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 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

It seems as if Decca is re-issuing Bernard Herrmann's Phase 4 soundtrack recordings for yet another time:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/B-Herrmann/dp/B09242ZMBT/

If only the same care would be applied to his classical recordings.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

It seems as if Decca is re-issuing Bernard Herrmann's Phase 4 soundtrack recordings for yet another time:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/B-Herrmann/dp/B09242ZMBT/

If only the same care would be applied to his classical recordings.


How dumb this is - they should have done this for ALL his Phase 4 recordings, including the classical ones.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Awesome.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

It seems as if Decca is re-issuing Bernard Herrmann's Phase 4 soundtrack recordings for yet another time:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/B-Herrmann/dp/B09242ZMBT/

If only the same care would be applied to his classical recordings.


How dumb this is - they should have done this for ALL his Phase 4 recordings, including the classical ones.


The Unicorn disks are also not the easiest to find ("supported" by disk rot and the lack of download versions). I'm not sure, however, if they would still fall into UMG territory.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I'm down for this! Any chance the album recordings will have an improvement in sound? I always have found some of them to be a bit soft in the sonics.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Will they fix the stupid pitch issue on "Radar?"

And will they restore the two missing tracks?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

It seems as if Decca is re-issuing Bernard Herrmann's Phase 4 soundtrack recordings for yet another time:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/B-Herrmann/dp/B09242ZMBT/

If only the same care would be applied to his classical recordings.


How dumb this is - they should have done this for ALL his Phase 4 recordings, including the classical ones.


The Unicorn disks are also not the easiest to find ("supported" by disk rot and the lack of download versions). I'm not sure, however, if they would still fall into UMG territory.


I'm not talking about the Unicorn discs, I'm talking about his other Phase 4 recordings: The Planets, The Impressionists, etc. Why not do them all?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I thought all the Unicorn CDs went bad, mine certainly did, the only CDs of mine that did go bad.

I see this set is released in the UK on 25th June, & I think I'll be buying it. I had most of the individual releases, but I don't have them all now, a good £28 worth (seven CDs for around the cost of one CD imported from the US to the UK - the CDs work out at £4 each).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Film-Scores-Bernard-Herrmann/dp/B09242ZMBT/ref=sr_1_1?crid=MMSQILZZJPR&dchild=1&keywords=bernard+herrmann&qid=1619559435&s=music&sprefix=bern%2Caps%2C169&sr=1-1

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

It seems as if Decca is re-issuing Bernard Herrmann's Phase 4 soundtrack recordings for yet another time:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/B-Herrmann/dp/B09242ZMBT/

If only the same care would be applied to his classical recordings.


How dumb this is - they should have done this for ALL his Phase 4 recordings, including the classical ones.


The Unicorn disks are also not the easiest to find ("supported" by disk rot and the lack of download versions). I'm not sure, however, if they would still fall into UMG territory.


I'm not talking about the Unicorn discs, I'm talking about his other Phase 4 recordings: The Planets, The Impressionists, etc. Why not do them all?


Yes, some of these recordings have never been on CD at all - and some were mercilessly split through various compilations.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

US Amazon link:

https://smile.amazon.com/Film-Scores-Bernard-Herrmann-Box/dp/B09242ZMBT/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Bernard+herrmann&qid=1621203351&sr=8-3

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

If they don't fix the pitch fuck-up in "Radar," and if they don't reinstate the two deleted tracks, I'm not interested.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Interesting. Not just the actual phase four recordings but I see OBSESSION also being included because it came out on the Phase 4 label. Previously Decca's Eloquence label had reissued the exclusive Herrmann Phase 4 format recordings on cd in various new sequence assemblies. .

A while ago, I was was wondering if Vocallion Dutton could preserve these Herrmann Phase Four albums in the SACD Multi channel format like they have done for the Gerhardt series.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Interesting. Not just the actual phase four recordings but I see OBSESSION also being included because it came out on the Phase 4 label.

With the original Phase 4 cover art. Sweet.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Looks like another one of the "let's make a bunch of extra CDs because the original releases are the be all and end all, rather than save space and money actually using the extra space on the medium"....

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

"The Impressionists" was a nice recording. "The Planets" is idiosyncratic Herrmann rather than Holst but still nice to have. "The Four Faces of Jazz" would have been another valuable addition. Oh, well. Probably Herrmann's film music recordings were much better sellers than his purely classical ones and the label is reacting to that.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


I'm not talking about the Unicorn discs, I'm talking about his other Phase 4 recordings: The Planets, The Impressionists, etc. Why not do them all?




Maybe they will. This box is entitled Film Scores. Perhaps they'll do a Concert Recordings set too, or something like that.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Yes, Bruce is right, it is a great pity this is only a box set of Bernard Herrmann's film score recordings, and not a box set of all his Decca Phase-4 recordings, including The Planets, The Impressionists, Four Faces of Jazz, etc.

I overlooked that at first.

However, for what it is, I do like the look of it. I like it very much.

Ref: Dutton-Vocalion, you probably recall they did Great Movie Thrillers doubled with a classic Ernest Gold film themes album.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 11:09 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)



Ref: Dutton-Vocalion, you probably recall they did Great Movie Thrillers doubled with a classic Ernest Gold film themes album.

Cheers


Yes, they also did the Rozsa Phase 4 Recordings. All these should be redone for SACD format since the Gerhardt recordings are just remarkeable.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

I found the LP box in a store 30 years ago and was in heaven.
It had all those scores which you couldnt get on any other LP.like MARNIE..TROUBLE WITH HARRY ..JASON ...JOURNEY TO THE CENTER..etc.
Great recordings.
But OBSSESION wasnt included back then.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)



Ref: Dutton-Vocalion, you probably recall they did Great Movie Thrillers doubled with a classic Ernest Gold film themes album.

Cheers


Yes, they also did the Rozsa Phase 4 Recordings. All these should be redone for SACD format since the Gerhardt recordings are just remarkeable.


The Gerhardt recordings could be done because RCA had the QUAD masters. Herrmann's Phase 4 stuff was never done that way, therefore there's no way for them to do them as SACDS unless it's two track - unless they could get the original multi-track tapes, which is doubtful.

 
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