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 Posted:   Apr 25, 2024 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Indeed, I forgot SNEAKERS, BALTO, THE PAGEMASTER, ONCE UPON A FOREST, APOLLO 13 and SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES which are are all great.

But I guess there is no comparison with WOLFEN, STAR TREK II, KRULL, BRAINSTORM, GORKY PARK, STAR TREK III, 48 HOURS, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, COCOON, ALIENS, AN AMERICAN TAIL, ALAMO JOBE, THE JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN, PROJECT X....and UNCOMMON VALOR.


Some of the scores I listed earlier, Braveheart and Legend of the Fall just as an example, are indeed just as good or even better than the scores you've listed. Horner had no dip in quality during his career, except for the last few years when he became incredibly disillusioned with Hollywood film scoring and took on smaller more independent projects and classical works. Even then those scores were delightful and scores like WOLF TOTEM were every bit as good as his "classics"

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2024 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

I may have more thoughts later but I got my copy today.

1) I ordered this TUESDAY, it shipped WEDNESDAY, and is here FRIDAY. I live in the middle of the US. Quartet is in Europe. How in the world are the beating Intrada/LLL shipping speeds (which I think are pretty good already)?!

2) The sound quality startled me. Actually startled me. I never thought the Intrada sounded bad but geez. This mastering on this release is just living and breathing.

Still not my favorite Horner but a lot to love from the In Country tenderness (down to the shared theme), the Krull/Star Trek/Rocketeer licks toward the end, and instrumental experimentation throughout (I forgot how there's some Gorky Parkish licks in there). The dumb, doofy march in the first half is better left forgotten (a rare and serious blunder by Horner).

I may have more opinions later. But focus on that #2 point I made above. That's where the magic of this release is.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2024 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)


2) The sound quality startled me. Actually startled me. I never thought the Intrada sounded bad but geez. This mastering on this release is just living and breathing.


Chris Malone knows Eric Tomlinson better than anyone out there. Hopefully, when the Star Wars and Indiana Jones scores are expanded, Malone will handle all the Tomlinson recordings!

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2024 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   c8   (Member)


2) The sound quality startled me. Actually startled me. I never thought the Intrada sounded bad but geez. This mastering on this release is just living and breathing.


Chris Malone knows Eric Tomlinson better than anyone out there. Hopefully, when the Star Wars and Indiana Jones scores are expanded, Malone will handle all the Tomlinson recordings!

-Erik-


Forget those...let him go loose on Aliens. I'd like to hear that score with this degree of clarity.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2024 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Let's not forget that the Intrada release already sounded spectacular.
The level of detail in the exotic percussion and instrumentation and the way it was miked was a joy to behold when the CD was first released.
I might buy this edition further down the line, but it's way down the queue, since the Intrada release is already most excellent and there's plenty of other stuff to discover in the meantime.
I do love this score though.
I remember watching the film on video early 80s, to dub the music onto cassette.
That opening sequence, which segues half way through to Gene Hackman/the father remembering his young son running to him in the night during a storm and Horner breaks in with that War/Tragedy ALAMO JOBE melody is just heart-breaking. Absolutely spot-on film scoring.
I quite like the Prokofiev flavoured Training March, even if it is a bit awkward in the melody department.
And those ST/ROCKETEER cheers never get old.
It's just another example of terrific early years James Horner film writing.

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2024 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

My Quartet CD arrived today! I love 1983 Horner! (And 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985....Horner; you get the idea.)

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2024 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)


2) The sound quality startled me. Actually startled me. I never thought the Intrada sounded bad but geez. This mastering on this release is just living and breathing.


Chris Malone knows Eric Tomlinson better than anyone out there. Hopefully, when the Star Wars and Indiana Jones scores are expanded, Malone will handle all the Tomlinson recordings!

-Erik-


Chris Malone is one of a kind. For me, best and most valuable talent working on film music right now.

 
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