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 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)





Quartet Records, in collaboration with Handmade Films, is proud to present a remastered CD reissue of an early masterpiece from legendary composer John Williams (THE TOWERING INFERNO, THE COWBOYS, JAWS, E.T., THE RIVER) for Robert Altman’s 1972 psychological thriller-drama starring Susannah York.

The film inspired one of Williams’ most fascinating and avant-garde scores. The composer based his ideas on two different musical styles: one more classical, almost childlike, the other experimental, aggressive, with an essential contribution from famous Japanese percussionist and experimental musician Stomu Yamash´ta. This musical duality allows Williams to reflect how sanity gradually and irretrievably loses ground to madness in York’s character. The composer was Oscar-nominated in 1972 for both IMAGES and THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE; this was the first time he received a double nomination in the same category of Original Score, something that became usual in the following four decades.

This new 2021 edition, the first official release of IMAGES approved by the composer, has been expertly produced, restored and mastered by Mike Matessino utilizing a recently discovered stereo element, the only available source that could be located. The CD comes with a 20-page booklet featuring an authoritative and exclusive in-depth essay by Jon Burlingame, never-seen-before photos of the C.T.S. recording session with Williams, Yamash’ta and Altman, as well as the recently discovered liner notes written by Williams for an album (carefully assembled by the composer himself) that was ultimately released only as promotional edition for members of the Academy.

Limited edition: 2000 units



NEW VINYL RELEASE
IMAGES (LP)

Music by JOHN WILLIAMS

Pressed on 180 GM Black Vinyl
Specially Mastered for Vinyl by Mike Matessino
Limited edition of 500 units

PRICE: 21,95€
PRE-ORDER
(availability date 6/28/2021)

https://quartetrecords.com/product/images-lp/

Quartet Records, in collaboration with Handmade Films, is proud to present the first commercial vinyl release of an early masterpiece from legendary composer John Williams (THE TOWERING INFERNO, THE COWBOYS, JAWS, E.T., THE RIVER) for Robert Altman’s 1972 psychological thriller-drama starring Susannah York.

The film inspired one of Williams’ most fascinating and avant-garde scores. The composer based his ideas on two different musical styles: one more classical, almost childlike, the other experimental, aggressive, with an essential contribution from famous Japanese percussionist and experimental musician Stomu Yamash´ta. This musical duality allows Williams to reflect how sanity gradually and irretrievably loses ground to madness in York’s character. The composer was Oscar-nominated in 1972 for both IMAGES and THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE; this was the first time he received a double nomination in the same category of Original Score, something that became usual in the following four decades.

This new 2021 edition, the first official release of IMAGES approved by the composer, has been expertly produced, restored and mastered by Mike Matessino utilizing a recently discovered stereo element, the only available source that could be located. The LP, pressed on 180 GM black vinyl, comes with the recently discovered liner notes written by Williams for an album (carefully assembled by the composer himself) that was ultimately released only as promotional edition for members of the Academy.


Tracklist

1.In Search of Unicorns (4:06)
2The House (2:40)
3.Dogs, Ponies and Old Ruins (2:15)
4. Visitations (2:53)
5.Reflections (3:16)
6.The Killing of Marcel (3:13)
7.The Love Montage (4:48)
8.Blood Moon (3:17)
9.Land of the Ums (1:47)
10.The Night Witch Ride (2:55)
11.The Waterfall and The Final Chapter (4:19)

https://quartetrecords.com/product/images/

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Wow, now there are quite a few CDs coming out that I have to get.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Incredible release !

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:39 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Hot damn! Ordered immediately!

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Unbelievable. It came out of nowhere. Looks like the Williams 'Flood' has begun....

Thor will be buying this for sure!!!

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

I’m curious about the source for this release. The previous CD was sourced from the FYC LP but sounded very good. As the content is the same was this one also sourced from an LP or from the LP master?

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I’m curious about the source for this release. The previous CD was sourced from the FYC LP but sounded very good. As the content is the same was this one also sourced from an LP or from the LP master?

