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 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

The higher quality of the source material used for the new release is undeniable. The clarity and distinctness of the individual instruments and choir are what I appreciate most about it. It's the differences in the balance of volume between those elements that I prefer in the old mix vs. the new, if that makes any sense.

It does and I much prefer the new release. Intrada did a fine, fine job here

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

I think Josh Mitchell's post has a point here. Those who have the promo may not want to get rid of it as I thought I would be doing. The new set of course has its sonic merits but I do prefer the sound of the promo at times. And one key moment for me is not even there on the new set, let alone dialled out. The opening of "Holmes in Pursuit" from the Promo features aggressive clattering percussion. The same cue (half way through "It's You") doesn't have it, which is a shame.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I think Josh Mitchell's post has a point here. Those who have the promo may not want to get rid of it as I thought I would be doing. The new set of course has its sonic merits but I do prefer the sound of the promo at times. And one key moment for me is not even there on the new set, let alone dialled out. The opening of "Holmes in Pursuit" from the Promo features aggressive clattering percussion. The same cue (half way through "It's You") doesn't have it, which is a shame.

Check your track title on the promo there.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   propinquity   (Member)

I received my copy from The MovieMusic Store today. It's lovely writing, very much at home with Goldsmith and Williams' output during the same period. This is the first time I've listened to the score since I saw the film when it first came out. Very much worth picking up; love that main theme. Great job, Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

I think Josh Mitchell's post has a point here. Those who have the promo may not want to get rid of it as I thought I would be doing. The new set of course has its sonic merits but I do prefer the sound of the promo at times. And one key moment for me is not even there on the new set, let alone dialled out. The opening of "Holmes in Pursuit" from the Promo features aggressive clattering percussion. The same cue (half way through "It's You") doesn't have it, which is a shame.

Check your track title on the promo there.


Sorry the promo cue is Holmes in flight.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   Frank V   (Member)

Too bad they used a different take of that cue instead of the take they used on the promo and in the film. I think it's one of the most powerful moments in the music and it's not on the official CD.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

I agree.
And all the volume mix balance is WRONG both in Rametep and Waxing Elisabeth.
And obviously wrong vocal track in Waxing.
This official release is officially a mess, I will always listen to the old promo (ugly edits but genuine original score).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

So you are a better judge of orchestral balance than the composer-conductor?

"New digital stereo mixes were made at Intrada under the composer’s supervision. "

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)


And obviously wrong vocal track in Waxing.
This official release is officially a mess, I will always listen to the old promo (ugly edits but genuine original score).


Do we know they included the wrong track and it's not just an incorrectly labelled track?

I would have thought that if they had that many vocal only tracks there was plenty of room on the set to include them. Unless of course you know for a fact that a vocal only version of Waxing exists and that Intrada put the wrong track on the disc. At the end of the day it is only an "extra" and one which Intrada needn't even have included.

"Officially a mess" - In your opinion it's a mess. I don't agree with that opinion, but you are perfectly entitled to it and to point out what you don't like about the release. It's always disappointing if something you've waited so long for doesn't turn out how you'd like. I was just curious how that became "official".

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

As I could never afford the intrada promo, I'll just stick to this official release (still underway). I know intrada rarely copies the mix and program of a formerly released promo and likes to present it as a unique release (which is their privilege). As with all of their albums I own, I respect their judgment and just look forward to hearing the music I never got to own. smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2014 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I don't agree with that opinion, but you are perfectly entitled to it and to point out what you don't like about the release.

I wouldn't arm him with the concept of entitlement of opinion, considering how he's used it in this thread already.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Been listening to this for the last week or so and had forgotten how excellent this music was, truly a trip down memory lane! It is uncanny how close Broughton comes to channelling John Williams and basically the Spielberg 'sound' with a wealth of exciting action suspense music as well as memorable themes. Well worth the wait!

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

anyone know a good source for choral tracks like the God Rest You Merry Gentlemen extra?

I don't know whether it was Broughton's particular arrangement that hit me or what,
but I'd like to check out some more of the same.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

When listening to this score, I often ponder how awesome it would have been if Broughton would have scored one, if not all, of the (non Williams) Harry Potter movies! Just seems like it would have been a great fit.

 
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