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 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I was listening to this score again last week. Absolutely gorgeous. I think SOMEWHERE IN MY MEMORY hopefully will become a legendary Christmas song. Bricusse's lyrics and Williams theme is such a stunning marriage.

I recently got a little goodie in the mail, and wanted to show my film score friends it.

Not sure what I'll do with it, I may frame it and then hang it out in the living room during the holidays.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool that you got those signatures! Tried to get one from Macaulay Culkin too?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

That's awesome! I'd give a vestigial organ to have Williams sign this score for me. big grin When people discuss Williams and their favorite scores by him, you hardly hear them mention Home Alone or its sequel. However, they're both two of my absolute favorite scores by him.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

It would be nice if one of our beloved labels were able to give this score a complete treatment to go with Varèse complete release for Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   mxmx   (Member)

Nice image, just in time for today's 20th anniversary!

Mike

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

It would be nice if one of our beloved labels were able to give this score a complete treatment to go with Varèse complete release for Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

Wow! Okay, I officially want to borrow your crystal ball.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Listening to the LLL album right now. What an unbelievably gorgeous score, there must be half a dozen unforgettable themes, and that Williams sound is just breathtaking.

I know he has moved away from this style of his own accord, but I SO miss the Williams of c. 1975-1992, who wrote the most sweeping themes around, every one of which is lodged in my head for life. Only AI really compares since then in that respect.

Hard to believe this score is TWENTY years old, seeing the film at such an impressionable age made this sound the unalterable sound of Christmas for me.

I can't believe this was a score that I, and I assume everyone else, just took for granted at the time, just another John Williams score for a fun little family film. What I wouldn't give for a score like this today.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

It would be nice if one of our beloved labels were able to give this score a complete treatment to go with Varèse complete release for Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.


what's missing ? - besides the songs

And is it important stuff ?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

It would be nice if one of our beloved labels were able to give this score a complete treatment to go with Varèse complete release for Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.


what's missing ? - besides the songs

And is it important stuff ?


Ah, check the date on Vosk's original post. He was referring to the old CBS album, and wrote that post about a week before the LLL complete album was announced. Now I just want him to ask when Mancini's CHARADE score is being released, if his luck still holdssmile

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Wow that is interesting that I wrote that a tad before the release. Rest assured, this was NOT a hint, I did NOT know about this, just a crazy coincidence!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I can't wait to get this, maybe tomorrow!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

Jeeeesus this is a fantastic score! I bought the La La Land disc back in the Spring on a whim when I ordered my X Files box set and just got around to giving it a listen. I think I'm on listen #12 right now.

As many times as I saw the movie and as big of a Williams fan as I am, for some reason this score was just never on my radar. I knew it worked like gangbusters in the film but I never sought it out for a separate listening experience. Honestly, I cannot imagine a more perfect musical representation of the holiday. "Star Of Bethlehem" is thrilling and the whole score is sublime and richly orchestrated. Woodwinds!

And let me just say this: listening to this score reinforces my belief that John Williams is a wonderous freak of nature. His mastery of counterpoint, complex harmonies, orchestration, and tonal melodicism is just unparalleled. So many notes, but they all have a purpose. As a composer, nothing mentally wears me out more than listening to a smashing good John Williams score. But on that same token, nothing inspires me more.

I can't really remember the score for #2, but I'm sure I'll pick it up soon. Oh, and I have HOOK on order as well smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

I picked up the LALALAND Edition at Comic Con...and I LOVE it!

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   indy4   (Member)

I love this score. One of my favorite parts of it is the Dies Iraes/Carol of the Bells connection, which I was not aware of until reading the liner notes from this edition.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

I love this score. One of my favorite parts of it is the Dies Iraes/Carol of the Bells connection, which I was not aware of until reading the liner notes from this edition.

I recently read through it and I found it very informative! It makes a great companion to Varese' release of Home Alone 2 a couple of years ago. Glad I have this.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

La-La Land's release for this score is definitely perfect. If you don't have Varèse' Deluxe Edition for Home Alone 2, I'd recommend trying to pick it up on the secondary market. It's definitely worth owning, especially to have both scores back to back.

Some say Home Alone 2 is just a rehash of Home Alone, when in fact it is not. Yes Williams did reprise a lot of material for Home Alone but it was done very cleverly and there's still quite a bit of new material for Home Alone 2 to give it it's own distinctive sound.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

La-La Land's release for this score is definitely perfect. If you don't have Varèse' Deluxe Edition for Home Alone 2, I'd recommend trying to pick it up on the secondary market. It's definitely worth owning, especially to have both scores back to back.

Some say Home Alone 2 is just a rehash of Home Alone, when in fact it is not. Yes Williams did reprise a lot of material for Home Alone but it was done very cleverly and there's still quite a bit of new material for Home Alone 2 to give it it's own distinctive sound.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 1:03 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

I bought this when it came out, but it is so connected to the Christmas season for me too that it has been sitting on the shelf, unopened, ever since. From your enthusiastic comments, it's definitely something to look forward to once summer's over. I always loved the original Columbia release, so I'm very curious just how much the LaLaLand release adds/changes in respect to the listening experience.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I bought this when it came out, but it is so connected to the Christmas season for me too that it has been sitting on the shelf, unopened, ever since. From your enthusiastic comments, it's definitely something to look forward to once summer's over. I always loved the original Columbia release, so I'm very curious just how much the LaLaLand release adds/changes in respect to the listening experience.

I have the same feeling, this is an x-mas score and it's still a bit too hot outside smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   richuk   (Member)

Some say Home Alone 2 is just a rehash of Home Alone, when in fact it is not. Yes Williams did reprise a lot of material for Home Alone but it was done very cleverly and there's still quite a bit of new material for Home Alone 2 to give it it's own distinctive sound.

Agreed - any rehashing is limited only to the 'we overslept' and 'preparing the trap' cues. There's tons of original material in this score.

If there were a repressing of this, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I was unfortunately too late into the LE 'thing'.

 
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