June 24, 2021

Heavens and Dreamscapes: Mike Matessino Talks ‘Images’ and ‘Always’


The esteemed Soundtrack Producer discusses two classic John Williams' film scores recently released: Steven Spielberg's 1989 aviation drama Always and Robert Altman's 1972 cult classic Images


Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden


As we reach the middle point of 2021, fans and admirers of John Williams have more than a reason to be happy and cheerful at the moment. A couple new CD releases present two of Maestro Williams's most unique and varied scores of his extensive filmography: the first official commercial edition of the soundtrack for Robert Altman's disturbing and fascinating cult classic from 1972 Images (released by Quartet Records) and a newly expanded edition of the score for Steven Spielberg's 1989 aviation drama Always (released by La-La Land Records). Both titles have been meticulously restored and remastered by soundtrack producer Mike Matessino, who continues to be the ultimate guardian for what he called the "future proofing" of John Williams' invaluable musical legacy in terms of album releases.

Images is one of Williams' most original and groundbreaking scores of his entire career, while Always showcases the Maestro's more intimate and quiet musical persona.

In this new exclusive audio interview, Mike Matessino talks with The Legacy of John Williams about the restoration of these new editions of John Williams' Images and Always, focusing on the respective places of these scores in Williams' filmography, offering his own always deep thoughts about both movies and their scores, spotlighting his methodology and creative decisions in producing these new stellar albums that should belong in the soundtrack collection of any student of John Williams' music. The discussion features various exclusive audio clips from both releases.


For more information, visit https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2021/06/24/mike-matessino-always-images-podcast


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