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 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

I wonder if WarnerMedia/WaterTower Music has replaced the stand-in performance of the introduction to Also Sprach Zarathustra by Karl Böhm and the Berlin Philharmoniker on Deutsche Grammophon with the actual film performance by Herbert von Karajan and the Wiener Philharmoniker from Decca?

https://mondotees.com/blogs/news/music-weekly-2001-a-space-odyssey

Since Universal Music Group owns both DG and Decca now, what’s to prevent the switch?

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

The LPs themselves for this look cool - but I don't understand why they put a leopard on the cover.

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The LPs themselves for this look cool - but I don't understand why they put a leopard on the cover.

WTF?! LOL

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I guess there was a leopard scene but I don't recall it in any detail. Might be time to watch the film again, it's been a while.

http://www.2001italia.it/2013/12/how-did-they-shoot-leopard-scenes.html

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I'll never get why they don't use the key art.

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I guess there was a leopard scene but I don't recall it in any detail. Might be time to watch the film again, it's been a while.

http://www.2001italia.it/2013/12/how-did-they-shoot-leopard-scenes.html


I remember the leopard with the kill shot. But really? Its such an insignificant scene and there's so many iconic imagery from the film. Should have gone with an ape-man or just have the monolith by itself.

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

They always make such boneheaded decisions with the commissioned art. Your eye is drawn to the leopard, too, which makes it even weirder. What the hell...

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Tragic mishap when you consider the cover art is all that matters with LPs. Anyone who wants to hear the music uses their iphone.
On the positive, it reminds me I've been meaning to rewatch CAT PEOPLE '82.

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Typical FSM habitual poster dopiness on the "issue" of the cover.

For those who haven't seen, or are simply too dense, to acquire the theme of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the cover represents the moment in the history of human emergence when the proto-humanoids of the movie's introductory sequence sit poised between extinction, represented by the glowing-eyed leopard, and the limitless future, represented by the monolith.

As for the "key art" complaint: you obviously aren't familiar with Mondo's vinyl M.O. The whole point is to do something striking and fresh. Not key-art.

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

LOL, should we all feel "schooled" now? Here's some old skool vinyl fer ya.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Remastered? I will never understand (and please don't wast your time explaining it to me) why anyone would buy these things - you can get the original LP for fifty cents in mint condition - what a funny old world this is. I can't wait for the day when all these vinyl whatever they ares have killed the CD and then a decade later decide they must have CDs again.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

The human species depends on constant consumption of goods & services. Vast amounts of disposable income collects in the bank accounts of humans impervious to the addictions of drugs, alcohol and sex.

If I could stay alive another 30 years, I could find myself in the desperate throws of nostalgia for these current Lp releases and buy them again in fresh new pressings at a 40% mark up.

Before anyone criticizes this, know that I'm merely commenting on my own "Life-Cycle".

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

The human species depends....
Before anyone criticizes this, know that I'm merely commenting on my own "Life-Cycle".


So it's everyone or just you? You can't have it both ways. Illogical. One of us will have to self-destruct in 5 seconds.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   truan   (Member)

I wonder if WarnerMedia/WaterTower Music has replaced the stand-in performance of the introduction to Also Sprach Zarathustra by Karl Böhm and the Berlin Philharmoniker on Deutsche Grammophon with the actual film performance by Herbert von Karajan and the Wiener Philharmoniker from Decca?

https://mondotees.com/blogs/news/music-weekly-2001-a-space-odyssey

Since Universal Music Group owns both DG and Decca now, what’s to prevent the switch?


Here's the track list I've seen:

Side A
01. Atmosphères
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Ernest Bour Conducting The Südwestfunk Symphony Orchestra

02. Prelude (Sonnenaufgang) – Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176
Composed by Richard Strauss
Performed by Karl Böhm Conducting Berliner Philharmoniker

Side B
03. Requiem For Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Francis Travis Conducting Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

04. An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (The Blue Danube)
Composed by Johann Strauss II
Performed by Herbert von Karajan Conductings Berliner Philharmoniker,

Side C
05. Lux aeterna
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Helmut Franz Conducting Chor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks

06. Gayaneh’s Adagio (Gayane Ballet Suite)
Composed by Aram Il’yich Khachaturian
Performed by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Conducting Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Side D
07. Aventures
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Pierre Boulez Conducting Ensemble Intercontemporain with Jane Manning, Mary Thomas, William Pearson

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Typical FSM habitual poster dopiness on the "issue" of the cover.

For those who haven't seen, or are simply too dense, to acquire the theme of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the cover represents the moment in the history of human emergence when the proto-humanoids of the movie's introductory sequence sit poised between extinction, represented by the glowing-eyed leopard, and the limitless future, represented by the monolith.

As for the "key art" complaint: you obviously aren't familiar with Mondo's vinyl M.O. The whole point is to do something striking and fresh. Not key-art.


Thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Remastered? I will never understand (and please don't wast your time explaining it to me) why anyone would buy these things - you can get the original LP for fifty cents in mint condition ...

MGM vinyl from that era right out of the shrink wrap was VG+ at best. They were not very good pressings, and the highs tended to be shrill.

But I do get what you mean.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, these are not all the actual film versions?
Then what's the point?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

My favorite 2001 album is the Eugene Ormandy album on Columbia, with electronic interludes by Morton Subotnik. These almost function as the aural equivalent of Hal.

And side 2 of that album has the instrumental suite from the space opera Aniara by Blomdahl.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

So, these are not all the actual film versions?
Then what's the point?


What was the point of any US soundtrack album from the 1950s to the 1970s? Most of those weren't the film versions either.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, these are not all the actual film versions?
Then what's the point?


What was the point of any US soundtrack album from the 1950s to the 1970s? Most of those weren't the film versions either.



I guess, but I'm not talking about any others.
I'm talking about this Mondo version of 2001: ASO.
The 1996 Rhino version had the film versions, with the original vinyl edition versions as supplementary material.
Is the Mondo supposed to represent that original vinyl edition?
If it is, then I guess that would make sense.

 
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