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    That_Bloke reacted to Arpy in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    Nah, it's another gimmick, but I think people buy these for the music. Sony and other labels have been pulling this shit for years with these big franchise releases. The Harry Potter scores received the same treatment, but the ephemera is secondary to the musical product.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jurassic Shark in Mike Matessino on the prospects of releasing some currently unreleased Williams scores   
    You mean during the recording sessions for all of the scores he doesn't wanna release?
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    That_Bloke reacted to Laserschwert in Mike Matessino on the prospects of releasing some currently unreleased Williams scores   
    Or maybe he killed someone during the recording sessions, which can be faintly heard in the background of the recording, and he doesn't want MM to recover this dark detail of his past during remastering.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jurassic Shark in Mike Matessino on the prospects of releasing some currently unreleased Williams scores   
    He has said no to Story and Sugarland but be patient. He is far more comfortable with these projects than he used to be so he may eventually come around. I was recently reminded that after he conducted E.T. in 2002 he said that it wasn't the kind of event that should be done all the time, but now it's a major thing and at least a dozen of his scores are being done that way regularly along with many others. Everything evolves. But it can be like watching the minute hand on a clock - you don't see it move, but if you stare at it for several minutes you know that it is.
     
    Interesting that he doesn't comment on Dracula. This could be an indirect confirmation that it's in the works...
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from filmmusic in Hal Leonard Signature Editions   
    I hope this helps for reference:
     
    https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-post-sheet-music/20732579
     
    or in Australia...
    https://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Post-Professor-John-Williams-By-composer/9781540026170
     
    Ordered my copy and awaiting arrival. Cheers.
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to MikePetersen in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    I wonder if the "meh" release could be Peter Bernstein's Ewok scores, the wider implication being that La La now has access to the Lucasfilm vaults.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Amer in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    Maybe the wider implications could refer to the current sequels, starting with JURASSIC WORLD?
     
    Another wild card theory of mine is it could be if LLL has entered an agreement with Lucasfilm to start with the Indy scores? Thus a newly remastered and expansion of INDIANA JONES/ KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL could be it. A kinda of 'meh' for many of us but the wider implications of the release could mean a proper restoration of the earlier classic three films with no one else but Mike Matessino at the helm?
     
    ...Yeah I know -I wish!
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    That_Bloke reacted to Pierre in Letter for John Williams - my life time story   
    Hi everyone, 
     
    i try to made little video about being thankful for John´s amazing work. Thanks to your JW.com, it has been my home page for many years  
     
     
    And this is how John Williams changed my life:
    ______________________
     
    My childhood wasn´t good and I was feeling verry lonely. There was some unreasonable agression i had to  experience from others. Also parents divorced verry badly and i had some serious depressions when i was about 12 years old.
     
    It may sound oversensitive, but this is really how it was. During the day i had to live my life, but in the night, before i fell a sleep. I was listening to John Williams music and i felt like - this is my true friend. His music was my best friend in that time. That music gived me feeling that someone likes me. Without this "musical friendship" i think i might not be here anymore. 
     
    I was 13 and i started to play and write music. It was my childhood dream to become composer one day like he is. I was studying music a lot, 6 years conservatory in Prague, than i got to Berklee, but as i was accepted, i realised that - the music i would love to compose, my brain simply cant do that well. 
     
    Before this realization i was feeling verry sad, anxious and jelaous. Because i was studying so, so hard and so many years. I couldn't understund why- if i am studying so hard - why the God or whatever there is or isnt, why it won't allow me to do it.
     
    I wrote some pieces for orchestra and one of them was this piece inspired by John´s music (this is the piece i called Autumn letter - because it was in Autumn i sent a written letter to John Williams about my story and (that my dream is to meet him one day) 
     
     
     
    But once i realised that in real world of movie music everything must be completed so fast, i realised, that the time come. Time to give up on my dreams. I simply wasn´t that good, that i could work in industry. My brain was wired differently and i couldnt handle all stress and being creative under stress. I had to decide. And i left music completely.
     
    For 2 years i was just "man without dream" i felt useless in the world. I didnt know what to do. But than.. a miracle happened. 
    Answer for my letter came and one lovely family behind ocean helped me to make it happen. It was possible for me to meet John Williams and to talk with him personally in his room. The first thing he sayed to me with verry sweet voice and present look in his eyes was: 
     
    "Ou.. ou.. you came all that long way across the ocean JUST because of me? " 
     
    He looked surprised and i realised how really humble this man must be. When he invited  me to enter, he turned his hands up like there is nothing he has to hide. We talked about music and questions i had since i was young. He was so open to me.
     
