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 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   JSDouglas   (Member)

Out...STANDING!

I'm getting chills imagining what this might sound like remastered from an improved source.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Thanks Yavar.
Don't know why I kept thinking it was BSX!! embarrassment

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Probably because after the Prometheus CD edition sold out, BSX released the score digitally

https://open.spotify.com/album/08oq3v6VpMXkJ3DeMKw3PM?si=yuRsK_pNS_STd4OUkL2TfA
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nM96nz1y8FZCdyCllbp64Zx5oAK6NIX3w
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00B0NG04Q/
https://music.apple.com/us/album/images-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/592477815
https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/images-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-stomu-yamashta/nom4zrol70drc

Looks like their contract is over now and all those links are dead, but this is the cover the BSX digital release had:



I don't know why they put "London Studio Symphony Orchestra" on the cover...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Okay, so I'm not completely insane, just a little bit daft.
Thanks Jason

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

And in Blood Moon it has one of my favourite JW tracks, that baroque feel that makes an expanded, remastered Eiger Sanction just about my last wish in fantasy film score world.

Like Kev promised me recently...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Haha.
Rest assured Chris, the Eiger is coming.
Probably this Friday.
Or I'm climbing up the drainpipe.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   JSDouglas   (Member)

Haha.
Rest assured Chris, the Eiger is coming.
Probably this Friday.
Or I'm climbing up the drainpipe.


If one of the clues is a photo of a mountain I may keel over!

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

Seriously, since Williams started composing film scores has there ever been a decade where he hasn't just knocked so many works out of the park? Being the young age of 30, I am discovering a lot of scores for the first time. I really believe forty years from now John Williams will still be talked about and admired. He has left an incredible mark the history of film scores and American pop culture.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Years ago, I handed Williams a copy of the Prometheus cover to sign, and I remember he seemed quite surprised to see it! I'm glad this new remastered edition has his stamp of approval. Can't wait to hear it and read the updated notes!

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2021 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

I suspect that the "stereo element" found is the "carefully assembled" album master (as Quartet calls it) that never went into commercial release.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2021 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

John Williams was given free reign on scoring Robert Altman’s Images. John Williams was told by Altman you can do whatever, as long as you don’t go over budget, since there was no more money for the Score itself.

John Williams has said in a few interviews…That Images, along with Close Encounters, Schindler’s List are his Best Scores.

When I went back years ago and found Images, I was truly amazed by the complexity of the score, it is a truly haunting score with Percussions and Jarring Human Sound Effects by Stomu Yamash’ta. After hearing Superman, E.T., Indiana Jones, Images is like no other.

Here is a 1975 interview of John Williams on how Images Score came together…And it is a shame that Suzanne York..Did Not Get an Oscar Nomination for Best Actress…playing a schizophrenia, paranoid, who see’s doppelgängers…”Cathryn! I Love You! And Cathryn replied..”You Don’t!

Spooky

https://www.jwfan.com/?p=4583

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2021 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Amazing release. Instant order.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2021 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Does the LP include a download card, and if so, which formats?

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2021 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

My (CD) copy arrived from Spain today!

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2021 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

I've been listening to Quartet's IMAGES and pulled out my copy of Prometheus's release (can it really have come out 14 years ago???) and did a comparison.

The Prometheus team did an admirable job of transferring their source from vinyl (hat tip to James Nelson at Digital Outland) and the resulting sound is clear and full with lots of detail preserved. The stereo separation is clean. Now, it IS from vinyl - a really good sample I'd guess - so the noise floor below the music - that faint rumble of vinyl moving past the needle - is present. Nelson did a fine job of minimizing this noise while preserving the frequencies of the music and he deserves praise for that. Pops and transients have also been removed and with only the slightest filtering of high frequencies. All in all a very successful release and the best we could possibly hope for since the film is something of an overlooked gem and the masters were long gone. Or so we thought.

Along comes Quartet's release made possible by the discovery of the album master tape Williams prepared for a hoped-for soundtrack release. We even have the liner notes Williams wrote and that alone makes IMAGES special among Williams's many fine scores. Mike Matessino and Co. have done a brilliant state-of-the-art transfer that preserves the detail and depth of the master while gently scrubbing away the inherent limitations of tape such as tape hiss. Background noise is considerably improved and the high end frequencies are much more present than ever before. The music is that much richer and more free of distortion.

The music itself is brilliant and challenging. The score is unique in that it forms a sort of bridge between the worlds of Williams's popular film score style and the more personal style of his concert pieces. In fact the notes tell us that Williams has often considered using IMAGES as the basis for a Percussion Concerto if the "sound sculptures" of Francois and Bernard Baschet used in the film could be loaned out for public performance. Let's hope that opportunity presents itself!

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2021 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Great write-up EdG -- thank you!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2021 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Does the LP include a download card, and if so, which formats?

 
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