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    TownerFan got a reaction from BrotherSound in Star Wars A New Hope 2-LP Walt Disney Records   
    The 1977 Italian release of the original soundtrack album sported the very same cover:
     

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    TownerFan got a reaction from Jay in Star Wars A New Hope 2-LP Walt Disney Records   
    The 1977 Italian release of the original soundtrack album sported the very same cover:
     

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    TownerFan reacted to JohnnyD in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    I love these interviews.
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    TownerFan reacted to Disco Stu in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    @TownerFan I must say that I have been absolutely loving the series of interviews with the studio musicians that have worked with John.  Working as a document of LA session life through the lens of John Williams, it's just brilliant.  Every one of the musicians has come from very different backgrounds, but they all converge on one city one way or another and enrich our lives with their art.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/08/26/ralph-grierson-podcast
     
    I hope you'll enjoy this. It's truly fascinating to hear these amazing musicians talk so openly and joyfully about their incredible experiences. Ralph is a true legend--he performed in literally thousands of film and television scores!
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Ricard in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/08/26/ralph-grierson-podcast
     
    I hope you'll enjoy this. It's truly fascinating to hear these amazing musicians talk so openly and joyfully about their incredible experiences. Ralph is a true legend--he performed in literally thousands of film and television scores!
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Falstaft in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/08/26/ralph-grierson-podcast
     
    I hope you'll enjoy this. It's truly fascinating to hear these amazing musicians talk so openly and joyfully about their incredible experiences. Ralph is a true legend--he performed in literally thousands of film and television scores!
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    TownerFan got a reaction from BrotherSound in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/07/28/cecilia-tsan-podcast/
     
    Hope you'll like it! Cécilia is an incredibly talented artist.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from BrotherSound in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/08/07/jim-walker-podcast/
     
    Jim is a true studio legend, an incredible artist and a lovely human being. It's a lovely conversation, I hope you'll enjoy listening as much as I did in producing it. Feedback is always appreciated!
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    TownerFan got a reaction from BrotherSound in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/08/26/ralph-grierson-podcast
     
    I hope you'll enjoy this. It's truly fascinating to hear these amazing musicians talk so openly and joyfully about their incredible experiences. Ralph is a true legend--he performed in literally thousands of film and television scores!
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Omen II in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/08/26/ralph-grierson-podcast
     
    I hope you'll enjoy this. It's truly fascinating to hear these amazing musicians talk so openly and joyfully about their incredible experiences. Ralph is a true legend--he performed in literally thousands of film and television scores!
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Amer in Temple of the Doom appreciation thread   
    This will give you some context, hopefully:
     
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/05/24/indiana-jones-temple-of-doom-35-anniversary/
     
     
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    It was shot in 4K/60 fps as it's common nowadays for many live events. The Neuejahrekonzert is done the same way, I think.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from BB-8 in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/amerikanischer-filmkomponist-john-williams-im-gespraech-16904749.html
     
    Some nice quotes.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/amerikanischer-filmkomponist-john-williams-im-gespraech-16904749.html
     
    Some nice quotes.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from SteveMc in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/amerikanischer-filmkomponist-john-williams-im-gespraech-16904749.html
     
    Some nice quotes.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Falstaft in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/amerikanischer-filmkomponist-john-williams-im-gespraech-16904749.html
     
    Some nice quotes.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/amerikanischer-filmkomponist-john-williams-im-gespraech-16904749.html
     
    Some nice quotes.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Holko in New JW interview on Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German language)   
    https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/amerikanischer-filmkomponist-john-williams-im-gespraech-16904749.html
     
    Some nice quotes.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Erik Woods in Temple of the Doom appreciation thread   
    This will give you some context, hopefully:
     
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/05/24/indiana-jones-temple-of-doom-35-anniversary/
     
     
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Once in New interview with John Williams in The Times   
    Williams isn’t lying either—the Main Title was indeed recorded on the first scoring day on March 5, 1977, even if it wasn’t the very first cue of the day (they recorded three other cues before tackling the main title). 
     
    The story holds up nonetheless.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from WilliamsStarShip2282 in John Williams time with Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco   
    I very much agree with this. Williams acknowledged that it was thanks to his father that he got access to good teachers (including Tedesco, he was considered “teacher du jour” in LA during the 1940s and 50s), but also told that a lot of what he learned was the result of beginning to work at a young age with great people he admired. He told several times about the importance of mentorship he got from people like Bobby Van Eps, Stanley Wilson and Conrad Salinger.
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    TownerFan reacted to Jay in New interview with John Williams in The Times   
    I literally just posted EXACTLY what happened from the mouth of Mike Matessino 3 posts before you asked this question
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    TownerFan got a reaction from oierem in New interview with John Williams in The Times   
    Williams isn’t lying either—the Main Title was indeed recorded on the first scoring day on March 5, 1977, even if it wasn’t the very first cue of the day (they recorded three other cues before tackling the main title). 
     
    The story holds up nonetheless.
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    TownerFan reacted to WilliamsStarShip2282 in John Williams time with Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco   
    I would say, as was common in those days, a lot of histories most famous musicians and composers did not have degrees, and a lot of business was done by word of mouth, recommendations, and hand shakes. A degree wasn't overly important in arts. In addition, a lot of composers only spent a short amount of time in schools, usually quitting and just getting to work, once they realized that there is only so much you can get out of a classroom and and you really learn from experience, and also a great many teachers of composition are extremely narrow minded anyway, and students tend to get frustrated and bored.
     
    I think if Williams doesn't get too interested in the topic, it was probably not very important/ didn't really make much of an impact on his music. You can really hear in his music that all his influences come from self study, rather than a method by a certain teacher.
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