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    • CommentAuthorKatiek
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Les Miserables - Jean-Claude Petit: A few very nice tracks with some good themes, but a lot of the CD isn't very memorable.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009 edited
    BobdH wrote
    For me, this is the ultimate version of Raiders; excellent compiled album, exactly what I was hoping for and better than a complete 2-disc version. Like Bouzereau says in the notes; you don't need everything,


    When it comes down to Indy... Yes we do want EVERYTHING!

    BobdH wrote
    you just want the best listening experience. And we got it punk


    crazy

    You got it but we didn't.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorNautilus
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    NP:I am legend

    Again.

    With Signs and the village, my favourite Howard score.

    Oh ...that theme...that themeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    OH...that track (the pier) ...that traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009 edited
    NP : THE PINK PANTHER - Henry Mancini





    cool


    The theme to this kicks almost every other theme EVER WRITTEN outta the ball park!
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorAtham
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    NP Battlestar Galactica (seasons 3-1) Bear McCreary

    After watching season 4.0 I'm completely sold out to McCreary's amazing musical evolution!

    Can't wait for the Season 4 soundtrack in a few months!

    Truly wonderful music for a brilliant television show!
  1. BobdH wrote
    Just played: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - John Williams

    After the mediocrity of new scores coming out lately (or the ones I heard at least) I wanted quaranteed quality, and I couldn't go wrong with this one. Pure brilliance! For me, this is the ultimate version of Raiders; excellent compiled album, exactly what I was hoping for and better than a complete 2-disc version. Like Bouzereau says in the notes; you don't need everything, you just want the best listening experience. And we got it punk


    I'm with Bob on this one: I've played the DCC release countless times, and when I heard the Concord version I seriously didn't feel like the track was screwed up... I'm not an analyst when it comes to film score cues and how they're presented on album, I don't go out and compare each and every part of it, in order to find anomalies and such, and I don't really care if some seconds are missing or some weird cuts are made, because to my ears it still plays as one hell of a rhythmic exciting action piece, that's completely satisfying and thrills like only Williams' best action music can thrill. So I will probably be selling my DCC release after all, as personally I now have the best listening experience, just like Bob said.
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
  2. Timmer wrote
    Steven wrote
    4 stars!? 4 STARS!??

    If ever there was an example of a 5 star score, Raiders is it! Bur, fair enough. dizzy


    I'm sure Gilles will return soon to say he accidently pressed 4 instead of 5 wink


    My rating is measured to how much I enjoy the music, so let's say there's some creepy dungeon music, such as is the case with Raiders, but I get distracted listening to it, I may not like the track per se, but I understand its function within the score, so even if its brilliantly used and fits the scene like a glove, my personal enjoyment of the music as a whole result into the rating I give out, so most of the times it's not what 90% of the community will give it.

    In short: the rating I give is only my personal enjoyment score, but not necessarily how brilliant or awful a score is.

    Does that make sense at all? wink
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009 edited
    DreamTheater wrote
    I'm with Bob on this one: I've played the DCC release countless times, and when I heard the Concord version I seriously didn't feel like the track was screwed up... I'm not an analyst when it comes to film score cues and how they're presented on album, I don't go out and compare each and every part of it, in order to find anomalies and such, and I don't really care if some seconds are missing or some weird cuts are made, because to my ears it still plays as one hell of a rhythmic exciting action piece, that's completely satisfying and thrills like only Williams' best action music can thrill. So I will probably be selling my DCC release after all, as personally I now have the best listening experience, just like Bob said.


    Interesting. But there is more to the DCC release than just the music. More on that in the minute...

    Just to back track... I don't go out of my way to analyze and nit pick but when edits such as the ones found on the Concord release are there I can't HELP but hear them. Maybe I am a little more sensitive to these things than others because I've seen the film and heard the score millions of times where any little anomaly is noticeable... but I still don't understand why anyone would want a butchered version of Desert Chase when you can have the complete masterpiece without jarring edits on the DCC version. It plays MUCH better and contains even MORE thrills in its complete form.

