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    pete reacted to Quppa in The Fabelmans - OST Album   
    Brett Mitchell's cover of the title track:
     
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    pete got a reaction from Once in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete reacted to crumbs in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    No, I think this is something different.
     
    In the film there's a scene where the prisoners sing as they're marched through the town and see the Amistad in the harbour. It's placed in the same position in the tracklist as in the film.
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    pete reacted to Jay in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I've been assisting Mike on various titles since 2016, so far all of them John Williams titles.  Amistad will be the 20th title released that I contributed something to.  You'll see my name in the booklets under Project Consultant, Project Assistance, Production Assistance, or Special Thanks, depending on the title and what my contribution was.
     
    How I've helped has been different for every project.  It ranges from just proofreading the PDF of the booklet at the very end of things, to being involved before the audio work begins to help make sure everything is accounted for.  In other words: in a perfect world, the material that the studio sends over contains everything recorded, and Mike has time to listen to every take of every cue and assemble a new album containing the the main version of every cue, and every interesting alternate he heard as well.  But we have learned that sometimes what gets provided is not entirely comprehensive, and more up-front work has to be done to track down all the material needed to hopefully make a release definitive.  Also, some projects have very tight schedules, so Mike does not have the opportunity to spend time listening to every single take of every single cue, and instead has sometimes sought my assistance to figure out what music should be attempted to be located and included.
     
    In between those extremes, there could be other things, such as proofreading the official excel file that has to be filed for every title; listening to a first pass mastering of some tracks (or a final mastered album) and providing feedback; having some back and forth discussion about how to present a wealth of material in the best way (WOTW had a lot of this); discussion of track titles; researching dates or articles/interviews about scores; loads of other things.
     
    For the Jurassic Park reissue, Mike brought me on board the project to see if we could make it as definitive as possible.  This led to him making new builds of 2 cues that had been a little different on all prior albums compared to the film (Journey To The Island and Dennis Steals The Embryos), and also a dive into unused takes for a variety of cues to see if anything interesting was recorded that could be included.  For that I relied on the knowledge of some JWFanners who had found differences in the sheet music compared to the final versions of some cues, and made sure they got thanked in the booklet.  In the end, none of the differences seen in the sheet music were recorded, so they all must have been worked out and changed during rehearsals - but it was great to know that definitively.  I then provided feedback on the new mastering, and made some proofreading passes of the new booklet.
     
    For Amistad, I was not brought on board until after Mike had already assembled and mastered the album, but I provided feedback on volume levels - I can't remember if this was before or after he had sent it to JW for approval.  For one track that needed a new title, Mike used one of my suggestions for it.  I gave feedback on the excel file.  Much later, I contributed something else I won't reveal just yet, and proofread at least two passes of the booklet.  I also chose the samples that will be posted on Tuesday, and assisted with the official press release wording.
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    pete got a reaction from crumbs in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from Brando in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from Brando in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from Edmilson in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from Edmilson in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from WampaRat in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from WampaRat in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from Andy in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from publicist in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from Holko in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from Holko in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete reacted to Luke Skywalker in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    I would have been more worried to have been attacked by bloodthirsty grey gorilas...  from the City of Zinj 
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    pete got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Uganda, south west, not far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire at the time). We saw the mountain gorillas a few days later. One of the highlights. Might as well post pics.... I listened to parts of The Lost World while on that trek. I was seriously worried about being eaten by raptors.
     


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    pete got a reaction from crumbs in AMISTAD (1997) - NEW! 2-CD 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition produced by Mike Matessino (2022)   
    Is that the choral section at the end of OST track The Middle Passage? - I've only seen the film once, and that was a long time ago. And for those in the know, is the choral piece its own track on the new release? The Prisoner's Song, perhaps, as it's about the same length?
     
    I have some fond memories of this score, in particular Dry Your Tears, Afrika. I travelled around Africa a few months after the soundtack was released, and I'm certain it's what I gave this kid a listen to on my Sony Walkman:
     


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    pete got a reaction from ciarlese in Mike Matessino: "At least 5" new Williams releases due this year   
    I think it's safe to assume it's part of next week's Lalaland's Black Friday releases to be announced 9 pm PST (California) November 24.
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    pete got a reaction from bollemanneke in Mike Matessino: "At least 5" new Williams releases due this year   
    I think it's safe to assume it's part of next week's Lalaland's Black Friday releases to be announced 9 pm PST (California) November 24.
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    pete reacted to Jay in The most underrated and the most overrated Williams score   
    That's literally one of my absolute top favorite John Williams scores!
     
     
    Huh.  "Masterpiece" is literally the first word that comes to mind for me to describe it!
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