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17th Mar 2002, 02:23
If any remember my previous posting RE classical music, one suggestion (my apologies-i forget whose exactly) was to listen to some movie themes. Well, this i certainly did, and i have decided that of all the Composers i have heard, John Williams was undoubtedly the best. Now my question is thus: Is there a Tribute CD available in large UK stores? Is it Reasonably priced? So far i have found none, but i have hardly had time to look, what with pressures of college drinking nights etc. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks. . .. .HJ

17th Mar 2002, 02:46
Depends whch John Williams you mean, but I guess it is the composer of various film themes and not the classical guitarist! If I am right, copy the link below!. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . .. .http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00002MZ4V/202-8628582-8151015

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17th Mar 2002, 03:28
I'm pretty sure they're the same bloke, aren't they?

17th Mar 2002, 04:02
Er, no! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> . .. .1) John Towner Williams (composer).... .http://home.t-online.de/home/Markus.Hable/bio.htm. .. .2) John Christopher Williams (guitarist).... .http://plum.cream.org/williams/biog1.htm. . . . <small>[ 17 March 2002, 00:28: Message edited by: sanjosebaz ]</small>

17th Mar 2002, 21:58
A tribute to John Williams?? and there was me hopi^H^H^Hthinking he had died <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . .. .Is it just me or do the main themes to E.T, Star Wars & Superman all sound the same but just played at different speeds?. . . . <small>[ 19 March 2002, 21:18: Message edited by: djk ]</small>

17th Mar 2002, 23:18
Gotta admit though djk, he does have a talent for creating music that aptly fits the mood of the part of the film. Take the start of Star Wars, Schindlers List, or Jurassic Park for example.. .. .Or it may just be me.. .. .HJ

20th Mar 2002, 01:24
Hugh_Jass,. .. .I think it might be a question of personal taste. I personally prefer the compositions of Danny Elfman (Sleepy Hollow & Edward Scissorhands), Debbie Wiseman (Wilde), John Barry (Somewhere In Time & Walkabout), Elliot Goldenthall (Pet Semetary) and also Richard Band (Re-animator) to the works of John Williams.. .. .PS before anyone shouts at me, I've only listed one or two soundtracks by the composers mentioned above as I don't have a definitive list <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" />

20th Mar 2002, 04:52
Did he really do "Walkabout". All the soundtrack? I've been trying to sort that out for years. The film's credits don't list him on my copy. A very well done film. Never have been able to find the soundtrack. Will look again.. .. .Tick tick tick.. .Right found it, ordered it, good old Amazon.. .Did you know you can listen to 31.6 secs of various tracks on their CDs as a preview now.. .. ."Barry has infused the familiar elegance of his orchestral writing with unusual,. .almost Morricone-esque choral flourishes and used ethnic instrumentation only with. .great subtlety. The results are a compelling rediscovery, pastoral in their grace and. .gentle atmospherics.". .. .Don't get me started on Ennio.. . . . <small>[ 20 March 2002, 01:13: Message edited by: Rollingthunder ]</small>

20th Mar 2002, 18:14
Rollingthunder,. .. .yes, he composed the entire main score. strangely enough I'm listening to it right now.. .. .The soundtrack for the movie is relatively short (some 27 minutes long) although generally the soundtrack is included on a CD with some pieces from other movies that John Barry has composed the music for.. .. .I would like to have it on vinyl someday. But I'm happy to stick with the CD for the moment. . .. .If anyone is looking for any soundtrack on vinyl, please let me know and I can pass on the details of a record store that specializes in soundtrack recordings. . .. .drop me an email at [email protected] if you're interested

20th Mar 2002, 23:13
Ennio Morricone now he knows how to show mood, but he tends to use a bit too much Opra type music for my taste....prefer normal orchestral music. .. .HJ