Jump to content

That_Bloke

Members
  • Content Count

    168
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Haha
    That_Bloke reacted to crumbs in La-La Land Records has another Williams release planned for 2021   
    I hope it's a new John Williams guitar compilation. Just in time for his 80th Anniversary!
     

  2. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in La-La Land Records has another Williams release planned for 2021   
    Humor.  It is a difficult concept.
  3. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in La-La Land Records has another Williams release planned for 2021   
    Hmm, he doesn't say JOHN Williams.
     
    There's Paul Williams, Patrick Williams, Harry Gregson Williams, Rupert Gregson Williams...
  4. Haha
    That_Bloke reacted to Ollie in La-La Land Records has another Williams release planned for 2021   
    At some point I’m expecting someone to reissue Heartbeeps. 😉
  5. Haha
    That_Bloke reacted to Tom in La-La Land Records has another Williams release planned for 2021   
    That is sweet.  
  6. Haha
    That_Bloke reacted to phbart in La-La Land Records has another Williams release planned for 2021   
    It will be another Home Alone remaster.
  7. Haha
    That_Bloke reacted to The Illustrious Jerry in La-La Land Records has another Williams release planned for 2021   
    Sorry, had to be done.
  8. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to BrotherSound in Always (1989) - 2021 Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    So, it’s a bit complicated: 1M1 Main Title appears to have been written first, as the End Credits borrow a couple fairly large sections directly from 1M1. There’s instructions to copy bars from 1M1 on the second row of this page:
     


    But then the revised New 1M1 - Part II Main Title borrows material directly from the end credits, basically the last minute and a half, except for the final two bars which are unique to New 1M1 - Part II.
     
    A little hard to see, but ‘End Credits’ has been scratched out at the top and ‘New 1M1 MT’ written in, because the entire page was reused:
     


    Anyway, to veer things back on topic: it occurred to me that Always, with its blend of new age-y gossamer (like the middle of ‘Fortress of Solitude’) and expansive Americana (‘Leaving Home’, natch) may be more closely related to the score of Superman than one would suspect.
  9. Love
    That_Bloke reacted to Chris ChrusherComix in Images (1972) - 2021 remaster by Quartet Records (CD and LP)   
    A few days ago, I was pondering abut the lack of John Williams releases of late... then this and expanded Always drop back to back, nice!

    One of my favorite creepy Williams scores. Wished it was expanded (if I recall, the film had some different material? Been years since I watched it, tho...), but I imagine that the new source materials being higher quality than the LP transfers anyway, so I'll gladly take it. That and I always support any and of the limited/remastered/expanded JW releases to support the work in order that they keep coming.

    -Chris

    PS - Wow, I was gonna' buy it on Quartet's website, but yikes the shipping was sky high for me, so Intrada gets my business. Much more reasonable. 
  10. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to King Mark in Always (1989) - 2021 Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    Cool.Didn't see the thread until now
     
    I hope there's enough unreleased music and alternate to make it interesting
  11. Love
  12. Love
    That_Bloke reacted to rough cut in Star Wars Rca packaging   
    I bought them in the book-edition when they came out, and they are beautiful.
     
    Discs are also fine, unaffected by the slipcase.
     
    My edition also have the laser engraved discs (or they are “holographic”) which is neat.
     
    A New Hope
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return Of The Jedi
     



  13. Like
    That_Bloke got a reaction from Ricard in Black Sunday BluRay release has article about the score   
    Hi Everyone.
     
    The film was recently released on Blu Ray. According to the specs...
     
     
    "Special Features and Technical Specs:
    1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray NEW audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince (2020) NEW “FOURTH DOWN: COMPOSING BLACK SUNDAY” – An all-new interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger about the John Williams score. (2020) DTS HD 5.1 surround LPCM 2.0 Stereo Optional English subtitles Theatrical Trailer Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies"  
    Not an interview with the maestro, but I'm glad the label thought the score was important enough to warrant adding a talk about it as an extra. Maybe the label thought it could sell some units to us fan-tragics if it threw in a morsel of JW appreciation?
     
    Cheers 
     
    https://viavision.com.au/shop/black-sunday-1977/
  14. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to crumbs in Black Sunday BluRay release has article about the score   
    That's cool! Would be even cooler to hear JW's modern thoughts on these older scores, if he remembers them.
  15. Like
    That_Bloke got a reaction from crumbs in Black Sunday BluRay release has article about the score   
    Hi Everyone.
     
    The film was recently released on Blu Ray. According to the specs...
     
