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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Islands in the Stream
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Simon Gomersall   (Member)

I am genuinely thrilled to see this one out at last, I've been banging on about Islands in the Stream for years (on and off)!

Cheers

SG

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

What a surprise! I've been waiting more than 30 years for this one -- great thanks to Lukas and Bruce for making this masterpiece available at long last. One of the subtlest, most beautiful and dramatically perfect scores ever composed! (Goodbye, b**t!)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

Always wanted a hiss-free copy of this great Goldsmith score...my absolute favorite and much, much preferred over the re-recording. A big thank-you to all concerned ! Just listened to the Intrada version ..... it's the brass that's off-putting to me.....it's either out-of-tune, too harsh and loud, or too weak. But the strings, flutes and oboes sound fine.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Just one question, from listening to the clips and remembering the music in the film: Is the cue that accompanies the shark approaching the boys while they're swimming included in this release? It begins as a light-hearted tropical piece and then grows progressively more intense as they spot the fin of the shark, and Eddie tries to shoot it before it gets to the kids. This is a terrific cue, but I didn't spot it in the clips...

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Just one question, from listening to the clips and remembering the music in the film: Is the cue that accompanies the shark approaching the boys while they're swimming included in this release? It begins as a light-hearted tropical piece and then grows progressively more intense as they spot the fin of the shark, and Eddie tries to shoot it before it gets to the kids. This is a terrific cue, but I didn't spot it in the clips...

I believe it falls within "Is Ten Too Old?" You'll notice that the re-recording of said cue is 2:51, while in this release it is 4:09.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Just one question, from listening to the clips and remembering the music in the film: Is the cue that accompanies the shark approaching the boys while they're swimming included in this release? It begins as a light-hearted tropical piece and then grows progressively more intense as they spot the fin of the shark, and Eddie tries to shoot it before it gets to the kids. This is a terrific cue, but I didn't spot it in the clips...

I've enjoyed the original tapes for so long and it's been so hard not to be able to share it - until now. I'd made a CDR about five years ago and was blown away by the condition of the tapes and the great sound. So, I knew the tapes were in primo shape. As far as I know, the music on the CD is the complete score.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

Just one question, from listening to the clips and remembering the music in the film: Is the cue that accompanies the shark approaching the boys while they're swimming included in this release? It begins as a light-hearted tropical piece and then grows progressively more intense as they spot the fin of the shark, and Eddie tries to shoot it before it gets to the kids. This is a terrific cue, but I didn't spot it in the clips...

All of Goldsmith's music heard in the film is on the CD. As you'll read in the booklet a couple of the order of the scenes in this sequence were switched around after scoring.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hmmm.....

There's a handful of Goldsmith soundtracks on my current wish list, and this title has been one of them for a long time (mostly because my Goldsmith collection is too bombastic, so I need more calm stuff). However, what I've always desired is the rerecording, for reasons you all know. Now my dilemma is that the preferred Intrada is pricey and hard-to-find, while this alternative one is now widely available and affordable.

But for those of you who know both, how would you compare them in regard to sound quality and performance, specifically (Intrada will obviously always have an advantage in musical presentation)?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   groovemeister   (Member)

Never cared for the re-recording, and I love the score, totally pumped, just made my weekend.

Totally Agreed, one of my fave Goldsmith scores, but always found it hard to listen to the re-recording.
The long wait is over !
Thanks to everyone involved.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Thank you, Lukas.

Thank you, Bruce.

Thank you, Jerry.

ORDERED.


Heh... That's exactly what I said on Bruce's thread!!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Hmmm.....

There's a handful of Goldsmith soundtracks on my current wish list, and this title has been one of them for a long time (mostly because my Goldsmith collection is too bombastic, so I need more calm stuff). However, what I've always desired is the rerecording, for reasons you all know. Now my dilemma is that the preferred Intrada is pricey and hard-to-find, while this alternative one is now widely available and affordable.

