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1 minute ago, Jay said:

with a slightly modified booklet

Did you mean booklet cover or does it have something like added lines at the end about the suite being performed in Berlin?

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i can live without an updated booklet...

 

but now i still need something to pair JP with.

 

Intrada, LLL, varese, do you remember "Heartbeeps"? it's the only expanded score not re-released yet!* (and i dont have it!)

 

 

*or one of the few remaining.

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It's the perfect occasion because I missed the 40th anniversary edition back in 2017. Now this 45th anniversary will happily sit next to my 35th anniversary E.T.. My OCD appreciates it.

 

 

 

(jokes aside, I'm really really glad those are back in print)

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2 minutes ago, phbart said:

Now this 45th anniversary will happily sit next to my 35th anniversary E.T..

 

But which one will sit with your 40th anniversary E.T.? You need to find a copy of the 40th anniversary CE3K :P 

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3 hours ago, Luke Skywalker said:

"Heartbeeps"? it's the only expanded score not re-released yet!

 

This does not compute.  Heartbeeps had no "expansion", because it never had an OST album at all; All that exists is a catalog release from Varese Sarabande released 19 years after the movie came out (and 21 years ago now!)

 

And, there are actually more catalog John Williams scores that are Out of Print, then there are ones that are In Print

 

Out Of Print:

  1. Bachelor Flat (1962)
  2. The Ghostbreaker (1965)
  3. Lost In Space (1965-1968)
  4. How To Steal A Million (1966)
  5. A Guide For the Married Man (1967)
  6. Fitzwilly (1967)
  7. Land of the Giants (1968)
  8. Heidi (1968)
  9. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
  10. Pete N Tillie (1972)
  11. The Cowboys (1972)
  12. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
  13. Tom Sawyer (1973)
  14. The Paper Chase (1973)
  15. Conrack (1974)
  16. Jaws (1975)
  17. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
  18. Family Plot (1976)
  19. Black Sunday (1977)
  20. Jaws 2 (1978)
  21. Midway (1978)
  22. The Fury (1978)
  23. Dracula (1979)
  24. 1941 (1979)
  25. Heartbeeps (1981)
  26. Monsignor (1982)
  27. The River (1984)
  28. Amazing Stories (1985)
  29. Stanley & Iris (1990)
  30. Home Alone (1990)
  31. Hook (1991)
  32. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
  33. Rosewood (1997)
  34. The Lost World (1997)


In Print:

  1. Diamond Head (1963)
  2. "The Bronze Locust" episode of "The Eleventh Hour" (1963)
  3. John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)
  4. None But The Brave (1965)
  5. Nightwatch (1965)
  6. Penelope (1966)
  7. The Time Tunnel (1966)
  8. Not With My Wife You Don't! (1966)
  9. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  10. Images (1972)
  11. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  12. The Long Goodbye (1973)
  13. Earthquake (1974)
  14. The Towering Inferno (1974)
  15. The Eiger Sanction (1975)
  16. Superman: The Movie (1978)
  17. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1979)
  18. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  19. SpaceCamp (1986)
  20. The Empire of the Sun (1987)
  21. Always (1989)
  22. Presumed Innocent (1990)
  23. Far and Away (1992)
  24. Jurassic Park (1993)
  25. Schindler's List (1993)
  26. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  27. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  28. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  29. Minority Report (2002)
  30. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  31. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  32. War of the Worlds (2005)
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In terms of Williams scores that have been revisited by labels more than once (outside of the normal OST -> 1 expansion), we have

 

Different programs:

  1. The Fury OST -> 1990 -> 2002 -> 2013
  2. Star Wars OST -> 1993 -> 1997
  3. Empire Strikes Back OST -> 1993 -> 1997
  4. Return of the Jedi OST -> 1993 -> 1997
  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark OST -> 1995 -> 2008
  6. ET OST -> 1996 -> 2002 -> 2017
  7. Lost In Space 1997 -> 2005 -> 2015
  8. Close Encounters OST -> 1998 -> 2017
  9. Poseidon Adventure 1998 -> 2010 -> 2019
  10. The Missouri Breaks OST -> 1999 -> 2013
  11. Jaws OST -> 2000 -> 2015
  12. Superman OST -> 2000 -> 2008 -> 2019
  13. The Towering Inferno OST -> 2001 -> 2019
  14. Home Alone 2 OST -> 2002 -> 2012
  15. The Long Goodbye 2004 -> 2012
  16. Fitzwilly 2004 -> 2013
  17. Home Alone OST -> 2010 -> 2015
  18. Jurassic Park OST -> 2013 -> 2016 -> 2022

