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Funny you say that since I'm listening to Cutthroat Island as I type this. Still on the first disc, but I can't get enough of the sheer overpowering orchestral majesty of this score. A quality it shar

Well you don't actually think they spend $20,000 on a booklet, $30,000 on a jewel case, do ya?

There's nothing on the OST not on the LLL. The Day We Fight Back is just shortened. 

Good question. I don't know what the "V" stands for (I've never asked). But Mike Verta and Michael Gerhard are two different people with two different professions and Mike Verta doesn't work for La-La Land Records.

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ID4 is coming (and Giachinno fan, you just made me realize how old I am getting by not knowing what ID4 referred to -- lol)

We are wrapping it up now.

Its a 2 disc set.

5000 units

$29.98 SRP

It's produced by Nick Redman and Mike Matessino, supervised by Didier Deutsch at Sony Special Products.

I'll let you guys know a week in advance when it will be made available for order.

And, yes -- Mr. Arnold will be signing some at no extra charge.

Best,

MV

OH MAN! :joy:;) Do we have any (tentative) release date yet?! I bet the Arnold-signed copies will be gone in 5 minutes - if not sooner ... It's a good thing that I already have 5 or 6 CDs signed by him ... :P:D

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No there's no definitive release date yet. MV did say they were wrapping it up so I wouldn't be surprised if it was released on 4/20. Someone asked if on the 23rd of this month and MV said no, not that soon. So either 4/20 or 5/4 but I'm betting on the 4/20 date.

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This casts an interesting light on the whole secrecy of releases. This is the 2nd LLL release this year that's been spoiled, and Spartacus has been revealed from Varese.

I genuinely think there are advantages to giving an idea of what's coming throughout the year. Would be nice if Intrada let a few of their cats out.

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Trent I don't know why Neil didn't just explain it properly the first time, but La La Land Records is run by Matt Verboys and MV Gerhard. The MV that posts all the time on the FSM boards - and therefore the one that confirmed this release - is MV Gerhard.

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FYI, from what I can figure, the complete score, using just the final film version of each cue, runs 100:06. Then between the OST and both boots, an additional 47:31 of alternates have surfaced. Combine those together and you have over 147 minutes of music!

I doubt all the alternates will be included on the LLL CD though - would they really put 4 versions of The Day We Fight Back on the same CD?

That could leave room for additional alternates we've never heard before, though ;)

http://spreadsheets....MFA&output=html

Please fell free to let me know if you see anything wrong on there. And big thanks to Trent for his input.

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Yeah I would recommend to anyone who appreciates a full symphonic score to grab this one, if you have the funds, before it's gone. There's a lot of fantastic writing, in fact it almost reminds one of what Williams might have done with the project, without coming across as a rip-off or pastiche of his music. It's Arnold's style and it's a better score than his Godzilla.

And the good thing is, if you don't end up enjoying it, you can always re-sell it once it goes out of print. And you will probably get a decent return on it and make some extra cash.

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Meh, maybe I'll reconsider...I don't hate the music or anything, I just never really got into it, and I've been trying to be even more frugal than usual. The samples sound better than I remembered...but $30 is kind of a lot for me right now. No steady source of income at the moment.

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This casts an interesting light on the whole secrecy of releases. This is the 2nd LLL release this year that's been spoiled, and Spartacus has been revealed from Varese.

I genuinely think there are advantages to giving an idea of what's coming throughout the year. Would be nice if Intrada let a few of their cats out.

I've said many times that I would really like it if the labels could come up with, at the very least, a 3 or 4 month calendar of upcoming releases. I would have liked to order "The Spiral Road" and would have waited to order Black Sunday, The Flash and the rest of the stuff I've just got and I wouldn't have ordered Legend (which is not limited and could wait, not to mention that "The Spiral Road" seems like it could be better). As it is, I don't think I'm going to order it now.

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I've said many times that I would really like it if the labels could come up with, at the very least, a 3 or 4 month calendar of upcoming releases.

This post from the FSM board is worth repeating here.

"Guys,

This is why we do not post information about our releases before they are about to come out. Please do not ask about liner notes, artwork, track listing, etc... We are still in the final approval process. All will be revealed in due time. We revealed all we could at this time. Please respect the process.

Thank you.

