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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: King Kong: The Deluxe Edition (2CD)
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   book1245   (Member)

Maybe it's because of the vertical lines in the World Trade Center, but I keep getting an optical illusion from the cover, making it look like the sides of the artwork lean in slightly towards the top o_O

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

Has any tinkering been done to the album master portion? On the first CD, the strings have this weird quasi-mono sound to it (listen to the conclusion of the end credits, you'll hear what I mean), and it's... well, the only words to describe it are impolite. razz

This is fantastic though, I'm impatient to listen to it!!


The original album portion is all re-mixed and recreated from the original multi-track tapes.

Neil

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

Has any tinkering been done to the album master portion? On the first CD, the strings have this weird quasi-mono sound to it (listen to the conclusion of the end credits, you'll hear what I mean), and it's... well, the only words to describe it are impolite. razz

This is fantastic though, I'm impatient to listen to it!!


The original album portion is all re-mixed and recreated from the original multi-track tapes.

Neil


Sweet!!! Thank you!

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Wow! This is a score I've truly treasured since I saw the film on the big screen in 76.
It finally receives the presentation it truly deserves.
A Barry classic.
Thanks FSM and every one involved.
big grin ...as giddy as a school boy.
Can't wait.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Hey Stephen am I not seeing it or is the "Air drop" cue not on here? Regardless super excited to scratch this grail off my list!

The airdrop cue is The Fog (alternate). It sounds amazing.
Been waiting for this since I first heard it on the extended TV version.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

What a birthday present from FSM. Thanks to all involved.

Well happy birthday!

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Well happy birthday!

Thanks mate smile And what a nice way to end the day.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Excellent news ... another brilliant score.

I've had a pretty good day (apart from the weather!) ... and it's ending on a high note!

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Great freaking news! I've been waiting for this one ever since I saw the film (in it's first run) back in the day. I wore out a buddy's LP (which I eventually replaced) and little did I know; A monster was born!. smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

I'm excited about this release, not so much for myself (never was a big fan of the film or score) but because so many other people hold it close to their heart smile

For instance my favorite movie critic, James Berardinelli over at Reelviews, listed it as his #2 score of all time :http://www.reelviews.net/reelthoughts.php?identifier=310

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Damn, and I (mistakenly) bought the b**t just last year year. Oh, well, looks like I'll be ordering a King Kong mini-box set next week.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

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 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I count 288 EEKS, Alex. It's making me dizzy!

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Ordered and appreciated!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

Wow! This is just excellent. What a wondrous treat with two superb John Barry scores amongst the very last FSM discs. Can't wait to hear this one freshly expanded and remixed.

I count 288 EEKS, Alex. It's making me dizzy!

Confirmed by my count too! Ha ha. Hope you've got your CD player all warmed up for this, Alex.

Cheers
Chris

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

Is it just me, or has Lukas quit this scene far too soon? It would seem to me, despite his most gallant of efforts in the past, that he was just perfecting his--let's say, selective stride; that is to say, he really figured out how to not only perfect his packaging, but also grasped the wits to know what it was he needed to release in an effort to turn over the most profit (I say this as a observant opinion, obviously without personal knowledge). That's not to state his earlier efforts were anything but spectacular in-and-of themselves, but seeing that New-Release banner atop this site (Gremlins, King Kong, Body Heat, Ben Hur)--that alone would have anyone sincerely questioning why he shouldn't have kept pushing on, despite the politics, despite the varying, personal avenues.

Lukas--I don't care if CDs are dying; you should have kept dying with them, and I use this terminology (not to be confused with my intentions or motivations) rather lightly of course, being how I have always kept in mind your original disgust with how digital properties and piracy were "destroying" what you love. But what's the matter with you? Some of the finest packages ever put together in the soundtrack universe, and you quit on us? I'm equally thrilled and disappointed. Yes, you've made your contributions... but, Lukas--never a doubt... a regret... not even once?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Hope the muffled/watery/mono quality of the samples isn't reflective of the actual CD. That said, I'm looking forward to this a lot.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Is it just me, or has Lukas quit this scene far too soon? It would seem to me, despite his most gallant of efforts in the past, that he was just perfecting his--let's say, selective stride; that is to say, he really figured out how to not only perfect his packaging, but also grasped the wits to know what it was he needed to release in an effort to turn over the most profit (I say this as a observant opinion, obviously without personal knowledge). That's not to state his earlier efforts were anything but spectacular in-and-of themselves, but seeing that New-Release banner atop this site (Gremlins, King Kong, Body Heat, Ben Hur)--that alone would have anyone sincerely questioning why he shouldn't have kept pushing on, despite the politics, despite the varying, personal avenues.

Lukas--I don't care if CDs are dying; you should have kept dying with them, and I use this terminology (not to be confused with my intentions or motivations) rather lightly of course, being how I have always kept in mind your original disgust with how digital properties and piracy were "destroying" what you love. But what's the matter with you? Some of the finest packages ever put together in the soundtrack universe, and you quit on us? I'm equally thrilled and disappointed. Yes, you've made your contributions... but, Lukas--never a doubt... a regret... not even once?


Judging by the spate of recent CD releases with Lukas as producer or working in the background, I don't think his contributions to the film score community are going to end anytime soon. If I recall from what MV said, it was Lukas that got GNP on board with the Trek set, for example. That said, Lukas is finishing off FSM with one hell of a bang. What's the saying? Leave them wanting more?

Lukas, if you're reading this, thanks for everything!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

This is absolutely superlative news!

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Bear in mind, folks, that Lukas is NOT getting out of the soundtrack game altogether! The FSM label may be shutting down (and its unique style and aesthetic WILL be greatly missed), but Lukas has stated that he will continue to work with other labels. This last year alone has seen his name on important releases from LLL, Intrada, GNP, etc.

 
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