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    Amer got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Finally my first batch of orders post lock down are coming through.... 
     

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    Amer got a reaction from Incanus in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Finally my first batch of orders post lock down are coming through.... 
     

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    Amer reacted to Jurassic Shark in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Ah, the PS4 LLL edition.
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    Amer got a reaction from Bespin in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Finally my first batch of orders post lock down are coming through.... 
     

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    Amer reacted to rpvee in THE ADVENTURES OF HAN - 2018 John Williams theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story   
    Powell commented this will contain 5+ minutes of new Williams!
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    Amer got a reaction from bruce marshall in That elusive JW CD.   
    Thats why I have 3 copies, and one is still sealed. DCC.
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    Amer got a reaction from Arpy in That elusive JW CD.   
    I wanted to buy this but always hoped than a new DE would come out. So Ive hesitated on that one.
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    Amer reacted to thx99 in JW's appearance in on-screen credits   
    I have contemplated reviving my old "John Williams Screen Credits Site", as clunky as it was, but haven't found the time.  I still have all of my captures, most of which are not HD given that I was relying mostly on DVDs back then and not BDs or HD streams.

    @QuartalHarmony, this topic came up back in May of this year, and I posted an archive.org link to the remnants of the site there.  See this post:  LINK.
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    Amer reacted to Jurassic Shark in That elusive JW CD.   
    Fixed!
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    Amer reacted to Bespin in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    Another Shipped order!
     

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    Amer got a reaction from theBT in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    I agree Marion's Theme was redundant when it is already reprised in the Raiders March. Han Solo and the Princess(Revised) from Empire would have been a more appropriate choice. 
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    Amer got a reaction from carlborg in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    I agree Marion's Theme was redundant when it is already reprised in the Raiders March. Han Solo and the Princess(Revised) from Empire would have been a more appropriate choice. 
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    Amer got a reaction from Arpy in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    I agree Marion's Theme was redundant when it is already reprised in the Raiders March. Han Solo and the Princess(Revised) from Empire would have been a more appropriate choice. 
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    Amer reacted to Jay in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    Ha!  I had looked in the booklet that was in the overall box set, which doesn't mention him at all; I see how he's mentioned on the booklet inside the Raiders digipak only.  My apologies!
     
    I have no idea if it would have been Murphy or Bouzereau who would decide which version of each cue to use >shrug<
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    Amer got a reaction from jwalk713 in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    A few years before the set was even considered I implored Matessino to do it as a stand-alone 3CD set for this and specifically requested that the OST album be made part of this. I even made my own version of the track list for the set. This was around the time when the FSM set became OOP. I was told it would eventually happen in the future but there was a lot of paper work and approvals required.
     
    Fast forward to the future, and as plans to issue the standalone set were set in motion and it was going to be a high resolution transfer from the same sources that was used for the FSM set.But then a Miracle happened and the original recording session were discovered. The rest is history.... 
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    Amer reacted to Jay in Remasters of the First 6 Star Wars Soundtracks now available (Shawn Murphy / Disney Records 2018)   
    I hope a future definitive release of Raiders has the entire film score from Tomlinson's mixes AND the entirety of what John Neal remixed in the same package.  IE, not just a replication of the final OST LP, but if he remixed entire cues before editing them down for the final LP, give us the unedited cues too
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    Amer got a reaction from ATXHusker in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    A few years before the set was even considered I implored Matessino to do it as a stand-alone 3CD set for this and specifically requested that the OST album be made part of this. I even made my own version of the track list for the set. This was around the time when the FSM set became OOP. I was told it would eventually happen in the future but there was a lot of paper work and approvals required.
     
    Fast forward to the future, and as plans to issue the standalone set were set in motion and it was going to be a high resolution transfer from the same sources that was used for the FSM set.But then a Miracle happened and the original recording session were discovered. The rest is history.... 
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    Amer reacted to Jay in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    The 3rd disc contains a brand new rebuild of the 1978 OST album because it's an iconic album and everyone felt it should be included in the definitive release of this score.
     
