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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2017 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

This blog offers up a terrific breakdown of the ET score, with several commentaries. Highly recommended

http://underscorepodcast.blogspot.com/

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2017 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2017 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Hi MV! Any chance of getting the track listing early? I understand if you can't.smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2017 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

I did a Google picture search and nothing comes up remotely similar to that image. Maybe it's rejected promo art never published before. Or it could be licensed fan art. They did that with the Dances With Wolves cover.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2017 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Of course I'm all over this - I love this score and I know Mike's work will be stellar as always. But here's a little suggestion - I don't know what it would entail (although I'm looking into it for at least one of our releases), but do an SACD hybrid of this. Can you imagine how good that would sound?

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Of course I'm all over this - I love this score and I know Mike's work will be stellar as always. But here's a little suggestion - I don't know what it would entail (although I'm looking into it for at least one of our releases), but do an SACD hybrid of this. Can you imagine how good that would sound?

The 2002 release did come out on SACD. but honestly I feel the blu ray 5.1 is far better experience if we want to go into multi-channel experience. Curious about your foray into SACD world, Bruce.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Here's another possibility. I admit this is remote, but imagine if they included the entire 2002, Williams-conducted premiere in which the orchestra played live to the film? wink

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

I did a Google picture search and nothing comes up remotely similar to that image. Maybe it's rejected promo art never published before. Or it could be licensed fan art. They did that with the Dances With Wolves cover.


Reminds me of the Intrada Secret Of NIMH "side B" cover, which was fan art that was apparently not cleared with the artist beforehand.



Story is chronicled towards the end of this thread:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=111333&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

The cover is a LLL original courtesy of Mr. Matessino and Mr. Titus.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   FilmJunkie2015   (Member)

I remain consistently impressed by Mr. Titus' work. Hands down, the best art director working in this soundtrack community.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   brightidea1138   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

I did a Google picture search and nothing comes up remotely similar to that image. Maybe it's rejected promo art never published before. Or it could be licensed fan art. They did that with the Dances With Wolves cover.


Hi there, I have a book that has that background image of the neighborhood. It's actually a matte painting that was done back before the movie came out. It looks like the Elliott art was added to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   brightidea1138   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

I did a Google picture search and nothing comes up remotely similar to that image. Maybe it's rejected promo art never published before. Or it could be licensed fan art. They did that with the Dances With Wolves cover.


Hi there, I have a book that has that background image of the neighborhood. It's actually a matte painting that was done back before the movie came out. It looks like the Elliott art was added to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   brightidea1138   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

I did a Google picture search and nothing comes up remotely similar to that image. Maybe it's rejected promo art never published before. Or it could be licensed fan art. They did that with the Dances With Wolves cover.


Hi there, I have a book that has that background image of the neighborhood. It's actually a matte painting that was done back before the movie came out. It looks like the Elliott art was added to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   brightidea1138   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

I did a Google picture search and nothing comes up remotely similar to that image. Maybe it's rejected promo art never published before. Or it could be licensed fan art. They did that with the Dances With Wolves cover.


Hi there, I have a book that has that background image of the neighborhood. It's actually a matte painting that was done back before the movie came out. It looks like the Elliott art was added to it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

The cover is a LLL original courtesy of Mr. Matessino and Mr. Titus.
Thanks, MV. You know, at first, I was waiting for the famous John Alving poster, with E.T.'s and Elliot's hands.

But then, I found this one great!

You can think about Elliot waiting for such an adventure -- before the film -- or you can think about E.T. coming back to visit Elliot, or Elliot whising upon a star for such a return. In all ways, it tells you the story you want.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

The cover is a LLL original courtesy of Mr. Matessino and Mr. Titus.


No question it looks fantastic, will the original art be included as well (like on the reverse side)?

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Where does this album art come from? It's beautiful.

I did a Google picture search and nothing comes up remotely similar to that image. Maybe it's rejected promo art never published before. Or it could be licensed fan art. They did that with the Dances With Wolves cover.

The cover is a LLL original courtesy of Mr. Matessino and Mr. Titus.

Hi there, I have a book that has that background image of the neighborhood. It's actually a matte painting that was done back before the movie came out. It looks like the Elliott art was added to it.



Appreciate the replies. The composite work done at LLL is fantastic. I was really impressed with the Home Alone cover art tutorial.


 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2017 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

Some comments posted by Brownie back in 2010 which may be of interest:

The incomparable Michael Matessino had this to say a while back:

First of all Williams' E.T. is a masterpiece in every way and one of my favorites. Basically I think that both the 1982 and 2002 releases are essential, but to the discerning listener or completist the definitive version needs to be created from the various available sources, some of which are now hard to come by. In my opinion some mistakes were made along the way with this one, making a bit more of a mess than CE3K.

