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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Islands in the Stream
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Great release, I just wish it contained the Dolly Parton Kenny Rogers song too.big grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (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.


Completely right.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:46 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)?


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.



I'm listening to the re-recording now and I think it is dismal, obviously not the music but the shoddy recording. What was Goldsmith/Intrada thinking?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Hi RM! You got a new Goldsmith! I'm very happy for you buddy.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

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


Thor can have mine too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Hi RM! You got a new Goldsmith! I'm very happy for you buddy.smile


Thanks Henry: It is great to be a Goldsmith admirier right now with the plethera of great releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Hi RM! You got a new Goldsmith! I'm very happy for you buddy.smile


Thanks Henry: It is great to be a Goldsmith admirier right now with the plethera of great releases.


Yeah! What are some Goldsmith titles you'd like the most?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Paul Schroeder   (Member)

Many thanks to all involved for this fantastic release!

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

Wonderful news!

Loving the Bob Peak art for the cover:



James



You bet. Great artwork- great release! One of my few remaining Holy Grail scores.

Thanks to Lukas and all the guys at FSM!

SCOTT

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Hmmm.....
The re-recording simply doesn't hold a candle to it, and, in fact, has some really sketchy orchestral playing on it.


....which I find odd since there is a long standing story that Goldsmith was unhappy
with the original performance....is that just heresay or what? I'm VERY happy this is being
released, but don't think the Intrada is as atrocious as people say....or maybe it's because
I "grew up" with it.

Hell, if you were a Hungarian player wouldn't YOU be tired after sawing through the epic
score of LIONHEART, then having to switch gears 180 for this thing on the same weekend? Give those 'garians
a little credit, they did ok most of the time - considering they had these crazy Goldsmith rhythms
foisted on them several times in the 80's, and were probably used to playing salon music
or something.....they did ok. Hell, at least they pulled these scores off - the Germans couldn't
handle it! No offense deutschland smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Hi RM! You got a new Goldsmith! I'm very happy for you buddy.smile


Thanks Henry: It is great to be a Goldsmith admirier right now with the plethera of great releases.


Yeah! What are some Goldsmith titles you'd like the most?



Henry: Probably everything not released or expansions; "Players", "Thriller", "Red Pony", "Masada" etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Wonderful news!

Loving the Bob Peak art for the cover:



James



You bet. Great artwork- great release! One of my few remaining Holy Grail scores.

Thanks to Lukas and all the guys at FSM!

SCOTT


Heck, I still have tons of Grails left. I'm still waiting for Newman's "Anne Frank"

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

I've never been able to get into the Hungarian recording... this sounds so much better.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I was delighted with the Intrada release for many years, and went nutsy-cookoo when the lp was released-

Well, it's a relic now. (Actually, it's been a relic for some time- but now I can pitch the boot. )

Say- what a great thread topic.... PITCH THE BOOT!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

I've heard of the phrase "it ended with a slam-bang finish."

I think this release means that 2010 "has started with slam-bang beginning!"

With all the possibilities out there yet to come, what a treasure trove of releases will be coming our way this year.

Thanks aplenty to Lukas, Bruce, and all of those involved.

Ron Burbella

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Somehow missed previous incarnations of this score.

Will gladly rectify this omission with the FSM release.

Thanks to all - be they composer, performer album producer or fan who suggested this!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Amazing, simply amazing. Talk about something out of left field!
This is an absolutely unexpected and most welcome new release.
One of my very favorite Goldsmith scores and right up there with
The Swarm. So, for giving us this great treasure, I say:
Thanks to Lukas and company for making it happen.
Thanks to Bruce for making it possible.
Thanks to Paramount for making it do-able

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2010 - 9:52 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

2009 ended with a Goldsmith masterwork, my release of the year Freud. Now 2010 begins with yet another, Islands in the Stream. It's certainly been wonderful times for a Goldsmith fanatic like myself and others. I'm so glad he's my favorite film composer because the bounty has been truly exceptional as of late!

Hemingway, you magnificent bastard, I read your book.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2010 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'm listening to the re-recording now and I think it is dismal, obviously not the music but the shoddy recording. What was Goldsmith/Intrada thinking?

Intrada and Goldsmith had the best of motives.They were trying to get a release of Goldsmith's favourite score.One that was affordable and wouldn't break the bank as the OST would have done with reuse fees. The recording may not have been perfect but I've enjoyed it over the last 20 years but now look forward to this release of the original tracks.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2010 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   Palikka   (Member)

What a pleasant surprise! I´m really waiting to hear this.
Thank you.

 
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