while I'm assuming page 23, "A Note About Track Titles" is the definitive list of music cues as used in the movie, it's missing some like "Main Title", "The Phone Goes Dead", "Wiring The Roof", etc. so I'm really lost.
Perhaps it is because those titles are not official cue names (i.e. as named by Kamen) and are just what the producers of the various releases over the years have used?
All of your reviews are really interesting to read! I can't wait to receive my package which still has a status of In Transit to Next Facility...
Based on the reviews so far, it looks like anything related to the score composed by Michael Kamen is finally complete. This means that, if I am not mistaken, the only thing "missing" from this set are only the four following source cues: the three pieces of classical music that can be heard at the beginning of the movie during the Nakatomi Christmas party from Bach, Haydn and Beethoven. The fourth would be the song that plays while Argyle talks on the phone in the limo: Skeletons by Stevie Wonder. Note that I have put missing in quotes because these are only minor source cues that we barely hear while watching the movie and that are also already widely available. The three classical cues have been present on many albums for the past century since the invention of vinyls. As for the Stevie Wonder song, it has been released on several compilation albums since its initial release. Please correct me if there is anything else still "missing" besides these four tracks.
I heard this one comes from Kamen's own master tapes...
... Previous ones didnt?
That would be a very odd omission. Unless Kamen was very secretive about where he stored his stuff, why wouldn't Kamen's own master tapes be the first place to look?
Because that's not what happened. Virtually everything on this was provided to us by Fox. One reel was provided late to us which was discovered by the Kamen estate and shared with us. It had two cues which were on the previous release and one short alternate. Everything else came from Fox.
Agreed I too am glad that the previous mono cues are now in stereo.
Message For Holly (Film Version) Gun In Cheek The Fire Hose
Such joy to hear those in stereo.
All great, but what I’m most excited for (aside from the awesome unused cues) is the great sounding stereo main titles. It’s brief but damn, I’ve wanted a good version of that for a long long time. I shall use it to open my compilations for years to come...
I was very surprised by the unused cues - Shoot the Glass, Happy Trails and Powell’s Comeback. Not at all what I was expecting. Shoot the Glass would later be adapted into “Shootout” from Die Hard 2 and even shows up in part 3.