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 Posted:   May 17, 2024 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Just burn a CDR, from the digital, for the cost of a CDR and show your two fingers to the trendy/stupid (delete as applicable) fuckers.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2024 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Just burn a CDR, from the digital, for the cost of a CDR and show your two fingers to the trendy/stupid (delete as applicable) fuckers.

What digital?

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2024 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I'm sure it will show up somewhere in the virtual world.



 
 Posted:   May 18, 2024 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Not that it'll in any way stop me getting this but what truly awful artwork!

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2024 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I'll give it a listen because Barry De Vorzon. I saw the movie but don't remember anything about it because it was so boring. Even the movie it was paired with (the remake of The Night Of The Living Dead) was better... apologies to fans of the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2024 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   D4Dthecomposer   (Member)

The film features very little music / sound design. If I had to take a quick guesstimation, it would probably be equal to a little less than the amount of music that was in the original Exorcist. Now to some fun facts.

During post-production, the studio wanted to reject Barry's music in favor of a new score written by Christopher Young. I have personally spoken with Chris about this as he told me that he was hired to replace Barry's score. However, each week that followed, the studio would call him to inform him they would not be needing music for specific scenes, which ultimately ended in him not scoring the film after all. While Chris did in fact write around 20 - 25 minutes of score, it was never recorded and sits in a box somewhere in storage.

Blatty fought the studio to keep Barry as the original composer and to keep his score. What appears to have happened was a bad compromise and much of Barry's score may have been jettisoned. Because its very intentional music for a very small select number of scenes and there are plenty of scenes that could have had music / sound design under them.

Now that said, a few years back, when I started building a music portfolio to obtain professional scoring gigs, I started a series of my own albums called Horror Re-Scored in which I re-score my favorite horror movies. The Exorcist 3 was the second album I did as it had little to no music, had tons of greet dialogue scenes that proved challenging to score around and was my dedication to Christopher Young and Barry. I scored the entire movie with music that was a hybrid of Barry's styles (no experimental vocals) and Young's styles at that time. Lots of transparent writing, drones and detuned bells. I did not use Tubular Bells at all but came up with something that was in the same arena as that.

If interested, check it out here:
https://disgruntledmedia.net/album/2881652/horror-re-scored-2

Synced to picture examples here:
https://youtu.be/2H4x2Qfl5NM?si=tqbqyM4CUaM_AT0Z

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

I'll give it a listen because Barry De Vorzon. I saw the movie but don't remember anything about it because it was so boring. Even the movie it was paired with (the remake of The Night Of The Living Dead) was better... apologies to fans of the movie.



It's an absolutely fantastic movie

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

This whole LP release only just boggles my mind. Especially for low profile soundtracks that are already going to have less than stellar sales.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   neumation   (Member)

This whole LP release only just boggles my mind. Especially for low profile soundtracks that are already going to have less than stellar sales.

These actually don’t have “less than stellar sales,” which is why Waxwork continues to be in business and expand their operations. They succeed with vinyl while other labels don’t because they target a very loyal demographic that has a lot of money to spend: horror/sci-fi collectors. There’s a reason they put out this genre and not Peyton Place. It sells..

*Many* releases by our favorite labels barely sell 1000 units. Waxworks can sell many times that on vinyl.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

The film features very little music / sound design. If I had to take a quick guesstimation, it would probably be equal to a little less than the amount of music that was in the original Exorcist. Now to some fun facts.

During post-production, the studio wanted to reject Barry's music in favor of a new score written by Christopher Young. I have personally spoken with Chris about this as he told me that he was hired to replace Barry's score. However, each week that followed, the studio would call him to inform him they would not be needing music for specific scenes, which ultimately ended in him not scoring the film after all. While Chris did in fact write around 20 - 25 minutes of score, it was never recorded and sits in a box somewhere in storage.

Blatty fought the studio to keep Barry as the original composer and to keep his score. What appears to have happened was a bad compromise and much of Barry's score may have been jettisoned. Because its very intentional music for a very small select number of scenes and there are plenty of scenes that could have had music / sound design under them.

Now that said, a few years back, when I started building a music portfolio to obtain professional scoring gigs, I started a series of my own albums called Horror Re-Scored in which I re-score my favorite horror movies. The Exorcist 3 was the second album I did as it had little to no music, had tons of greet dialogue scenes that proved challenging to score around and was my dedication to Christopher Young and Barry. I scored the entire movie with music that was a hybrid of Barry's styles (no experimental vocals) and Young's styles at that time. Lots of transparent writing, drones and detuned bells. I did not use Tubular Bells at all but came up with something that was in the same arena as that.

If interested, check it out here:
https://disgruntledmedia.net/album/2881652/horror-re-scored-2

Synced to picture examples here:
https://youtu.be/2H4x2Qfl5NM?si=tqbqyM4CUaM_AT0Z


Thank you for the info D4D! Great stuff indeed, I did not know the story of Young's involvement. Eager to hear how this turned out.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

THE EXORCIST as well as The 3rd one..dont need any music and in my opinion Friedkin made the right choice just to use very little and get rid off Herrmann and Schifrins score.The movie is perfect.
The second one ...just a mess..in all aspects..
The 3rd is a good one in my opinion...and also no music or very litle was a good choice.As much as I like Young ,it maybe would have make this film another Jump scare movie with choral sound tapestry.
So...well done .

