Dmitri Shostakovich ‎– The Battleship Potemkin (Original Soundtrack)

The Soundtrack Factory ‎– SFCD33547
CD, Album, Remastered


1 Main Title 0:23
2 Part One: The Men And The Maggots 9:31
3 The Soup 4:37
4 Part Two: Drama In The Harbour 9:01
5 Vakulinchuck Acts 6:38
6 The Death Of Vakulinchuck 3:19
7 Part Three: A Dead Man Calls For Justice 4:45
8 All For One And One For All: The Rebellion Begins 1:05
9 Part Four: The Odessa Staircase 5:10
10 A Happy Day In The City 4:30
11 Suddenly... The Czarist Soldiers 6:45
12 The Ship Guns Roared 0:37
13 Part Five: The Meetings With The Squadron 1:31
14 Squadron Sighted: Prepared For Action 7:42
15 Joint Us!... Brothers! 7:35

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Soundtrack to the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin (Броненосец Потёмкин) by Sergei Eisenstein.
Release falsely claims to contain the original 1925 by German composer Edmund Meisel, but instead contains a compilation of Shostakovich symphony fragments used for the 1975 50th anniversary of the film.

Comes with a sticker stating among other things: "20-Bit Digitally Remastered".

This edition prepared and edited by J.G. Calvados.

℗&© 2000 by Disconforme
D.L. AND 248-2000.

Made in Spain.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8436006495472
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8 436006 495472
  • Matrix / Runout: SFCD 33547 MPO IBERICA 22-11-00/02 2007402
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L034
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1322
  • Depósito Legal: AND 248-2000


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July 8, 2015

This is a strange release, and not in the positive sense. Physically it has been lavishly produced: a colorful outer sleeve, a sticker on the jewel case (that is apparently useless due to the slipcase) a relatively thick booklet detailing the film, the director and the "composer", Edmund Meisel. It even has a little essay by Eisenstein himself talking about his 1925 choice for Meisel.

The catch is, however, that this is not the 1925 Meisel score, but the compilation score of multiple Shostakovich symphony fragments. This score was, apparently, constructed for the 1975 anniversary of the film. So despite listening Edmund Meisel all over the place, they somehow managed to press the wrong score on the CD.
In addition to having the wrong score, it's quality is horrible. It makes me doubt wether the Shoshtakovich score is really from 1975, because it sounds as if it's from 1905. The sound is extremely thin and muffled, sounding like it's played through a grammaphone. Across many of the tracks there's a bunch of extremely annoying surface noises (pops mostly, not the vinyl kind though, "sounds like something's wrong with your equipment" pops.). The sticker states 20 bit remastered, but you'd be hard pressed to believe that.

In summary, the above points may be positives if you like Shoshtakovich more than Meisel and are a sucker for literally original soundtracks, as opposed to a re-recording that would be twenty times more pleasing ot the ear. If that doesn't apply to you, avoid.