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    fommes reacted to Marian Schedenig in Rise of Skywalker suite with Detroit Symphony Orchestra   
    Journey to Exegol for me (and for the timpani player), please.
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    fommes reacted to Jay in John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Philips Recordings (NEW 2022 20-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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    fommes reacted to Omen II in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    This really is fantastic news!
     
    It was great to hear the original The Microfilm Killing track, which is longer than what is heard near the beginning of the film for the scene where Wormwood is killed by an enemy agent.  I believe that the scene was originally a bit longer and much gorier (Wormwood tries to swallow the microfilm in an attempt to save it from falling into enemy hands, so you do the math...).  Perhaps Williams scored this longer, uncut X-rated version of the scene?
     
    On a point of order, the character Anna is the wife of the French climber Montaigne and does not climb the mountain herself.  If I recall correctly, I think the end of that Anna on the Stairs cue can still be heard in the film as the climb begins, but I would have to watch it again to be sure.
     
    I know I bang on about the music for when Montaigne is injured by falling rocks, but I really cannot wait to hear it outside the film.  It is a classic Williams action cue and I am hoping it might also be one of the extra album tracks discovered on the Universal master tapes.  Perhaps my favourite bit of the cue is a repeated three note descending motif played fortissimo in a major key as Hemlock tries to save the stricken Frenchman.  It is the same three notes as the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice, which I like to think is an inspired commentary by Williams on the other climbers accompanying Hemlock on their ill-fated expedition.  It is all the more striking because the rest of the cue is in a minor key.  Damn, John Williams is brilliant isn't he?
     
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    fommes got a reaction from mahler3 in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Great news, an expansion and remastering were long overdue. This score is easily in my top-ten JW scores.
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    fommes reacted to mahler3 in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    There’s a lot of radio activity for this album happening from Saturday, in addition to the Legacy interview with Mike Matessino.
     
    7th Aug: RTE Lyric FM will premiere 2 tracks personally introduced by Mike M. This is on Aedin Gormley’s 1-4pm show.
     
    9th Aug: Scala Radio will premiere a different cue during their 9-10am Screen Time hour with Charles Nove.
     
    12th Aug: Belfast247Radio will play a favourite remastered (!) cue introduced by Mike M on my own show between 7-9pm
     
    14th Aug: ClassicFM will play a track on Bill Turnbull’s show between 11:30am - 12noon.
     
    Hopefully you’ll get a chance to hear some of the above (all U.K. & Ireland based).
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    fommes reacted to mahler3 in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Oh Thor! You’re going to miss out on the considerably improved sound quality! Not to mention the new music. I’ll never understand your mindset but that’s life.
     
    Now where’s that ejector seat button? ;-)
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    fommes reacted to Henry Sítrónu in Tanglewood 2021 season includes several Williams concerts   
    Everyone who will be there: have a great evening!

    German/French TV station arte will show the concert tomorrow evening, 8pm CEST.
     
    https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/104491-000-A/anne-sophie-mutter-und-john-williams-mit-einer-urauffuehrung/
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    fommes got a reaction from Brando in What is your number one wish for JW's Indiana Jones 5 score?   
    The Old Indiana Jones Chronicles! Indy is doing some consultancy for a film studio where he happens to bump into Williams and a young Spielberg...
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    fommes got a reaction from Falstaft in What is your number one wish for JW's Indiana Jones 5 score?   
    The Old Indiana Jones Chronicles! Indy is doing some consultancy for a film studio where he happens to bump into Williams and a young Spielberg...
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    fommes got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in What is your number one wish for JW's Indiana Jones 5 score?   
    The Old Indiana Jones Chronicles! Indy is doing some consultancy for a film studio where he happens to bump into Williams and a young Spielberg...
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    fommes reacted to Omen II in Stars and Sorcery - The Music of John Williams   
    Many of us have been starved of the chance to hear live music over the last year and a half, so it comes as a welcome boost to see that the wonderful Philharmonia Orchestra has scheduled a concert of John Williams music this coming season, albeit in March 2022.
     
    Stars and Sorcery
     
    The concert is scheduled to take place at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, Kent.  This also augurs well for a London performance (the orchestra has not yet announced its London schedule for the second half of the season).  Historic Canterbury can be reached in an hour or so on the high speed train from London St. Pancras and is also easy to get to by Eurostar from northern France to Ashford International, if travel restrictions have been lifted by then.  Given the location, it would be great if they programmed a couple of selections from Thomas and the King - just imagine it, the age of Henry Plantagenet!
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    fommes reacted to Chewy in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    He's gonna lose the booklet again, don't give him!
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    fommes reacted to mahler3 in John Williams / London Symphony Video Event coming May 4th   
    Thanks all for the feedback! To echo Maurizio, these kind of events are passion projects and your enthusiastic support is very much appreciated.
     
    We still live in hope of a future JW & LSO collabroration! To quote the dearly departed James Horner and Christopher Plummer: "Never Say Never" (also an LSO project, ironically!)
     
