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By chris8414
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Does anyone know or have an Ghostbusters 2 Original Score Album by Randy Edelman? Did they even release an original score for the second movie? I can't seem to find one. I have the original score from the first film, but am looking for one from the second. Thanks for the help.
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By Kingpin
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The copies that have circulated were rips from the DVD of the film, which is why you hear occasional sound effects during the music tracks. To-date, there's never been an official release of Randy Edelman's score, unlike Elmer Bernstein's.
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Sony and Columbia Pictures apparently lost the Master Tapes that contained Randy Edelman's GB II Score, which is why it still hasn't been officially released.
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The best bootleg edition that I have seen was titled "Ghostbusters II Expanded Motion Picture Soundtrack" "Songs by Various Artists" "Music by Randy Edelman" There is 45 Tracks total and it contains the score to every single scene in the movie, as well as every single song that was played in the movie. (In chronological order) It also contains the rest of the tracks from the official GB II OST Release, and it also includes 2 versions of the Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters Theme Song from the official GB I OST Release. (The Original Version, and the Instrumental Version.)
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Jason over at Ghostbusters News just today posted some great news!! Edelman’s score is getting an official release next year with the composer’s direct involvement!!

https://ghostbustersnews.com/2020/08/09 ... -released/

This is amazing! I hope it releases on February 14th. A fun reference to the movie and perfectly timed for the lead up to Afterlife on March 5th!
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I'm very excited to hear this. The score for this film suited the second film so yes while I like Elmer's better I do do really enjoy this score as well and it will be great to have a new album to go with perhaps an Afterlife score too
By GBfan77
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RichardLess wrote: August 23rd, 2020, 2:06 am Sorry if this has been asked but does anyone know if this is a re-recording of the music or the original recordings? Because...

I thought the original recordings went missing or were destroyed?
I'm not sure. I know the composer is involved so maybe this is a re-recording.
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By d_osborn
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I'm guessing the "lost/destroyed GB2 score masters" was just a big rumor. Segments of the GB2 score were used in the supplemental features from the 2014 Blu-ray release, so they've been kicking around Sony for at least that long.
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d_osborn wrote: August 23rd, 2020, 1:13 pm I'm guessing the "lost/destroyed GB2 score masters" was just a big rumor. Segments of the GB2 score were used in the supplemental features from the 2014 Blu-ray release, so they've been kicking around Sony for at least that long.
I hope that’s true. But they could easily rip the music from the film itself and isolate it from the dialogue and sound effects.

I could be wrong on this but I seem to remember Randy Edelman himself saying that the masters were lost or whatever happened.

Its a wonder how that even happens. I think Elmer Bernstein’s score to “The Black Cauldron” is also one of those “lost scores”. You’d think these major companies would be able to keep track of these things.
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By Kingpin
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RichardLess wrote: August 23rd, 2020, 2:54 pmBut they could easily rip the music from the film itself and isolate it from the dialogue and sound effects.
I don't know if it is always 'that easy' to isolate the audio effects and remove them from the music track... I get the impression on occasion the effects and music tracks can get merged together and become inseparable, that's why previous fan rips of the score from Ghostbusters II and other movies are marred with sound effects, and why the isolated scores on the Time Life Real Ghostbusters set aren't truly isolated.

It could be they've found an untarnished copy in the archives which they didn't locate the last time they looked, or they're recreating it from scratch (much easier to do with a computer/electronic-based score, which I believe Edelman's to be, compared to Elmer Bernstein's).
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d_osborn wrote: August 23rd, 2020, 5:03 pm Other than a few titles, I don't really pay attention to movie score releases. Are re-recordings common in score releases?
It happens but I don’t know how common they are. But I do know you have to be careful when purchasing film scores on places like ITunes. Most people want the original but often times a re recording from a lesser orchestra is available. This happened to me a few times when I downloaded some John Williams scores. Most compilation albums are re-recorded. So yes I would say it’s fairly common.

Sometimes companies do it to circumvent pricey royalties. Certain orchestras have it so that when a song or album is purchased or licensed to use in a film/TV Show, not only does the composer get royalties but so does the orchestra/performers. Think of it like when a TV show or movie uses a cover band for a popular song from the Rolling Stones or Beatles. It’s cheaper than licensing the actual song. Same principle here.
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By Kingpin
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d_osborn wrote: August 23rd, 2020, 5:03 pm Other than a few titles, I don't really pay attention to movie score releases. Are re-recordings common in score releases?
I've not encountered a direct example of a whole score being re-scored. :whatever: I know that for some reason some seem to go through a long editing process before they're released on CD.
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By Sav C
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Kingpin wrote: August 23rd, 2020, 3:09 pm
RichardLess wrote: August 23rd, 2020, 2:54 pmBut they could easily rip the music from the film itself and isolate it from the dialogue and sound effects.
I don't know if it is always 'that easy' to isolate the audio effects and remove them from the music track... I get the impression on occasion the effects and music tracks can get merged together and become inseparable, that's why previous fan rips of the score from Ghostbusters II and other movies are marred with sound effects, and why the isolated scores on the Time Life Real Ghostbusters set aren't truly isolated.
I'm not an audio engineer, but to the best of my knowledge they need a clean copy of the dialogue/sound effects if they are to be able to remove the dialogue from the merged master track.
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