     
    "Special Features and Technical Specs:
    1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray NEW audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince (2020) NEW “FOURTH DOWN: COMPOSING BLACK SUNDAY” – An all-new interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger about the John Williams score. (2020) DTS HD 5.1 surround LPCM 2.0 Stereo Optional English subtitles Theatrical Trailer Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies"  
    Not an interview with the maestro, but I'm glad the label thought the score was important enough to warrant adding a talk about it as an extra. Maybe the label thought it could sell some units to us fan-tragics if it threw in a morsel of JW appreciation?
     
    Cheers 
     
    https://viavision.com.au/shop/black-sunday-1977/
  16. Like
    That_Bloke got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Black Sunday BluRay release has article about the score   
    Hi Everyone.
     
    The film was recently released on Blu Ray. According to the specs...
     
     
    "Special Features and Technical Specs:
    1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray NEW audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince (2020) NEW “FOURTH DOWN: COMPOSING BLACK SUNDAY” – An all-new interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger about the John Williams score. (2020) DTS HD 5.1 surround LPCM 2.0 Stereo Optional English subtitles Theatrical Trailer Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies"  
    Not an interview with the maestro, but I'm glad the label thought the score was important enough to warrant adding a talk about it as an extra. Maybe the label thought it could sell some units to us fan-tragics if it threw in a morsel of JW appreciation?
     
    Cheers 
     
    https://viavision.com.au/shop/black-sunday-1977/
  17. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to Datameister in How this technique named?   
    Tierce de Picardie, eh? I hadn't ever heard that term but I love that harmonic technique. Great to know what it's called! Cheers! EDIT: Ah, I've heard the English translation, I'm realizing, but somehow never learned the definition. Love me some Picardy thirds!
  18. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to Marian Schedenig in How this technique named?   
    The German term is a direct translation, "Picardsche Terz". Because of that, it was once known as the Pikachu-Terz in our choir practice session.
     
    Star of Bethlehem has a nice one in the middle section.
     
  19. Love
    That_Bloke got a reaction from Datameister in How this technique named?   
    I'll have a go, without knowing if you're talking about orchestration, tonality, melodic style etc.
     
    This sounds like a Tierce de Picardie with Coda.
     
    A TdP is a specific type of cadence (i.e. movement between two consecutive chords), where changes modality (not key).
     
    The music is in a minor key, but when it gets the end, instead of sounding the "home" chord (or tonic chord) in what is meant to be minor, it changes the home chord to a major chord.
     
    E.G. Let's say a piece of music is in the key of D minor. When you get to the end of the piece you're expecting to hear a D minor chord - and also because technically that's what's meant to happen. But the piece plays a D Major chord instead.
     
    It's common in Medieval and Renaissance music.
     
    That's what this piece sounds like to me. Except once Williams hits the TdP instead of ending it there he keeps it going with a "Coda" of extra music based on that chord and, as @Archive Collection correctly stated, uses the lydian mode through the coda, and as @Jurassic Shark said, a decrescendo.
     
    (for ease of explaining I left out talk of relative majors and mid-piece modulations).
     
    Hope this helps  
  20. Haha
    That_Bloke reacted to Alan in WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) 2CD edition from Intrada Records 2020   
    Archival footage of Williams and Spielberg after the director asked for 1 last revision.

  21. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to SteveMc in Classic FM votes Schindler's List No.1 in 2020 Movie Music Hall of Fame   
    Unlike many of John's other scores, which, for better or worse, do rely a lot on bombast, Schindler's List shares the more subdued emotional approach common to the most popular eras of classical music.
    As well, unlike scores that follow the drama or add to it, as it were, Schindler's List serves to comment on it, thus being by nature more of a standalone work, written in response to the movie more than for it.
     
  22. Like
    That_Bloke got a reaction from bruce marshall in Classic FM votes Schindler's List No.1 in 2020 Movie Music Hall of Fame   
    My opinion is that the melodies and their respective accompaniments have a classic-style sound to them. It sounds like something Schubert, Brahms, or Mendelssohn could have written, or in that style.
     
  23. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to Jurassic Shark in Classic FM votes Schindler's List No.1 in 2020 Movie Music Hall of Fame   
    It's a great score with lots of feeling.
  24. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to Jurassic Shark in Classic FM votes Schindler's List No.1 in 2020 Movie Music Hall of Fame   
    I've got 46 soundtracks from the top 100 list.
  25. Like
    That_Bloke reacted to Thor in Classic FM votes Schindler's List No.1 in 2020 Movie Music Hall of Fame   
    I count 72. But then in addition to that, also a whole bunch that I used to own, but that have since departed from my collection. I've heard all of them, except Nigel Hess' LADIES IN LAVENDER.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.