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 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

I'm sure a million of these have been made, but I got the idea from MV's post in the new releases thread. What's your personal favorite release by them? I know most of us have to have one we listen to above all the others.

For me, that's Mark Mancina's Speed. Simply put, as a child seeing the movie the thing I remembered most was the music. That damn heart pounding music that let you know action was about to pick up.

I wanted to pick Independence Day or Broken Arrow, but I do so much more writing to Speed that I couldn't. Speed is truly one of the few complete scores where I start at track 1 and never hit the skip button. And for me, that's rare because I'm the type of guy who jumps to random tracks while listening.

I guess if I had to give a list of runner's up it'd be this (In order by favorites) -

Independence Day
Broken Arrow
Die Hard With A vengeance
Die Hard
Bad Boys

So discuss your favorite here.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I love many of their releases, but the ones that I've listened to and enjoyed the most (proportional to the time since they were released) are:

1) Human Target (McCreary)
2) The Punisher (Siliotto)
3) Star Trek V (Goldsmith)
4) Copernicus' Star (Korzeniowski)
5) Batman Returns (Elfman)

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

I love many of their releases, but the ones that I've listened to and enjoyed the most (proportional to the time since they were released) are:

1) Human Target (McCreary)
2) The Punisher (Siliotto)
3) Star Trek V (Goldsmith)
4) Copernicus' Star (Korzeniowski)
5) Batman Returns (Elfman)


I still need to pick up Human Target. The samples sound so amazing and I've heard such great reviews. With next week's paycheck I'll probably get it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is pretty much the tops, though it's hard to ignore the Batman animated series albums.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

1. Batman Returns (my favorite film score ever)
2. The X-Files (my favorite TV show ever)
3. Krull (a complete surprise having missed all previous releases)
4. the "Home Alone"'s (my favorite Christmas music bar none, and easily a Williams top 10)
5. the "Battlestar"'s all of it (probably the most reliable "time to give a listen since it's been 3 weeks" CDs that I have)

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Hook
Independence Day

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I have a great appreciation for their continued releases of genre TV scores (Battlestar and the other Bear McCreary albums, Shirley Walkers stuff, etc) and of multiple DC Comics properties - the DTV movies, the TV series, the films.

By my count, I have 86 LLL releases (including all of the "box sets" except Star Trek-related sets). Going through my list, I was able to narrow it down to 10 favorites, my most played - and I couldn't really choose further.

Batman: The Animated Series v1
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Caprica (pilot)
Batman 1989
Batman Returns
Hook
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Evil Dead (2013)
X-Files v1
Friday the 13th Box

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

I'm diggin' the re-occurrence of Batman Returns in peoples lists.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I'm diggin' the re-occurrence of Batman Returns in peoples lists.

I think Batman Returns had tons to gain from an expansion. The OST, in my opinion, always sounded a bit flat, and was arranged a bit strangely. The full score plays a lot better than the OST. Couple that with the fact that LLL did the perfect job of presenting it, and it was a great release. It took a score I liked, and made it into a score I loved.

On the other hand, Elfman's original Batman was a score that I never desired an expansion for - the original album features all of the highlights in my opinion. But more of a great thing is never bad smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

3. Krull (a complete surprise having missed all previous releases)

I really regret not picking this up. At the time I had the existing 2-disc set and the samples didn't sound like that much of an improvement. Now I kick myself for not upgrading. frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)



I think Batman Returns had tons to gain from an expansion. The OST, in my opinion, always sounded a bit flat, and was arranged a bit strangely. The full score plays a lot better than the OST. Couple that with the fact that LLL did the perfect job of presenting it, and it was a great release. It took a score I liked, and made it into a score I loved.

On the other hand, Elfman's original Batman was a score that I never desired an expansion for - the original album features all of the highlights in my opinion. But more of a great thing is never bad smile


Batman Returns almost made my list and it would have had I not put a small limit on myself. Although, out of all the great tracks from that series of Batman movies, my favorites would have to be from Batman, track 29 "Finale" and track 30 "End Credits"

There's just something so epic about the church bells at the ending segueing into a small hum of the Batman theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

This is a tough one for me. I can't narrow it down to one.

Star Trek TMP
Hook
Batman

Other titles that I really enjoy but wouldn't call my "favorite"

Star Trek TOS
Clue
Home Alone 2
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
And any of the other Batman titles

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

Although, out of all the great tracks from that series of Batman movies, my favorites would have to be from Batman, track 29 "Finale" and track 30 "End Credits"

There's just something so epic about the church bells at the ending segueing into a small hum of the Batman theme.


Agreed. My favorite Batman moment.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

The Star Trek TOS box set trumps every single other release in my library. The sheer volume, quality and completeness of it is mind-boggling and enormously satisfying. In one box, they fulfilled a lifelong desire.

No other release will ever hold the same import and meaning for me. So, TOS gets the nod.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

If MV reads this thread, I'd actually be curious to hear what his favorite release are from his label.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

I'll always have a soft spot for my first purchase:

Mark Mancina - BAD BOYS

Other favorites:

James Horner - KRULL
Danny Elfman - BATMAN
Hans Zimmer - BROKEN ARROW

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

I'll always have a soft spot for my first purchase:

Mark Mancina - BAD BOYS

Other favorites:

James Horner - KRULL
Danny Elfman - BATMAN
Hans Zimmer - BROKEN ARROW


Finally some one else who mentions Broken Arrow lol.

Your favorite tracks from that score?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   betenoir   (Member)

A lot of them, and it would be difficult to pick my favorite ten, but it's easy to pick number one: Zulu Dawn, LLL's first release!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

I saw this thread and figured it might be fun to take part in it before getting started with the day - sort of a "mental warm-up," if you will.

My favorite La-La Land release is probably the "Star Trek: The Original Series" set, as well. In terms of its comprehensive sweep, the clarity of the cataloging, perfection of the packaging, and sheer ambition (not to mention that the music is great), I'll have to rank it as first. Also, a day seldom goes by without my listening to at least one cue from it, so it's been a source of much enjoyment here.

Other albums that handily rank amongst my very favorites from the company are:
Wuthering Heights (Michel Legrand)
A Certain Smile (Alfred Newman)
Dragonslayer (Alex North)
Batman Forever (Elliot Goldenthal)
Clue (John Morris)

and, if I may allow myself one more, it would have to be Christopher Komeda's "Rosemary's Baby," which was put together quite expertly, and is (like the other albums I listed above), terrific from beginning to end - at least, I think so.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   TPC   (Member)

Winner: Star Trek TMP

Runners-up: Star Trek TOS
1941
Hook

 
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