John Williams' Greatest Hits: 1969-1999

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  1. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm not a big fan of 'greatest hits' packages, either with film scores or pop/rock music (I prefer full soundtracks and full albums). But with 28 of the classic JW themes on two discs, "Greatest Hits 1969-1999" sounded too good to pass up. I've heard this compilation many, many times since I got it in late '99 and it's always good for that quick JW fix.

    So, does anyone else have this 2-CD compilation?
  2. The Obi-Wan and Only Jedi Master

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    No, but I've listened to it before. I enjoyed it very much especially the Jurassic Park theme.
  3. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I love the two main JP themes, but I prefer the versions included in the Jurassic Park soundtrack. The version in "Greatest Hits" sounded like if the orchestra was in a slight hurry. It's still a very enjoyable track, though.
  4. Short Round McFly Jedi Youngling

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    Too slow, huh? Ever notice on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade sndtrck that Belly of the Steel Beast is slower than on the movie?
  5. bright sith Jedi Grand Master

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    I like this CD set a lot. It has some of the best themes he's done which I most likely wouldn't buy. And the strange thing is, though the first CD has more of his most famous themes, I often find myself listening to CD 2 more.
  6. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    Darn, I should have bought this yesterday when I was in Sioux Falls! I can't believe i didn't think of it! :(
  7. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    "Ever notice on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade sndtrck that Belly of the Steel Beast is slower than on the movie?"

    No, I didn't notice that. But "Belly of the Steel Beast" is an excellent track nonetheless.

    "And the strange thing is, though the first CD has more of his most famous themes, I often find myself listening to CD 2 more."

    Same here. I often put disc 2 on just to listen to the Born on the Fourth of July theme. It's a very sad, yet uplifting track. The only reason why I haven't bought the soundtrack to the film yet is because it has too many songs, but not enough score.
  8. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Another thread on this great CD popped up, so I thought I'd bring this up.
  9. Maru-Ba Jedi Master

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    Oct 25, 2000
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    Yes, I have this CD and I love it. it gives the best of all JW's work.
  10. Turr_Phennir Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I got this CD. Excellent selection of some of William's finest scores and its refreshing to hear the other work he has done, apart from Star Wars. Disappointing that there was no track from Nixon, which is one of my favourite Williams' scores :(
  11. MAD6121 Jedi Knight

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    I had purchased it back in October and I still listen to it. It is a great CD, and has a great collection of his finest music.
  12. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    I've had the disc for over a year now, and I NEVER get tired of listening to it. Hmmmm. I might put it on right now! :)

    LAST CRUSADE BIKE CHASE! Yeah, baby!!!
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