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Looking backwards [EDITED TWICE]
• Posted by: A Loony Trombonist
• Date: Monday, February 21, 2022, at 7:23 a.m.
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• Now Playing: Lost in Space S1 (C. Lennertz)
Message Edited: Monday, February 21, 2022, at 7:24 a.m.
Monday, February 21, 2022, at 7:25 a.m.

Compared to (what seems like) most users here, I'm pretty new to the film music world. Being only a teenager, I got into soundtracks the way most people my age probably have: Hans Zimmer's work (more specifically, Pirates). This means that despite keeping a decent collection of modern film scores by composers such as Zimmer, Powell and Giacchino, I'm lacking in knowledge of older scores by former industry masters like Horner, Goldsmith, Barry, etc. The thing that's deterred me the most from exploring these works is the archival sound quality most exhibit. And so I ask: what are your recommendations for strong 1950-2000 scores with good audio quality (anywhere from decent to lossless)?

Below is a list of some that I already know and like, to avoid them being recommended again and wasting both mine and your time. Also, they ought to narrow down the ideal type of music/composer.

First Knight (Jerry Goldsmith)
13th Warrior (Jerry Goldsmith)
Cutthroat Island (John Debney)
The Great Race (Henry Mancini)
Titanic (James Horner)
The Rocketeer (James Horner)
The Lion King (Hans Zimmer)

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: No, I haven't listened to Independence Day. And I call myself a film score enthusiast...
EDIT 2: Grammar

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