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    That_Bloke reacted to Ricard in HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY, JWFAN!   
    And here's the first piece celebrating the 20th Anniversary of JWFan!
     
    A little journey through the music, films, releases, concerts and events in the life of the biggest and longest-running John Williams fan site.
     
    Thank you, Maestro! Thank you, JWFans!
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to Bespin in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    Hey I just received My Superman set!
     
    Wait... why the cover art is different?
     

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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in anonymous thread   
    Bye bye Pierre from Montreal, nice knowing you!
     

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    That_Bloke reacted to Alan in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    Yes in a strange reversal, La-La Land ordered me. Just in time for my 35th anniversary. Long overdue for a restoration!
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    5 pages of junk moved to a new thread in General Discussion. Go there if you want to see it or comment on it, or it's deletion from here. 
     
    Only posts about the LLL release of Superman allowed here now, thanks! 
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in anonymous thread   
    I agree 100% with Crumbs. 
     
    It's amazing you people have let this troll stick around for this long by constantly replying to him. It's amazing nobody but me seems to be capable of ignoring trolls. 
     
    Tomorrow I'll move all his crap out of this thread. 
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    That_Bloke reacted to crumbs in anonymous thread   
    Agreed. I don't bother checking most threads on JWFan anymore because they're filled with irrelevant one sentence posts that add nothing to the bloody topic. You have to skim through 30 replies before stumbling across one insightful comment that actually contributes something meaningful to the discussion. 
     
    It's been said ad nauseum by others but stop feeding the bloody troll! Their objective is to derail the discussion and contribute nothing. Acknowledging them and 'playing along' gives them exactly the attention they crave and ultimately wrecks threads just like this. 
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    The Rhino release is Out Of Print.
     
    The Blue Box is Out Of Print.
     
    The full original OST program has never been legally sold in the USA.
     
    Of course a release combining the complete score with the OST should be available for anyone to buy.
     
    The fact it has improved sound and new alternates is just icing on the cake.
     
    No one is forcing anyone to buy it, so no one really has the right to complain.  But this hobby is full of people who like to complain, and there are many outlets for them to complain at.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Amer in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    Guys Check this out! :
     
    Mike Matessino and Neil S Bulk reveal the SUPERMAN Master tapes aka the The goody tapes!
     
    https://youtu.be/I-2Soq9UPCI
     
    "March 12, 2018: Neil Bulk recording a bit of the day the 2-inch 24-track first generation scoring masters for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE by John Williams arrived at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank."
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    The process used for this score - cutting the performance edits using the actual 1st gen tapes - is pretty unique overall in the realm of all film scores ever.

    But it was actually quite common for a period of John William's output.  Star Wars, CE3K, and Superman were all done this way.  I'm not 100% sure about Empire, Raiders, Heartbeeps, Monsignor, and Jedi but I think they were too?.  The Fury, Jaws 2, 1941, Dracula and ET were not.
     
    Anyway, if you've never had issues with how Star Wars or CE3K sounded before, you won't have any issues with Superman either.  Basically, if you listen really closely, you can probably hear the edit points.  But I believe Mike cleaned up all of the most obvious ones for CE3K and Superman too.
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    That_Bloke reacted to bollemanneke in anonymous thread   
    I'd be more interested in him asking the LSO to go door to door and play the score live. He has clearly been looking into that!
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    That_Bloke reacted to PuhgreÞiviÞm in anonymous thread   
    For the next release, MM will spin the earth backwards to 1978 and re-record the score using modern technology he took back with him. And spin it back to the present.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in anonymous thread   
    Again, I question.  How do you wonderful people of JWFan not understand that if you ignore trolls, they go away?  Why are you continuing to respond to him?
     
