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    Amer got a reaction from crumbs in The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III CD & DVD (And Ultimate Collection CD / VINYL box set)   
    This is great news!! And I just asked cellist Armen Ksajikan via facebook on a candid picture of him dancing with Spielberg.  ""I suppose This from the John Williams new recording Project. A new Spielberg Williams Collaboration cd? " And he responded with ""You suppose right, my friend"
     
    So hopefully we will get official news when it happens and we can have Jon Burligame a nice write up on it. Im thrilled!
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    Amer got a reaction from Will in The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III CD & DVD (And Ultimate Collection CD / VINYL box set)   
    This is great news!! And I just asked cellist Armen Ksajikan via facebook on a candid picture of him dancing with Spielberg.  ""I suppose This from the John Williams new recording Project. A new Spielberg Williams Collaboration cd? " And he responded with ""You suppose right, my friend"
     
    So hopefully we will get official news when it happens and we can have Jon Burligame a nice write up on it. Im thrilled!
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    Amer reacted to Jay in The Towering Inferno & JFK coming from LLL!   
    So what do we think is the most likely candidate for a JW release from LLL coming out this year?

    We know its not JFK or Towering Inferno.
     
    I was looking at this thread to see what film studios LLL works with often.
     
    Fox is easy to work with by any label, but other than Towering Inferno, none of those seem like likely candidates.  SpaceCamp is in print by Intrada, Book Thief is too new, and Paper Chase and Conrack are too short.  One film that I had previously though impossible that could be it is Minority Report.  It's kind of in the same category as A.I. Artificial Intelligence - that one was distributed by WB in the US, and Dreamworks internationally, and Dreamworks had never had an expanded score released before.  When AI happened, I realized that Minority Report could be possible - that one is distributed to Fox in the US, and Dreamworks internationally, so basically the same state as AI but with a different studio.  Luckily, LLL works with box studios.
     
    Disney pretty much only works with Intrada, so Nixon's out.
     
    The only Williams titles left at MGM are Fiddler on the Roof and Stanley and Iris.  Stanley and Iris is Varese property in perpetuity, so it can't be that.  I doubt its Fiddler either, but its possible!  It's the 45th anniversary this year, as well.
     
    LLL has released a lot of Paramount titles, since they opened the Paramount gates with Airplane!.  I think The Reivers, Sabrina, or Angela's Ashes are all possible!  I'm not sure how much unreleased music exists for any of those, though.
     
    LLL has worked with Sony a few times before, notably on their Hook expansion 4 years ago.  I have no idea if any elements exist for older scores like Daddy-O, Because They're Young, or Gidget Goes To Rome, or if those would sell enough to warrant the expense.  Could it be CE3K, Seven Years in Tibet, Stepmom, or The Patriot?  CE3K has its 40th anniversary next year, and Tibet has its 20th next year, and I doubt Stepmom would be a worthwhile investment, so I'm going to guess no on those, leaving The Patriot as the best guess from Sony.
     
    Next up is Warner Brothers, a label LLL has a great relationship with.  Of course we got Empire of the Sun, Rosewood, and AI Artificial Intelligence form them, but LLL has also released a ton of WB titles by other composers, including a special branded 90th Anniversary line and an ongoing Expanded Archival Collection line.  So, let's start with what it couldn't be: It can't be The Cowboys, as Varese snatched up perpetuity right.  It can't be The Accidental Tourist, and the FSM edition is still in print.  It can't be JFK, as we know that's planned for 2017 or later.  It's also predicted that Varese has perpetuity rights to Presumed Innocent as well.  So what does that leave?
     
    I think The Witches of Eastwick is a very strong possibility.  MV posted in the past that they wanted to expand it but Robin Esterhammer got the rights before he could, and his Perseverance Records label did a straight re-issue of the OST program.  Now that the Perseverance release is OOP, did LLL snag up the rights?  I think its likely!  It should be noted, though, that next year is the 20th anniversary, so maybe they'd wait for that.  
     
