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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I've said it once, I'll say it again--Jim Titus is an amazingly-gifted art designer. He and Goldwasser do the very best work for La-La Land Records. They have helped in making me buy all of these releases, period.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the piece myself, which makes it really hard to submit a correction properly.


Weird, never noticed that before. But pretty sure it's something Ellington. Now that I listen to it after having immersed myself in much Ellington anyway. I can't figure out what, however.

(Actually listening again maybe not, it sounds a bit more bebopish than at first glace)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

I've said it once, I'll say it again--Jim Titus is an amazingly-gifted art designer. He and Goldwasser do the very best work for La-La Land Records. They have helped in making me buy all of these releases, period.

I agree, and as I mentioned earlier in the thread, I know Jim Titus has a website - http://www.bisseltitus.com/index.html - but I'd love to see all of his album artwork gathered in one place. smile

You can see Goldwasser's stuff here: http://www.warmbutter.com/cds/

I'm a graphic design student myself (just starting out) and I'd love to design an album half as good as theirs!

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Why is Die Hard 3 $30 but Home Alone 2 and The Untouchables are $25?

Have to imagine it just cost more to produce.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

(Actually listening again maybe not, it sounds a bit more bebopish than at first glace)


I think I'd guess the bop era too. Reminds me a tiny bit of "Salt Peanuts."

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I've said it once, I'll say it again--Jim Titus is an amazingly-gifted art designer. He and Goldwasser do the very best work for La-La Land Records. They have helped in making me buy all of these releases, period.

True. But let's not forget the artists who actually created the poster illustrations that are usually incorporated as the central feature in these designs. I'd like to see credits in the booklets for the original poster artists whose images are utilized.
What I like best about Mr. Titus' work is his splendid layouts for the insides of the booklets. I think these display his quality decision-making and taste more than the covers themselves.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I've said it once, I'll say it again--Jim Titus is an amazingly-gifted art designer. He and Goldwasser do the very best work for La-La Land Records. They have helped in making me buy all of these releases, period.

True. But let's not forget the artists who actually created the poster illustrations that are usually incorporated as the central feature in these designs. I'd like to see credits in the booklets for the original poster artists whose images are utilized.
What I like best about Mr. Titus' work is his splendid layouts for the insides of the booklets. I think these display his quality decision-making and taste more than the covers themselves.


I agree completely. The discs and trays themselves always have great artwork, too. I'm particularly thinking about Home Alone; that was beautifully done. I hope to see the same on part 2.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 11:09 PM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

Die Hard 3 and Home Alone 2 both tempt me, and of course the Trek box we've all been lusting over these past months.

It's lucky I decided to keep putting money aside each week even after I had enough for Trek, as it seems I'll be needing a bit more after all. Not sure if I'll buy both, but I definitely intend to purchase Die Hard 3 along with Trek.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Damnit. My wife is gonna kill me.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I agree completely. The discs and trays themselves always have great artwork, too. I'm particularly thinking about Home Alone; that was beautifully done. I hope to see the same on part 2.

It's certainly true that LLL's design team has improved enormously over the last 12 months. Titus being the star player.

It's a shame said artwork is normally printed on inlays that crinkle and crease inside jewel cases that are too small (quad cases especially) but... well I can always trim the Trek set I guess.

Thumbs up for Titus and Goldwasser.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

Just revisited the old release of Die Hard With a Vengeance - it never really dawned on me until now just how little Michael Kamen music is actually on there!

Out of a 66 minute runtime, only about 28 of those are Kamen's music. I can understand the inclusion of the songs, but did we really need 25 minutes of Brahms & Beethoven to fill out the disc back in '95? Madness! roll eyes

smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

LaLaLand started and now ends the year in spectacular fashion! Man what a year they had!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

I almost missed the announcement. Die Hard 3 is a must ! Kamen was great at scoring action ! Was a damn fine artist period.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   JarodRussell   (Member)

Oh my God, Die Hard With A Vengeance. This can't be real.

Ever since I saw the film, I've been DYING to listen to the complete soundtrack. The score for the train sequence, one of the best action scores I've ever heard. It starts when McClane gets out of the cab to catch the train, and he misses it, then he runs through the streets to jump on the roof of the train. And then later, the theme climaxes triumphantly when the train enters the station and the bomb explodes.

I WANT THIS NOW! big grin
My life is complete.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

The Untouchables?

Two discs?

Ooh La La!


It's a remarkable release I never thought would come. Thrilled about the other releases as well, but THIS is the real gem of the bunch (excluding TREK, in a league of its own). Thank you SO Much, LLL!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Almost bit the bullet and bought the Varese Club Home Alone 2 just last month - so glad I didn't! Keep up the Williams and Elfman albums and you'll keep getting my money, LLL smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I used to shell out big bucks for out of print albums... then I realized that everything I've missed out on will return in time. Patience is not only a virtue, but a wallet-saver!

Thank you to all involved! 2012 > all other years of re-releases!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Two questions:

1. Is the new UNTOUCHABLES digitally remastered?....I never liked the tiny, warm sound of the original cd......I figured there would be a new UNTOUCHABLES---but not as complete as the new one.

2. At 3.500 copies, is this going to be a quick sell-out?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

On the Varese CD Club release of Home Alone 2, Mr. Matessino, in his liner notes, invited us to “sing along” to the orchestra-only version of Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas. The problem was that there were no lyrics posted any where in the booklet.

Will the lyrics for that song be in the booklet for this LLL release? wink

Thanks,

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Wonderful releases! Can't wait to finally hear the unused Brahms inspired bits for Die Hard With a Vengeance.

I watched The Untouchables recently with my oldest son and noted the subtle differences in the film mix. It'll be great to have these all on disc. Thanks for an incredible year of releases LLL!

 
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