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 Posted:   Nov 28, 2013 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

http://www.fortytwotradingco.com/thief-deluxe-edition/

"Product Description

Perseverance Records is proud to announce the reissue of the soundtrack to the Michael Mann thriller, Thief.



The first 50 CDs will signed by Chris Franke and Craig Safan.


Thief was Michael Mann’s directorial debut. The film featured James Caan as a professional safecracker who agrees to do a job for the mafia. Many consider this film to be James Caan’s best role to date. Also starring Tuesday Weld, James Belushi, Willie Nelson, Dennis Farina and a number of professional thieves as well as police in supporting roles, the film is now a classic of the 1980s.

Scored by Tangerine Dream, it has become one of their signature film scores. Multiple versions of the score have been released over the years. Our release contains both Confrontation and Beach Scene, depending on what previous version of the LP or CD was sold, either of which were left off of previous reissues. In our opinion, this is one of the best electronic scores of the 1980s, and we are happy to bring it back with a limited edition run of 4,000 units. Many missed out on the last reissue, so we are happy to be offering this with the proper track list.

Release Notes:

Terrific masters provided by Warner Music.
Extensive liner notes by James Anthony Phillips.
9 track release that includes both Beach Scene and Confrontation. This corrects the errors on previous releases where both tracks were never on the same release. Usually it was a release with Confrontation and no Beach Scene or vice versa. Wounded Bird even had issues where the CD was pressed with a different version of the album (either Beach Scene was included or there was a version with Igneous missing).
Only 4,000 copies will be manufactured. We will not make any more after we reach that total.
We used the original Elektra LP cover art. We added an additional music credit for Craig Safan’s track, Confrontation.
As we always state—our deal for this album lasts for a specific period of years. With the market shifting dramatically to digital, it is highly doubtful another label would reissue this recording. Grab it while you can.


Track Listing:

1. Beach Theme 3:46
2. Dr. Destructo 3:19
3. Diamond Diary 10:50
4. Burning Bar 3:12
5. Beach Scene 6:52
6. Scrap Yard 4:39
7. Trap Feeling 2:59
8. Igneous 4:46
9. Confrontation 5:44"


Can anyone comment on the sound quality and if it's improved at all? I'm very close to double dipping on this.

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2013 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Anybody got a shipping confirmation? Was expected to ship two days ago?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2013 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   jpteacher568   (Member)

The sound quality is wonderful and is a worthy addition to any one's collection. I expect to have my copy next week. Just give Robin a call on Monday.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   BROMHEAD1   (Member)

According to SAE its now mid January so that's confusing....

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2013 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Pre-ordered at SAE,
January sweet!
Means I can focus on more important releases this Christmas!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2013 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

My Virgin remastered CD plus my copy of the Wounded Bird version ( mine has all the tracks except for Beach Theme, and that's fine, one version of that track is enough ) are fine for now. Can't imagine the sound being better than the last Virgin CD ....

But I'd love to read what is said to be some in depth liner notes for this one. Just hard to justify another dip...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

My Virgin remastered CD plus my copy of the Wounded Bird version ( mine has all the tracks except for Beach Theme, and that's fine, one version of that track is enough ) are fine for now. Can't imagine the sound being better than the last Virgin CD ....

But I'd love to read what is said to be some in depth liner notes for this one. Just hard to justify another dip...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Dutch_Silvestri   (Member)

I received my copy of Thief today =) thanks Robin at Perseverance Records

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Can't wait to get my hands on this.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   goozer   (Member)

I'll just get to the point. After waiting an extra 2 months for this disc, I am more than a little aggravated that there is a mastering error at 7:10 into the track Diamond Diary lasting for nearly 2 seconds in the R channel — it sounds like a tape dropout one would hear when playing a damaged tape (not total silence, but rather a choppy sound!) You'll also be thrilled to learn that there is also a similar problem at 2:48 in Trap Feeling, and slight fluctuations for the first :25 of Igneous. This is inexcusable! I will be returning this piece of trash ASAP!

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Ugh. Say it ain't so....

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Ugh. Say it ain't so....

Haven't received my copy yet BUT that goozer account was made today and it's the only post by that account.

I'm not saying they're wrong, but it is DAMNED suspicious, considering the history of bullshit accounts on this board.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Ugh. Say it ain't so....

Haven't received my copy yet BUT that goozer account was made today and it's the only post by that account.

