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 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I thought this deserved its own thread. I'm surprised there hasn't been more buzz about this. Mine just arrived. Looking forward to spinning it tomorrow.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

I ordered the day after and was told it would ship in 3-5 days, so I'm still looking forward to it. I had been regretting last year that I missed the FSM issue so it's great to see it again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Well, I listened to my copy today. First time I'd heard this music since seeing the film as a kid.

Really brilliant stuff. I can't provide much detail after one spin, but parts of it sounded like a cross between 60s Jerry Goldsmith and Irwin Allen TV scores, which is kind of a cool place to be.

I'll share more thoughts later, as I can tell from my initial listen that this will be in heavy rotation for a while.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

There is one aspect of the film which, to me at least, always remains fresh and new. And that is the sense that what you are about to see . . . has never been seen before.

Obviously the hype surrounding the film about it going places no other movie had gone to before and the imagery accompanying it made for a radical departure from the norm. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Kubrick used it as sort of a benchmark for 2001.

So it's not surprising the film composer would approach the project with a sense of energy and enthusiasm required to take it to that place where not a soul had ventured before.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

"Pointless personal story that no one will care about" Alert:

"Fantastic Voyage" was one of the very first (if not first) films I'd seen where I was consciously aware of the music, and I was utterly enraptured. At five or six years old I'd never heard anything like it before, and I knew I was hearing something really remarkable, and paid close attention to the score. The music combined with the imagery created an indelible experience for me, and set me down a path I've been following ever since. A few days ago I finally watched the Blu-Ray and was stunned to feel myself grinning like an idiot, it's rare that I feel transported back to a certain feeling with such vividness. What amazes me is how brilliantly the music works apart the film - taken on its own context, it's incredibly structured material. A few people who don't know the movie, but who I've played excerpts from have been duly impressed.

The Film Score Monthly album was the first album I bought from the label (shortly after it came out), and has always been a favorite and a regular listen. I'm greatly looking forward to receiving and hearing the La-La Land edition. This is - to my mind (of course, opinions may vary) - one of the greatest scores ever written, and an important one within the science-fiction film genre. While a score like this should be in print forever, I hope it sells incredibly well for La-La Land, and that we'll see more Rosenman out over the course of the year.

I'll report back with my thoughts on the new edition once it comes in. Very much looking forward to spending time with it!

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Well, I listened to my copy today. First time I'd heard this music since seeing the film as a kid.

Really brilliant stuff. I can't provide much detail after one spin, but parts of it sounded like a cross between 60s Jerry Goldsmith and Irwin Allen TV scores, which is kind of a cool place to be.

I'll share more thoughts later, as I can tell from my initial listen that this will be in heavy rotation for a while.


Hi, Onya.

Here's a prior thread on FV by Mr. Shark (with input by me, too):

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=82287&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Much as I enjoy the music, at the appropriate moment, I'm interested in the packaging work of this new reissue. If any of the lucky new owners could provide comment?

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Well, I've owned the FSM CD of this score for years. What I'd like to know is just how improved is the sound? Anyone gotten it yet that also owns the FSM release and can say?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Continued here:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=82287&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=6&r=207#bottom

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I like the liner notes on the new release.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I like the liner notes on the new release.

Great. But is there anything else with some bearing of magnitude about it that you find to your liking. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



Great. But is there anything else with some bearing of magnitude about it that you find to your liking. smile


I was saving my musical observations for the other thread dealing with the music in general. My comment about the liner notes was addressing something unique to this release if anyone is thinking about trading up.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2014 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

If someone has this new version and knows the original FSM release, could you comment on the remastering?

I have purchased a number of reissues over the years and have not always found that I needed or even preferred the newer version. And in listening again to the FSM release, which sounds great to my ears, I'm wondering what this remastering adds.

On the other hand, the cover art is so enticing I may have to purchase it just for that!

And I highly recommend this soundtrack for all science fiction music fans, even for those who are not sure they really care so much for Rosenman's sound. This is such a great example of a challenging modern score that is nevertheless exceptionally listenable.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I received mine and had a listen. I also have the FSM version and compared them.
I like the newly remastered version. Definitely a smoother sound, with less grain. "Glossier" would be my word for it. It would be my choice of the two and I'm pleased I got it. But I'd hesitate to say it's a must-buy for people with the old one – the old one is pretty good in itself.

Note however that the couple of patches of sound instability in the final track of the FSM are still evident in the new one. I was hoping they might have worked some magic on this but it's the same as before.

The notes are as expected. I'd liken my reading experience to being shrunk to microscopic size, injected into a dictionary, and being bombarded by rampant globules of flowery words.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Thanks, Basil. I just had to buy it anyway along with the animated superhero scores released today....I judged the repurchase by its cover.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)



LIMTED EDITION OF 2000 UNITS

La-La Land Records and 20th Century Fox present the remastered re-issue of composer
Leonard Rosenman's (REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, A MAN CALLED HORSE, STAR TREK IV, ROBOCOP 2) legendary score to the 1966 science fiction classic FANTASTIC VOYAGE, starring Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch and Edmond O'Brien, and directed by Richard Fleischer. Composer Rosenman provides the film with a complex musical foundation that propels the action narrative into the dramatic unknown, while keeping character, theme and emotion at the forefront. Long out of print, this wondrous soundtrack masterpiece returns, with no new tracks added, but with much improved sound, (lovingly restored by Mike Matessino), and wonderful new liner notes by film music writer Julie Kirgo. Produced by Lukas Kendall and Nick Redman and mastered by Daniel Hersch, this limited edition release of 2000 Units features all-new, eye-catching art direction courtesy of Jim Titus.

TRACK LISTING:

Main Title ? Sound Effects Suite 1:45
The Proteus 6:01
The Chart 5:34
Pulmonary Artery 5:39
Group Leaves 2:53
Pleural Cavity :22
Proteus Moving Through Sac 4:54
Channel to Ear 2:43
Cora Trapped 4:15
Proteus in Inner Ear :48
The Human Brain 1:55
Get the Laser 7:21
Optic Nerve / End Cast 3:38
Total Album Time: 47:50

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Good to read that some feel FSM's work still holds up and a new version is available.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I received mine and had a listen. I also have the FSM version and compared them.
I like the newly remastered version. Definitely a smoother sound, with less grain. "Glossier" would be my word for it. It would be my choice of the two and I'm pleased I got it. But I'd hesitate to say it's a must-buy for people with the old one – the old one is pretty good in itself.

Note however that the couple of patches of sound instability in the final track of the FSM are still evident in the new one. I was hoping they might have worked some magic on this but it's the same as before.

The notes are as expected. I'd liken my reading experience to being shrunk to microscopic size, injected into a dictionary, and being bombarded by rampant globules of flowery words.


So not "much improved sound" and "wonderful new liner notes" then? ;-)

 
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