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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: King Kong: The Deluxe Edition (2CD)
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

same here... still no shipping notice for an order placed on 24th including a couple of used CDs and Wild Bunch. Hopefully soon... makes me a little nervous, though.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

I knew this score had legs.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Dr Lenera   (Member)

Ordered this last Saturday before it disappeared, no shipping notice yet. I am sure SAE is slammed with orders of all these items that are disappearing, but I really hope to get a notice soon!

That's exactly what I did, I think I got one of the last ones, though I got my shipping notice. I'm a huge fan of Barry but just have trouble with funds at the moment, and I already got the shorter release so was going to wait. But hey ho, I can't wait to hear it now.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Folks,

If it turns out there is unfulfilled demand for this title and somebody else (e.g. La La Land) decides to fill that demand, you can be assured I'd buy a second copy from that new label to show support.

Just sayin'.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Got my shipping notice! I can rest a little easier now.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Got my shipping notice! I can rest a little easier now.

watch out for natives in boats...........

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Got my shipping notice! I can rest a little easier now.


Ameoba shipped mine as well. Goody! It oughtta be worth the splurge

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Got my shipping notice! I can rest a little easier now.


Ameoba shipped mine as well. Goody! It oughtta be worth the splurge


what was their price?

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

One can not help but be impressed by the "pots & pans" percussion from "Nightwall".
Sounds like Keith Moon accidentally wandered into the studio and started bangin' away!!!!!!!!!!!!
smile
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Got my shipping notice! I can rest a little easier now.


Ameoba shipped mine as well. Goody! It oughtta be worth the splurge


what was their price?


24.99 with free shipping

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Got my shipping notice! I can rest a little easier now.


Ameoba shipped mine as well. Goody! It oughtta be worth the splurge


what was their price?


24.99 with free shipping


smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 3:38 AM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

Got my shipping notice! I can rest a little easier now.


Ameoba shipped mine as well. Goody! It oughtta be worth the splurge


what was their price?


24.99 with free shipping


smile



Slightly cheaper than this seller on Amazon marketplace:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B009N38QIS/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

Only £1,525.95!

(plus postage)

big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   Bishop   (Member)

Not so funny , when you return from a family holiday (without internet access) and find an seemingly unlimted CD suddenly sold out!
That's what happened to me this morning. frown

I might have found a seller with a decent price for "King Kong" (no confirmation yet!), but it seems I'm out of luck with the Wild Bunch.

Yes, I know that this one was limited, but I'd never have thought - with about 200 left - that a Low Quantity Alert would come up the very day I went on holiday and completely change the whole situation.

Any suggestions?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

>>>>>>>Any suggestions?>>>>>>>>

Well, as others are saying around here, you could wait for a label like Kritzerland or La La Land to release it again, either the same way, or in a handy 2-disc edition without the original release.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Not so funny , when you return from a family holiday (without internet access) and find an seemingly unlimted CD suddenly sold out!
That's what happened to me this morning. frown


Might have been helpful if FSM or SAE had posted a while ago clarifying that King Kong was going to change status from unlimited to limited.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

>>>>>>>Any suggestions?>>>>>>>>

Well, as others are saying around here, you could wait for a label like Kritzerland or La La Land to release it again, either the same way, or in a handy 2-disc edition without the original release.


If it's so easy to do reruns somewhere else, then please can you do me a Deluxe Capricorn One? Comply, or I'll rearrange the earth's orbit! wink wink wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Got my copy today (along with Ennio Morricone's Hornet's Nest, to make the shipping costs more worthwhile). Can't wait to listen to it tomorrow. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   odelayy   (Member)

Is this a European bluray? Is it region locked?

French BD, regionless:

http://www.amazon.fr/King-Kong-Blu-ray-Jeff-Bridges/dp/B001W2Z0VE/ref=sr_1_4?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1369878099&sr=1-4&keywords=king+kong


Sweet! Thanks!


A complete review in english of the French King Kong BR with captures :

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews46/king_kong_76_blu-ray.htm

I own it. It's ok, though a bit noisy in the darker scenes if I remember well.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   thommy   (Member)

Wow! John Barry,s King kong is still amazin after all this time. I remeber watching this on tv and taping the end titles so i could hear them. Now we have it all in wonderfull sound quality.
Thanks to all involved for making this happen!

As an earlier poster said its amazing that there were no more then 66 members of the orchestra. The sound is BIG, romantic and heartpounding suspensfull to my ears.

It always amazes me how diverse Barry actually was. A distinctive voice for sure and i love him for that. This is the same man that wrote the lion in winter, 11 bond scores, the black hole, the whispers, petulia and so many, many more.

I hope in the years to come new music lovers will fall in love with his music and Barry will get more recognition for his mastery of his craft and the shere beauty and power of all his diverse works.

What are your thoughts of this score ( if you own it and are able to listen to it ) after about a year or so of being able to enjoy it?

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

As an earlier poster said its amazing that there were no more then 66 members of the orchestra. The sound is BIG, romantic and heartpounding suspensfull to my ears.

Okay, I admit I'm no expert on composing or orchestrating, but it seems to me that, actually, smaller orchestras can have certain advantages of their own and might be able to achieve certain effects larger orchestras might struggle to achieve. It's not all about size.

To illustrate my point, imagine Anthony Hopkins doing a passionate solo reading of Shakespeare. You can delight in every roll of the tongue; in every change in cadence; even in the sharp intakes of breath between each staccato phrase.

Now imagine a hundred Anthony Hopkins' reading the same in unison. It would sound bigger, more cavernous, but some of those exquisite details would be lost in the mass of sound.

One possible advantage of the smaller orchestra may be to keep certain voicing crisper, achieving the crispness you'd associate with solo or duo delivery. Studio techniques can keep it sounding big without losing that crispness.

I'm not sure I believe this and I've never seen it corroborated, but the commentary track on Star Crash claims Barry had a VERY small orchestra, i.e. just a handful of players, and that the 'big' sound was achieved exclusively with studio techniques. Like I said, I'm not sure about it being that small, but it almost certainly would have been a smaller orchestra than he had on The Black Hole or Moonraker.

A lot of people are surprised to learn that Alice's Adventures In Wonderland was also a small orchestra.

Cheers

 
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