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 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:20 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

"On Friday, February 22nd, Mondo will release Jerry Goldsmith's POLTERGEIST (1982) ... It contains additional tracks from the original LP released in 1982 and mirrors the CD that Rhino released in 1997. It's been completely remastered specifically for vinyl by James Plotkin and pressed on high-grade 180 gram vinyl. POLTERGEIST features two LPs and will fetch a price of $25. It will be available via their web site at MondoTees.com. The clear-vinyl variants will be randomly inserted amongst the regular black vinyl editions. As with all of Mondo's products, the exact time these albums go on sale will NOT be announced ahead of time. They will announce the precise moment the sale goes live via Twitter (@MondoNews). All three previously released albums sold out rather quickly and this one should be no different."

I'd paste in the artwork, but it's gigantic. Go here to see it -

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/60946

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Interesting, are there people on this forum who collect these vinyl editions? I believe there were also some John Carpenter scores that got similar releases with updated artwork.

P.S. The second image of the floating ghost looks like the grandmother from part II.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:40 AM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Looks cool. I can't remember if Arthur Morton got such a large credit
on the original album.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

damn, that cover art is different.
i'm down for this, but i'd sooner wait to hear some opinions on what the sound is like first.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   filmsonwax   (Member)

Interesting, are there people on this forum who collect these vinyl editions? I believe there were also some John Carpenter scores that got similar releases with updated artwork.

I try to. I have the edition of HALLOWEEN III from Death Waltz, which sounds amazing.

I'm dying for POLTERGEIST, but it'd be nice to know the edition size and exact ordering time ahead of the day. I know Mondo's posters generally sell out mega-quick, but luckily I'm off work that Friday.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Nothing can beat the original album that Goldsmith created.

Also, the FSM edition is the definitive edition and will sound better than anything out there.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I hate the LP artwork. Pass.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Marlene   (Member)

Also, the FSM edition is the definitive edition and will sound better than anything out there.

Exactly.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Now that is some shitty artwork.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Wait, I thought vinyl was dead? Next thing you know, CD will be dead and we'll go download-only. wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Wait, I thought vinyl was dead? Next thing you know, CD will be dead and we'll go download-only. wink

I would not consider the occasional vinyl release aimed purely at fanatics/collectors as a sign of life.

And don't be surprised if CDs are marketed the same way at some point in the distant future.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I would not consider the occasional vinyl release aimed purely at fanatics/collectors as a sign of life.

Well, vinyl releases include much more than a handful of reissued soundtracks. All sorts of material comes out nowadays, new and catalog for a variety of music styles. Vinyl has never gone away in the twenty-five years or so since CD took over.

And don't be surprised if CDs are marketed the same way at some point in the distant future.

I've been anticipating such a future for CDs for years now, with my surprise actually coming at the fact it isn't here already. And even when it does come, the format - like vinyl - still won't be dead.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2013 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

I’m wondering what the master file that was used for the vinyl pressing for this album release. Mondo’s press release doesn’t mention it.

I can forgive the album’s artwork if the source is from 192k/24-bit files, but if the vinyl is mastered from the CD files, I’ll pass.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2013 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I like the fact that some recent, fairly A-list movies (specifically Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and Warm Bodies) have promoted the warmth and superior presentation of the LP format. I hope *some* viewers have been paying attention! :-)

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   John Schuermann   (Member)

Superior presentation? How? I guess it comes down to how you define "superior."

Also curious what difference 192/24 makes to LP sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Superior presentation? How? I guess it comes down to how you define "superior.".

I was referring to the bigger, grander art. And the "event" of playing the things. Those are what the films I mentioned really bring out.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2013 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I hate the LP artwork. Pass.


I hate LP's PASS.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2013 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   John Schuermann   (Member)

Superior presentation? How? I guess it comes down to how you define "superior.".

I was referring to the bigger, grander art. And the "event" of playing the things. Those are what the films I mentioned really bring out.


Ah, I see smile I agree that the whole experience of playing an LP - and even taking the record out of the sleeve for the first time - is one that I miss, along with the artwork and larger scale liner notes.

I also understand why some people "prefer" the sound of LP (as there is no right and wrong when it comes to preference), however I do object when someone makes a blanket, authoritative statement that LPs sound superior to CD. Objectively it can be proved that they do not, *if* you define the superior format to the one that sounds most like the master recording. I've been involved in the pro and consumer audio industry for decades, and it is simply a fact that CD is capable of reproducing the sound of the master recording in a much more faithful manner than LP. In fact, in most cases the resulting CD will be audibly indistinguishable from the master - which has been confirmed in many blind listening tests. Most LPs, on the other hand, sound quite different from the master recording because of all of the pre-processing that must be done to overcome the limitations of the medium itself.

I realize that this is not the claim you are making, so I apologize if it seems that this is directed at you smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2013 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

I quite like the artwork on this. I have the FSM CD release and preferred the original art they used for that particular set.

But this vinyl is a little different, and as a piece of visual design it looks pretty cool to me.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

I like the artwork on this too, but I would probably be more apt to get this if it were just the original LP album presentation as I just don't see myself wanting to flip through 2 LPs when I have the itch to both listen to this score and spin a record, especially when I have the FSM if I want to listen to the complete score (or even the LP program for that matter), but then again, this is probably more for the people out there who are more casual fans of the movie and general record collectors who probably don't own the soundtrack at all.

 
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