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 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Cripes. Is this thing sold out everywhere, or is there still some place one can order it?

Were you asleep? Drop me an e-mail.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Got mine today! Just some thoughts:

The sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. As promised, the shrill pitch of the Varese disc has been nicely corrected. The analogue source reveals some tape hiss but the music has a rich, warm quality. The choir component is more upfront and detailed. (Don't listen to at night!) And there is far more orchestral detail as promised. Very happy!!

-Rick O.


So pleased to read this. I think the differences are quite blatantly obvious, but you never know what people are going to hear or not hear or even how they're listening to things. For me, the very VERY minor tape hiss is lovely because it gives us that rich, warm quality you mention. What's funny is the digital has its own little noise floor but it's an unpleasant one, IMO.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Got mine today! Just some thoughts:

The sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. As promised, the shrill pitch of the Varese disc has been nicely corrected. The analogue source reveals some tape hiss but the music has a rich, warm quality. The choir component is more upfront and detailed. (Don't listen to at night!) And there is far more orchestral detail as promised. Very happy!!

-Rick O.


Glad to read this. Can't wait to hear it!

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Ross1972   (Member)

Got mine today! Just some thoughts:

The sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. As promised, the shrill pitch of the Varese disc has been nicely corrected. The analogue source reveals some tape hiss but the music has a rich, warm quality. The choir component is more upfront and detailed. (Don't listen to at night!) And there is far more orchestral detail as promised. Very happy!!

-Rick O.


So pleased to read this. I think the differences are quite blatantly obvious, but you never know what people are going to hear or not hear or even how they're listening to things. For me, the very VERY minor tape hiss is lovely because it gives us that rich, warm quality you mention. What's funny is the digital has its own little noise floor but it's an unpleasant one, IMO.


So happy to finally have this in a definitive edition. Its always been one of my favorite scores- I just find it such an enjoyable listen.

Anyway, I agree with Rick- the sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. The tweaks in the sound mix bring out previously unheard detail & clarity, especially in the choir tracks.

The last bonus track, entitled "The Star Spangled Banner" is actually from the first film correct? It is followed (in the same track) by a version of "Carol Anne's Theme". I believe this is the "Orchestra Version" from FSM's release of the first film, correct?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Got mine today! Just some thoughts:

The sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. As promised, the shrill pitch of the Varese disc has been nicely corrected. The analogue source reveals some tape hiss but the music has a rich, warm quality. The choir component is more upfront and detailed. (Don't listen to at night!) And there is far more orchestral detail as promised. Very happy!!

-Rick O.


So pleased to read this. I think the differences are quite blatantly obvious, but you never know what people are going to hear or not hear or even how they're listening to things. For me, the very VERY minor tape hiss is lovely because it gives us that rich, warm quality you mention. What's funny is the digital has its own little noise floor but it's an unpleasant one, IMO.


This is one of my personal favorites of all time and I am very partial to the movie and the music. Ditto to POLTERGEIST '82. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial could really use this kind of upgrade as well ... the original soundtrack is from an analogue source, and it's a beautiful sounding record. Maybe someday we'll finally get a complete E.T.

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Hey, look what was in my mailbox today. My first Kritzerland CD.

I'm glad to see Kritzer using boxes to ship their discs instead of bubble envelopes. As others have said, the sound quality is wonderful. This should close the book on this score. Thank you, Bruce.

BTW, the film family name is spelled Freeling, not Freling as in the liner notes. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Got mine today! Just some thoughts:

The sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. As promised, the shrill pitch of the Varese disc has been nicely corrected. The analogue source reveals some tape hiss but the music has a rich, warm quality. The choir component is more upfront and detailed. (Don't listen to at night!) And there is far more orchestral detail as promised. Very happy!!

-Rick O.


So pleased to read this. I think the differences are quite blatantly obvious, but you never know what people are going to hear or not hear or even how they're listening to things. For me, the very VERY minor tape hiss is lovely because it gives us that rich, warm quality you mention. What's funny is the digital has its own little noise floor but it's an unpleasant one, IMO.


So happy to finally have this in a definitive edition. Its always been one of my favorite scores- I just find it such an enjoyable listen.

Anyway, I agree with Rick- the sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. The tweaks in the sound mix bring out previously unheard detail & clarity, especially in the choir tracks.

The last bonus track, entitled "The Star Spangled Banner" is actually from the first film correct? It is followed (in the same track) by a version of "Carol Anne's Theme". I believe this is the "Orchestra Version" from FSM's release of the first film, correct?


