SH Spotlight How the Warner Bros. Sound Dept. recorded the score for "THE MUSIC MAN" in multi-channel in 1961..

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  1. Steve Hoffman

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    The usual seven of us are enjoying it, that's for sure..
     
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  2. Playloud

    Playloud Nobody’s Hero

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    Nothing to add, but really enjoying the thread! So many classic lines that go right over folks heads by now I would think. Robert Preston totally embodied the role. Also fun fact, Meredith Willson was a member of The John Philip Sousa band in early life as a flute player.
     
  3. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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    Lots of fun pics inside this set from 1959.
     
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  4. ChickenringNYC

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    Curious, for the unreleased stuff that you've kept for your own enjoyment, are they CDs? Tapes? Reels? Vinyl tests? What do you have for Music Man and Gypsy?
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

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    CD-R made from DAT and lacquers made from composite original.
     
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  6. Steve Hoffman

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    Bumped by request.
     
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  7. lp_zep

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    And many more silent readers, that's for sure.
    I had no idea that 11-track magnetic recordings took place in 1961. Love hearing about that stuff. Never thought they would sync up multiple sound recorders.
     
  8. Steve Hoffman

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    The sprocket holes made it easier to sync, but still, what a pain!

    Thanks for commenting on the thread.
     
  9. Steve Hoffman

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    I was asked again if anything survives of the music score of THE MUSIC MAN on 35mm magnetic film. No.

    As I wrote earlier in this thread:

    The 35mm three-channel mag for AUNTIE MAME was erased and reused for THE MUSIC MAN, then erased and used for GYPSY then erased and used for MY FAIR LADY..

    And then it just fell apart..
     
  10. Urban Spaceman

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    Fantastic thread! Thank you for bumping and posting all these excellent stories. Makes me want to see this great film again. If it were only possible to hear the surround stereo mix with it!
     
  11. Steve Hoffman

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    You're welcome.

    I'm pretty sure the current digital release has the surround effect intact. Someone here would know for sure.
     
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  12. Urban Spaceman

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    Just watched it streaming and sure enough - great stereo soundtrack! A total pleasure to see and hear. Even the wife liked it!
     
  13. Steve Hoffman

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    I’ll have to try mine. For obvious reasons I’ve been avoiding it.
     
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