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 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I love this score. its perfect for moment of wonder or awe. For me its a great start to some of the holiday weekends like Memorial Day. But a its been out of print for a while. 2010 really needs a reissue or even better an expanded release.

The 1984 CD has the same 9 tracks as the LP. It hits most of the high notes but even given David Shire's sometimes sparse scores, I would think there would be enough for an extended release.

How's everyone else feel about this?

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

I think we have nearly the whole thing already. If memory serves, the music that was left off was several repetitions of the "Earth" music in the opening scenes with Roy Schneider's family. Most of Shire's score wasn't even used, so although I would welcome a reissue, it would be more to improve the sound - which was rather pinched and thin - than to expand the music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   jigawatts   (Member)

I've always wanted and hoped for an expanded release of this score. I hope it happens someday.

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I've always wanted and hoped for an expanded release of this score. I hope it happens someday.

I've seen this film a number of times since the day it opened and it's pretty lightly scored.

What exactly is missing?


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

I see a Edgar Rothermich or Dominik Hauser release in future.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This is one of those scores that work wonderfully in the film, but is lacking as a stand alone listening experience. (IMHO)

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

You'll probably be surprised to hear ME (Mr. SciFi/Synth Guy) say that I think 2010's Synclavier based score sounds a bit dated and cliched to my ear nowadays. That said, I would buy any remaster/expansion for a few tracks. It always bugged me that the wrong Ligeti cue was used for the monolith scenes.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There's also Tony Banks recorded cues before they switched composers.

And while the movie may not have much, there's no telling until you get to the tapes and paper work, what amount may have actually been done for Shire's score.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Some of Banks' 2010 idea tracks appear on his album SEVEN.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2013 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

As far as I recall, it was just one track, and it's a new recording.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2013 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I've always wanted and hoped for an expanded release of this score. I hope it happens someday.

I've seen this film a number of times since the day it opened and it's pretty lightly scored.

What exactly is missing?


Ford A. Thaxton


More of a feeling than evidence. Perception. Not fact.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2013 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Hopes for an expansion without even knowing if there's anything to expand?

From memory, there are a few short "Earth" cues and the seque from Earth to Space is a lot softer. Not sure if that's due to an alternate mix or a whole different recording.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   cubdukat   (Member)

I would love to hear an expanded version of the soundtrack. Lesser soundtrack albums have gotten expanded versions.

From what I've noticed from watching the movie:

"Earth/Space" is actually two tracks;

The film version of "Reactivating Discovery" drops the Blaster Beam ending;

"Space Linkup" and "Earth Fallout" are separate tracks;

"Countdown" drops the DX/Synclavier brass for Synclavier cellos, and the final cue where Chandra is trapped between the Leonov and the Discovery seems to be a different take;

And, of course, "Nova" is expanded with Synclavier bells.

And maybe a re-released "2010" might convince Time Warner to give us a better Blu-Ray copy,,,

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   cubdukat   (Member)

I've always wanted and hoped for an expanded release of this score. I hope it happens someday.

I've seen this film a number of times since the day it opened and it's pretty lightly scored.

What exactly is missing?


Ford A. Thaxton


"Earth/Space" is actually two separate tracks;

the film version of "Reactivating Discovery" omits the Blaster Beam ending;

"Probe" doesn't appear in the movie at all;

"Space Linkup" and "Earth Fallout" are also separated, due to when they appear;

Bowman's entrance cue at the beginning of "Countdown" ("Visitation") is a separate cue and it appears to be an alternate take (a lot of the DX and/or Synclavier work is removed);

The first couple minutes of "Countdown" is completely different from the soundtrack version;

and, of course, "Nova" seems to have inherited the DX/Synclavier stuff that was taken out of "Visitation."

And. most importantly, Andy Summers' "2010" is nowhere to be heard!

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I missed the old CD and would buy a remastered/expanded version in a heartbeat.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

The soundtrack album reflects what David Shire wrote and recorded for the film.

HOWEVER

You might wish to read this interview with him that appeared in CINEMASCORE just after he had worked on the film

http://www.runmovies.eu/?p=1497

It will explain why their are major differences between the score in the film as it's heard on the soundtrack album.



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Shire has thoughts much as my reaction when I got the CD. I thought it was somewhat atmospheric and interesting, but not really a great score, not a terrific composition at all.

I think the legend of the score has grown because it is so hard to locate, rather high priced now. But really neither the film nor the score are very good.

There are some cool effects in there, and some good actors though.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   rob2004canada   (Member)

Thanks for the link Ford. Reading what is written at the end makes me want to hear the score as heard in the film and also anything else he recorded that was not used. I have always loved this score and would buy it in a heartbeat. Is it tremendous? Not at all. However, I feel like it was never really given the chance to shine....and deserves one.

 
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