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    Hedji reacted to King Mark in Citius, Altius, Fortius!: The John Williams Olympic Music Thread   
    yeah soccer , I think the version  that was shared was from  a TIVO recording and ok but not great quality .I love that kick ass new ending.You posted  a little clip of it earlier
     
    "Basketball" has higher quality files on YouTube
     
    also Prime Time Tease  with a cool variation of the secondary march the end
     
     
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    Hedji reacted to King Mark in Citius, Altius, Fortius!: The John Williams Olympic Music Thread   
    If you've been collecting Williams olympic music for years, the only pieces not available in good quality to date are the original Olympic Fanfare and Theme Bumpers. And one Summon the Heroes alternate (with new extended ending)I'd like to have in better quality. And there's also a super cool  Williams arranged version of Burgler's Dream only heard in the Athens promo video
     
     not that much
     
    Might as well post this one in case people missed it
     
     
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    JW's 1974-1976 is kinda interesting
     
    1974
    March 3 - Barbara's death March 15 -  Conrack opens (no OST album released) March 30 -  Sugarland Express opens (no OST album released) July 30 through August 1 - Earthquake score recorded {61 piece orchestra, Universal City Studios Scoring Stage} (first score written post-Barbara's death) August 19 & 20 -  Earthquake album recorded {51 piece orchestra, RCA studio on Sunset Blvd} October 22 through November 11 - Towering Inferno score recorded {20th Century Fox Studios Scoring Stage} November 15 - Earthquake opens (re-recorded OST album released) December 14 - Towering Inferno opens (OST album released) 1975
    January 29 through February 3 - The Eiger Sanction score recorded {Universal City Studios Scoring Stage} March 3,4,10 - Jaws score recorded {71 piece orchestra, 20th Century Fox Studios Scoring Stage} March 5 - Jaws source music recorded {Universal City Studios Scoring Stage} March 26 & 28 - Jaws test screenings that positively mention the score convince Universal execs to greenlight re-recorded score albums for both Jaws and Eiger Sanction April 17 & 18 - Jaws album recorded {Burbank Studios} May 12 & 13 - The Eiger Sanction album recorded {Burbank Studios} May 21 - The Eiger Sanction opens (re-recorded OST album released) June 20 - Jaws opens (re-recorded OST album released) December 2 & 3 - Midway score recorded {Universal City Studios Scoring Stage} 1976
    January 12 through 14 - Family Plot score recorded {Universal City Studios Scoring Stage} February 28 - Jaws' album wins the Grammy early '76 - The Missouri Breaks score recorded {Kritzerland liner notes don't indicate exactly when or where} early '76 - The Missouri Breaks album recorded {Kritzerland liner notes don't indicate exactly when or where} March 29 - Jaws's score wins the Oscar April 9 - Family Plot opens (no OST album released) May 18 - Missouri Breaks opens (re-recorded OST album released) June 18 - Midway opens (no OST album released)
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I can't understand how different scores have their elements preserved so differently, even when so many things are the same. 
     
    Jaws and Eiger Sanction are both 1975 Universal Pictures films, whose scores where considered good enough to justify special recording sessions to re-record highlights to make albums out of to sell. 
     
    The 1st gen master of Jaws' film tracks were already deteriorating when they pulled just 25 years later to make the new 5.1 mix of the film in 2000, and the album 1st gen masters burned up in the 2008 UMG fire before anyone got to ever revisit them for a remaster. 
     
    Meanwhile Eiger Sanction's film tracks and album tracks are both found perfectly preserved 45 years down the road and we get this great new comprehensive and great sounding remaster of both. 
     
    Go figure. 
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    Hedji reacted to Omen II in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    It is a good sign of how much better the remastered album sounds that I did not spot the mistake when primed to expect the film cue.  The instrumental detail and clarity in the recording were evident even from the radio clip, so I didn't even think that I was listening to the same album track played in error!
     
    I am intrigued by the cue named Felicity.  My best guess is that this is music for the scenes featuring Candice Rialson's foxy art student, whose character is not named in the film, as far as I can recall.  Wait for me to be proved spectacularly wrong!
     
    As for the three source music tracks on disc 2, I am thinking that the first one (Dinner With Gem) is for when Hemlock gets to know Jemima back at his place after meeting her on the plane.  If so, I wonder if the misspelling of the name is one of Williams's 'Vadar' moments when naming cues!  In the Latin alphabet (as well the film's credits and other publicity), "Jemima" begins with a "J".
     

