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 Posted:   Oct 13, 2023 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

Just saw this is available for streaming on Apple Music.

However, just a friendly reminder that Intrada has nothing to do with the streaming rights and you should be supporting your amazing indie labels who work diligently to get these things out the door and into our hands.



Humanoids from the Deep is listed as an Intrada release on Qobuz (for digital download and streaming, just like the the BSX release is also available).

https://www.qobuz.com/de-de/album/humanoids-from-the-deep-james-horner/ey1t0ejgmbggc


The BSX release of Humanoids is still up digitally?

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2023 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I listened to this last night - sound is INCREDIBLY detailed. Worlds better than previous releases. So excited to have these early Horners given the deluxe treatment!! Thank you so much, Intrada folks


Love the use of blaster beam in this.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2023 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)



The BSX release of Humanoids is still up digitally?


https://www.qobuz.com/ca-en/album/humanoids-from-the-deep-james-horner/0712187488969

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2023 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Just saw this is available for streaming on Apple Music.

However, just a friendly reminder that Intrada has nothing to do with the streaming rights and you should be supporting your amazing indie labels who work diligently to get these things out the door and into our hands.



Humanoids from the Deep is listed as an Intrada release on Qobuz (for digital download and streaming, just like the the BSX release is also available).

https://www.qobuz.com/de-de/album/humanoids-from-the-deep-james-horner/ey1t0ejgmbggc


The BSX release of Humanoids is still up digitally?



Yes. BSX:
https://www.qobuz.com/ca-en/album/humanoids-from-the-deep-james-horner/0712187488969

Intrada:
https://www.qobuz.com/de-de/album/humanoids-from-the-deep-james-horner/ey1t0ejgmbggc


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2023 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   cshaneyfelt   (Member)

I listened to this last night - sound is INCREDIBLY detailed. Worlds better than previous releases. So excited to have these early Horners given the deluxe treatment!! Thank you so much, Intrada folks

I completely agree. The clarity is stunning and I'm really enjoying this new album. I feel like I'm in the room with the orchestra!

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2023 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


I wonder why "Hill House" is only 1:38 long. Even the slightly edited OST version ran 2:08 under the title "Night Prowlers". The complete film version would probably clock in at roughly 2:44.


"Hill House" runs for 2:38. The 1:38 on Intrada's website, copied into this thread, is a typo.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2023 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I watched part of this film for the first time yesterday in an idle moment. I got as far as the bit where Ann Turkel was explaining her misgivings about the experiments she’d been involved with, and suddenly there was fully 25 seconds of Shostakovich’s fifth symphony with maybe two notes slightly changed, same instrumentation, everything.

Yes, I know, booooorrrring…..

It’s not like this is news to anyone, of course, and it’s been done to death on FSM, but I was unaware of this particular example. I was enjoying the score up to that point, but equally was surprised that Horner should have taken this easy option so early in his career. Maybe it was an homage that he knew everyone would recognise smile

Presumably the director temped it accordingly, and in retrospect that extract seems to have set the tone for the whole film in terms of the orchestration, which is interesting.

Anyhoo, a nice score, by all means buy it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2023 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Thoroughly enjoying this one.
Fantastic re-do from Intrada, with the score mix a fun and surprising alternative listen after hearing the old LP (& CD re-issue) for so many years.
Interesting how Horner masked the lack of players and oomph in the film mix, by muddying the waters somewhat, for the more expansive sounding LP version.
I think I like the clearer film mix better. Almost a less is more situation.
Lots of call-outs to Williams (JAWS) and Goldsmith (ALIEN/BOYS FROM BRAZIL/FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY) within the tracks, but good fun nonetheless.
And yes, ample proof that James Horner arrived pretty much fully-formed in his style and architecture.
Aided by a canny ability to avoid being typecast early on and always giving directors/producers exactly what they wanted (and the film needed), Film Music Super Stardom was virtually a given.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2023 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

But!!
Just as it was back in the day, this album always felt like the Appetiser...to the Main Course that would be...
BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2024 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I'm bumping this because I have to remind myself to post about it later. For the meantime, a question... You know that clang clang clang thing Horner does a few times throughout? When listening on headphones, after the first clang or two the sound drops off as if I had "intelligent" headphones which are concerned about impairing my hearing. Thereafter the sound swells slowly to full volume again. What are these headphones I have?

The biggest "problem" I'm having with this is that there isn't really any "journey" to the score. No architecture. It's bitty, but as bitty goes it has its moments. I'm sure to be more enthusiastic later.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2024 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Although I quite like this score, when compared to things like DEADLY BLESSING and WOLFEN and THE HAND, which Horner would be delivering about 12 months later, it pales by comparison.
Admittedly, the budgets and films of those latter titles were superior, but it's night and day in quality to my ears.
This sounds like a student effort, while those others have a real quality sheen to them.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I had this on again this morning (just the LP prog) and enjoyed it a lot. The sound really is very clear, and it was wonderful to hear all the instruments in the recipe. As a full score it doesn't really sustain itself, but it's a fun listen, picking out all the little imaginative ornamentations in the mix - and of course identifying all the borrowings.

I really don't know why I never had the LP on its first release. That's when I was buying just about everything. Does anyone recall if it was hard to come by in Blighty?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

I don't think I ever had the lp, either.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I'm happy these are released for completion sake's and while I'm a big Horner fan his horror scores do nothing for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I really don't know why I never had the LP on its first release. That's when I was buying just about everything. Does anyone recall if it was hard to come by in Blighty?

I got mine from Movie Boulevard back in the day. I remember receiving it in the same shipment as Leviathan, so that would have been 1989.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm happy these are released for completion sake's and while I'm a big Horner fan his horror scores do nothing for me.

https://www.discogs.com/release/1426738-James-Horner-Humanoids-From-The-Deep-Original-Soundtrack

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I think the HFTD LP was on Cerberus, which was a USA indie label.
The LP never got to the bigger mainstream record shops, like HMV or Virgin and whatnot (certainly in Liverpool at least).
I bought mine in the Liverpool indie record shop Probe*, which had a pretty cool soundtrack section, and where I got about 80% of my Jerry Goldsmith LP collection.


*sometime early 80s

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Ah, Probe. From the outside rhe most unlikely looking soundtrack oasis. Many a time I asked a big hairy arsed punk ' can I hear some of this' . smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Vinyl edition:

https://shoutfactory.com/products/humanoids-from-the-deep-original-motion-picture-soundtrack

 
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