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The Empire Strikes Back IMPERIAL "AUDIOPHILE" EDITION - Restored & Remastered Score - J. Williams & LSO (Released) — Page 10

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yes, there're still active links for direct download. I just wrote you a PM otaxe!

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@jacksbrain

Thank You

My home cinema is playing it right now. woohoo love it

 

 

 

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Ah good to see jack is still alive

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

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This is awesome stuff. Thanks very much for making it available to us.

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Oops, forgot to say, I've listened to this many times. When I say awesome, I mean it. It's spectacular!

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This sounds like it was a challenging endeavor. I'd love to hear how it turned out. May I have a link? Thanks!

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Wow, if I had known something like this existed years ago, I would have been here in a flash! What a pleasant surprise to see someone took the time to do this amazing work. May I have a link please?

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As I big time fan of the SW soundtracks, it's really quite exciting to see them being remastered in painstakingly beautiful detail. It's work like this and Adywan's Revisited Project that is really ground-shaking stuff, and deserves more attention and respect.

Like others, I'm regrettably late to this party. If somebody would be kind enough to PM me with the links to the IAE, I'd be very grateful. Thanks in advance, and keep up the good work guys, you're AWESOME!

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I've been spending a lot of time reading thread and posts, and man, it is easy to get mixed up in all the information here! Who made what soundtrack restoration... which film was it... which edition was it... which sources... crazy! I saw somewhere, someone had the idea of a preservation wiki. Man, that would be nice. All in formation in one place. I hope that gets off the ground some day. I've got like eight tabs open at the moment, cross referencing different threads...

A few n00b questions, if anyone is kind enough to answer them. 

1. How many versions of the ESB IAE have been made by ABC, and is this 2012 one the latest and greatest? I'm not a super educated "audiophile", but I am a super fan of the music. From what I can tell, on a scale of 1 to The Second Coming of Jeebus, this is a 9.9. Audiophiles, would you say that is true?

2. What's the deal with the OT remastered soundtracks by ABC and 7FN? How many editions of that one, and (with respect to other fan restorations) are those the gold standard for Star Wars and ROTJ?

3. Are there IAEs in the works for any other films, PT or OT? 

4. Sort of a different topic, but I saw between posts here and there a bit of hate directed towards the TPM UE. Why is this? It's given me a lot of happiness over the years, but like I said before, I'm not the most educated audiophile, so maybe I missed something.  

5. What's the ESB DVD that ABC made? The entire score set to, what, the entire film? In 5.1? That would be craziness. 

6. And a super n00b question, but can someone explain the difference between cues, film edits, and concert suites? And of those three, what is an RSO generally comprised of?

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robfett said:

I've been spending a lot of time reading thread and posts, and man, it is easy to get mixed up in all the information here! Who made what soundtrack restoration... which film was it... which edition was it... which sources... crazy! I saw somewhere, someone had the idea of a preservation wiki. Man, that would be nice. All in formation in one place. I hope that gets off the ground some day. I've got like eight tabs open at the moment, cross referencing different threads...

A few n00b questions, if anyone is kind enough to answer them. 

1. How many versions of the ESB IAE have been made by ABC, and is this 2012 one the latest and greatest? I'm not a super educated "audiophile", but I am a super fan of the music. From what I can tell, on a scale of 1 to The Second Coming of Jeebus, this is a 9.9. Audiophiles, would you say that is true?

2. What's the deal with the OT remastered soundtracks by ABC and 7FN? How many editions of that one, and (with respect to other fan restorations) are those the gold standard for Star Wars and ROTJ?

3. Are there IAEs in the works for any other films, PT or OT? 

4. Sort of a different topic, but I saw between posts here and there a bit of hate directed towards the TPM UE. Why is this? It's given me a lot of happiness over the years, but like I said before, I'm not the most educated audiophile, so maybe I missed something.  

5. What's the ESB DVD that ABC made? The entire score set to, what, the entire film? In 5.1? That would be craziness. 

6. And a super n00b question, but can someone explain the difference between cues, film edits, and concert suites? And of those three, what is an RSO generally comprised of?

