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 Posted:   Nov 30, 2018 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Mink   (Member)

Amazing story Mink!! It reminds...

Thanks Marty! That’s very nice of you to say. I really appreciate it.
Let me know if your set has arrived, I’d be curious to know your opinion on it :-)

Hey Mink my email is in my profile. Can you drop me a line with Die Hard as a subject and let me know who you are, please?

Sorry, Trent, I’m not sure what you’re asking for. I’m not a robot if that’s what you mean ;-)

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2018 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

Amazing story Mink!! It reminds...

Thanks Marty! That’s very nice of you to say. I really appreciate it.
Let me know if your set has arrived, I’d be curious to know your opinion on it :-)

Hey Mink my email is in my profile. Can you drop me a line with Die Hard as a subject and let me know who you are, please?

Sorry, Trent, I’m not sure what you’re asking for. I’m not a robot if that’s what you mean ;-)


No I know. I wanted to ask you something. My email is bigt1981 at gmail dot com. If you can email me I'd appreciate it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2018 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Glissolia   (Member)

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?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2018 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   MartyM   (Member)

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.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Got mine today. Wow. Improvement in sound is noticeable immediately.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   jkheiser   (Member)

Seconded: “Message for Holly” in clear stereo is just a staggering revelation.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Three cds!?

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Three discs?!

I am STILL fine with the original 40 minute Varese




Cool story bro



I lied.
I have DHII on VSD

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

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.

Neil


So where did the old masters come from?


Holland?

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Looks like I'll be doing some WHITTLING on this release!

We need a.new law:
No soundtrack release can have a running time that exceeds the length of the motion picture it accompanied.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2018 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

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.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Looks like I'll be doing some WHITTLING on this release!

We need a.new law:
No soundtrack release can have a running time that exceeds the length of the motion picture it accompanied.


No

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

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.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

So worth the triple dip then...?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

Looks like I'll be doing some WHITTLING on this release!

We need a.new law:
No soundtrack release can have a running time that exceeds the length of the motion picture it accompanied.


Return of the Jedi did just that

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

So worth the triple dip then...?

Absolutely!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Got it today.

And, man, is it worth buying again?

Hell, yeah! Its almost like buying this for the first time anyway since the sound quality is miles ahead from the last release.

What a wonderful release of a wonderful score. It never sounded so good, it never was presented that comprehensively.

Anybody still hesitating to buy this should consider to do it immediately!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

Hey Mink when do you think you'll post the complete cue list with the slates? smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

Film historian and author Eric Lichtenfeld, who co-wrote the liner notes for this album, has written a new essay about the film for the Library of Congress.

https://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-film-preservation-board/documents/DieHard.pdf

Neil

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2018 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

I was very surprised by the unused cues - Shoot the Glass, Happy Trails and Powell’s Comeback. Not at all what I was expecting.

Right? It definitely changes the tone of the ending, which I always thought was overly-jubilant for a cop learning to kill again.

 
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