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 Posted:   Jul 26, 2021 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Oh, that's funny Jurassic T! You see, Extreme Prejudice has always been one of my least favorite Goldsmith scores (based on the very old LLL expansion anyway...I think the new Intrada program moving the synth rescore stuff out of the main program will really improve the score as a listening experience for me). I have always liked the end credits cue but most of the rest of the score has always been a slog for me (in contrast to Sleepy Hollow which is one of my favorite Elfman scores).

That said, the Soundtrack Spotlight podcast episode (https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/8913325-odyssey-soundtrack-spotlight-extreme-prejudice-1987) which Jens and David did with Doug Fake and John Takis (I had nothing to do with it except for offering some editing notes) has kinda sold me on the score and I look forward to revisiting the new Intrada complete edition! I think there's a good chance I will finally be won over, just like the Quartet edition of Total Recall finally helped me to click with that beloved score which had left me cold for so many years. I suspect I also really just need to see the film Extreme Prejudice to appreciate what the score was written for in context.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2021 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Oh wow Yavar, it's funny then that this wasn't really one of your favorites!

I've never seen the film and I only just listened to the samples which sounded a bit silly with synths like lesser Rambo copycats, but it sounded unique enough and there were some interesting sections that made me think it could be worthwhile, especially stuff that sounds similar to "Total Recall", and I always love listening to "origin" scores.

You also just reminded me that I have Quartet's "Total Recall" sitting unopened in my cabinet. I have a backlog of CDs I haven't yet transferred and listened to as I ordered a ton at once.

When I'm purchasing stuff I'm anticipating like "Sleepy Hollow", I usually throw in another CD or two to help with shipping and catch up on stuff that has been on my "maybe" list for a while.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2021 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Awesome. Iam only surprised that Jeff Bond didn't write the Liner notes this time since he wrote 'the book' you know? But Tim Greiving is another great writer too. Look forward to this incredible new set. Thanks Intrada.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2021 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Awesome. Iam only surprised that Jeff Bond didn't write the Liner notes this time since he wrote 'the book' you know? But Tim Greiving is another great writer too. Look forward to this incredible new set. Thanks Intrada.

Maybe JB was burnt out on Elfman after that. (Or Mrs. Bond is Team Amber Heard and doesn't want him doing anything linked to Johnny Depp..)

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2021 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


Is there anything from the Burton/Elfman box set missing from here?


The USB stick included in the Elfman / Burton box contained a Sleepy Hollow track called "Themes (Demo)" which was his original demo for the score. That isn't on this set, unless it's an unlisted easter egg that isn't factored into the "total time" sums.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2021 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Oh lord, please demo … be hiding as a bonus so this can be the nearest we know of to a close the book on it release.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2021 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

I do not recall an Intrada CD ever having an unlisted bonus track before

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2021 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I ordered this. I was hesitant because of the cost but I have been on a purchase break for a while. This is the classic Elfman I enjoy so why not 4 CDs worth.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2021 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Oh lord, please demo … be hiding as a bonus so this can be the nearest we know of to a close the book on it release.

They usually don't include demo tracks period, right? Most releases out there have demo tracks that will never see light of day, and their releases are "complete" regardless...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2021 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I ordered this as quickly as I could.

$39.99 for a 4-disc set is great, especially from a site like Intrada which has great shipping rates and gives you Bonus Points for every purchase you make.

I will also put it this way: it's only $15 more than Varese's 2-disc complete set for "The Matrix" which doesn't contain any alternates or the original album, it's the same price as Varese's SACD 2-disc version of "The Matrix", and it has infinitely better artwork that doesn't look like a cheap bootleg.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2021 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Buttons   (Member)

Received my shipping notification last night. Should arrive tomorrow or Saturday. Looks like a fun set!

I also received shipping notification for Intrada's recent Rio Conchos release in case anyone was waiting for that one too (along with a copy of Great Train Robbery I was able to sneak in before it sold out).


$39.99 for a 4-disc set is great, especially from a site like Intrada which has great shipping rates and gives you Bonus Points for every purchase you make.


Good point. That is how I justify all of my splurges at Intrada. big grin Screen Archives seems to always have rare CDs sitting around for MONTHS before people buy them. The only reason I can think of is their shipping prices are a little higher.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2021 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Oh lord, please demo … be hiding as a bonus so this can be the nearest we know of to a close the book on it release.

They usually don't include demo tracks period, right? Most releases out there have demo tracks that will never see light of day, and their releases are "complete" regardless...


Well, when you word it "usually", no they don't, but it has happened before on their label.

You know, I'm thinking this is a four-disc set -- unlikely any label will want to re-issue that again. Combine that with any separate releases of what was on the Elf-box should have all the Elf-box extras so that it becomes redundant and us wee folk out here don't have to fork over the big Elf-bucks to get the Elf-box for a few bonus tracks … I just wish for the demos to make it there when possible/reasonable/room permitting.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2021 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

While rummaging through old editions of FSM, I came upon this gem:

Elfman’s latest teaming with director Tim Burton is a visual feast that’s drenched in meticulous, gothic atmosphere; but the disjointed story and nonexistent character relationships produced a score from Elfman that is all luxurious ornamentation with no themes to grab onto.

—J.B.


I wonder if J.B. will re-assess the score in a fashion similar to what he did with the nineties Jerry Goldsmith scores.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2021 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Just for clarificaion (just in case): I am not the J.B. who wrote that above so long ago.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2021 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Received my shipping notification last night. Should arrive tomorrow or Saturday. Looks like a fun set!

I also received shipping notification for Intrada's recent Rio Conchos release in case anyone was waiting for that one too (along with a copy of Great Train Robbery I was able to sneak in before it sold out).


$39.99 for a 4-disc set is great, especially from a site like Intrada which has great shipping rates and gives you Bonus Points for every purchase you make.


Good point. That is how I justify all of my splurges at Intrada. big grin Screen Archives seems to always have rare CDs sitting around for MONTHS before people buy them. The only reason I can think of is their shipping prices are a little higher.


Please let us know what you think of the set and whether the alternatives are worth it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2021 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I ordered this along with "THE WIND" which is on pre-order so I'll likely have to wait until "THE WIND" arrives before the whole shipment is sent. Only as fast as the slowest arrival.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2021 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   HalloweenBorg   (Member)

The album is so lavish isn’t it?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2021 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

It has arrived.

Graham

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2021 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I don't have the score for Sleepy Hollow in any version, so this seems to be the way to go and rectify that.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Interesting, Elfman is credited with "2021 CD Produced by". I hope this is an indication of his interest in a similarly exhaustive presentation of his other scores. This new Intrada edition is almost like getting 3 Elfman scores at once. You couldn't ask for more.

 
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