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Supposedly this is going to include the complete film score as heard in the movie, alternates, and the original soundtrack album, which contained special "suites" that Williams wrote just for the album and which haven't been released since.  Should be an incredible package for one of the greatest scores of all time.

 

Also, word is that a remastered and complete release of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS is coming by the end of the year, too.

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Holy mackerel. That's gonna be worth picking up.
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"The Simpsons" parted ways with Alf Clausen after almost three decades of music, so here's a fun list from The Washington Post about 12 of his compositions for the series:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2017/08/31/alf-clausen-has-created-so-many-classic-simpsons-songs-here-are-12-of-his-most-memorable/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.95833623bb2d

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Got to see John Williams conduct the final cue (from when the aliens come out to the end) and closing credits of Close Encounters of the Third Kind tonight. It was a thing of beauty.

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I went to see Williams play some of his hits at the Hollywood Bowl years ago... it is truly amazing to witness.

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Yeah. I've now seen Williams conduct material from every one of his major 1974-1985 run except Temple of Doom (his unexpectedly replacing Mutt's Theme from KOTCS in the program with the 1941 March the first time I saw him conduct was a total delight), in addition to most of his other biggest works (haven't seen him do the Catch Me If You Can opening, which would be a real hoot). First went in 2010, try to go every year (missed 2015 because he didn't have a Bowl concert) - after all, if I'm out in LA and have the opportunity, why not. Williams is really the guy who helped cemented my interest in film - even moreso than the directors he worked with.

 

But Close Encounters was really special. The five tones are so powerful and so musically interesting (just from the fact that there's no resolution, as I just discussed in the Re-Up thread). It's amazing just how much has to be conveyed by five notes. Even more than just portraying sheer menace with two notes in Jaws, those five notes have to essentially speak for humanity. And the way he uses them and the emotional evolution they go through in the score is really quite extraordinary. Wild Signals is a tour de force like nothing else.

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Seeing John Williams in concert was truly a "bucket list"-level event for me.  When he and the orchestra opened the program with the "Overture" from THE COWBOYS, I knew it was going to be a fantastic night.  It ended up being a pretty terrific playlist, too: he hit a lot of his major highlights, but then threw in stuff from movies like HOOK, WAR HORSE, LINCOLN, and the aforementioned COWBOYS.

 

I'm hoping to see him again in Chicago next year.

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Just finished a 70mm presentation of THE UNTOUCHABLES at the Cinerama.

To hear Morricone's score blaring through the film is GLOOOOORIOUS
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I'll be seeing that in 70mm at month's end. Probably the same print!
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let me know if there's a green line that runs through the print for the first half!!!
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Ew, seriously?

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Yeah. I've now seen Williams conduct material from every one of his major 1974-1985 run except Temple of Doom (his unexpectedly replacing Mutt's Theme from KOTCS in the program with the 1941 March the first time I saw him conduct was a total delight), in addition to most of his other biggest works (haven't seen him do the Catch Me If You Can opening, which would be a real hoot). First went in 2010, try to go every year (missed 2015 because he didn't have a Bowl concert) - after all, if I'm out in LA and have the opportunity, why not. Williams is really the guy who helped cemented my interest in film - even moreso than the directors he worked with.

 

But Close Encounters was really special. The five tones are so powerful and so musically interesting (just from the fact that there's no resolution, as I just discussed in the Re-Up thread). It's amazing just how much has to be conveyed by five notes. Even more than just portraying sheer menace with two notes in Jaws, those five notes have to essentially speak for humanity. And the way he uses them and the emotional evolution they go through in the score is really quite extraordinary. Wild Signals is a tour de force like nothing else.

 

One of the years I saw him at the Hollywood Bowl, he did the CATCH opening, which was great, because it was soooo quiet in that giant venue.  

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Ew, seriously?

it wasn't too bad

still beautiful
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Comprehensive.  They're even including the material Williams wrote for the theme park ride.

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Zimmer is online live right now talking about BLADE RUNNER 2049...

 

https://www.facebook.com/BladeRunner2049/

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Listening to BLADE RUNNER 2049 right now on Spotify.  Not bad.  Decent ambience, but me listening at work isn't really being fair to it. 

The real test will be seeing it in-theater and then how often I wish to re-listen to it later.

I don't hate it, though.  Some of Zimmer's most restrained stuff in a long time.

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Listening to BLADE RUNNER 2049 right now on Spotify.  Not bad.  Decent ambience, but me listening at work isn't really being fair to it. 

The real test will be seeing it in-theater and then how often I wish to re-listen to it later.

I don't hate it, though.  Some of Zimmer's most restrained stuff in a long time.


I listened to a few cues this morning.  In comparison to Vangelis' score for the original film, what I heard wasn't really cutting it, but I'll reserve judgment until I see the movie.

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I got the E.T. remaster, and it sounds incredible... they really dug deep into those masters and extracted every last detail for this release.  Wow.

 

It's also nice hearing the old soundtrack album in the same incredible quality.

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The always-great John Lurie has announced his latest musical release - in fact, this momentous event will mark his first music release in seventeen years.

MARVIN PONTIAC - THE ASYLUM TAPES 
Digitally releasing just in time for this weekend.

Purchase and Download Link to be announced soon!
Stay tuned and as always, prepare yourself for something strange and beautiful...

 

 

John Lurie:  Actor (DOWN BY LAW, PARIS TEXAS, WILD AT HEART), Musician, Painter, Writer, Artist, TV Producer (FISHING WITH JOHN), Film Score Composer (DOWN BY LAW, MYSTERY TRAIN, GET SHORTY, EXCESS BAGGAGE, many more).

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It occurs to me, as I sit here on the commuter rail train heading home for Thanksgiving and listening to the score to THE THIRD MAN by Anton Karas on my phone, that in all likelyhood, I'm probably the only person in my city, and perhaps state and timezone, that will do this today. #Soundtrack-Nut
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Ding-da-ling-da-ling. Da-ling. Da-ling-da-ling-da-ling. Da-ling.

Great soundtrack, incredibly evocative of a lost time and place (generally for the best).
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La-La Land Records just threw down the gauntlet and announced an incredible slate of releases for next week...

 

- A 40th Anniversary edition of John Williams' CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, newly remastered and restored, and with a unique album presentation.

- The fabled David Shire score to APOCALYPSE NOW, which was unused/rejected.

- A remastered and expanded release of the original DOCTOR DOLITTLE soundtrack, featuring all the songs and copious previously-unreleased underscore.

- A complete release of David Arnold's DIE ANOTHER DAY score.

- A 4-disc (!), 20th Anniversary edition of James Horner's TITANIC, featuring the score spread across 2 discs, with a third disc dedicated to alternate and revised cues, and a fourth dedicated to source music.

 

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I'm all in on CE3K.  Would need to hear some APOCAYLPSE NOW samples, first.

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COMPLETE TOMORROWLAND SOUNDTRACK "RECORDING SESSIONS" RELEASED

 

"When the Tomorrowland Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album was released on May 18, 2015, it contained only 73 minutes of the original score composed by Michael Giacchino for the film. As frequently happens in the film music community, an anonymous source has leaked the (nearly) complete soundtrack for Michael Giacchino's original Tomorrowland score."  More info...    http://www.tomorrowlandtimes.com/2017/12/complete-tomorrowland-soundtrack.html

 

 

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