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 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   That Bloke   (Member)

Meanwhile, in a parallel dimension, Lukas issues FSM Box 06: The Star Wars Saga Episodes I - VI, (followed by FSM Box 07: The Indiana Jones Collection).

Feeling fortunate to have the Fox Box. 20 years already? Sheesh!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Oh yes. I remember getting off work that day... I suppose the release date was in the latest FSM or something...anway, the date was set so my girlfriend got in the car with me and we drove 30 miles to the CD Superstore - they'd stock everything - and there it was on the boxset shelf. I grabbed it...we headed home and that was a late night as I devoured the box.

Even with the later RCA sets...the Arista box is the one I tend to listen to more.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Hearing all that extra music from EMPIRE on record for the first time (as well as finally having the strange dropout addressed in "Battle in the Snow") was really a revelation. Recently I re-ordered the tracks in iTunes so that each score plays pretty much chronologically now and these are my preferred presentations of the original trilogy. Shame about the missing music for the Mynock cave but every tapestry needs a flaw in order to be perfect, I suppose.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

At first I was a bit confused at the juxtaposition of a story about music from the "Star Wars" films and the graphic from "Star TREK," until I realized that that was the avatar of the person posting it! And then I chuckled!


That reminds me of the old Polish advance one sheet for "The Empire Strikes Back."



I saw one on eBay years ago, but didn't have an extra five-hundred dollars handy that week.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 1:59 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I remember getting this Set and the DCC version of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK! together a year later ! It was unbelievable experience getting these in pristine sounding expanded sets. I was simply an ecstatic experience!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

Ford, what kind of circumstances would have to occur? What "planets would have to align," if you know what I mean, to make another great box like the Arista happen, one more time, for the complete (so far) JW/SW saga?

From what I know, Sony has exclusive rights on all SW scores releases until 2019 or so. It's all up to them and LucasFilm to decide if and when spending (a lot of) money to do a major restoration on all six scores for a new soundtrack release. Also, keep in mind that, as Lukas Kendall pointed out a few times here, these are not the easiest scores to license out, there are quite a few parties involved that need to be acknowledged to obtain green-light. And considering also that LucasFilm is now part of the Disney corporation, I guess things can be even more complicated than before.

Anyway, there is a brand new SW trilogy on the horizon and hence new marketing/licensing opportunities to exploit, so maybe this means that "planets will align" in the next few years.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Thanks for chiming in, Ford!

I must be getting old, 2019 doesn't seem that long from now.

Star Wars has to be the only soundtrack where I listen to various presentations (original LP, Anthology, and RCA) on a regular basis.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)



I must be getting old, 2019 doesn't seem that long from now.

Star Wars has to be the only soundtrack where I listen to various presentations (original LP, Anthology, and RCA) on a regular basis.


I'am hopeful this will be revisited once more and here is hoping that when the Disney team will recomb the Lucasfilm galaxy for all existing sources and eventually unearth the lost Laptinek and Sail Barge source music. And with super new remastering ? lets wait and see!

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Meanwhile, in a parallel dimension, Lukas issues FSM Box 06: The Star Wars Saga Episodes I - VI, (followed by FSM Box 07: The Indiana Jones Collection).

Feeling fortunate to have the Fox Box. 20 years already? Sheesh!


Sorry, That Bloke, but I heard that in that dimension FSM Box 007 was most expensive 'cause it was Bond-set wink

And on topic - this is great set.
I hope that one day we will get definite SW edition for all 6 episodes (in ideal world), or at least for classic 4-6 episodes. And I hope that they will be done in same way - with love and care from real music & film fans! )

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   That Bloke   (Member)

Haha. Good Call JB Fan. smile Let's make it Box 08 for Indy then wink

And I also second your sentiments about a definitive, loving, and caring SW edition for all 6 episodes.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Perfect timing for this since I just finished re-listening to the original three scores in their Anthology form. I also fiiiiinally got around to making a 2 CD presentation of The Empire Strikes Back with the material on discs 2 and 4.

I love this set.

And I'll probably do the same with Jedi considering how satisfying that 96 minute presentation of Empire was.

I saw the Anthology box in some CD store whose name I don't remember when I was a wee 10 year-old lad. I instantly had to have it (first release I had that feeling for). It was #1 on my Christmas list that year. I put a paragraph describing what it was, what it looked like, and where to find it. I think I also included the price. I got it and listened to Star Wars and most of Empire back-to-back. I would have listened to the whole thing had we not had to leave the house that day. Damn parents.

Just kidding.

But seriously, I loved that set then and still prefer it to the 1997/2004 versions.

I'm not against a proper 2 CD release of them though...

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Sigerson H: Re your At first I was a bit confused at the juxtaposition of a story about music from the "Star Wars" films and the graphic from "Star TREK," until I realized that that was the avatar of the person posting it! And then I chuckled!

That reminds me of the old Polish advance one sheet for "The Empire Strikes Back."



I saw one on eBay years ago, but didn't have an extra five-hundred dollars handy that week.


That is soooooooooooooooooooooo funny! Thanks for sharing!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

Thanks for chiming in, Ford!

I must be getting old, 2019 doesn't seem that long from now.



Oops, I didn't notice that you were asking the question to Ford. Sorry for the confusion!

About Sony's rights expiring in 2019, it needs to be verified, I'm not 100% sure. I'm sure Ford knows a lot more about me.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Hmmm. The Empire Treks Back?

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Thanks for chiming in, Ford!

I must be getting old, 2019 doesn't seem that long from now.



Oops, I didn't notice that you were asking the question to Ford. Sorry for the confusion!

About Sony's rights expiring in 2019, it needs to be verified, I'm not 100% sure. I'm sure Ford knows a lot more about me.


No no no, I really was thanking Ford for his post. Then I was replying separately that 2019 doesn't seem that long from now. Everybody's good. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

This thread reminded me that I hadn't (for some unfathomable reason) put the Anthology albums into iTunes and thought it an ideal opportunity to reacquaint myself with them. It made me appreciate the comments that they provide a nice compromise between a full version and an album presentation although I think all of them have at least one cue that I can't live without, but as noted, you can mix in the fourth disc tracks in easily enough.

Can anyone point me in the direction of any discussions of the differences between the anthology and the special edition sound quality? My initial impressions are that Star Wars has a somewhat broader sound than the very upfront sound of the special edition. Empire sounds worse in the special editions although there are a few bad edits fixed in the special edition (notably the horns suddenly blurting out in Yoda's theme during the end credits) but the sound is generally clearer on the anthology version. It really needs a definitive edition with better sound. Jedi seems to sound better on the anthology version but not sure it's massively different. Any thoughts?

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Here's a sampling of threads and reviews.

I think this'll give you an idea what some of the issues were . . .

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=28747&forumID=1&archive=1

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=62730&forumID=1&archive=0

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=86492&forumID=1&archive=0

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/star-wars-original-trilogy-soundtracks-cd.116019/

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1X7HYHPM91Y7L

 
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