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  1. 1 hour ago, Jurassic Shark said:

    What if the expansion includes a disc with the OST in improved sound?


    If the new version includes OST with improved sound and has another benefits as better cover, thick booklet full of information,..etc., (see 1941, Dracula, Earthquake, E.T., The Fury, Home Alone, Jaws, Jaws 2, The River, Rosewood, Superman, War of the Worlds, etc.),  so there is no logical reason to keep the previous version. I will probably never listen to it again. It will collect dust and take up space only. So why to keep it when I can pass it on somebody who will be glad about it. Sometimes I use these old OST versions as prizes in my film music contests.

  2. On 11/28/2020 at 2:10 PM, SyncMan said:

    @E-Wan,if this matters, the DVD and Blu Ray releases of 'Superman'  have an ‘isolated music score’ audio track where the music is edited and sync’d with the film.


    Otherwise, what project are you working on that you have to do the sync’ing/edits yourself?


    I'm preparing my lecture about John Williams' scores for sci-fi films where I'm going to  use some film scenes with music only.

  3. 48 minutes ago, Jay said:

    You didn't real the liner notes.  Donner artificially sped up the end credits recording when he tracked it into the opening of the film.    The LLL CD re-creates the same edits as used in the film, but doesn't alter the speed.


    Yes, I did.

    But I still don't know how to alter "Prelude and Main Title (Film Version)" (track 17 on Disc 2) to fit it to the film scene.


    Unfortunatelly I don't know how to do the upward pitch shift and subsequent small edits exactly the same as it is done in the film.

  4. On 7/2/2019 at 2:46 AM, danbeck said:


    Superman (some controversy on this one for the dynamic range as I saw in some forums but sounds great to me).


    What is wrong with the dynamic range of Superman 3CD set?


    I have also read some complaints on the remastering of the OST album on Disc 2 of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 2CD set but haven't noticed any problems with it.


    BTW is there any other case where Mike Matessino's remastering reportedly sounds worse than the original soundtrack release?

  5. 4 minutes ago, Jay said:

    Hmmm I'll have to double check my CDs at home, then!  I was looking at them this weekend for something and I remember the Dreamworks Records logo clear as day on Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, and Catch Me If You Can.... but now I can't remember precisely what Terminal WOTW, and Munich said!  I'll double check when I get home


    EDIT: Wikipedia says UMG bought Dreamworks Records in 2003, so maybe the titles released after that point still had the Dreamworks Records logo on them, but they were not distributed by UMG/Decca and got Decca catalog numbers


    Yes, I think this is the reason why Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can are Dreamworks Records releases and The Terminal, War of the Worlds and Munich are not.

  6. 10 minutes ago, Jay said:

    Internationally, sure.  In the USA, they are Dreamworks Records.


    Really? According to the following sources all U.S. versions were released by Decca Records too.








    Only FYC promos for The Terminal and Munich were released by DreamWorks.


  7. Arista Records

    • 1990 Home Alone (La-La Land 2015)

    Jay, IMHO Arista Records released the song album, not John Williams' score which was released by CBS Records.


    Dreamworks Records

    • 2004 The Terminal
    • 2005 War of the Worlds (Intrada 2020)
    • 2005 Munich

    Jay, in fact these 3 soundtracks have been released by Decca Records, not Dreamworks Records.

  8. 51 minutes ago, GerateWohl said:

    I thought the same even more about Revenge of the Sith. I must confess, I did not like the finale starting with Leia's theme. I would have liked to hear original music from this film.

    And I am not such a big fan of Battle of Heroes. In the film there was a lot of great music, that I would have loved to hear in the finale from the music for General Grievious up to Anakin's Betrayal.

    But these are complains on a very high level. Revenge of the Sith is still a great soundtrack, my concerns are more on especially on the finale.


    And yeah from time to time I think, when a piece is obivously sounds too much like a copy of a classical piece. For example "Hatikvah (Hope)" from Munich sounds like a 70% copy of Smetana's Moldau. Anyway sometimes I wonder when quotes from other pieces are credited and when not. I mean in classical music it was quite common to use themes from other ocmposers and include them in their work. Sometimes you have a variation on a theme by someone. Some other time it is not mentioned. For example, Williams' "Song for World Peace" obviously quotes Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zaratustra", but on my CD it is not credited. Probably it is too obvious. Would be interesting if there are some regulations around that or at least a state of the art. If there is some, I don't see through it. :blink:




  9. On 8/4/2020 at 9:21 AM, Pawel P. said:


    Sorry, I forgot to answer earlier. A two metal CD's, nothing mainstream. But listen, I don't know if these new CDs are any worse than the old ones. Certainly some editions weigh less, which I checked when comparing the same titles (e.g. Metallica's 'Load' pressed in the 90s and now) and this may or may not mean anything.


    The only score I had to rebuy - two times! - as it was useless was Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Ultimate Edition (European edition), but I suppose it's the more toxic dimension of a plastic tray or packaging, not a CD's defect. Now I keep them separate from the original packaging, and everything is fine with it.


    You are right. I have the same problem with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Ultimate Edition.

  10. 8 minutes ago, Pawel P. said:


    Well, I have no proof of this, but this view is presented by some of my collector friends. It never happened to me that a disc from the 80s and 90s stopped working, and I have over 3,500 CDs, but I had several such cases with later produced CD's. It's also worth noting that today's CDs are slightly thinner and lighter than those produced 20 or 30 years ago.


    It is interesting. I have never heard about this problem before.

    It has never occurred to me to compare the weight and thickness of CDs.

    Can you mention which of the later produced CDs in your collection have stopped working?

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