Just received my La-La Land shipment today and I can't stop playing these scores. I have wanted these for a long time, even before starting to collect film soundtracks, so thanks for making it happen! Here's hoping for Fletch in the new year!
I just got home to find a package from La-La Land waiting for me! Can't wait to listen to them!!
I only have one complaint so far. Why is Axel Foley missing his teeth on the cover of the first movie?
LOL. I shall be receiving mine within a week I'm sure. I can't wait. I'm halfway certain I'll be off this Monday so that'll work out conveniently if it pops up then. I can spend the day relaxing and rocking out. My college semester just finished up so I have extra free time thank God.
I wonder if my UPS/USPS driver will deliver it to me like this:
My copy arrived today too (had to stick with only getting Part 1 though). Went straight to "Axel F" as it's my favorite track, and WOW! does this sound brand-new!! Eager to hear the whole thing.
But what is it with LLL (and Intrada also) having cheap cases? This one arrived busted too. About 2/3 of the little spokes holding the CD fell out when I removed the disc. I love the releases but I'm always holding my breath when I open them, wondering if this is another case I'll need to swap.
Listening to the Bhcop 2 score, you can see its a landmark synthesizer score and even today sounds crisp and non generic in comparison to any other at the time.
I'm intrigued to learn about the non preset DX7 sounds he created. Faltermeyer really came up with some unique bass and synth sounds i've never heard elsewhere, in particular the ominous action cues. He used multiple DX7's or racks to create some fantastic tones and textures in part 2 that you won't find with other composers at the time. I can tell you right now that programming a DX7 is a mathematical excercise in itself, so its incredible what sounds he got out from it!
I reckon he could come up with some great sounds today if he wanted to do so. These days Synths can do both organic and non organic sounds easily, such as the Zebra software that Hans Zimmer loves.
Let's hope Beverly Hills Cop 4 utilises the talent of the man!
Listening to BHC 2 right now. Awesome score - takes the best of the first (which is superb in itself) and builds it into something truly powerful. Well done LLL for fighting against whatever blockers have held these back for 30 years!
I couldn't help notice... the little symbols:
@ (approximate symbol) = contains Axel F ' (approximate symbol) = contains material not used in film
Aren't these the wrong way round? It's the tracks marked ' (of which there are many) which contain Axel F.
It's "toothgate" all over again! Does nobody check these things?