No - the Star Spangled Banner was recorded for Poltergeist II, and the little hidden Carol Anne's Theme that follows it is the film's final track minus the choir. Everything on this CD was recorded for Poltergeist II.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Ross1972   (Member)



The last bonus track, entitled "The Star Spangled Banner" is actually from the first film correct? It is followed (in the same track) by a version of "Carol Anne's Theme". I believe this is the "Orchestra Version" from FSM's release of the first film, correct?


No - the Star Spangled Banner was recorded for Poltergeist II, and the little hidden Carol Anne's Theme that follows it is the film's final track minus the choir. Everything on this CD was recorded for Poltergeist II.


Thanks for the clarification! Was the "Star Spangled Banner" heard in P2? Or is it unused. Its been a while since I've seen the film, but I don't remember hearing it.

Anyway, thank you so much again for this wonderful release. The sound clarity is really wonderful. Many aspects of "The Visitor", for instance, that pop out and are much clearer than they were before.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Pretty sure it did appear in a shot where the brother is watching a ball game through a store window during the mall scene.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Pretty sure it did appear in a shot where the brother is watching a ball game through a store window during the mall scene.

Yup, that's it. He's greedily watching television in the mall since he's denied TV at home, lol.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

I just finished listening to the whole thing, bonus cues and all. I gotta say, "It's No Use" heard only with the choir is pretty amusing. It really couldn't have been easy to sing that off kilter, unwieldy music. "GOD - IS - IN - HIS - HO OH OH LEEEY TEMPLE!" Goldsmith really had balls to do this.

And by the way, "The Dream" alternate is completely different from it's film counterpart. I was amazed! And the previously unreleased "The Past" reveals a tiny bit of music that wasn't in the finished film (at least not that I could hear), ditto "The Dream" film version.

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I just finished listening to the whole thing, bonus cues and all. I gotta say, "It's No Use" heard only with the choir is pretty amusing. It really couldn't have been easy to sing that off kilter, unwieldy music. "GOD - IS - IN - HIS - HO OH OH LEEEY TEMPLE!" Goldsmith really had balls to do this.

Indeed. It has a real "Ave Satani" sound and feel to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I just finished listening to the whole thing, bonus cues and all. I gotta say, "It's No Use" heard only with the choir is pretty amusing. It really couldn't have been easy to sing that off kilter, unwieldy music. "GOD - IS - IN - HIS - HO OH OH LEEEY TEMPLE!" Goldsmith really had balls to do this.

And by the way, "The Dream" alternate is completely different from it's film counterpart. I was amazed! And the previously unreleased "The Past" reveals a tiny bit of music that wasn't in the finished film (at least not that I could hear), ditto "The Dream" film version.

-Rick O.


Yes, both The Dream and The Past as used in the film either come in halfway into the cue or delete some of it. Standard stuff for film scores.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   Ross1972   (Member)

Pretty sure it did appear in a shot where the brother is watching a ball game through a store window during the mall scene.

Yup, that's it. He's greedily watching television in the mall since he's denied TV at home, lol.


Thanks guys. I'll have to watch the film again sometime. It was a childhood favorite, but its been many years. The score however, I've listened to regularly. And this new version is the best any fan could ask for!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

My first Kritzerland album purchase (Poltergeist II) came in the mail this afternoon. Can't wait to listen to it. Even though I own the Varese Deluxe Edition as well, but after hearing about the difference in sound quality and the bonus tracks I decided to buy it anyway . I've always been a fan of this score. After rewatching the movie a few years ago. This was a score I had to purchase, which was the VDE version at the time. Thanks Kritzerland for reissuing this score the best way possible. Can't wait to get around to listening to it and reading the liner notes.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Got mine today!

Awesome release. This is a beautiful and great score my Master Goldsmith.

KUDOS TO THE KRITZ AND MAYOR OF KRITZERLAND MR. BRUCE for this Definitive Set!

As for the previous editions of the score in the notes, I thought INTRADA released it First and then released a Expanded Version with the Choral stuff and then the Third release was the VARESE Deluxe Edition. That's the way I remember it and bought them. I never saw the VARESE that wasn't the Deluxe.

I believe it was actually one of Doug Fake's / INTRADA's very first Albums produced and released at the start of the label along with RED DAWN. I had the LP's of both.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Can't download the liner notes as I normally do from the Kritzerland site. The link isn't working.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Can't download the liner notes as I normally do from the Kritzerland site. The link isn't working.

We've temporarily stopped putting them up - we'll probably go back to them in a bit.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Bruce, I have one more question if you could indulge me. Were there any other versions of cues on the master tapes that you were not able to include? Alternates or original versions? Thanks

-Rick O

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Can't download the liner notes as I normally do from the Kritzerland site. The link isn't working.

We've temporarily stopped putting them up - we'll probably go back to them in a bit.



That's a pity. They saved me a lot of scanning. I copy all my notes for use with the computer.
Please restore this facility!

 
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