Maybe someone has already done this, but would it be possible to create some form of a list to "weed out" the excess/repeat tracks from each of the CDs? You have some great stuff here, but I'm sure most of the music is repeated from disc to disc (with a few original pieces here and there)...
Great idea! Although some of the fan-made BR releases are undoubtely very well done, their increasing number may sometimes be a cause of headache to those who (like me) are primarily looking for the unreleased or alternate music that isn't on the official soundtrack albums by Vangelis.
I have been doing such a listing for my own use, and I think you're right, my conclusion is that many releases seem to use the same material again and again.
As far as I could notice, the main sources of original, sound-fx free unreleased material always seem to be the same ones:
- The old 10-track 1982 tape release (which generated the Off-World and Gongo bootlegs)
- The BR Outtakes suite
- The 2019 Edition (although the "new" tracks sound like they have been ripped from the 5.1 audio of the movie, while the others simply come from the above mentioned Outtakes or the official releases)
All the other tracks come from the various releases of the movie on VHS and DVD, plus of course the soundtrack albums - apart from a couple of tracks of unknown origin.
What is sometimes a bit confusing with some private releases is that, sometimes, the music has been wrongly assembled to create artificially extended pieces, then copied from released to release, eventually being almost considered as real and original. One example is the delicate prologue to the Love Theme (or to the alternate Love Theme on the workprint version): Vangelis played two versions of it (or at least, to different mixes of it do exist): one with the Rhodes electric piano, one without. Unfortunately, some private releases have segued the two versions together in order to extend the track, and it now seems like this wrongly assembled version is getting commonly accepted.
This is why I am very interested to hear your finished work, Focuspuller, as I hope all these small things will have been sorted out and fixed.