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On 5/24/2021 at 7:42 AM, Jurassic Shark said:

And what glorious 14 seconds!

 

EDIT: I really meant it, @igger6. It's a great way to start the piece.

 

No, I totally agree—assuming we're talking about the same alternate intro that's also used in this recording.  I just found the comment amusing.

 

 

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1 minute ago, igger6 said:

 

No, I totally agree—assuming we're talking about the same alternate intro that's also used in this recording.  I just found the comment amusing.

 

 

 

That's indeed the intro, but preferably played by a different orchestra. ;)

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The opening in that video is different and NOT the alternate opening JW recorded at The Lost World sessions.  That is on the set as disc 4, track 14

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Dang.  Is it online anywhere?  I'm one of the great unwashed who missed that release.

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Did the FSO add the few bars of percussion at the beginning? It's a long time since I listened to JW's alternate.

 

1 minute ago, igger6 said:

Dang.  Is it online anywhere?  I'm one of the great unwashed who missed that release.

 

€199.99 + shipping.

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4 minutes ago, igger6 said:

Dang.  Is it online anywhere?  I'm one of the great unwashed who missed that release.

 

 

 

It's also in the film itself, in the end credits

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It's a third intro that JW wrote for the official sheet music release, so it's what any orchestra would get if they officially licensed it for performance

 

Here's another performance of it

 

 

and another

 

 

It's also been recorded by Kunzel for a CD:

 

Kunzel, Erich, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Great Movie Scores: Films of  Steven Spielberg - Amazon.com Music

 

but that one doesn't seem to be on youtube.

 

John Williams conducted this opening in London, in 1998, and a recording of that used to be on youtube I think, but I can't find it now.  It's probably floating around as bootleg mp3

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Such a tremendous shame it wasn't included on the third Spielberg/Williams album. What a total no-brainer that was!

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Huh, sounds like the Lawrence of Arabia overture!

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Can anyone explain why 13M2 was combined with 13M3/14M1 on JP cos its just a bummer they are not separate tracks. Or did they play out like this in the movie? Years since I've seen it. 

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Yes, the LLL album track has the same space (or lack there of) between each cue that the film itself does.

 

See for yourself (play button should bring you to just before the cue segue):

 

 

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At the moment reading the breakdown of TLW by Incanus. Completely excellent and a great way to aquaint myself with this stunning music. The recorded sound is phenomenal. This score is as dense as a Bruckner Symphony and I'll have to listen 30 or 40 times or even more to learn it by heart. I hope there's a similar score analysis of Jurrasic Park coming soon. 

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2:06 of Tranquillizer  Dart and End Credits (film version), that drum roll that leads into the JP theme, is that taken from the same track Jurassic Park Theme (End Credits), that is also on that album? They sound very similar and I was wondering if it was? Sorry if its been discussed before, I can't seem to find an answer anywhere.

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7 hours ago, Brando said:

2:06 of Tranquillizer  Dart and End Credits (film version), that drum roll that leads into the JP theme, is that taken from the same track Jurassic Park Theme (End Credits), that is also on that album? They sound very similar and I was wondering if it was? Sorry if its been discussed before, I can't seem to find an answer anywhere.

Yes I think so. Mike even attempted to isolate those drums from the other instruments, I think.

Never been a big fan of that track, but at least we've got a good edit that matches what's heard in the movie.

When you think about it, it's not typically something we get on MM expansions, still wondering why he chose to do it here!

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13 hours ago, Chewy said:

Yes I think so. Mike even attempted to isolate those drums from the other instruments, I think.

Never been a big fan of that track, but at least we've got a good edit that matches what's heard in the movie.

When you think about it, it's not typically something we get on MM expansions, still wondering why he chose to do it here!

Yeah, i was listening to the film and i noticed the drum roll wasn't present. So I was like oh whatever, Kenny probably dialed it out. Then one day i was in the shower listening to the Jurassic Park Theme (End Credits) from TLW's album and around 2:48, the drum roll is there, and i haven't compared the tracks, but I wanna say the rest of that is the same as Tranquillizer Dart and End Credits (film version), as the piano ends and the JP theme begins. The only thing is, there's an extra instrument over the drums, so maybe MM found a way to remove it and attach just the drums to it. It'd be cool if we had some confirmation about it.

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Maybe this has been mentioned before: the music between the T-Rex's triumphant roar and the end credits, is it tracked from earlier in the score? Or an unreleased few seconds? It does sound a little familiar. Listening again, yeah, I'm sure it's part of the quieter moments - the sick dinosaur maybe. Anyway, I hadn't noticed there was music there before....

Got it: Petticoat Lane. 
 

 

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4 minutes ago, pete said:

Maybe this has been mentioned before: the music between the T-Rex's triumphant roar and the end credits, is it tracked from earlier in the score? Or an unreleased few seconds? It does sound a little familiar. Listening again, yeah, I'm sure it's part of the quieter moments - the sick dinosaur maybe. Anyway, I hadn't noticed there was music there before....
 

 

 

Yeah, it's tracked from Remembering Petticoat Lane.

 

I assume they spotted that scene with no music then Spielberg changed his mind after the sessions were finished. Or they decided in advance to track the music there (weird it wasn't re-recorded though!)

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Thanks - I was just listening to that when you posted.

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It's tracked in from "Remembering Petticoat Lane" and it's like that in the actual film too, that isn't something they invented for the live to projection show

 

EDIT: Ninja'd

 

6 minutes ago, crumbs said:

I assume they spotted that scene with no music then Spielberg changed his mind after the sessions were finished. Or they decided in advance to track the music there (weird it wasn't re-recorded though!)

 

Spielberg was busy shooting Schindler's List, all the music tinkering in the theatrical cut was from when George Lucas was overseeing post-production in his absence

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Not sure if its been discussed, I couldn't find it, but has anyone ever noticed a small portion of "Raptors Appear" shows up in "Visitor In San Diego"? I was re-watching that scene and noticed the music didn't match, and I do believe some of the original track was replaced. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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Probably should've added in the clip. From there to about 0:45. Unless I'm hearing it wrong, it almost sounds like the jungle drums returns and then it switches back to "Visitor in San Diego". Just thought it was interesting and wondered if anyone else knew anything.

 

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Amazing!


Hot damn, that carnivore theme never sounds as good as it does in this cue

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