...mastered by Mike Matessino utilizing a recently discovered stereo element, the only available source that could be located.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thor will be buying this for sure!!!

He, he. I already have the previous CD release, of course (and before that, a CD-R of the LP), and in theory I don't really need anything else. But I have to admit that the 'remastered' aspect sounds tantalizing. After all, the old release was a straight, slightly cleaned-up transfer of the old promo LP. This release appears to give it the care it deserved the first time around.

In case I haven't made it clear, IMAGES is in my top 5 John Williams list.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Very unexpected and very welcome!

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Riddick   (Member)

Great news! I don't have any previous releases of this score so it is great to get it finally.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

I’m curious about the source for this release. The previous CD was sourced from the FYC LP but sounded very good. As the content is the same was this one also sourced from an LP or from the LP master?

...mastered by Mike Matessino utilizing a recently discovered stereo element, the only available source that could be located.


I read that, but “stereo element” is a bit open - it can be the FYC LP (as the previous release) or the LP master or many other sources.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I’m curious about the source for this release. The previous CD was sourced from the FYC LP but sounded very good. As the content is the same was this one also sourced from an LP or from the LP master?

...mastered by Mike Matessino utilizing a recently discovered stereo element, the only available source that could be located.


I read that, but “stereo element” is a bit open - it can be the FYC LP (as the previous release) or the LP master or many other sources.


If that was the case then they would have mentioned it. I doubt Williams or Matessino would have gone with that kind of a source.They would rather wait to seek out a proper tape source.I’ll check with them too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I posted this in the other thread, when I got the BSX CD of this...

"I'm gonna assume the original Academy LP and my subsequent CD-R packaging, (which emulated the old LP cover/back) was correct with
10. Nightwatch Rise.
They (BSX) have called it The Night Witch Ride on the CD.
Or have they finally righted a years old wrong?"
------------------
With this new release, sanctioned by Jay Dubya himself, going with 'The Night Witch Ride' as the correct title of Track 10 (as did the BSX), it seems it was the old 1972 Academy promo LP that had the typo, calling Track 10 'Nightwatch Rise'.
Or have BSX & Quartet now both got it wrong?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Just enjoy the music, man!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Well of course I will still enjoy the music, but I'm just curious which track title is the correct one.
It's like new editions of STAR WARS coming out with Cantina BARN as the track title suddenly appearing! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I bought the promo LP in mid-seventies at Rose Records in Chicago. At the time I was--and still am--a huge Robert Altman fan. In the context of the film the music works wonderfully, echoing the main character's split personalities. This has always been one of my favorite Williams scores. I have the Varese CD but, like many of you, might spring for this depending on the sound upgrade.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   tobias-schreiber   (Member)

I posted this in the other thread, when I got the BSX CD of this...

"I'm gonna assume the original Academy LP and my subsequent CD-R packaging, (which emulated the old LP cover/back) was correct with
10. Nightwatch Rise.
They (BSX) have called it The Night Witch Ride on the CD.
Or have they finally righted a years old wrong?"
------------------
With this new release, sanctioned by Jay Dubya himself, going with 'The Night Witch Ride' as the correct title of Track 10 (as did the BSX), it seems it was the old 1972 Academy promo LP that had the typo, calling Track 10 'Nightwatch Rise'.
Or have BSX & Quartet now both got it wrong?


My(uninformed) guess would be that having Nightwatch in the title was a joke on the earlier collaboration between Williams and Altman by that title, which was changed in newer editions for the official cue name, Night Witch...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Yes, the sound upgrade is one selling point, depending on the improvement, villa.g.
But I'm also excited about the new 20 page booklet/notes, stills from the original recording sessions AND original liner notes by Williams himself, for the proposed LP that never came.
Oh, and it was BSX, not Varese, who released it on CD back when.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Kev, it was neither Varese nor BSX who put out the previous CD release, but Prometheus:
https://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/22723/Images

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Well of course I will still enjoy the music, but I'm just curious which track title is the correct one.
It's like new editions of STAR WARS coming out with Cantina BARN as the track title suddenly appearing! wink


That'd work, for me at least. smile

 
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