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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Poltergeist
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

The FSM LP presentation. It's pretty much exactly the same, only with the improvements made to the edits.

Sometimes I like to hear the complete score. Other times I'm in the sort of mood where the whole thing would be overkill, so I choose the LP presentation. That being said, I've played the 1982 soundtrack album presentation and the bonus "orchestra only" track for Carol Anne's Theme on the second disc more than anything else.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

Just grabbed the 1982 LP. Cover is in great condition and the LP is near mint. Yahoooo. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

Out of curiosity, does anybody know if Jerry re-recorded the cues for the 1982 LP?? John Williams did this many times in the 80's and also for the Jaws LP.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Out of curiosity, does anybody know if Jerry re-recorded the cues for the 1982 LP?? John Williams did this many times in the 80's and also for the Jaws LP.

You should consider acquiring the FSM release since it has all the information you might be interested learning.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

I do have the FSM release and that information is not present in the liner notes at all as far as I can remember and I read those notes 2 days ago.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

No, he never re-recorded any of the cues specifically for the LP. What was available on all past album releases was always the exact performances that you heard in the final picture.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I really appreciate them adding the alternate, non-vocal version of the end credits. It's good for making compilations.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

It's fantastic, and a dream come true for me. It's great just for the orchestration alone. I listened to the choir version so many times in the past and I use to ignore the choir and focus on the instruments the best I could to break it all down. Now I can focus absolutely on it, and it's indeed great for compilations, especially thouse for which you do not want vocals of any kind in the music.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

I am sooo looking forward to hearing Carol Anne's theme with just the orchestra. I have been so used to the original version with the choir for so long. I bet this Orchestra only version is simply gorgeous.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I am sooo looking forward to hearing Carol Anne's theme with just the orchestra. I have been so used to the original version with the choir for so long. I bet this Orchestra only version is simply gorgeous.

Don't you own the FSM CD? How can you look forward to it if you already have it?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2011 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

Well, that is very simple to answer. I am a full time father of 2 very young children and very busy constantly (not to mention the fact that both kids are ill right now) and while I do have the FSM here in the house, I simply have not had time to listen to it yet. So, as you can see, I can still look forward to it and own it at the same time.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2011 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

My Poltergeist LP just arrived. Looks gorgeous! smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2011 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

Keep it that way, be sure to look after it. I've mentioned this before, but I have a mint condition copy of the LP signed by Goldsmith himself. I have it framed on my wall. It's a national treasure in my home.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2011 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I love this CD, I've listened to it eight or ten times already, one of my favorite scores. But… may I say that I don't like the end title without choir at all? I don't get it -- the choir is a crucial element of the composition, not something added on top. I don't want to hear the "Star Wars" theme without french horn, or the "Patton" theme without strings. In this case, the orchestral track exists without choir (for technical reasons), hence its inclusion, but it's a strange one to me.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2011 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

Ah, but you see that's exactly why I find it to be so rewarding. I love to experiment and to hear things without other things or the familiarity. I've intentionally listened to Star Wars with various instruments missing and I found it to be both educational and fascinating, but it's obviously subjective to the listener.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2011 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   mxmx   (Member)

It was known that this release was coming for a while, and within that time I got a lot of requests to include that track. It had been heard in the featurette for Poltergeist III. We had it and we had space, and it was an appropriate bonus track for those who wanted it.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2011 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

You have my sincere gratitude for that Mike, because that is exactly where I first heard it. I was one of the folks who made the request as a result and I have spoken about its appearance in that Poltergeist III featurette quite a few times in the past.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2011 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   Duke23   (Member)

Yes thank you so very much Mike! Not just for that but for the entire reissue and all of its contents. Maestro, I have read about your signed Mint LP. Did you meet the man yourself?? How did you acquire the signature?

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2011 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

It was known that this release was coming for a while, and within that time I got a lot of requests to include that track. It had been heard in the featurette for Poltergeist III. We had it and we had space, and it was an appropriate bonus track for those who wanted it.

Fair enough. I certainly don't mean to imply that people who wanted it should be denied it, and its inclusion hardly diminishes the greatness of this CD. It's easy to skip. I just don't get the appeal myself.

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2011 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I'm glad it's there, I do prefer the version with choir but it's a nice bonus to have. La La Land did the same with Renzetti's Child's Play end titles, including an instrumental version without the voices which is equally effective and perhaps even better in that case.

I do think we have been spoiled in terms of extras for the FSM Poltergeist set, it was definitely worth the upgrade. Can't wait for a certain FSM release that can't be fed after midnight wink

 
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