    Ok, back to the DCC release and it being more than just the music. Even if the DCC and Concord release were identical in music presentation, there is no replacing Lukas Kendall's fantastic liner notes on the DCC release. That in itself is a reason to hold onto the DCC release.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorAtham
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Erik Woods wrote
    DreamTheater wrote
    I'm with Bob on this one: I've played the DCC release countless times, and when I heard the Concord version I seriously didn't feel like the track was screwed up... I'm not an analyst when it comes to film score cues and how they're presented on album, I don't go out and compare each and every part of it, in order to find anomalies and such, and I don't really care if some seconds are missing or some weird cuts are made, because to my ears it still plays as one hell of a rhythmic exciting action piece, that's completely satisfying and thrills like only Williams' best action music can thrill. So I will probably be selling my DCC release after all, as personally I now have the best listening experience, just like Bob said.


    Interesting. But there is more to the DCC release than just the music. More on that in the minute...

    Just to back track... I don't go out of my way to analyze and nit pick but when edits such as the ones found on the DCC release are there I can't HELP but hear them. Maybe I am a little more sensitive to these things than others because I've seen the film and heard the score millions of times where any little anomaly is noticeable... but I still don't understand why anyone would want a butchered version of Desert Chase when you can have the complete masterpiece without jarring edits on the DCC version. It plays MUCH better and contains even MORE thrills in its complete form.

    Ok, back to the DCC release and it being more than just the music. Even if the DCC and Concord release were identical in music presentation, there is no replacing Lukas Kendall's fantastic liner notes on the DCC release. That in itself is a reason to hold onto the DCC release.

    -Erik-


    I'm with Erik on this!
  3. NP: Valkyrie (Ottman)

    All in all, pretty good, though some parts are stronger than others. It's a shame that the B and C melodies of the opening track weren't able to be used more in the score, but I guess that would have given it more of a 'historical drama' feel, less of a 'tense thriller' feel. This is probably good news for the film, as I'm hoping it provides some strong, tense setpieces.
    A butterfly thinks therefore I am
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      CommentAuthorNautilus
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    NP:Paycheck (Powell)

    The purest Powell you can hear. Don't missunderstood me, I love his recent scores (specially Horton who has become my favourite score from him), But Paycheck has a more specific orchestrations, not so over the top and excesive instrumentations.

    Hot Chases I and II....Yes! punk But what about rachel's party??? dizzy
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      CommentAuthorSirCaledor
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    X-Men - Michael Kamen


    I got into the X-Men music by Ottman's effort years ago. Then I listened to Powell's entry when it was first released. What I particularly loved about those two scores was the adventure and excitement. I was all the more suprised when I finally listened to Kamen's score for the first film. It's much more atmospheric, suspensful and in a way small-scale. And I think that's a good thing for it makes the score as a whole a very interesting listening experience. I especially enjoyed some of the string writing. The last cue on album called "Logan and Rogue" might just be one of my fav Kamen cues. However, I wasn't all that impressed with the modern edge of the score.
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Nautilus wrote
    NP:Paycheck (Powell)
    But what about rachel's party??? dizzy


    Unused. I'm not sure where this is meant to fit into the movie. There is an alternate ending where Ben Affleck finds the ring he had stolen from him in a shop and he buys it and gives it to Uma Thurman. Perhaps it went with that? Either that, or this is an alternative to the party source music at the beginning of the movie. I never listen to this cue actually...
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Milk - Danny Elfman

    It was quite a year for Danny Elfman, and Milk rounds it off very well indeed.
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    DreamTheater wrote
    Timmer wrote
    Steven wrote
    4 stars!? 4 STARS!??

    If ever there was an example of a 5 star score, Raiders is it! Bur, fair enough. dizzy


    I'm sure Gilles will return soon to say he accidently pressed 4 instead of 5 wink


    My rating is measured to how much I enjoy the music, so let's say there's some creepy dungeon music, such as is the case with Raiders, but I get distracted listening to it, I may not like the track per se, but I understand its function within the score, so even if its brilliantly used and fits the scene like a glove, my personal enjoyment of the music as a whole result into the rating I give out, so most of the times it's not what 90% of the community will give it.

    In short: the rating I give is only my personal enjoyment score, but not necessarily how brilliant or awful a score is.

