Julie Andrews ‎– Star! (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DTCS 5102 Julie Andrews Star! (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album)(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Fox Records DTCS 5102 US 1968 Sell This Version
GX 01-298 Julie Andrews La Estrella(LP, Album) Gamma (4) GX 01-298 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
F 54-5102ST, 54-5102ST Julie Andrews Star! (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album)(4-Trk, Album) 20th Century Fox Records, 20th Century Fox Records F 54-5102ST, 54-5102ST US 1968 Sell This Version
CFX ST 6604 Julie Andrews Star! (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album)(LP, Album) 20th Century Fox Records CFX ST 6604 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
DTCS 5102 Julie Andrews Star! (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album)(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Fox Records DTCS 5102 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
920.051 Julie Andrews Star!(LP, Album) 20th Century Fox Records 920.051 France 1968 Sell This Version
SWG-7114 Julie Andrews Star!(LP, Album) 20th Century Fox Records SWG-7114 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
SSL 10233 Julie Andrews Star!(LP, Album) Stateside SSL 10233 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SL-10233 Julie Andrews Star!(LP, Album, Mono) Stateside SL-10233 India 1968 Sell This Version
SL 10233 Julie Andrews Star!(LP, Album, Mono) Stateside SL 10233 UK 1968 Sell This Version
07822-11009-2 Julie Andrews Star!(CD, Album, RE, RM) 20th Century Fox Film Scores 07822-11009-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
(S)TL 932860 Julie Andrews Star!(LP, Album, Lam) 20th Century Fox (S)TL 932860 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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DexterMiller

DexterMiller

May 6, 2019
edited 3 months ago
referencing Star!, CD, Album, RE, RM, 07822-11009-2
The remastering done on this was a very amateurish effort (even though the original release was recorded with a deliberate, 1940s "lo-fi" quaint effect by-way-of the Fox sound engineers and never sounded as good as it deserved to).

Budget bureaucracy prevented (the late Fox and Warner's sndtrk. archivist) Nick Redman from renewing musicians' user fees to thus be able to bring the masters back into print....so, they cobbled this reissue together from half of a LP transfer and half of the consumer pre-recorded reel to reel tape left from 1968 (an old 20th employee -acting as an advisor on Redman's project- dug out from his garage!).

Funny thing is: the parts taken from THAT tape (which, back in the '60s, was the best audio format there was: reel to reel)...COME THROUGH THE CLEAREST I'VE EVER HEARD THESE SONGS; while, the tracks transferred from a needledrop: ARE SO NO-NOISED-TO-DEATH and loaded with bass eq that, the inconsistency in sound is drastic (the way they tried to hide the fact it was from two, different sources).

I wished they'd just used the entire 1968 Ampex store-bought reel to reel to do the whole thing...who cares if it may have had more background hiss(?).

DexterMiller

DexterMiller

May 6, 2019
referencing Star! (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Album), LP, Album, Gat, DTCS 5102
VIRTUALLY A JULIE ANDREWS "GREATEST HITS" ALBUM MADE IN HER PRIME!

Her rendition of the Gershwin Bros. standard "SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME" is: the most tender and soul-searching cover of that song...EVER!

The only thing which is frustrating about this soundtrack was how, apparently?, the Fox sound engineers purposely recorded it with a 1940s "lo-fi" affect; sacrificing any crystalline treble frequency response (which would've made it sound even more emotionally impactful upon listening).

This film, unfortunately, holds a notorious place in box-office history (losing $10-million...in 1968 money) but: that certainly DOES NOT reflect on the quality and artistic skill so expertly demonstrated here; by people from an era the entertainment industry will never approach the standards of again.