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Got home this evening to find E.T, World is Not Enough and the Potter box waiting for me. All wonderful from what I've sampled so far. So nice to have the complete Azkaban score at last. Had to defer Dracula and Schindler's List to future purchases (and will probably buy Die Hard.... again! given the new 3-disc version that has come out at some point too)

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The Williams Potter set is so damn good. It would be nice if La La Land compliments it with Archival releases of the non-Williams scores someday. 

 

La La Land seems to be the home for most Williams expansions and re-issues these days as they just announced a 3-CD Superman for 2019. Doubtful it will have anything of value to me that I don't have in the big Superman series box set that Filmscore Monthly did many moons ago, but if they've managed to get hold of even better sound elements I could be tempted. 

 

La La Land's E.T release truly is definitive. I'm so happy with it (wonderful to finally have Williams' score for the E.T ride in particular).

 

World is Not Enough was such a long time coming. Great to have the missing pieces from that score, even though the original album was a pretty comprehensive assembly. I hope they do Tomorrow Never Dies, which did have a good expansion many years ago that made up for the original album coming out before the score had even finished being recorded/mastered, but there's still a chunk missing and room for alternate cues. I think it'll happen. 

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1 minute ago, Angry the Clown said:

Oh wow. Hope I can see that!

 

Do everything in your power to go. It's something to behold. I've seen it half a dozen times and it never gets old.

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21 minutes ago, Josh said:

 

Do everything in your power to go. It's something to behold. I've seen it half a dozen times and it never gets old.

 

Have near maxed out my cards for Dec but ticket availability seems decent for the two nights at Wembley so I will hopefully book next month. I’ve fond memories of him doing some Nightmare songs at the Elfman/Burton concert.

 

It was funny watching the movie yesterday and thinking back to when it came out (under Touchstone rather than Disney itself), the near empty cinema I was in, how in the summer of 94 I was one of about four people taking interest in admiring sets and models on display at MGM Studios in Florida.... Now it takes over Disneyland, is loved by millions and Disney capitalising on merchandise means I can have an action figure of the Mayor on my desk. 

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9 hours ago, Angry the Clown said:

 

Have near maxed out my cards for Dec but ticket availability seems decent for the two nights at Wembley so I will hopefully book next month. I’ve fond memories of him doing some Nightmare songs at the Elfman/Burton concert.

 

It was funny watching the movie yesterday and thinking back to when it came out (under Touchstone rather than Disney itself), the near empty cinema I was in, how in the summer of 94 I was one of about four people taking interest in admiring sets and models on display at MGM Studios in Florida.... Now it takes over Disneyland, is loved by millions and Disney capitalising on merchandise means I can have an action figure of the Mayor on my desk. 

 

Ha so true. By the way, Danny is just as surprised as you are from what he’s said. 

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Completely missed the announcement of Intrada's two-disc release of Apollo 13:

 

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Though Howard championed two separate albums for release from the soundtrack, incredibly just a “souvenir” release featuring the songs, dialog highlights, sound effects and limited selections from Horner’s score became commercially available through the MCA label. Horner did prepare a disc of 59 minutes of his music for internal Academy Award consideration but it never saw commercial release. Subsequently a special “Gold” edition of the soundtrack was issued but it remained the song and dialog album.
 
Finally, through the combined cooperation of UMG, Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment, Intrada proudly presents for the first time ever the entire score by Horner, both in the versions heard in the film lasting 76 minutes on CD 1, and in the selections Horner prepared for promotional purposes running 59 minutes which included several alternate versions and different performances of certain cues on CD 2. Album producer Mike Matessino has also assembled the 9 minutes of music Horner scored for electronics, following the orchestral score on CD 1.
 
The number of highlights in this important work are numerous but easily commanding a spotlight is the rich Americana flavor throughout, movingly provided by elegiac trumpet work from acclaimed soloist Tim Morrison. Lengthy musical journey includes moments of stunning power such as 10-minute “All Systems Go - The Launch”, terror (“Master Alarm”, “Manual Burn”), dynamic “Re-Entry And Splashdown”. Special mention is due Horner’s brilliant musical architecture, opening with trumpet and snares, then mirroring variety of dramatic onscreen events with emotionally overwhelming music before finally cadencing all with haunting simplicity of just solo trumpet alone. Poetic and sublime! Graphic design by Kay Marshall features flipper covers showcasing both film’s striking advance key art campaign, subsequent release style with star Hanks.
 
