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 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   ShadowStar   (Member)

This release looks awesome. I'm definitely going to get it at some point!

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Now available

https://lalalandrecords.com/torn-curtain-expanded-remastered-limited-edition/

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Guess I'll be the first one to say "ordered"!

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Guess I'll be the first one to say "ordered"!

I'll be the second! Can't wait for the Herrmann tracks! smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Ordered along with Topaz.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

SAMPLES!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

With Sneakers and Dead Again.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

SAMPLES!!!!!!!

My goodness those sound great!

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Placed my order too. Only extra I got with the order was the 66 Batman reissue for the new liner notes.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I'll be the second! Can't wait for the Herrmann tracks! smile

You and I both. smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Rollin Hand   (Member)

Just listened to the samples: excellent! Ordered on the spot!
Thank you La La Land!

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   MarkS   (Member)

My understanding is that the Warner Bros LP release of the FMC Torn Curtain was withdrawn from circulation before many copies had made their way to stores due to legal action (or threatened legal action) by Alfred Hitchcock. The LP bears a copyright of 1978 and in 1979 when I was in New York I unsuccessfully tried to find a copy and it was in a record store near Times Square that I was told the record had been withdrawn from sale. Ironically I later found a copy when I was back in the UK in a London market stall. The cover was stamped "Promotional Copy. Not for Sale".

I don't think it was withdrawn. I bought my copy of the Warner LP at Tower Records in Phoenix in the 1980s. And it wasn't stamped as a promo.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

Ordered from SAE!

I recall buying a copy of that Warner Brothers LP at a Seattle record store named Peaches Records and Tapes.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I worked at a Peaches store in St. Louis when all three of these were released, so I can co-confirm that. I do know that sales weren't great. Reasons? The covers were terrible, the musical times (disco and arena rock), and I don't think Warner Brothers had a clue how to market the music. Very quickly one could find plentiful copies of all three in cut-out bins.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)



My goodness those sound great!


They do indeed. Especially the Herrmann -- sounds as good as the Bernstein recording even.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2024 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Everybody is talking about the Bernstein FSM ...no one about the McNeely Varese,which is I think the complete recording.Is it bad and whats the difference? I only own the LP.
Very much interested in the Addison LalaLand expansion though...so ordered!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2024 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   RichC   (Member)

There's nothing wrong with the Varese presentation, as long as you know to expect -and don't dislike - the usual concert hall sound, and full dynamic range (i.e. the quiet bits are quiet, the loud bits blow your socks off, rather than having everything equalized into mediocrity) that all Varese re-recordings of that vintage displayed.

It's far more comprehensive than the Bernstein recording, from memory, and comes with a brief-but-solid set of liner notes that guide you through the film and music. For a long time, it was the only affordable game in town - whether it's any good is all down to personal taste. You're about to see a whole slew of messages saying it's awful, though. smile Which seems to be the prevailing viewpoint, so it's good there are alternatives out there for people to choose their favourite.

Maybe, one day, we'll get a Strombergian interpretation - that should satisfy just about everyone.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2024 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)



It's far more comprehensive than the Bernstein recording, from memory,


42 min vs 48 min

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2024 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I played them both this morning in fact.

The Bernstein is more impressive acoustically, because it's drier, closer, and stronger. All qualities which suit this music.

The McNeeley has, as has been said, more of a large concert hall sound, which I think suits this music less.

On the other hand, the McNeely is a complete presentation, which the Bernstein is not.

I prefer the Bernstein but play the McNeely a lot for its completeness.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2024 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

I prefer the Bernstein but play the McNeely a lot for its completeness.

Yes, if you followed the full Bernstein with the extra McNeely tracks as a single program, you wouldn't be disappointed, I think.

 
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