    When JW constructed the album in 1978, it was all made from the same takes and mixes as the cues that went into the film (this is one of those scores where Tomlinson cut the performance edits directly on the 1st generation tape, so all releases have always have the correct takes everywhere).  When the original LP was released on CD in the US 2 tracks were cut to fit the CD limitations at the time; the full 1978 LP program had only been released on CD in Japan before the LLL debuted it in the US.
     
    The entirety of the LLL set is an entirely new mix.  All previous albums used 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation sources that all contained Tomlinson's film mix.  For this release the first gen tapes were finally found, but they were multitrack - Tomlinson's film mix was not re-dubbed onto spare tracks on the 1st gen tape.  So Mike created his own brand new mix from the first generation multitrack for every single cue in the score.
     
    So this edition of the 1978 OST album is Mike's new mix, not Tomlinson's old mix, if that matters to anyone.  The old LP would have also been mastered for home listening too, it wasn't a raw untouched release of Tomlinson's film mixes.  The Rhino and FSM would have each had their own different final mastering of the film mixes as well (except for the tracks on those albums taken directly from the album master, like the Love Theme).  The LLL album was entirely mastered by Mike including the OST rebuild.
     
    One final note is that there is some piano heard in the Planet Krypton OST track that isn't otherwise in the Rhino, FSM, or LLL main program, so including the OST program in this set was a great way to include that little bit that Williams apparently liked enough to put on the LP (the only thing that differed from the film mix on the entire LP)
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    Amer reacted to Holko in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    WotW!
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    Amer reacted to Jay in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    Before anybody asks, I'll just repost the list of unexpanded Williams scores (that are from before the 2005 fee increase, and don't involve Disney Records) from those studios right here
     
    Fox
    1967 Valley of the Dolls 1973 The Paper Chase 1973 Cinderella Liberty 1974 Conrack
      Paramount
    1969 The Reivers 1995 Sabrina 1997 Amistad 2002 Catch Me If You Can 2004 The Terminal 2005 War of the Worlds  
    Sony
    1958 Daddy-O 1960 Because They're Young 1963 Diamond Head 1963 Gidget Goes To Rome 1972 Images 1991 Hook 1997 Seven Years In Tibet 1998 Stepmom  
    Universal
    1961 The Secret Ways 1965 The Killers 1966 The Rare Breed 1966 The Plainsman 1970 Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman) 1972 The Screaming Woman 1974 The Sugarland Express 1975 The Eiger Sanction 1989 Born On The Fourth Of July 1989 Always
      Source: https://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/24564-john-williams-scores-by-film-studio/
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    Amer reacted to Jay in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    Here's a summary of the various and confusing versions of the different prelude, main title, and end title combinations
     
