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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2021 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

Since I've got the Looney Tunes Back In Action Deluxe Edition coming in my Varese Sarabande sale order, I am wondering, is there anything different or unique about the original album program? Different takes, or unique album only tracks?

Yes — the most important by far is “Area 52”. On the original album (included on Disc 2 of this release) it is the film version of the cue, with vocalist Sally Stevens (familiar from working with Goldsmith many years earlier on Secret of NIMH) providing a cool vocal evocation of the theremin which for me is one of the highlights of the score. On Disc 1 of the DE they instead have an alternate version provided by Bruce Botnick (strange since everything else on that disc is the film versions, even if it mean excluding the original Goldsmith roadrunner cues in favor of the Cameron Patrick rescores), which instead has a synth theremin. I personally swapped out the Disc 2 track into the Disc 1 program, and moved the Disc 1 track to Disc 2 as an alternate.


Ah, interesting, thanks Yavar

 Posted:   Nov 23, 2021 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

The Scotti Bros. release of RAMBO III does contain a different version of PREPARATIONS. The exotic percussion rhythm that builds during the fight scene is layered to add different drums or percussion sequentially on top each other. On the Scotti Bros. this layering is much quicker. On the Intrada there is a longer period featuring the added percussion like a "guitar solo" before adding the next one.
The Scotti Bros was the one I was used to listening to and it took time to acclimate to the newer, proper version. I kept waiting for the next instrument to appear during the timing I was familiar with. One truly needs both.

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2021 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

The original album for The Sum of All Fears features a real choir on "The Bomb", and the expanded edition has a synth choir instead.

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