but the point is, the "optimal" listening experience is the Shire produced FSM version. BRM
It could be that the "optimal" listening experience was constructed according to the time available while sharing the CD with another score. I mean, if he had been given an hour to fill, his optimal selection might have been different. Maybe.
The FSM album is very well put together, but there's a definitely a few cues I wish I had on CD whenever I re-watch the film.
This new release is specifically described as "expanded" rather than complete. I imagine a fan can itemize what's missing (I've never seen the film).
Didn't somebody say a few months ago that the labels rarely describe anything as "complete" anymore 'cos there's always SOMETHING that isn't available (an alternate take, a synth layer, a mixing bowl) and they'd rather avoid the hassle?
That said, I am MORE than happy with an extra 25 minutes, and cannot wait for this CD to arrive (apparently my order's already shipped!)
I've always liked that ending, so very much. I originally got the FSM for Farewell My Lovely, however, Monkey Shines is a great score for the specialist ensemble that characterizes it down to the last detail. The Double Vision gallops are very distinct and I've never even seen the film.