    Don't you know how the internet works?
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    That_Bloke reacted to mstrox in anonymous thread   
    Gotta save something for the NEXT hot dog edition.  Hashtag anonymous.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from bollemanneke in anonymous thread   
    So we're told by a troll (and we know how reliable they are) there's a big load of unreleased stuff that's variation and experimentation of the final score. If such stuff exists then it sounds to me that it's rough attempts or rehearsal takes, and is therefore the musical equivalent of a half-baked dinner. i.e. not worth releasing. I figure if this stuff was worth releasing then JW / Warners would have allowed it. Those "bottle cappers" among us who would buy such stuff don't seem a big enough market to justify the cost of a release.
     
    Looking forward to LLL's release and MM's audio magic.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Brundlefly in anonymous thread   
    So we're told by a troll (and we know how reliable they are) there's a big load of unreleased stuff that's variation and experimentation of the final score. If such stuff exists then it sounds to me that it's rough attempts or rehearsal takes, and is therefore the musical equivalent of a half-baked dinner. i.e. not worth releasing. I figure if this stuff was worth releasing then JW / Warners would have allowed it. Those "bottle cappers" among us who would buy such stuff don't seem a big enough market to justify the cost of a release.
     
    Looking forward to LLL's release and MM's audio magic.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in anonymous thread   
    1) Pretty much everything the specialty labels put out is the product of going back to the original recording session elements and assembling a new program from that
     
    2) Mike has gone on various podcasts and said he'd love to re-do Superman again sometime
     
    3) The LLL Edition of Superman II/III featured new source music from Superman 1 that could have only come from the unearthing of some sort of new element they didn't have when they made the FSM Blue Box in 2008
     

    So I don't understand exactly what anonymous thinks he is "revealing" via these posts here.  Isn't it all obvious already?
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jurassic Shark in John Williams scores that use the organ?   
    I think JW uses his organ for all of his scores.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Ricard in HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY, JWFAN!   
    Happy 20th Birthday jwfan, and congratulations on the anniversary. Thank you very much for being here.
     
    I was a member since late 2001, though lurking before then, and now largely reduced to lurking, because "Life". May you keep going for at least another 20 more years.  👏❤️🎇
     
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to Holko in HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY, JWFAN!   
    Ultimate fix:
     

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    That_Bloke reacted to Ricard in HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY, JWFAN!   
    JWFAN was born 20 years ago tonight!
     
    I will be adding some related surprises to this main post in the coming days.
     
    Let the celebration begin! 🎂🥂🎉🎊🎈
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to lemoncurd in You know your oeuvre has been immortalized when...   
    ... your work is transferred into polyphonic MIDI ringtones for a supermarket kiddie ride (here a police car). Seen and heard in Hamburg, Germany. Enjoy!
     
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Xf5fHVe0FBbt6u7bz39-wauD1Qt-gzG/view?usp=sharing
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    That_Bloke reacted to Nick Parker in The Songs Of John Williams: which are essential?   
    Crap, I spread misinformation! I misinterpreted a blurb saying it was her swansong. 
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    That_Bloke reacted to lemoncurd in new YouTube project: Piano Arrangements   
    Hello all. I've decided starting to upload some of my own piano arrangements on YouTube since I thought I'd be a shame if they are only watched and used at my place by just myself. 😉
    For now and the near future it's just about John Williams but I will add some pieces by other composers, too. 
     
    I'm focussing on "hidden treasures" more delicate pieces that are actually suitable to adapt just by piano. Also, it's not about score reductions, so naturally, some parts of the orchestral score are not included. I just went online a few minutes ago and I'm glad to present you my first three videos. Btw I have no experience with video editing or YouTube at all. And I'm also curious if I'll encounter any copyright issues... 😛 But for now, enjoy!
     
     
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to phbart in RIP Nick Redman   
    Sad news. Expanded releases like we know today (SW Anthology) were made possible thanks to him. RIP, Nick Redman.
     
    https://variety.com/2019/film/news/nick-redman-documentary-filmmaker-and-soundtrack-producer-dead-1203111967/
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