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Scrappy, Average at best.,
By A Customer
This review is from: 40 Years Of Film Music (Audio CD)Right, im a massive John Williams fan, and when I saw this box set, i had to add it to my collection. Kinda wished i hadnt now though. The Recordings on this cd are for the most part average at best, with one or two exceptions.
Being a musician myself, im probably a lot more nit picky than most consumers would be though. The orchestra, and in particular the brass section, is very scrappy in many of the tracks. Its almost as if they are sight reading their parts, as there are very many mistakes in places, and the tuning is also diabolical a lot of the time (with some horendous vibrato from the trumpets in some of the indiana jones themes, it sounds more like a new orleans jazz band in places). My advice to people looking to buy this is..... well dont. Stick to the John Williams Greatest hits 1969-1999 double cd set, its got all the essential classics conducted by the man himself, with top quality orchestras like the LSO and the Boston Pops Orchestra, without the fillers that pad out some of the cd's on this one.
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Initial post: 17 Feb 2011 09:15:34 GMT
Mr. J. P. Atkinson says:
That's great advice - I was wondering which box set to get and this definitely pointed me in the right direction. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2011 14:01:07 GMT
Like wise, thanks for the warning
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 11:21:47 BDT
Thank you, I too will be avoiding this set now.
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