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 Posted:   Sep 13, 2012 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   John Morgan   (Member)

Out of curiosity, was the trailer to Arsenic rerecorded, or is it the same recording as on Charge of the Light Bridage? They seem to be the same performance but sound slightly different which could be a result of mastering. If I use Winamp's "auto-tag" it identifies both correct....so I'm quite curious.

Also, I believe it was mentioned before, but who arranged that version of Happy Birthday that's at the end?


Bill and I arranged the Happy Birthday. Yes, same recording of ARSENIC trailer, but different mix where we brought out the slide whistle, which you couldn't hear in the CHARGE version, as well as keeping it more consistent with our new ARSENIC recording setup.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Just listening to it more than a year after its release.

I am sorry. No, just no. All this has going for it is the generous selection. In each and every other way (ensemble performance, pacing, sound) it falls short just like all the previous Moscow Symphony/Stromberg recordings did. While perfectly mediocre on its own, a comparison with the 9'35 suite recorded by Gerhardt makes it sound pitiful by comparison. Where's the richness of sound, the surefootedness of playing that distinguished the RCA effort? Nowhere to be found. The "Parade into London" (i.e. "London Processional") is probably my favorite film music cue ever, and it comes off as thin, dingy, with an unpleasant emphasis on the percussion, in the Stromberg recording compared to the opulent, translucent quality of the Gerhardt.

Again, no. Just no.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

I'm also listening to this and was about to post about it. As someone who is new to Steiner and Tribute Film Classics, this album is a revelation! A beautiful, rousing score that I just can't get enough of. I always feel lucky when I discover an album like this, that I wouldn't have even looked at a few years ago, but now can't imagine not loving. Big thanks to Mr. Morgan and Mr. Stromberg.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

As a newbie you might. But you need to listen to the real thing, eventually.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The "Parade into London" (i.e. "London Processional") is probably my favorite film music cue ever, and it comes off as thin, dingy, with an unpleasant emphasis on the percussion, in the Stromberg recording compared to the opulent, translucent quality of the Gerhardt.

Again, no. Just no.




Do you think that when they prepared the new re-recording their aim was to copy a Gerhardt concert arrangement?
Anyone who has heard the music in the film will know which re-recording is the more representative of the original.



 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

As a newbie you might. But you need to listen to the real thing, eventually.


It's you who needs to listen again to the real thing. Anyone saying Gerhardt's very fine stand-alone concert version is more like the original than the Tribute version can't be taken seriously.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Just listening to it more than a year after its release.

I am sorry. No, just no. All this has going for it is the generous selection. In each and every other way (ensemble performance, pacing, sound) it falls short just like all the previous Moscow Symphony/Stromberg recordings did. While perfectly mediocre on its own, a comparison with the 9'35 suite recorded by Gerhardt makes it sound pitiful by comparison. Where's the richness of sound, the surefootedness of playing that distinguished the RCA effort? Nowhere to be found. The "Parade into London" (i.e. "London Processional") is probably my favorite film music cue ever, and it comes off as thin, dingy, with an unpleasant emphasis on the percussion, in the Stromberg recording compared to the opulent, translucent quality of the Gerhardt.

Again, no. Just no.




Page ?

PAGE COOK ??

Is that you---back from the dead ?????

smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Manderley shoots and scores. The crowd goes wild!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Just listening to it more than a year after its release.

I am sorry. No, just no. All this has going for it is the generous selection. In each and every other way (ensemble performance, pacing, sound) it falls short just like all the previous Moscow Symphony/Stromberg recordings did. While perfectly mediocre on its own, a comparison with the 9'35 suite recorded by Gerhardt makes it sound pitiful by comparison. Where's the richness of sound, the surefootedness of playing that distinguished the RCA effort? Nowhere to be found. The "Parade into London" (i.e. "London Processional") is probably my favorite film music cue ever, and it comes off as thin, dingy, with an unpleasant emphasis on the percussion, in the Stromberg recording compared to the opulent, translucent quality of the Gerhardt.

Again, no. Just no.




Is this some sort of a joke? It's sounds great to me and I've been a Max Steiner fan for over 50 years!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

The "Parade into London" (i.e. "London Processional") is probably my favorite film music cue ever, and it comes off as thin, dingy, with an unpleasant emphasis on the percussion, in the Stromberg recording compared to the opulent, translucent quality of the Gerhardt.

Again, no. Just no.




Do you think that when they prepared the new re-recording their aim was to copy a Gerhardt concert arrangement?
Anyone who has heard the music in the film will know which re-recording is the more representative of the original.




I agree Basil. Maybe "only good music" should change his name? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Just listening to it more than a year after its release.

I am sorry. No, just no. All this has going for it is the generous selection. In each and every other way (ensemble performance, pacing, sound) it falls short just like all the previous Moscow Symphony/Stromberg recordings did. While perfectly mediocre on its own, a comparison with the 9'35 suite recorded by Gerhardt makes it sound pitiful by comparison. Where's the richness of sound, the surefootedness of playing that distinguished the RCA effort? Nowhere to be found. The "Parade into London" (i.e. "London Processional") is probably my favorite film music cue ever, and it comes off as thin, dingy, with an unpleasant emphasis on the percussion, in the Stromberg recording compared to the opulent, translucent quality of the Gerhardt.

Again, no. Just no.




Page ?

PAGE COOK ??

Is that you---back from the dead ?????

smile




Ah Manderley, even Page Cook would not have written this! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   sr-miller   (Member)

Just listening to it more than a year after its release.

I am sorry. No, just no. All this has going for it is the generous selection. In each and every other way (ensemble performance, pacing, sound) it falls short just like all the previous Moscow Symphony/Stromberg recordings did. While perfectly mediocre on its own, a comparison with the 9'35 suite recorded by Gerhardt makes it sound pitiful by comparison. Where's the richness of sound, the surefootedness of playing that distinguished the RCA effort? Nowhere to be found. The "Parade into London" (i.e. "London Processional") is probably my favorite film music cue ever, and it comes off as thin, dingy, with an unpleasant emphasis on the percussion, in the Stromberg recording compared to the opulent, translucent quality of the Gerhardt.

Again, no. Just no.


I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion; fortunately I don't have to agree with it...

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

Couldn't find a decent "full size & uncut" rectangular cover for Tribute's 2CD set so I have scanned it myself - for iTunes or what ever.

700 x 600:
http://s14.directupload.net/images/131219/9g7s94hn.jpg

1400 x 1200:
http://s1.directupload.net/images/131219/my9bjm86.jpg

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

Can anyone tell me when the hidden bonus track on disc 2 (track #20) was composed or first released?

 
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