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    MrScratch got a reaction from WampaRat in Were you initially disappointed with Williams score to The Lost World?   
    Yes, I was disappointed in this score when the movie first came out.  And no, the expansion didn’t change my opinion.  Outside of the Main Theme, The Hunt, Rescuing Sarah and The Raptors Appear this score doesn’t do much for me.
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    MrScratch reacted to Matt S. in Were you initially disappointed with Williams score to The Lost World?   
    Disappointed by the music?  No.
     
    Disappointed with the idiotic dinorama packaging?  Extremely!
     
     
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    MrScratch got a reaction from filmmusic in What John Williams-scored films have you seen?   
    Part 1:
    I’ve seen all but BFG, Book Thief, Warhorse, Tintin, Geisha, Terminal
     
    Part 2:
    I’ve seen all but Stepmom, Amistad, Seven Years In Tibet, Rosewood, Nixon, Far & Away, JFK, Stanley & Iris 
     
    Part 3:
    I’ve seen all but River, Monsignor, Heartbeeps, Midway, Missouri Breaks
     
    Part 4:
    I have seen only Earthquake, Sugarland, Cinderella Liberty, Images, Poseidon, Cowboys
     
    Part 5:
    None from this group
     
    * I have attempted to watch Seven Years In Tibet and Reivers but didn’t make it very far into either one
     
    * Actually, after submitting my vote I realized I did watch Daddy-O via MST3K.  
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    MrScratch got a reaction from mahler3 in John Williams albums by Philips Records (Boston Pops)   
    I gave “On Stage” a listen on Spotify this evening, I recognized a number of tunes.  An enjoyable album for what it is.  While listening I couldn’t help but think: what if Williams had included a 10-minute “Thomas and the King” suite on this album?  The Boston Pops players’ revolt of ‘84 would have been much uglier.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Bespin in John Williams albums by Philips Records (Boston Pops)   
    Love that Kunzel album, he nails Planet Krypton and Wrath of Kahn, and with Nimoy redoing his great voiceover.
     
    And Kunzel knew that The Bicycle Chase and The Departure were better than Williams’ Adventures On Earth concert piece.
     
    The only thing I dislike about Kunzel albums are the silly synthesizer and sound effects.  But this is a discussion for a different thread....
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Matt S. in John Williams albums by Philips Records (Boston Pops)   
    Love that Kunzel album, he nails Planet Krypton and Wrath of Kahn, and with Nimoy redoing his great voiceover.
     
    And Kunzel knew that The Bicycle Chase and The Departure were better than Williams’ Adventures On Earth concert piece.
     
    The only thing I dislike about Kunzel albums are the silly synthesizer and sound effects.  But this is a discussion for a different thread....
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Will in John Williams to score Spielberg's next?   
    Williams will score this movie, and I hope he does.  Since this is so personal to Spielberg, we might get a really special score from JW.
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    MrScratch reacted to Muad'Dib in John Williams to score Spielberg's next?   
    Agreed. At most we'll have a Solo-like situation.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from crumbs in John Williams to score Spielberg's next?   
    Williams will score this movie, and I hope he does.  Since this is so personal to Spielberg, we might get a really special score from JW.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Jay in John Williams albums by Philips Records (Boston Pops)   
    I’ve had “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” since the 90s, I had joined the BMG Classical Music club and picked it up through them as one of the “free” selections.
     
    I’m not into Christmas music, I only got this to add to the Williams collection.  The few times I have ever played this has been as background music while decorating or hosting a holiday dinner party.  Not something I’ve ever listened very closely to.  But I’m with Jay, I far prefer the instrumental tracks to the ones with chorus.  

    The “Joy To The World” CD is much better.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from TownerFan in Announcing 'SCORE MASTERS: Celebrating John Williams & Jerry Goldsmith' (Online Event premiering Feb 8, 2021)   
    Finally got around to checking this out today, it was wonderful.  Love this picture of Williams, never seen it before.

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    MrScratch got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Announcing 'SCORE MASTERS: Celebrating John Williams & Jerry Goldsmith' (Online Event premiering Feb 8, 2021)   
    I sometimes forget just how early Williams’ film career started, while the Golden Age composers were still around and working.  So cool to think about Alfred Newman hanging out and chatting with young Johnny.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Smeltington in Announcing 'SCORE MASTERS: Celebrating John Williams & Jerry Goldsmith' (Online Event premiering Feb 8, 2021)   
    I sometimes forget just how early Williams’ film career started, while the Golden Age composers were still around and working.  So cool to think about Alfred Newman hanging out and chatting with young Johnny.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Bespin in John Williams albums by Philips Records (Boston Pops)   
    A similar thread on the Kunzel collection would be most welcome.  I heard many a score for the first time through those CDs.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Bespin in John Williams albums by Philips Records (Boston Pops)   
    Add Jaws and this is basically a John Williams greatest hits album at the time of its release.  It is a shame Williams himself never recorded the full Star Wars suite.
     
    You are making me want to acquire the last few Boston Pops albums that I’m missing. I’m currently acquiring the remaining Kunzel albums that I didn’t have.  I used to only buy them if there was a Williams piece on them.
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    MrScratch got a reaction from bigjimwilson in What is JW's most joyous composition?   
    Big Beautiful Ball
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    MrScratch reacted to Jay in La-La Land Records Black Friday 2020   
    https://lalalandrecords.com/karate-kid-part-ii-the-limited-edition/
     
    Click the link that says "CLICK HERE TO VIEW HI-RES COVER IMAGE"
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    MrScratch reacted to bollemanneke in La-La Land Records Black Friday 2020   
    Damn, I was hoping they'd have revealed their planned titles.
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    MrScratch reacted to E-Wan in Eiger Sanction: Due for a Remaster?   
    Kyle Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's son) plays the jazz arrangement of music from The Eiger Sanction
     
     
     
    The track is from Kyle Eastwood's album Cinematic
     
     
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Looking back now, which John Williams boxset did you get more enjoyment out of? Jurassic Park or Harry Potter?   
    HP, easily.  Was never big on TLW, and still am not.  JP is my favorite individual score from either box set, but there wasn’t much missing from JP to begin with.  Just getting the full children’s HP suite from SS alone makes that set more enjoyable to me.
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    MrScratch reacted to King Mark in Looking back now, which John Williams boxset did you get more enjoyment out of? Jurassic Park or Harry Potter?   
    Harry Potter by far. It's the best  expanded score release ever. The standard by which Star Wars and Indiana Jones should be released
     
    There wasn't that much unreleased music on JP (most of it was released on the  anniversary release earlier) and Lost World is far from a favorite of mine...it's a bit in a category like Minority Report and WotW where I find the action music too loud, frenetic and directionless
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    MrScratch got a reaction from mstrox in NEW WILLIAMS LIVE ALBUM OUT NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD, “John Williams and The President’s Own”   
    Finally the Schindler’s List I-know-but-they’re-all-dead joke gets an official release!
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    MrScratch got a reaction from BB-8 in NEW WILLIAMS LIVE ALBUM OUT NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD, “John Williams and The President’s Own”   
    Finally the Schindler’s List I-know-but-they’re-all-dead joke gets an official release!
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    MrScratch got a reaction from carlborg in NEW WILLIAMS LIVE ALBUM OUT NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD, “John Williams and The President’s Own”   
    Finally the Schindler’s List I-know-but-they’re-all-dead joke gets an official release!
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    MrScratch got a reaction from Will in NEW WILLIAMS LIVE ALBUM OUT NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD, “John Williams and The President’s Own”   
    Finally the Schindler’s List I-know-but-they’re-all-dead joke gets an official release!
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