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 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Is there are marked difference in sound quality (not content) between the two releases? I'm looking at picking up either version but if the earlier MAF from the 90's sounds really bad will rather get the SC.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Pretty sure they're identical. They simply repressed the earlier set.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Pretty sure they're identical. They simply repressed the earlier set.


If that's the case, then you can add me to the list of people who will be getting it soon...

smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

The artwork and booklet has been updated to reflect the new MAF designation & #. According to Intrada it is otherwise just a re-pressing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

I missed out on the limited edition so am very pleased they've repressed this. I'm pretty sure they said the content of the discs is identical to the Special Collection release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Bravo to Intrada for not trying to fleece owners of the original set for a double-dip based on a semi-quaver of additional music or a minor tweak to the master.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Is there are marked difference in sound quality (not content) between the two releases? I'm looking at picking up either version but if the earlier MAF from the 90's sounds really bad will rather get the SC.

I actually meant the older single disc MAF, not the new issue (have edited my original post to make it clearer).

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

The new version (either one) sounds much better than the one I now understand you to be referencing.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

In 1988 Intrada released an expanded version of this score on CD as part of their short-lived 'Film Music Treasury Series'. Len Engle and Goldsmith remixed the score from the original multi-tracks and Goldsmith made various edits for that album.
That album contains various amounts of signal processing available at the time to help clean up the tracks.

Then in 2006 Engle remixed it from scratch again. The sound is much improved and the tracks are presented as they were recorded for the extended cut of the film.
The 2-CD set contains that newer mix/sequence Oddly, the difference in running times is only some 2-3 min.

I have the 1988 album, but still sprang for this.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Then in 2006 Engle remixed it from scratch again.

That would be quite a trick. I believe Engel had been dead for close to two decades by then.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Then in 2006 Engle remixed it from scratch again.

That would be quite a trick. I believe Engel had been dead for close to two decades by then.


You beat me to it! Engel died in 1988!

I wouldn't mind getting a copy of the 1988 expanded version, btw.

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Then in 2006 Engle remixed it from scratch again.

That would be quite a trick. I believe Engel had been dead for close to two decades by then.


True enough, that 2nd remix was done by Joe Tarantino with 'the help of restoration authority Nick Redman'.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Then in 2006 Engle remixed it from scratch again.

That would be quite a trick. I believe Engel had been dead for close to two decades by then.

You beat me to it! Engel died in 1988!

I wouldn't mind getting a copy of the 1988 expanded version, btw.

-Rick O.



Yeah, I'll prob hold on to my 1988 CD, too. There's one on eBay for $47. I feel like it was only $20 a few weeks ago..

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Pretty sure they're identical. They simply repressed the earlier set.

No way!
The sound is awful!
muddy, distorted and drowned in hiss.
Unlistenable crap!

worse than RAIN MAN!
brm

wink

 
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