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 Posted:   Mar 14, 2024 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   Anthony N.Putson   (Member)

Mine has arrived, and with the autographed booklet 8). Feeling very fortunate.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Mine has arrived, and with the autographed booklet 8). Feeling very fortunate.


A long shot I know but... if anyone is willing to sell/part with their autographed booklet, let me know.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Mine has arrived, and with the autographed booklet 8). Feeling very fortunate.


A long shot I know but... if anyone is willing to sell/part with their autographed booklet, let me know.


Me too

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

1. Any place in the film that has versions of songs that are *mostly* instrumental, but contain a few vocal flourishes here and there are totally instrumental on this presentation, so they're not - strictly speaking - the versions as heard in the film. Not that I'm upset about this choice, it does make sense...but you'll miss that opening "oooo" in Mighty Wings during "Jester Flying", for example. And unfortunately, it also means we lose the “mmmm’s” during the TMBA instrumental when Charlie is chasing Maverick in her car — I say unfortunately because those don’t even exist in the vocal version. Anyway, obviously this was intentional, so I wouldn't exactly say it’s a problem…just takes a second to get used to how they're choosing to present it.

The strange this is that it actually refers to this type of vocal flourish (in the context of the romantic scenes) in the booklet notes (on page 15)...

2. Now the annoyance...one of the tracks I was most looking forward to, "Viper's House Pt 2" (which contains the part in the film where Maverick leaves Viper's house, sees that Charlie's house is for sale, and sits watching the F-14 at the airfield), is clearly mixed completely differently than the version in the movie. Those magnificent electric guitars as Mav stares in profile just before graduation are completely effed up. They're there for a second (the part when Maverick sees the for sale sign and starts his bike is fine), but then the mix audibly changes and everything gets weird. First they're a bit buried (as Mav rides off), and by the end of the track (the airfield), they're gone entirely. I don't know why this is the case, and I'm a bit ticked about it. It sort of reminds me of the controversy over the opening drone sound being all but missing at the start of the Beverly Hills Cop II score. This is the same type of thing, but IMO worse, because it's the whole crescendo of that piece, not just one missing element. Clearly it's the same...well, I don't know if "take" is the proper terminology when it comes to synths like this, but...you get my meaning. But it's just not what's heard in the film, and that does kind of suck when it's such a big musical moment. To be sure, we're talking here about 37 problematic seconds out of a 2-CD set, but I did think it was worth mentioning.

Oomph don't mention weird mixes and missing instruments... I still haven't recovered from Octopussy!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   Phil567   (Member)

I got my autographed copy today!

I actually got two booklets: one sealed inside the shrink wrapped jewel case, and another, loose booklet with the autograph on the front cover, written in what looks like gold colored ink.

This certainly takes my breath away! wink.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2024 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I got my autographed copy today!

I actually got two booklets: one sealed inside the shrink wrapped jewel case, and another, loose booklet with the autograph on the front cover, written in what looks like gold colored ink.

This certainly takes my breath away! wink.


Yep, LLL does it right and gives the extra booklet, signed and keep the disc sealed.

Good set, kudos to the L for getting this off the bloody carrier into our hangers!

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2024 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Great job on this release. Been listening to it a lot and it sounds FANTASTIC. Plus it’s nice to have literally all the songs on the second disc. That must have costed a fortune, but typical of LLL, they want us to have the absolute best.

WELL DONE !!

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2024 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   JGouse0498   (Member)

Great job on this release. Been listening to it a lot and it sounds FANTASTIC. Plus it’s nice to have literally all the songs on the second disc. That must have costed a fortune, but typical of LLL, they want us to have the absolute best.

WELL DONE !!


This is one of the few times where I feel including the OST was an absolute necessity!!. That album is just as much a part of the movie's musical DNA as Faltermeyer's music.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2024 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   goozer   (Member)

I'm still waiting for mine — the status has been stuck on "Awaiting Shipment" since the 12th (I ordered on the 3rd.) If someone could just grab it from the table and drop it in the mailbox that would be great...

UPDATE: Looks like La-La Land Employee #2 lurks here — my order status just changed to shipped! I guess they got the catapult fixed!

UPDATE #2: Looks like it's still on the flight deck...I guess the pattern is full.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2024 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Phil567   (Member)

I'm listening to CD #2. For some reason "Mighty Wings" reminds me of "Cool Rider" by Michelle Pfeifer in Grease 2!

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2024 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

I guess one shouldn't procrastinate on these big releases if one is hoping to get it before having to wait on a restock. Wonder when it will be back up for grabs?

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2024 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   Andy C   (Member)

Mine was delivered into my grubby little paws today so took just over a week to travel from California to SE England which isn't at all bad. Thanks again LLL!

Family portrait:

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2024 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   panavision   (Member)

This release is INCREDIBLE.

Highlight of the year so far --- despite the strong competition.

The film isn't great, but it's a cultural icon of the 80s.

What surprised me was how much of the songs are integral to the score. Glad LLL were able to release it with the songs.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2024 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   moroder20   (Member)

I'm glad to see La La Land has finally released Top Gun!!!
One more in the Faltermeyer catalog.
It's a great edition with all songs on disc 2.
I like it!!!
Continue to release 80's Synth-scores!!
you're the best

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2024 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Replicant8   (Member)



TOUCHDOWN !!!! f i n a l l y



long awaited awesome HOLY GRAIL score - any MAVERICK score release info ??

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2024 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Now bring on Fletch!

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2024 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Just watched the film again after a long, long time. Seems like there's a lot of music on this release that is not in the film?

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2024 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   JGouse0498   (Member)

Just watched the film again after a long, long time. Seems like there's a lot of music on this release that is not in the film?

Same here. My guess is that the music which sounds unfamiliar to us falls into one of four options: 1) dialed way down in the mix, 2) heavily truncated in the movie, 3) replaced by the songs, 4) are instrumental versions of the songs and they were in the movie but our brains just automatically filled in the words and made it into the songs.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2024 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Just watched the film again after a long, long time. Seems like there's a lot of music on this release that is not in the film?

Same here. My guess is that the music which sounds unfamiliar to us falls into one of four options: 1) dialed way down in the mix, 2) heavily truncated in the movie, 3) replaced by the songs, 4) are instrumental versions of the songs and they were in the movie but our brains just automatically filled in the words and made it into the songs.


Pretty much. I didn't even notice Carrier Take Offs and Landings in the film. Just cut straight to Danger Zone!

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2024 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Something weird is going on with my package...

It arrived Oslo (where I live) on March 15th, so I thought I might receive it soon.
I check the status today and suddenly its in Istanbul! Why do they send it there?? lol!

 
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