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 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 8:16 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Great set!

I love this period in Bernstein's legacy, will buy it very soon (when I find another 3-4 CDs, with which I can combine this fantastic set - damn shipping costs!).

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I can (almost) die happy now... Only the complete original tracks from TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, still held maddeningly hostage by some unknown Grinch, eludes my grasp. But this one, a Mega release (for me personally), and a massive big THANK YOU to Intrada. I may start trembling.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Or, if you have Amazon prime, you can wait until it's up on Amazon and get free two day shipping. That's how I have been buying recent Intrada CDs.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A2H7RUKI9DTF49



Such a good idea don't understand why I never though of it. Just thinking all those shipping charges I paid from Intrada. oh well.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

Or, if you have Amazon prime, you can wait until it's up on Amazon and get free two day shipping. That's how I have been buying recent Intrada CDs.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A2H7RUKI9DTF49


Ah, yes. Spend $80 a year on Amazon Prime in order to get "free" shipping. Not like the service would be of any advantage to me since Amazon.com refuses to ship DVDs (and CDs too, most likely) to my Canadian address for some stupid reason. Americans getting shopping perks yet again while international customers continue to be screwed over. No thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 12:30 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Fantastic Bernstein Ava collection that I have been waiting years for with near demo sound!

And a steal for 30 bucks.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Unbelievably great! And the price is a friggin' stea... I MEAN boo Intrada. Boo. How dare you... um... make an offer like that. I'll show you!

: throws wallet really hard :

There. Feel the shame.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I already have CDs of Walk On The Wild Side and Baby The Rain Must Fall (via Mainstream), The Caretakers (the original tracks via Varese), The Carpetbaggers (both the original tracks and the LP version via Intrada) and To Kill A Mockingbird (the Varese re-recording conducted by Bernstein). Is there a legitimate reason to double dip?

Any reason to double-dip has to be based on your own values, not mine. Improved quality is a probable good reason.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I already have CDs of Walk On The Wild Side and Baby The Rain Must Fall (via Mainstream), The Caretakers (the original tracks via Varese), The Carpetbaggers (both the original tracks and the LP version via Intrada) and To Kill A Mockingbird (the Varese re-recording conducted by Bernstein). Is there a legitimate reason to double dip?


For the great improvement in sound, and the best version of "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"-that should be reason enough I would think.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Ordered

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

It cost me a whopping $47.99!

Yeah same for me — international postage.

It's still only $8 per LP even with that postage, which is pretty good really, isn't it.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Does anybody know about the difference between this version of To Kill A Mockingbird and the one in the Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection? I gather that neither are the original film versions, but are they the same thing, or different takes? If different, does anybody know details?

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Does anybody know about the difference between this version of To Kill A Mockingbird and the one in the Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection? I gather that neither are the original film versions, but are they the same thing, or different takes? If different, does anybody know details?

They are both re-recordings as far as I know, but not the same. The recording in the FMC collection is with a different orchestra, if I recall, as I don't think Elmer licensed the recording done for Ava Records for release on his label back in the '70's.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

100% different recordings, yes.

IIRC the FMC was made in London, and as the description states the Ava was done in Hollywood.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

Does anybody know about the difference between this version of To Kill A Mockingbird and the one in the Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection? I gather that neither are the original film versions, but are they the same thing, or different takes? If different, does anybody know details?

They are both re-recordings as far as I know, but not the same. The recording in the FMC collection is with a different orchestra, if I recall, as I don't think Elmer licensed the recording done for Ava Records for release on his label back in the '70's.


And there is also the Varese release that Elmer conducted.

What is the definite version of To Kill A Mockingbird? It looks like this new Intrada release is more incomplete compared to other releases.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Does anybody know about the difference between this version of To Kill A Mockingbird and the one in the Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection? I gather that neither are the original film versions, but are they the same thing, or different takes? If different, does anybody know details?

They are both re-recordings as far as I know, but not the same. The recording in the FMC collection is with a different orchestra, if I recall, as I don't think Elmer licensed the recording done for Ava Records for release on his label back in the '70's.


And there is also the Varese release that Elmer conducted.

What is the definite version of To Kill A Mockingbird? It looks like this new Intrada release is incomplete compared to other releases.


Yeah, if they are all re-recordings, this one looks to be older than the FSM by 10-17 years based on the years given for each collection. And the varese is even newer still. So is the excitement generated by this release simply because its always better to get even more of a classic film score like Mockingbird, or is this re-recording the best?

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Does anybody know about the difference between this version of To Kill A Mockingbird and the one in the Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection? I gather that neither are the original film versions, but are they the same thing, or different takes? If different, does anybody know details?

They are both re-recordings as far as I know, but not the same. The recording in the FMC collection is with a different orchestra, if I recall, as I don't think Elmer licensed the recording done for Ava Records for release on his label back in the '70's.


And there is also the Varese release that Elmer conducted.

What is the definite version of To Kill A Mockingbird? It looks like this new Intrada release is incomplete compared to other releases.


Yeah, if they are all re-recordings, this one looks to be older than the FSM by 10-17 years based on the years given for each collection. And the varese is even newer still. So is the excitement generated by this release simply because its always better to get even more of a classic film score like Mockingbird, or is this re-recording the best?


"Best" is a subjective term. This re-recording was done closer to the time of the film's release and includes players who performed on the film sessions, so for some Bernstein fans this makes it "best", or closer to the original. I am looking forward to hearing this and comparing to the other recordings, after which I can figure out which one is best for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

I chiefly recall the Ava for poor surfaces and a really icky choral thing they tacked on. But then I confess that I haven't played it since the FMC version appeared some 35 years ago. Worth another spin?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

This looks and sounds like an amazing set. Can't wait till it arrives to appreciate it fully but well done Intrada on unearthing the originals.
The only one of these titles I have is the previous Intrada release of Carpetbaggers. I take it the AVA recording here is different to the original soundtrack album which was present on the previous Intrada release?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

I already have CDs of Walk On The Wild Side and Baby The Rain Must Fall (via Mainstream), The Caretakers (the original tracks via Varese), The Carpetbaggers (both the original tracks and the LP version via Intrada) and To Kill A Mockingbird (the Varese re-recording conducted by Bernstein). Is there a legitimate reason to double dip?


For the great improvement in sound, and the best version of "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"-that should be reason enough I would think.


If there weren't other CDs still to be added to my collection (Bernstein's True Grit, Goldsmith's Sebastian, Mancini's Breakfast At Tiffany's to name just three) then maybe a double dip would be considered for "sound improvement" but rather than spend money on things I already have a legitimate version of, I think I'd rather spend my money on things I don't already have.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Here's a suggestion to those not certain about this issue:

If you already have selections in your collection (like the awful Mainstream CD issues), listen to the samples on Itrada's site. Listen! Listen! If the selections do not sound infinitely better than what you already have, then this set is not for you.

For me, it's a no-brainer. The samples are sensational to my ears. The only true double-dip here is "The Carpetbaggers" which was issued on the complete OST release by Intrada.

I have the Mainstream CD issues of "Walk on the Wild Side" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" and they aren't worth listening to more than once. What I hear on the Intrada site is a remastering of LP recording elements that sound absolutely wonderful.

The decision, however, must be YOURS...not someone else's. Please yourself rather than dancing to the beat of somebody else's drum.

 
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