3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Wide screen music,
This review is from: Cinerama Holiday (Original Soundtrack) (Audio CD)
As always with Sepia, very attractive artwork and design, an excellent 16 page booklet, containing some great posters and photos including that of the scoring stage at Oyster Bay. Fascinating background information on the discovery of the session tapes and their restoration.
27 tracks from the film sessions, followed by 15 from the album release.
The sound quality is quite good, mono, -slight stereo enhancement- very clear, no distortion or drop outs. At times there is a strange balance in the recorded sound, with some sections of the orchestra really ‘in your face’, while others seem miles away. Originally recorded in 7 track stereo, I have a feeling that some of the stems were missing when the recordings were transferred to tape years ago.
We are quite used to studio chat and slate calls, on supplementary extras, but in this case Sepia have decided to include these on all 27 tracks, start and finish. Personally I found it a bit annoying, perhaps that’s just me!
Following that is the album programme, good rich powerful sound, showcasing the huge orchestra.
Enjoyable score, low price point. Recommended.