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I could see Jaws and Mr. Chips coming back this year. But those aren’t “new”. 
 

I hope we get the Patriot.   
Perseverance should be done with Eastwick. 
With Indy 5 coming, a box set of 1-4 would make a great Christmas gift. 

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Exciting news!

 

Since we have Rogue One and Solo expanded, I really hope there is at least a start on Williams' Star Wars...maybe 1 trilogy this year. I know, I know...I'm dreaming. 

 

If there's no Star Wars at all, then my guesses are:

 

Cinderella Liberty

Born on the Fourth of July

Nixon

Amistad

Catch Me If You Can

 

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Since this year marks the 20th anniversary of Catch Me If You Can, and the 25th anniversary of Amistad, and the 35th anniversary of The Witches of Eastwick, those three are my personal hopes. Aside from those three guesses, I am all for anything!

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15 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

I hope he means "at least 5 more"… ;)

  1. John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Recordings
  2. The Berlin Concert
  3. A Gathering of Friends
  4. Violin Concerto
  5. The Fabelmans

 

 

I mean.... yeah you're not wrong.

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49 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

I hope he means "at least 5 more"… ;)

  1. John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra - Complete Recordings
  2. The Berlin Concert
  3. A Gathering of Friends
  4. Violin Concerto
  5. The Fabelmans

 

MM knows his audience and surely wouldn’t be so cruel as to toy with us in that way! Imagine the depths of despair we’d plumb were this mere raillery!

 

I like to think that, this being the year of JW’s 90th, there’s justification for expanded scores from movies from any year. But if we’re specifically talking releases tied to anniversaries, we can probably agree that “LLL’s Hook: 10th Anniversary Corrected Edition” has a nice ring to it.

 

Mike, I know you can make it happen! 

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2 hours ago, ConcertAttendee said:

 he is only referencing projects that he is personally involved with.  

 

That

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Has Mike had much involvement with Williams releases outside of expansions, ie his concert works? 

 

Well there's an intrada release impending, bit can't recall what they'd be able to license?

 

Was it LLR or someone that said they had a Witches of Eastwick ready but had to wait till Perseverance had sold out? 

 

Too many variables and a failing memory, but I sure hope Hook is one of them, seeing as Mike worked on the Mondo release gives me hope of an expansion revisit.

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12 minutes ago, Groovygoth666 said:

Well there's an intrada release impending, bit can't recall what they'd be able to license?

 

Basically anything except Star Wars, Indiana Jones or Sugarland Express (or the other titles JW vetoed).

 

It's more the titles that other labels can't touch that Intrada can, namely anything had an OST from Hollywood Records (as Hollywood Records is a subsidiary of Disney Music Group, and Intrada has established connections there).

 

So expansions of Nixon and The Patriot are most likely Intrada's territory.

 

16 minutes ago, Groovygoth666 said:

Was it LLR or someone that said they had a Witches of Eastwick ready but had to wait till Perseverance had sold out? 

 

Yep. And the title disappeared from Perseverance's website back in December, so we've speculated their licence has expired (as it's been 10 years since they reissued the OST). If that's the case, LLL can apply to WB for a new licence and expand it, at last!

 

19 minutes ago, Groovygoth666 said:

Too many variables and a failing memory, but I sure hope Hook is one of them, seeing as Mike worked on the Mondo release gives me hope of an expansion revisit.

 

That would be a dream! I live in hope...

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He mentioned reissues: so that could be some OOP CDs like How to Steal a Million, Jane Eyre, Heidi,  etc. All redone with the Matessino touch. 
 

HOOK and THE PATRIOT would be awesome. CINDERELLA LIBERTY did get an isolated score on the Twilight Time blu ray so that should be able to happen now.

 

 

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1 hour ago, crumbs said:

So expansions of Nixon and The Patriot are most likely Intrada's territory.

Only heard the OST for both (and watched The Patriot many years ago), either of these would be a welcome addition, but these two aren't the only potential releases from Intrada right?