    Another possibility is Sleepers, which has its 20th anniversary this year.  I have no idea how much unreleased music there is, though.  Of course, the big kahuna in the Warner Brothers catalog is Harry Potter.  Has the big WB finally allowed a specialty label to work on their biggest franchise?  Let's hope so!  This year is not only the 15th anniversary of the new film, but the next chapter of their franchise is opening in theaters, so it'd be a good time to begin re-issuing the old scores, I'd say.  Fingers crossed!
     
    And that brings us to our final studio, Universal.  LLL hasn't released a lot of Universal titles at all, but they released a very important one, and that's 1941, the first Williams/Spielberg expansion by a specialty label.  As far as I know Varese still has the rights to Earthquake, The Eiger Sanction, and Dracula.  And supposedly JW still doesn't want The Sugarland Express to be released.  What about his older scores?  Could LLL have found elements for The Secret Ways, The Killers, The Rare Breed, The Plainsman, Sergeant Ryker, Story of a Woman, The Screaming Woman, or Pete 'n' Tillie?
     
    There are many tantalizing newer scores in the Williams / Universal catalog as well - E.T., The River, Born on the Fourth of July, Always, Far and Away, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, and The Lost World.  How amazing would it be if LLL and Matessino teamed up for any of those?
     
     
    So I guess after going through all that, I still have no idea what this year's title could be.  If I had to pick the five most likely candidates, I think I'd have to go with
     
    1 Far and Away [Universal]
    2 Minority Report [Fox]
    3 The Patriot [Sony]
    4 The Reivers [Paramount]
    5 Sleepers [WB]
     
    But I really have no idea at all.
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    Amer reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Has The BFG grown on you?   
    Take your son, over JW, always!
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    Amer got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Has The BFG grown on you?   
    In all honesty, I haven't been able to get to it. Its resting under a pile of un-opened cds. I have to find the right kind of time and feeling to play it. My spare time is mostly spent with my toddler son and I enjoy his company more then my cds. I'am the 'Peter Pan' who has grown up suddenly-HELP!
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    Amer reacted to Thor in The Towering Inferno & JFK coming from LLL!   
    OK, I admit it!
     
    ON TO THE BARRISTERS! RELEASE STORIA DI UNA DONNA!
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    Amer reacted to Incanus in You are going to prison...   
    If I were to choose a JW score it would have to be Jurassic Park.
     
    From other composers I'd probably choose The Shawshank Redemption or Papillon.
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    Amer reacted to Muad'Dib in You are going to prison...   
    The Great Escape
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    Amer reacted to mrbellamy in "Jedi Steps" - The Concert Arrangement Version   
    Was it actually confirmed that he wrote it after, or are we just assuming that?
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    Amer reacted to crumbs in "Jedi Steps" - The Concert Arrangement Version   
    Maybe it'll be the first cue of Episode VIII!
     
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    Amer reacted to crumbs in "Jedi Steps" - The Concert Arrangement Version   
    Does anyone else hear the almost sinister, apocalyptic vibe of Dracula in this arrangement?
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    Amer reacted to Greg in Does John Williams sign autographs?   
    Thanks Jay and Jackson, so I basically have no chance at the Hollywood bowl huh? That sucks. Any places he will be doing that you recommend? There is a few videos on Facebook of people getting him earlier this year. 
     