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2024 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Vinyl is winding it's way to me, bumping this in/for anticipation of my hard hitting musically literate tell all commentary and review so many of your are awaiting with the baited breath....

Actually its just so I dont have to search or go back 7 pages.

Looking forward to playing DeVorzon's score and for $45 bucks, hoping I will not just have endless droning complaints and croak over vinyl sides of boredom.

Kidding, sure it will be a good listen and certainly a curio for an excellent film at the least.

I'd STRONGLY urge fans to get the Scream Factory blu ray and check out the original cut. Shame it's rough and unfinished, but very powerful, and IMO preferable to the Morgan Creek version with shoehorned in Nicol Williamson scenes. You can really see how I'll fitting that business is.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Yeah its taking its long journey to the UK for me as well. I think you’ll get yours first Sean so let us know what you think, when you get it.
On the film i think both versions have their merits. I think the studio exorcism add on is a mistake but I'm not all that thrilled with the abrupt ending on the other version either.
Im looking forward to hearing this soundtrack because i still really can’t imagine how they can fill 2 lps of this judging by listening to either cut of the film!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Yeah its taking its long journey to the UK for me as well. I think you’ll get yours first Sean so let us know what you think, when you get it.
On the film i think both versions have their merits. I think the studio exorcism add on is a mistake but I'm not all that thrilled with the abrupt ending on the other version either.
Im looking forward to hearing this soundtrack because i still really can’t imagine how they can fill 2 lps of this judging by listening to either cut of the film!


Itsa deal! Looking like by the weekend I'll have this. Extremely curious how there is so much score here!

Agreed on the film too - I enjoy both versions and wish Blatty was able to get his version all sorted.


Cheers !

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Well….got my lp throuugh of this today. Had a quick listen and its exactly as you’d expect. 2 lps of low rumblings and whispers… dialogue free.
Trouble is its hard to make a valued judgment on the listening experience as the first disc is defective. Tried cleaning it but as its both sides i think its burnt into the pressing. A continuous patch of noise that just keeps coming round and round like a noisy ‘tic’ sound. Does this bring back the magical memories of buying vynl for anyone. With this kind of score at first i thought it might have been part of the ‘music’ but sadly no. With this kind of quiet atmospheric score its unlistenable. I’m now going to have to try and get a relacement for the first album…won’t that be fun seeing it cost me a fortune to get it from the US. I’m pretty soured by the whole experience of getting this now.
Let me know how you get on Sean.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 2:39 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I genuinely would have preferred tape/cassette to have made the 'trendy comeback' over sh!tty sounding LPs.
I probably would have been more on board for that and bought unreleased scores on cassette (of which I still have various means to play them...and they can be played in transit) over crunchy nut vinyl.
There's no way I'm going back to The Dark Ages to listen to new or unreleased film music.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

It is what it is. If it's this or nothing, for me, its got to be this as I want the music. I've bought a few Vinyl releases of the recent stuff as its all there is and this is the first faulty one. Unfortunate but..hey-ho. It just needs to play okay once for me to do a rip then thats what I'd listen to.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   obi   (Member)

Well….got my lp throuugh of this today. Had a quick listen and its exactly as you’d expect. 2 lps of low rumblings and whispers… dialogue free.
Trouble is its hard to make a valued judgment on the listening experience as the first disc is defective. Tried cleaning it but as its both sides i think its burnt into the pressing. A continuous patch of noise that just keeps coming round and round like a noisy ‘tic’ sound.


While I'm not going to dispute that your record might have a pressing fault, I do try and avoid vinyl alltogether for quiet, atmospheric music. The noise floor on even the best pressed vinyl records is just higher than CD's or other digital formats :-)
I buy lots of records but I would go for a CD for genres like for example ambient electronic music because I think even small imperfections on a record like that will ruin the music.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Well….got my lp throuugh of this today. Had a quick listen and its exactly as you’d expect. 2 lps of low rumblings and whispers… dialogue free.
Trouble is its hard to make a valued judgment on the listening experience as the first disc is defective. Tried cleaning it but as its both sides i think its burnt into the pressing. A continuous patch of noise that just keeps coming round and round like a noisy ‘tic’ sound.


While I'm not going to dispute that your record might have a pressing fault, I do try and avoid vinyl alltogether for quiet, atmospheric music. The noise floor on even the best pressed vinyl records is just higher than CD's or other digital formats :-)
I buy lots of records but I would go for a CD for genres like for example ambient electronic music because I think even small imperfections on a record like that will ruin the music.


Sadly its pretty major... and as i said, the sound on the second disc is fine so you can really hear the difference. Waxwork records came back to me and said to send them a video of the problem so that's tonight's task.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   obi   (Member)

Sadly it’s pretty major... and as i said, the sound on the second disc is fine so you can really hear the difference. Waxwork records came back to me and said to send them a video of the problem so that's tonight's task.

I hope they can sort you out with a replacement:-)

 
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