PMs sent!

robfett, I just can try to answer a few of your questions. As you I was also late to the party and now I'm just passing the torch to the new ones. But:

1. My memory uses to be a complete mess but I think ABC worked on an Imperial Edition (IE), and the he made the IAE, which was revised not long ago with this IAE 2012's update. Not sure if there was a Salvage Edition also previous to everything. Not an audiophile ear neither :-(

2. As far as my memory goes, there were Salvage Editions for ANH and ROTJ, and also a good transfer of ESB LPs that has been recently updated and improved by 7FN. Comparison with other editions... I couldn't say.

3. Not to my knowledge

4/5/6 I don't know what TPM UE means but I'm sure you would find more info regarding that at the booklets (included in the link I just send you). Hope that helps to clarify your questions.

Have a nice day!

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I just read some interesting answers to a similar question at the ffshrine:

Set 3 uses quite the same material than the two other sets. Its interest though is to bring alltogether 1) all the original album mixes "remastered" from the old original CD, and 2) All the new remixes, *ie* sessions (Anthology) improved with LP for both missing orchestration (like percussions and flutes that sounded too far, almost unexistant on the sessions) and higher sound range that reach the original album's one. It's not just a simple edit btw, as it seems a lot of people often believe because they're too busy to read or to listen, but a total remixing thanks to tremendous sources synchronization job and pitch correction, all checked on both the session and film mixes (Belbucus version, if that means anything around here).

The Anthology session mixes lack range a bit, and are a bit more shiny sound-wise. So the 3rd set offers even more consistance than the 2 other ones, even though they do it rather well... Wich is pretty cool alternative if you don't always play in a stroke the two CDs of a complete score.

But the original LPs are heavily edited and the 3rd set here gives the complete cues, with two exceptions due to the length of a CD - or the unavailability of a 1980 album version for those edited out parts... ?... Pick one. So, here's the big difference anyway: it's called "The Original Album Reconstructed and Completed" because it uses and contains all the original album material, in a way or another. It doesn't reproduces John Williams's album arrangement.

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Thanks for the PM and the answers, bro! 

 

I don't really want to ask this question, but I have to: Are we using any other sites besides MediaFire? Like PackUpload?

Reason I ask is because I live in China and the government's firewall seems to block some sites, and not others. There's really no reason or rhyme to it. So I can't access MediaFire, but I can access PackUpload and some others.

I really hope so, because I'd love to listen to this mix! And I'm sure there are other fans in China who would also like to have access. :)

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right now I only have it uploaded at MF, sorry. It was uploaded also at other site but it was deleted at some point.

I believe bilditup1 seeds it on myspleen so maybe that could work for u? not sure though

good luck!

 

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robfett said:

4. Sort of a different topic, but I saw between posts here and there a bit of hate directed towards the TPM UE. Why is this? It's given me a lot of happiness over the years, but like I said before, I'm not the most educated audiophile, so maybe I missed something.  

It has great sound quality, but alot of great music was left off, replaced with music from other parts of the film.

John Williams score to Return of the Jedi Remastered/Remixed:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/JOHN-WILLIAMS-Star-Wars-Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi-Remastered-Edition/topic/14606/page/1/

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Oh boy, how can I have missed this? I loved ABC's previous work. Are you still passing links around? Pretty please?

Sorry, I've been out and around other parts of the internet for quite a while. But a recent broadcast of the whole series on TV made me remember this place. Unfortunately t'was the blu-ray versions it seems. (No! Noooo! >:E)

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I would also like a link, please!

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

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My god!

The clarity! The depth!

They should have sent a poet.

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I recently made a trip to Honk Kong, where there is no internet censorship, and I was able to finally download the whole thing. Fantastic work! Love, love, love this. :)

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As I love orchestral movie soundtracks in general, and ESB in particular, would really like to have a link to this. Thank you!

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Yeah, it's amazing. Absolutely so.

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

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newfontherock said:

As I love orchestral movie soundtracks in general, and ESB in particular, would really like to have a link to this. Thank you!

I'm joining the queue, as well! =)

Has anybody got a link to this edit? I've been fond of the ESB score (and Star Wars ones, in general) since I was a child, so all these comments you post make it seem a dream coming true...!

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Can I join the queue please? Long time fan of ESB!