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    Hedji reacted to Jurassic Shark in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Play the CD on your speakers, record it with a microphone, and start each recording exactly between tracks.
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    Hedji reacted to Marc in MINORITY REPORT (2002) - 2019 2CD Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    Here's an exclusive version of A New Beginning 
     
     
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    Hedji reacted to Bellosh in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    I just don't think it's fair that 'future fans' will have to pay enormous prices (or resorting to downloading illegally) to have every piece of music that's in a film score they love.  Take the LLL E.T. release.  Arguably the greatest score of all time, you want that release that has EVERY piece of music that's heard in film to be limited to a physical purchase that's only avaliable in limited quantities?  Now obviously I get why LLL does that.  I'm not naive to the costs of these things.
     
    But ultimately that's the goal of these expansions, to have everything on film on cd for us.  Put them available on digital, and that solves the issue.  Simple as that. (even though I know it's not that simple)  And yeah, they will have to get over the fact that the physical release is too expensive or out of print.  I'll give you that.
     
    And trust me, I didn't think about future fans until this thread lol.  So it's not like it's on my mind.  But this topic does make for a good discussion on the issue.
     
     
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    Hedji reacted to Bellosh in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    A wonderfully, romantic way to look at it.  And I actually agree with all of it.  Certain elusive, unreleased cues that when you finally have them, it almost doesn't feel real.
     
    But again, I'm not sure thats fair to the future fans.
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    Hedji got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Jaws 2 (1978) - 2015 2-CD Expanded by Intrada Records!   
    Just curious, did you begin your familiarity with the chronological Intrada release or the OST album?  I think I mentioned earlier that the album arrangement is really splendid. 
     
    There are some really underrated moments that don’t get mentioned too. 
     
    The latter half of “Sean’s Rescue” is just lovely with its strained optimism and hopeful serenity. 
     
    The strong punctuated trombones about a minute into “Catching the Cable” (dialed out in the film) recall some of the brass used in the Krypton and (construction of the) Fortress of Solitude from Superman. 
     
    i just love “Rescue Party” (dialed out in the film) which was the second half of “Brody Misunderstood “ on the OST.  It’s noble, emotional, and somehow evocative of the ocean. 
     
    But, yeah, if you don’t love Jaws 2 as much as the original, you’re still awesome because you love the original. 
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    Hedji got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Jaws 2 (1978) - 2015 2-CD Expanded by Intrada Records!   
    I think, like the film itself, there was no way to go back to the subtleties of the first film, especially with the shark motif itself, since we all know what it is and how it works out for the victims.  So with Jeannot Szwarc changing the tone from horror and suspense to more action and disaster, I think that is reflective in what Williams delivered.   And I think it’s terrific. Audiences had 3 years to taunt each other in the water singing the shark motif, and Williams knew it. So he goes bigger with it, almost to the point of self parody.   I do personally prefer the simpler, more primal slicing of strings from the first Jaws (see: The Shark Approaches and The Empty Raft) to the “Boats in Danger” and “Water Kite” cues where the whole orchestra seems to just go with the simpler 2 note structure, but with more gusto. 
     
    It’s got great action disaster chase set pieces that evoke some of the tone of Superman’s third act, which is also pretty swell.

     
    But Jaws 2’s real power lies in the underwater ballets, the noble Brody material, the delightful sailing pieces, and the unbelievable End Cast.  
     
    I’m surprised to hear anyone would have difficulty enjoying it.    
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    Hedji got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Jaws 2 (1978) - 2015 2-CD Expanded by Intrada Records!   
    Thank you anyway, Bespin.  Your Jaws playlist gives me other ideas to try.
     
    Although, I don't have the same problem with the Jaws chronological listen.  I guess it's because the Album was always pretty much mostly Chronological to begin with, and the score has a clear Act I and Act II.  
     
    But Jaws 2 was probably one of the best Album assemblies, and it got burned into my brain such that it superseded the film's chronological narrative.
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    Hedji got a reaction from Mattris in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    For myself, getting expansions over the decades has been a delight, and part of the fun of being a soundtrack fan.  The delayed gratification made me appreciate both album arrangements and the newly released material when it came out.  I wouldn't change that for the world, because when there's a cue you want, but don't have, it shapes your estimation of all of it, for better or worse.  A new fan who gets everything all in one shot is denied the thrill of the yearning and the satisfaction of the new release.  I'd imagine someone whose first exposure to these scores is the complete score will regard little incidental cues very differently than those of us who hungered for them for decades.
     