I think that in 1996 it was an ill-considered idea to make the CD they did since the Laserdisc had an isolated music track on it. The CD was included with the LD and so just about all of the music on it was redundant, while in stores the new release resulted in the disappearance of the original 1982 album. This was bad because about half of the original album consisted of tracks specifically recorded for it (album concert versions of two tracks -- "Abandoned and Pursued" and "E.T.'s Halloween" -- and three straightforward presentations of themes -- "Over the Moon," "E.T. and Me" and "Flying," -- the latter a Grammy winner. The 1982 album itself was also a Grammy winner, so to make it suddenly unavailable made no sense.

What should have happened: remaster the 1982 album and add bonus tracks to it, including anything that was "alternate" or not used in the film. Sell that version in stores and also include it with the LD, on which all the rest of the music would be available via the iso-score. This way the iso-score isn't redundant, the original album is still available, and those who purchase the expensive LD get everything. But this isn't the way it was done.

In 2002, there was an opportunity to fix all of this by releasing a 2-CD set with both the original album and all the other material, but again it didn't happen. What did happen, however, was that some of the incorrect takes on the 1996 CD were replaced with the correct ones (for the tracks "Searching for E.T." and "End Credits"). Even though these had been available on the LD iso-score the 2002 CD offered much better quality. But there was a tradeoff in that the track "E.T. Is Alive" was inexplicably shortened from the full version that had been presented in 1996 and 1982 (on which it was called "E.T. Phone Home").

There are also two other oddities on the 1996 version that could have and should have been corrected in 2002, but weren't. The first is the music for the scene where E.T. dies ("E.T. Is Dying"). Williams's original (unused) version was presented on CD instead of the revised version used in the film, and to this day the only source for it is the LD iso-score (which was not carried over to DVD). The second is the music for the "ouch" section of the goodbye scene at the end of the film. Williams's original version is presented instead of the one including a "more emotional" insert that was incorporated both into the film and the 1982 album.

The complete score can fit on one CD, but it has to be created. And here's how...

From the LD iso-score, the following are needed:

• The Main Title - eerie swelling effect (easy enough to take from DVD)
• Elliott searching the corn field - again the eerie swelling effect
• John Wayne kiss - short segment starting with a riff on the "Quiet Man" theme.
• E.T. Is Dying - revised version heard in the film

And from the 1982 album you need "Adventure on Earth" because of the above-mentioned insert during the "ouch" moment of the finale. Problem is the 2002 CD has much-improved sound quality as compared to the 1982 release (or the LD iso-score) so if you have the capability of doing so it's better to use the 1982 album for just that insert, adding a bit of EQ to make a better match.

Then you need "E.T. Is Alive" from the 1996 album rather than the 2002.

So put this all together and you end up with a complete score fitting on one disc.

What's leftover are basically all alternates:

• the original 1982 album, specifically the five tracks recorded especially for it: "Abandoned and Pursued," "E.T.'s Halloween," "Flying," "E.T. and Me" and "Over the Moon";
• "Searching for E.T." and "End Credits" from the 1996 CD;
• "E.T. Is Dying" and "Goodbye" from either the 1996 or 2002 CD.

This would have made a nice 2nd CD in itself and if they had done this in 2002 there would also have been the opportunity (and the space) to add both Walter Murphy's disco version (which MCA Records owns) and the music Williams recorded for the "E.T. Adventure" ride.

So that's everything. It's all available but it takes some work to locate, sort out and put together the way, in my opinion, it should be.

Mike Mattesino

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2017 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

Of course I'm all over this - I love this score and I know Mike's work will be stellar as always. But here's a little suggestion - I don't know what it would entail (although I'm looking into it for at least one of our releases), but do an SACD hybrid of this. Can you imagine how good that would sound?

This would be amazing. Especially now, with the interest in HiRes audio surging, I'd definitely want some showcase titles like this available in DSD SACD. I only have a limited amount that I've been lucky to collect over the past 17 years. When Tower Records was winding down, I managed to get at dirt cheap prices the YO-YO-MA PLAYS ENNIO MORRICONE SACD.

Needless to say, I added a couple of DIANA KRALL SACD's to the collection as a guilty pleasure. smile

Very
MaxB

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2017 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Nothing wrong with Diana Krall sir, love her stuff.

Does the world really need another release of ET music?

 
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