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 Posted:   Oct 19, 2011 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   davel   (Member)

Ordered without hesitation... and picking up FAMILY PLOT as well from a previous batch release. In the Williams mood after the 1941 release a couple of weeks ago.

I have Family Plot & Midway in my car as well. What did you think of 1941?

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2011 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Mike Matessino   (Member)

Posted: Sep 27, 2011 - 12:46 AM
By: mxmx (Member)

And just to keep things interesting I'll clarify further... there are actually TWO Williams releases I worked on that are coming out soon.

Mike

Okay, so "Midway" was ONE of them . . .

(Insert sound of crickets here.)


I guess three Williams releases (including Tintin in Europe) within a month IS rather sparse. Don't worry; it's on the way... and from as far out of left field as they come. Patience.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Don't worry; it's on the way... and from as far out of left field as they come.


As far out as . . . Rome?




As far out as . . . Texas?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Don't worry; it's on the way... and from as far out of left field as they come.

As far out as . . . Rome?

As far out as . . . Texas?


Look at the clues, its plain that its a previously unknown rejected score ("far out" - how often does Williams get rejected?) to Field Of Dreams ("left field" - Baseball & "on the way" a reference to "build it and they will come" obviously)

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 2:10 AM   
 By:   That Bloke   (Member)

Look at the clues, its plain that its a previously unknown rejected score ("far out" - how often does Williams get rejected?) to Field Of Dreams ("left field" - Baseball & "on the way" a reference to "build it and they will come" obviously)

wink


I don't think Williams ever had a rejected score. Either that or his publicity/agent is mighty good at covering up these things big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   That Bloke   (Member)

Maybe it's his rejected score to Paranormal Activity 2?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Look at the clues, its plain that its a previously unknown rejected score ("far out" - how often does Williams get rejected?) to Field Of Dreams ("left field" - Baseball & "on the way" a reference to "build it and they will come" obviously)

wink


I don't think Williams ever had a rejected score. Either that or his publicity/agent is mighty good at covering up these things big grin


There's a story that went around for a while, told by Previn, that both he and Williams got booted off an Ann-Margrit pic way back, but I have neither seen the quote in question nor any evidence to suggest it's anything other than a rumour.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

There's a story that went around for a while, told by Previn, that both he and Williams got booted off an Ann-Margrit pic way back, but I have neither seen the quote in question nor any evidence to suggest it's anything other than a rumour.

Previn said that in a video tribute to Williams at his farewell concert with the Boston Pops (somebody with more youtube skills than me could probably find the clip). As I recall, he said that while he and Williams had never worked together, they both had scores thrown out of a movie because neither of them "was good enough." That got a chuckle from the audience. Previn may have been joking, however, because I'm pretty sure I read somewhere else that Williams stated he never had a score rejected. Who's telling the truth? We may never know.........

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2011 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

Listening to this now. The track order is obviously different here than on the previous re-recording. I am I correct in assuming that the new album reflects the correct film order?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

Has anybody received their copy from Varese? I ordered this on the day it came out and have yet to receive a shipping confirmation. I emailed Varese twice with no response. May just cancel this and order it from SAE.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

Has anybody received their copy from Varese? I ordered this on the day it came out and have yet to receive a shipping confirmation. I emailed Varese twice with no response. May just cancel this and order it from SAE.

Same here, still waiting for a shipping notice, and I ordered the day of the annoucement. I don't want to cancel since SAE charges more for Varese CDs, and I also have Karate Kid Part II in my order, which is now sold out.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Got mine from Colosseum on Saturday. With Mimic and the Herrmann.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Has anybody received their copy from Varese? I ordered this on the day it came out and have yet to receive a shipping confirmation. I emailed Varese twice with no response. May just cancel this and order it from SAE.


I ordered it from Varese within 30 minutes of the announcement, and we received our copy two days ago. Too busy listening to spooky horror scores to give it a spin yet, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Listening to this now. The track order is obviously different here than on the previous re-recording. I am I correct in assuming that the new album reflects the correct film order?

Not quite. The liner notes explain it. Tracks 1-16 are the same and in the same order as the re-recording.

However four tracks are missing. They were only able to be found on the mono source used for the film, and are presented together in film order as track 17.

The End Credits also couldn't be found in stereo, so they're presented as track 18 in mono.

Then we get the two marches, recorded by Williams, that were released as the A and B sides of a 45 to promote the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Has anybody received their copy from Varese? I ordered this on the day it came out and have yet to receive a shipping confirmation. I emailed Varese twice with no response. May just cancel this and order it from SAE.

I ordered only this CD and got it on Thursday. Perhaps there's another album that is causing the delay if you bought multiple albums together...

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I'd like to add to the chorus of complaints about this album....NOT. I bought the rerecording when it came out, all excited to listen to it, listened once and forgot it. I know it's the same music, but I see myself listening to this version a LOT more often. Rerecordings are a blessing I know, but to me it's just extremely difficult to duplicate the tension and high-stakes feel of a recording done expressly for film. Obviously the movie, because of how it was assembled, didn't lend itself to the kind of through-composed showpieces Williams was and is best-known for, but the skill on display and the wealth of melody is highly enjoyable.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Got my copy today and I am glad that this score has dual representation on CD in the original and rerecording AND the great concert march Williams has done with the Pops for decades.

The books are now complete for me on my "essential" Williams collection (barring upgrades of a couple other titles).

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Obviously the movie, because of how it was assembled, didn't lend itself to the kind of through-composed showpieces Williams was and is best-known for, but the skill on display and the wealth of melody is highly enjoyable.

Listening to MIDWAY is like looking through an old photo album - each cue sparks memories. The strident opening titles evoke THE TOWERING INFERNO. The dramatic, elegiac cues evoke of JAWS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. The militaristic cues evoke 1941. Bits and pieces evoke STAR WARS. It's a transitional score - both his past and future can be heard in it.

It's amazing to think that when Williams recorded MIDWAY he was teetering on the brink of an unparalleled career. In rapid succession came STAR WARS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, SUPERMAN, EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, E.T. ... all bonafide classic film scores. And 35 years later we're receiving two new scores from him as he approaches eighty years of age.

There really is no one else like him - and I don't think there ever will be again.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2011 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Has anybody received their copy from Varese? I ordered this on the day it came out and have yet to receive a shipping confirmation. I emailed Varese twice with no response. May just cancel this and order it from SAE.

I'm in the same boat. When I checked the status of my order today, I learned that it still hasn't shipped, and I'm not sure why...

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2011 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

I got mine yesterday smile

 
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