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Jesus Christ Superstar audio mixes

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Stephen PI, Nov 15, 2018.

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  1. Stephen PI

    Stephen PI Supporting Actor

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    I was working on this film at Pinewood Studios in 1972/3 during post production.
    This film had two stereo mixes. Both were 4-track stereo format (LCRS). Gordon K. McCallum, Theater Two's resident mixer (where all Pinewood's stereo mixes were created) was on vacation. Keith Grant, a well-known British popular music mixer stood in for him. When McCallum returned he reviewed the mix done on his stage and was dissatisfied. He completely re-mixed the film. Presumably both mixes were returned to Universal.
    The home video version is a two-track mix-down of which mix I have no idea.
    I contacted Universal about this and, up to several months ago, they could not trace any 4-track stereo material in their inventory. Hopefully if they are found, they will both be properly identified and that the McCallum mix, which I recall preferring, will be presented sometime in the future in its proper discrete format.
     
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    My Brother ran this in 70mm at the Plaza in London and remembers the 6- track mag was really great.
     
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