 

1 hour ago, crumbs said:

Yep. And the title disappeared from Perseverance's website back in December, so we've speculated their licence has expired (as it's been 10 years since they reissued the OST). If that's the case, LLL can apply to WB for a new licence and expand it, at last!

Thought so, but would the license expering and selling out this soon allow LLR to be able to get an expansion out this year?

 

1 hour ago, crumbs said:

That would be a dream! I live in hope...

You and me both! The fact Mike did work on Hook from scratch this last year surely has to be enough evidence that a revisit is imminent, seeing as MV knows it's something the fans want as well! But it's all probably in Sony hands now.

1 hour ago, Amer said:

He mentioned reissues: so that could be some OOP CDs like How to Steal a Million, Jane Eyre, Heidi,  etc. All redone with the Matessino touch. 

I missed out on those earlier releases so a rerelease with a Matessino touch would be very welcomed!

1 hour ago, Amer said:

CINDERELLA LIBERTY did get an isolated score on the Twilight Time blu ray so that should be able to happen now.

 

 

Didn't Conrack also get a Twilight Time isolated score?

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The scores JW has written that haven't gotten the full MM treatment yet are

 

1958 Daddy-O

1960 Because They're Young

1960 I Passed For White

1961 The Secret Ways

1963 Diamond Head

1963 Gidget Goes To Rome

1964 The Killers

1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home

1966 Penelope

1966 The Plainsman

1966 The Rare Breed

1967 Fitzwilly

1967 Valley of the Dolls

1968 Heidi

1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

1969 The Reivers

1970 Jane Eyre

1970 Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman)

1972 Images

1972 The Screaming Woman

1973 The Long Goodbye

1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

1973 Tom Sawyer 

1973 Cinderella Liberty

1973 The Paper Chase

1974 Conrack

1974 The Sugarland Express

1976 The Missouri Breaks

1977 Star Wars 

1980 The Empire Strikes Back

1981 Heartbeeps

1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark

1983 Return of the Jedi

1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1986 SpaceCamp

1987 The Witches Of Eastwick

1988 The Accidental Tourist

1989 Born On The Fourth Of July

1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1990 Presumed Innocent

1991 Hook

1991 JFK

1995 Nixon

1995 Sabrina

1996 Sleepers

1997 Amistad

1997 Seven Years In Tibet

1998 Stepmom

1999 Angela's Ashes

1999 The Phantom Menace

2000 The Patriot

2002 Attack of the Clones

2002 Catch Me If You Can

2004 The Terminal

2005 Revenge of the Sith

and everything post-WOTW

 

Again, that's more than I was expecting.... damn

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    5 minutes ago, Jay said:

    The scores JW has written that haven't gotten the full MM treatment yet are

     

    1958 Daddy-O

    1960 Because They're Young

    1960 I Passed For White

    1961 The Secret Ways

    1963 Diamond Head

    1963 Gidget Goes To Rome

    1964 The Killers

    1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home

    1966 Penelope

    1966 The Plainsman

    1966 The Rare Breed

    1967 Fitzwilly

    1967 Valley of the Dolls

    1968 Heidi

    1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

    1969 The Reivers

    1970 Jane Eyre

    1970 Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman)

    1972 Images

    1972 The Screaming Woman

    1973 The Long Goodbye

    1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

    1973 Tom Sawyer 

    1973 Cinderella Liberty

    1973 The Paper Chase

    1974 Conrack

    1974 The Sugarland Express

    1976 The Missouri Breaks

    1977 Star Wars 

    1980 The Empire Strikes Back

    1981 Heartbeeps

    1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1983 Return of the Jedi

    1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    1986 SpaceCamp

    1987 The Witches Of Eastwick

    1988 The Accidental Tourist

    1989 Born On The Fourth Of July

    1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1990 Presumed Innocent

    1991 Hook

    1991 JFK

    1995 Nixon

    1995 Sabrina

    1996 Sleepers

    1997 Amistad

    1997 Seven Years In Tibet

    1998 Stepmom

    1999 Angela's Ashes

    1999 The Phantom Menace

    2000 The Patriot

    2002 Attack of the Clones

    2002 Catch Me If You Can

    2004 The Terminal

    2005 Revenge of the Sith

    and everything post-WOTW

     

    Again, that's more than I was expecting.... damn

      Wow, that's still a whole wedge of Williams work! But is it fair to say the original Star Wars trilogy has already had the Matessino touch? Didn't he work on the RCA/Sony releases?

