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 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

I'll lay money that it's BEN-HUR.

(Though I wouldn't go so far as to bet "a thousand talents...")


 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)




Yep, they are. It's been re-released on the Sony Classical label in the UK (£8.97 Amazon), it looks like it's still Rhino in the US ($13.94 Amazon). A fantastic deal.


No...they are not the same. The Rhino is the original recordings. The Sony are the 2 volumes released at the time of the movie's release. They are re-recordings and different in all aspects to the original. The questioner should get the Rhino. If the FSM release is indeed Ben-Hur I'm sure all will be included.


They ARE the same, with the same cover, only not in the long box. I don't know about America, but in the UK, Sony Classical re-released a lot (most) of the Rhino releases, & at a great price. For some reason they didn't re-release King Of Kings, which is why it goes for a lot of money now.


Sorry to cause even more confusion but the Sony Classical European release is available in a long box (same as Rhino) as well as a standard 2 disc jewell case. Don't ask me why!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)




Yep, they are. It's been re-released on the Sony Classical label in the UK (£8.97 Amazon), it looks like it's still Rhino in the US ($13.94 Amazon). A fantastic deal.

Sorry to cause even more confusion but the Sony Classical European release is available in a long box (same as Rhino) as well as a standard 2 disc jewell case. Don't ask me why!


Yeah, I noticed HMV Oxford Street (London) are still selling the long box, I thought it was old Rhino stock.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Well.... I was totally wrong about POTA, so I guess this IS Ben Him!big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

A five disc complete Lethal Weapon set? I just threw it in to be thrown out!

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Sorry to cause even more confusion but the Sony Classical European release is available in a long box (same as Rhino) as well as a standard 2 disc jewell case. Don't ask me why!

The confusion is also between



which is a 1991 Sony Special Products 2 CD set consisting of the two 1959 and 1960 MGM Records LP releases (with the Rome and Nuremberg recordings), and

or

which is the Sony Classical European release of the original soundtrack, originally on Rhino.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)




Yep, they are. It's been re-released on the Sony Classical label in the UK (£8.97 Amazon), it looks like it's still Rhino in the US ($13.94 Amazon). A fantastic deal.


No...they are not the same. The Rhino is the original recordings. The Sony are the 2 volumes released at the time of the movie's release. They are re-recordings and different in all aspects to the original. The questioner should get the Rhino. If the FSM release is indeed Ben-Hur I'm sure all will be included.


They ARE the same, with the same cover, only not in the long box. I don't know about America, but in the UK, Sony Classical re-released a lot (most) of the Rhino releases, & at a great price. For some reason they didn't re-release King Of Kings, which is why it goes for a lot of money now.


I think there is some confusion here due to the fact that Sony Music Special Products previously (in 1991) released a 2-disc set (A2K 47020) composed of most or all of the MGM LPs (re-recordings) which were released around the time of the film's release, adding in a few tracks from the OST. So this had the content of the "official" MGM soundtrack LP plus "More Music From Ben-Hur" and the few OST tracks. The Rhino 2-disc OST set had not yet been released, so at the time the Sony was the best there was on CD. I am not familiar with the more recent Sony set so I don't know what is on it. The first Sony (referenced above) is certainly long out of print.

(OOPS! George beat me to the punch.)

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

If it's Ben Hur 5 CD edition then I'll pass. The Rhino is just fine for me but a nice item for those who can't get enough of that score.

BEN-HUR is not just another score. It was the score (at the end of the golden age studio system) which defined all that a magnificent symphonic film score could bring to a motion picture that itself excelled in every artistic department (cinematography, sets, costumes, editing, sound, etc. -- and, may I add, with no CGI or synthesizers).

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

If it is Ben-Hur it's an immediate buy for me and the most exciting release for me personally in FSM history along with "Towering Inferno". Ever since FSM became the outlet for all Rozsa MGM material it just seemed to me that sooner or later they *had* to revisit the title since in light of the standards of releases like Kaper's "Mutiny On The Bounty", "Ben Hur" became a title worthy of the same kind of treatment. With every other Rozsa scrap but "Ben Hur" taken care of in the Treasury it would have seemed like unfinished business for FSM to not do this title as "the best for last" in the Rozsa MGM canon.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Good news about BEN HUR, but I guess we can forget about THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. At least from FSM.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

Ben-Hur is an absolute must buy for me. I know I don't need more reasons to thank FSM, but if it is Ben-Hur, thanks FSM

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

Ofcourse it's Ben hur, it's the only MGM Rozsa score that they didn't release yet

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

No more FSM box sets...! Thats for sure..!

No more box sets, yet we get a 5 disc release? So what constitutes a box set? 6 discs?
Regardless I'm all over this if its Ben Hur.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

No more FSM box sets...! Thats for sure..!

No more box sets, yet we get a 5 disc release? So what constitutes a box set? 6 discs?
Regardless I'm all over this if its Ben Hur.


Use of a box.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

No more FSM box sets...! Thats for sure..!

No more box sets, yet we get a 5 disc release? So what constitutes a box set? 6 discs?
Regardless I'm all over this if its Ben Hur.


Use of a box.


I was being sarcastic of course. But thanks for solving that mystery for me. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

The next two are almost ready to go to the plant...sorry it's taking so long!

Lukas


They'd better be the Star Trek: The Original Series Box and the Music of Traci Lords collection or I'm gonna riot!


Star Trek The Original Series Box would sell out in about 10 minutes. I doubt will come from FSM based on comments here but what a way to go out.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

So what constitutes a box set?

Use of a box.


LOL. That may the funniest thing that you've ever posted, Maleficio -- I can almost see your avatar break into a smile.

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   johndupree52   (Member)

Lukas said in the final releases there were no more box sets.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

Lukas said in the final releases there were no more box sets.

They are single CDs with a rubber band keeping them together.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So what constitutes a box set?

Use of a box.


LOL. That may the funniest thing that you've ever posted, Maleficio


Seriously? You need a personality to be funny. big grin

 
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