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 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The DRACULA (John Williams) CD on Varese is not only NOT that bad sounding, it's Matessino-like quality when compared to something like MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON (Michael Small).
I would go as far as to say THE COWBOYS (John Williams), with it's pinched sound and wrong channels (which aren't just limited to the Main Titles on the early pressings) is far far worse.

The performance by the (probably non-union, limited practice time) orchestra on Horner's BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS is actually quite amazing, considering the circumstances and NOT the car-crash sound many would have us believe.

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 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 1:42 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

The DRACULA (John Williams) CD on Varese is not only NOT that bad sounding, it's Matessino-like quality when compared to something like MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON (Michael Small).
I would go as far as to say THE COWBOYS (John Williams), with it's pinched sound and wrong channels (which aren't just limited to the Main Titles on the early pressings) is far far worse.

The performance by the (probably non-union, limited practice time) orchestra on Horner's BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS is actually quite amazing and NOT the car-crash sound many would have us believe.

Please share yours smile


Are you asking for titles that sound better on CD than their reputation suggests, or actual FSM myths like 'Moonraker is lost'? (which it isn't).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

ANY things you think are not really the way they are, to you, scores/soundtracking-wise.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 2:02 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

An addendum to the DRACULA sound issue, while I'm not saying it's a super-great sounding CD, if played on an old CD boombox/ghetto-blaster (as opposed to your more critical hearing sound-system), it sounds even better.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 3:38 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

A few recent score/FSM myths are that “Dracula”doesn’t sound that bad, that “The Cowboys” has poor sound, and that the performance on “Battle Beyond the Stars” is amazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Haha! What you smokin' this mornin' Mike!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The Alan Meyerson Score Mixing Seminar was UNDER subscribed!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Please share yours smile

Okay. The Arista Anthology box set Star Wars is the best way to listen to that score.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Mental health facilities are NOT packed full of shellshocked, handrwringing FSMers who have been mentally destroyed by the stress of waiting for a BSX order to arrive, a dented CD booklet or a cracked jewel case.

But they should be.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The DRACULA (John Williams) CD on Varese is not only NOT that bad sounding, it's Matessino-like quality when compared to something like MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON (Michael Small).

That's not dispelling a myth, that's inserting your opinion.



Dispelling a myth:
The tapes for the Bond score "Moonraker" are not lost.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

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Okay. The Arista Anthology box set Star Wars is the best way to listen to that score.

Are you say that is the myth? Or is that the truth dispelling the myth?

(For m'self I either listen to the complete score from various sources or I listen to the double LP.)

It might be the best way to listen to RETURN OF THE JEDI.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"That's not dispelling a myth, that's inserting your opinion"
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Opinion, stated as fact.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"That's not dispelling a myth, that's inserting your opinion"
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Opinion, stated as fact.


Which does not dispel a myth. Fact.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I concur! Myth!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2017 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Please share yours smile

Okay. The Arista Anthology box set Star Wars is the best way to listen to that score.

Are you say that is the myth? Or is that the truth dispelling the myth?

(For m'self I either listen to the complete score from various sources or I listen to the double LP.)

It might be the best way to listen to RETURN OF THE JEDI.



I said Star Wars, not Return of the Jedi, which is okay (IMO) on the Arista box disc. What is a myth is when anyone states their opinion as absolute fact, which fans of the Arista box tend to do when it comes that being the "ultimate listening experience" for Star Wars classic trilogy scores....

 
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