    :-) 
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    fommes reacted to Josh500 in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    I stated this a couple of times here over the years, and I still remember where I first got this information, too! 
     
    Back in 1997, when the OST album of TLW was released, I got the Japanese version. While everything else was the same as the regular Western version (cardboard case, 3D Dinorama, etc.), the Japanese edition had one big difference: it included a special little booklet with tons of info, although, naturally, it was all in Japanese. It  contained no pics at all, it was just a little booklet with text, maybe around 10 pages. I managed to get it translated back then, and while most ot it was general information about JW, his life and career, as well as a short overview of the Making of TLW, it also talked a little about the recording sessions. And that's where I got this info... How the percussionists that were called in struggled with some of the more complex passages and how JW had them perform it over and over again until they were all but getting ready to throw in the towel! I don't think it referred to any particular passage, though, I just assumed for myself that it's gotta be "Sarah's Rescue." I forgot what else was said, but that's one piece of info that's somehow always stuck in my memory. 
     
    I wish I still had that booklet, but I lost it many years ago, of course. Hell, that was almost a quarter of a century ago, I was in my early teens!
     
    Edit:
     
    What do you know, these days if you look hard enough, you can find almost anything on the Internet. From a Japanese online auction site, pics of the Japanese TLW booklet... 
     


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    fommes reacted to BrotherSound in The Adventures of Tintin - Complete Cue List and Complete Score Analysis   
    Unfortunately, the GEMA repertoire listings for Tintin follow the same odd convention as other Paramount films: any cue that appears on the soundtrack album is not registered under its original title, but under the album title, with "Part 1", "Part 2", etc. if the OST track is compromised of more than one cue.
     
    Once again, the work codes seem to match the film ordering of cues (or their first appearance, at least):
     
    Work Code GEMA Title Cue AE9521 The Adventures of Tintin Tinker-Tin (Rev) AE9544 Sur Le Boulevard 1S4B/1S4C Sur Le Boulevard AE9618 The Secret of the Scrolls - Part 1 The Unicorn [orch. Karam] AE9619 The Secret of the Scrolls - Part 2 unknown AE9620 The Secret of the Scrolls - Part 3 unknown AE9621 Carousel 1S4A Carousel AE9622 The Secret of the Scrolls - Part 7 1M6 Empty Drawers AE9623 The Secret of the Scrolls - Part 5 1M6A Snowy and the Cat AE9624 The Ship is Gone! 1M7 The Ship Is Gone AE9625 Marlinspike Hall - Parts 2 and 4 1M8 Entering the Mansion AE9626 Marlinspike Hall - Part 3 1M8A Dog vs. Dog AE9627 Marlinspike Hall - Part 5 1M8B The Second Ship AE9628 Marlinspike Hall - Parts 6 and 8 1M9A The Missing Scroll AE9629 Thom Thompsons 1M19A Thom Thompsons AE9630 Introducing the Thompsons 1M9B Introducing the Pattersons AE9631 Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy's Chase - Part 2 The Pickpocket Scene AE9632 Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy's Chase - Part 3 2M10A Snowy In Pursuit AE9633 You Mean, The Poem? 1M11 You Mean, the Poem? AE9634 Captain Haddock Takes The Oars - Part 1 1M12 Introducing Haddock AE9635 Pop That Cork! 1M12A Pop That Cork AE9636 Captain Haddock Takes The Oars - Part 2 1M16 Alt - The Captain Takes the Oars AE9637 Tub...Tub!! 1M13 Tub...Tub AE9638 Tin and Amir Exchange Legends 4M22B Tin and Emir Exchange Legends AE9639 The Sleeping Crew 2M13A The Sleeping Crew AE9640 Marlinspike Hall - Part 8 1M9A The Missing Scroll AE9641 Trying the Life Boats 3M14 Insert 2 - Trying the Lifeboats AE9642 In the Radio Room In The Radio Room AE9644 Tin's Description 3M16 Rev - Tin's Description AE9645 Capturing Mr. Silk - Part 2 Strolling In Disguise AE9646 New Middle Section New Middle Section AE9647 Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy’s Chase - Part 1    2M10A Snowy In Pursuit AE9648 Fire on the Boat 3M16A Fire On the Boat AE9649 Capturing the Plane 3M17 Capturing the Plane AE9651 Sir Francis and the Unicorn - Part 1 1M19B This is the Desert AE9652 Sir Francis and the Unicorn - Part 2 The Unicorn [orch. Pope] AE9653 Sir Francis and the Unicorn - Part 4 4M19C Sea Battle AE9654 Desert Rescue 1M20B Desert Rescue AE9655 Capturing Mr. Silk - Part 1 1M21A A Sober Haddock AE9656 Old Enemies Meet 1M21B Old Enemies Meet AE9657 Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure - Part 6 AE9658 Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure - Part 1 AE9659 Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure - Part 2 AE9660 Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure - Parts 3 and 5 AE9661 Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure - Part 4 AE9662 Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure - Part 7 AE9663 Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure - Part 8 AE9664 We're Being Followed 4M23A We're Being Followed AE9665 The Milanese Nightingale - Part 1 4M23A Insert - Hanging the Poster AE9666 The Milanese Nightingale - Part 2 4M23B The Milanese Nightingale AE9667 Captain Protects The Scroll 5M23F Captain Protects the Scroll AE9668 Pursuit of the Falcon - Part 1 4M24A [Rev] Yes or Gu-no AE9669 Pursuit of the Falcon - Part 2 4M24B The Falcon and the Flood AE9670 Pursuit of the Falcon - Part 3 Bike Ride on a Clothes Line AE9671 Pursuit of the Falcon - Part 4 5M25 Insert - Tin Dives In AE9673 The Secret of the Scrolls - Part 4 1M6 Insert - Following Tin AE9674 The Clash of the Cranes - Parts 1 and 3 5M26B Crane Fight AE9675 Crane Insert #1 5M26B Insert 1 - Crane Insert #1 AE9676 The Clash of the Cranes - Part 2 5M26B Insert #2 - Snowy Helps Out! AE9677 The Clash of the Cranes - Part 4 5M26B Insert #3 - The Crane Falls AE9678 The Clash of the Cranes - Parts 5 and 7 5M26C Sac Versus the Captain AE9679 The Clash of the Cranes - Part 6 5M26C Insert - Tintin to the Rescue AE9680 The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale - Part 1 6M27A Reading the Scrolls AE9681 The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale - Part 2 6M27B The Arrival at Marlinspike Hall AE9682 The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale - Part 3 5M28 Marlinspike Hall AE9683 The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale - Parts 4 and 6   5M31 To Be Continued AE9684 The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale - Part 5 6M31 Insert - The Treasure AE9686 Snowy's Theme 6M40 Snowy's E.T. AE9687 The Adventure Continues 6M45 Dueling End Title  
    So there's not much here we don't already know, but it does confirm that 'The Pursuit of the Falcon' consists of 4 parts, so the first part must be a revision of 4M24A Yes or Gu-No, rather than an insert.
     