But for those of you who know both, how would you compare them in regard to sound quality and performance, specifically (Intrada will obviously always have an advantage in musical presentation)?


Thor, Intrada's issue is not "pricey and hard-to-find", it has never been out of print....

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   MaurizioCaschetto   (Member)

But for those of you who know both, how would you compare them in regard to sound quality and performance, specifically (Intrada will obviously always have an advantage in musical presentation)?

I think you should go for this new release. The Intrada re-recording contains the same program, minus just one cue. And it was in chronological order too! smile BTW, the re-recording is also not so very well performed: Goldsmith did the recording in just one day with an Hungarian orchestra and while the playing is decent, sometimes you can hear some flubs and errors in the performances (the French horns are out of tune in several spots).

So, go for this new one!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Hmmm.....

There's a handful of Goldsmith soundtracks on my current wish list, and this title has been one of them for a long time (mostly because my Goldsmith collection is too bombastic, so I need more calm stuff). However, what I've always desired is the rerecording, for reasons you all know. Now my dilemma is that the preferred Intrada is pricey and hard-to-find, while this alternative one is now widely available and affordable.

But for those of you who know both, how would you compare them in regard to sound quality and performance, specifically (Intrada will obviously always have an advantage in musical presentation)?


I don't care for the performance or the audio quality of the Intrada disc. Of course, I have not heard the original soundtrack except in the film, where it is outstanding, so I would go with the OS.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   guest   (Member)


Thank you to Lukas and the gang at FSM for this wonderful release.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Heh... That's exactly what I said on Bruce's thread!!!

Well, great minds think alike... cool

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Wonderful news!

Loving the Bob Peak art for the cover:



James


Ditto and ditto again!

Thanks, Lukas & Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Hmmm.....

There's a handful of Goldsmith soundtracks on my current wish list, and this title has been one of them for a long time (mostly because my Goldsmith collection is too bombastic, so I need more calm stuff). However, what I've always desired is the rerecording, for reasons you all know. Now my dilemma is that the preferred Intrada is pricey and hard-to-find, while this alternative one is now widely available and affordable.

But for those of you who know both, how would you compare them in regard to sound quality and performance, specifically (Intrada will obviously always have an advantage in musical presentation)?


To the guys at FSM and all involved: Thanks for such a wonderful release!

To Thor: Yes, the intrada release is readily available. I think it's still available on their site. That said, with this release I will be getting rid of the (in my opinion) far inferior re-recording. If you want my copy of it, it's yours, free of charge. Drop me a line at caavis@gmail.com and let me know.

Cheers,

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Funny, I was considering the same offer. Thor may end up with a basket full of the Intrada discs!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

Although I usually prefer the re-recordings to the film tracks, I may have to have both in this case. After 30 years of listening to the re=recording, I have mostly come to terms with it, but in one case, the solo guitarist, I cannot, I just really prefer the film recording. Although I have long had this film in my collection, it might be nice to have the isolated score on this CD. I'm happy there are 5000 being pressed 'cause I am still trying to decide.

Wonderful 1970's Goldsmith score however, one of my favorites.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Hmmm.....

There's a handful of Goldsmith soundtracks on my current wish list, and this title has been one of them for a long time (mostly because my Goldsmith collection is too bombastic, so I need more calm stuff). However, what I've always desired is the rerecording, for reasons you all know. Now my dilemma is that the preferred Intrada is pricey and hard-to-find, while this alternative one is now widely available and affordable.

But for those of you who know both, how would you compare them in regard to sound quality and performance, specifically (Intrada will obviously always have an advantage in musical presentation)?


There is no comparison between the two - the original soundtrack wins in every department - every note of this score is fantastic, as is its presentation and sound. The sound, in fact, will blow you away with its clarity. The re-recording simply doesn't hold a candle to it, and, in fact, has some really sketchy orchestral playing on it. It was fine for when it was the only game in town, though.

 
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