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 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Expanded Edition
Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony

June 22, 2021
Limited Edition of 3000 Units

https://www.facebook.com/lalalandrecords/posts/10159958760348755
https://www.facebook.com/lalalandrecords/posts/10159958998683755

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Ho-Leeeeee Shit.
Brilliant news.
Been wanting a spruced up version of this score for years.
And I have an old tape with an alternate version of Follow Me that sounds so different from the one that was used.
Thanks Triple L, you got my money big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Don't think I've listened to this one in the past 25 years. More sentimental mush from the Spielberg/Williams tag team.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Haha.
No Goldsmith = No Sale.
Thanks for playing big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

Wow. Instant order!

John Williams' best and most extensive use of electronics since HEARTBEEPS.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Apart from this being an absolutely brilliant and underrated gem from John Williams, capturing the tragedy, grief and sadness of the characters perfectly, while offering some beautiful/ethereal musical soundscapes of the afterlife, it's also one of my most prized scores on a personal level.
I got with my girlfriend in 1990 and this music was one of my main soundtracks of that time, underscoring my thoughts and feelings while our relationship blossomed.
Over 30 years later and we're still as happy together now as we were during those early days.
So it really has been ALWAYS big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

Apart from this being an absolutely brilliant and underrated gem from John Williams, capturing the tragedy and sadness of the characters perfectly, while offering some beautiful/ethereal musical soundscapes of the afterlife, it's also one of my most prized scores on a personal level.
I got with my girlfriend in 1990 and this music was one of my main soundtracks of that time, underscoring my thoughts and feelings while our relationship blossomed.
Over 30 years later and we're still as happy together now as we were during those early days.
So it really has been ALWAYS big grin


That's amazing! Congrats to you both.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Thanks Ed smile
Good point about the synths use.
Although I always (sorry) think PRESUMED INNOCENT or SLEEPERS feature heavier synth use.
What do you think?

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Well, those came out after Always, and he said this (1989) was the best since Heartbeeps (1981)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Ahhh yes, so he did. My bad embarrassment

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Apart from this being an absolutely brilliant and underrated gem from John Williams, capturing the tragedy, grief and sadness of the characters perfectly, while offering some beautiful/ethereal musical soundscapes of the afterlife, it's also one of my most prized scores on a personal level.
I got with my girlfriend in 1990 and this music was one of my main soundtracks of that time, underscoring my thoughts and feelings while our relationship blossomed.
Over 30 years later and we're still as happy together now as we were during those early days.
So it really has been ALWAYS big grin


You big softie

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

A Man's Gotta Love big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Frank Vincent   (Member)

La-La Land has posted a corrected flyer on Facebook. No more Hollywood Studio Symphony credit on the cover of Always!

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Frank Vincent   (Member)

Double.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

You magnificent pagan god!

I have seen the siiiiigns!

Mine mine mine mine mine mine! When do we get a track list?

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

This is certainly one of Williams' most pleasant scores to listen to. My memories around it involve buying the CD late in 1991, as I went off to college. No slight intended, but it used to be one of my favorite albums to accompany an afternoon nap!

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2021 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

A few memories brought to mind by a discussion with JSDouglas:

The ALWAYS soundtrack was nowhere to be found when the film was released over holiday season 1989. In fact, the first copies made it to my local store some six months later. No idea if there's a story to be told about the delay.

Affixed to the first LP pressings of the soundtrack was a sticker with the boast that the album contained "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" performed by J.D. Southern and then said in small print that this version of the song was not contained in the film. I've never seen that before or since.

It appeared that there were two versions of the finale on the album: "Among The Clouds" and "Dorinda Solo Flight." Each used a different theme.

The mastering level was low by today's standards and came at the twilight of the LP era, so it seems logical that the mastering was tailored to LP spec rather than CD. It's a lovely score and it was nice to see John Williams again writing music for Audrey Hepburn after so many years.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I vaguely recall reading that there's around 10 minutes of score in the film that wasn't on the LP/cassette/CD (how did the LP sound? It would have run nearly 70 minutes to cover the songs and score!!).
I bought the cassette first, cos the CD came a bit after if I recall correctly.
But there is also music on the album that wasn't used in the film (most of The Old Timer's Shack, if my memory serves).
And there are also alternate versions of some track(s), like the aforementioned Follow Me that I have on a tape.
Can't wait to see the track list myself.
The score on the CD totals around 46 minutes.
I'm REALLY excited about this release smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

No slight intended, but it used to be one of my favorite albums to accompany an afternoon nap!


I'm always on the lookout for more music that can fulfill that role. No sudden spikes of bombast thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I've seen quite a few people mention this score as perfect 'tranquility/relaxation' music and it's obvious, with those long lined melodies and washes of strings and harps, how it creates a wonderful, dream-like state.
It's soothing music for the soul.

 
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