    Thanks to you also Azanid. I will try writing to them. 
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    Amer got a reaction from crumbs in The Towering Inferno & JFK coming from LLL!   
    MV Gerhard has officially confirmed on FSM that THE TOWERING INFERNO is upcoming from LLL:

    " I am stating this right now -- Towering IS happening, but do not expect it for 2016"

    He also added earlier:

    "Some fantastic Williams planned, though...and a smattering of some other fantastic composers ranging from Mancina to Mancini!"
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    Amer reacted to Dixon Hill in INTERVIEW: Neil S. Bulk Recall's Film Music Wholesale!   
    Good evening Mr. Amer.  Everything is going extremely well.
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    Amer reacted to Jay in INTERVIEW: Neil S. Bulk Recall's Film Music Wholesale!   
    Nice work fellas!
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    Amer got a reaction from Jay in INTERVIEW: Neil S. Bulk Recall's Film Music Wholesale!   
    Folks,
     
    I present to you my latest interview with Album Producer and Editor NEIL S. BULK being spotlighted at www. JerryGoldsmithonline.com website:

    THE MAKING OF TOTAL RECALL & BASIC INSTINCT: NEIL S. BULK RECALL’S FILM MUSIC WHOLE SALE!
     
    http://jerrygoldsmithonline.com/spotlight_neilsbulk_interview.htm

    (This was supposed to run early few months back but got delayed due to some external factors. However, www.JerryGoldsmithonline.com has graciously hosted this as a special spotlight feature )

    Hope you Enjoy!

    best,
    Amer
     
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    Amer got a reaction from Ricard in INTERVIEW: Neil S. Bulk Recall's Film Music Wholesale!   
    Folks,
     
    I present to you my latest interview with Album Producer and Editor NEIL S. BULK being spotlighted at www. JerryGoldsmithonline.com website:

    THE MAKING OF TOTAL RECALL & BASIC INSTINCT: NEIL S. BULK RECALL’S FILM MUSIC WHOLE SALE!
     
    http://jerrygoldsmithonline.com/spotlight_neilsbulk_interview.htm

    (This was supposed to run early few months back but got delayed due to some external factors. However, www.JerryGoldsmithonline.com has graciously hosted this as a special spotlight feature )

    Hope you Enjoy!

    best,
    Amer
     
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    Amer reacted to #SnowyVernalSpringsEternal in INTERVIEW: Neil S. Bulk Recall's Film Music Wholesale!   
    Excellent. Thank you Amer.
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    Amer got a reaction from crocodile in INTERVIEW: Neil S. Bulk Recall's Film Music Wholesale!   
    Folks,
     
    I present to you my latest interview with Album Producer and Editor NEIL S. BULK being spotlighted at www. JerryGoldsmithonline.com website:

    THE MAKING OF TOTAL RECALL & BASIC INSTINCT: NEIL S. BULK RECALL’S FILM MUSIC WHOLE SALE!
     
    http://jerrygoldsmithonline.com/spotlight_neilsbulk_interview.htm

    (This was supposed to run early few months back but got delayed due to some external factors. However, www.JerryGoldsmithonline.com has graciously hosted this as a special spotlight feature )

    Hope you Enjoy!

    best,
    Amer
     
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    Amer got a reaction from Incanus in THE BFG SOUNDTRACK SAMPLES!   
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    Amer reacted to BLUMENKOHL in THE BFG SOUNDTRACK SAMPLES!   
    I've been straying from orchestral/classical music the past few months. The samples sucked me right back in.
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    Amer reacted to Bespin in THE BFG SOUNDTRACK SAMPLES!   
    Shit I was afraid to write that... I got the same impression.
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    Amer got a reaction from Bespin in THE BFG SOUNDTRACK SAMPLES!   
    WOW! John Williams is back in superform. Its probably the most colorfully orchestrated and happening score since HOOK! I think we have a winner here boys! Thanks for the link!
     
    PS. The Witching Hour sounds like The Fury to me
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    Amer reacted to crumbs in THE BFG SOUNDTRACK SAMPLES!   
    I know they're radically different scores but does anyone else find Williams' orchestral colours and orchestration here vastly more dynamic and layered than much of TFA, notably the underscore? And I say that as a big fan of his TFA score, but there's no denying that he was far more restrained than previous Star Wars scores.
     
    This score feels truly "fresh" like War Horse did to my ears, despite the comfortable familiarity of this writing. Maybe I'm just a bit Star Wars'd out after 7 scores!
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