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 Post subject: About E.T.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:25 pm 
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An excellent score for sure, but I don't get why there is so much elation over a new presentation of a score that has had a well-mastered 75-minute album since 2002, along with CDs of the original album.

What would a new release of this score provide to get people all giddy?


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:50 am 
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I listened to the 2002 album last night (it's been a few years since the last time) and noticed a small "click" defect in a couple of key cues, so I suppose there is some room for improvement.

One thing I forgot about is just how great this recording sounds.


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:18 pm 
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Keep in mind, Mike Matessino is involved and La-La Land equates with top-drawer quality... so one can rest assured there will be reason to support this new presentation. I'm looking forward to it!
--Doug


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:37 pm 
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Douglass Fake wrote:
Keep in mind, Mike Matessino is involved and La-La Land equates with top-drawer quality... so one can rest assured there will be reason to support this new presentation. I'm looking forward to it!
--Doug

I hear that guy's pretty good. The 2002 album sounds so good that I'm not sure how much it could be improved upon, even with one of the soundtrack deities working on it. But the only thing that matters is whether people want this more "definitive" edition, and they surely do.

What would it take to coax a "definitive" Eiger Sanction out of Williams and the two Universals?


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
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It's amazing how so much work goes into producing the final product that we get to sit down and enjoy. And then it becomes all about the composer credited on the cover. Music composed by Gil Melle, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Jerry Fielding... And I thought my cassette transfers of LPs from a Marantz stereo system sounded good. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:37 am 
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I certainly want to add my chorus to the praise of Mike Matessino.

His work has always been amazing, and he's a name I look for when making a score purchase.


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:19 pm 
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T. Newman Fan wrote:
What would a new release of this score provide to get people all giddy?


I think it's the overall presentation. The fact that you're not only getting both the 1982 soundtrack album (which has been out of print for a while) and the complete score (as heard in the film), but also a few extra music cues, including unreleased tracks, that were not on the 2002 album. I'll certainly be buying it. :D

I agree with you that it'd be nice to see other John Williams scores from Universal like The Eiger Sanction and Earthquake released again. Earthquake could definitely use an expansion, but who knows if the masters are in good condition or if they've suffered the sad fate of Williams' Dracula (lost).

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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
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I wonder though, what the "remastering" will entail. I have the original MCA CD of E.T., with its wondrously full dynamic range, and I am wondering if this new reissue will be "brickwalled".


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
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Paul MacLean wrote:
I wonder though, what the "remastering" will entail. I have the original MCA CD of E.T., with its wondrously full dynamic range, and I am wondering if this new reissue will be "brickwalled".

That is often a concern. Many new releases use "remastered" as the primary selling point, though in some cases like E.T., one hopes that the mastering philosophy mimics the perfect original in the most faithful way possible. This is where Intrada and Kritzerland are always dependable.

Now, in the case of the new Hellraiser album, the remaster/remix is a massive revelation based on what I've heard so far.


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
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Paul MacLean wrote:
I wonder though, what the "remastering" will entail. I have the original MCA CD of E.T., with its wondrously full dynamic range, and I am wondering if this new reissue will be "brickwalled".


The remastered 1982 OST portion of the LLL CD has been released early, as a bonus CD included in a new 4K Blu Ray edition of the movie. It sounds great, its not brickwalled at all!


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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
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Now that I've listened to this expanded and complete soundtrack (which is wonderful), I have to add that it's great to finally have the proper "End Title" as featured in the film. Previous soundtracks featured the alternate, which is pretty close, but doesn't begin with just the solo piano.

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 Post subject: Re: About E.T.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:03 am 
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krankyboy wrote:
Now that I've listened to this expanded and complete soundtrack (which is wonderful), I have to add that it's great to finally have the proper "End Title" as featured in the film. Previous soundtracks featured the alternate, which is pretty close, but doesn't begin with just the solo piano.

Stop trying to justify your unnecessary, expensive purchase. Just kidding. Enjoy.


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