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 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

My thanks too, Mike, for this release and all the others you have done over the years. Some people just have to
complain. Unfortunate.

Again, my sincere appreciation!

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

For some reason, I never picked up the OST, so this being a definitive presentation, with great artwork, notes etc. makes it a must purchase for me.

I trust Mike Matessino's judgement on this as he's never steered us wrong.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

Hi Mr. Matessino,

I will absolutely support this release, and am very much looking forward to it! My earlier comment where I said I felt it could use a better master, to clarify, is related solely to the Hymn to the Fallen track. I play my CDs on a pretty good sounding Yamaha stereo (although it it old now!), and for that track, the choir gets pretty "hot" and there's noticeable static/distortion from the speakers during a couple of moments. Just for that track alone, I have to change the settings on the equalizer to a lower setting in order to avoid that static (in fact I just play the entire CD on that lower setting for simplicity's sake). Not a big deal for me, otherwise the recording is great, and if the new CD has the same issue for me on my stereo, so be it, I will just have to continue doing what I've always done for this score. Some CDs I need to drop the equalization for, others I don't, and this has just always been one where I've had to drop it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

As I've said I'm not a big fan of this score, and have rarely listened to it. However, I can absolutely back up what JohnnyRoastbeef said about Hymn to the Fallen having distortion in the louder passages (particularly with the choir). It stood out to me back when I first checked the score out at a library back in the 90s. Here's hoping (for fans of the score who are getting this) that Mike was able to address that issue to some degree at least.

And just to reiterate again: though I am not excited for this release myself, I absolutely support its right to exist and wish LLL success as always.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Mike Matessino   (Member)

We heard no distortion on the digital master in the studio; it's possible that it occurred in the pressings at the time. There is definitely a different quality to the recording on this score because it was done at Symphony Hall in Boston.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

As I've said I'm not a big fan of this score, and have rarely listened to it. However, I can absolutely back up what JohnnyRoastbeef said about Hymn to the Fallen having distortion in the louder passages (particularly with the choir). It stood out to me back when I first checked the score out at a library back in the 90s. Here's hoping (for fans of the score who are getting this) that Mike was able to address that issue to some degree at least.

And just to reiterate again: though I am not excited for this release myself, I absolutely support its right to exist and wish LLL success as always.

Yavar


That's how to do it, Yavar. Shamelessly butter 'em up with the right to exist stuff, get 'em in for a podcast interview, then hit 'em with the real tough questions about Total Recall.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

That's how to do it, Yavar. Shamelessly butter 'em up with the right to exist stuff, get 'em in for a podcast interview, then hit 'em with the real tough questions about Total Recall.

Haha. We actually don't plan to discuss masterings and such on The Goldsmith Odyssey much. I mean, obviously if we have someone like Mike on as a guest it would make sense to go there and get their insight. I'm usually not a person who hears mastering defects and such, but the distortion in this case was very memorable. (Jens, who is much more sensitive, LOVES the Quartet Total Recall as far as I know.) Glad to hear Mike didn't hear it on the masters so maybe it was a manufacturing thing.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   richsto   (Member)

No noticeable distortion from my pressing on either my DragonFly/Emotiva Airmotiv 4S computer system (FLAC/Foobar) or my Musical Fidelity/Thiel 3.6 main system (Music Hall cd25.2/OPPO UDP-205 CD Player). Just goosebumps on that track. smile

There was some very, very minor noise at some points between (about) the 3:30 and 4:30 minute mark but sounds more like instrument noise, perhaps from the brass or recording venue but didn’t sound like distortion. There is quite a bit of dynamic range to be found on this cd - which is a very GOOD thing. Still excited to open my wallet for this one.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   Maarten   (Member)

Interesting to see so many different reactions to this score. Personally I like it a lot, it tells a story brilliantly, as so many other Williams scores. I put it in my CD player this night, it was a long time ago. Brings back some memories. I also listened to this in bed like another poster said! I did see the film once, at its release. I don’t feel the need to see it again, kind of a “once is enough” experience for me I guess. The music stands on its own and evokes solemnity and dignity and has a soothing effect on me. The trumpet and horn solos are beautiful. You have to be in the mood for it and I can understand some people not liking it. I’m perfectly content with the first version of this score but appreciate the work that has been done to update it a bit.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm definitely picking this one up, I love it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Love this score, can't wait. I think it's the second to last track on the original album. The track name escapes me now, but it's one of my favorite cues, so poignant and moving. Way to go LLL.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2018 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Love this score, can't wait. I think it's the second to last track on the original album. The track name escapes me now, but it's one of my favorite cues, so poignant and moving. Way to go LLL.

We have good taste in music don't we buddy?smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2018 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Put me down for a copy, I didn't own the original for whatever reason but seen the movie once maybe twice, for me its not really an action packed movie but the story is cool & the few scenes like the beach, bunkers, sniper Etc were magnificent, Williams unique compositional smile skills is more than enough for me to purchase.

 
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