Since arriving here some years ago people have been constantly begging me for a Deluxe Edition of the 1996 Goldsmith-score 'Chain Reaction'
and my answer always was that it´s impossible to improve the shitty sounding bootleg that´s out there. While this is still true, a few days ago I decided (against my better judgement) to produce an expanded version of 'Chain Reaction'. Maybe this release will prompt Varèse to release a Deluxe Edition (with hopefully improved sound) themselves; judging from the number of times I´ve been asked for it, it should sell very well.
You all know that the bootleg sounds like crap. Surprise, surprise, my version still sounds like crap
, as I´ve said many times before I´m unable to remove the readily audible, abrasive defects of the additional tracks. Brass is still shrill, flutes are ringing like hell, the overall sound of several tracks is so awfully 'digital'
that it makes my ears bleed. Still, I WAS able to tone the defects down quite a bit. Some people might enjoy them now (I do not however). The bootleg contained all the OST-tracks, 85 % of the rest had this horrible sounding digital personality, the final 15 % were sounding well but different from the OST tracks. As usual, I tried to move the different sonics closer together, if I was successful or not... well, you be the judge of it. I changed the overall sound signature into something more bassy, colourful that´s less brittle. I like it but some might disagree.
Please take note that my Deluxe Edition is not complete; I simply couldn´t include all of the horrible sounding stuff. Things left off are the music for the museum chase, the evacuation and other small pieces. My decision not to include those tracks was helped by their - what I felt to be - musical unimportance; the museum music is just a rehash of the bridge music, the evacuation music is very similar to the track 'System Down'.
Musically this score is interesting. When it came out all those years ago it was my favourite score by Jerry Goldsmith for quite some time. The additional tracks however turn this score into an uncoherent mess... Jerry Goldsmith was known for composing stylistically extremely fleshed out and consistent scores. 'Chain Reaction' however changes styles several times, for example when introducing yet another synth, instrument, convoluted or synkopated rhythm late in the process, something that hasn´t been featured before. I wonder if Jerry had fun while scoring it...
My cover for 'Chain Reaction' is a dirty five-minute-job. Nothing spectacular, even ugly on occasion. I´m afraid, I wasn´t very inspired when creating it, a situation not improved by the fact that there are only a few high resolution pictures online. At least I hope it does its job of saying who the composer is, how the movie the music was written for is pronounced, blablabla.
Anyway, have fun!
P.S.: Everyone who asks (via PM) will get a link for this. For the time being, I´ve decided to fuck my aversion against leechers.
AND NOW A WARNING:
1. Links & password only via private message
2. Do not ask for links in the thread, I will ignore those questions.
3. Once the links expire, I won´t upload it again, someone else has to do that (maybe by creating mirrors?)
4. Mp3's: I won´t provide them either
1. Meet Eddie 4:35
2. Open Minds 2:47
3. Hydrogen Explosion 3:26*
4. Suspicions 4:59*
5. The Bridge 4:47*
6. The Observatory 4:42*
7. Ice Chase 5:50
8. Assassins 5:16
9. Meeting Shannon 2:10
10. Access 3:28
11. No Solution 2:24
12. Out of Control 2:21
13. System Down 2:28
14. Open Door 3:13
15. Out Of The Hole 3:31
* severe audible defects