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 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

No, it doesn't need an expansion, but it DOES need a proper remastering. As previously noted, this is one of the worst-sounding CD's I own.

 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

This is one of Small's best scores. I hope somebody does remaster it and I would love to hear all of it.

 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Oh lord, please accept my abject apologies. The only scores I cited were Mountains of the Moon and Comes A Horseman, and I do think those two are more traditional scores compared to Small's other work. In fact in an interview Small said that the reason he wanted to do Comes A Horseman was because he wanted to write a traditional western score. Apparently in the interview he forgot that that was an overused word that FSM board members disapproved of. razz

I meant it as a normal question. I don't think The Postman Always Rings Twice is traditional after revisiting it, unlike Comes A Horseman. Too much of that Small paranoia going on. Bring on a newly minted Mountains of The Moon!

 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

There was a widescreen DVD of Mountains of the Moon, but it was unfortunately not anamorphic (while the film was 1.85, it was shot with a was hard matte, so the pan-and-scan version is cropped).

 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The Hunt is On!

 Posted:   Feb 18, 2016 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Go for it.

 Posted:   Feb 18, 2016 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Mountains Of The Moon is a truly great film with a truly great musical score.
Michael Small is one of my favorites, but his scores are rarely found on CD.
I wish someone would record his incredible music for The Parallax View!

This film is very worthy of a Blu-ray release. The DVD has a 1.33:1 ratio and doesn't begin to do this gem justice. The score is outstanding; love the African rhythm blended in!

Say what you will about the CD (and the levels are the lowest I have heard on most any CD), but the existing video presentations are as bad or worse.
This movie could use a a fair amount of remastering love for home video and CD.

 Posted:   Feb 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Yes, it is mastered at a lower than optimum level
there is nothing wrong with the sound mix or dynamic range; it sounds great, on my sound system
at least!

As for expansion, I only program half the tracks as is:
7, 3,11, 16, 17, 13, 23,18, 19, 21,22


 Posted:   Feb 25, 2016 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Yeah, I never felt there was much of a problem with the sound on the CD. Even with the low level. Don't know that I would double-dip without a substantial amount of new material in the film but not on CD.

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