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 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

it's all very interested: shipping times, delays, arrivals, when you get paid... smile


how about the music and the new cues?

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

Surely some of you have received the CD by now and are spinning it like crazy, yes?

Yes, last Saturday actually. Listened to it all weekend, the sound quality is amazing. Best release of the year so far.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Bill Cooke   (Member)


It's been so enjoyable revisiting this score complete and in such glorious sound quality. I'll never forget seeing a short preview of the film on TV prior to the theatrical release and marveling to the weirdness and beauty of Goldsmith's "The House" cue. Of course, that one was left off the original MCA album, so needless to say how wonderful it is to now have it 32 years later, plus about 30 more additional minutes of beautiful and creepy music.

The bonus cues are amazing, too. I burned my own personal version so that I could have the Beethoven piano pieces where they should fit in the larger program. Even though they break up the Goldsmith compositions, their melancholy moods complement the score well. I also elected to use Alternate #1 of "Mother's Room #2," which I just felt was a better performance than the one used in the film, and the original version of "End Title" with its spine-chilling plucked strings.

It'll be hard for anything else coming out this year to top this one... unless we finally get a complete Williams' DRACULA.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Man, Intrada is FAST!

Both "Psycho II" and "Young Sherlock Holmes" arrived today in Germany! BLISS!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I re-watched this film last night in anticipation of my forthcoming CD and because it's been an age since I last watched it.
It's still a really great film to me.
I would say it's in that 'Godfather II/Empire Strikes Back' category of sequels as good, if not better than the originals.
I love it's twists and turns that deliver the perfect punchline and then THAT stunning RESET that leaves me with a chilled smile on my face everytime. And that final image, with the ape-shit music!! Lordy Lord, it don't get no better!
Having not watched it for so long, I'd forgotten how...while I don't want to say dependent, I can't think of a better word to describe the job Goldsmith's music does of elevating this film to the level I hold it.
Numerous scenes of people walking up and down stairs or corridors are raised to such a level by the spine-tingling quality of his music that I was gobsmacked. I also recalled his work on Raggedy Man, Coma and Secret Of NIMH while I watched it again.
Add to that his unbelievably sad/regret tinged Main Theme for Norman and it's a much better score than I ever gave it credit for.
Hurry up Mr Postman.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   OpeningTitle   (Member)

Track 24-"Expected Guest"?? Has anyone else noticed that the end of "Expected Guest" is not the same as in the movie? It should close with the bell and strings (exactly the same as last 15 seconds of "No Note"-track 9) as Ms. Spool ascends the stairs to Bates' house and knocks on door.
Every other track is note perfect.
OTHERWISE, I am thrilled with this cd after waiting decades for a full score. This is a big title no longer on my slowly diminishing grail list. The clarity is stunning. I'm hearing instruments I've never heard in this score on video or the Varese release. "It's not your mother" gave me chills when the brass and strings began building.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Received it yesterday. Three words: FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I love that moment, when Robert Loggia leaves Norman in the cellar, reassuring him about things and Norman pulls that quizzical face and says something like 'that would be very reassuring' and Goldsmith ends the cue with a lovely raised note of warmth.
I also noticed, during the bit when Norman is locked in the room with Mary, cos he's worried what Mother will do, how Goldsmith's music is badly synched to the scene, so when Norman reacts to Mary trying to leave, the music is mis-timed with the action ever so slightly.
I always admire the way, in John Williams scores, that hardly ever happens. He usually catches every bump to the second.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Mick Moreau   (Member)

Like many, I have waited a LONG time for this one in a more complete and remastered form.

Intrada, Once again you have outdone yourselves smile

LOVE this release and everything about it.

Thank you smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

My review, if anyone's interested:

http://www.movie-wave.net/psycho-ii/

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 9:56 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

One word: FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

As an acknowledged, world-class pedant, I will pointlessly insist that this is THREE words, not one! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   Ryan Clark   (Member)

"I'll get the tomatoes, Mr. Statler!"

LOL!!!!!!!

I just got my copy today and absolutely love it! This is one of my favorite scores and I'm so glad it's finally complete on CD.

However, I did want to ask about one thing, because I want to make sure I didn't get a faulty copy or something – I noticed some audio glitches on several tracks. For example, there's one around the 13-14 second mark on track 1, "The Murder", and another one around 8-9 seconds on track 2, "Main Title". Does anyone else have this on their copies – perhaps it's a deterioration of the original master tapes – or is it just me?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   El Aurence   (Member)

Received my copy today.

Thank you Intrada for this marvelous score!!!

Listened to the music for the first time.
The sound quality is terrific and the music from Jerry Goldsmith is just unbelievable.
Really interesting to see and listen how the composer interpreted the essence of the Norman Bates issue.
One of the best scores from the maestro.
I love my hobby!

Regards,

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

One word: FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

Is there a name for this figure of speech (one word interrupting another)?

Psycho II arrived at work this morning. Can't wait to get home to play it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

This hasn't been far from the rotation over the past few days since I received it.

This score is a bit like Outland, in that I was looking forward to the expansion because I enjoyed those scores, but I didn't know how much I would like the complete version until I heard it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Tony Renaud   (Member)

The 30 mns of the varese edition is just perfect and easy to listen,just finished to listen the intrada edition and find the new cues absolutly not essential like most of the extended or complete filmscores(but there is some complete score very good).

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

I received this last week, and it must have been played 5 or 6 times since then. And yet it's like it hasn't fully registered with me yet?! I've been hoping for this release for a couple of decades now, and it's just so surreal to suddenly own it! The quality is everything I'd hoped it would be; stunning mastering which begs to be played on a high quality Hi-Fi system at a decent volume level! Haven't read the liner notes yet, as didn't want to 'consume' the while thing too quickly after all these years spent waiting, but aim to do that this weekend.
The extra music makes such a difference to the presentation. I really do think this is quite the masterpiece! Now more than ever.
Thanks to absolutely everybody who had a hand in making this soundtrack dream a reality!
Great days! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I received this last week, and it must have been played 5 or 6 times since then. And yet it's like it hasn't fully registered with me yet?! I've been hoping for this release for a couple of decades now, and it's just so surreal to suddenly own it! The quality is everything I'd hoped it would be; stunning mastering which begs to be played on a high quality Hi-Fi system at a decent volume level! Haven't read the liner notes yet, as didn't want to 'consume' the while thing too quickly after all these years spent waiting, but aim to do that this weekend.
The extra music makes such a difference to the presentation. I really do think this is quite the masterpiece! Now more than ever.
Thanks to absolutely everybody who had a hand in making this soundtrack dream a reality!
Great days! smile


Yes! I'm still on a high from this release! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)



I just got my copy today and absolutely love it! This is one of my favorite scores and I'm so glad it's finally complete on CD.

However, I did want to ask about one thing, because I want to make sure I didn't get a faulty copy or something – I noticed some audio glitches on several tracks. For example, there's one around the 13-14 second mark on track 1, "The Murder", and another one around 8-9 seconds on track 2, "Main Title". Does anyone else have this on their copies – perhaps it's a deterioration of the original master tapes – or is it just me?


I too heard that glitch in "The Murder", which as you suggest sounds like deterioration. Very minor, but it's not present on the LP or the Varese CD. Relax it's not just you.
Everything about this, the presentation, package, and most importantly the score is just beautiful. Which is a word I would never have thought I would associate with anything Psycho!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2014 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Mine arrived last night too, with some Cliff Eidelman discs!
Packaging is lovely and I actually prefer the new Intrada cover over the old LP one.
Looking forward to settling down to listen to it and reading the booklet notes.

 
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