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 Posted:   Oct 7, 2021 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

This just landed at my household.
WOW!!
What is that album on Disc One that sounds like THE EIGER SANCTION, feels like THE EIGER SANCTION, but is a whole new experience of listening to the music from THE EIGER SANCTION!?
I love the experience of growing up with a John Williams LP and absorbing that sound down the years, only to now be able to experience a whole new feeling when hearing that music again, but with a different orchestral palette, performance, tempo, orchestration AND with lots of NEW MUSIC you haven't heard as much, if at all!!
These are privileged and special times we live in.
Just hearing a brand new cue like Felicity or Art Masterpieces, or Up The Drainpipe, as written and recorded for the film, is fantastic.
AND the sound quality!! (contented sigh).
Scores like THE FURY, JAWS, EARTHQUAKE, MISSOURI BREAKS, THE RIVER...just a great (double) experience.
To the people who get this stuff out to us...I am forever in your debt.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2021 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

This is RIDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT!!
I love hearing all those little shout outs to other scores by him from the same period.
Tension and suspense from JAWS...the mystery motif from FAMILY PLOT.
And the Film Version of Fifty Miles Of Desert sounds like Tusken Raiders!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2021 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

I agree this music is so infectiously brilliant especially those Main Titles!
Also I hear distant tunes of JAWS 2 in there.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2021 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

This is RIDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT!!
I love hearing all those little shout outs to other scores by him from the same period.
Tension and suspense from JAWS...the mystery motif from FAMILY PLOT.
And the Film Version of Fifty Miles Of Desert sounds like Tusken Raiders!!!


he borrows but a lot of times from himself.

some blasphemy. if you listen to a Beethoven symphony you can tell when you listen to a piece of classical music you can hear that it is Beethoven.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2021 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Oh, it's in no way a diss when I mention little snippets of other works, either from his past or (then) future works.
That's one of the things I love most about composers with signature voices.
Goldsmith did it. Morricone did it. Barry did it.
Even James Horner was known to do it once or twice wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2021 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Oh, it's in no way a diss when I mention little snippets of other works, either from his past or (then) future works.
That's one of the things I love most about composers with signature voices.
Goldsmith did it. Morricone did it. Barry did it.
Even James Horner was known to do it once or twice wink


I didn't mean any diss.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2021 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

I always liked this score from the old Varèse disc, so it wasn't long before I caved in to temptation and bought this expansion. Glad I did, cos it's a corker.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2021 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I can't stop playing it.
I loved the old LP since I bought it back in the early 80s (while on my Williams Quest).
But hearing the score recording is just immense. Unalloyed Joy.
The music I know well, only different.
The newly available score tracks...Oh My!
From arguably Williams' finest period.
Things don't get better than this.
And on top of the ALWAYS expansion and the first ever GHOSTBUSTERS 2 release!!
Like I say...Privileged Times smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Anyone else hear strains of The Icy Ascent when they hear this song?
Listen at around 1:20 and 2:20 of the song...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Anyone else hear strains of The Icy Ascent when they hear this song?
Listen at around 1:20 and 2:20 of the song...



I was going scornfully to accuse you of seeing JW in everything but dammit I hear it too…

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2021 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Gawd Bless Yer Chris.
I always knew you had a good ear! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2021 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Gawd Bless Yer Chris.
I always knew you had a good ear! smile



I have, Kev. But you should see the other one….

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2021 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Last evening I listened to this score. I remember the film from when it was released but that was a long time ago and I had forgotten almost all of the score. The only cue I remembered was the training sequence with George. That sequence was also memorable for reasons i won't go into here :-)

This score seems unique in Williams' oeuvre. It's unmistakably Williams but has a different feel to it. I will be playing this one often henceforth.

Also, I rented the film last evening as well. The score fits the film like a glove, and those climbing sequences are as stupendous as I recalled. Oh, to see it again on the big screen...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2021 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

What is unique in this Williams fantastic score is that it is a cross between suspense and jazz ideas....because of Clint Eastwood personality who's a jazz aficionado. You also here the influence of Lalo Schifrin / Don Siegel duo, both in music style and directing job.

The cross between baroque and jazz is a fabulous Schifrin trademark.
This is obvious that if John Williams hadn't score THE EIGER SANCTION, Lalo Schifrin would have done it.

John Williams in Lalo Schifrin mode, I just couldn't dream more.....
Fantastic job.

Many thanks Intrada for this long awaited release.

 
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