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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Ben-Hur
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

My dear felllow- you have such a refreshing wit.... razz


I put the wit in nitwit.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Yes. You do. big grin

I just hope they don't give me any shit over sending me
a new CORRECT, clamshell case with inlays. Sweet Moses.... I mean, you spend damded near 70 bucks to get-- what- aggrevation?

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

You deserve a replacement, Steve. Hope you get it.

Doing the transfer work to my computer gives me the luxury to jump around to cues from different discs for my first sampling. After starting with the Overture through Prelude on Disc 1, I'm now checking some of the alternates and the original "Entr'acte" is fascinating to hear for the first time. These alternates are the reason why a release like this was necessary for so long!

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Anyone who has it. Did you find that Disc III is really hard to get out from the case?

Yep, that sucker is in there but good! I suppose it's a decoration dummy disc, not meant to be listened to.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Doing the transfer work to my computer gives me the luxury to jump around to cues from different discs for my first sampling. After starting with the Overture through Prelude on Disc 1, I'm now checking some of the alternates and the original "Entr'acte" is fascinating to hear for the first time. These alternates are the reason why a release like this was necessary for so long!

Agreed. I like track 17 from disc 5. It's the Star of Bethlehem music without the chorus. I find I like this better and have replaced the track from disc 1 on my burned CDR and computer playlist.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:38 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

You deserve a replacement, Steve. Hope you get it.

Doing the transfer work to my computer gives me the luxury to jump around to cues from different discs for my first sampling. After starting with the Overture through Prelude on Disc 1, I'm now checking some of the alternates and the original "Entr'acte" is fascinating to hear for the first time. These alternates are the reason why a release like this was necessary for so long!


Oh, I'll get it. Otherwise I'll return it.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:49 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Other than that, it sounds really good. At least disc one.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Haven't gotten to the others yet, but discs 1 & 2 sound phenomenal.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I know your blood is boiling now, Steve. But I can't imagine SAE won't quickly make things right.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

I've neither seen the film nor heard any previous incarnations of the score

So you're the one! Statisticians have been looking for you for years. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

For those who can actually manage to remove their discs from the trays, could you give us some idea of the improvement in sound quality, particularly of the original score? Rhino seemed to have done a pretty good job; I'm just wondering what pixie dust FSM might have sprinkled on them old, old tapes.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

For those who can actually manage to remove their discs from the trays, could you give us some idea of the improvement in sound quality, particularly of the original score? Rhino seemed to have done a pretty good job; I'm just wondering what pixie dust FSM might have sprinkled on them old, old tapes.


Sounds pretty darn good to me.


 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:35 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I still can't get it out- I'm afraid I'll break it.

Steve, you can borrow our magical miniature shoehorn. I'm dispatching the winged unicorn. Send her back with some Texas bbq and a sixer of Lone Star.


Discerning imbibers here prefer Shiner Bock, actually, or a nice Dos Equis dark (draft).

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Let us PLEASE keep this on the topic? I'm mad. REAL mad.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

For those who can actually manage to remove their discs from the trays, could you give us some idea of the improvement in sound quality, particularly of the original score? Rhino seemed to have done a pretty good job; I'm just wondering what pixie dust FSM might have sprinkled on them old, old tapes.

Not sure what pixie dust FSM used, but the crystal clarity of the FSM BEN-HUR original tracks is, to my ears, head and shoulders above the Rhino set. It's a revelation.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Nothing quite like buying a defective copy of a pricey item, is there?

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

"We now break from our regularly scheduled topic to bring you the latest on Steve's broken jewel case hinge..."

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

For those who can actually manage to remove their discs from the trays, could you give us some idea of the improvement in sound quality, particularly of the original score? Rhino seemed to have done a pretty good job; I'm just wondering what pixie dust FSM might have sprinkled on them old, old tapes.

Not sure what pixie dust FSM used, but the crystal clarity of the FSM BEN-HUR original tracks is, to my ears, head and shoulders above the Rhino set. It's a revelation.


I absolutely agree - I also prefer the FSM sequencing.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)



Don't give me any shit over sending me a new CORRECT, clamshell case with inlays!

Sweet Moses, you spend damned near 70 drachmas to get -- what -- aggravation?!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


Question for others who also received Ben Hur: When I put disc one in my Bluray player, which is my usual way of listening to CDs, it skips the first couple notes of track one. (All my previous CDs have played fine.) On my computer, track one plays correctly, but it *does* start *right away* with no absolutely no blank space.

Has anyone else had any weirdness with disc one track one? Just wondering in case my disc is defective.


I find that frequently happens when I play a CD through a Blu-ray player and stereo system. I'm sure it's absolutely nothing to do with the CD itself. When it does that I just press the skip back button so that it plays from the beginning.

 
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