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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Poltergeist
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

Hm... hey, quick question to anyone who may know (Lukas, Mike, anyone with a good ear).

It's obvious the first minute or so of the end credits in the film are tracked from The Neighborhood, but does anyone know where the couple of seconds preceding it come from? Those three harp plucks? Nothing earth-shattering, just something I'd like to know.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

This new Poltergeist CD makes me this happy:

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

That slowed down clip of the baby laughing is somehow both unnerving and hilarious.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Dude, that's scarier than anything in Poltergeist!!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   mxmx   (Member)

Hm... hey, quick question to anyone who may know (Lukas, Mike, anyone with a good ear).

It's obvious the first minute or so of the end credits in the film are tracked from The Neighborhood, but does anyone know where the couple of seconds preceding it come from? Those three harp plucks? Nothing earth-shattering, just something I'd like to know.


It isn't something that was on the element at all. My guess is that when they jiggered the end credits to eliminate the written opening, they did a quick pick-up with Dorothy Remsen to get the two introductory notes. In all likelihood it was at the E.T. session.

Mike

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Hm... hey, quick question to anyone who may know (Lukas, Mike, anyone with a good ear).

It's obvious the first minute or so of the end credits in the film are tracked from The Neighborhood, but does anyone know where the couple of seconds preceding it come from? Those three harp plucks? Nothing earth-shattering, just something I'd like to know.


It isn't something that was on the element at all. My guess is that when they jiggered the end credits to eliminate the written opening, they did a quick pick-up with Dorothy Remsen to get the two introductory notes. In all likelihood it was at the E.T. session.

Mike


I think Dorothy Remsen played on Twilight Zone too smile

Hey Mike, is your new Avatar a hint of things to come?? wink

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

Hm... hey, quick question to anyone who may know (Lukas, Mike, anyone with a good ear).

It's obvious the first minute or so of the end credits in the film are tracked from The Neighborhood, but does anyone know where the couple of seconds preceding it come from? Those three harp plucks? Nothing earth-shattering, just something I'd like to know.


It isn't something that was on the element at all. My guess is that when they jiggered the end credits to eliminate the written opening, they did a quick pick-up with Dorothy Remsen to get the two introductory notes. In all likelihood it was at the E.T. session.

Mike


Ah, cool. It's too bad it wasn't available, but eh, it's only two notes (and it's not like we don't have a whole two discs to enjoy big grin). Thanks for the answer!

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   mxmx   (Member)

Hey Mike, is your new Avatar a hint of things to come?? wink

-Rick O.


It's just a shining moment from the past.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2011 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

Hey Mike, is your new Avatar a hint of things to come?? wink

-Rick O.


It's just a shining moment from the past.

Mike


One that bears expanding, IMHO.

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2011 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

My Poltergiest CD just arrived today - only took a shade under two weeks which is about as fast as I've ever had CDs from the US (to the UK). I'm stunned how good this release sounds - probably at the very limit of what is possible with the 16-bit CD standard and it shows! Pure awsomeness-cubed!!! Soil-yer-pants dynamics, luminous - full of details never heard before. Well done!

I've never heard the original album version before now either, so I'm having an absolute blast listening to that right now.

THANK YOU to all concerned - my definite joint favourite release of 2010, along with Clash of the Titans smile

The copious sleeve notes look great too, though that's a treat I am saving until bed tonight with the headphones on and the Film soundtrack cranked up.

Happy days!

- John

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2011 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

So I figure this would be the best place to share this story...

I had to present for a Public Speaking course today, and the first speech of the class is about music and how it relates to us. Naturally, I chose orchestral music (encompassing classical as well as film scores), but as the centerpiece of the presentation, I used a clip from Poltergeist - 'Let's Get Her / Rebirth', 11:23-11:48, to be exact (we only had 30 seconds to devote to music).

When the rest of the class was polled for opinions, half the room complimented the music, even after I revealed it came from a film score and not a symphony excerpt.

Isn't it wonderful when "normies" can appreciate what we listen to? razz

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2011 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Just Wow!, the magnificent sound knocked my booties off. Now I understand why I never enjoyed listening to the Rhino release.

And what are your means of listening?


Ears???

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2011 - 10:40 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Just received my copy today. Fantastic release! One of my Favourite Goldsmith scores. Thanks FSM.
Oh, and thanks for including the back cover of the original LP. I think it was one of the best LP jackets ever.
I'll never forget picking this up from Ava & Susans in Sydney. It was their "Record Of The Month" smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

This is a question for those of you who own this and know the original 1982 LP like the back of their hands. I was surprised this wasn't covered yet so I registered. Yay welcome me. Anyway, is the 1982 soundtrack album on this new release exactly the same master that was used on the original 1982 LP pressing?? I am just curious if they found the original tapes for that 1982 LP and remastered them for this release. Or, is this simply a recreation of that 1982 album??? The reason I am asking is because I am wondering if I need to buy the LP in addition to this new one; especially if the soundtrack LP presentation on here is indeed different from the original LP pressing. I never owned the original 1982 LP so I have no idea. I just received this new 2-CD set and am looking forward to it. From what I hear on here, it blows my Rhino version to pieces. If the Soundtrack LP presentation is different, please let me know because I would like to get every version that was put out. However, if it is exactly the same as the 1982 Vinyl release, then there is no reason for me to buy the LP as well. Thanks all! smile Heh, I'm thinking some of you may say, "Buy the 1982 LP anyway!" smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:23 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

I personally feel that the original Poltergeist vinyl is a great collectible to have, and yes the presentation isn't from the same source as the LP on the FSM CD. The edits are slightly different, tracks like Twisted Abduction for example now appear smoother and less jarring than before. Also, whilst the vinyl always trumped the Rhino CD in the sound department, the masters used were still inferior at the time to what was achievable for this release.

FSM trumped both of them. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

Ok, thank you very much. I will start searching for a very good Vinyl copy in addition to the releases I already have here. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

No problem. Happy hunting.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:49 PM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

So does this new one really kick some serious butt??

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

Most definitely. It's a spectacular release. I'm grateful to own a copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

I am going to listen to the rhino cd first on headphones and then do the FSM material. By the way Maestro, which LP presentation do you prefer?? The FSM one or the original 1982 LP??

 
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