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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Room 222/Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2013 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Since this was from before FSM did flipper covers commonly, I was wondering if anyone had made cover artwork for Room 222...I'm trying to get a nice cover flow in iTunes. smile


P.S. This is a lovely album if you can overlook the out of tune recorder in Ace Eli.

 Posted:   Apr 4, 2013 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

I'm always amazed how I still encounter FSM CD covers that I have never seen before.

 Posted:   Apr 4, 2013 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well, there are over 250 FSM covers after all...


 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

So nobody has a cover image they made for Room 222?


 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

It's not very good (am I talking about the image ... or the music? smile) but I found this on Google Images:

Since I have no knowledge of the TV programme I've no idea how appropriate - or not - the image is.


 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well the first two seasons of the show have been released on DVD with better images than that so I guess if I had to I could use the DVD covers, but I just had a little hope that someone more talented than I graphically had made a cover for their iTunes... smile


 Posted:   Nov 30, 2020 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I just noticed that, in regards to Room 222, the original FSM announcement says, "For this premiere release we have assembled all of Goldsmith's recorded material from the show into a five-track, 12:15 suite, in clean mono—a long-overdue treasure trove of nostalgia for those who used to watch the series."

But there is no mention of Ace Eli being the complete score: "Due to the film's extensive recutting Goldsmith's stay on the picture saw him rescore several cues (two of them were done by Alexander Courage) and his main and end titles supplanted by a sugary pop song by Jim Grady, "Who's for Complainin'." For this premiere album release we have assembled the best listening presentation of Goldsmith's score (original cues and revisions combined) in a combination of stereo and mono, running 39:02. This is followed by a 20:19 suite of the Grady material, damaged stereo tracks and other curiosities."

Maybe the "best listening presentation" + "damaged tracks" in the bonus section totals the complete score, but FSM doesn't claim so. Maybe it's possible this score is due for expansion (and having more of the stereo music restored with new wow-removal technology and work by the likes of Chris Malone) in the new LLL series "Goldsmith at 20th"...I would rebuy the score in better sound, even if the out-of-tune recorder might not be fixable...


 Posted:   Jun 21, 2021 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   DavidCorkum   (Member)

I've encountered an odd issue with my copy of the FSM disc to Ace Eli. Although all the music plays fine when run straight through, some of the tracks no longer adhere to their designated start and stop points. Track 22 ("End Title") plays at the end of track 21, Track 23 then plays as track 22, and track 24 has split into tracks 23 and 24. After that it's fine. I confirmed with another collector that his copy plays as it should. Did I have a faulty copy and just never noticed? Or is this a common form of disc degrading? Technically I can still play it and enjoy it. And I do, it's a fantastic score (to an incredibly bad movie).

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2021 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

ACE ELI was one of my favourite 'taped off the telly' scores back in the 80s and 90s.
That lovely, quirky JG 70s Americana sound and some off-kilter scored flying sequences.
The kind of stuff he would elaborate on in another favourite of mine, RAGGEDY MAN.
The CD was such a godsend, it was easy to overlook the sound discrepancies and just enjoy the hell out of it, sans the dialogue and sound FX from the tape.
I'll have to check my CD to see if it's still behaving itself.
But yeah, I'd probably double dip for better sound and/or additional music.

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2021 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

 Posted:   Jun 23, 2021 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

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