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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Poltergeist
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2010 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   Maestro   (Member)

Absolutely. You can actually hear voices in parts of Twisted Abduction, Rebirth and Carol Anne's Theme that are simply not audible on the Rhino release.

The freshness of the recording is utterly lost. It's literally like your ears have clogged up by comparison, going from the LP to the Rhino.

Now, it's not like it has horrible quality or anything (it definitely was good considering only analog masters could be obtained at the time) but when you've already been spoiled with a pristine digital recording, anything of lesser quality is going to be a disappointment. Especially to the audiophiles like myself.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2010 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I would have bought it if they had a third version of the score : one without that incredibly annoying lullaby!

bruce

ps before you shoot me let me have these final, last words.
" the music worked brilliantly in the film, BUT THE enjoyability of the LISTENING EXPERIENCE ON on cd, has diminished over the years.
for me.

READY! AIM!.......FIRE!

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2010 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I would have bought it if they had a third version of the score : one without that incredibly annoying lullaby!

bruce

ps before you shoot me let me have these final, last words.
" the music worked brilliantly in the film, BUT THE enjoyability of the LISTENING EXPERIENCE ON on cd, has diminished over the years.
for me.

READY! AIM!.......FIRE!


Great! Now we know how to Torture you wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

Wow. The music has never sounded more gorgeous. Again, nuances I never knew were there, orchestral colors and just the pure power of the orchestra are simply amazing. Mr. Matessino, however, needs to put down his dictionary and speak a little more clearly. Those fifty cent words were distracting in an otherwise wonderful booklet. No really, did he HAVE to use "exegesis" as a word to illustrate something? Or this sentence, which sounds more like a grad student thesis than liner notes to a soundtrack: "A common theory adduces that a poltergeist represents an external manifestation of subconscious emetion energy."

Adduces? Exegesis? Really?

I'm being a nit...and truth be told, if that's the ONLY thing I can nit about, it's not even that big a deal. So, I'll just shut up now. After all, we know what this score is really about, right?

It's the music!! And the music is GRAND!! FSM gets highest marks on this.

And in the "Just one more nit department:"

(Did Bruce Botnick REALLY need to pull a Bret Easton Ellis and name drop every mechanical instrument he ever worked on? I am sure there are people out there creaming with joy over this, but it just gave me a headache. As I said before, just GIMME THE MUSIC!!!)

Okay, now I'm REALLY shutting up. (Five "reallys" - including this one - in a single post...how pathetic...)

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

So Sherrif Joe is the sound quality better than the LP? I gathered this from your post but wanted to confirm smile Just ordered mine today!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   guest   (Member)



I have to agree with the good Sheriff, received my copy today and the music never sounded better. Thumbs up to Lukas, Mr. Matessino, Mr. Botnick and everyone else involved with this release.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

"A common theory adduces that a poltergeist represents an external manifestation of subconscious emetion energy."

An attempt to make woo-nonsense sound 'scientific'. It's quite common in pseudoscience.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

.......Those fifty cent words were distracting in an otherwise wonderful booklet. No really, did he HAVE to use "exegesis" as a word to illustrate something? Or this sentence, which sounds more like a grad student thesis than liner notes to a soundtrack: "A common theory adduces that a poltergeist represents an external manifestation of subconscious emetion energy."()

I didn't know Thor was writing liner notes!
Congratulations Norse godsmile
bruce

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

.......Those fifty cent words were distracting in an otherwise wonderful booklet. No really, did he HAVE to use "exegesis" as a word to illustrate something? Or this sentence, which sounds more like a grad student thesis than liner notes to a soundtrack: "A common theory adduces that a poltergeist represents an external manifestation of subconscious emetion energy."()


well at least he didn't use the dreaded "diegetic" "non-diegetic" !

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   crwdfwtx197   (Member)

Listening for the first time to this CD today, and it is like hearing the score for the first time ever. I owned the LP back in the day and of course the sound there was amazing. But I was just a kid in 1982 with a crummy little $50 record player. The dynamics on that LP were so fierce that my record needle would jump all over the place during "Escape from Suburbia."

Hearing this incredible remaster on modern equipment is an absolute revelation. I always thought Jerry was channeling Stravinsky in the more brutal passages, but I now see that the entire piece is something of an homage to the Russian master. The earlier cues like "The Tree" and "The Clown" sound like something Igor would have written in his "Chant du Rossignol" days, right down to the incredibly detailed and vivid orchestration.

I'm in awe. Not since Intrada's ALIEN has a score re-issue caused me to sit up, take notice and completely "re-hear" a piece that I thought I knew backwards and forwards.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   JohnF   (Member)

I concur... absolutely stunning release. I love the alternate of "The Calling" and actually prefer it... so it replaces the film version in my playlist. The sound is fantastic! Awesome liner notes, incredible art work... I would have paid $50 for this set. It really is a work of art.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Phibes 3   (Member)

Excellent release. The bonus suite from The Prize is a nice surprise as well.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

Oh, this sounds so nice! My copy shipped today, but with all the Christmas mail flying back and forth over the Atlantic, I won't really expect this before Christmas. But I have to say that with all the re-releases and new scores, this has been a very good film music year for me. So I can happily wait a bit longer.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

I am loving this release.

The booklet is so thick, it seems to have trouble fitting back in. I ended up ripping the bottom corner. ARGH! SAE will ship me a replacement on my next order.

But this booklet is a dream come true. POLTERGEIST done FSM style is a boon to fans of this score and movie.

-Rick O.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

whoops, double post.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I concur... absolutely stunning release. I love the alternate of "The Calling" and actually prefer it... so it replaces the film version in my playlist. The sound is fantastic! Awesome liner notes, incredible art work... I would have paid $50 for this set. It really is a work of art.

That's brilliant to hear! Mine's en route across the Atlantic. Can't wait!

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

I am loving the POLTERGEIST 2 Disc CD. I got my copy today. I LOVE the back booklet cover! I still own the RHINO release that I still remember purchasing at a local record store the day it was released!

It would be great to get a re-issue of THE SECRET OF N.I.M.H. also. As I kid I used to watch both of these films and I always heard similarities to both scores. 1982 was one of the best FILM release years ever!

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2010 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   Avid Fan   (Member)

Don't like using scores from other films as filler tracks on the 2-CD releases. I find them to be intrusive and jarring when I am in the mood set by the music of the score. If they need to fill why not use some sound effect cues or something if no more alternates or deletions are available? The Prize sounds like a decent score on its own and deserves its own release or included in a box set somewhere but it really has no business on this album.

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

I really want to pick this up, but need to wait till the new year. Been spending a little too much on Soundtracks of late.

Do you have any idea how long this will last? I'm assuming it will be around for quite a while, due to the 10k run. Hope there is a heads up if stock goes down to dangerous levels!

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I really want to pick this up, but need to wait till the new year. Been spending a little too much on Soundtracks of late.

Do you have any idea how long this will last? I'm assuming it will be around for quite a while, due to the 10k run. Hope there is a heads up if stock goes down to dangerous levels!


Pooter, I'm sure in the current climate it will last some time. We've had some amazing releases over a short period of time, the majority of those still available. I applaud Lukas for allowing some breathing room and giving us the heads up when the Rhino got re-released.

P.S. I just received the blu-ray of Poltergeist (the deluxe edition with foto pages inside cover) and will give this baby a spin tonight in anticipation of FSM's CD.

 
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