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For me, it certainly is. There are plenty of differences between HA and HA2 musically. They are super-similar thematically and all but as someone who is obsessed with the music to the first film (combining two genres I love: film and Christmas music), it's a must for me. In fact, I just created my own HA soundtrack album using the 1990 album plus a few tracks from artists that weren't on that disc (ie, Run Rudolph Run and Rockin ' Around The Christmas Tree). This new LLL release will fill out the score for me perfectly. Can't wait. I'll be ordering it, STV and Batman Returns for sure on Tuesday and possibly Jade, as I am a fan of some of Horner's work and Jade is a score with which I am not familiar at all. Very curious about it.

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By the way there's a good possibility we MAY get Hook next year. MV posted this recently on FSM.

"Remember, the 20th Anniversary of Home Alone comes before the 20th Anniversary of Hook."

The 20th Anniversary for Hook is next year.

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i think 1 cue is missing

No. One missing cue is when Brody is searching the waters for what he thinks is a body (i think)

But there is also material missing from The Big Jolt. It must be very good stuff, because John Williams edited it out for our listening please. :)

There's also a short (but great) statement of the shark theme from the beginning. I'm not exactly sure what else, but it's my number one JW holy grail (at least of those that are possible).

There's also "Downtown" and "Balloon Fanfare", by the Amity High School Band, and the film version of "The Catamaran Race".

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By the way there's a good possibility we MAY get Hook next year. MV posted this recently on FSM.

"Remember, the 20th Anniversary of Home Alone comes before the 20th Anniversary of Hook."

The 20th Anniversary for Hook is next year.

Good. Bring us the Blu-ray and the complete soundtrack!!

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Awesome! I'm not too familiar with the unreleased music from Home Alone but I love the OST, so I'll definitely order this. It's no Hook but it's still an awesome way to bring the year to a close.

By the way there's a good possibility we MAY get Hook next year. MV posted this recently on FSM.

"Remember, the 20th Anniversary of Home Alone comes before the 20th Anniversary of Hook."

The 20th Anniversary for Hook is next year.

:) I'd take that as a tentative confirmation... I just hope we don't have to wait until November 2011.

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I'm both excited and dismayed by this release. I mean, I LOVE home alone. I did a full score study to find all the music and i can see certain things got left off.

The "soundtrack" material I don't care so much about. That stuff is on the Home Alone: Christmas Album.

I mean some of the other music. I can see the "Clothesline Trapese" insert is there which is good, and the "Christmas Carol Medley" I'm guessing is the Airport source music although "Jingle Bells" is listed separately so I dunno how it could be 7 minutes without that lol...

The Film version and album versions of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" are absent. Liscencing problems I suppose?

I was under the impression that the music that played as Kevin ran around screaming in the house was something Williams composed as well. That's not on the set.

And I'm guessing this isn't going to be presenting the film take of "Star of Bethlehem?"

Also, the blip of music for "Angels with Filthy Souls" is missing...

Overall a great release, sad these couldn't be included. I'm guessing they wouldn't have fit on the CD anyway.

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I'm not assuming nor complaining. I can tell by the track titles and lengths whats not on there. Good to know you have no idea of the type of person I am Stef. lolI wouldn't idly comment like that if I didn't have some forethought.

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I don't remember where I had found this complete cue list (maybe from here), but I've kept it in my archives (in BOLD the tracks that have already been released):

HOME ALONE CUE LIST

01) 20TH Century Fox Fanfare

02) Main Title

03) Pack Your Suitcase

04) Source Music

05) Old Man Marley

06) Source Music

07) Its In Good Hands

08) Overnight (menu) *The House 1:31

09) Holiday Flight

10) Hit The Road Kid

11) Making the Flight (Alternate)

12) Run Run Rudolph performed by Chuck Barry

13) Is This a Joke? 1:40 of Man of the House

14) Cars Still Here 2:57 of Man of the House

15) Kevin’s Wish 3:20 of Man of the House to 3:44 -clean end on DVD.

16) Kevin Goes Wild

17) Death Snare (check deleted scene)

18) Junk Food and Video Tapes

19) Angels with Dirty Souls (Source)

20) Sleigh Rides Down Stairs (Scammed by Kider– 0:00-0:44

21) True Identities

22) Christmas Lights

23) Mr Grinch (Source)

24) First Attempt

#) Arrival in France (Possibly Sourced from an Alternate "Making the Flight"

25) I’m not Afraid Anymore 3:48 of Man of the House (DVD opening)

26) Knocking at the Door

27) Please Come Home For Christmas

28) Buzz’s life Savings 2:48-End Scammed by a Kinder-

29) Silver Tuna Tonight

30) Marley in the Store

31) Criminal (Man of the House) 1:40

32) Follow That Kid

33) Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Source)

34) Pizza Boy Source

35) Goodnight Kevin

36) White Christmas

37) Hark the Herald (Store Source)

38) Kevin’s First Load (Partially Unused)

39) Checking out the House

40) Jingle Bells (Source)

41) Joy to the World (Source)

