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 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Received it today and being mostly unfamiliar with the score (I saw the movie long ago but that's about it), am impressed with the at times ethereal quality of the drawn out synthy/choir cues (in that sense a good companion for Nemesis). This is a style I'm not used to from Silvestri or at least not to this degree without exploding into action big grin. Speaking of which, I also like the militaristic padding -which is a typical Cameron requirement it would seem- and the 'Predator' related action material which rocks, as well as even some Judge Dredd precursors. For a sci-fi/action score of '89 it has aged well and definitely a highlight of this batch!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   Atham   (Member)

I'm so glad to finally have this score in complete (almost) form. It's been one of my favorite scores since first seeing the film in 1989. Hearing the alternate cues are a revelation to the evolution of the composing process. The only thing I wish had been included was the choral backing heard in the film version of Bud On The Ledge. That aside it's a fabulous release from Varese.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 10:30 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I'm so glad to finally have this score in complete (almost) form. It's been one of my favorite scores since first seeing the film in 1989. Hearing the alternate cues are a revelation to the evolution of the composing process. The only thing I wish had been included was the choral backing heard in the film version of Bud On The Ledge. That aside it's a fabulous release from Varese.

Awaiting delivery of my set (along with other goodies) If it made to Australia..mine wont be far I suppose smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

I think it's from the scene where Coffee takes off with the pod.

Coffee pod

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Had the day off due to the snow storm and the university being closed, so my father and I were in "THE ABYSS". We started the day playing his original Varese Sarabande release, then we played my deluxe edition and then we watched the movie. After watching the movie, we went back to the original and deluxe edition CDs to see if we could find our favorite parts. All of our favorites cues are covered on the original release. Glad to have my own copy of THE ABYSS, but I will be making a shorter version, it is just to long. Sometimes I have to agree with Thor.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Had the day off due to the snow storm and the university being closed, so my father and I were in "THE ABYSS". We started the day playing his original Varese Sarabande release, then we played my deluxe edition and then we watched the movie. After watching the movie, we went back to the original and deluxe edition CDs to see if we could find our favorite parts. All of our favorites cues are covered on the original release. Glad to have my own copy of THE ABYSS, but I will be making a shorter version, it is just to long. Sometimes I have to agree with Thor.

Too long, but there are some excellent parts to add to the original release, at least.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 10:25 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Finally got hold of my copy of THE ABYSS. The sound quality is just incredibly fantastic. The sonics were well captured by Dennis Sands at the rercording sessions. The superb remastering and the wealth of unpublished music has given the score an entirely new focus and depth. What an amazing assembly by Mike Mattessino. The whole score is a different listening experience the way the composer initialy intended. Some great new nuggets and action tracks as well as alternates are in there. The OST is a cute representation of highlights in comparasion. But not just for the sake completists out there this is a major restoration that fans of the film and film music will find very rewarding.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Limited quanities Alert!!

The ABYSS is at 561 Copies of inventory at their website. Get your copy soon if you have your eyes on it.


 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2014 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

The Abyss: TDE ordered!

1989 was MY YEAR! That's why we try to do as many scores from that era

Batman
Lethal Weapon 2
Star Trek V
Black Rain
Pet Semetary
Fat Man and Little Boy
Tango and Cash

We even have few more planned in 2014!

Can't wait to get THE ABYSS!

MV


Oooh, I hope Horner's GLORY is one of those projects!


Same hope here

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Enjoying this score! I put together my own 54-min edit using the deluxe edition, taking out most of the synth/atmospheric parts and creating an almost entirely orchestral powerhouse of a score big grin
I have an all-new appreciation for this Silvestri classic

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

Enjoying this score! I put together my own 54-min edit using the deluxe edition, taking out most of the synth/atmospheric parts and creating an almost entirely orchestral powerhouse of a score big grin
I have an all-new appreciation for this Silvestri classic



well i've ended up doing the opposite, i'm used to Silvestri's action sound, but i'm not aware of another score where he employs eerie sonics and textures like he does here, and as someone who's got a soft spot for listless dreamy music to begin with, i think he's very good at it. what I've got atm...

let me drown your rat / search the montana
jammer freaks
lindsey's close encounter
the pseudopod
the only way
bud's big dive
defusing the bomb
bud on the ledge
the only way (alternate)

all in all I'm blown away by this cd, i've had the vinyl since day one and was never that fond of it, but having all of this extra music, and sounding so superb, has made a huge difference, favorite track though - has got to be the alternate version of the only way - a collection of strong melodies that somehow brings to mind the whole experience of getting all the way drawn into a film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   fommes   (Member)

A few questions for Neil or Mr Matessino:

- the alternate of "Flooding and Sinking": is it an alternate, or is it a synth demo for the cue (it would be a demo for an alternate, of course)?

- same for the alternate segment of "The Pseudopod": this time, it seems virtually the same as the one on CD1, but sounds more synth-like: is it an alternate or a demo?

- "What a Drag (Wild Original)" seems to be the intended tempo of the original version - I lined it up with the film and it synched perfectly; is this correct?

- the "Vocal Insert": is it for the opening of the end credits (cf the beginning of the insert) or for the tracked "Bud on the Ledge" part of the end credits (not on the Varèse) (cf the ending of the insert)? My guess is the latter: just like in that end credits part, it's only choir, while the corresponding part in "Bud on the Ledge" has that overlay.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

A few questions for Neil or Mr Matessino:

- the alternate of "Flooding and Sinking": is it an alternate, or is it a synth demo for the cue (it would be a demo for an alternate, of course)?

- same for the alternate segment of "The Pseudopod": this time, it seems virtually the same as the one on CD1, but sounds more synth-like: is it an alternate or a demo?

- "What a Drag (Wild Original)" seems to be the intended tempo of the original version - I lined it up with the film and it synched perfectly; is this correct?

- the "Vocal Insert": is it for the opening of the end credits (cf the beginning of the insert) or for the tracked "Bud on the Ledge" part of the end credits (not on the Varèse) (cf the ending of the insert)? My guess is the latter: just like in that end credits part, it's only choir, while the corresponding part in "Bud on the Ledge" has that overlay.


There is an upcoming interview with Neil S Bulk on The Abyss coming over the weekend. Keep your eyes on the board for that update.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2014 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   fommes   (Member)

Thanks, I will, but I doubt it will answer all of my questions here. Anyone?

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Folks ! our very own La La Land veteran producer and editor Neil S Bulk talks at length about his contributions to the making of The Abyss and The Blue Max sound track reissues. It was an honor and a first opportunity to interview Neil S Bulk. (Thanks again) and also to Christopher Coleman for hosting the interview on his website. Enjoy.

http://tracksounds.com/specialfeatures/Interviews/interview_neil_bulk_2014.htm

General Discussion: Interview: Neil S Bulk on THE ABYSS & THE BLUE MAX

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   aidricalchemy   (Member)

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