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  1. 5 hours ago, Jay said:


    1980 (recorded 06/80) Pops in Space

    1980 (recorded 06/80) Pops on the March

    1981 (doesn't say...) That's Entertainment

    1981 (recorded 12/80) We Wish You A Merry Christmas    

    1982 (doesn't say...) Pops Around The World (Digital Overtures)

    1982 (doesn't say...) Aisle Seat



    I have just realized that first 6 Philips albums have been produced by legendary record producer George Korngold, son of Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

  2. 6 hours ago, Chewy said:

    FYC tracks usually contain the film edits so it should fit (this is not always 100% right though, taking Falcon Flight as an example).


    As for the OST, some tracks are less altered than others: "Approaching the Throne", "Reunion", "A New Home", but most of the time it won't fit perfectly.

    There are also tracks you can forget about: "Journey to Exegol", "Fanfare and Prologue" as JW's initial intentions are totally absent in the beginning of the movie.


    4 hours ago, Jay said:


    All the FYC tracks exactly line up with the final film


    None of the OST tracks play unedited in the film as they are on the album


    4 hours ago, crumbs said:

    Approaching The Throne, Farewell and A New Home all come very close to matching the final film, but even they have modifications (just subtle trims or loops, basically).


    I doubt a single cue in the film is presented exactly as recorded/intended, except 1M1 (but even the ending is tracked over by music from TFA). 


    So when I play FYC promo tracks with the corresponding movie scenes they will fit. Great!


    Thank you all for information.

  3. 15 hours ago, Bayesian said:

    You’d understand if your tendencies as a collector veered to the completist. Even deprecated OSTs have historical or even sentimental value. (And if nothing else, they usually came in far better quality jewel cases than the flimsy ones we get today—and those old cases are only getting rarer!)


    Maybe that is my problem because I have never been the completist and sentimental.

    You are right the new jewel cases are terrible. So I'm changing them for the old ones.


    10 hours ago, Josh500 said:


    Well, for me, it's about the collector's value (plus a dose of nostalgia). If  you own the first edition of your favourite book (let's say Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings or whatever), would you throw it away because a newer version came out with better, more legible print, with a new introduction and afterword, new illustrations, updated cover art etc.? 


    Well, for me, that's a big no. The first edition will always hold a very special place in my heart. But that's just me. You're welcome to have your own take on things. ;)


    I usually keep the first edition of the book and do not bother to buy new version because the story is the same. This is not the same situation with original OST album versus expanded edition containing the OST program.


    As I have written I'm not sentimental so I do not see any reason to keep for example original Varese album releases of 1941, Dracula, Earthquake, The Fury, Jaws 2 and The River with poor 4-page booklet with practically no liner notes and only few images from the film and in some cases with very bad sound quality (listen to Dracula).


    10 hours ago, Pawel P. said:

    I agree. I never get rid of original editions after getting extended ones - from sentiment, and sometimes because the original shorter program is still attractive to listen to. And let's not forget that in the 80s and 90s the discs were made of better quality materials than now, which may mean that the original releases will survive much longer than the extended ones.


    I have never heard this information that older releases will survive longer than the newer ones.

    Where you have heard/read this? Do you have some links to the source of this information?


    I usually have the opossite experience. Some older CD or DVD discs in my collection have changed the colour and started to have problems during playback. Some of them are unplayable now.


  4. 24 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:


    They're not credited at least, and it's the first time I've seen anyone claim that the LSO proper has recorded that score (when discussions used to rather go "why didn't Williams use the LSO for HPPS when they did HPCOS?"). I expect it's likely it was recorded with a contract orchestra largely drafted from the LSO (as has been the assumption for years), but surely if they'd actually hired the "standard" LSO they would have gotten credit? For contractual reasons if nothing else?


    According the booklets in Harry Potter 7CD box set the only Harry Potter score using already established symphony orchestra is Harry Potter ant the Chamber of Secrets. It was the London Symphony Orchestra. The remaining two scores have used musicians from various UK and US orchestras contracted by Isobel Griffiths.


