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 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

There's a warmth and clarity to sound, I'm enjoying this release very much!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

Sorry I missed this. It would be nice if they pressed another 500 or so? I guess it's wishful thinking.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Sorry I missed this. It would be nice if they pressed another 500 or so? I guess it's wishful thinking.

I don't know, call me crazy, but about twelve times in this thread I've said drop me a line so I'll say it a thirteenth, since it's Friday the 13th.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I had the Varése edition of this score, respected what it did, but never really warmed up to it overmuch. I ordered this edition along with a few other titles because I was hoping that the new program and better sonics (Kritzerland records always have great sound) would give new life to this score for me. It's always a gamble to contemplate buying something that's already in your collection that you're not too keen on, but Goldsmith does have a tendency to reward hanging in there.

I was very pleased with this edition. I rarely played the Varése disc, but I've already spun this disc a couple of times. I agree with those who say that the combination of the reverb and the very hot mastering made for a difficult listen. The cleaner and more balanced sound on the Kritzerland disc drew me in, and I think that the additional music makes the score flow better.

I don't regret this purchase at all.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Sorry I missed this. It would be nice if they pressed another 500 or so? I guess it's wishful thinking.

I don't know, call me crazy, but about twelve times in this thread I've said drop me a line so I'll say it a thirteenth, since it's Friday the 13th.


I'd say that's an offer no-one in their right mind could possibly refuse wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


I rarely played the Varése disc, but I've already spun this disc a couple of times. I agree with those who say that the combination of the reverb and the very hot mastering made for a difficult listen. The cleaner and more balanced sound on the Kritzerland disc drew me in, and I think that the additional music makes the score flow better. I don't regret this purchase at all.



I agree the new one sounds much better and is the best we've had. But hearing the music again for the first time in years reminds me why I haven't played the previous one for so long – and that's more to do with the music itself than the sound. I find it hard work to listen to for more than a few minutes at a time.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Received mine from SAE today. Blown away by this release. Addicting.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

My favorite of the new cues is "The Past." The very opening notes (with electronics) sound like the ghosts are saying ... "oooooooohhh.... remeeeeember usss???"

Not to mention the Bach-esque little bit at the beginning of "The Dream."

-Rick O.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   djintrepid   (Member)

Bruce, I have purchased quite a few releases from you, but after hearing this new release of Poltergeist 2 I must say that it is perhaps the worst presentation of a Jerry Goldsmith score ever! Just kidding. I have to join along with everyone else in singing praises for what is an outstanding presentation of one of my favorites of the 80's JG. The 4 extra tracks, although less than a minute long each, add to the overall experience, and the sound that you and James have obtained from the masters is quite phenomenal, besting the Varese edition in practically every way. It IS like hearing the score for the first time. I too also appreciate the extra tracks you included. Thank you very much for taking the time and forking out all that dough to make those of us lucky enough to have obtained this release very happy. Cheers!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce, I have purchased quite a few releases from you, but after hearing this new release of Poltergeist 2 I must say that it is perhaps the worst presentation of a Jerry Goldsmith score ever! Just kidding. I have to join along with everyone else in singing praises for what is an outstanding presentation of one of my favorites of the 80's JG. The 4 extra tracks, although less than a minute long each, add to the overall experience, and the sound that you and James have obtained from the masters is quite phenomenal, besting the Varese edition in practically every way. It IS like hearing the score for the first time. I too also appreciate the extra tracks you included. Thank you very much for taking the time and forking out all that dough to make those of us lucky enough to have obtained this release very happy. Cheers!

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Dutch_Silvestri   (Member)

Received my copy of Poltergeist II from SAE today =) Thanks again Bruce for all your work done on this project

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Received my copy of Poltergeist II from SAE today =) Thanks again Bruce for all your work done on this project

You are most welcome!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

As a loyal Jerry fan, I am pleased to hear what is probably going to be the best that this score will ever sound. The heavy reverb inherent in the source can get distracting, and compared tot he score for the first film, this one somewhat lacks the white-hot inspiration of top-drawer Goldsmith. But that said, Bruce's version is probably the most pleasant experience I've had listening to Poltergeist II.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

As a loyal Jerry fan, I am pleased to hear what is probably going to be the best that this score will ever sound. The heavy reverb inherent in the source can get distracting, and compared tot he score for the first film, this one somewhat lacks the white-hot inspiration of top-drawer Goldsmith. But that said, Bruce's version is probably the most pleasant experience I've had listening to Poltergeist II.

The reverb in the source was the room. That's why it was so shocking to find they'd ADDED reverb on top of that for the previous releases, and the huge verb they put on the choir then added even MORE. All that's gone now smile

But Jerry, starting around this time, began to favor that kind of washy sound - none of his early scores have it - none of his mid-career scores have it. But his late 80s and 90s output do.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

My copy has safely arrived with the exception of the inside CD tray being broken off the hinges. Fellow Canadians should expect to receive theirs too, if they don't have them already.
Looking very nice indeed.
Are the online liner notes different than the printed booklet?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

My copy has safely arrived with the exception of the inside CD tray being broken off the hinges. Fellow Canadians should expect to receive theirs too, if they don't have them already.
Looking very nice indeed.
Are the online liner notes different than the printed booklet?


Notes are the same.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   steve matthewman   (Member)

Received my copy today in the UK.
I have to say it is a wonderful cd, design, artwork. booklet....oh and it sounds devine !
Thank you .

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Received my copy today in the UK.
I have to say it is a wonderful cd, design, artwork. booklet....oh and it sounds devine !
Thank you .


Appreciate the comments about the design and book and have passed them on to our designer.

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

It's nice to hear the details in the score.
I never realized how this score, and it's electronics, we're akin to his later LINK, which I adore.

And even with the liner notes not being an indepth analysis of film production and score.
I was unaware that the producers (whomever) chose to remove the choir from the final film print and thus Jerry assembled an album that reflected this decision. I never knew this, having not seen this film in decades.

Thank you Bruce!!

Any chance you can work this same magic on...
ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

Many thanks Bruce for superfast shipping. It arrived yesterday! As we say in NY, "You Da Man"!



Barry

 
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