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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Ben-Hur
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

IT IS NOW DOWN TO LESS THAN 100 COPIES!

93 to be specific.


PANIC! PANIC!! ALL SPECULATORS COME FORTH AND BUY WHAT IS LEFT SO SOMEONE CAN RE-RELEASE IT!

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

If this was really close to selling out, it would show up as Limit 1 Per Customer at SAE, but it isn't showing that right now.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Indeed, I wouldn't surprised if they are down to the last 100....of the first 1000.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Even if this run does sell out, this is a title that deserve to kept in print.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   SunSword   (Member)

If those are truly the last copies available, I expect them to be gone on Monday shortly after the FSM#246 Herrmann CD announcement. I have it in my cart, not ready to pull the trigger quite yet...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

I'm sure another label would license the title after it sells out, though I feel like most of the alternates and all the LP's may remain exclusive to this set.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   VampyreDjango   (Member)

Having just received this, I am in the process of digesting it. I've only listened to the first two discs, and, while I absolutely love the improved sound quality, one thing did bother me: the poor quality of the cue "Parade of the Charioteers". What's up with that? It seems to sound even worse than my Rhino set...frown

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

I finally took the plunge and ordered my copy from Intrada. They seem to have it in stock. total came to 64.49

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   PHOENIX   (Member)

one thing did bother me: the poor quality of the cue "Parade of the Charioteers". What's up with that? It seems to sound even worse than my Rhino set...frown


Does anyone know why the quality of this track is in poorer condition than the rest of the tracks. It's a great piece. Would have been nice if it were the same great quality as the others.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

one thing did bother me: the poor quality of the cue "Parade of the Charioteers". What's up with that? It seems to sound even worse than my Rhino set...frown


Does anyone know why the quality of this track is in poorer condition than the rest of the tracks. It's a great piece. Would have been nice if it were the same great quality as the others.


I really shouldn't be here as I didn't buy the box, but I understand that the recordings done in Rome arn't anywhere near as good as the recording at MGM (nearly all of the score), maybe that's one of the Rome tracks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   PHOENIX   (Member)

I really shouldn't be here as I didn't buy the box, but I understand that the recordings done in Rome arn't anywhere near as good as the recording at MGM (nearly all of the score), maybe that's one of the Rome tracks.


Yes, the online notes states that "Parade of the Charioteers" was recorded in Rome. That's too bad

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 10:40 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

one thing did bother me: the poor quality of the cue "Parade of the Charioteers". What's up with that? It seems to sound even worse than my Rhino set...frown


I must say I was surprised by that too, after the big sound improvements everywhere else. Though all the Rome-recorded cues are of lesser sound quality than the magnificent Culver City recordings, this set seems to do a good job of making the differences less noticeable than before. But Parade of the Charioteers seems to be an exception.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Indeed, I wouldn't surprised if they are down to the last 100....of the first 1000.

Bingo. The shopping cart game doesn't always work because occasionally it's based on what they actually have in stock, which may not be the full run.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2012 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   mxmx   (Member)

one thing did bother me: the poor quality of the cue "Parade of the Charioteers". What's up with that? It seems to sound even worse than my Rhino set...frown

I must say I was surprised by that too, after the big sound improvements everywhere else. Though all the Rome-recorded cues are of lesser sound quality than the magnificent Culver City recordings, this set seems to do a good job of making the differences less noticeable than before. But Parade of the Charioteers seems to be an exception.


The complete recording of "Parade of the Charioteers" was discovered and is released here for the first time. It was important to include it in spite of the quality as compared to the MGM material. Up to now the only surviving recording was edited to match the film and that version is presented among the alternates.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2012 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

The complete recording of "Parade of the Charioteers" was discovered and is released here for the first time. It was important to include it in spite of the quality as compared to the MGM material. Up to now the only surviving recording was edited to match the film and that version is presented among the alternates.

Mike


And it's wonderful, a big improvement over the edited version on the Rhino and I for one am ever so glad to find it included here.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2012 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Eric A.   (Member)

I'm having a hard time figuring out something re 'The Prince of Peace' cue. The FSM edition features two versions but what's featured on the Rhino edition as 'The Prince of Peace, Part 1 (extended version)' sounds like yet another earlier version with an alternate ending that doesn't segue to the 'Roman Galley' cue. My guess is that the Rhino track presents the full unedited take of slate 2524. So, does that mean that the Rhino features some alternates that are NOt included on the new FSM ?

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2012 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   mistermike   (Member)

With regard to the difficulty removing disc three: I solved the problem when I pulled the CD out while pushing one of the things that anchor it simultaneously (what are these "things" called, anyway?) and it broke off. You can see in this photo

www.mjq.net/misc/FSM/cd-3.jpg

I'm talking about the "thing" at the 3 o'clock position.

Now I can remove the CD relatively easily, and the CD is still held in nicely when pushed back onto the center of the tray.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2012 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The complete recording of "Parade of the Charioteers" was discovered and is released here for the first time. It was important to include it in spite of the quality as compared to the MGM material. Up to now the only surviving recording was edited to match the film and that version is presented among the alternates.

Mike


And it's wonderful, a big improvement over the edited version on the Rhino and I for one am ever so glad to find it included here.


For my personal playlist, I'll insert the re-recorded Parade of the Charioteers (Disc 5 Track 9) which is very well played and performed. It's sound is also a better match with the Culver City cues to my ears.
I really enjoyed Disc 5 (More Music From Ben-Hur) and it has the best sound of the album presentations in the set. A very good listen.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2012 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

The complete recording of "Parade of the Charioteers" was discovered and is released here for the first time. It was important to include it in spite of the quality as compared to the MGM material. Up to now the only surviving recording was edited to match the film and that version is presented among the alternates.

Mike


And it's wonderful, a big improvement over the edited version on the Rhino and I for one am ever so glad to find it included here.


For my personal playlist, I'll insert the re-recorded Parade of the Charioteers (Disc 5 Track 9) which is very well played and performed. It's sound is also a better match with the Culver City cues to my ears.


I'm also swapping the re-recorded "Gratus' Entry into Jerusalem" from (Disc 5 Track 3) which is complete and therefore doesn't have the rather abrupt ending the film version does.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2012 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

...I pulled the CD out while pushing one of the things that anchor it simultaneously (what are these "things" called, anyway?)

Apparently, they're called hub prongs.

http://www.sunpack.com/dvd/cd-jewel-cases-slim-jewel-cases-clear-jewel-cases.html

("Strong hub prongs hold discs in place")

 
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