Really enjoying this more and more with repeated listening that the sound FX are no distraction at all. Glad this could be made available at long last in this format!
There's one error in theCD liner notes which says that in the film all of Harold Gould's scenes as Dr. Osterer were cut. In fact, Gould does appear in the opening sequence when John Anderson as the security chief arrives at the base, and Gould who is just leaving, tells Anderson he needs to talk to him and Anderson says he'll go to his house tomorrow.
What the C.D. inlay notes failed to mention was one of the keyboards used in the score was a Hammond Solovox modified with an Echoplex by electronic music pioneer Paul Beaver. Goldsmith mentions this in an interview in the February 1985 issue of KEYBOARD magazine. I should know. I gave a copy of the two part interview to The Margaret Herrick Library.
This is definitely one of my favorite early Goldsmith scores. The main title is amazing and so is the rest of the score as it makes for a very cohesive listen. I still need to get the FSM archival edition, I've only had the isolated laserdisc track so far (which also has fx and is in mono).
By the way, I own a R2 dvd of this (english audio) with a cover that almost makes it seem like a Tom Clancy movie