42) Scammed by a Kindergartner 0:42-1:32

43) Voyeur Ornaments 1:32-2:47

44) Deck The Halls Polka (Source)

45) Somewhere in my Memory

46) O Holy Night (Source)

47) Star Of Bethlehem (Source) -Film Alternate Orchestration

48) Star Of Bethlehem (Album)

49) Carol of the Bells (Source)

50) Setting the Trap

51) The Attack on the House I 0:00-1:25

52) The Attack on the House II

53) The Attack on the House III

54) The Attack on the House IV 1:25-3:28 (Partially Unused)

55) Tree Houses and Spiders 3:28-4:44 (Partially Unused)

56) Come Get Me 4:45-5:55

57) Back to the other House 5:56

58) Lets Get You Home

59) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

60) Christmas Morning 0:00-0:46 pause 0:46-1:05 (DVD Ending) Mom Returns

61) Mom Returns1:05-2:35

62) Finale 2:35-End

63) We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Instrumental)

64) We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Album)

65) End Credits I 1:10-1:55

66) Somewhere In My Memory 1:55-End

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But I have a feeling Home Alone will not last nearly as long. I think the complete soundtrack market has been expanding drastically, in spite of the economy. Plus, La La Land seems a little better at advertising.

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HOME ALONE

Complete Score Breakdown Comparison to new release

TRACK LISTING:

1. Somewhere in My Memory † 3:24

(Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse) Chorus & Orchestra

# Somewhere in my Memory (Boston Pops) - [03:47]

Wasn't on original album.

2. Star of Bethlehem

[Orchestral Version] 2:54

# Star of Bethlehem - [02:51]

On Album

3. Home Alone (Main Theme) 1:27

# Main Title - [01:22]

4. Go Pack Your Suitcase/ Introducing

Marley/In Good Hands * 1:51

# Pack Your Suitcase - [00:07]

# Old Man Marley - [01:20]

# Harry - [00:13]

---- [01:41] which is comparable to [01:51]

5. Banished to the Attic 1:07

# The House - [01:05]

6. We Slept In/Hard Count * 1:20

# We Spelt In - [01:07]

7. Making the Plane :54

????

8. The Basement 2:18

# Hello - [01:19]

# Kevin's Wish - [00:49]

---- [02:08] Which is comparable to [02:18]

# I'm Free - [00:34]

9. Target Practice/Sledding

on the Stairs ** 1:31

# Toy Execution - [00:38]

# Sled Down the Stairs - [00:43]

---- [01:22] which is comparable to [01:31]

10. Lights On/Guess Who’s Home/

Paris Arrival * 3:18

# Christmas Lights and Crowbars - [01:22]

# The First Attempt - [01:24]

# Arrival in France - [00:52]

---- [03:39] Which is a bit longer but because 'Christmas Lights and Crowbars' in the film has several second gaps between parts which they would obviously remove to make it [03:18]

# Angels With Filthy Souls (Source fragment) - [00:07]

11. The Man of the House/

Police Check ** 1:22

# Not Afraid anymore - [00:49]

# The Police Check the House - [00:31]

---- [01:20] which is [01:22]

12. The Bookshelf 1:10

# Climbing Shelves - [01:08]

13. Phone Machine/Drug Store/

Escape Across the Ice ** 3:06

# Silver Tuna Tonight - [00:32]

# Marley's Hand - [00:48]

# Escape from the Store - [01:42]

---- [03:03] which is [03:06]

14. Follow That Kid! 2:12

# Follow That Kid! - [02:07]

15. Listening to Carson * :44

# Kevin's Promise - [00:41]

16. Cleaning Clothes/Kitchen * 1:39

# Kevin Grows Up - [00:35]

# The Second Attempt - [00:54]

---- [01:30] which is [01:39]

17. Scammed by a Kindergartner 2:10

# Scammed by a Kindergartner - [02:09]

18. Walking Home (Somewhere in My Memory) † 1:06

(Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse) Chorus & Orchestra

# Somewhere in my Memory - [01:03]

19. O Holy Night 2:51

(Composer: Adolphe Adam) (Translation of

Lyrics: John S. Dwight) Chorus & Orchestra

Arranged by John Williams. Published by

Fox Film Music Corp. (BMI) *

# O Holy Night - [02:47]

20. Star of Bethlehem † 3:00

(Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse) with Children’s Chorus

# Star of Bethlehem (Film mix/ Album?) - [02:58]

21. Carol of the Bells 1:27

(Translation of Lyrics: Peter Wilhousky)

Chorus & Orchestra

# Carol o f the Bells - [01:25]

22. Setting the Trap 2:31

# Setting the Trap - [02:16]

23. The Attack Begins 1:30

# The Attack on the House I - [01:26]

24. Marv Enters the Basement/

A Hot Hand/Sore Head * † 2:50

# The Attack on the House II - [00:47]

# The Attack on the House III - [00:47]

# The Attack on the House IV - [01:01]

---- [02:36] which is comparable to [02:50] especially if there is stuff edited out or not used.

