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AHerrera83

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  1. The Annie is quite a nice award, as it represents a golden zootrope.
  2. Hmm, sorry to disagree with you about Geisha, Proteus, but I actually thought the performance was sublime and at times i liked even better than the Chicago recording, particularly Brush on Silk. I found Martha Babcock's performance outstanding. I did seem to hear the trumpet section miss a beat once in another piece, but I'm not sure. I agree completely with you about the signing and the Security Guy, he was very firm, but seemes genuinely concerned that we get our autographs. Incidentally, from your ticket I notice that we must've been sitting practically side by side! I was in Section 4
  3. How about we put a spin to this discussion? If you wanted to make an ultimate compilation with the best performances of each individual piece, what would they be? I'm sure most agree Levine's Mars outshines most others, but what about the rest? I particularly like Gerhardt's Venus, but unfortunately I only have it on the "Nature's Music" disc, which stupidly mixes all tracks with some annoying ethereal effects. It's apity, because the recording is quite good. Anyone know if his Planets recordings are available elsewhere? I also like Williams's take on Jupiter, perhaps even more than Lev
  4. Joseph Carl Breil's 1915 orchestral score for D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1995 recording)
  5. Wow, so many cat people on the board! I'm glad I'm not the only dog person around. Actually, I'd grab my dog and my neighbor's wife; she is HOT!
  6. I kind of have to disagree with this a bit. What most people want these days for all three prequels especially AOTC and ROTS is the complete intended edition, not a chopped up Phantom Menace duplicate ... or duplicates in this case. I hate to say but Steef might be correct that this set could be the Original Trilogy and Phantom Menace "Ultimate Edition" repacked in a box set. As I said earlier I'll be ponying up for this set to see what it's about. The way 8 might add up is if they do it the same way they did the 4-disc Anthology for the first trilogy; that way we could have 4 discs each pe
  7. I'm with Drax, here. As hard as I try, I can't get into it. I guess I even like the shorter promo edit better.
  8. Oh, God, this is getting too easy and I know it's abusing the joke, so I promise this is the last one... ...just like James Horner!
  9. Steef, you're repeating yourself. Wait for it... just like James Horner!
  10. Don't mean to rain on your parade, but if you listen closely, it's clearly identified as take 16, so it wasn't the first time the orchestra played it (it might've been the first acceptable take, though). Still, I agree with you, not only do I like that take, but it's also exciting for what it represents. You think the LSO would need 15 takes to get that right? The takes were numbered all the way through. The first take of the first piece recorded was take 1. They did 7 takes on the first one and used material from takes 5 and 7 (the track is Chasm Crossfire). They then moved on to The Death
  11. Don't mean to rain on your parade, but if you listen closely, it's clearly identified as take 16, so it wasn't the first time the orchestra played it (it might've been the first acceptable take, though). Still, I agree with you, not only do I like that take, but it's also exciting for what it represents. I also like the original Williams/BPO recording from "Pops in Space" and "By Request"; I believe both Williams and orchestra played it with a lot of energy. I notice no one ever mentions the Skywalker Symphony version. Why's that?
  12. To all who responded, thanks a ton! I can feel the love...
  13. Ahhh, darn! Got here too late... Anyway to get this sans those annoying beeps?
  14. Bronzing doesn't really relate to disc use or age, but rather to defective "porous" plastic used during manufacturing which allowed the metal disc to develop some rust. It affected some discs in the early 90s, especially those by Silva. The earliest CDs I bought, way back in 1984, still play normally, but I did find about 11 or 12 discs (out of my 2,000 disc collection) with this defect. PDO promptly replaced them three or four years ago.
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