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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

This kind of release only seems to come along once in a blue moon nowadays. And, unfortunately, it appears I have to grab it while it's available. Otherwise, these things tend to disappear as quickly as they surfaced.

So, I'm grabbing the brass ring once again.

But, Oh, what a brass ring it is! I could practically get rid of all the other recordings I have of these scores, and just keep this!

I'm amazed they decided to do it, given the market for Golden Age scores lately.

Still and all, I have to hand it to Varese, Redman, Kirgo, and company: it's a marvelous capper to a history of Herrmann releases.

(This is the kind of thing that should be celebrated in Classical circles, too, since they are finally beginning to accept Herrmann's genius...)

Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

wow,
Since this isnt a complete Herrmann box, I wonder why they included so many non-expanded scores which we Herrmann collectors will already have - Blue Denim, Egyptian, Anna & King, Journey to Center Earth, Day Earth Stood Still.


I'm sure they've all been remastered (I think they were released about ten years ago), I bet they sound a lot better now.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

wow,
Four scores are making their premiere appearance. Never before have Herrmann’s original recordings of The Snows of Kilimanjaro, White Witch Doctor, 5 Fingers or Hangover Square appeared on CD.
Since this isnt a complete Herrmann box, I wonder why they included so many non-expanded scores which we Herrmann collectors will already have - Blue Denim, Egyptian, Anna & King, Journey to Center Earth, Day Earth Stood Still.



I was under the Impression that EARTH STTOD STILL was.... well read Mike M's comment at the beginning of the thread

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

hopfully some of these discs will have individual releases.

Well I could care less about the configuration on here, if someone released Which Witch Doctor especially) I wouldn't insist it be coupled with A Hateful of Rain, for instance.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Good work Varese, we appreciate your pricing this out of reach for many of us. Any excitement and interest is immediately tossed out the window by an ending price tag over $200.00 mad

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

Well, for those fine folks out there that were stoked for a Herrmann Box Set - Merry Christmas!!!!

For those fine folks out there (like me) who have no interest in this, we now have extra cash to buy almost 20 discs next year - Happy New Year!!!

At 1000 units, I expect this to move pretty fast - which is good for Varese!!!

Everyone can be happysmile!!!

As to the price, seems reasonalble for 14 discs plus the packaging - postage will add to the total, but it always does.

For those partaking - enjoy!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

Awesome. Can't afford it. Somewhere Benny is conducting the world's smallest violin.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

I'm not the Herrmann connoisseur that many here are, but I'm bummed about missing a more complete Journey to the Center of the Earth. Knowing that somewhere Thor is spitting at me, I'm going to go enjoy the wonderful CD I already have.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Awesome. Can't afford it. Somewhere Benny is conducting the world's smallest violin.

Haha, same here. First time I can remember passing on a release I truly want, but I just can't justify this one. Oh well. Hopefully we'll see some of these beauts released individually in the coming months.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

...plus the classic book and the same JERRY GOLDSMITH box set format makes his a must have!

I wish this set did follow the same format, but the description says, "seven double CD slim line jewel boxes". Double slimline boxes??? FSM established the standard of using clamshell cases. Why is Varese constantly innovating crappier ways to package their CDs? Perhaps this isn't as BAD as the Giacchino expanded Star Trek release, but it doesn't sound good to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

A very nice release indeed. And if I wouldn`t have many of the scores that are included in the box already and if I wouldn`t be quite happy with the sound (except for BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF of course) I would have bought it. But $ 200,- plus shipping) for a couple of tracks that I don`t have yet is way too much for me. But I am happy of course for everyone who likes it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

...plus the classic book and the same JERRY GOLDSMITH box set format makes his a must have!

I wish this set did follow the same format, but the description says, "seven double CD slim line jewel boxes". Double slimline boxes??? FSM established the standard of using clamshell cases. Why is Varese constantly innovating crappier ways to package their CDs? Perhaps this isn't as BAD as the Giacchino expanded Star Trek release, but it doesn't sound good to me.



You are right. I was thinking it would be the same clam shell set but that would make the cost go up a bit. Like the STAR TREK: RON JONES SET which was all clam shell but without the book. On the bright side I hope the Herrmann book is better produced ala FSM box sets as the Old Goldsmith book seemed to have the pages coming off.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I've had a chance to think about this release and its importance to me personally. It truly is one of the most stunning presentations of music (classical, pop, soundtrack or whatever) released in my lifetime.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Sounds like a wonderful release, but it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my price range. frown If someone in the Trading Post forum ever sells it for around the $125 mark, I'll bite, but otherwise...

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

I wish this set did follow the same format, but the description says, "seven double CD slim line jewel boxes". Double slimline boxes??? FSM established the standard of using clamshell cases. Why is Varese constantly innovating crappier ways to package their CDs?

Could it be that they want to save space for a 100 pages book?

I am happy with CD slim jewel boxes.

Best

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I don't like how the JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH last cue, "Earthquake/Shaft," still has its "Final" split off. It's very annoying to listen to it that way. I think Herrmann would want the "Final" joined back up with the rest of the cue, even though it didn't make into into the movie itself. CDs are about a listening experience.

I also wish someone would finally release an official FIVE FINGERS DVD or better yet a restored Blu-ray. A damn fine movie from Fox missing in action for too long.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I keep hearing the same thing - "I already own these." No, you don't. Many are remastered and expanded, and worth upgrading. How come people didn't holler about this sort of thing with Great Train Robbery, Explorers, Robocop, Die Hard, Commando, Predator, Great Escape, etc.? They, too, we're once released but then included expanded and remastered versions (some very minor changes at times) that everyone was excited about. Face it, it's the price, not the content people are fussing over.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   captain X   (Member)

I keep hearing the same thing - "I already own these." No, you don't. Many are remastered and expanded, and worth upgrading. How come people didn't holler about this sort of thing with Great Train Robbery, Explorers, Robocop, Die Hard, Commando, Predator, Great Escape, etc.? They, too, we're once released but then included expanded and remastered versions (some very minor changes at times) that everyone was excited about. Face it, it's the price, not the content people are fussing over.

Because they didn't cost $200?

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

It's $14.28 per disc or $11.11 per score. Given that as a single disc these would be $20 each, this is a great value.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I just had a chance to listen to a couple of the sample tracks. "White Witch Doctor" sounds like it will be utterly amazing. I was surprised that "Hangover Square" sounds so good even in the lossy samples.

 
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