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    Hedji got a reaction from Amer in James Horner's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - NEW! 2021 2-CD La-La Land Records Remastered Edition   
    From the looks of it, they did everything right for this release.  There's a handful of scores that you just have to buy every upgrade, and this is one of them.
     
    I sure wish the original reels for Jaws would magically turn up like this.
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    Hedji reacted to Marian Schedenig in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I *think* I'm there since Always.
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    Hedji got a reaction from Tallguy in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I had it as a Saved Search for ages and then one day got lucky.
     
    I have now removed Eiger Sanction from my eBay saved searches.
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    Hedji reacted to Bespin in John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Philips Recordings (NEW 2022 21-CD boxset)   
    Never follow Jay's Path, it's at your own risks and perils!
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Philips Recordings (NEW 2022 21-CD boxset)   
    https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/john-williams-boston-pops-orchestra-complete-philips-recordings/hnum/10693190
     
    John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Philips Recordings
    Boston Pops Orchestra , John Williams
    20 CDs 
    Pops on the March Pops in Space We wish you a merry Christmas Pops around the World Aisle Seat - Great Film Music Out of this World Prokofieff: Peter and the Wolf; Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excerpts) With a Song in my Heart Swing, swing, swing America, the Dream goes on On Stage Bernstein by Boston Pops in Love Holst: The Planets Digital Jukebox Lucky to be me Salute to Hollywood Pops a la Russe Pops by Gershwin By Request / Pops Britannia Artist: Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams
    Label: Decca , ADD
    Order number: 10693190
    Release date: 14.1.2022

    John Williams is revered as the composer par excellence for some of Hollywood's most popular film scores. This has pushed another facet of his career somewhat into the background that is no less important: John Williams as concert conductor. Williams' career on the podium began when he succeeded Arthur Fiedler, who in his fifty-year tenure had made the Boston Pops Orchestra a national institution and a globally recognized ensemble. Given the daunting task, Williams' conducting turned out to be a brilliant choice. Williams legitimized the film music repertoire by treating it with more philological respect and seriousness than he had previously received - which in turn meant that it was also valued by other orchestras. He commissioned new, musically more demanding symphonic arrangements of popular classics and the Great American Songbook, replacing the lackluster and "kitschy" arrangements in the pop repertoire. He also expanded the orchestra's core classical repertoire by performing European composers who had not previously been performed and commissioning new works. Williams' legacy with the Boston Pops is superbly portrayed in this box that gathers the albums recorded for Philips from his first decade at the helm of the orchestra. The set is rounded off by an intimate project with the unforgettable Jessye Norman: Williams returns to his pianistic roots and accompanies Norman on songs by Leonard Bernstein, Michel Legrand, Richard Rodgers, Kurt Weill, George Gershwin, Frederick Loewe and Billy Joel. Jessye can also be heard on a second disc of this collection with the Pops and sings the Great American Songbook. Philip Classics 'recordings are one of the most important testimonies to the importance of Williams' work with the Boston Pops and the most comprehensive example of the musical skills, interpretive acumen and stylistic breadth of the conductor John Williams.
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Philips Recordings (NEW 2022 21-CD boxset)   
    I just KNEW as soon I bought the original pressings of this entire series off Amazon and started listening to them, something like this would happen!
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    Hedji got a reaction from Bespin in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I do.  I managed to get it on eBay this year for a fairly tolerable $60.
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    Hedji reacted to Bespin in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    You own the 3-CD Mr. Chips boxset?
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Oooh, same here!  Finally!
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    Hedji 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   
    The LLL order page also offers high-res cover art
     

     
    And this nice splash art
     
    https://twitter.com/LaLaLandRecords/status/1427706679240450050
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    Hedji 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   
    The source for the Jaws expansion (both of them - the Decca and Intrada) were the original reels!
     
    Unless you're talking about the album re-recording, in which case YES!  That's be great!  I wonder if any additional selections were recorded at that session then dropped, like with Eiger...
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    Hedji 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   
    This article explains exactly what every bonus track is and how they are different from what's on disc 1 and/or what we ever had before.  I never knew that Kirk Takes Command on the FSM release was a completely different take than what was used in the film before!
     
    It also includes a nice quote from Neil Bulk, and the author also gives his opinion on the new sound quality: "When listening, we immediately notice a wider stereo sound than the previous editions. The sound also seems clearer, more balanced and more dynamic. This spatialization of sound and improved frequency equalization makes the difference and makes the experience more immersive. It's a real treat for the ears."
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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 reacted to Jay in Hook - 30th Anniversary Double Vinyl coming November 2021 from Mondo Records   
    Yep!
     
    So that's a good example of perhaps being able to go back to the original multitrack could allow a new mix that makes the percussion now more audible when desired
     
    Or maybe his acoustic walls deadened the sound of the percussion too much and the raw multitrack still sounds weird.
     
    We'll hopefully find out some day!
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    Hedji 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   
    One of them is up now!
     
    https://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/unexpected-new-edition-of-star-trek-ii-from-la-la-land-our-exclusive-review/
     
    The article includes a picture of the back cover
     
     

     
    And pictures of the booklet and disc art as well!
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in Hook - 30th Anniversary Double Vinyl coming November 2021 from Mondo Records   
    - It isn't complete.  There is music you can hear in the film that isn't on it, as well as unused music that turned up in leaks that isn't on it...and even music on the original OST release that isn't on it!
    - It isn't chronological.  This is subjective of course, and many may like the programming choices just fine, but many find it odd that some cues only appear as bonus tracks, or that album tracks that combined cues from two different parts of the movie were retained in the main program
    - The sound quality isn't consistent.  The release fluctuates between 3 different sources: 2011 transfers of some sort of unearthed tapes, the album master, and the final film's music stem.  That source sounds noticeably worse than the other two, even to people who don't normally notice these types of things, and contains volume fluctuations and edited passages as needed for the film itself
    - They didn't recreate the intended performance edits out of what they pulled from the 2011 transfers.  So if JW recorded a cue 5 times and his approved version used in the film used 40 seconds of take 5, 10 seconds from take 3, 20 seconds from take 2, and then the rest from take 5, the same cue on the LLL set might just be take 5 throughout.
     
    That's a rough outline of it that hopefully gets the point across about why so many people desire a new edition done over from scratch by Mike.
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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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    Hedji got a reaction from Ollie 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 MikeH 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 reacted to Bounty95 in Hook - 30th Anniversary Double Vinyl coming November 2021 from Mondo Records   
    Meanwhile, Goldsmith collectors be like:
     

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    Hedji reacted to crumbs in Hook - 30th Anniversary Double Vinyl coming November 2021 from Mondo Records   
    Bit of a red flag that Mike used transfers from 2011 to assemble this Mondo remaster. I would've thought, if any new expansion of Hook was in the works, that new high-resolution transfers would be commissioned (considering multiple reels were missing/lost in 2011, and it's unclear if the rest were even first-generation masters).
     
    So... this news is pretty deflating to me.
     
    The comment about Star Wars doesn't inspire confidence either. It feels like we've heard that sentiment ever since the license reverted to Disney, but it's been radio silence ever since. Every time I (naively) get my hopes up that an anniversary or a new film or the completion of a trilogy might trigger it... nothing happens.
     
    We're stuck between rolling lockdowns in Australia and soundtrack expansions are one of the few things to look forward to. I'm eternally grateful to Mike and all the labels for their work behind the scenes, but it's so frustrating how these highly-coveted scores seem to be endlessly stuck in no-man's-land.
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    Hedji got a reaction from MrJosh 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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