    A weird psychology, I know, but I enjoyed growing up in the OST era, and now living through the expansion era.
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    Hedji got a reaction from Brando in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    For myself, getting expansions over the decades has been a delight, and part of the fun of being a soundtrack fan.  The delayed gratification made me appreciate both album arrangements and the newly released material when it came out.  I wouldn't change that for the world, because when there's a cue you want, but don't have, it shapes your estimation of all of it, for better or worse.  A new fan who gets everything all in one shot is denied the thrill of the yearning and the satisfaction of the new release.  I'd imagine someone whose first exposure to these scores is the complete score will regard little incidental cues very differently than those of us who hungered for them for decades.
     
    A weird psychology, I know, but I enjoyed growing up in the OST era, and now living through the expansion era.
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    Hedji got a reaction from Bellosh in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    For myself, getting expansions over the decades has been a delight, and part of the fun of being a soundtrack fan.  The delayed gratification made me appreciate both album arrangements and the newly released material when it came out.  I wouldn't change that for the world, because when there's a cue you want, but don't have, it shapes your estimation of all of it, for better or worse.  A new fan who gets everything all in one shot is denied the thrill of the yearning and the satisfaction of the new release.  I'd imagine someone whose first exposure to these scores is the complete score will regard little incidental cues very differently than those of us who hungered for them for decades.
     
    A weird psychology, I know, but I enjoyed growing up in the OST era, and now living through the expansion era.
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    Hedji reacted to Fabulin in Overture to the Oscars (new JW composition)   
    So that they can play it when he wins for Indiana Jones 5.
     
    https://www.classicalwcrb.org/show/the-boston-symphony-orchestra/2021-08-13/film-night-with-the-pops-and-john-williams-2021
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    Hedji got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Hahah sorry Chris. That was my ode to my favorite B-Movie actress crush. She has a bit part in the film (which is the biggest film she was in), but if you want to see a true 70s foxy lady, check out Pets or Hollywood Boulevard (before you venture into Chatterbox )
     
     

    Heheh. I’d forgotten about Yes Giorgio, So I ordered it. So I guess NOW I’m complete. 
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    Hedji got a reaction from crumbs in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    For myself, getting expansions over the decades has been a delight, and part of the fun of being a soundtrack fan.  The delayed gratification made me appreciate both album arrangements and the newly released material when it came out.  I wouldn't change that for the world, because when there's a cue you want, but don't have, it shapes your estimation of all of it, for better or worse.  A new fan who gets everything all in one shot is denied the thrill of the yearning and the satisfaction of the new release.  I'd imagine someone whose first exposure to these scores is the complete score will regard little incidental cues very differently than those of us who hungered for them for decades.
     
    A weird psychology, I know, but I enjoyed growing up in the OST era, and now living through the expansion era.
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    Hedji reacted to Datameister in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    There are two types of people in this world: those who say, "I had it rough - why should the next generation have it any easier?" and those who say, "I had it rough - why should the next generation have to struggle like I did?" (Actually, there are a lot of other types of people, but what the hell.)
     
     
    Well said!
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    Hedji got a reaction from KittBash in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    For myself, getting expansions over the decades has been a delight, and part of the fun of being a soundtrack fan.  The delayed gratification made me appreciate both album arrangements and the newly released material when it came out.  I wouldn't change that for the world, because when there's a cue you want, but don't have, it shapes your estimation of all of it, for better or worse.  A new fan who gets everything all in one shot is denied the thrill of the yearning and the satisfaction of the new release.  I'd imagine someone whose first exposure to these scores is the complete score will regard little incidental cues very differently than those of us who hungered for them for decades.
     
    A weird psychology, I know, but I enjoyed growing up in the OST era, and now living through the expansion era.
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    Hedji got a reaction from GerateWohl in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    For myself, getting expansions over the decades has been a delight, and part of the fun of being a soundtrack fan.  The delayed gratification made me appreciate both album arrangements and the newly released material when it came out.  I wouldn't change that for the world, because when there's a cue you want, but don't have, it shapes your estimation of all of it, for better or worse.  A new fan who gets everything all in one shot is denied the thrill of the yearning and the satisfaction of the new release.  I'd imagine someone whose first exposure to these scores is the complete score will regard little incidental cues very differently than those of us who hungered for them for decades.
     