    Does that make sense at all? wink


    Ah, then you can be forgiven! biggrin
  4. I knew a relationship with this community has its foundations built on understanding and open minded thinking. punk wave beer

    I think I'll leave out my ratings altogether, to not confuse people, or myself for that matter... tongue
    "considering I've seen an enormous debate here about The Amazing Spider-Man and the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it, I feel myself obliged to say: TASTE DIFFERS, DEAL WITH IT" - Thomas G.
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Ratings are a tricky thing I guess. How do we separate a personal rating from a supposedly non-subjective rating? Is it even possible? Aw... now I'm confused. sad
  5. Steven wrote
    Ratings are a tricky thing I guess. How do we separate a personal rating from a supposedly non-subjective rating? Is it even possible? Aw... now I'm confused. sad


    my reviews will clarify everything then

    I only need to hear The Last Crusade and then I'll beg Bregt to put it up here

    Then we'll talk about being non subjective or not!!!! wink
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    NP : CASINO ROYALE - David Arnold



    A decent Bond effort from Arnold with a great action track in African Rundown but I far FAR prefer QOS.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Steven wrote
    Ratings are a tricky thing I guess. How do we separate a personal rating from a supposedly non-subjective rating? Is it even possible? Aw... now I'm confused. sad


    Subjective I know, but it would be interesting to rate the 5 star scores......


    .......actually it would just turn into squabbleville. dizzy slant wink
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Timmer wrote
    NP : CASINO ROYALE - David Arnold



    A decent Bond effort from Arnold with a great action track in African Rundown but I far FAR prefer QOS.


    There's some great material on the CD let down by some not-so-great material. Still, my version comes to a healthy 55 minutes:

    African Rundown
    Blunt Instrument
    Solange
    Trip Aces
    Miami International
    I'm The Money
    Aston Monenegro
    Dinner Jackets
    Stairwell Fight
    The End Of An Aston Martin
    City Of Lovers
    The Switch
    Fall Of A House In Venice
    Death Of Vesper
    The Bitch Is Dead
    The Name's Bond...James Bond
    You Know My name
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Steven wrote
    Timmer wrote
    NP : CASINO ROYALE - David Arnold



    A decent Bond effort from Arnold with a great action track in African Rundown but I far FAR prefer QOS.


    There's some great material on the CD let down by some not-so-great material. Still, my version comes to a healthy 55 minutes:

    African Rundown
    Blunt Instrument
    Solange
    Trip Aces
    Miami International
    I'm The Money
    Aston Monenegro
    Dinner Jackets
    Stairwell Fight
    The End Of An Aston Martin
    City Of Lovers
    The Switch
    Fall Of A House In Venice
    Death Of Vesper
    The Bitch Is Dead
    The Name's Bond...James Bond
    You Know My name



    Good to see the song tagged on the end of the list, the best since 'Surrender' IMO.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    NP : CROSSED SWORDS - Maurice Jarre



    A lovely score, full of great themes and melodies. One of my all time fave Jarre scores cool
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorDemonStar
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    NP: The Matrix - Don Davis

    The opening of Hotel Ambush is goosebumps-inducing!! shocked
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    NP : LONESOME DOVE - Basil Poledouris



    Lovely work by the badly missed Basil.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Timmer wrote
    Good to see the song tagged on the end of the list, the best since 'Surrender' IMO.


    I'm with you there. However, I still think Casino Royale's score is a superior effort to Quantum.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Erik Woods wrote
    Timmer wrote
    Good to see the song tagged on the end of the list, the best since 'Surrender' IMO.


    I'm with you there. However, I still think Casino Royale's score is a superior effort to Quantum.

    -Erik-


    Apples & oranges. Quantum appeals more to me because it has more of a Barry vibe to it.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  6. Timmer wrote
    NP : LONESOME DOVE - Basil Poledouris



    Lovely work by the badly missed Basil.


    One of his best. I love the theme and somewhat - Murdering Horse Thieves.
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Timmer wrote
    Erik Woods wrote
    Timmer wrote
    Good to see the song tagged on the end of the list, the best since 'Surrender' IMO.


    I'm with you there. However, I still think Casino Royale's score is a superior effort to Quantum.

    -Erik-


    Apples & oranges. Quantum appeals more to me because it has more of a Barry vibe to it.


    Aha! I see. Gotcha.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
    Erik Woods wrote
    Timmer wrote
    Erik Woods wrote
    Timmer wrote
    Good to see the song tagged on the end of the list, the best since 'Surrender' IMO.


    I'm with you there. However, I still think Casino Royale's score is a superior effort to Quantum.

    -Erik-


    Apples & oranges. Quantum appeals more to me because it has more of a Barry vibe to it.


    Aha! I see. Gotcha.

    -Erik-


    I'm quite transparent at times Erik wink
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt