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Sheer Brilliance   Thursday, November 22, 2001 (5:07 p.m.) 

It's been a while since I've bought a score with this much power and magic. Although I love the Harry Potter score, this one beats it out when it comes to complexity and sheer intensity. Every cue is presented with majestic intent, as is only proper for LOTR.

Incidently, there are a number of themes here. There's the chilling and mysterious "One Ring" motif (dominant in tracks 1 and 3), tender yet strong Frodo's motif (throughout but first presented at the end of track one and it is the melody of the song in Breaking of the Fellowship), the phenomenally powerful Fellowship motif (listen to the beginning of track 13 for a powerful statment of this theme), and the Nazgul/Mordor Theme (tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8... it's the "Omen" like chant). For those of you who listen casually to symphonic music, this score has the might associated with Wagner's Ring Cycle, only this is much, much darker.

Finally, this score is very different from the one presented in the animated LOTR, which was far more spritely (although very, very fun to listen to!).

This is the best score this year and I suspect it will remain so unless Williams does something really special with Star Wars Ep II.

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huh?   Thursday, November 22, 2001 (10:58 p.m.) 

> This is the best score this year and I suspect it will remain so unless
> Williams does something really special with Star Wars Ep II.

I couldn't agree more with your synopsis of this CD. I have listened to it and nothing else since i first got it and am absolutely mesmerized by it. I'm especially finding the light music entrancing (Track 5 is awesome), and the final track is absolutely unparalleled. My only complaint is that the volume tends to fluctuate a LOT, especially with the choir occasionally singing in the higher ranges, but it's a negligible complaint in light of the genius of this score.

But as for that last comment, last i checked it's 2001 now, and i don't think John's gonna come out with a score 6 months before the film. I could be wrong, with the way they've handled some of the Star Wars stuff pretty weird lately, but somehow I think the odds are on my side on this one

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Re: huh?   Friday, November 23, 2001 (5:35 a.m.) 

> But as for that last comment, last i checked it's 2001 now, and i don't
> think John's gonna come out with a score 6 months before the film. I could
> be wrong, with the way they've handled some of the Star Wars stuff pretty
> weird lately, but somehow I think the odds are on my side on this one

Oops! You're absolutely right! Then, I suppose this will be the best score until NEXT year!

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Re: huh?   Friday, November 23, 2001 (10:22 a.m.) 

>"This is the best score this year and I suspect it will remain so unless Williams does something really special with Star Wars Ep II. "

Hey Serge. You were right. Kiwi was wrong.
You said "It will remain so..." and that includes next year if Williams doesn't put out a spectacular score for Ep II. However you neglected the possility of another highly anticipated album from Danny Elfman and thats Spider-Man.


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Re: huh?   Saturday, November 24, 2001 (5:56 a.m.) 

> Hey Serge. You were right. Kiwi was wrong.
You said "It will
> remain so..." and that includes next year if Williams doesn't put out
> a spectacular score for Ep II. However you neglected the possility of
> another highly anticipated album from Danny Elfman and thats Spider-Man.

I did neglect to include Spiderman. I'm sorry but while I like Danny Elfman, I don't think he is the best choice for Spiderman. Since Batman, Elfman has become the "comic book" composer. While his music was fine for Batman (I would have loved to hear a Zimmer or Williams Batman Theme), it wasn't fine for a colorful and flashy character like The Flash and I have some doubts about the applicability of his style to a relatively flashy, although complex, character like Spiderman. I hope I'm wrong.

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