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 Posted:   Nov 29, 2020 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I have many, many Goldsmith favorites, but push comes to shove, The Blue Max is the one. I'll definitely get this release because I didn't get the previous one--I have or had all the others. I vividly recall buying a promo lp of this in the late 60s at a small shop called the Florrisant Record Center. They had a batch of promo Mainstream and Dot soundtracks there--also picked up Sebastian, The Wrong Box, Will Penny for something like a buck and a half each. Those were the days.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2020 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

Nice release from LLL. I wonder will they be able to do anything new with Goldsmith's "The Chairman"

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2020 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

Great release from LLL. I wonder will they be able to do anything new for Goldsmith's "The Chairman"?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2020 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

Great release from LLL. I wonder will they be able to do anything new for Goldsmith's "The Chairman"?

Or even release ‘The Other’.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2020 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Nice release from LLL. I wonder will they be able to do anything new with Goldsmith's "The Chairman"

Unfortunately I very much doubt it since the Twilight Time Blu-ray isolated score track last year had to resort to a music and effects (and Chinese speech) track. frown

But miracles have happened before...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2020 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

If they're going to re-release Goldsmith scores that have already had numerous and fairly recent releases, a worthy one would be "Bandolero" with that awful hiss removed from the whistling sections. When the hiss starts alongside the whistling, the noise sounds almost like the whistler is in his bathroom taking a shower.
I find it hard to believe that with today's technology, a few seconds of apparently simple (but particularly loud) hiss can't be removed by our esteemed engineers without damaging the sound of a whistler.
I'd be willing to pay for a whole new CD just to be rid of that noise.
Better still, LLL might like to correct that first track and add it as a bonus to some future release. I recall FSM doing something similar more than once, to correct/replace an earlier unsatisfactory cue.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2020 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Samples are up

https://lalalandrecords.com/goldsmith-at-20th-vol-1-von-ryans-express-the-blue-max-limited-edition-2-cd-set/

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2020 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   lecerlor   (Member)

I now have the Von Ryan's Express/ The Blue Max combo, and I can confirm The Blue Max has been tweaked, if not entirely remastered. For example, the pop heard at :43 on The Attack (Alternate Edit) (disc 2, track 26 of the 2014 release) has been removed on the new version (track 29, disc 2). I've also noticed that some effort was made to lessen the effect of the left channel tape damage on The Retreat. This can be heard at 6:40 on track 27, disc 2 of the 2014 release. If compared to track 30, disc 2 on the 2020 edition, some improvement can be heard.

Perhaps it was just my imagination, but in my initial listening experiences, the latest release of The Blue Max seemed to have a bit more low bass energy. This may not be good news to those who felt the 2014 version was too heavy on bass.

There may be some other differences I haven't yet noticed. Unless you need the Von Ryan's Express soundtrack or are a Blue Max fanatic (like myself), you probably don't need this collection. The vast majority of the tracks on The Blue Max don't sound very different from the previous edition.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2020 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Thanks for the details! I wasn't sure I should get this volume, seeing as how I already have the Von Ryans from Intrada and the previous 2-CD Blue Max from LLL.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2020 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

OF COURSE it's necessary to re-buy The Blue Max. I mean, why wouldn't it be?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2020 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   lecerlor   (Member)

After further listening, I'm convinced the new Blue Max release has slightly more sonic detail than the previous LLL edition. How that was achieved is anybody's guess. It would be nice if someone at LLL would shed some light on this.
I wish they would delve into the remastering process in their liner notes.

If you love The Blue Max, I would now say you will likely enjoy this collection. I know I do. And Von Ryan's Express is great, too.

Now, if we could just get someone to re-release the original 1966 mono mix of The Blue Max. *sigh*

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2021 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Nathan Erickson   (Member)

Does anyone know if there is album artwork from the back of this CD set available?

 
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