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Amer

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  1. No Need. Better quality tapes did resurface for JEDI and Matessino did confirm to me years ago. So nothing is lost here. Matessino is a wunderkind for restorations and once the day comes it will be mind blowing. Lets keep some optimisim here. The 5th Disc was abandoned because Lucasfilm started working on the Special Editions and it was decided to redo the soundtracks as complete definite editions led by Nick Redman.
  2. More over the virus has a life span of 72 hours outside. Which means if your parcel had any virus droplets; its probably dead by the time it reaches you. And delivery guy probably wears gloves so....
  3. if you have the software you can see how the brightness level starts decreasing from disc 1 to disc 2. not to mention that the basic brightness was already reduced on disc 1. Suppose all that was done to further reduce the prominent flaws in the sound sources used. The most jarring is the normal brightness on the revised Ewok Celeberation cue at the end of disc 2. It's possible John Williams management may have requested that the sound be tweaked to reduce the brightness at the last stage and somebody altered the deal praying that it not be altered any further? Many bothans involv
  4. Lukas Kendall did a detailed scrutiny of what he found or existed pretty much nailed it in an early FSM magazine issue (which had Elliot Goldenthall on the cover) He basically dissected on all of the varying unreleased cues at that time when the Anthology set came. It was so long ago...
  5. Correction. I meant Empire End Credits. I dont remember the film version of Funeral Pyre being on that disc! Plus the main problem in these special editions is that they have used compression and DNR which totally robs us of the high end frequencies. As a result my goto JEDI album is the Anthology discs. The Jedi Source music for Jabba's sail barge is one of the most requested missing pieces. So is The Ewok Celebration and Lapti Nek film versions. Generally the main content is covered in these sets like 99.1% but we need definitive upgrade.
  6. Jedi is a complete mess. Its horribly tweaked in the remastering stage and sounds muffled. It has no bite. (Specifically Disc 2) Empire has been remixed in most places so it doesn't sound all to great but is much better than Jedi. Jedi is missing the film version of the End Credits and Funeral Pyre music as well as the Jabba Source music. Only Star Wars sounds terrific ( maybe a few sweetners are missing) But all this needs a new remastering and restoration under the expertise of guru Mike Matessino. The previous editions came out 23 years ago! Imagine what todays upgrade in audio
  7. Hey Guys, I just checked on good old Mike Matessino during this global pandemic crisis and inquired about his well being. He indicated that I should pass on the message that he is all well in case any one wants to know: All is perfectly fine with me. I'm doing my best to keep things moving to the extent that it's possible and taking things one day at a time. Hope you're doing okay over there too! - Mike Matessino
  8. This a great tongue n cheek type of score set in the classical mode. If you didn't have the Intrada version then this is highly recommended. One of the great from the 70s era.
  9. I wouldnt mind it. Becuase this and PRESUMED INNOCENT are the only ones missing from my collection
  10. 1991 Hook [Sony] 1997 Seven Years In Tibet [Sony]1998 Stepmom [Sony] 2005 Memoirs Of A Geisha [Sony (International) / Disney (UK)] Thanks. I would hope for a defintive Hook and Seven Years In Tibet
  11. So what are the Williams related potential Sony releases we can deliberate on?
  12. I saw an DHL boeing fly over house yesterday. But no mail from post office either even though they are open today.
  13. Nope.Because I wanted to avail the 30% discount. My local currency just got a steep devaluation because of this pandemic. Intrada was was very understanding when I told them why.
  14. I luckily cancelled my Intrada order of both F& A and The SWARM and had it re-ordered via La La Land. Due to a technical issue which doesnt allow me to place order directly on LLL's website; so I had to call and place my order on phone to MV Gerhard himself. What a solid nice guy he is. Its always great talking to the guy. Hats off to the LLL team for being there and doing their job.
  15. AI expansion. Its amazing. It will take a few days to get through it. It has depth.
  16. Sad and concerned about all this. Im sure our Maestro himself is taking extra extra care at his age. Im sure he is spending quality time working at the piano keeping himself busy. 😊 And wishing everyone here safe health. As a banker managing a Contact Center I have to ensure all necessary precautions despite coming to work in my office with a major lock down in my city. Its a lot of risk but the support is essential. Be safe, everyone else.
  17. Off topic but did anyone see Anne-Sophie Mutter's facebook video? Apparently she has revealed that she also tested positive for COVID-19. Hoping she recovers quickly and gets well soon.
  18. Possibly they are not even updating the tracking info....
  19. My currency has drastically devalued bec of this bleepin Pandemic. Argh.
  20. There is hope. But we have a lock down in my city for 2 weeks so all post offices are closed.
  21. Yes most International flights stand canceled.
  22. I think Williams THE EIGER SANCTION: DE could be a possibility this year from Varese given all the recent Williams 70's era catalogue that has been released such as THE TOWERING INFERNO, POSEIDON and EARTHQUAKE! I remember reading on FSM forum that EIGER was a sub licensed to Varese. Its possible that license may have expired or may be retaken by Varese like they did for DRACULA DE!
  23. Apparently the Lawrence collaboration wasnt a very happy experience for him.
  24. And the original artwork is far superior to this day. The box set Vinyl edtion is gorgeously done. A keeper even if you dont have a turntable!
  25. It will be even more hilarious if these vinyl issues turnout to be the ones sourced from the new Shawn Murphy remixes that we saw on cd and not the Sony Classical vinyl editions master which Shawn also did.
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