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 Posted:   Jan 7, 2011 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

Listened to mine today. The re-mix and mastering reveal another dimension, finally allowing Poledouris' writing - always thick and dynamic - to truly shine. Hats off to Doug & Co.!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2011 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I ordered various CD's from various sellers leading up to Christmas, including FAMILY PLOT, HOME MOVIES and CARRIE.
Everything has arrived except this title and FIRST BLOOD (making my order FLESH + (FIRST) BLOOD) from MovieMusic. It's hasn't been 3 weeks yet since posting, so I'm not stressing or anything, but I am eager to hear the cleaned up sound and extra music.
I will return here with my (garbled) opinions upon it's arrival.
The waiting is sometimes the best part (but not always).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2011 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   Gaius Caligula   (Member)

No "Blood" either way, yet you seem remarkably sanguine about it...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2011 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

This is another CD that has been 'knockin' my socks off'.
Again (like a broken record), the old LP programme is so ingrained in my brain, that I can hear the downbeat of the next cue, at the end of every last track, so it's disconcerting when it doesn't happen. Hence, I've got an LP and separate bonus programme on my mp3.
The improved sound is really good, although things I heard from the older recording are now more subdued. It's a weird trade-off, but I still have the old recording, so it's all good in the hood.
It's a great looking CD. Cool booklet,notes,stills etc. I just can't decide which cover I prefer, as both are gaudy, colourful and lush.
I haven't seen the film in years. I must search out a copy on DVD. I enjoyed it (and all it's debauchery) when I saw it at the cinema and on video in the many years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2011 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Somehow I missed Intrada's release of this. I was just listening to the Prometheus release this evening (it's a divine score) and was curious what other FSM'ers thought of it and discovered it had been rereleased frown

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2011 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

Somehow I missed Intrada's release of this. I was just listening to the Prometheus release this evening (it's a divine score) and was curious what other FSM'ers thought of it and discovered it had been rereleased frown

This one sold out rather fast. Almost in a weeks time but once it sold on INTRADA's website there was still time to find it on other sources.

I bought one the day of announcement and another from SAE when it was sold out with the intent of trading it off only to have a good friend ask me for it.

Really great score but I don't believe essential if you have the previous release.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2011 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I have to admit, I rolled my eyes at this when announced - again??? we have two of
these already???? but now, since 'sell out panic' set it, and I bought the album, it was
very much worth it - the sound alone blows away previous incarnations, the notes are
great and insightful, the sequencing is perfect - it's just a great showcase all around
for a rather overlooked score, grown in the shadow of its' older brother CONAN.

Guess it's moot now, since you have to roll with Ebay to get one frown

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

If you lost F+B this might interest you:

"If you bought the Varese Sarabande CD Club issue of FLESH + BLOOD for it's unique appeal, you later found Prometheus improving on it and issuing it again. Frustrated? Well, after that disappeared, we improved on it yet again. And THAT disappeared. No doubt some enterprising label is readying it a fourth time."
Doug 9/8/11, from a post concerning the new Intrada policy

So don't waste money on ebay for it, just wait

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

If you lost F+B this might interest you:

"If you bought the Varese Sarabande CD Club issue of FLESH + BLOOD for it's unique appeal, you later found Prometheus improving on it and issuing it again. Frustrated? Well, after that disappeared, we improved on it yet again. And THAT disappeared. No doubt some enterprising label is readying it a fourth time."
Doug 9/8/11, from a post concerning the new Intrada policy

So don't waste money on ebay for it, just wait


If another label does release it again will it sound as good as Intrada's version?

I mean they will have access to the film score master and not the master Intrada made for their release right?

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Pretty sure Doug was speaking hypothetically there. I don't think you should take this as evidence that a new release is imminent.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

I hope it does get reissued for those of you who didn't get the Intrada. I did get it, and I LOVE it. It's an awesome score! So my fingers are crossed for you guys out there who missed out!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2011 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

Managed to get a copy of the Intrada edition a few days ago. Haven't seen the film in many years, and only once, on a VHS rental I think. So the score is still new to me, but is certainly a great companion score to Conan. They don't write scores like this for movies anymore.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2012 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me further regarding the supposed poor sound on the extra tracks on the Prometheus release.

I picked up the Prometheus some months after the Intrada sold out, but only got around to listening to it today. Apart from marginally higher tape hiss and a few minor dropouts, I could not notice much difference in sound quality from the "album" tracks.

Granted I'm not super-critical about audio quality as some others are. Not meant as a criticism! I think Intrada's clips on their site sound fantastic and I'm sure the difference would be noticeable if I had that album to do an A/B comparison.

I recall reading somewhere that the extra tracks on the Prometheus were mastered from the composer's personal cassette backup copy. If so, their sound has exceeded my expectations and I'm quite happy with my purchase.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Just imported the Intrada version into iTunes. Is this in film order? BTW the film is on Netflix. wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

The Intrada version should be in film order--and yes, the sound blows away the Prometheus version.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The Intrada version should be in film order--and yes, the sound blows away the Prometheus version.

Super! Thanks much. (Funny earlier in this thread I indicated I wasn't going to purchase this, but I found it on my CD shelf next to "Far and Away".)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   rommel_1942   (Member)

Can anyone tell me if there's any difference between INTRADA and LA LA LAND editions? ...which one would you prefer?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 2:31 AM   
 By:   razorback64   (Member)

Can anyone tell me if there's any difference between INTRADA and LA LA LAND editions? ...which one would you prefer?

I noticed this about Flesh + Blood on Intrada's forum. If you scroll down to Douglass Fake's entry, he sort of writes that it's the same.

http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6222

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   rommel_1942   (Member)

@razorback64 - thank you...
and i saw the answer and will opt for intrada version....

 
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