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Spartacus (1960 Film)
Alex North
Spartacus (1960 Film)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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All Artists: Alex North
Title: Spartacus (1960 Film)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 10/7/1960
Re-Release Date: 5/14/1991
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811025625

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Awesome Score, Terrible Mastering
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Too bad there's no score isolation on the Spartacus DVD because the mastering of the CD sountrack is absolutely terrible. Hiss abounds everywhere, instruments are blurred together--there's absolutely no separation. In a nutshell, this CD hardly sounds better than the LP, which is a shame, since it's one of the greatest scores ever. Fans of the score should know that the Criterion laserdisc of Spartacus featured various tracks which did not make it to the film. They were all absolutely beautiful. So just know that not only does Spartacus receive a painfully bad mastering, but also that there are quite a few unheard tracks rotting away in some studio vault, heard only by a few who bought the brilliant Criterion Collection LD set."
Where's the rest?
D. A Wend | 05/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A previous reviewer states that the absence of the complete score on cd is the 'biggest whole in the catalog'. It's worse than that - it's a travesty. We have Cleopatra on two discs, Ben Hur on 2, King of Kings on 2 - the list goes on. Where's Spartacus? The bootlegs have the unpublished cues - in STEREO - so they're out there - waiting. We're waiting . . . . to BUY it."
Highly inspirational and moving.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very rarely in life does a work of art effect you profoundly for ever. So has this soundtrack effected me from the first time I heard it in 1960 when I was just 13. To truly appreciate it and be moved by it, you need to see the movie because Alex North's inspiring score was trying to enhance the themes of love and commradery and loyalty and other noble qualities of life. The music stands well on it's own but if one wishes to elevate his emotional responses to the above mentioned concepts, I suggest he see the movie along with listening to the soundtrack. Mr North has truly given us a gift for now and all ages to come. If you have a similar appreciation for this music, I would enjoy hearing from you."