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    The Bad Seed: Complete (1956) · Alex North

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    The Bad Seed: Complete (1956)
    Recording Sessions Restoration

    Composer: Alex North



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    Format: Mono ALAC (to preserve original bitrate)
    Bitrate: 192kbps
    Tracks: 20
    Duration: 1:02:56



    Advisory:

    For those unaware the source tracks are far from pristine. Not helping matters, the source could readily be a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, who knows how many generation tape copy which had been digitized and down-sampled from possibly an already lossy source. When it was originally edited and spliced is anyone's guess. That said, the vibrancy of the original recording still survives though, and with a little massaging (detailed below), still provides for a satisfying listen, that is if you're not allergic to archival recordings to begin with.

    Tech Notes:

    1. The 7 source tracks split and/or spliced into film sequence (significant disparity here).

    2. Fidelity is inconsistent and varies from track to track. Distortion is inherent to the source. It's lost data that can't be recovered, but the potholes have been smoothed somewhat to make for a less abrasive listening experience. To that end, only a shallow hi-pass filter was applied.

    3. Source mono image leaned right so shifted back to center.

    4. Introduce clean fade-in/outs, though they can't completely disguise for lost data resulting from original dodgy edits and splices.

    5. Mostly modest (sometimes more aggressive) multi-pass hiss reduction to address the worst of it (where possible). In many cases, even minor hiss reduction substantially affected overall fidelity.

    6. Noise scrubbing, click removal, drops repaired as best and where possible.

    7. Modest reverb, widening, plus a very, very teensy-weensy application of the exciter to enliven the hollow, tinny sounding mono (and, no, I need not be reminded that it's more or less a fool's errand trying to turn a lossy, low-bit sows's ear into a lossy, low-bit silk purse. But I tried anyway. What more was there left to lose?).

    8. Access to a lossless source and the more sophisticated audio repair software available today would probably do wonders.



    Track List:

    1. Opening Credits & The Stage is Set (1:31)
    2. Seeing Father Off/Sweet Aunt Monica/Enter Leroy† (4:09)
    3. Plotting Plots (1:07)
    4. Not Feeling Any Way At All (3:53)
    5. Bedtime Story (1:58)
    6. Ms. Fern and Mrs. Daigle Come to Visit (2:49)
    7. Chistine Finds the Medal and Confronts Rhoda (1:58)
    8. Old Mrs. Post Who Fell Down Some Stairs/It Can't Be True! (2:32)
    9. Leroy Calls Rhoda's Number (4:10)
    10 The Blood Left Behind (2:21)
    11. The Bad Seed (5:05)
    12. One Confession… (2:15)
    13. Two Confession… (2:55)
    14. Burnt Shoes/Matches/Something's Wrong (2:20)
    15. Burden of Truth (1:57)
    16. What Has She Done?/One Last Bedtime Story/Lullaby* (Film Version) (5:49)
    17. Everybody Likes Rhoda (1:38)
    18. By Stealth and by Storm/Sins of the Mother/Shocking Conclusion/End Cast (5:17)
    19. Extra: Unknown (Not Used in Film)** (3:50)
    20. Extra: What Has She Done?/One Last Bedtime Story/Lullaby (Original Version) (5:31)

    † Missing harp arpeggios; possibly overlayed or the film version is actually an alternate take
    * Tsunami Bootleg. Only source for film version (conducted by Ray Heindorf)
    ** Possible track 11 alternate



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    OOO!!! Nice!
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    yes please, i'd like a link, thank you

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    Link Received, Many Thanks My Friend.
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    id love a link .. thanks for your work on this

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    Thanks for the share. This should definitely be a step up from the Soundtrack Library bootleg I've had for years.

    Link, please!

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    link received it.
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    Would love to hear your restoration efforts...love this score....would much appreciate a link...thanking you in advance.

    By the way great work on your cover designs.

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    Link received, thanks!

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    I'd love a link, please. Thanks!
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    I would like a link , please.
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    Thank you for the link and your great work, Gururu!
    The sound is quite satisfying.
    However, I'm going to sue you!
    I used your password and 5 of my links were taken down by MEGA immediately.

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    Please, can you send me a link ? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petros View Post
    Thank you for the link and your great work, Gururu!
    The sound is quite satisfying.
    However, I'm going to sue you!
    I used your password and 5 of my links were taken down by MEGA immediately.

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    Thumbs up

    Thank you very much for this awesome surprise ! Would love to get a link to this great score.

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    May I have a link?

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