25. Paint Cans 2:06

# The Attack on the House V - [02:03]

26. Clothesline Trapeze /

Marley to the Rescue ** 4:13

# The Tide Turns - [03:29]

# Marley to the Rescue - [00:29]

---- [03:59] which is comparable to [04:13]

# Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Film) - [00:59]

# Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Instrumental) - [00:59]

# Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Album) - [03:04]

27. The Next Morning/

Mom Returns/Finale 4:26

# Reunited - [02:40]

# Finale - [01:42]

---- [04:23] which is [04:26]

28. We Wish You a Merry Christmas/

End Title (Somewhere in My Memory) † 4:19

(Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse) Chorus & Orchestra

# We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Instrumental/ Choral?) - [00:15]

# Holiday Flight - [00:58]

# End Credits - [03:05]

---- [04:20] which is [04:19]

Additional Music

29. Walking Home [Without Chorus] 1:05

# Somewhere in my Memory (Instrumental) - [01:03]

30. Clothesline Trapeze

[Film Version Insert] * :23

# The Tide Turns (Film Insert) - [00:23]

31. Jingle Bells * 1:02

# Jingle Bells (Airport Source) - [00:57]

32. Christmas Carol Medley * 7:43

(Airport Sources?)

# Deck the Halls - [00:47]

# Joy to the World - [01:01]

---- [01:48] does not [07:43] make... there must have been a few more source cues if this is indeed the airport source.

# Deck the Halls (Polka Source) - [00:32]

33. Finale [Alternate – O Holy Night] * 1:34

????

34. We Wish You a Merry Christmas/

End Title (Somewhere in My Memory) †

[Original Soundtrack Version] 4:15

(Lyrics: Traditional/Leslie Bricusse) Chorus & Orchestra

# We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Instrumental/ Choral?) - [00:15]

# Holiday Flight - [00:58]

# End Credits - [03:05]

---- [04:20] which is [04:15]. It says album version so there is some mixing. The Album also has the choral mixed in which means the other version may be just instrumental but it lists "Choral" too but it may have meant the actual "End Credits" which has Star of Bethlehem in it.

There are a few unanswered questions: What is the Christmas Carol suite, Have Yourself a Merry Christmas is definately not on there. Angles with Filthy souls may not have had much written for it so that may be why it wasn't placed on here. The film mix of "Star of Bethlehem" is probably not the one they use (since the poor glock is off beat the entire time lol) but it means like 99% of the score is there so I'm happy. I wasn't complaining, I was just curious what people had heard as far as why certain things weren't on there is all.

For instance "I'm Free" plays as Kevin runs a muck around the house and I always assumed it was a Williams piece since I could find no credit for it in the credits if it were a pre-existing piece but maybe I'm wrong... that was all.

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nobody knows who composed Drag Me to Hell

I thought a lot of people liked Christopher Young here and thought it was one of his best scores? Ah well. If it doesn't sell again I'll just keep it. Just needed extra cash. ;)

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Hmm ,if this was the SW Prequels or Harry Potter I'd probably check if every nano second of score is in the release

As for Home Alone I'll just go along with whatever LaLaLand released

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God I like Mike M. He literally almost always responds to me hehehe

Let nothing you dismay... This release is about the Williams score.

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" would have required a separate and cost prohibitive license, not to mention pushing the release to a second disc.

"Jingle Bells" is separate because it's not a carol. The others are (6 of them, I think).

Kevin screaming around the house was not by Williams; it was a riff on "Long Tall Sally" by Johnny Lyon. The "blip of music" you refer to is also not Williams. Cue sheet says "Trade Center" by Tom Elliot. Did that come up in your 'full score study?' We didn't have these anyway.

Mike

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Christmas is coming, It's gonna be an expensive month. I can use the money for better things right now. I'll get this eventually.

Same here. I want this, but it'll be a post-Christmas purchase.

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Well, the "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" was recorded/orchestrated for the film so in a way, to me, it's part of the film as much as Carol of the Bells but at least the album version exists. The film version can be ripped from the DVD and minus one siren is clean (which I'm gonna be using my MAGIX to fix :-p)

The two missing non-williams pieces are ok, and the source of the Polka music is easily ripped. The only thing missing past that is the alternate mix of "Star of Bethlehem" which is easily made from the DVD... and assuming they use one version of "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" as instrumental (the way used in the film) then we'd have pretty much everything...

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I'll go for this as I've never actually paid for a Home Alone album yet (Varese sold out of HA:2 before I knew what the whole LE 'thing' was).

Missing songs/source music don't bother me - if the complete score is here I'm happy.

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Hey, if we get the complete score AND ther carols I don't say no. ;)

I like to listen to these carols around christmas time.

Every year I make new compilations with christmas related music and I'm sure that on the new Home Alone Edition there are some new tracks that will find it's way on one of my future compilations.

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There's also "Downtown" and "Balloon Fanfare", by the Amity High School Band, and the film version of "The Catamaran Race".

Don't forget The Girl From Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim and another piece that sounds so familiar (played by the Amity High School Band when Brody and his wife dance) but that I still have not been able to place. There's also a bit of radio source music that might be by Williams, heard before the Brody Misunderstood scene.

Anyhoo, enough of the shark sequels already. Home Alone. Yes! ;)

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