Ned, you should give bringing the issue to Warner's attention a try. You never know if it might even result in an improvement.
You know what - that's a fantastic suggestion. I'm going to take a "picture" of the sound with a spectrum analyzer which will actually show on a graph the offending bass sub-frequencies and forward it to them with a thoughtful note. I believe there's an email address on the back of the CD and just take a chance. Like you suggested, it couldn't hurt. Thanks for the tip. I'll get back on the board about it if I hear anything from them.
For what it's worth, the worst sounding Morricone release I have is 'Hundra' on the Laserlight label (I missed the Prometheus release). Absolutely terrible.
Off-topic: Don't worry ... both releases sound the same to me! At least the Prometheus release has a better sleeve/booklet.
Sorry, off-topic again, but I was always of the impression the Laserlight release was just a cheap straight transfer, whereas the Prometheus was a good sounding remastered release. Obviously not. Anyone know the issue with the sound here then? Maybe some chance of a decent sounding rerelease at some stage?