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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Poltergeist
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

I just bought the crap out of it.

Also Star Trek V, The Dunwich Horror, Airplane and Body Double.

Good times.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Superman   (Member)

This perfect, new Poltergeist release...is...quite simply...UMM!!!



Can't wait to hear it!!!!!!smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   Superman   (Member)

Scoresalot's avatar is AWESOME!big grin Needs a tennis ball.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Did an avatar tribute to Poltergeist. They've been focused on FSM releases a lot lately wink

Do you do those in After Effects?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I'm really looking forward to getting this release. Poltergeist is one of my top 5 favorite Goldsmith scores and certainly deserves to be in print for a good long run. If my memory serves me well, it was my first blind buy Jerry Goldsmith score. I remember picking it up on CD in A&B Sound in Calgary when I was a teenager and thinking that Goldsmith did a damn good job with his trek scores so I'm gonna give this one a shot. It's been a long time since I've been that blown away by a score on first listen. Can't believe it's been about 15 years since I picked it up. That Rhino CD was a great listen and it's had a lot of play since then. I can't wait to hear it in improved sound.

To this day, I've never seen the movie other than brief snippets on TV. It's a testament to just how good this score is that you can completely remove it from the movie and it's still enthralling.

Thanks to all involved. This looks great!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Thanks everyone for the warm reception.

I had as LITTLE to do with this as possible for FSM! It was Mike Matessino and Bruce Botnick.

Lukas


Is this a favorite score for Mr. Matessino and Mr. Botnick?

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Looks like a truly definitive representation of the score. I was kind of WTF when I saw the inclusion of the LP tracks for The Prize, but mention of better sound quality makes me happy they were included. I need to pace my soundtrack spending for a while, so I'm glad this is a 10,000 copy pressing. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

This perfect, new Poltergeist release...is...quite simply...UMM!!!

Oh my god this has to be my favorite post of the year. I literally laughed out loud when I saw this one. Good job.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Marlene   (Member)

Mike Matessino and Bruce Botnick never fail to impress me!

Thank God for those guys! BTW, canĀ“t wait to hear this. I loved the Rhino release but considering that this was remastered from the original 3-track masters... WHEW!

This score was one of the reasons why I fell in love with filmmusic. The other reason was "The Secret of NiMH".

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   FilmMusicFan   (Member)

POLTERGEIST is one of the best scores Mr. Goldsmith ever composed!

I bought the Sony/Rhino CD with 68 minutes earlier this year for just $ 7 and it sounds great.

Sorry, but I won't spend $ 25 + transport for just 21 minutes of sound effects and alternate music.

But I wish you guys lots of fun with this! wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Sorry, but I won't spend $ 25 + transport for just 21 minutes of sound effects and additional music.

The beauty of the thing is, you don't have to.

I, on the other hand, can't wait!

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Did an avatar tribute to Poltergeist.

LOL! You've outdone yourself again, Scoresalot!

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

This would be the definitive version of POLTERGEIST. Kudos to Mike and Bruce Botnick!

Mike: At the end of the end title credits, the chorus breaks into giggles and laughs- this coda was faded into some electronic swipe in the OST LP and in the previous cd issue was also cut short; whereas the film version held the full version of this. I hope this is retained exactly as in the film.

Amer

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   mxmx   (Member)

This would be the definitive version of POLTERGEIST. Kudos to Mike and Bruce Botnick!

Mike: At the end of the end title credits, the chorus breaks into giggles and laughs- this coda was faded into some electronic swipe in the OST LP and in the previous cd issue was also cut short; whereas the film version held the full version of this. I hope this is retained exactly as in the film.

Amer


We have the album version for the album and the track as originally recorded on the full score presentation. The movie actually had a loop/edit to make it even longer.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

POLTERGEIST is one of the best scores Mr. Goldsmith ever composed!

I bought the Sony/Rhino CD with 68 minutes earlier this year for just $ 7 and it sounds great.

Sorry, but I won't spend $ 25 + transport for just 21 minutes of sound effects and alternate music.

But I wish you guys lots of fun with this! wink



Well, I bought this the moment it came out first on cd. And despite the fact that a few alternates were already inlcuded back then and I still missed the short LP version. So getting this album again just to hear the edited version and dont forget that this version has better and improved mastering on the whole makes it worth it.

Just curious- why did you buy this when its was informed that this better 2cd set was coming out?

Amer

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

double post

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

This would be the definitive version of POLTERGEIST. Kudos to Mike and Bruce Botnick!

Mike: At the end of the end title credits, the chorus breaks into giggles and laughs- this coda was faded into some electronic swipe in the OST LP and in the previous cd issue was also cut short; whereas the film version held the full version of this. I hope this is retained exactly as in the film.

Amer


We have the album version for the album and the track as originally recorded on the full score presentation. The movie actually had a loop/edit to make it even longer.

Mike


thanks- that explains it! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Happy and appreciative of this release


but wasn't there anything else they could come up with but THE PRIZE for bonus tracks?


Even music from POLTERGEIST II or something more related.

THE PRIZE and POLTERGEIST

is like Eva Longoria and Tony Parker... don't really fit.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

I agree to a certain extent, I have no interest in The Prize, and being a Poltergeist completest I would have preferred its omission, but this is something I can live with when you look at the bigger picture. I am still hoping that La La Land will get the rights to a new Poltergeist II release someday.

I say them, because they appear to have an interest in separating Goldsmith's synths and using sorely the orchestral material as bonus tracks which I find fascinating. I would love to have a suite/or bonus versions of the cues from Poltergeist II without the synths, and then have a few other ones where the primary focus is just the synth work.

That would be a release to get excited about too, that's for sure!

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2010 - 9:52 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Happy and appreciative of this release

but wasn't there anything else they could come up with but THE PRIZE for bonus tracks?


Clearly, it was something they already had the rights to. It could have been dead space on the CD. Instead, they threw something on. You're free to hit "STOP."

Why can't you just be happy and appreciate this?

 
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