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Must include the Typewriter Chord!

You've been pranked, his name is Doug Fake.

I am so glad Williams revised the Shark Cage Fugue for the Spielberg/Williams Collaboration album. It is in one word magnificent. I feel it just fades away suddenly on the OST rather disappointingly.

The previously mentioned marching band stuff, with Spielberg on clarinet

I recall Spielberg telling a similar story about the March from 1941, that he joined in the recording to give it a bit of raggedness, but I don't remember hearing the Jaws story, though.

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There's no possible way any one could answer that for you - it depends on so. so many factors!

1. If they begin shipping on Tuesday the 17th, or if they put up a notice saying "begins shipping on X date"

2. Furthermore, if it comes with a message saying "begins shipping the week of X", then that's even more options

3. How many orders they can ship in a day. If you are one of the first orders placed, you'd be one of the first orders out. If you are the 1,000th person to order it, it might be a few days until they ship yours

and most importantly

4. Where you live! If you live in San Francisco, you'll get it right away. If you live in Siberia, it could take a while!

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The previously mentioned marching band stuff, with Spielberg on clarinet

Really? With Steven Spielberg playing the clarinet? That is awesome.

Wasn't that 1941?

The previously mentioned marching band stuff, with Spielberg on clarinet

I recall Spielberg telling a similar story about the March from 1941, that he joined in the recording to give it a bit of raggedness, but I don't remember hearing the Jaws story, though.

Read John Williams himself discussing Spielberg playing clarinet at the Jaws sessions right here:

http://www.filmmusicsociety.org/news_events/features/2012/081412.html

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I would argue that the MCA OST sounds better than the Decca release of the film score, which sounds flat and compressed.

The Decca sounds like it's from a third generation mixdown. I sought out the OST to hear the difference and it's much better. Jaws 2 needs no work done. It sounds great on the Varese.

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I would argue that the MCA OST sounds better than the Decca release of the film score, which sounds flat and compressed.

The OST is like a notch upgrade to the Decca release and the performances are tighter too. Some Sonics on the Decca release sound very promising even they they were buried in the horrendous reverb and bass. The new set would be a boon for all of us. Cant Wait..

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Interesting...

"Great Chase" doesn't have that weird insert at 0:30 that the Decca release has. Wonder if it's elsewhere on the disc, perhaps the alternate version, but it's the same length.

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What do you think "Wild Shark Theme" is?

Williams playing the theme at the piano and Spielberg laughing? :lol:

I think the Decca 'Great Chase' had both the revised AND original first part of the cue, strung together.

:)

Yes, it's in the spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K1L0dw5fObwOI4z0eDWGGj2RqvG7q22s0ShJDNQYELo/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&output=html

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