Straight reissue 

  1. 1941 by MM / LLL:  2011 -> 2015
  2. AI by MM / LLL: 2015 -> 2001
  3. The Long Goodbye by Quartet 2012 -> 2015
  4. Close Encounters by MM / LLL 2017 -> 2022
  5. E.T. by MM / LLL 2017 -> 2022

 

I'm purposely excluding releases that are just the OST album (Jane Eyre, Monsignor, SpaceCamp, Accidental Tourist, etc)

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43 minutes ago, Jay said:

The booklet has numerous changes throughout


New photos?  Different text?  Are you allowed or able to be more specific?

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17 minutes ago, Jay said:

 

This does not compute.  Heartbeeps had no "expansion", because it never had an OST album at all; All that exists is a catalog release from Varese Sarabande .

 

And, there are actually more catalog John Williams scores that are OOP than are currently in print

 

OOP:

  1. Bachelor Flat (1962)
  2. The Ghostbreaker (1965)
  3. Lost In Space (1965-1968)
  4. How To Steal A Million (1966)
  5. A Guide For the Married Man (1967)
  6. Fitzwilly (1967)
  7. Land of the Giants (1968)
  8. Heidi (1968)
  9. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
  10. Pete N Tillie (1972)
  11. The Cowboys (1972)
  12. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
  13. Tom Sawyer (1973)
  14. The Paper Chase (1973)
  15. Conrack (1974)
  16. Jaws (1975)
  17. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
  18. Family Plot (1976)
  19. Black Sunday (1977)
  20. Jaws 2 (1978)
  21. Midway (1978)
  22. The Fury (1978)
  23. Dracula (1979)
  24. 1941 (1979)
  25. Heartbeeps (1981)
  26. Monsignor (1982)
  27. The River (1984)
  28. Amazing Stories(1985)
  29. Stanley & Iris (1990)
  30. Home Alone (1990)
  31. Hook (1991)
  32. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
  33. Rosewood (1997)
  34. The Lost World (1997)

 

 

I didnt mean in print. I meant having had re-releases in expanded form (re-re-release in the case of home alone.

 

Those in bold have have at least two official releases (in expanded form)

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7 minutes ago, Luke Skywalker said:

I didnt mean in print. I meant having had re-releases in expanded form (re-re-release in the case of home alone.

He made another post.

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What was "The Collector's Edition Soundtrack" on ARISTA all about, and was this carried over to the 2017/2022 editions?

 

Is there a comparative table guiding throw the tracks?

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2 minutes ago, BB-8 said:

What was "The Collector's Edition Soundtrack" on ARISTA all about, and was this carried over to the 2017/2022 editions?

 

Is there a comparative table guiding throw the tracks?

Jay's google doc has the answers on the right tabs.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13xG67JUrP2f-H7bihKWvZsObfB5oOyXhuS6G6SRiCzE/edit#gid=0

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So do all these re-releases add up to the 5 promised Williams albums soon? ;) Also: Oh no, now we all have to buy it AGAIN!


Seriously though, I wish they'd include an edit of the finale without the gap before the credits. I think I'd actually buy it again just for that. (I know I could do it myself if I just fiddled around with Audacity enough)

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Mike indicated 5 new expansions were coming as well as reissues

 

Presumed Innocent and SpaceCamp are 2 of the new expansions

 

JP, CE3K, and ET are the reissues

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And I bet The Lost World will the another reissue after all the number 1594 is unused so far...

 

Anyway this great to have such a magical score to be back in print for new generations of fans. This one of the greatest score of all time and everyone should be given the possibility to hear this masterpiece.

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The disco version of the CE3K theme is not included on the 1998 Arista release or the LLL release.

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I’m very happy the specialist labels seem to be establishing a method whereby sold-out Limited Editions can be effectively re-released without the lawyers getting overexcited and stopping it.

