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 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Not sure if this is news to anyone…

Bernard Herrmann ‘Film Scores On Phase 4’ Box Set Announced
To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Bernard Herrmann, one of the most original and distinctive composers to work in film, a 7 CD box set of his complete film score recordings for Decca’s Phase 4 Stereo imprint will be released on 25 June 2021. The Film Scores On Phase 4, a collection of seven original albums recorded between 1968 and 1975, remastered from the original analogue master tapes, provides an overview of Bernard Herrmann’s multifaceted musicodramatic genius and his distinctive style.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Not sure if this is news to anyone…

Bernard Herrmann ‘Film Scores On Phase 4’ Box Set Announced
To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Bernard Herrmann, one of the most original and distinctive composers to work in film, a 7 CD box set of his complete film score recordings for Decca’s Phase 4 Stereo imprint will be released on 25 June 2021. The Film Scores On Phase 4, a collection of seven original albums recorded between 1968 and 1975, remastered from the original analogue master tapes, provides an overview of Bernard Herrmann’s multifaceted musicodramatic genius and his distinctive style.


With original album art!

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

It's been discussed.

https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?pageID=1&forumID=1&threadID=143780&archive=0

The 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:   May 17, 2021 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Set claims it was remastered in 24bit 48 kHz but how do they intend to deliver that level of quality on CDs?

And what tracks are on here? Are they complete score or the shorter albums?

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2021 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   Nono   (Member)

Set claims it was remastered in 24bit 48 kHz but how do they intend to deliver that level of quality on CDs?

And what tracks are on here? Are they complete score or the shorter albums?



Decca doesn't claim the CD will be in 24-bit.

The 24-bit digital download should be available too.

These are the complete Decca albums, Bernard Herrmann only re-recorded suites for them.

Except Obsession which was the original soundtrack recording and album.

You'll have the full albums issued in the 70s, not the complete film scores.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Has anyone get this edition? I am very curious about it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Not released until Aug 13 according to Amazon

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Some people from UK (Stephen, for example) already posted that they got this box.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Received mine from Amazon on Friday....

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

How much did you pay, John?
I saw it priced at £37.99 on Amazon just before the release date, but you could get it £10 cheaper on ebay.
I wanted to use up some Amazon vouchers for it, but didn't want to pay 10 quid over the odds.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   George Flaxman   (Member)

How much did you pay, John?
I saw it priced at £37.99 on Amazon just before the release date, but you could get it £10 cheaper on ebay.
I wanted to use up some Amazon vouchers for it, but didn't want to pay 10 quid over the odds.



Kev, AmazonUK are doing it for £30 post free. Others are doing it for as low as £26/£27 but with delivery charges to be added on, and the number of days to wait much longer.

The AmazonUK delivery is very quick, so I'd say they are the ones to go with.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Mine arrived Friday from Amazon. £27.94 which I think was the price when I preordered.

Great finally having these wonderful albums - listened to 4 so far and already well, well, well worth the price.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

We'd welcome some feedback on sound quality from buyers of this new set.
Has the sound been remastered to show some improvement over earlier CD releases, or is the packaging all that's changed? All the music is excellent of course, but some of the original Phase4 releases sounded quite harsh in places.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   rich.sherrill   (Member)

I'd be interested in feedback on sound quality too. I have most of this material in two 2-CD compilations from Decca's Eloquence (Australia) imprint, with mastering circa 2010. They sound pretty good, but if the new set sounds better, and throws in Obsession to boot, then, hey, for US $40 or so, I'm in!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 9:57 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Mine arrived Friday from Amazon. £27.94 which I think was the price when I preordered.

Great finally having these wonderful albums - listened to 4 so far and already well, well, well worth the price.


These wonderful albums have all been available on CD for many years - you're just getting around to them now?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Mine arrived Friday from Amazon. £27.94 which I think was the price when I preordered.

Great finally having these wonderful albums - listened to 4 so far and already well, well, well worth the price.


These wonderful albums have all been available on CD for many years - you're just getting around to them now?


Jesus Christ, dude. Get over yourself.

I think we've found a friend for Ford over here with the needlessly condescending tone.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I haven't listened on headphones, but listening in my room, they sound excellent to me.

And why not? They were brilliant recordings.

It's just a pity they didn't include the other Herrmann albums on Phase 4 at the same time.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

(Resigned sigh...)

(Opens up Amazon and adds it to his cart...)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I can still remember buying the Fantasy Film World LP in the seventies, fantastic! I find that the Herrmann recordings to be a mixed bag. His tempo can be a bit sluggish at times. On the Fantasy album, Journey to the Centre Of The Earth sounds amazing (I prefer it to the original recording), & Fahrenheit 451 sounds great as well, but The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad is a bit too slow, as is Jason & The Argonauts on another album (but Mysterious Island is great). I think I still have all these CDs (may be one or two missing), I will buy this set, but no rush.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Mine arrived Friday from Amazon. £27.94 which I think was the price when I preordered.

Great finally having these wonderful albums - listened to 4 so far and already well, well, well worth the price.


These wonderful albums have all been available on CD for many years - you're just getting around to them now?


Jesus Christ, dude. Get over yourself.

I think we've found a friend for Ford over here with the needlessly condescending tone.


Jesus Christ, dude? Is that the sequel to Jesus Christ, Superstar? I got over myself this very morning - it wasn't easy because gymnastics aren't my forte, but it was fun on some level, which is more than I can say about your obnoxious post. Perhaps a look in the mirror would be a good thing for you to do today.

 
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