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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: King Kong: The Deluxe Edition (2CD)
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Oh gawd. Please don't mess up the gracenote...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

For those who are worried that I dared change "Soundtrack" to "Film Music" - it's the one time I OK'd submitting my tracknames to Gracenote, and it didn't seem to go through anyway. And if my tracklist is appearing and you HATE "Film Music" for the genre, all you have to do is just select all, then in the "Genre" field, start to type an "Sou" and the word Soundtrack come back up. When I think of all the horrible, misspelled and incorrect track information I've encountered in Gracenote, I don't think this one is a real catastrophe.

For me, personally, when I organize my music, I like to choose "Song Soundtrack" for something like, say "The Graduate" and "Film Music" for an orchestral score. But I always make those changes after Gracenote has provided the basics. We all customize a little don't we? Like I said, "King Kong" was the first time "OK'd" it when it asked if I wanted to submit my track list. I figured it would be useful since nothing seemed to be in the database, but it didn't stick anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

I added the gracenote info for cd 1 tonight. Hope there are no typos... Thought it peculiar that cd 2 had info but not cd 1. Anyhow the release is stellar and a dream come true. Next to Raise Titanic best Barry ever.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2012 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

It take it Body Heat has the gracenotes info by now (I had to put the titles in myself), I thought the idea was to have this info there before the customer got the disc!

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2012 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

I'd be grateful to hear – from those who have already been able to play their discs – opinions on if this release's sound quality is any better and clearer than FSM's BODY HEAT.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2012 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Stephen, he's been doing this same things for many years. He's just looking for a response and indignation. It is best just to ignore him and carry on...

Fanboys. Always so defensive. wink


Are you and RM Eastman in any way related because he tends to do the same thing...over and over and over and over again......whenever someone enjoys a composer that is NOT Jerry Goldsmith?


Not my fault that GOLDSMITH is the best by far. I'm also a huge Barry fan but could never understand the love for the Kong score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2012 - 9:32 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Stephen, he's been doing this same things for many years. He's just looking for a response and indignation. It is best just to ignore him and carry on...

Fanboys. Always so defensive. wink


Are you and RM Eastman in any way related because he tends to do the same thing...over and over and over and over again......whenever someone enjoys a composer that is NOT Jerry Goldsmith?


How rude, Parents ever teach you manners.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2012 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Stephen, he's been doing this same things for many years. He's just looking for a response and indignation. It is best just to ignore him and carry on...

Fanboys. Always so defensive. wink


Are you and RM Eastman in any way related because he tends to do the same thing...over and over and over and over again......whenever someone enjoys a composer that is NOT Jerry Goldsmith?


How rude, Parents ever teach you manners.
You must be related to Thor?

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2012 - 11:51 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

For a hotly-anticipated title, this isn't getting much commentary.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2012 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

I imagine the conversation will pick up this week as more people receive their copies.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2012 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

Yeah, here's hoping - I'm certainly excited to dig into your liner notes. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 2:17 AM   
 By:   wymjadalt   (Member)

I have always enjoyed John Barry's King Kong soundtrack. I am glad to see that a deluxe edition is finally being released. The movie wasn't that great, but the score made up for it in many ways.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Kong has arrived here in the UK, it must be one of the fastest deliveries ever, shipped on the 4th and arrived on the 9th. Haven't had time to listen yet, that'll have to wait until tonight, but the packaging looks superb and most importantly........................ IT'S HERE.

This was one of the first films I ever took my wife (to be) to see, we both loved the score, so to finally have the entire score in my hands is something I never dream't could happen, my thanks to everyone who was involved in making this wonderful release possible.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

Kong has arrived here in the UK, it must be one of the fastest deliveries ever, shipped on the 4th and arrived on the 9th. Haven't had time to listen yet, that'll have to wait until tonight, but the packaging looks superb and most importantly........................ IT'S HERE.

This was one of the first films I ever took my wife (to be) to see, we both loved the score, so to finally have the entire score in my hands is something I never dream't could happen, my thanks to everyone who was involved in making this wonderful release possible.


Wow - can't wait to listen to this with HP Drifter and KK Lives!

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

Kong's arrived.

Unbelievable.

Thanks FSM!

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Just finished listening to Kong, it's tremendous, the sound quality is excellent, the whole production is (IMHO) one of FSM's finest. This is just a feast for the ears (and the eyes)

Can't praise this release highly enough, FSM you'll be sadly missed.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Dr Lenera   (Member)

Will have to buy this [and Body Heat], but won't be able to afford till after Christmas, funds are so short, I assume copies will still be around and it's not 'limited'?

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Will have to buy this [and Body Heat], but won't be able to afford till after Christmas, funds are so short, I assume copies will still be around and it's not 'limited'?

Both are unlimited.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

For those who don't get the appeal of this score, here's a little context. December 1976: Jaws was over a year behind us and--besides the shark ostinato and the pirate music--there wasn't much to dig into emotionally with that score. Meanwhile, we're all watching Gilligan's Island and Star Trek reruns to get our top-drawer scoring fix. Remember, this is pre-VHS. Then Barry comes along with the Kong score. Not only does he get the ape right with the low brass, but he puts this sense of melancholy into the search for Dwan and the high-adventure of the interior island trek with "The Power of Kong" recurring theme. This was before Star Wars, Superman, Raiders, etc., and this was the first time I came out of a screening wishing I could recall the music better. The whole score was just pitch perfect. A great way to mine every last nugget of pathos out of a wildly uneven but (thanks to the score) ultimately successful film. When my friends suggest watching King Kong, I know they aren't talking about Peter Jackson's movie. John Barry is one of the reasons why.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Just listened to the new Barry AND Scott King Kong releases.
Both very enjoyable and the FSM is a particularly nice presentation.
But I declare the winning score to be... Scott's.

 
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