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 Posted:   Feb 15, 2023 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   ray92   (Member)

Yeah, Varese released the original half hour album so… most likely. Though we’ve seen again this past year that some things like Matinee and Hollow Man they didn’t get in perpetuity.

I want Free Willy 2 in complete form even more (only 10.5 minutes were on the soundtrack album and this is IMO the best score of the three). But Free Willy 3 is my second highest want of the trilogy.

Yavar


How about the first Free Willy?
As for me, no less worthy candidate for the premiere release.

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2023 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The first Free Willy has about half an hour of music missing, and sure I’d still buy an expansion as a Poledouris completist. But trust me: all the best and most important music is on the existing half hour of score that’s been released. The remaining stuff is a lot of short cues, synth-heavy cues, etc. When/if an expansion comes out I suspect a lot of people’s response will be, “That’s it? I guess all I needed was the original release.” Similar to the reaction many had when Intrada expanded The Hunt for Red October.

Free Willy 2 is much more sweeping and orchestral/acoustic for the full score of over an hour, and more than 50 minutes of it is unreleased. If it ever comes out that’ll be a revelation for folks.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2023 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   ray92   (Member)

The first Free Willy has about half an hour of music missing, and sure I’d still buy an expansion as a Poledouris completist. But trust me: all the best and most important music is on the existing half hour of score that’s been released. The remaining stuff is a lot of short cues, synth-heavy cues, etc. When/if an expansion comes out I suspect a lot of people’s response will be, “That’s it? I guess all I needed was the original release.” Similar to the reaction many had when Intrada expanded The Hunt for Red October.

Free Willy 2 is much more sweeping and orchestral/acoustic for the full score of over an hour, and more than 50 minutes of it is unreleased. If it ever comes out that’ll be a revelation for folks.

Yavar


I haven't seen the second and third films and therefore I'm not familiar with their scores. Need to check. Thanks Yavar for the recommendation!
By the way, I am very pleased with the expanded 'Red October'.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2023 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Updated my first post to add a couple Michael Small 90s scores that would be great to get expanded beyond the existing Varese half hour albums. (Also I removed Peter Pan from the JNH wants list -- thanks Intrada!)

Excited to find out what Varese has in store for us tomorrow, with their second Club announcement of 2023...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2023 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Updated my original post to reflect the two exciting new Varese Deluxe Editions just announced, which Varese is shockingly offering a $5 discount on if you buy both! (And I was totally going to anyway...)
https://varesesarabande.com/collections/cd-club/products/varese-cd-club-jerry-goldsmith-city-hall-alan-silvestri-mouse-hunt-cd-bundle

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I just realized I put ZERO scores by ANY of the four Newmans Varese has released scores by, in my original post. A major oversight considering Varese's clue for the Club titles they are announcing in half an hour!



Whoops! I don't know how I managed that since I love scores by all the Newmans.

But for the record my most wanted Newman Deluxe Editions from each of them are as follows:

Alfred Newman: Airport 2CD with complete album recording and premiere of complete film recording (but for things they definitely control in perpetuity I wouldn't say no to a new remastered edition of the complete Song of Bernadette, restored by Chris Malone...)

Randy Newman: Pleasantville (my #1 favorite score of his and I'd like to discard my isolated score rip)

David Newman: Mr. Destiny (at least a third of this wonderful score is missing)

Thomas Newman: The Good German (channeling his dad Alfred in the lovely string writing at times!)

...and if they are being sneaky and applying the clue to Lionel Newman *conducting* a score (they haven't released any of his original scores), I'm hoping against hope for a finally-complete release of The Final Conflict by Goldsmith!

Any last minute hopes from anyone else?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

Pre-order is already up:
https://varesesarabande.com/collections/cd/products/serenity-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-deluxe-edition-cd-pleasantville-original-motion-picture-score-deluxe-edition-cd-bundle

Pleasantville and Serenity.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Whoa, that was fast/early!

Well, I'm not terribly surprised (I guess I expected David Newman's Ice Age even more than Serenity), and neither am I terribly disappointed! My favorite Randy Newman score + a perfectly solid David Newman score. smile

I guess now I'll add my Newman wants (besides Pleasantville, woohoo!) to my original post in this thread.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

My last minute hopes is for them to press more copies of Silvestri's Death Becomes Her (Deluxe Edition) because it isn't sold out but out of stock. Since they give customers the option to be notified when it becomes available. This album has been out of stock for almost a year now.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Oh, I thought that Death Becomes Her was indeed totally sold out!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Well it was before they started moving to a new warehouse facility.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Serenity cover is a bit shit.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2023 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Yeah major WTF moment for me. The original cover was perfectly fine. And Varese has often kept original covers as the basis for DE covers in the past even when the original covers were a bit shit! (see: City Hall DE earlier this year)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2024 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Last Varese pair of Deluxe Editions was What Lies Beneath by Alan Silvestri and DOOM by Clint Mansell. I must have spaced out about updating this thread then because neither was on my wish list, but I do actually remember thinking What Lies Beneath was excellent in the film itself so I'll probably pick that up at some point.

Bumping this thread now because Varese has announced two more titles coming out this Friday, and they claim the two composers are both "legendary" -- will I get my Varese Holy Grail, Miklos Rozsa's Royal Philharmonic film recording of Eye of the Needle at last? Would they actually dare to expand the only David Raksin score they control in perpetuity, his magnum opus Forever Amber?? Or will it be something by Goldsmith/Bernstein/Delerue/Barry?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2024 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Clues due soon. We'll hopefully be able to figure them out. big grin

 
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