Posted by: Jojo Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at 11:35 p.m. IP Address: 20.215-201-80.adsl.skynet.be
I just read an article about John Williams telling that he believes the best and most talented musicians can ben found in the U.S.A. This was a bit baffling to me if you consider that he recorded over a dozen ost's with the prestigeous London Symphony Orchestra! He made it very clear that if it would be up to him ( and not the producer- director ) he does not agree with a lot of composers going to foreing country's to record there scores ( due to the extreme cost in U.SA. )
Any way. In this case of War of The Worlds I can totally agree! The score is performed top noch! And if you compare the tense cue's on this ost with the most tense pieces of music from 'Revenge of the Sith', I agree that the latter is just a bit less powerfull ( especially the percussion ). but in both cases they've been performed and recorded better then any other recent score! It's just the vintage John Williams Sound!!!