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 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

Listening to the 1991 Intrada CD I find the sound a bit lacking (the score is, of course, wonderful!) Can anyone comment as to whether
the later, reissued (re-mastered) CD of Rosenman's score is significant enough an improvement to warrant re-purchase. I would buy a better sounding version of this in a heartbeat!
Thanks,
Bob Bryden,
Canada

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

sucks

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

sucks

Bruce,

Only the most clueless swine would post that sort of remark about his score.

This score really was rather good overall in my view, The late Mr. Rosenman put a great deal of effort and art into this score and to dismiss it in such a RUDE AND CHILDISH manner does the man and his memory a great disservice.

You are free to have your own opinion and even dislike it, but how about somethiing a bit more thoughtful then a one word insult that is on the level of a four year old.



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Listening to the 1991 Intrada CD I find the sound a bit lacking (the score is, of course, wonderful!) Can anyone comment as to whether
the later, reissued (re-mastered) CD of Rosenman's score is significant enough an improvement to warrant re-purchase. I would buy a better sounding version of this in a heartbeat!
Thanks,
Bob Bryden,
Canada



I'm not sure it was REMASTERED at all.

I'm fairly certain they used the INTRADA CD (or their master) to produce this release.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I never had a problem with the sound of the 2001 release.
http://www.emusic.com/album/Leonard-Rosenman-And-Saul-Zaentz-The-Lord-Of-The-Rings-MP3-Download/10591444.html

Samples if you wanna test em.


-Joshua

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

I had the CD a while back. Good score. I think the sound veers too much on the dry side, as do quite a few Rosenman recordings. It's a little unflattering to his music, IMO. Yet, it's a fairly consistent trait throughout his career indicating that he preferred a dryer acoustic. Beneath/Apes is one exception and is all the better for its more ambient sound.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 10:01 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

You can also listen to samples at soundtrack.net:

http://www.soundtrack.net/albums/database/?id=458

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

sucks

That's a pretty boorish one word slap, considering how good that score is and just how fine a composer Rosenman was. Why do you continue to be an intrusive ass?

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2008 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   Jon A. Bell   (Member)

Probably my favorite Rosenman score; the "Helm's Deep" cue, with the blaster beam and chorus, absolutely kicks ass.

-- Jon

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I'll say this, and I think I've said this on this board before, but not wanting to be a bore, like Thor, I'll just get to the core and not simply dull our senses silly by hacking up an old thread. I appreciate this composition 10 fold now more than I did back in 1978. He put a lot of work into an ambitious but lousy movie.

There. No muss. No fuss. No vomiting up of things past written. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I never had a problem with the sound, but I'm not an obsessive audiophile.

As regards the score itself, I'll repeat myself here and say that it's an absolute masterpiece. Of course, you'd probably have to love Rosenman's music in general to like this one (it's so goddam Rosenman!), but I'd say it's one of his very best. The action stuff is thrilling and terrific, but even the "creeping around" cues are enthralling, for me at least. Rosenman was one of the few composers I can think of who could make "padding" (for want of a better word) musically interesting.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   Tester   (Member)

It's a kind of The great escape + Victory in Mordor with a Christmas song. And then some noise. Rosenman, as usual, confusing the mood of the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I'm not quite sure what you mean, Tester, but let me say I just love that "noise" you refer to!

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

The movie's on youtube, broken up into 12 parts.

http://au.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=Comandercat&p=r

Correction, it's not the whole thing.
Most of it though...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I don't like this very much, I'm afraid, as Rosenman was never my thing. In fact, I have the Fantasy release up for sale quite cheap now, if anyone is interested. I do agree, however, that the sound quality doesn't do the music very good, as the dissonance comes out very "flat" and gritty. So perhaps I had enjoyed this more in a sparkling, rerecorded format?

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Is there anybody out there who could recommend Rosenman’s ‚Lord of the Rings‘? Or, to be more precise:

- Is it a ‚must-have‘?
- What other popular score could you liken it to?
- How's the sound quality?
- Would it be compatible with my taste if I usually buy Williams, don’t buy Zimmer and deny that I used to buy James horner?

As always, recommendations are always appreciated. You guys introduced my to Korngold, and I’m still grateful for that!

Rosenman is definitely an aquired taste. Believe me, it is nothing like Shores massive score and his style is nothing like Williams. While I do like "Star Trek IV", overall I cannot listen to most of his work.

I have listened to his Lord of the Rings twice and I won't do it again.

While he is not my cup of tea, he has alot of fans on this board.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

sucks

Bruce,

Only the most clueless swine would post that sort of remark about his score.

This score really was rather good overall in my view, The late Mr. Rosenman put a great deal of effort and art into this score and to dismiss it in such a RUDE AND CHILDISH manner does the man and his memory a great disservice.

You are free to have your own opinion and even dislike it, but how about somethiing a bit more thoughtful then a one word insult that is on the level of a four year old.



Ford A. Thaxton


FAT calling someone else "rude and childish"

ya gotta love it!

ahahahaha!

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)




I have listened to his Lord of the Rings twice and I won't do it again.

.


why not?
because it sucks?

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)




I have listened to his Lord of the Rings twice and I won't do it again.

.


why not?
because it sucks?


I'll ASK you again. Why do you you continue to be such an intrusive ass?

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2008 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

sucks

Bruce,

Only the most clueless swine would post that sort of remark about his score.

This score really was rather good overall in my view, The late Mr. Rosenman put a great deal of effort and art into this score and to dismiss it in such a RUDE AND CHILDISH manner does the man and his memory a great disservice.

You are free to have your own opinion and even dislike it, but how about somethiing a bit more thoughtful then a one word insult that is on the level of a four year old.



Ford A. Thaxton


FAT calling someone else "rude and childish"

ya gotta love it!

ahahahaha!


While you are laughing, he also called you a "clueless swine". There. Feel any better?

 
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