    I'm also puzzled by the division of 'Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure' into eight parts, since I'd broken it down previously as four:
     
    0:00-2:18 1M21C At Sword Point
    2:18-4:08 2M22 Dueling Pirates
    4:08-4:54 4M22A Insert - Red Rockham’s Curse
    4:54-end 4M22A Insert 2 - To Baghar!
     
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    fommes reacted to lairdo in IndyCast John Williams Specials - MIKE MATESSINO INTERVIEWED   
    I have tried for years to encourage this to happen. I know Joel McNeely would like to see them come out too. I would be willing to contribute money to the project. Alas, once the acquisition happened, momentum dried up. I am hopeful that Lucasfilm/Disney will move forward in line with Indy 5 and get these out. Beyond the 4 official releases, there are a few more score pieces floating around - but there is so much more. I cannot believe I did not keep a copy of everything when I was working on this stuff. Never occurred to me - but heck I was 25, so what did I know? 
     
    And I agree - Mike liking/loving these shows is a big plus! There is hope!
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    fommes reacted to TownerFan in Prelude for Piano and Orchestra (new Williams composition - premiered June 2021; Albany Symphony performance & recording coming 2022)   
    Btw, Gloria confirmed me that the piece is going to be recorded by the Albany Symphony next year.
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    fommes got a reaction from Bespin in Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops   
    I recently was on the look-out for a number of Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops albums I've had on my wishlist for ages, until I noticed that four of the albums I really wanted to add to the collection, were all in this budget box set:
    https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8549114--classic-film-music
    No booklets of course, and cardboard sleeves, but great to have these five collected in this box. Contains the following: The Big Picture / Vintage Cinema / Star Tracks / Three Choral Suites (Ben-Hur / Quo Vadis / King of Kings) / The Great Fantasy Adventure Album
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    fommes reacted to Gruesome Son of a Bitch in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    Brutal couple of years, huh, Shorty? First Marion, then Mutt.
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    fommes reacted to Marian Schedenig in John Williams returns for Indiana Jones 5   
    I always thought The Speeder Chase sounds more like Indy than SW. I'm not the biggest fan of that cue though - I much prefer Journey to Exegol.
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    fommes got a reaction from crumbs in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    Thanks for this. It will be broadcast on 14 May.
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    fommes reacted to Marian Schedenig in Don Davis' THE MATRIX (1999) - 2021 Complete Edition by Varese Sarabande (2xCD / 2xSACD / 3xLP)   
    Say what now? If this doesn't get a CD release, the music publishing world has really gone bonkers.
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    fommes got a reaction from Bayesian in SPOTLIGHT ON JOHN WILLIAMS: A Prospero Classical CD release featuring new recordings of JW film music   
    More importantly, why does it have teeth?
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