       

      The Rare Breed, Story of a Woman and Sugarland Express have been personally vetoed by Williams. And with Images is the reason for the recent release being an OST is because those elements were easily available (even though it never had an official ost)?

       

       

      1 minute ago, filmmusic said:

      it was an isolated score and effects track.

      Ah so the same as The Rare Breed, but either way this is the only way to hear Williams score for either film?

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      Obvioulsy a complete SW presentation including all 9 movies plus Solo, Benny and Galaxy Edge themes would be the dream but I guess it's not going to happen.

       

      Otherwise I would love expansions for Cinderella Liberty (Quartet), CMIYC (LLL), Amistad (LLL), The Patriot (Intrada) and Presumed Innocent (Varèse, it's their last title from the Williams catalogue and I don't see them missing the opportunity of his 90th birthday year...)

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      3 hours ago, Jay said:

      The scores JW has written that haven't gotten the full MM treatment yet are

       

      1958 Daddy-O

      1960 Because They're Young

      1960 I Passed For White

      1961 The Secret Ways

      1963 Diamond Head

      1963 Gidget Goes To Rome

      1964 The Killers

      1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home

      1966 Penelope

      1966 The Plainsman

      1966 The Rare Breed

      1967 Fitzwilly

      1967 Valley of the Dolls

      1968 Heidi

      1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

      1969 The Reivers

      1970 Jane Eyre

      1970 Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman)

      1972 Images

      1972 The Screaming Woman

      1973 The Long Goodbye

      1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

      1973 Tom Sawyer 

      1973 Cinderella Liberty

      1973 The Paper Chase

      1974 Conrack

      1974 The Sugarland Express

      1976 The Missouri Breaks

      1977 Star Wars 

      1980 The Empire Strikes Back

      1981 Heartbeeps

      1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark

      1983 Return of the Jedi

      1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

      1986 SpaceCamp

      1987 The Witches Of Eastwick

      1988 The Accidental Tourist

      1989 Born On The Fourth Of July

      1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

      1990 Presumed Innocent

      1991 Hook

      1991 JFK

      1995 Nixon

      1995 Sabrina

      1996 Sleepers

      1997 Amistad

      1997 Seven Years In Tibet

      1998 Stepmom

      1999 Angela's Ashes

      1999 The Phantom Menace

      2000 The Patriot

      2002 Attack of the Clones

      2002 Catch Me If You Can

      2004 The Terminal

      2005 Revenge of the Sith

      and everything post-WOTW

       

      Again, that's more than I was expecting.... damn

        1999 The Phantom Menace...

         

        The "Ultimate Edition" was OK.

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        10 hours ago, ConcertAttendee said:

        That is very exciting news!  I wonder if one is the Fabelmans soundtrack release or he is only referencing projects that he is personally involved with. 

        Hmm... 

         

        Jurassic Park III, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Supergirl... What else? 🤔😉

         

        (Seriously though, I'd buy all three.)

         

        Karol

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        1 hour ago, publicist said:

        Daddy's Gone A-Hunting and Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman), please.

         

        It's such a shame they didn't ask Mike to do an isolated score on the new Bluray release. Could've been a backdoor solution to get us that score despite JW's veto. 

         

        The elements were all transferred as well. 

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        I would be rather interested in expasions of more recent scores like CMIYC, Tintin, The Terminal, but also The Patriot (I am still missing that one in my collection), Midway, Jane Eyre, The Reivers or JFK would be welcome. And anything of Star Wars anyway.

        Does

        It is somehow funny, that from Williams I prefer his more recent work but from Jerry Goldsmith I definitely prefer his earlier works.