 

As a result, I’m going to be able to get ET and JP, despite missing out on both the first time around. Whiners gonna whine, but I’m happy about it.

 

Mark

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15 hours ago, Jay said:

"Watching The Skies", "Stars And Trucks", "The Dark Side of the Moon",  and "The Approach"

Are these all unreleased cues? If memory serves, the 1998 contains just about every bit of incidental music heard in the film (and a few that aren't). Of course, the OST contains some music not heard in the film, as well :)

I apologise. I have no frame of reference, here, as I do not own the 35th., and these extra cues are not, to my knowledge, on the internet.

Where would these cues be, if they were to be heard in the film?

 

15 hours ago, Jay said:

Lava Flow

"Lava Flow"? I don't remember any volcanoes, in CE3K :lol:

What is this cue, and where would it be placed, in the film? 

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I own some old bootleg from CE3K which contains a track where a sung version of When You Wish Upon A Star is included at one point. I think, it appeared in the original cut of the movie. But this edit might not be contained in any official release. Anybody else knows that one?

 

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The LLL booklet says at one point they added the original Pinocchio recording into the credits, and that was where Steven overcorrected and removed even JW's credit renditions by tracking them over.

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I love the end credits version that interpolates ”When You Wish Upon A Star.”

 

It us on the compilation album The Spielberg / Williams Collaboration for those of you who’ve not heard it. An excellent album BTW.

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I mean, it's also on the Arista and LLL albums in its original recording.

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1 hour ago, GerateWohl said:

I own some old bootleg from CE3K which contains a track where a sung version of When You Wish Upon A Star is included at one point. I think, it appeared in the original cut of the movie. But this edit might not be contained in any official release. Anybody else knows that one?

 

There is a bootleg that uses the actual "When You Wish Upon A Star" song from the 1940 Pinocchino soundtrack instead of the "Contact" cue, but this song is never actually heard in any released version of the movie (only an early rough cut shown to test audiences), so I'm not sure why anybody should expect it to be included on any official release

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The flutes, clarinets, and strings (right?) just gently repeating the five tones at the beginning of Contact makes me weak in the knees. SO. DAMN. BEAUTIFUL.

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20 minutes ago, Jay said:

 

There is a bootleg that uses the actual "When You Wish Upon A Star" song from the 1940 PInocchino soundtrack instead of the "Contact" cue, but this song is never actually heard in any released version of the movie (only an early rough cut shown to test audiences), so I'm not sure why anybody should expect it to be included on any official release

Yes, that is the one. And yes, I never missed this edit on my 1998 Arista edition. But I am also not a collector, who runs for the last bit of recorded or edited music. Therefore, I often wonder why people are expecting certain rare edits or versions of a cue to be included on a release.

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People desire things written by the composer of the movie recorded for the movie, not existing songs already available needledropped into movies

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23 hours ago, Jay said:

It's a re-issue of the 2017 2-CD setwith a slightly modified booklet and new catalog number.

 

What a ripoff! In my eyes, I bet you won't be able to hear a difference with the naked ear! La la records will be laughing all the way to the bank with this NEW release.

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That's easy, it's because this is literally an identical reissue, content-wise.  I may not have agreed with the strongest negative reactions to the JP album, but I didn't think they were completely irrational, I understood where they were coming from.

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16 minutes ago, Stu said:

I may not have agreed with the strongest negative reactions to the JP album, but I didn't think they were completely irrational, I understood where they were coming from.

 

Hm. I would understand them only if the context was that the previous release was deliberately made imperfect so that they could sell an improved one later. I wouldn't imply that the labels are doing that, so what remains is an argument about whether it is legitimate to create an improved product after an earlier version has already been sold once it turns out that there actually is a way to improve it further - and I'm fully behind that (even more so considering how much heated discussion even the smallest potential flaws of these releases generate).

 

Or perhaps CE3K is just *so* good that nobody dares to complain in this case. Because it really is.

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9 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

Or perhaps CE3K is just *so* good that nobody dares to complain in this case. Because it really is.

 

Yup.

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These re-issues are fantastic ideas, especially this year and for his fans who missed out on the original releases. And they aren't standing in the way of our excellent year-end with three more Williams releases on the way.

 

The end of the year looms.

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