I'm not saying they're wrong, but it is DAMNED suspicious, considering the history of bullshit accounts on this board.



Sadly...the errors are there. Had to put on my headphones, but the right channel error is there on Diamond Diary... if you listen for it.

The flutter on Trap Feeling also is there but very brief, 2 seconds maybe.

I did hear something odd during Igneous right at the :25 mark... but given the nature of that track itself, beginning with the sound design from Thru Metamorphic Rocks, it was harder to detect.

The errors ARE there indeed. They DO NOT jump out at you... but they're present.

( and goozer is an occasional poster at the TD website forum. Didn't know that until I saw his same message there tonight )

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Well, "goozer" also once retitled a Tangerine Dream song (Logos Part B) on a bootleg to 'Descent into Madness' because he felt that it "better suited the music", so take anything he says with the proverbial grain of salt.


That may be , but I did listen to the CD through my headphones about an hour ago, and the errors are on the disc. Not glaring, but they are there.

No need for the salt, I hear the same glitches. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

AARRrghhh! I'm alittle P'd also!
Have contacted Perseverance Records about it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   goozer   (Member)

@LeHah: I've been a non-member lurker off and on for quite some time here. Everyone has a first post, unfortunately mine had to be about a defective release.

@mikewp: I didn't need headphones to hear the errors—especially the "Diamond Diary" one! If it wasn't glaring for you, well, YMMV

I also note that my Inspector Javert is trolling this board—remember folks; don't feed trolls.

And now for an update, (dis)courtesy of Robin at Perseverance:

>Dear xxxxxxxxxx,
>
>Do you actually hear all this, or are you just copying what someone else posted on the Internet?
>
>Robin Esterhammer
>President & CEO
>Perseverance Records

My edited reply: His response is curious, as there is now more than one person who has confirmed that the errors are there — and I must assume that he hasn't bothered to listen to the CD to confirm this for himself before he decided to cast aspersions. This kind of customer service is pathetic, and will be shared on every forum that I am a member of as an example of what not to do when one's product is defective.

None of these issues are present on any of the other releases of Thief, including the Virgin Definitive Edition CD. So one wonders about the "master" used for this release.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

@LeHah: I've been a non-member lurker off and on for quite some time here. Everyone has a first post, unfortunately mine had to be about a defective release.

Don't read my statement as a comment on your character, so much as the unfortunate fact that this place gets a lot of trolls making an account just to bad-mouth something before disappearing back into the ether. By all means stay, if you want!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Questionable masters used by Perseverance? Surely not! :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   goozer   (Member)

@LeHah: I've been a non-member lurker off and on for quite some time here. Everyone has a first post, unfortunately mine had to be about a defective release.

Don't read my statement as a comment on your character, so much as the unfortunate fact that this place gets a lot of trolls making an account just to bad-mouth something before disappearing back into the ether. By all means stay, if you want!


No worries—I understood where you were coming from and took no offense!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

@LeHah: I've been a non-member lurker off and on for quite some time here. Everyone has a first post, unfortunately mine had to be about a defective release.

@mikewp: I didn't need headphones to hear the errors—especially the "Diamond Diary" one! If it wasn't glaring for you, well, YMMV

I also note that my Inspector Javert is trolling this board—remember folks; don't feed trolls.

And now for an update, (dis)courtesy of Robin at Perseverance:

>Dear xxxxxxxxxx,
>
>Do you actually hear all this, or are you just copying what someone else posted on the Internet?
>
>Robin Esterhammer
>President & CEO
>Perseverance Records

My edited reply: His response is curious, as there is now more than one person who has confirmed that the errors are there — and I must assume that he hasn't bothered to listen to the CD to confirm this for himself before he decided to cast aspersions. This kind of customer service is pathetic, and will be shared on every forum that I am a member of as an example of what not to do when one's product is defective.

None of these issues are present on any of the other releases of Thief, including the Virgin Definitive Edition CD. So one wonders about the "master" used for this release.



True, I don't hear these on the Virgin 1995 remaster.

Robin's reply is a bit surprising to say the least. Guess I can kiss my $14 goodbye on this one - what that being his initial reply I seriously doubt it'll be corrected or acknowledged.

To be honest, I may not have heard these glitches without them being pointed out ( and this ONLY means I don't have the ears or sharp attention to details like this that some may have ) but now I can't stop hearing them big grin

And, it doesn't matter if they are small issues or large ones... that reply from the label is kinda off-putting to say the least.


 
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