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        On 30/04/2022 at 1:18 AM, Groovygoth666 said:

        Only heard the OST for both (and watched The Patriot many years ago), either of these would be a welcome addition, but these two aren't the only potential releases from Intrada right?

         

        Of course not, and nobody said they were

         

        On 30/04/2022 at 1:18 AM, Groovygoth666 said:

        Thought so, but would the license expering and selling out this soon allow LLR to be able to get an expansion out this year?

         

        If Perseverance Records' license is truly completely over and LLL still wants to pursue doing their own version, 8 months+ is enough time to pull off a new album, sure

         

        On 30/04/2022 at 1:18 AM, Groovygoth666 said:

        Didn't Conrack also get a Twilight Time isolated score?

         

        Mike created isolated score tracks for six John Williams-scored films released by Twilight Time

         

        1966 How To Steal A Million

        1973 Tom Sawyer

        1973 Cinderella Liberty

        1974 Conrack

        1978 The Fury

        1990 Stanley and Iris

         

        On 30/04/2022 at 1:44 AM, Groovygoth666 said:

        is it fair to say the original Star Wars trilogy has already had the Matessino touch? Didn't he work on the RCA/Sony releases?

         

        Mike Matessino did not edit, mix, or master the 1997 2-CD Star Wars sets.  He wrote the liner notes, and told the music editors how he'd like the programs to be edited.  The digital transfers were done by Brian Risner, the music editing was done by Dan Hersch, and the mastering was done by a company called Digiprep.

         

        Mike didn't start doing his own editing until he began doing albums for FSM the following year

         

        On 30/04/2022 at 1:44 AM, Groovygoth666 said:

        with Images is the reason for the recent release being an OST is because those elements were easily available (even though it never had an official ost)?

         

        The reason the recent release of Images is only the OST album JW assembled in 1972 is because the original scoring elements have never been located. They might never turn up so we might only ever have the OST album as commercial release, unless JW approves releasing music from the mono music stem of the film I guess. 

         

        On 30/04/2022 at 1:44 AM, Groovygoth666 said:

        Ah so the same as The Rare Breed, but either way this is the only way to hear Williams score for either film?

         

        I think The Rare Breed elements are known to exist, but JW vetoed releasing a new album from them. 

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        How to Steal a Million 

        The Rare Breed/The Plainsman 1CD

        Daddy's Gone a Hunting

        Valley of the Dolls (Pop Score?) 

        Jane Eyre (tapes are gone though) 

        Story of a Woman (although it has been nixed by Williams) 

        The Screaming Woman (even though its only the End Credits I believe) 

        CBS Playhouse Saturday Adoption (1968)

         

        Total rarities. The complete score for How to Steal a Million would be an absolute gem. 

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        1 hour ago, Andy said:

        Jaws, CE3K, ET, and Jurassic Park should never go out of print.   They’re “legacy” scores that in their complete form should always be available to new fans, who might then be “motivated consumers” who seek out others from the list.  (There are others, like Superman, that aren't on that OOP list, that I would consider perpetual availability titles)

         

        I agree 100%

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        8 hours ago, Andy said:

        I have them, but Jaws, CE3K, ET, and Jurassic Park should never go out of print.   They’re “legacy” scores that in their complete form should always be available to new fans, who might then be “motivated consumers” who seek out others from the list.

         

        In an ideal world these four (plus Potter I think) would be perpetually available at least in digital form.

         

        For new expansions I'd like to see The Terminal, if only see to the full score properly presented. It's hardly the most valuable in terms of unreleased material though. There aren't really any Williams remaining for me that are personally essential for expansion (apart from selected Indy/SW obviously)

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        My priorities are Hook, Terminal, Amistad and Patriot. But as last year showed, Mike can easily help make me fall in love with even the scores I don't know at all.

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        - Valley of the Dolls 

        - The Reivers

        - Cinderella Liberty

        - Oliver Stone Trilogy: kill 3 birds with one release ! 

        - Angela's Ashes: the narration needs to go

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