Yes, this will be similar to their CAPRICORN ONE release (I imagine). The score (as heard in the film) is a lot more raw/rough/jagged/synthy than the much smoother LP re-recording that we have all grown accustomed to down the years. Cool score from my favourite Jerry Goldsmith period.
I have that LP "back hame" in the Auld Country. I probably haven't heard it for over thirty years, but I recall it almost note for note. Absolutely love(d) that LP. I even think that the march itself is more "enjoyable" - as a pure listening experience - than the PATTON march. I wonder how the whole score will compare to the re-recorded LP selections. Anyway, instead of getting a life, I'll get this CD.
I had the CD once, but traded it away. Not because I found MACARTHUR bad or anything, but probably because there was something else I wanted more. Hopefully, the old program is included here, with cleaned-up sound, so that I might have another go at it, at least in digital file format.
A lot more "synthy"? ------------------ I mean there are synth elements bouncing around the music, alongside the orchestra, that are almost unheard (if they're even there) on the LP version. Again, not unlike CAPRICORN ONE (and most scores Goldsmith was working on at the time and way beyond). He sure loved his synth-phonies.