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 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Kudos anyway indyray, you've done more than I
have & this is my favorite score!!!!

Best, Sean

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   indyray   (Member)

This score is great,indeed.
and,if the film stems are also lost, i hope for a rerecording.

Thanks, Sean
Best, Ray

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2014 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   soundtracksi   (Member)

Hi
It is a great score for sure
the Jap release on LP is again the same very mixed up,

I did remember seeing many years ago a german tv version and it was missing the close up shots of the crossbow bolt in arm and as stated boomerrang shot. But it had more shots mixed in the chase and longer speach and a different voice narration

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2014 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

Oooo. While doing some research, I stumbled across this!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2014 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   soundtracksi   (Member)

Oooo. While doing some research, I stumbled across this!



yes thats the footage i did tape it to vid at the time musst dig it out ,

also worth noting it was blow to 70mm at one point with six track mag sound
as was Thunderdome in the Uk

the early warner tapes were very good t the time for uncut but shame full screen Pan and Scandle

to see the opening of Mad Max 2 on the big screen is a must the way the screen opens up after the closed frame of the flashbacks

sorry to be off topic on the score front

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2014 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Maybe also Philip Powers of 1M1 Records who once wrote to me that he received more tapes from Brian May back then than he actually released on his label.
So he may have MM2 or, one of my remaining grails, TURKEY SHOOT somewhere !!
How about it, LaLa ??


Oh my God ! Which label releases the CD ?????????

http://www.amazon.com/Turkey-Shoot-Brian-May/dp/B00OZEVOXY/ref=sr_1_30?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1415711768&sr=1-30

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2014 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Nice find Grimsdyke! Not sure if a cd is coming yet, they seem pretty independent.....

Tempting to see other pics of those newly found Aussie mystery tapes....praying
Road Warrior is in there somewhere!??!?!


http://www.dual-planet.com/news/june-25th-20141

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2014 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

This is very encouraging news!

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2014 - 3:03 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

By the way 'Turkey Shoot' will come on CD from them too, also:

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2014 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   soundtracksi   (Member)

Great new's
Bring them on , heres hoping for the Max scores

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2014 - 1:59 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

sorry if Ibring up something hush hush, but what is the 21 track 50 minutes album I have seen?
It seems to be the real deal but monosounding. Have I come across a boot??


Well Max & Warrior Woman Virginia Hey do exchange a look, so I guess that's one spot.... smile

Yes, David, that 'thing' is a no-no & a real mess anyway. The Varese is one of the worst produced things ever. 30mins minus the useless sound efx reprises, sequencing that is....questionable, poor sound. But its all we have & I still play it often.
Hell, I recorded onto cassette from the laserdisc years ago & THAT sounds better - surprisingly crisp, the film mix is really good.

My fear is someone will release this & botch it by missing all the very short cues that are among the best parts. Time will tell....



It's time for a history lesson about this release for FANBOYS who might well not have even been born when it was released.

The Soundtrack album to MAD MAX 2 was released internationally first and appeared as I recall on a Japanese label as well as TER first ,as I recall in the original running order which intercut both score cues (Chosen by Brian May) as well as some sound effects added either by the label or someone at the production company.

VARESE got the rights for the North American release of the score and were sent a 15IPS album master that had already been assembled and as I further recall it was sequenced for there release by Tom Null and he was the one who assembled the effects into a single track that appeared at the end of the album because he felt having it through the album wasn't a good listening experience.

As to length of the album, it currently runs 36 minutes, which was the average running time of a LP (You might wish to recall that it was released well before the advent of CDS), so on that front, we got a decent project that sounded pretty good given it was recorded in a small room in Melbourne as I recall (It has the same sound as many other Brian May scores)

Now sadly, the original master tapes of the score were ERASED and REUSED by the studio where was recorded much to the horror of BRIAN MAY (I know he told me this in person during a visit to LA in 1984) and he sadly didn't get a back-up of the complete score as far as he recalled at the time.

So the only thing that might still exist is the dipped Music Steams, which I suspect isn't something that VARESE would like to use if they considered a expanded release.

I have seen a "Unmentionable" that does contain the full score (However the extra tracks are MONO) however, I suspect that VARESE wouldn't be very interested in using that or the original source.

They have the rights and it's up to them, I suspect it's not something high on their list of projects that they would like to invest the time and energy into at this time.

I hope this sheds some light on this topic.

Ford A. Thaxton



 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2014 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Maybe also Philip Powers of 1M1 Records who once wrote to me that he received more tapes from Brian May back then than he actually released on his label.
So he may have MM2 or, one of my remaining grails, TURKEY SHOOT somewhere !!
How about it, LaLa ??


Oh my God ! Which label releases the CD ?????????

http://www.amazon.com/Turkey-Shoot-Brian-May/dp/B00OZEVOXY/ref=sr_1_30?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1415711768&sr=1-30


Let's just say that I'll be happy if it gets released.

Has this label released anything else?

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2014 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

http://www.dual-planet.com/

It looks like as if 'Turkey Shoot' and 'Chain Reation' are their first two film score releases !!

Maybe BSX would be interested to get CD rights for 'Chain Reaction' ??

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2014 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   indyray   (Member)

I guess i didn,t know the complete story.
My question is then ,do we ever see a complete score release from Mad Max II.
Maybe someone still finds a backup tape or maybe a rerecording can be made.
Anyway thanks Ford.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2014 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   indyray   (Member)

The Mad Max II The Road Warrior mono tape,the unmentionable mono score ,as we know it isn,t complete.Missing several tracks in the final chase.
I buy this great score at once,even if it has poor sound and complete from any lable.

 
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