Yavar, I think I was too much in the grip of Snoopy levels of mania when I read this news. I can't believe how fantastic this is.
Understandable! All the survives of the original recording though was released on a short EP (reissued on CD by Kritzerland many years ago) and more recently on a Twilight Time isolated score track -- but only a Music & Effects track was available for the latter.
Ghost and Mrs. Muir might be my second favorite Herrmann after Mysterious Island, but since I have two good recordings of it I think I'd prioritize a premiere recording of Endless Night (which is otherwise completely lost, and the only Herrmann score to go completely unrepresented on any album):
But yeah, a complete Ghost and Mrs. Muir in modern sound would indeed be lovely.
I know one doesn't equate to the success of the other, but I'm very excited by this news as Velázquez' new recording with the BNO of his own THE ORPHANAGE score was such a triumph. The samples sound excellent.
Using the word 'reconstructed' in such a case seems weird. If the music is all there already it just needs to be copied and edited.
... and orchestrated. That's the reconstruction part. In most cases, only the composers sheet music is preserved. Someone like Leigh Phillips of Tadlow wll do a better job at explaining this, since this is how he makes some of his living with.
As for me, I had stopped hoping for this title! It's been on my wish list for 25 years at least. It even has the infamous "The Scarf" cue! big grin
Why infamous? Truffaut had asked for a light melody, in the style of Vivaldi but... BH had other ideas. smile
When Truffaut heard BH's cue, he simply ignored it and put... some Vivaldi.
Truffaut really disliked working with BH, and never did again.
I've ordered it by DHL express. I hope to receive before the end of the week!