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 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

I just want an AIRPORT: THE COMPLETE BLACK BOX COLLECTION. Pretty please smile

Which would be an orange box. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Filmscoremonty   (Member)

Airport is a recording done for LP and Airport '75 is the OST.

Hi Jonathan

Are you sure about this? I always thought both were re-recordings as the tracks on the Airport 1975 LP & CD sound quite different from the versions heard in the film. One major example is "Suspense, Approach and Landing" which has a low key ending in the film, while the Album version ends with a fortissimo coda. A re-recording would be in line with other MCA releases from the period such as "Earthquake" and "Jaws".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I've listened to the album of '75 and watched the film enough times to be almost 100% convinced that they are different recordings.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I just want an AIRPORT: THE COMPLETE BLACK BOX COLLECTION. Pretty please smile

Which would be an orange box. big grin


Haha of course! Add some purple in there and then it could match that wonderful color palette of '75 wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Airport is a recording done for LP and Airport '75 is the OST. I think that is the simple explanation why one sounds better than the other. That recording of Airport has always sounded really good.


I'm pretty sure Airport 75 was also a rerecording done specifically for album. Much like Jaws, Earthquake, and countless others of that era. Unfortunately I just think it suffers from that overall muddy sounding recording that was inherit on all those MCA recordings of the time. I,ve held off purchasing any of the subsequent CD reissues in the hope that Intrada will one day release the original tracks.

Oh I didn't see that Filmscoremonty post. Yeah, what he said. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

And I believe I have some AIRPORT music not on the original album. Probably others do, too...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Ifukube   (Member)

Yes, Airport '70 is a re-recording, so that explains why the CD sounds so great, but if the Airport '75 LP/CD is also a re-recording, than there must be an explanation why the Japan CD sounds the way it does...it's certainly not a stellar recording, that's for sure. I can only think that perhaps Universal Japan had access to lower generation master-tapes or perhaps it was originally recorded in the studio on 8-Track tape?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Can't wait for December!

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 9:57 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Can't wait for December!

That was last December, but never fear, they were recently re-reissued.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Ifukube   (Member)

And I believe I have some AIRPORT music not on the original album. Probably others do, too...

Not me. Your source? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

Sorry my bad, I didn't notice Airport 75 was an LP recording too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Ifukube   (Member)

Does anybody else on the forum own the original MCA AIRPORT '75 Japan CD and the new 2013 Japan reissue CD? Really curious to know if there are any audio differences? I doubt it, but you never know...

 
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