    What was recorded
    1M1 is a single cue that covered the original prelude scene (that we've never seen footage of) and the original main titles New 1M1 is the new cue for the new version of the prelude (the curtain opening and old comic books, etc) New 1M1 Part 2 is the new cue for the main title, "with certain orchestral flourishes synchronized to the cosmic animation" End Title is the end credits, there are no revisions The film itself
    The start of the film features the new Prelude (New 1M1), seguing into 16 seconds of the new Main Title (New 1M1) before switching over to a shortened edit of End Title, which has its speed altered from its original recorded speed The end of the film features The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into the new Main Titles (New 1M1 Part 2), which has its speed altered from its original recorded speed The 1978 OST album
    Track #1, "Theme From Superman (Main Title)" is actually the start of the old Prelude/Main Titles (1M1) seguing into the End Title, with the final crescendo and crash added from the end of New 1M1 Part 2. Track #16 "End Titles" is an edited down version of The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into the End Title (again) The 2000 Rhino release
    Disc 1 track 1 "Prelude and Main Title March" is the new Prelude (New 1M1), seguing into 16 seconds of the new Main Title (New 1M1) before switching over to a shortened edit of End Title, but unlike the film itself it plays at the correct speed here Disc 1 track 17 "Main Title March (Alternate)" is the full unedited End Title recording in its own track Disc 2 track 1 "Superman March (Alternate) is the old Prelude/Main Titles (1M1) Disc 2 track 13 "Finale and End Title March" is The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into new Main Titles (New 1M1 Part 2), but unlike the film itself it plays at the correct speed here Disc 2 track 18 "Theme From Superman (Concert Version)" is the the start of the old Prelude/Main Titles (1M1) seguing into the End Title, with the final crescendo and crash added from the end of New 1M1 Part 2, like the original OST album's track #1 (in this instance, taken directly from that album master) The 2008 FSM release
    Disc 1 track 1 "Theme From Superman" is the the start of the old Prelude/Main Titles (1M1) seguing into the End Title, with the final crescendo and crash added from the end of New 1M1 Part 2, like the original OST album's track #1 Disc 1 track 2 "Prelude and Main Title" is the new Prelude (New 1M1), seguing into the new Main Titles (New 1M1 Part 2), premiering Williams' intentions Disc 2 track 9 "The Prison Yard / End Title" is The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into the End Title Disc 2 track 11 "Prelude and Main Title (Alternate)" is the old Prelude/Main Titles (1M1) Disc 2 track 18 "The Prison Yard / End Title (Film Version) is The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into new Main Titles (New 1M1 Part 2), playing at the correct speed like the Rhino track Disc 8 track 1 "Prelude and Main Title (Film Version)" is the new Prelude (New 1M1), seguing into 16 seconds of the new Main Title (New 1M1) before switching over to a shortened edit of the End Title, playing at the correct speed like the Rhino track The 2019 La-La Land release
    Disc 1 track 1 "Prelude and Main Title" is the new Prelude (New 1M1), seguing into the new Main Titles (New 1M1 Part 2), Williams' intentions Disc 2 track 10 "The Prison Yard and End Title" is The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into the End Title Disc 2 track 12 "Prelude and Main Title (Alternate)" is the old Prelude/Main Titles (1M1) Disc 2 track 17 "Prelude and Main Title (Film Version)" is the new Prelude (New 1M1), seguing into 16 seconds of the new Main Title (New 1M1) before switching over to a shortened edit of the End Title, playing at the correct speed like the Rhino track Disc 2 track 22 "The Prison Yard and End Title (Film Version)" is The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into new Main Titles (New 1M1 Part 2), playing at the correct speed like the Rhino track Disc 3 track 1 "Theme From Superman (Main Title)" is is the the start of the old Prelude/Main Titles (1M1) seguing into the End Title, with the final crescendo and crash added from the end of New 1M1 Part 2, being a new rebuild of OST track #1 Disc 3 track 16 "End Titles" is an edited down version of The Prison Yard (New 14M4/15M1) seguing into the End Title (again), being a new rebuild of OST track #16
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    Amer reacted to Yavar Moradi in The Official Varese Sarabande Thread   
    Personally what I think might sell well on CD is a budget box set (CDs in sleeves, inside an attractive cardboard box, a la what a lot of classical labels have done) of  all of Varese’s re-recordings. Silva has regularly done budget repackagings and they seem to keep being able to mine sales from their back catalogue of recordings.
     
    Or if that would be too big of a box set to try out, how about just a box set of the Varese Herrmann re-recordings, to test out the waters with something smaller (and Herrmann is a very popular composer still). Say $50 or $60 to own all of the Herrmann re-recordings Varese has done (all the McNeelys plus Debney’s 7th Voyage, etc.) People love a bargain, and Varese already spent the money and owns the recordings, largely making what profit they would off of them. Everything at this point would be gravy...
     
    Yavar
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    Amer got a reaction from bruce marshall in The Official Varese Sarabande Thread   
    Thanks for the update. The Vinyl market is doing rather well with cd sales declining. I only hope Joel McNeely recording of Herrmann's VERTIGO is possible someday. You have no idea how many of us want that on Vinyl. 
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    Amer reacted to Jurassic Shark in The Official Varese Sarabande Thread   
    Thanks for an informative reply. I've noticed that a few of Varese's re-recordings that seemed to be OOP have come back lately, such as Body Heat and Somewhere in Time. So I guess the earlier sales numbers of these were good enough to warrant reprints?
     
    Some of your re-recordings were limited editions, for example, North by Northwest was limited to 3000 units, and has been highly sought after for many years (fortunately, I got a copy). What about re-releasing such popular limited releases?
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    Amer reacted to Jurassic Shark in The Official Varese Sarabande Thread   
    It's groovy!
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