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 Posted:   Sep 14, 2019 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Originally I only noticed the CONQUEST disc had a hole in the disc art. LLL promptly replaced it. I thought I had checked the other discs so I'm not sure how I missed the holes in the BENEATH disc. I felt stupid and bad about reporting it separately after they replaced CONQUEST, but LLL promptly replaced BENEATH as well. But here's the kicker - the replacement has a hole in same area. It seems like this must be an issue in many POTA discs for this to happen to me, statistically speaking. Still waiting for a reply from them about replacing the replacement. And of course if they think I'm pulling some stupid prank, they should assert that as well. I've offered to send the discs back for their inspection.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2019 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I have one of those holes pictured, but it's no where near the information pits.

Did you contact LLL about it, or consider it not worth the hassle? I bought it from Intrada who said noone else has mentioned it. Btw, I tried emailing you this question but your addy doesnt work.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2020 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Apologies if this has been covered, but this is one long thread. Just played the first disc and read the liners and was: 1) Incredibly impressed by the improvement in the sound over the original lp. 2) Shocked to read that the reason the Project 3 original release (along with, presumably, Bandolero) was so short (25 minutes or somesuch) was to help with the audiophile sound. Now, as someone who grew up with these albums and played them endlessly on pretty pedestrian stereo set-ups, I always thought the sound on those Project 3 albums was just horrible (along with Paramount Records) and had this perpetual surface noise. Can any of you share your expertise about Project 3?

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2020 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I always thought the sound on those Project 3 albums was just horrible (along with Paramount Records) and had this perpetual surface noise. Can any of you share your expertise about Project 3?



They sounded thin and brittle to me. But I liked the sleeve designs.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2020 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Dr Smith   (Member)

I just checked my set and found everything 100%.
I am not the biggest fan of this music, but I can see its appeal.

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2020 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I just checked my set and found everything 100%.
I am not the biggest fan of this music, but I can see its appeal.



I’m curious Why did you buy an expensive set like this if you don’t even like the music?

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2020 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Diederik   (Member)

This set arrived this week and what a great set it is! The packaging and artwork are really great, with all scores presented in their own cases with liner notes and the original artwork. The box itself is of good sturdy quality and comes with its own liner notes. Just unpacking and browsing through is already a great experience!

And I am not even familiar with the scores apart from the first one. A true masterpiece, that now sounds amazing, especially considering its age. The special Mike Matessino touch.. I can't wait to discover the other Apes scores.

Oh, and the small details, like the notes containing the recording dates of each cue across all five scores, are really appreciated. Not many releases do this, but it's great attention to detail.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2020 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

This set is LUSCIOUS.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2020 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   KansanN323   (Member)

I need an opinion from this thread. Since La-La Land is currently having their 30% off sale I am considering purchasing the POTA CD Box Set. I am a big fan of the music from the series. Here is the thing. I own all of the scores already through Varèse Sarabande and Film Score Monthly. Is there a HUGE upgrade of sound on this release? If not, there are some other scores I might purchase that I do not already own.

Thank you!

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2020 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

I need an opinion from this thread. Since La-La Land is currently having their 30% off sale I am considering purchasing the POTA CD Box Set. I am a big fan of the music from the series. Here is the thing. I own all of the scores already through Varèse Sarabande and Film Score Monthly. Is there a HUGE upgrade of sound on this release? If not, there are some other scores I might purchase that I do not already own.

Thank you!


PAOTA is mostly improved with most tracks gaining in detail and crispness but I spotted few tracks that have hardly a better mix than the Varese edition.

BTPOTA is fantastic and the new track list (score presentation) makes it sound very fresh. The Original album remaster is slightly sharper than the original without being mind blowingly superior.

EFTPOTA is very similar as the previous release.

COTPOTA is also a major improvement in clarity and spatialization (for the stereo tracks)

BFTPOTA is the closest to the previous version. I could hear a very subtle increase in detail in some tracks but for most of it, it sound the same.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2020 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   KansanN323   (Member)

I need an opinion from this thread. Since La-La Land is currently having their 30% off sale I am considering purchasing the POTA CD Box Set. I am a big fan of the music from the series. Here is the thing. I own all of the scores already through Varèse Sarabande and Film Score Monthly. Is there a HUGE upgrade of sound on this release? If not, there are some other scores I might purchase that I do not already own.

Thank you!


PAOTA is mostly improved with most tracks gaining in detail and crispness but I spotted few tracks that have hardly a better mix than the Varese edition.

BTPOTA is fantastic and the new track list (score presentation) makes it sound very fresh. The Original album remaster is slightly sharper than the original without being mind blowingly superior.

EFTPOTA is very similar as the previous release.

COTPOTA is also a major improvement in clarity and spatialization (for the stereo tracks)

BFTPOTA is the closest to the previous version. I could hear a very subtle increase in detail in some tracks but for most of it, it sound the same.


Thank you very much for your thoughts!

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2020 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I've been spinning the Goldsmith original these past few days. I'm loving the score. Have to say it's been a challenge ripping them cleanly to my iTunes library where I listen to my purchased music in Lossless quality. The first couple times, I found ticks in the first couple tracks. I looked for any surface dust or pits but couldn't find any. I used dBpowerAmp the last time to rip since I thought maybe iTunes was the culprit. I've had no issues ripping other CDs, even ones that have gotten a lot more use outside my office (car CD) like the BlueBox. It's weird....


Anyhow, it's a great set and the original score sounds amazing. The Hunt is one of the best cues I've ever heard. Stunning.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I saw this deal on Ebay for the set. Sealed copy for $78 + free shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PLANET-OF-THE-APES-FILM-SERIES-5xCD-SOUNDTRACK-Score-COLLECTION-Box-Set-SEALED/373237796387?hash=item56e6b4ce23:g:g5wAAOSweKZfJkKA

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

I saw this deal on Ebay for the set. Sealed copy for $78 + free shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PLANET-OF-THE-APES-FILM-SERIES-5xCD-SOUNDTRACK-Score-COLLECTION-Box-Set-SEALED/373237796387?hash=item56e6b4ce23:g:g5wAAOSweKZfJkKA


I've bought from them many times in the past.

No complaints- however what they don't advertise is that a lot of their product are cut-out/promo copies.

All the packaging has been there on the things I've purchased, just the UPCs were hole-punched (and everything was in shrink-wrap).

I personally don't care one bit, though some collector's consider this a deal-breaker, I guess.

 
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