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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

*klunk* *tonk* ordered

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

A nice release but I'm gonna wait a bit to combine it with some other cd's.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

YES!!!!!! Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!! THIS is really one score I have needed a complete released since 1984. Oh God, that's three huge "holy grails" from FSM for me. Superman Box, Khan and now this. This is huge for me. I remember riding my bike home from Record World the day after seeing the film opening night. How much I loved that album, but was so bummed to be missing so many great cues. And 26 years, I'd pay special attention to the video/DVD/BD viewings just to savor the music of the Genesis planet breaking up as Kirk finds Spock at the right age.

And better: SUNSET ON GENESIS! This is the cue I was hoping for back when I got the LP and there it wasn't. Until now!

Listening to the abbreviated samples brought tears to my eyes. I went into "air conductor" mode like a little geek and was thrilled. THANK YOU! If you release nothing else I like ever again, you have still made my film score library complete with these miracle releases.

Oh yeah...ordered!

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

What, no bonus cues from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet? Kidding, kidding...

At the risk of reopening tired debates, let me just say that I've thought for a while now that the "Romeo & Juliet" quotes were a deliberate way to parallel Shakespeare's "star-cross'd lovers" with Kirk and his "lady" ... i.e., the Enterprise is Kirk's Juliet. Certainly, the juxtaposition of the "death" of the Enterprise (as it burns through the atmosphere) with a quotation from the death of Juliet seems too apt and on-the-nose to be mere coincidence. Sure, it's the sort of thing that will only be noticed by the musical literati ... but so was Williams' tongue-in-cheek quote of Stravinsky's "Firebird" in HOOK.

At any rate, this is a terrifically exciting release, prime Horner, and I intend to enjoy every note of it!

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

boy, the FSM covers blow away the GNP!
Was the SFS used for the original one-sheet?


Both CD covers come from the theatrical posters:



 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

That Bob Peak artwork is incredible ... for TREK II, as well. It's not often that cover art is a selling point for me, but even if these were just reissues -- well, I'd be awfully tempted to buy them on the strength of the artwork alone! (And the superb art direction of Mr. Sikoryak, of course...)

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Oh, and who else thinks that this version has more attractive artwork than the LP?


This is my favorite version of the movie poster. The LP version was just butt ugly. I love how the CD is being released on the 26th anniversary of the US film release. :-)

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

there are ABSOLUTELY NO DIALOGUE whatsoever on ST III album

Wow!

Excellent news and a thoughtful way of giving everyone the film and album versions of compositions.

Love the striking new artwork too.

One question: the back cover states "Dialogue Snippets © 1984 Paramount Pictures." Is there dialog? The back cover of the TREK II disc does not mention dialog yet retains the original Nimoy voice over.

Cheers
Chris

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

OMG, how people are even able to already find something to complain about here is beyond me. But to each his own. I have nothing to complain about this release.

What i wonder about is why SAE is charging considerably more shipping costs for a multi disc set when there is really not that much difference in weigh and packaging between a single disc and a 2-disc release... the mysteries of the world! But of course that did not stop me from ordering STIII!


wow, stop complaining, please! If you can not pay that little extra shipping you dont need this release!!!

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

I'd like a 3rd disc with Prokofiev cues. Will pay 30$ for it. smile

Excuse me, but does everyone else agree with this satement?

" 'I wasn't bitching I was just making a observation and stated a opinion.'
Aka FANBOY BITCHING.. - Ford Thaxton"


oh, just ignore Fordy's comments. You will live long and prosper.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Thanks everyone for your enthusiastic feedback. It's fun to see all the interest. I don't mind the occasional criticism, because everyone has a right to his opinion and the point of the board is to discuss them. I do wish that people would maybe keep the safeties on their phasers turned on until they had all the facts...I won't bother to rehash the arguments as the explanations have already been given, but from time to time we are placed into creative situations where we know going on that we've got to please the 85% of the people who will want the program to be one thing, vs. the 14% who want the opposite. I leave out 1% because they are never happy with anything and like the attention they get from expressing a contrary point of view.

I will say one thing: nothing would have stopped us from charging $29.95 (per some other "goody" 2CD sets in recent months). In fact we could have asked $34.95 and made more money...the studios would not have minded, they get the same percentage no matter what and would have deferred to our judgment. But we are using $24.95 because want the music to be affordable to those who want to hear it. So there! I hope people like having this 2CD configuration because you'll also like O... O you'll find out in a few weeks.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   BigMacGyver2000   (Member)

"wow, stop complaining, please! If you can not pay that little extra shipping you dont need this release!!! "

Woa, i hope you are joking because my criticism of SAE's business policy as far as shipping costs is concerned was clearly separate from my comments of the release and its well justified pricing itself! I really can't see how you make a connection there, especially because i said i actually BOUGHT the album regardless of that extra shipping fee for the second disc!

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

I definitely love the art work that FSM used for Star Trek II and III, much better than the old GNP releases.

By the way for those of you who are bitching that the OST presentation was included...remember the OST had alternate takes of cues and it couldn't be fit onto a single disc with the main score. So that is why they put it as a second disc and quite fitting. The only thing that was different for Star Trek II OST was the "Battle In The Mutara Nebula". They didn't include that overlay towards the end of the cue, something that FSM corrected.

Seriously this bitching needs to stop...most of us have waited literally years for a complete release for this score (and Star Trek II). So if you're really that unhappy about it because of the extra $5, don't buy it and quit pissing on everyone else' parade.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

hope people like having this 2CD configuration because you'll also like O... O you'll find out in a few weeks.

You know Lukas, if you want my wallet, I can just mail you the damn thing.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   FilmMusicFan   (Member)

WOW! Amazing! Thanks a lot for your efforts FSM-Guys!

Start Trek II was great deal as well ... I just wished you would have put the track "Genesis Project" by Huxley to the end of the album ;-)

It's the best of both worlds, if you liked the album version, you get it.

If you want to the expanded score, you get that...

And you only have to pay an additional $5.00 for the 2nd CD...

Not a bad deal for those of us wanting this sort of release for the last 26 years....

Ford A. Thaxton


I agree with Ford!

I do not own the old album version, so I am happy I can get now both for an additional $5.00

Great cover by the way ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I can't believe my eyes. They tell me it's real, but I still don't.

Then again, I still don't believe that I've got the complete score to RoboCop sitting on my shelf.

Or complete Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

This has been a hell of a year for classic score releases. I can't wait to see what's next!!!

And thank you FSM. Don't listen to the naysayers. They were born to complain. This thing is a dream come true. I've always liked the score to this one better than that of its predecessor. Now everyone will be able to hear why outside the film.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I knew that sticking with my original LP and holding off on purchasing a CD copy for a couple of decades would finally pay off!

Can't wait to hear the gorgeous "Returning to Vulcan" cue remastered on CD.


Absolutely! Imagine the PDB's who shelled out 75 plus in Beans American for that GNP reease, and what they must feel like today .

PDB: Poor, dumb bastards

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I can't believe my eyes. They tell me it's real, but I still don't.

Then again, I still don't believe that I've got the complete score to RoboCop sitting on my shelf.

Or complete Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

This has been a hell of a year for classic score releases. I can't wait to see what's next!!!

And thank you FSM. Don't listen to the naysayers. They were born to complain. This thing is a dream come true. I've always liked the score to this one better than that of its predecessor. Now everyone will be able to hear why outside the film.


My feelings precisely.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Well, looks like I'm popping in the Blu Ray...

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2010 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The best thing about this is combining WOK and SFS complete into one continuous playlist. They were meant to go together!

 
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