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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I agree.  I had no idea what to expect but damn, the film score just sounds fantastic.  No matter what type of cue it is or what type of instrument is being featured, it consistently sounds just terrific.
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Alan in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    The sound on Eiger is outstanding! 
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to GerateWohl in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I would say, "The River" is the best of those four.
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Andy in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Hahah sorry Chris. That was my ode to my favorite B-Movie actress crush. She has a bit part in the film (which is the biggest film she was in), but if you want to see a true 70s foxy lady, check out Pets or Hollywood Boulevard (before you venture into Chatterbox )
     
     

    Heheh. I’d forgotten about Yes Giorgio, So I ordered it. So I guess NOW I’m complete. 
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    Chris ChrusherComix got a reaction from Andy in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    This was one of (if not definitively) my most wanted expanded/remastered scores!!! We basically had nothing except the OST, which I love. So thrilled to get it. Listening to it now... the remastered OST is excellent -- hearing stuff I never noticed before, and the film score is a welcome full CD length! Been waiting to crack open the recent Blu-Ray of it after I become more familiar with the film score (very familiar with the album). Absolutely LOVE it!
    What the?! That's not for real, is it?! Fooled me for a sec! Hade me scrambling to Target's site, 
    Yeah, it's been a goal of mine since the 1990s to have every CD release of all of Williams' scores. And I don't sell the OSTs when a new expanded/remaster comes out, either.  I used to get even re-pressings with different covers and such, but I had to draw a line somewhere for my sanity's sake. 

    The hardest ones to get for me were the 'Yes, Giorgio' OST and the original pressing of the 'SpaceCamp' CD (before Stefancos turned to evil, he helped me find that one!). It kind of stuns me when I hear 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' is so hard to get, now? 
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Bespin in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    My order shipped, I can now release my autobiography.
     

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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Andy in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Got tired of waiting for a re-stock, so I went and bought the Target exclusive with the variant cover and the bonus track "On The Chair Lift"
     
     

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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to pete in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I forgot where I read it, but I read an interview or saw a video in which Williams described the Jaws period as a very difficult period of his life (obviously it was considering what happened), and I think he also said something along the lines of he could have spent more time with his children. 
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Was he very productive, though?  In the 1 year period from March 74 to March 75, he worked on the violin concerto, then wrote/recorded Earthquake -> Towering Inferno -> Eiger Sanction -> Jaws.
     
    4 scores within 12 months seems about his normal pace throughout the 70s, no?
     
    After Jaws, 9 whole months would pass until he recorded his next score (Midway).
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Thor in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I've always imagined that his very productive time around Barbara's death was a) the fact that he was now a sole provider and b) keeping busy as a means to stay mentally "afloat".
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to crumbs in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    Wouldn't it be nice if the album masters got lost and only the complete film score masters survived, for a change? First Jane Eyre, now this
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Luke Skywalker in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I can see why Williams might not want to revisit Sugarland express. It was released the very month of hisr wife's passing
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Miguel Andrade in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    The Concerto, while wrote between 1974/76, was only premiered in 1981.
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to SteveMc in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    He began the concerto, or at least Barbara urged him to write it, before she died in 1974, but he finished it in 1976.
    So, probably the lion's share of it was written after her death and deals with his feelings of that time.
    The second movement is specifically dedicated to her memory.  
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    It's amazing how quickly a newly widower'ed father of three threw himself into his work, recording a major film score just under 5 months later (so presumably starting to write it a month or so earlier than that)
     
    I guess he had the violin concerto in '74 as well, though I don't know when he wrote that or when it premiered.  But I always thought at least part of that concerto was him processing his grief over Barbara's death
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to MrJosh in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    You just need to tell them you're very Eiger for a replacement disc. 
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Jay in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    I count 5 themes in this score, personally.  Here’s where you can find them on the original soundtrack album:
     
