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 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

The Tadlow rerecording is SUPER tempting. But how's the sound on the other releases?

I have been listening to a suite of this often this week, sounds like another master stroke!

All input would be wonderful and I hope everyone's having a wonderful holiday season!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

The Tadlow rerecording is SUPER tempting. But how's the sound on the other releases?

I have been listening to a suite of this often this week, sounds like another master stroke!

All input would be wonderful and I hope everyone's having a wonderful holiday season!


The Intrada album from about seven years ago is excellent; it's also sold out. But well worth it if you can find a copy. The Tadlow is mighty mighty fine though.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

You certainly can't go wrong with the Tadlow. The performance is excellent.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

As excellent as the Tadlow is, the great-sounding definitive LLL of the original film recording is a must-have. But for this great score I recommend having both.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Double post

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

The La-La Land release is the most complete, the most definitive presentation and sounds terrific. If you can only afford one, that's my pick. But the Tadlow makes for a great companion album and is also essential in my book.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Something else to consider WA: get the LLL (an upgrade on the Intrada) on its own and then the Tadlow as part of your Kickstarter rewards for King of Kings. smile

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   TxIrish   (Member)

Both recordings are great and complement each other really well.

I'd actually suggest getting the Tadlow one first - it has a second disc chock full of suites from other Goldsmith works. If you really just love The Blue Max after hearing the fantastic Tadlow recording, then try to track down the LLL edition of the original score if you can find it (I think it's out of print now, however).

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

It is out of print but there are multiple "like new" copies at Amazon for just under the original price from LLL.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   michael469   (Member)

It is out of print but there are multiple "like new" copies at Amazon for just under the original price from LLL.

Yavar


The Tadlow is terrific.

I have checked both amazon UK and US and can't find any multiple LLL versions.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   michael469   (Member)

It is out of print but there are multiple "like new" copies at Amazon for just under the original price from LLL.

Yavar


The Tadlow is terrific.

I have checked both amazon UK and US and can't find any multiple LLL versions.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I know I could check this myself (although I understand that cue titles etc might be different), but could someone please give me an idea of how the 2-disc LLL compares CONTENT-wise (not sound quality-wise) with the old single disc Sony Legacy CD from 1995 (23 score tracks plus 7 source cues at the end)? Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

As silly as it might seem, I primarily bought the more recent LLL release because of the fantastic cover artwork. It’s the recording I listen to most often but I haven’t done a close compare against the Intrada for sound quality, or even for content. When I want a nice, succinct summary of the score, I listen to the suite that Jerry conducted live for the Masters Film Music disc that Varèse issued many moons ago.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

I have enough for a like new version of the La La Land (runs about 23 US)...but the Tadlow I can get for seven US dollars less.

This is a tough decision for me after this thread.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

I have the original LP recording and I love it. I have looked after it like it was the Mona Lisa. I've heard all the later releases and I think both the Tadlow and LaLa releases are superb. The LaLa is the more complete of the two.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

I have the original LP recording and I love it. I have looked after it like it was the Mona Lisa. I've heard all the later releases and I think both the Tadlow and LaLa releases are superb. The LaLa is the more complete of the two.

Choices choices...which one to start with?

It's so easy to just grab the Tadlow.... wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

I have the original LP recording and I love it. I have looked after it like it was the Mona Lisa. I've heard all the later releases and I think both the Tadlow and LaLa releases are superb. The LaLa is the more complete of the two.

Choices choices...which one to start with?

It's so easy to just grab the Tadlow.... wink


If the Tadlow is all you can afford then grab it. Better than nothing, huh? wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

I know I could check this myself (although I understand that cue titles etc might be different), but could someone please give me an idea of how the 2-disc LLL compares CONTENT-wise (not sound quality-wise) with the old single disc Sony Legacy CD from 1995 (23 score tracks plus 7 source cues at the end)? Thanks!

I covered all of that (and more) here: http://the-sounding-bored.blogspot.com/2014/10/sequencing-blue-max.html

Neil

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

I know I could check this myself (although I understand that cue titles etc might be different), but could someone please give me an idea of how the 2-disc LLL compares CONTENT-wise (not sound quality-wise) with the old single disc Sony Legacy CD from 1995 (23 score tracks plus 7 source cues at the end)? Thanks!

I covered all of that (and more) here: http://the-sounding-bored.blogspot.com/2014/10/sequencing-blue-max.html

Neil


Great blog, Neil...loved it! Seeing that you are in the "industry" I'd like to run an idea by you. It's off-topic but I'll post it here and, if you like you (or I) could start a new thread about it.

LaLa recently released all of the soundtracks used for the original "Lost In Space". They did a wonderful restoration job and were able to recompile tracks previously thought lost forever. Well and good. But old fans such as myself are sad that no one has ever interviewed John Williams about his work for Irwin Allen and how he came up with the wondrous themes for LIS (especially). As a little kid watching the episode "My Friend Mr. Nobody" I was moved to tears by the lovely score and just hearing the opening bars of the music in that episode can reduce me to tears 50 years later! I would give my arm and leg to hear the maestro discussing how he came up with those themes. Is there any chance that anyone in the industry can conduct an interview (perhaps for the Academy) and get it up on something like Youtube? I am scared that because he is getting on he will pass without really discussing any of this at all and that prospect saddens me immensely.

Your thoughts?

(P.S. I would have liked to have seen Stein and the other composers discussing their work for LIS as well but they seem to have all passed on now...sadly)

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2017 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

My situation is I bought the Intrada (2nd hand) at about the time I first started waffling here. I also bought the LLL as new, but it remains in its wrapper - I've never so much as looked at it, let alone heard it.

The Intrada is good, except I noticed (and posted here) that there were some strange discontinuities in left/right channel sound in various places. Also, the Intrada joins the two main battle pieces together as one track because that, apparently, is what the composer intended. I never really agreed with that approach.

The other thing is it became apparent the score source is shot to bits and the LLL is the only version there will ever be of the original score as conducted under Goldsmith's baton, rendered in the best state for listening purposes.

That James went ahead and recorded it despite the LLL release shows how esteemed The Blue Max is in his own eyes. I even harbor a notion Previn admires it for the grand Teuton it actually is. I do wonder what Mike did to rekindle the original score, but I've resisted all temptation to tear the wrapper off the jewel case.

 
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