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 Posted:   Nov 27, 2012 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

It's shipped! Should be here Thursday.

Let the drooling commence...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2012 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   Jim Barg   (Member)

OH EM GEE

(hopefully that's sufficient enough excitement)

Actually was in Walmart today, and saw that the Blu-Ray was $8. Granted, I think the European release has a few more extras and a 5.1 mix, but for that price? Worth the blind buy.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2012 - 11:19 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I was planning to pass on this, as I had steadfastly avoided seeing the film based on the dreadful previews with Ah-nuld of the muscles-on-his-muscles riding about the red misty meadows with his silly horned hat and all. I have no connection with this film, but decided to give the samples a listen, which turned out to be an unexpected $30 move on my part. I actually liked the darn thing, and before I knew it...it was ordered. Rather than looking on this as something I missed out on for all these years due to my own rank stubbornness, I prefer to think of it as Providence that I did so, as there is now a splendid-sounding release of the actual tracks, and I have been spared the bad sounding earlier OST releases and a re-recording which (by some reports here) sounded great but missed the mark on the points which typically cause me to be disappointed by re-recordings. So carry on, then. Jolly good show and all that.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2012 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

^ You are in for a real treat, my friend. This score is one of the all-time greats. ^

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2012 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I was planning to pass on this, as I had steadfastly avoided seeing the film based on the dreadful previews with Ah-nuld of the muscles-on-his-muscles riding about the red misty meadows with his silly horned hat and all. I have no connection with this film, but decided to give the samples a listen, which turned out to be an unexpected $30 move on my part. I actually liked the darn thing, and before I knew it...it was ordered. Rather than looking on this as something I missed out on for all these years due to my own rank stubbornness, I prefer to think of it as Providence that I did so, as there is now a splendid-sounding release of the actual tracks, and I have been spared the bad sounding earlier OST releases and a re-recording which (by some reports here) sounded great but missed the mark on the points which typically cause me to be disappointed by re-recordings. So carry on, then. Jolly good show and all that.

Don't see it, but do see this:

Conan the Barbarian: The Musical
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGOQ7SsJrw

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2012 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

Glad I never bought the re-recordings. Bring on the originals! Looking forward to Destroyer too.

I'm not sure if that's something to be glad about. Seriously: Give it an ear (or two). Tadlow did a remarkable job.


I'm very, very glad I brought the re-recordings. Yes the original is an amazing piece of work, but the re-recording shows what Poledouris originally wrote and wanted and is a stunning recording without all the errors and compromises that ended up on the original score.

I love this score and would not want to be without either version.


My sentiments exactly.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2012 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   soundtracksi   (Member)

What a month and order this and Coogans bluff a dream come true,
now if we could get the full unrated version of movie,
we could rest on our laurels, for a while
again well done INTRADA

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2012 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

I like the Tadlow release but it's not the film recording - that has a special sort of magic contained within that the re-recording was unable to capture, at least for me. I will therefore be purchasing this with haste.

Totally agree.
Tadlow re-recording is a must-have for Conan music lovers only, but this definitive 3CD edition is a must-have for all movie music fans.

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2012 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Nexus 6   (Member)

Hi, folks! I've been around these parts for a while and figured now was as good of a time as any to jump in. All of the fantastic soundtrack releases this year, including this beauty as well as the upcoming Star Trek: TOS release, has me fired up. So I'll come along for the ride now and, for what it's worth, throw in my two cents from time to time. As for Conan, I can't wait. Basil's music for this film is a glorious thing and never grows old.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

After so many listenings of the momentous rerecording by Tadlow, this Intrada release will be like trying to fall in love again. Not sure it will be love at first sight. I have listened to the Varèse again in the afternoon and -- to me -- it sounds now rather weak. Not sure the new mix will enhance the recording but it will bring definitely a different listening experience. And honestly, the only thing that matters is to read so many frantic posts by people who are in heaven, and that's great! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Totally agree.
Tadlow re-recording is a must-have for Conan music lovers only, but this definitive 3CD edition is a must-have for all movie music fans.


I would switch that around, personally.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Fast delivery from Intrada! Received mine today, and I live on the east coast.

Thanks to G-Fan for trading with me.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

How did you get yours already when I'm in Los Angeles, found it with the search engine a minute before it was posted on the front page and ordered it immediately?

Accursed post office!

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Fast delivery from Intrada! Received mine today, and I live on the east coast.

I live on the east coast and received mine today as well!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   FalkirkBairn   (Member)

How did you get yours already when I'm in Los Angeles, found it with the search engine a minute before it was posted on the front page and ordered it immediately?

Accursed post office!


You're okay. I've not got mine yet - and I am in the UK.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

How did you get yours already when I'm in Los Angeles.....

Oh no, Sarge. I hope it's not lost. Patience. It will be worth the wait. I went straight to my favorite track (Atlantean Sword) and it sounds AWESOME!

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Mine arrived today. Listening anon. I'll be back after a couple hours of bliss.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

Got mine today, and I'm in Los Angeles. Sarge, keep us updated. We can figure out a way to tide you over until your discs arrive.

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2012 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Comparing the sound of the tracks that appear on both Disc 1 and Disc 3 (the album) through a good pair of headphones (it's too late at night to blast the neighbors with speakers), the album tracks sound fuller and richer to me. I notice it especially in the voices and the more powerful passages.
Perhaps some will consider the leaner-sounding Disc 1 tracks cleaner or superior or whatever, but I very definitely like the weightier sound of the Disc 3 album tracks better.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2012 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

Comparing the sound of the tracks that appear on both Disc 1 and Disc 3 (the album) through a good pair of headphones (it's too late at night to blast the neighbors with speakers), the album tracks sound fuller and richer to me. I notice it especially in the voices and the more powerful passages.
Perhaps some will consider the leaner-sounding Disc 1 tracks cleaner or superior or whatever, but I very definitely like the weightier sound of the Disc 3 album tracks better.


I thought the source for both was the same? If that is the case, why the discrepancy?

 
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