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 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Since I already own these soundtracks, there is comparatively little reason for me to re-buy them. The Blu-ray instead of the DVD-audio is the step to go these days I'd say, though I don't see how the sound quality should differ. It's just the more current format.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Missed these the first time...I feel like I probably will need to get them this time.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Since I already own these soundtracks, there is comparatively little reason for me to re-buy them. The Blu-ray instead of the DVD-audio is the step to go these days I'd say, though I don't see how the sound quality should differ. It's just the more current format.

At the very least, the lossless disc for ROTK will now feature art (previous release was a flipper - mine came loose in the mail and got scuffed up).

Also, I think it's fair to assume that there are many more households with Blu-ray players than DVD- Audio players, so at least a good number of people will be able to enjoy the lossless audio tracks on these fine releases.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

What's the status on a rubber nub? Too soon to tell?

Those were awful, weren't they?

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

What's the status on a rubber nub? Too soon to tell?

Those were awful, weren't they?


Yes they were and thank God I unloaded my DVD-A box sets last year when I did.

Also, colored LPs sound worse than black vinyls? I just heard this for the first time this week.
But damn that is one nice looking LP Box Set.
And I'd LOVE to do an listen test between BluRay and LP.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Also, colored LPs sound worse than black vinyls? .

That's what they say...but I can't tell a difference. If I have a choice between a cool color vinyl and a black vinyl, I always take the color vinyl.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

I wonder if they will be "remastered" in any way. There were a few oddities on the Complete Recordings that always bothered me. The first track on Two Towers had a brief section where the music gets all crunchy and distorted, but it's only for under a minute. Also, the solo vocal performances sound more distant when compared to the OSTs. Other than that they sound beautful.

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Oscarilbo   (Member)

I wonder if they will be "remastered" in any way. There were a few oddities on the Complete Recordings that always bothered me. The first track on Two Towers had a brief section where the music gets all crunchy and distorted, but it's only for under a minute. Also, the solo vocal performances sound more distant when compared to the OSTs. Other than that they sound beautful.

-Rick O.


second that... It has bother me about the solo vocal performances. Specially the fall of Gandalf in FOTR

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   Oscarilbo   (Member)

Would $80 be the final price ???? :O or just list price?

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)

Also, colored LPs sound worse than black vinyls? .

That's what they say...but I can't tell a difference. If I have a choice between a cool color vinyl and a black vinyl, I always take the color vinyl.


I dont' think that's true anymore. I believe the quality of the vinyl used in both cases is the same, versus decades ago when technology didn't exist to make the same quality of colored vinyl as regular, black vinyl. I may be wrong about this. But, pretty sure it's correct.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Oh, I forgot about stupid question, but...
I love LOTR films & music, but to my shame, I never own any peace of music from it (when I missed original CR, I decided to wait and not to buy even OSTs smile )

So, can anyone say me, do I need to buy original 1 disc editions too?
As I understand, this CR contain music, as it was used in movies.
But maybe original OST contains different takes, or tracks were edited, and that tracks are unique, so if I want to get all music, I also must buy them too?

I know that I also need to get the book (with rarities on CD). But what's about original OSTs? wink

Thanks

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

The OSTs do have some different versions of the music but it's negligible.

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Oh, I forgot about stupid question, but...
I love LOTR films & music, but to my shame, I never own any peace of music from it (when I missed original CR, I decided to wait and not to buy even OSTs smile )

So, can anyone say me, do I need to buy original 1 disc editions too?
As I understand, this CR contain music, as it was used in movies.
But maybe original OST contains different takes, or tracks were edited, and that tracks are unique, so if I want to get all music, I also must buy them too?

I know that I also need to get the book (with rarities on CD). But what's about original OSTs? wink

Thanks


Fellowship OST is a must - it includes a significant amount of different and wonderful music. I think the other two OSTs hew largely towards the film versions, although somebody can feel free to correct me.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)

Oh, I forgot about stupid question, but...
I love LOTR films & music, but to my shame, I never own any peace of music from it (when I missed original CR, I decided to wait and not to buy even OSTs smile )

So, can anyone say me, do I need to buy original 1 disc editions too?
As I understand, this CR contain music, as it was used in movies.
But maybe original OST contains different takes, or tracks were edited, and that tracks are unique, so if I want to get all music, I also must buy them too?

I know that I also need to get the book (with rarities on CD). But what's about original OSTs? wink

Thanks


Others will know more about than I do. But, i have the single discs and the CR sets. I much prefer the CR sets, because the sheer breadth of musical development and substantial music not on the single discs (which, at 70+ minutes each, are generous for a single disc).

I don't believe there is any music on the single discs not on the CR sets. Of course, the album edits on the single disc may be preferable to some. I just enjoy the longer, more developed quality of the CR sets. Plus, so much more great Shore music!

Lastly, I think the only thing not on the CR sets is the music under the fan credits on each of the extended editions of the films. These are nice, long suites. Again, others will know more. But, I don't believe there is music in those fan credit sequences not on the CR, just done in a different, suite like, fashion.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

There is lots of music on the original OST albums and Rarities Archive that is not in the CR sets.

Additionally, there is even more music heard in the films or recorded for the films but unused that ended up turning up in documentaries and other special features, that cannot be found on any release.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

Oh did not know.
Are the CR performances from the film or recorded for the albums. Or a mix of both.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   michael469   (Member)

Oh did not know.
Are the CR performances from the film or recorded for the albums. Or a mix of both.


I didn't know that either.

So why are the three boxed sets labelled as "the complete recordings"?

Just curious.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

It's the complete final score to each movie, as the composer preferred.

The extra stuff (OST tracks, rarities CD tracks, stuff heard on the DVDs, etc) is all alternate versions, early versions, etc.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2018 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


Oh did not know.
Are the CR performances from the film or recorded for the albums. Or a mix of both.


Nothing for LOTR was recorded specifically for album use that I'm aware of; Everything recorded was meant to be used in the film at the time it was recorded. It's just that as production went on, rewrites happened, alternate versions got recorded, etc. The CR largely presents the versions chosen for the final film, with the Rarities Archive and OSTs largely present the earlier versions that got replaced in the final film.

Of course LOTR was a unique case where after the theatrical cuts happened, PJ created the Extended Edition cuts, all of which had additional music written and recorded, some of which replaced all or portions of theatrical compositions. The CR sets include the EE compositions and inserts throughout, and you can find some of the earlier theatrical versions on the OST albums or Rarities Archive. Some theatrical versions still remain unreleased.

 
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