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 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It's not a common trend, fortunately, but do you think it's overkill on the labels part?
I have three that I can think of * (Conan the Barbarian, Santa Claus and The Wild Bunch) and while I really like Wyatt Earp by JNH, I edited the single CD down to around 55 minutes, so I don't think it's a good idea to grab that one.
Of the three I own, I don't enjoy them THAT much and sometimes find the first (or second with Conan) original release sufficient, although the Mancini does have some cool extra score tracks.
But just in general, do you think a single score merits a triple discer?
Just curious.

* edit = I also have ST-TMP, which is probably my favourite!
double edit, if Breakdown by Poledouris is a 3 discer (can't remember) I have that too, but hardly play it!

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I like to make my own playlists. So the more music the better. Even if I cut it down to a single 80 minute program. Many say adding the original album is redundant, but I like this approach. Sometimes I prefer an album take over the expanded editions take of a particular cue.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

I'm fine with it. If it's what was recorded, I'd rather have it all than selections.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Usually 1 disc is too much. As Harry Gregson-Williams said after his experience with the too-long Spy Game album (where he had to submit track titles months before the score was finished), "Unless you really are sitting on the score of all bloody scores, I think 70 minutes is more than plenty."

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I find it really depends on the scope of the score (and the movie), but of the 3 disc sets I own I find I can enjoy something from every presentation (film score, album). And there are even some rare instances where I have a promo of a score that has every cue of the movie in order on 3 discs, I don't mind sitting through it. But if a score is repetitious and re-uses themes and techniques over and over, it's probably best it is organized into a tight presentation. I have little interest in sitting through an extra disc worth of alternates where you can't even tell one from the next.

Also, a 3 disc set means a high price tag and it automatically becomes a 'set'. Not every score is worth that treatment IMO.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

Maybe is too long, but for CONAN THE BARBARIAN for example I don't think so, because the score is so wonderful that works very well.
Anyway my opnion about it's always the same, for me is much better that CD bring all everything than leave out something of the music, If you think is too long, you can choose what you want to hear, you have in your hands the possibility to edit and hear as you want.
And I imagine that our CD company label friends as collector and fan too think in the same way.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

If the complete score, plus alternates, can fit on two CDs, I'd prefer that as opposed to the third disc containing the original album, which most collectors ALREADY OWN.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

From my own experience, when the music is good, more is never too much!

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

This is the old debate, maybe more relevant nowadays because we're getting more and more expanded editions of scores.

I like the "more complete the better" approach. If the score does not fit on a single cd, give us two! If there's a different edited/ arranged album - give that too and make it three!

In fact very few scores actualy spread over three albums (only the Lord Of the Rings I can think of). Usually the third disc is because there's an album edit or alternate versions - which you don't listen all the time but on occasion and it is nice to have it!

I like to edit down overlong albums, but I prefer to decide myself what I leave off (percussion and some of the source cues in Conan, for example) and, on ocasion, to change what I selected initially (I have made lots of different Alien, Return Of The Jedi playlists for example)

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I hardly ever have the time to sit through the whole three disc version of a album. My favorite of the three disc sets I own is the Conan. I loved how they set it up. Original album plus the complete score. I am still debating if it's worth paying for the five disc version of Ben Hur?

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Well, with Conan 3rd CD is pretty much completely useless since it includes the same cues again but in slightly different order... With Wyatt Earp I have the same problem as the old CD was boring enough already and I don't remember that much new themes or material that wouldn't be already included on the first release...

There are some scores that could spread over three CD and still be interesting but not that many of those.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Kim Peterson   (Member)

I would like to hear from the people here that own The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 3CD set. I saw the movie and thought the music was not good and then the composer releases a 3 CD set? I would not buy 1 CD of this score. Was that release too long. I thought it would be good, because I like what I heard in The Social Network.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)


 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)


How typical!

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


There sole purpose is to annoy you Thor smile

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

Depends on the score.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Depends on the score.


Though my favorite 3-disk release is Kaper's masterful MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY.

Like some of you here, I enjoy having all the music on the disks, and being enabled to listen to what I prefer.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

For any restoration project,
If it got a 3CD release there's a great reason behind it, just listen to the music...

Only one title IMO did not really need a 3CD release...
That was just excessive post production fan service as opposed to score preservation.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

There's a 5-disc bootleg of INCEPTION out there.

Yeah, no thanks.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

No. Not for just any score.

The complete recordings of Shore's The Lord of the Rings films are three discs apiece––or four in the case of Return of the King. And while I have edited these scores down to single-disc listening experiences, I very much appreciate having them complete over the span of their three or four discs. They can be daunting listens in their complete form, but the music is truly worth having. Every last cue.

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