It's odd that I never hear Joel McNeely mentioned as a prominent composer. I bet most hardly know who he is.
The first score that I got was on my 9th birthday, it was Star Wars:Shadows of the Empire by Joel McNeely. This CD consisted of all original material except the main theme by Mr. Williams himself.
I still listen to this score to this day 9 years later. His composistions are on the same par as John Williams, both in terms of melody and complexity.
The reason that I bring him up though is that I was wondering who you all think will "replace"
John Williams as Steven Speilberg's or George Lucas's main composer. Now I know a man with Williams talent cannot be replaced (*he is my favorite composer by the way*). But just curious what you guys thought about Joel or who you think some other possibilites could be for Spielberg's main man.
1.)ME! (HAHAHAHAH )