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 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Brundlefly   (Member)

The Deluxe Edition of "The Burbs" is one of few special editions that has far too many tracks considering its running time of only 61 minutes. Besides it features different tracks that are musically connected which is meanwhile a no-go for such releases, as it leads to short interruptions on many media players.
I've reduced the 33 tracks to only 25 tracks to get a better overview over the tracks and to improve the listening experience. I've also fixed a cutoff at the beginning of one cue by fading it gradually in.

1. Nightwork (2:36)
2. The Window/Home Delivery (2:23)
3. The Raven/Nocturnal Feeders (1:12)*
4. Good Neighbors (2:06)
5. Let's Go (2:04)
6. Bad Karma (0:38)
7. The Sentinel (3:22)
8. My Neighborhood (2:04)
9. The Garage (4:24)
10. Spare Key (2:12)*
11. Devil Worship/The Dream (3:40)*
12. The Note (1:28)
13. This Is Walter (2:00)
14. Snooping Around (0:49)
15. I'm Ok (1:02)
16. Ask Him/What's in the Cellar (2:18)*
17. The Wig (2:24)
18. Hot Wires (2:37)
19. Red Rover, Red Rover/No Beer (4:18)*
20. Home Furnace/No Lights (2:27)*
21. Walter's Home (1:58)
22. Something Is Moving (1:46)
23. There's a Body/My Skull/The Gurney (3:24)*
24. The Trunk (1:42)
25. Pack Your Bags/Square One (6:21)*

*edited tracks

That's what a re-release of this score should look like, in my opinion. Some of the tracks have a much better flow now, when they're combined, and the score does not seem to be chopped into thousand pieces any more.

Since it works so well, I wanted to share this with you. The only special edition I can think of which has similar issues is "Deep Rising".

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Would be cool if this got a reissue since I missed out on it. Plus it's been out of print for over 10 years now.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

The Deluxe Edition of "The Burbs" is one of few special editions that has far too many tracks considering its running time of only 61 minutes. Besides it features different tracks that are musically connected which is meanwhile a no-go for such releases, as it leads to short interruptions on many media players.

Not if the tracks are actually connected on the CD and the player is has gapless layback (a minimum requirement for any media player I choose).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Never had a problem with this CD either.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The Deluxe Edition of "The Burbs" is one of few special editions that has far too many tracks considering its running time of only 61 minutes. Besides it features different tracks that are musically connected which is meanwhile a no-go for such releases, as it leads to short interruptions on many media players.

Not if the tracks are actually connected on the CD and the player is has gapless layback (a minimum requirement for any media player I choose).


I only run into this problem when I make MP3 discs which I play in my car. It's quite annoying.
As far as making ones own playlists, I do that all the time. That's the beauty of the digital era we live in.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Brundlefly   (Member)

Never had a problem with this CD either.

That's no issue if you listen to the score on CD. But on some media players and when arranging an own playlist on a CD there is always this tiny gap between the two tracks.

But it's not really about that. I just combined a few cues, how Varese and many other labels would nowadays do to improve the listening experience of the album.

By the way, is the cue "Ask Him" cut off at the beginning on every CD of that release or is it just mine?

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   jkheiser   (Member)

I don't find the partitioning of tracks on this edition of The 'Burbs to be objectionable, but we all have our own taste and preference.

For me, FSM's 2.0 release for The Omega Man has a real whopper of compounded cues on track 16.

"The Future is Secured/Neville & Dutch/Richie Caught/Lisa Joins The Family/Star Chamber/Neville Finds Richie/Neville Crashes Through/Music Box"

Boy howdy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

In one respect you may be right, BF, me personally, I don't like fiddling with Goldsmith scores, any composer really, if there's a quibble its the original Burbs, nothing on it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


That's no issue if you listen to the score on CD. But on some media players and when arranging an own playlist on a CD there is always this tiny gap between the two tracks.


This is a problem with those players (and to a point, the Mp3 format itself), NOT the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   Brundlefly   (Member)


That's no issue if you listen to the score on CD. But on some media players and when arranging an own playlist on a CD there is always this tiny gap between the two tracks.


This is a problem with those players (and to a point, the Mp3 format itself), NOT the CD.


No mp3 format. It is a problem with many devices and players, so it does not really make sense to just create the album for players that cope with it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)



No mp3 format. It is a problem with many devices and players, so it does not really make sense to just create the album for players that cope with it.


I've never heard of a CD player that will have a problem playing any CD gapless. This is a CD. It was made to be listened to as a CD. Anything you do with it beyond that is on you, not the producers. I have hundreds of discs that have tracks that play continuous music between them. This CD is hardly an anomaly with that.

 
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