MV"

Neil

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Roger over at Intrada posted that when a release was known with some certainty (and these days, many predictions are spot on), they started getting e-mails asking to pre-order.

It's a shame really - I'd love to have a rough idea of what's coming, but wouldn't want the labels to have to barricade themselves against e-mail attack.

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Meh, maybe I'll reconsider...I don't hate the music or anything, I just never really got into it, and I've been trying to be even more frugal than usual. The samples sound better than I remembered...but $30 is kind of a lot for me right now. No steady source of income at the moment.

I tell you what, if you want I'll send you my copy of the original album which is around 60 mins for no charge and you can decide if you want to get the expanded album after listening to it.

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Whatever... I understand they might not be able to announce whatever they working on, and it's not because I'm impatient and need to know what's coming, but it is getting to be a very expensive hobby and a being able to do a little planning would be a lot of help.

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Right, and if they plan to release Score X on the 17th of August, but as that date approaches, events transpire that prevent its on-time release. And by the book, days would seem like weeks, and it gets released in late December, or maybe never. If the soundtrack release market is as volatile as the labels suggest, much more so than something like a movie or video game, than perhaps surprising the fans is a smaller risk than angering the fans with broken promises.

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It's been repeated many times but nobody pays attention. Right after MV posted that at FSM someone still asked a question.

The fact that we even know about it is a violation of standard policy. Which is all David Arnold's fault. ;)

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The foot-warmer has OKAY sound...when compared to La-La Land's release for Godzilla you can hear the major difference in clarity. I'm sure La-La Land will give the clarity that ID-4 deserves.

Edit: It's too bad that La-La Land couldn't have gotten Stargate. I bet they would have given us all the music for that, instead of a few new cues (cough Varese).

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Pass.

That's what I think right now as well. It might change though.

Karol - who never listens to the old bootleg or even to the original album

It's not that the music isn't very good or anything; I find the movie dreadful, with ideologies I can't embrace, and I can't separate the movie from the music.

There's plenty of great, and better IMO, Arnold music already available.

Plus, like you said, I rarely even listen to the bootleg.

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Pass.

That's what I think right now as well. It might change though.

Karol - who never listens to the old bootleg or even to the original album

It's not that the music isn't very good or anything; I find the movie dreadful, with ideologies I can't embrace, and I can't separate the movie from the music.

I've never seen the film, nor do I want to.

And I do like David Arnold too. I look forward to his upcoming Narnia score. :)

On a side note: He seems to be particularly lucky with his scores releases, isn't he? Expanded Tomorrow Never Dies, Godzilla, Stargate, Casino Royale iTunes music, QOS is pretty much complete as it is. And now this.

Karol - whose favourite Arnold non-Bond score would be Godzilla

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I didn't even bother buying their "Deluxe Edition". A few piddly minutes of new music.

Also, Independence Day always seemed like an Intrada project to me for some reason. Probably because they did Alien and it's from Fox.

I don't regard Varese's Deluxe approach very highly. Twice now they've tried to fit 2CD scores on single CDs, and unless there's a good reason (like the full score runs 1 minute longer than a CD), it's not how limited editions should be treated IMO. How much music from Stargate still remains unreleased?

In that sense it's quite surprising HA:2 got a 2-disc, especially since it's Williams who must've lost an arm wrestle to let the entire score come out.

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It's so frustrating that Home Alone 2, The Fury, and Black Sunday were released exactly as us collectors would want them to be, but ET, Indy1-3, and The Phantom Menace were not

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It's so frustrating that Home Alone 2, The Fury, and Black Sunday were released exactly as us collectors would want them to be, but ET, Indy1-3, and The Phantom Menace were not

I agree.

The music for ID-4 is one of David Arnold's top notch works and a lot of people like it as #1, I know I do. gkyver, I highly recommend you pick up La-La Land's 2-CD set release, same goes for you crocodile, you two will not regret it if you pick up the set.

It can be a bombastic score with the action cues but there's other soft cues in between. Over all it's simply awesome, please for yours and everyone's sake, GET IT.

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I am definitely going to buy it. I have been postponing purchasing the original album for ages, hoping the complete edition would be released anytime soon, and finally it's happening. :) Great news. This plus 2 upcoming scores of his really thrill me as his fan.

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