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 Posted:   May 19, 2020 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Has anyone made any alternate covers for this or even rebuilt a higher res version of the Intrada cover?


I searched for alternate artwork and one sheets and couldn't find anything useable. I think the international movie poster is slightly better. But I couldn't find an image in high enough resolution. Other than that I only found black and white press kit stills from the film that don't work as cover art either.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2020 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I always loved how Spacek's face in the cover looks like she's doing anything but saving her home from a raging flood. It looks like the waiter told her sorry, the kitchen just ran out of chicken wings.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2020 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

My copy has finally shipped from Movie Music, so I'm looking forward to it.

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

This (refreshingly short) score has some really nice passages and is surprisingly upbeat considering the subject matter. I can even hear some SpaceCamp-esque music in there. Pick it up if you haven't already.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2020 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

It's gratifying to hear so many warm responses to THE RIVER. There's so much to love about it: the music's infused with Williams' love of jazz and contains some of his finest character writing and it ushered in the trend of Williams scoring for specific instruments concerto-style. Anne-Sophie Mutter really ought to take a run at the Love Theme someday.

At the time of its release and for some time thereafter it was a controversal entry in the Williams canon as fans who had come to know him through his sci-fi/fantasy epics were caught off guard by the pop, bluegrass, and jazz influences (as well, one suspects, by the rural subject matter). Printed comments from fans and soundtrack mags were often disparaging.

I was already collecting Williams at the time and it seemed to me surprisingly modest in scope compared with the decade that preceeded it, and I admit it wasn't as frequently played as it should have been. I'm pleased that my appreciation for the score has evolved greatly and I've been enjoying the Varese release for a while now, so it's a dream to have the whole thing presented with the original mixes lovingly prepared by Mike M and Intrada. Thanks to all who brought it to us.

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2020 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

My copy arrived today and it is everything I hoped it would be. Nothing to be negative about. Just sit back and enjoy.


Yes!

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Over the moon to have this back in my possession.

And then some.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2020 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm hoping my copy will arrive this week from Intrada (Mystery Men delayed it slightly).
Similar to what Ed says above, I remember the flack this score took, back when it was released, for not sounding like Star Wars or Jaws or Superman or E.T.
Having also gotten into JWs music through those type of scores, I'd also been grabbing his older LPs (The Reivers, Missouri Breaks, The Cowboys, Cinderella Liberty) and hearing scores from their films too (Conrack, Man Who Loved Cat Dancing), so this musical style for The River was a welcome return to those style of scores and a chance to hear it first hand.
I've always loved it and the anticipation of hearing this new edition is both welcome and exciting.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2020 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Anyone noticed the Bernard Herrmann influence on track 13 - Leaving home ?

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2020 - 2:48 AM   
 By:   Cinefanart   (Member)

The River has always been a favourite of mine throughout the years. Seems a shame to think the Varèse version should now be forgotten or maybe picked on by some. It’s an old friend and sits proudly next to the expanded version on my CD rack. But what really p#sses me off royally, is the fact that The River logo on the expanded version isn’t centered correctly..... you may say so what, but to a design/illustrator it’s a bugbare....no ‘seriously though’, it’s a powerhouse of a release with the Alternative Ancestral Home track stealing my heart. Love it!

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2020 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

The River has always been a favourite of mine throughout the years. Seems a shame to think the Varèse version should now be forgotten or maybe picked on by some. It’s an old friend and sits proudly next to the expanded version on my CD rack. But what really p#sses me off royally, is the fact that The River logo on the expanded version isn’t centered correctly..... you may say so what, but to a design/illustrator it’s a bugbare....no ‘seriously though’, it’s a powerhouse of a release with the Alternative Ancestral Home track stealing my heart. Love it!

Paging Custom Covers Thread III to thread...

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2020 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Kino Lorber is releasing the film on Blu-ray July 28th.

https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/kino-lorber-insider-read-guidelines-post-3.355034/page-326#post-4873563

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Another Intrada box arrived today and this was first out of the starting gate from it.
What a joyous release this is.
I remember my 19 year old self buying the MCA LP and loving it. Just glorious JW Americana.
Then I bought the Varese CD reissue years later and thoroughly enjoyed that too.
And now, thanks to the miracle of modern science, I can not only listen to the original 37 minute album programme in sparkling new detail (what is that ticking/knocking percussion sound, in the opening 2 minutes of track 1, that sounds like a metronome gone nuclear), but I can hear the actual score versions that were used in the film (check out that 80s drum machine in the alt score cue - Leaving Home - that recalls Spacecamp) plus cool alt takes of tracks like the magnificent Ancestral Home.
You can never have too much new, or old, John Williams music.
Great work by everyone, thanks Intrada.
If you build them, I will buy smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2020 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

My copy has finally shipped from Movie Music, so I'm looking forward to it.

And finally arrived, way too late. mad

Anyways, wonderful to hear the film versions, and in such sparkling quality.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Less than 100 left at Intrada

Just snagged one.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

A wonderful score and a brilliant presentation by Intrada. This has had lots of plays in the last year. Highly recommended.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Less than 100 left at Intrada

Just snagged one.


you will not be disappointed

 
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