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 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

To be released in January 2022:

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/john-williams-boston-pops-orchestra-complete-philips-recordings/hnum/10693190

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I thought that collection had already been done?

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

got them all in my collection

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

Sony Classical did a box set of their Williams albums (JOHN WILLIAMS: CONDUCTOR), but there's never been a comprehensive box of the Philips years. I had bought all of my Williams Philips CDs over the last couple of years and, individually, they can be found far cheaper than this box set, but there's obviously convenience in the packaging!

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Sony Classical did a box set of their Williams albums (JOHN WILLIAMS: CONDUCTOR), but there's never been a comprehensive box of the Philips years. I had bought all of my Williams Philips CDs over the last couple of years and, individually, they can be found far cheaper than this box set, but there's obviously convenience in the packaging!

I sure hope that the price will be adjusted (the price for the Sony set also substantially dropped). My experience is that these are not as easy to find as the Columbia disks - at least not over here (and imports are close to impossible now). Then there's also the problem with the occasional PDO disk rot.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I was just hoping for such a set!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

How can by Request and Pops Britannia be on the same disc ?
Where's That's Entertainment ?

Must be a 22 disc set.

Lucky to be me is not a BPO album but it's nice to have it included.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2021 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Loved Sony's Conductor boxset from a few years ago and remember then wishing there would be something similar for the Philips discs....

... and here we are.

I have several of these separately but will be ordering this box as soon as I can. Fantastic.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

21 discs. $92.00 US. Covers the first half of his tenure at the Pops.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Shows $66 for me at Decca's official site (though another $17 for shipping)

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   bigjimwilson   (Member)

How can by Request and Pops Britannia be on the same disc ?
Where's That's Entertainment ?

Must be a 22 disc set.

Lucky to be me is not a BPO album but it's nice to have it included.


I believe those albums have been truncated and combined, because of repeated material on the other discs.

And that’s entertainment is in there I think….. wasn’t included on some early promo materials, but I’ve seen it included for sure

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2022 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

Received my copy today. 21 discs. The package is larger and more impressive than the Sony box.

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT is included. BY REQUEST and POPS BRITANNIA share a disc.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2022 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Received my copy today. 21 discs. The package is larger and more impressive than the Sony box.

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT is included. BY REQUEST and POPS BRITANNIA share a disc.


Thanks. Can you make out as yet if the sound quality has been improved ie. remastered etc.?

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2022 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

Thanks. Can you make out as yet if the sound quality has been improved ie. remastered etc.?

There is nothing in the booklet to suggest a new master. The sound was (and continues to be) excellent. However Decca has been transferring a lot of their back catalogue at higher bit rates so it's not impossible that new transfers have been done but I'm not convinced the change would be audible.

BY REQUEST tracks:
Liberty Fanfare
March From 1941
The Mission Theme (Theme For NBC News)
Olympic Fanfare And Theme
Theme From Jaws
(the rest are repeats from other albums)

POPS BRITANNIA is the whole album EXCEPT:
Orb And Scepter (from Pops On The March)
Fantasia On Greensleeves (from Pops In Love)

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2022 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

21 discs. $92.00 US. Covers the first half of his tenure at the Pops.

I think I asked you this a few months ago, but does Sony's "John Williams Conductor" set cover the last half of his Pops tenure, making both of these sets together his complete Pops tenure?

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2022 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

21 discs. $92.00 US. Covers the first half of his tenure at the Pops.

I think I asked you this a few months ago, but does Sony's "John Williams Conductor" set cover the last half of his Pops tenure, making both of these sets together his complete Pops tenure?


That's correct.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2022 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

21 discs. $92.00 US. Covers the first half of his tenure at the Pops.

I think I asked you this a few months ago, but does Sony's "John Williams Conductor" set cover the last half of his Pops tenure, making both of these sets together his complete Pops tenure?


That's correct.


Got it, I think that's what you said last time as well smile

Thanks for the info, I'll definitely be seeking out this set to complete my collection! It's really cool to hear all of these recordings, and I'm wondering for any of them if Williams adjusted certain elements or instruments or just focused on fitting the rhythm and level of each instrument to his particular ear?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2022 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   phoenix68   (Member)

If your are ordering this in the U.K., best price I found was from Decca . £49.99
You can get 10% discount by using Code - DECCA10 (£44.99 plus postage).

Hope that helps

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2022 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

As with the Sony set the arrangers are credited on each piece. You see names like Angela Morley and Alexander Courage appear frequently. Williams did a few as well.

 
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