    See these pages:

    HPPS: 16 & 35

    HPCOS: 9 & 23

    HPPOA: 7 & 23

  5. On 4/16/2018 at 10:40 AM, Josh500 said:


    I can't think of any scenario where I tell myself, "Ah, now I'm gonna get rid of the original soundtrack albums of E.T., Jaws, Home Alone, Star Wars, Empire of the Sun, etc."


    I mean, even it we have the expanded versions (even the expanded versions with the OS albums included) I wouldn't tell myself that. I'll keep the OS albums for my collection. 


    I do not undestand the reasons to keep OST album when I have it on the expanded edition in better sound quality. 

    1941, Dracula, Earthquake, E.T., Fitzwilly, The Fury, Home Alone, How to Steal a Million, Jaws, Jaws 2, The Missouri Breaks, Monsignor, Penelope, The River, Rosewood, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Superman: The Movie and The Towering Inferno all have expanded editions containing original OST album too. I will never play the original OST album releases of these scores anymore. So why to keep them? It is the waste of space only.


    I understand the reasons to keep original OST album of A.I., Empire of the Sun, Far and Away, Harry Potter 1-3, Hook, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Minority Report, etc. since they are not included on the expanded editions. And that's why I have kept them.

  6. 10 minutes ago, ATXHusker said:

    Not surprising since Across the Stars standard edition is also digipack, probably means the CD/BR combo release will be in the tall box as well.


    From Deutsche Grammophon shop:


    Both the standard CD and the Blu-ray disc come in a high-quality digipak in Blu-ray format with a classy “gold foil” look on the cover.



  7. 1 hour ago, Holko said:

    I do like his Planets very much, I have it on the 2016 "conducts Star Wars etc." compilation.


    Yes, it is great 2CD compilation.

    It is actually the blend of these three Phillips CDs (+ "Flying Theme" and minus Superman tracks):








  8. 15 hours ago, Luke Skywalker said:

    Damn, this and far & away do not arrive. For the 1st time in my life, packages from spelcialty labels hace been lost. Far and away is stuck in chicago for one month now and the river was lost in madrid. F*cking virus. 


    I'll contact LLL first as its package is about two months overdue. The river could still arrive....



    I'm waiting for my La-La Land order containing Far and Away for 2,5 months now :(

  9. On 5/16/2020 at 11:57 PM, Will said:

    Looks like there will definitely be at least some (perhaps a lot) of JW conducting footage! And apparently the old stuff is free of charge - only the new performances recorded this summer will be to purchase.


    Is anybody able to record these video streams?

  10. 4 minutes ago, Jay said:


    Great! I updated the main post!



    Out of Print means their license to sell the title expired before they were able to sell the amount that they were allowed to


    Sold Out means they sold every single copy they could.  They might still have the license and could re-issue it with a re-negotiation, or the license could have expired at some point after last copy sold


    Jay, thank you very much for the explanation.

  11. Jay, it seems John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! and Penelope are still available and not sold out!





    BTW what is the real difference between OUT OF PRINT and SOLD OUT?

    Some titles in your list are tagged as SOLD OUT and the other ones as OUT OF PRINT.

    What is the difference?

  12. 40 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:


    Mine has shipped already, Intrada got U.S. Marshals back in stock much sooner than I'd expected. Now we'll see if it takes a week or two to get here, or six (I've read a lot of US-Europe shipping is going by ship at the moment).


    Six weeks? That's nothing! I'm still waiting for my Far and Away and other La-La Land CDs which have shipped 8 weeks ago!

  13. On 4/30/2020 at 8:54 PM, Jay said:

    What do people think will be next up?


    I think it will be something from these Dreamworks or Univeral scores:


    On 4/30/2020 at 8:54 PM, Jay said:



    • 1997 Amistad
    • 2002 Catch Me If You Can
    • 2004 The Terminal
    • 2005 War of the Worlds


    • 1975 The Eiger Sanction
    • 1989 Born On The Fourth Of July
    • 1989 Always



    I'm afraid the remaining studios are a little bit more problematic to co-operate with the specialty labels.

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