    A weird psychology, I know, but I enjoyed growing up in the OST era, and now living through the expansion era.
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    Hedji reacted to Josh500 in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    Indeed! Well said. 
     
    Not at all. We all crave and appreciate something that we can't have, or are in danger of losing, more. I guess that's just human nature. And I guess that's where the psychology of "limited edition" ties in too...
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    Hedji got a reaction from Josh500 in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    For myself, getting expansions over the decades has been a delight, and part of the fun of being a soundtrack fan.  The delayed gratification made me appreciate both album arrangements and the newly released material when it came out.  I wouldn't change that for the world, because when there's a cue you want, but don't have, it shapes your estimation of all of it, for better or worse.  A new fan who gets everything all in one shot is denied the thrill of the yearning and the satisfaction of the new release.  I'd imagine someone whose first exposure to these scores is the complete score will regard little incidental cues very differently than those of us who hungered for them for decades.
     
    A weird psychology, I know, but I enjoyed growing up in the OST era, and now living through the expansion era.
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    Hedji got a reaction from TSMefford in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    I wish they were unlimited so that John's popularity would skyrocket because they'd be available in brick and mortar stores, as they should be. 
     
    You'd also see them go on sale occasionally.
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    Hedji reacted to ATXHusker in Williams & Lockhart- CBS Sunday Morning   
    CBS Sunday Morning just had an interview with the maestro!
     
     
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    Hedji reacted to KittBash in Do you prefer for LLL's Jurassic Park and Harry Potter Soundtrack Collections to be limited or not?   
    This question was a lot tougher for me. 
     
    On the one hand, of course I want every fan who wants to get the scores they want to have the ability to go and get those scores and enjoy them to the fullest like so many of us have been fortunate enough to do.  This keeps the music alive, preserved and keeps these labels who have dedicated their working lives to these things in business and doing the work that we have enjoyed the fruits of so far.
     
    On the other hand, I started collecting this stuff when I was 14 (now about to turn 39) that is a lot of time saving and scrounging and collecting. Of course I still want people to have access but I can't lie there's a certain feeling I get when I look at the cd shelves in my office and think... You know I'm probably one of only 5000 to 10000 people on the planet with this kind of collection. Picking up these beautiful packages of music and knowing I can't just go to Walmart or Amazon to get them... there's something to that... I know that the days of the CD are numbered and these physical releases are probably only going to last so long but for now I'm enjoying the heck out of the music and the game of collecting. 
     
    After all is said and done, I think the idea of limited physical releases and unlimited digital releases that has been mentioned here is a good idea (assuming the business side of things would ever work out!) It allows both camps to co-exist and in the end it's about getting the people who love this music a chance to hear it and feel like part of this family. So if I have to lose part of that pride when something in the Varese club comes out digital that I've treasured as physical for so long that others get to share in it... so be it and we're better for it. 
     
    [Edit: and I just noticed it only took me almost 20 years to hit 500 posts.... that's pathetic lol ]
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    Hedji reacted to Chris ChrusherComix in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    This was one of (if not definitively) my most wanted expanded/remastered scores!!! We basically had nothing except the OST, which I love. So thrilled to get it. Listening to it now... the remastered OST is excellent -- hearing stuff I never noticed before, and the film score is a welcome full CD length! Been waiting to crack open the recent Blu-Ray of it after I become more familiar with the film score (very familiar with the album). Absolutely LOVE it!
    What the?! That's not for real, is it?! Fooled me for a sec! Hade me scrambling to Target's site, 
    Yeah, it's been a goal of mine since the 1990s to have every CD release of all of Williams' scores. And I don't sell the OSTs when a new expanded/remaster comes out, either.  I used to get even re-pressings with different covers and such, but I had to draw a line somewhere for my sanity's sake. 

    The hardest ones to get for me were the 'Yes, Giorgio' OST and the original pressing of the 'SpaceCamp' CD (before Stefancos turned to evil, he helped me find that one!). It kind of stuns me when I hear 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' is so hard to get, now? 
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    Hedji got a reaction from Chris ChrusherComix 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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    Hedji got a reaction from Omen II 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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