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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

A true masterpiece finally realized. I'm gonna sound like a Fanboy here and hope Predator 2 and Volcano get the same amount of expanded TLC that this Silvestri production did. smile

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Amen for Volcano! Great score!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

A true masterpiece finally realized. I'm gonna sound like a Fanboy here and hope Predator 2 and Volcano get the same amount of expanded TLC that this Silvestri production did. smile

MV


Predator 2 first - it needs a good remastering. smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I just listened to this score all the way through for the first time last night.

The expanded presentation is much better than the album. Yes, there are atmospheric passages with varying levels of tension, but they seem to be framed better with the additional music, and so rather than bogging down the score (as I felt they did on the original album), they instead add a sense of ethereal mystery. The music builds its thematic material and culminates in a breathtaking climax that feels more earned with the full score than on the original album.

This is also a case where the bonus tracks are fantastic. Silvestri's original, more thematically-oriented take on several cues yielded some really compelling cues.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Yes, there are atmospheric passages with varying levels of tension, but they seem to be framed better with the additional music, and so rather than bogging down the score (as I felt they did on the original album), they instead add a sense of ethereal mystery

I just chalked it up to having more mature taste 24 years later.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

I can't remember if the director's note was printed in the OST booklet - I think it was but I don't have it handy - but LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL this line from Cameron:

"I thank him for your tears of joy."

It's so awesomely prickish on so many levels.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I can't remember if the director's note was printed in the OST booklet - I think it was but I don't have it handy - but LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL this line from Cameron:

"I thank him for your tears of joy."

It's so awesomely prickish on so many levels.


Hahahah. That's awesome.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I just chalked it up to having more mature taste 24 years later.

Touché.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

I can't remember if the director's note was printed in the OST booklet - I think it was but I don't have it handy - but LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL this line from Cameron:

"I thank him for your tears of joy."

It's so awesomely prickish on so many levels.


Ha! I remember that, too. Great catch.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

Dp

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Movieman5   (Member)

Anyone know how many units have been sold of this and Star Trek Nemesis. I want to purchase these next week when I get paid and hope they don't sell out before then.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Movieman5   (Member)

Double post

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Anyone know how many units have been sold of this and Star Trek Nemesis. I want to purchase these next week when I get paid and hope they don't sell out before then.

If you use the shopping cart method (which has been frowned upon by some sources, yet always seems to correctly predict when the low-quantity alerts are going to hit), then The Abyss Deluxe Edition has 720 copies left. Star Trek: Nemesis Deluxe Edition shows that there are 2351 copies left. Both should take a while to sell out.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Back on January 16th I started to post something here, but thought better of it and immediately came back to delete it. I had mapped out my route to the Studio City offices of VS and was going to buy this soundtrack and pick it up in their Will Call. But first I watched my copy of the movie that day to see why the music had never set off any alarms for me, and found that despite a couple of longer cues near the end, the music was so fragmented and not really important to the story that I could find no reason why I would even want to have it. So I went back to the VS site and removed it from my shopping cart. I was going to make note of all that here, but was afraid that I'd get into yet another shouting match with lovers of the soundtrack, just as I had when I was a naysayer for Intrada's "Sebastian," so I removed those comments. One of these days I may try to sample some of the music from the new album, perhaps with cues not as truncated as they may seem in the movie. But, for now, I'll pass on it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I just listened to this score all the way through for the first time last night.

The expanded presentation is much better than the album. Yes, there are atmospheric passages with varying levels of tension, but they seem to be framed better with the additional music, and so rather than bogging down the score (as I felt they did on the original album), they instead add a sense of ethereal mystery. The music builds its thematic material and culminates in a breathtaking climax that feels more earned with the full score than on the original album.

This is also a case where the bonus tracks are fantastic. Silvestri's original, more thematically-oriented take on several cues yielded some really compelling cues.



Agreed, I just listened to Deluxe Edition, and the atmospheric suspense cues are excellent. These days, I listen quite a bit to Messiaen, Carter, Ligeti... and find the suspense of THE ABYSS right now more interesting than the more melodic cues (even though they're good).

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Received this last week and im undecided on how much i like it.There are some undoubtedly great moments in this score but the long passages of simmering tension music in tracks like Buds Big Dive and Search The montana get very dull after a while.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I am very happy that this complete edition was released, but for me it doesn't quite work as an extended listen across two discs. Not anyone's fault of course, since I find that 98% of all film scores don't work as two disc presentations or listens exceeding 70+ minutes.

Plus, the album edits of certain cues here I think are superior, such as the Main Title combined with the military snare drum music. In this expanded edition, there are two cues of the snare drum music and it's too much, a brief representative is all that's needed. In addition, the Finale as presented on the original album is a better wrap-up for a listening experience.

I wound up creating my own 70+ minute presentation, using the album edits of the "Main Title", "Lindsey Drowns" and "Finale", the select cues from the remaining presentation. I like the 10-minute cue for searching the Montana, but didn't need "Jammer Freaks". I also cut "Marker Bouy", "Mirv Recovery", "Have to Take Steps", "Coffey Break", "Bud and Cat Dive", "Defusing The Bomb" and "Bud Reborn". It was tough to cut this track, but the entire second half would already be represented by its use in the "Finale" and I try to avoid duplication of cues in my own album assemblies and compilations.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

Less than 800 available at Varese.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Just got mine and WOW. It's incredible. The sound is substantially better than the old one. I am really diggin these alternate cues. It's really cool to hear how Silvestri initially used more of the love theme.

Ooooohhhh. I've wanted that last 80 seconds or so from "Freeze" for sooo long. Great to finally have that.
I keep going back and rewinding that cue over and over. I think it's from the scene where Coffee takes off with the pod. So good.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Ooooohhhh. I've wanted that last 80 seconds or so from "Freeze" for sooo long.

Me too man!

 
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