     
    Perhaps the Leave Me Alone source music is the rock track that is heard in the background when Hemlock roughs up Dewayne and tells him he doesn't like him on his flank?  I am not sure about Never Quaver - probably another of the tracks heard at Ben Bowman's ranch?  I am sure some of you folks know the answers already, but only a few more sleeps until I find out for certain.  I suspect that I will be skipping to Falling And Swinging when I first put in the CD.
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Intrada Records was kind enough to let JWFan premiere the tracklist, a sample track, and a preview of Jon Burlingame's liner notes and Kay Marshall's artwork. Check it out! 
     
    https://www.jwfan.com/?p=13427
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    Hedji reacted to crumbs in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    As promised, here's some covers in the style of Jim Titus, for anyone who prefers Clint's foot attached to his leg.
     
    OST Tribute Version:

     
    Retro/Vintage Version:

     
    And an OST specific version for disc 2, if anyone uses alternate covers:

     
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    Hedji reacted to Bryant Burnette in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Fuck him, he can talk to the chair about it.
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    Hedji reacted to Holko in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I guarantee someone here will also do something infinitely better than this in... a day. You'd think after these decades of being one of the biggest labels in this business, they'd have some standards. At least JW makes sure his scores are done by Mike, not... let's not even go into that again, this will be great.
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    Hedji reacted to Holko in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Awesome! Heard this one direly needed improvement and expanding, but never heard anything from it. Looking forward to discovering it! Film score plus the rerecorded OST, must be 2CDs, right?
     
     
    That cover art... seems to copy the OST but gets the font, the colour wrong... wait, does it even cut Clint's foot off with the overscaled art going under a white-filled text box? Come on! Can't Intrada just give up their nepotism/overloyalty and their stupid art formula/template and give Titus and the like a go? Didn't we once hear that JW wanted all his scores to be done by Mike and have Titus art?
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Maurizio's Facebook posts indicates there is music included not heard in the film or on the OST album
     
     
    https://www.facebook.com/thelegacyofjohnwilliams/posts/309507884218980
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    Hedji reacted to TownerFan in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Stay tuned for a very special preview of this new release coming soon on The Legacy of John Williams.
     
    It's really one of the best ones so far, imho. Even if you're familiar with the movie and the OST, there is a lot more here than you can imagine.
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Two of the most expensive Williams CDs to buy, no longer
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    Hedji reacted to crocodile in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Sweet. I've been wanting this for quite a few years now.
     
    Karol
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Roger says
     
     
    http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8767
     
     
     
     
    August 10th update:
     
    Roger's full blurb:
     
    http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8773
     

    Doug's full blurb:
     
    http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12305/.f
     

     

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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   
    If the music in the actual film itself has higher fidelity than both music album releases have, that lends credence to the thought that perhaps that 2" 24-track did exist, and maybe they dubbed the music to go into the film off that, while the digital recording was used for the album only.  Or something.
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    Hedji got a reaction from MikeH in Jaws 2 (1978) - 2015 2-CD Expanded by Intrada Records!   
    This was a release that I'd wanted for years, to have complete, and was happy to get it.  BUT... after listening to the album for so many years, I found myself missing the listening experience of the album arrangement.  It really was done well.
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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 reacted to Bespin in Jaws 2 (1978) - 2015 2-CD Expanded by Intrada Records!   
    Nobody listens to Jaws 2, anyway!
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    Hedji got a reaction from Ricard in Which are the last 2 John Williams scores that you personally consider to be "masterpieces"?   
    Return of the Jedi
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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    Hedji got a reaction from Josh500 in Which are the last 2 John Williams scores that you personally consider to be "masterpieces"?   
    Return of the Jedi
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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    Hedji reacted to May the Force be with You in How highly would you rank John Williams's Nixon?   
    1960's, the Turbulent Years is to me one of Williams finnest work of the 90's probably because it's quite similar to Across the Stars but in a more dramatic and strong way.
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    Hedji reacted to Jay in Which are the last 2 John Williams scores that you personally consider to be "masterpieces"?   
    My gut instinct is that his two most recent masterpieces are War Horse in 2011 and Lincoln in 2012.

    But when it comes down to it, The Force Awakens and The Rise Of Skywalker are masterpieces too, BUT we only have their woefully incomplete albums and fan edits to judge them by currently, so it's a bit more nebulous.  I think the eventual complete releases one day we get for each will raise them up in estimation considerably
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