Detailed notes from John Takis plus “tech talk” from producer Matessino bring additional weight to dramatic package. Horner’s gift for writing magnificent, emotionally rich music has never been on better display. Shawn Murphy records at Todd-AO, Steve Bramson & Horner orchestrate, Annie Lennox provides haunting wordless “End Credits” vocal, James Horner composes, conducts. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD release available while quantities and interest remain!

 

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This Intrada Special Collection release presents James Horner’s score in two incarnations. CD 1 offers the music as heard in the film, with the main program consisting of all the orchestral cues, while the wholly electronic cues (most of which are short and atmospheric and were added later in the production) are grouped as a separate collection at the end of the CD. Listeners may, of course, create a playlist incorporating these cues in narrative sequence using the following track order: 1, 2, 17, 3, 4, 5, 6, 18, 7, 19, 8, 20, 21, 9, 22, 10, 11, 12, 13, 23, 14, 15, 16 

CD 2 marks the first commercially available presentation of Horner’s originally planned 59-minute album. Created with engineer Shawn Murphy for release on MCA Records, this assembly features some performances and cues that vary slightly from the film versions (notably, “Master Alarm,” which is completely different). The album never materialized commercially, however, as the filmmakers opted for a CD that incorporated dialogue and sound effects highlights as well as pop songs from the period that could be heard in the film itself, alongside a reduced presentation of Horner’s Academy Award-nominated score. This official release was effectively a “souvenir” album, which included such luminous voices and performers as Walter Cronkite, Neil Armstrong, James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams and The Mavericks, as well as those of the film’s stars: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise and Brett Cullen. 

This new release was sourced from 192k 24bit high-resolution transfers of ½" stereo masters of Shawn Murphy’s original mixes, with all performance edits meticulously recreated for this newly mastered presentation of one of James Horner’s best known and most engaging scores.. 

 

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CD 1
ORCHESTRAL FILM SCORE
01. Main Title (Film Version) (1:53)
02. Lunar Dreams (2:40)
03. A Son's Worries And Simulator Crash (4:37)
04. Night Visitors (1:08)
05. All Systems Go – The Launch (10:19)
06. Docking (2:26)
07. Master Alarm (Film Version) (3:31)
08. Into The L.E.M. (Film Version) (5:10)
09. The Dark Side Of The Moon (5:18)
10. Carbon Dioxide (5:45)
11. Manual Burn (1:56)
12. A War Story (1:06)
13. Four More Amps (3:22)
14. L.E.M. Jettison (1:37)
15. Re-Entry And Splashdown (Film Version) (9:15)
16. End Credits (Film Version) (6:55)
Total Time: 66:56

ELECTRONIC CUES
17. Marilyn’s Nightmare (0:58)
18. Canister Explosion (0:24)
19. Reactant Valves (1:09)
20. Out Of Control (1:08)
21. Power Off (0:57)
22. A Square Peg (3:49)
23. Cosmic Connection (0:44)
Total Time: 9:08
CD 1 Total Time: 76:07

CD 2
COMPOSER’S SOUNDTRACK ASSEMBLY
01. Main Title (2:40)
02. Lunar Dreams (2:41)
03. All Systems Go – The Launch (10:21)
04. Docking (2:26)
05. Master Alarm (3:06)
06. Into the L.E.M. (5:10)
07. The Dark Side Of The Moon (5:17)
08. Carbon Dioxide (5:45)
09. Manual Burn (1:57)
10. Four More Amps (3:20)
11. Re-Entry And Splashdown (9:15)
12. End Credits (6:59)
CD 2 Total Time: 58:58 

 

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl?it=A&id=11453

 

I'm....... over the moon (*cough*) about this one as it has long be a favourite of mine. Hopefully one of the labels is working on more Horner expansions (the big ones for me I think would be remasters/expansions of Land Before Time, Willow and Sneakers).

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I hope you’re all sitting down because La La Land have just announced a 4-disc release of Zimmer’s Thin Red Line score. Shipping commences on 5th of Feb. Pre-orders and details not online just yet. 

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Damn it, I have the old Filmscore Monthly Superman box with all four expanded and remastered scores, but La La Land are sourcing from recently uncovered first gen elements with several unreleased alternates included too... so I guess I’m buying the first film’s score yet again.

 

 

 

 

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