    Mystery Theme
    1 Main Title @ 0:08, 0:26
    Main Theme
    1 Main Title @ 0:50, 1:15, 1:44
    2 Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Flugelhorn Version) @ 0:16, 1:01, 1:54
    4 The Icy Ascent @ 0:15, 0:59, 2:03, 2:53
    5 Friends And Enemies @ 0:21, 0:53, 1:37
    7 Theme From The Eiger Sanction @ 0:16, 0:57, 1:43
    9 Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Hemlock and Jemima) @ 0:00, 0:55
    12 Up The Drainpipe @ 2:53
    13 The Eiger @ 0:43, 1:02, 1:42
    Suspense Theme
    3 Fifty Miles of Desert @ 0:13, 1:00, 1:35, 2:14, 2:34
    5 Friends And Enemies @ 0:00, 0:11
    11 The Microfilm Killing @ 0:09, 0:27
    13 The Eiger @ 0:26
    Action Theme
    3 Fifty Miles of Desert @ 1:47
    Training Theme
    8 Training With George @ 0:00, 0:37, 1:40
    10 George Sets The Pace @ 0:07, 0:27, 1:02, 1:38, 2:14, 2:23
    (Training Theme B Section)
    8 Training With George @ 0:22
    10 George Sets The Pace @ 1:10, 1:58
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    Chris ChrusherComix got a reaction from Omen II in THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Edition from Intrada Records   
    This was one of (if not definitively) my most wanted expanded/remastered scores!!! We basically had nothing except the OST, which I love. So thrilled to get it. Listening to it now... the remastered OST is excellent -- hearing stuff I never noticed before, and the film score is a welcome full CD length! Been waiting to crack open the recent Blu-Ray of it after I become more familiar with the film score (very familiar with the album). Absolutely LOVE it!
    What the?! That's not for real, is it?! Fooled me for a sec! Hade me scrambling to Target's site, 
    Yeah, it's been a goal of mine since the 1990s to have every CD release of all of Williams' scores. And I don't sell the OSTs when a new expanded/remaster comes out, either.  I used to get even re-pressings with different covers and such, but I had to draw a line somewhere for my sanity's sake. 

    The hardest ones to get for me were the 'Yes, Giorgio' OST and the original pressing of the 'SpaceCamp' CD (before Stefancos turned to evil, he helped me find that one!). It kind of stuns me when I hear 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' is so hard to get, now? 
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    Chris ChrusherComix got a reaction from JTWfan77 in Images (1972) - 2021 remaster by Quartet Records (CD and LP)   
    I never left, but kids and work and JW not putting out a ton of work means that I don't sign in as much, but I'm still around, and will almost always stop in when there's a new WIlliams release.
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Jay in Images (1972) - 2021 remaster by Quartet Records (CD and LP)   
    Who else would I be talking to? 
     
    Yea he quit JWFan a few years ago now. He said he'll be back when Williams passes
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    Chris ChrusherComix 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
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to Amer in Images (1972) - 2021 remaster by Quartet Records (CD and LP)   
    Very good. I suppose not just the newly found source was used but the album master/sources may have been also utilized here under the expertise of Matessino here. We should get more details whenever a new podcast comes out. 
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    Chris ChrusherComix reacted to JTWfan77 in Images (1972) - 2021 remaster by Quartet Records (CD and LP)   
    Chris! You're still here!
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    Chris ChrusherComix got a reaction from mahler3 in Images (1972) - 2021 remaster by Quartet Records (CD and LP)   
    I got mine a few days ago from Intrada, cheapest shipping AND fast.
     
    Sound quality is definitely improved from the old bootleg CD transfer of the rare LP, and the prior CD release. Can hear a lot in there that I had never noticed before. Big improvement.
     
    Big fan of this score. Dark, twisted and tormented. Two cues are two of my favorites in Williams entire career, and the others are... well uniquely creepy in a dark room, that's for sure.
     
    Wished the entire film score was also included... damn.
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