems to originally score Dorothy as she is being tied down to the gurney and then wheeled to where the electro shock therapy is to take place. It's CREEPY music, and if you try to sync it up to the movie, it really adds to the scene! There are various bits and pieces of unused material like this spread throughout the album, including another lengthy bit after the Nome King is vanquished where the music takes on a dark and almost creepy version of the "Kansas" music (likely the original version of the music later re-done with the inserts or whatever happened). On top of that, certain tracks are film/alternate performances compared to the album version. While I actually prefer the album takes over them because they are better performances, it is still nice to finally have those, especially since the album tracks are still on this release and still sound great.
    So yeah, still a lot to praise for this release. If there are still other detractors beyond missing music, it would be the pointlessness of some of the bonus tracks. Two of them are exactly the same tracks as the album ones included later on the very same CD. The mixing doesn't even sound too different on them to me, which makes it just feel that much more redundant. Mixing is probably the other minor issue. Most of the music sounds pretty stellar, but some tracks like "Flight in the Storm" just has such a flat mix to me compared to how lively it sounds on the album. I believe this may also be a alternate performance (possibly the film version), which may be why. For example, the organ feels like it is shoved behind all of the other instruments and can barely be heard well at all; whereas on the album version it is almost front and center to a very scary effect. Luckily, again, the OST version is still here, but it can't be just merely moved in programming because the main score version has the previously unreleased music "Headphones" tacked onto the beginning, so one would have to make an edit to change things around properly. The same goes for the End Credits track, which for whatever reason isn't labeled as unreleased when that entire track is (film version), it just isn't mixed in nearly as an engaging way.
    Well, those are my thoughts on it anyway. It is a flawed release, but the pros far outweigh the cons. Anyone who is not a huge fan or as familiar with the film as I am will fall in love with this release even more. And given how long it has been out of print, just being able to get this at all right now is a huge service to fans, especially with the beautiful liner notes and-- hey! Someone scribbled all over mine! I better send it back!
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    scallenger reacted to The Great Gonzales in John Powell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019) - 2024 Varese Deluxe Edition   
    The work on the Deluxe Edition album and the full score book of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has started!
    Nearly 2 hours of music will be released on 2 CDs, including 6 demos!
    Coming from Varese Sarabande Records & 5 Cat Studios
    Just like in the previous books, the Full Score Book will match the movie note by note!
    Coming from Omni Music Publishing & 5 Cat Studios
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    scallenger got a reaction from Groovygoth666 in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from rough cut in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    Powell just responded to my comment if the CDs would have the same content as the digital release, and he said: Yes!
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    scallenger got a reaction from DemonStar in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from Tiburon in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from OneBuckFilms in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from Andy in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    Does this mean... I may finally get... my EWOK scores?!
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    scallenger got a reaction from BrotherSound in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from enderdrag64 in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    I asked him in the comments if the contents will be the same, since he does sometimes respond. We'll see if he does!
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    scallenger got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    Does this mean... I may finally get... my EWOK scores?!
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    scallenger reacted to Jay in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    I hope that the Intrada physical edition contains bonus tracks after the main program (which will surely be identical to the digital edition) - the Williams theme track recorded in LA, the 3 alternates that appeared on the OST album, and any additional alternates that were recorded too
     
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from Smaug The Iron in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from A. A. Ron in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from enderdrag64 in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from aj_vader in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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    scallenger got a reaction from Dr. Rick in John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition 2020 / Intrada 2-CD edition October 31, 2023   
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CpImd-av2qO
     
    Coming to Intrada on a 2 CD set!
     
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