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 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

For those who have received this great release, please post your thoughts and reviews. Just got mine and I'll be listening over the next few days.



 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I just listened for the first time today, and I need to listen a few more times before I really get a firm grasp on everything, but I was surprised pleasantly about several things.

I've avoided a lot of early "Johnny" Williams under the assumption that it's more jazzy/lighter - which is not really my thing. And while that is SOMEWHAT the case with this, I found myself really enjoying it - both on its own, and as it fits into Williams' oeuvre. The Theft cues and the variations on that theme throughout the score are my favorite part - and the rest is really quite lovely. I'm going to reevaluate my past ignorance of early Williams and maybe pick up some of the older FSM releases I have been avoiding when the cash presents itself.

The sound quality of the film tracks was quite good, despite the disclaimer from Music Box. My headphones are not amazing, but I couldn't hear any of the dialogue bleed that they had mentioned. I still prefer the album tracks, I think, based on the presentation, but not on account of the sound quality.

 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm not getting this new one, as I'm quite content with the Varese album, but here are my two cents on the film and on the score:

 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

As I thought it sold out completely.

Glad to discard the Varèse club disc.
I'll post my reaction after it gets a good spin. wink

 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Been listening in the car and it recalls listening to the Original LP years ago. Definitely not one of my favorite Williams scores but it is from his "Williams Lite" period and it's nice to hear some phrasing and soundings that we would later hear in other scores. There's some orchestrations that sound like some of the wistful parts of 1941 and there's a bit that really reminds me of his "Otis"material from SUPERMAN THE MOVIE. I like the Overture Theme in it's fun Classical Style and it's different variations throughout the score. Not really flabbergasted by the "Rainbows" Theme and Song. Much prefer his PENELOPE main theme in this lighter vein. It's a nice pleasant enough listen while driving. Don't think I'll really play it a lot. The sound is great to me and it's nice to have an Expanded Version. Nice job by Music Box. Feel like hearing PENELOPE now.

I remember getting both these original LP albums back in the Cut Out bin days at Woolworths for $1.69 each or maybe they were even 3 / $1.69 Those were fun days back in the late 60's early 70's.

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