Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Seagoat
, Mar 21, 2018.
Awful isn't it?
Always have to make my own from past releases:
I don't think those look any better, personally.
It's tough to get things that don't look like mediocre fan art.
Well then you'd have to take that up with Drew Struzan!
I don't know who came up with the title font for the SE's but I always liked it.
Of course anyone can patch in their own preferred logos.
I'd prefer some kind of art to just the titles and the movie poster art is quite good I think.
Yeah it's not Drew's work that is the issue. It's the graphic design, the quality of the logos, how everything is fitted in... Drew is a master.
Yeah. There's no questions about the art. The whole package it's used in just isn't inspiring enough, for me.
There's the problem of using a scene from ESB in the ROTJ design as well.
So any new info on these? They release this Friday (I have TPM preordered, will order the rest spread out throughout the rest of the year), and there’s no track lists or anything.
They’re just the original album releases but reconstructed from new masters they found or something. There’s a thread on John Williams Fan Network with some info about it.
I'll buy them but I wish they really went for it with the design, packaging and info. My 97 Double jewel CD case of TESB soundtrack is one of my treasured possessions. That's the kind of dedication JW's music deserves.
hmmm. This seems legit. Though obviously youtube uploads won't be quite as good as the real deal.
after a quick runthrough of the tracks, wow there is a lot to notice. My favorite bit so far is this bit of Coruscant Chase, including that elusive electric guitar. Augie's Municipal Band sounds different as well.
and omg yes they included the extended RoTS intro with war drums
sorry for the double post, but, um...UMMM
Hmm, odd that they've re-added the war drums, but kept all of the other soundtrack alterations, like moving straight to the elevator scene, skipping Get 'Em R2, or the way the Boys Into Battle section starts without the slow drums section.
Makes this release feel like a kind-of pointless tiny step forwards.
Someone correct me if Im wrong, but this seems to be the first Star Wars soundtrack release where the amount of PT content is balanced with the amount of OT content. For that reason alone I will probably buy this. But I have also heard that this release contains Lepti Nak and Yub Yub, and I dont understand why they would do that.
I would say that is wrong. There are not full complete releases for the PT films.
What’s wrong with that?
One good thing about this is the PT albums have more reverb to the sound quality, an improvement over the previous master tapes from the Sony releases. And I'm happy that the war drums have been added in ROTS, something I was a bit disappointed in when I bought the CD back in 2005.
But what I mean is that in this release the PT and OT content is pretty much almost equal (each PT movie and OT movie only has one disc), where as in previous releases the OT content was double, because they were using the same 1997 SE release which were two discs for each movie. And as you say the PT movies never got a complete two disc release (except for TPM Ultimate Edition and that was not included in future releases of the PT discs). The OT discs in this release are apparently essentially the same structure as they were when they were originally released (which I think explains the inclusion of Lepti Nek and Yub Yub) . It just always used to annoy me that subsequent releases of the Star Wars soundtracks had double the amount of OT material as the PT material. And that should annoy any prequel fan.
Because I categorically prefer the SE to the originals, and even if you prefer the originals, what is the point of having them on the soundtrack if they are not available on video?
They're good songs that are fun to listen to
This. And think of them like deleted scenes or extras like in the DVD/Blu-Ray releases.
I loathe Yub Nub and haven't listened to it since Victory Celebration came around in 1997.
Wasn't going to get these but today I stopped in the local HMV store (CDs/DVDs). The chain is in administration here in the UK and they've got lots of stuff on sale. I found all 6 of these - 2 for £10. So i got the lot for £30 - which is about half price.
That's crazy! Still waiting for new expanded scores for all the films... kinda wonder if they will wait now until after Episode IX...
I actually find them extremely distracting and prefer hearing the score as it was originally recorded. The war drums are so aggressive and completely ruin Anakin's Dark Deeds for me, an otherwise flawless track.
But the War Drums presumably are from the original recording, and were just edited off of the OST.
The War Drums versions of both the opening cue and Dark Deeds are present in the film too, it's the album versions that are the extraneous ones.