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 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I have however always struggled with the notion that the Anthology is superior sound quality wise to the later 2 cd sets, as I’ve never been able to detect much of a difference.

Really? I find the RCA/Sony Empire and Jedi to sound pretty dire in comparison due to odd remixing and overzealous noise reduction.


Remember when these first came out, Swash, and we were the only two who thought Jedi sounded bad? Remember those days?

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Remember when these first came out, Swash, and we were the only two who thought Jedi sounded bad? Remember those days?

Barely. I'm getting old, it seems. I do remember that explaining the issue was difficult, because it wasn't the content that was the problem — I'd be the first to admit that it was as comprehensive as it could be, save for the few omissions — but that all of this music has always sounded so much better before.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

I have the chance of getting this release even though I already own the RCA 2cds version that came out in 1997. Should I get this one?

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I have the chance of getting this release even though I already own the RCA 2cds version that came out in 1997. Should I get this one?

YES

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

I have the chance of getting this release even though I already own the RCA 2cds version that came out in 1997. Should I get this one?

YES.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Why exactly? I appreciate your help because I am very happy with my 2cds editions of "Star Wars" trilogy.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Having the cues freed from their inappropriately-long suites is reason enough, but if you need one more reason, Return Of The Jedi actually sounds good. The 2CD RCA version sounds like it was taken from an acetate from 1945. Get it, man, get it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, get it. Not only because ROTJ sounds better than the RCA, but because they are superior presentations -- expanded from the original LP programs, but not too much like the 2CD sets. Perfect balance.

Also, you get a fine booklet containing what must be Lukas Kendall's first liner notes. Unfortunately, my booklet fell apart at its seams the moment I got it back in 1995, but it looks great.

Although I do own a few 'associated' STAR WARS CD's, the only thing I truly need as far as the original trilogy is concerned, is this box. Nothing more.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I sold mine after I got the two-cd sets, but eventually repurchased it used. For me, it was a combination of the presentation of the main scores on the three CD sets, plus the fourth disc, which is such a good collection of all the extra score they could put out at the time.

Years later I probably only listen to disc 4 from time to time, but I'm glad I have it. And the booklet is great (especially if in good shape), with I recall an intro from Nicholas Meyer. Plus the discs are all with Ralph McQuarrie concept art, so that alone made it a must to regain for me.

That said, if you're happy with the two-cd sets, and you don't have a yen to own this as a neat addition-in-its-own-right to your collection, you may well be right. (I'm not the best judge of sound quality, I made my peace with the two-cd sets long ago.)

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Ok, thanks so much for your help.

I ordered it smile

Can't resist to playing "Lapti Nek"

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

My girlfriend at the time bought this for me for Christmas 1995. We had only been dating a few months so I figured we'd be going easy on the gifts. She surprised me a few weeks early with this box set and I was the envy of all my friends! Of course, the smallish gift that I had planned to buy her would not suffice. I had to up the ante.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2015 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

I bought this in a small record store back in the day. We don't even have small music stores anymore around my area. I still play this version often but I also play the newer Sony version and even the Gerhardt stuff. Love this music pretty much in all forms.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2015 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

I already listened to the whole set and I was blown away! What a magnificent sound!

Pretty nice to own these classic scores again!

Thanks for your help buddies smile

 
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