    Finally in the end, his friend tooked a picture of us. That foto you can see in this video - and since that time, the light came into my life. I knew this moment was really gift  for me from "universe" or whatever we call it. And i finally understud, that there exist people with so much talent that its not possible to try to be like them. Not to compete with them, but to accept it and start to enjoy everything they do as a gift to humanity. 
    I came back to home and since that time i forget on being composer. I started to learn to paint with oil and its so funny. All that time, it seems i am better at Art as just a hobby, than to write music. My life is so happy now and i can really enjoy other people's art. 
     
    In the end i realised every little thing was part of my life puzzle. When i was feeling so down, suicidal child, there came his music to me and it gived me „hope“.
     
    And once i was strong enough and i was somehow "prepaired" to face the thruth. The thruth appeared and i accepted it. I began to be 100 procent honest with my life and give more space for others than before in my hearth. 
     
    This was the gift, that John Williams gaved me that day. That day i wont ever forgot. The day of sunrise of my true soul and the sun set of the "past". 
    John Williams has really some higher spirit. Some healing power for us all. He is our life teacher. Today i love my parents, my friends, i love the world.
     
    Thank you! Thank you so much my friends
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    That_Bloke reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    With covers like that, they deserve to be hanged.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Arpy in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    I think it's likely JB are just awaiting stock and the release was pushed back. If there were any defects detected with the pressings or cases, the problem would've been on a larger scale and out of their control. JB do stuff like this all the time, set a release date and push it back when they don't have the stock.
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    That_Bloke reacted to crumbs in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    I'd like to be optimistic and say Disney actually care about this giant fuck-up and intend on fixing it, but I'm also realistic enough to say they probably don't care.
     
    I'm guessing stock just got delayed to Australia and they pushed back the release date as a result. Same thing happened with TLJ's deluxe edition, which was originally due out the same day as the standard OST (but was pushed back weeks).
     
    I'd be surprised if anyone from Disney or Lucasfilm are even aware of the issues. A cursory listen to the bloody masters (before sending to print) would've tipped them off. Shows how much they're paying attention!
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    That_Bloke reacted to Manakin Skywalker in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    Better not be the fucking case. Spent over $70 on these CD's.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from bollemanneke in E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 35th Anniversary Vinyl Edition from La-La Land Records   
    This from MV on the FSM forums (20 April 2018) :
    "We have vinyl in the works. It's been forced on us. Lol. In order to get some CD deals we have to agree to do some vinyl runs as well. Nature of the business nowadays"
     
    https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=7&threadID=126479&archive=0
     
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Bilbo in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    Perhaps the reference to 2018 being one for the books means this year will be notable for having the least number of releases of works by Williams  
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    That_Bloke reacted to bollemanneke in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    Just came across this: HP1 20th anniversary book out in June. Could that possibly mean a musical treat as well? I kind of expected HP to be a Black Friday thing, but one never knows.
    https://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/harry-potter-paperback-book-covers-for-20th-anniversary-set-unveiled-by-scholastic-109621/
     
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Smeltington in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    Perhaps the reference to 2018 being one for the books means this year will be notable for having the least number of releases of works by Williams  
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from bollemanneke in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    Perhaps the reference to 2018 being one for the books means this year will be notable for having the least number of releases of works by Williams  
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in "2018 is gonna be one for the books", says LLL regarding JW   
    Perhaps the reference to 2018 being one for the books means this year will be notable for having the least number of releases of works by Williams  
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    That_Bloke reacted to dtw42 in A LIFE IN MUSIC - NEW 2018 London Symphony Orchestra album of John Williams material   
    Quite.
    They couldn't have negotiated to get Dear Basketball on the end, at least? That would have been a coup, and a draw for folks who've already got copies by the dozen of all the usual stuff. I really don't need another recording of the SW main title.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from thx99 in A LIFE IN MUSIC - NEW 2018 London Symphony Orchestra album of John Williams material   
    ... and into the jaws of a T-Rex.
     
     
    Going by the track list I'm guessing we're not the target audience.
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    That_Bloke reacted to thx99 in A LIFE IN MUSIC - NEW 2018 London Symphony Orchestra album of John Williams material   
    Poor E.T. fell out of the friggin’ basket!!
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    That_Bloke reacted to Bespin in A LIFE IN MUSIC - NEW 2018 London Symphony Orchestra album of John Williams material   
    Photoshop in the hands of millennials...
     

     
     
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to KingPin in Hal Leonard Signature Editions   
    “The Rebellion is Reborn” from The Last Jedi is available for pre-order.
     
    https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=4492273&lid=160&keywords=John Williams signature&subsiteid=1&
     
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