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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    I'm trying and hoping it will all work out.
     
    Whatever happens, I will be at the first Vienna concert the weekend after.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Incanus in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    Much to my disappointment, it's looking very much like I will not be able to attend the London concert.
     
    If this is indeed the case, I'll have two tickets to sell to whoever is fortunate enough to be able to go.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from moi in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    Much to my disappointment, it's looking very much like I will not be able to attend the London concert.
     
    If this is indeed the case, I'll have two tickets to sell to whoever is fortunate enough to be able to go.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    1941
     
    Jesus Christ. I knew this wasn't good, but I never thought it was this bad. What a godawful piece of noise this is. 😲
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from SnowyVernalSpringEternal in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    At least it wasn't hysterically in every scene.
     
    I love ToD, btw. But man, 1941 is a train wreck.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Kasey Kockroach in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    I have to say the difference between these two scores is quite something. Jurassic Park is quintessential Williams. With its big, brassy fanfares, upbeat tone and romantic themes it plays almost like a greatest hits compilation. 
    And yet the sequel score is something wholly unique in Williams' oeuvre, thanks in large part to his extensive use of percussion and textures.
     
    Pretty interesting for an original and a sequel score written by the same composer.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Kasey Kockroach in The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection from La-La Land MUSIC Discussion   
    I think he meant including Revealing the Plans in track 8 on the OST, while it's actually the second of Williams' compositions to be heard in the movie. The tracklist reads as if Hammond comes up with a plan after Sarah has been rescued.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Koray Savas in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I love M:I2 more with each viewing. In a so-bad-it's-good kind of way. It's so ridiculously misguided.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in New podcast with yours truly: THE GOLDSMITH ODYSSEY   
    Aaaaaahhh... I just had this as an idea for a podcast last week. You beat me to it!
     
    I guess I'll have to look for another composer.
     
    Will be checking yours out!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Pellaeon in FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: The Complete Recordings - RE-ISSUE now available (3CD/1BD or 5LP)   
    That game is awesome. Never played the 4-player variant, though.
     
    Last time we made it well into side A of the Return of the King DVD.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from CipZip in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    It looks like I'll be attending after all. Huzzah!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from PetePan in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    It looks like I'll be attending after all. Huzzah!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    It looks like I'll be attending after all. Huzzah!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from crocodile in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    It looks like I'll be attending after all. Huzzah!
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Quppa in 'A Celebration of John Williams in Concert' - Royal Albert Hall, October 26, 2018 (CONDUCTED BY DIRK BROSSÉ)   
    It was possible to get into the queue AN HOUR in advance? HOOOOOW? 
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Recently purchased movie(s)?   
    I've been waiting for ages for Universal to release Duel, The Sugarland Express, 1941 and Always on Blu-Ray individually in the Netherlands. Already owning Jaws, Jurassic Park and The Lost World on Blu really put me off buying that big Spielberg box set. I also recently picked up this edition of E.T., which comes with a lovely booklet:


     
    But today, I found out bol.com is selling the box set for a mere €25. That puts the price of the four movies I don't own at a mere €6,25 a piece. Neato!
     
    So this should be arriving tomorrow:
     


    Yay!
     
    I'll have to catch up on some of the 'Berg's other Blu-ray releases and have myself a marathon one day.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from bollemanneke in James Horner's TITANIC (2017 4CD expanded edition from La-La Land Records)   
    I'm glad Cameron decided against it. It's cheesy as hell, while the piano version works wonderfully.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Ollie in La La Land Records Black Friday 2017   
    Everyone's favourite LaLa Land employee sent mine yesterday. I expect shipping to take another week or so.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from aj_vader in Star Wars music streamed live this Saturday   
    I did. Sitting through Mars, the Stravinsky comparisons and Korngold in a row got tedious. Then, when they finally got back to Star Wars, the conductor told the audience "the next piece is based on Carmina Burana by Orff."
     
    Give it a rest already!
     
    Also, because of the suites, there was a lot of repeated material. They basically played the bridge to the end credits three times and March of the Resistance and Scherzo for X-Wings twice. It somehow felt like whoever programmed this didn't want to burden the orchestra with having to rehearse too much new music.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Miguel Andrade in Star Wars music streamed live this Saturday   
    I went to this on Friday. Good playing, and hearing this music in the wonderful Concertgebouw was great.
     
    But the programme baffles me.
     
    I like Mars and the Korngold piece is nice, but what's the point? Who is this for? Why not use that time to play something like Anakin's Theme  or just about anything from Return of the Jedi. The whole "Star Wars is just Holst/Wagner/Stravinsky/Korngold/Orff" act got old very quickly. It was unnecessary, borderline insulting to the composer and a waste of valuable playtime.
     
    I had a good time during the pieces from Star Wars (the whole Jedi Steps and Finale medley was great!), but I was left rather annoyed by the rest of the programme.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Remco in Star Wars music streamed live this Saturday   
    I went to this on Friday. Good playing, and hearing this music in the wonderful Concertgebouw was great.
     
    But the programme baffles me.
     
    I like Mars and the Korngold piece is nice, but what's the point? Who is this for? Why not use that time to play something like Anakin's Theme  or just about anything from Return of the Jedi. The whole "Star Wars is just Holst/Wagner/Stravinsky/Korngold/Orff" act got old very quickly. It was unnecessary, borderline insulting to the composer and a waste of valuable playtime.
     
    I had a good time during the pieces from Star Wars (the whole Jedi Steps and Finale medley was great!), but I was left rather annoyed by the rest of the programme.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from Holko in James Horner's TITANIC (2017 4CD expanded edition from La-La Land Records)   
    I have yet to receive this set, but hearing about its contents, I'm fairly certain this will be the next Remixed & Restored project.
     
    After I finish the one I'm currently working on.
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    Mr. Breathmask got a reaction from bollemanneke in What's on your John Williams Christmas Playlist?   
    In other years:
     
    Hook
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
     
    and a whole bunch of scores by other composers.
     
    This year:
     
    Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park on infinite repeat! 
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