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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)



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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Pardon my ignorance, but is there any reason to keep the original album (aside from enjoyment of the presentation) if one buys the new LLL version, such as album versions or alternate takes or anything? From reading the above, it sounds like the LLL is all one really needs, am I correct?

To answer your question plainly, No. This is now the definitive edition. If the album mix/editing was significantly different they might have added the OST program as Disc 2 (remastered of course) but then this is 5000 Ltd edition which means the deal must have been made to keep the expansion as a standalone release.

And to quote Jon Burlingame via Facebook page John Barry Appreciation Society:

Jon Burlingame : All I can say is, if you buy it, you won't be sorry. The 44-minute score, in proper film order, is wondrous and magical. One of John's most inspired works. The 32 minutes of source and alternates are delightful, surprising (the car jazz!) and evocative of the period. My notes include a new interview with Jane Seymour and previously unpublished quotes from Jeannot Szwarc detailing the process.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

Pardon my ignorance, but is there any reason to keep the original album (aside from enjoyment of the presentation) if one buys the new LLL version, such as album versions or alternate takes or anything? From reading the above, it sounds like the LLL is all one really needs, am I correct?

To answer your question plainly, No. This is now the definitive edition. If the album mix/editing was significantly different they might have added the OST program as Disc 2 (remastered of course) but then this is 5000 Ltd edition which means the deal must have been made to keep the expansion as a standalone release.

And to quote Jon Burlingame via Facebook page John Barry Appreciation Society:

Jon Burlingame : All I can say is, if you buy it, you won't be sorry. The 44-minute score, in proper film order, is wondrous and magical. One of John's most inspired works. The 32 minutes of source and alternates are delightful, surprising (the car jazz!) and evocative of the period. My notes include a new interview with Jane Seymour and previously unpublished quotes from Jeannot Szwarc detailing the process.


Thanks Amer, good enough for me, I have ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Ray1992   (Member)

I really liked the romantic score of Indecent Proposal, which is one of my favorites and often listened to.

For reasons unknown to me, I have never heard the score of Somewhere in Time. After watching a movie recently, I just fell in love with this soundtrack! I found it hard to believe how I couldn't face this before ...
I have not heard anything more beautiful and at the same time the most tragic (before that I was very impressed by the romanticism and tragedy of the music "Titanic" (1997) and "Revenge" (1990)). Listening to her, my heart may be stopped for a moment, and tears rolled from my eyes (I'm not ashamed, guys, to admit that this is the first score that made me do this).

This score was a real discovery for me !!
Now I am infinitely glad that LaLa Land has released this extended and updated edition, which helps to better appreciate this unsurpassed score, since even time has no power over this soundtrack! A little surprised that in 1980 this soundtrack was not nominated for an Oscar (although for me personally it was never an indicator).

Indeed, Barry managed to create his most beautiful music and, perhaps, give all his strength and heart. I read somewhere that around the time he was working on this, he lost his parents. Obviously, a personal tragedy could to some extent convey the emotions and feelings of loss that were reflected in the original score.

The more we put our soul into what we do, the better it gets. John Barry did just that. This is an unsurpassed and perfect music score of its kind!


When words can no longer express feelings ... this kind of music frees them. It is a real masterpiece!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   JSDouglas   (Member)

What Ray92 said!

I couldn't have expressed it better myself - and I've lived with this great score for years!

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Just ordered this. I somehow have never owned any other version up until now.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

Order number 222176 for me. Barry's love themes from this film, Dances With Wolves and King Kong are among the best I've heard. Looking forward to this.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

So I may end up picking this up. Embarrassed to admit I have never heard this score until now and the samples sound great. I have a great appreciation for the amazing work John Barry has done over the years.

I have been trying to cut back on spending money because I just put a pretty penny towards a planned vacation in September. But holy cow do these samples sound so beautiful.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

Screw it, you only live twice, ordered! I am not passing up this historic piece of work. The samples alone are just awe-inspiring. I can't wait to get this in.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Strangely the film credits Roger Williams with performing the end title theme and that seems to be the version on the original album. However the actual end credits for the film are (I'm assuming) the version featured in the alternates section of the new album and was also featured on John Debney's excellent re-recording. I suppose its possible Williams performed piano on the revised piece but its nothing like the performance of the original album track

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

I grew up with this movie and have loved it and John Barry's score for 40 years.
Being 10 at the time, it's probably the first piece of film music that I can recall that effected me emotionally.
John talks about the score on this 1993 PBS special Great Performances. I'd highly recommend the entire show, but the segment on Somewhere in Time starts at 37min in...

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2021 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Pardon my ignorance, but is there any reason to keep the original album (aside from enjoyment of the presentation) if one buys the new LLL version, such as album versions or alternate takes or anything? From reading the above, it sounds like the LLL is all one really needs, am I correct?

All the music from the 1980 album is on this new CD, but not necessarily in the same edit.

So, it's really about whether you like those edits or not.

I'm keeping my copy of the 1980 album, as well as the marvelous Varese Sarabande recording, simply because I like to mix it up in terms of how I listen to it.

This is the definitive CD though.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   AndrewH   (Member)

Is there anything more delightful than the response of happy John Barry fans?

Though the maestro may have left us, its great to see that new releases can still engender the same excitement as they always did!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   Ray1992   (Member)

What Ray92 said!

I couldn't have expressed it better myself - and I've lived with this great score for years!


Thank you JDSDuglas!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

In regards to my previous question:

“Return To The Present” – states that it features new music – because an asterisk * appears right after the tracks name… which means that it is previously unreleased…

As it has been considered – that it could very well be a misprint.

I have discovered something to support this theory:

There are two cues amongst the extras which have never been heard / or released since 1980 – and the two cues which I am talking about are the cues which reprise – “Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini”.

Track 20: This is the alternate version of – “Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini”.
Track 21: This is the music box version of – “Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini”.

However; neither of these cues have an asterisk * next to the track name… while all the other cues amongst the extras – DO HAVE AN ASTERISK…

Now that I have discovered this misprint – I believe that it is fair to say – that – track #16 – “Return To The Present” – is indeed the version which is on the original album… and that we should ignore the asterisk.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)



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Heh! Well, Jerry would have bought this!

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)



big grin



Heh! Well, Jerry would have bought this!


Sly advertising, i should say. The samples seems very good from quality perspective. Hopefully our orders will start shipping from 15th or early- provided their arent any snafus...

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)



big grin



Heh! Well, Jerry would have bought this!


Sly advertising, i should say. The samples seems very good from quality perspective. Hopefully our orders will start shipping from 15th or early- provided their arent any snafus...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

Pardon my ignorance, but is there any reason to keep the original album (aside from enjoyment of the presentation) if one buys the new LLL version, such as album versions or alternate takes or anything? From reading the above, it sounds like the LLL is all one really needs, am I correct?

All the music from the 1980 album is on this new CD, but not necessarily in the same edit.

So, it's really about whether you like those edits or not.

I'm keeping my copy of the 1980 album, as well as the marvelous Varese Sarabande recording, simply because I like to mix it up in terms of how I listen to it.

This is the definitive CD though.

Cheers


It certainly does seem like a great release, I'm looking forward to it. I too have the Varese and the original album; I'll keep the Varese, but this new edition will become my one and only way to listen to the OST I'm sure. Great to see a classic Barry score get the love and attention it deserves!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Tevose   (Member)

Can I just take a moment to call attention again to Mr. Jim Titus’s tremendous contributions to the artwork of so many releases? Always a stellar job. Keep up the good work, good sir.

 
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