The Complete Score to "The Matrix" Coming on 2 Multichannel Hybrid SACD

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News just in from Varèse Sarabande and available from their store (US/Intl.) since today:

The Complete Edition Matrix soundtrack comes on two Hybrid SA-CDs (Super Audio CDs).
Limited to 1000 copies.
Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by DON DAVIS

Produced by DON DAVIS
Complete Edition Executive Producers: CARY E.MANSFIELD and CHAS FERRY
Mastered by CHAS FERRY
SACD Authoring: GUS SKINAS Super Audio Center

Few blockbusters can claim to be as influential as The Matrix (1999), written and directed by the Wachowskis. From its super high-concept that has wormed its way into the public’s imagination (what if we’re all just living in a computer simulation?), to Keanu Reeves’ iconic hero Neo, to the brilliant, jaw-dropping and story-based visual effects, The Matrix delivered on all fronts. Its three films grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide, and a fourth is on the way.

The Matrix demanded a score that was as unique, sophisticated and imaginative as its concept and action—and got one from composer Don Davis. Davis, who scored the Wachowskis’ Bound (1996), reinvented the symphonic language of the action blockbuster by drawing on cutting-edge concert-hall minimalism and his own background as an avant-garde composer, while maintaining the energy, pace and density required of a studio action film.

From the clashing-brass “reflections,” to the racing strings, pounding percussion and flittering, repeating musical “cells,” the Matrix score fits hand-in-glove with the film’s concept of a computer-controlled reality—and offers a unique musical thumbprint that is recognizable sometimes only from a single note or chord. It is the rare commercial triumph that is also an artistic landmark.

The Matrix was released by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film, and then in a Deluxe Edition that fit as much of the score as possible on one CD. By popular demand, this new 2-5.1 SA-CD set, (also available for Record Store Day as a 3LP set), presents the complete score. Liner notes feature a new interview with Don Davis conducted by Kaya Savas.
 

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News just in from Varèse Sarabande and available from their store (US/Intl.) since today:

The Complete Edition Matrix soundtrack comes on two Hybrid SA-CDs (Super Audio CDs).
Limited to 1000 copies.
Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by DON DAVIS

Produced by DON DAVIS
Complete Edition Executive Producers: CARY E.MANSFIELD and CHAS FERRY
Mastered by CHAS FERRY
SACD Authoring: GUS SKINAS Super Audio Center

Few blockbusters can claim to be as influential as The Matrix (1999), written and directed by the Wachowskis. From its super high-concept that has wormed its way into the public’s imagination (what if we’re all just living in a computer simulation?), to Keanu Reeves’ iconic hero Neo, to the brilliant, jaw-dropping and story-based visual effects, The Matrix delivered on all fronts. Its three films grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide, and a fourth is on the way.

The Matrix demanded a score that was as unique, sophisticated and imaginative as its concept and action—and got one from composer Don Davis. Davis, who scored the Wachowskis’ Bound (1996), reinvented the symphonic language of the action blockbuster by drawing on cutting-edge concert-hall minimalism and his own background as an avant-garde composer, while maintaining the energy, pace and density required of a studio action film.

From the clashing-brass “reflections,” to the racing strings, pounding percussion and flittering, repeating musical “cells,” the Matrix score fits hand-in-glove with the film’s concept of a computer-controlled reality—and offers a unique musical thumbprint that is recognizable sometimes only from a single note or chord. It is the rare commercial triumph that is also an artistic landmark.

The Matrix was released by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film, and then in a Deluxe Edition that fit as much of the score as possible on one CD. By popular demand, this new 2-5.1 SA-CD set, (also available for Record Store Day as a 3LP set), presents the complete score. Liner notes feature a new interview with Don Davis conducted by Kaya Savas.
Looks like it's -Limited to 1000 copies; so I punched it like a cowpoke on a rodeo calf 🤠

Thanks for the heads up @haikubass; does Varèse Sarabande have any other surround releases?
 

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News just in from Varèse Sarabande and available from their store (US/Intl.) since today:

The Complete Edition Matrix soundtrack comes on two Hybrid SA-CDs (Super Audio CDs).
Limited to 1000 copies.
Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by DON DAVIS

Produced by DON DAVIS
Complete Edition Executive Producers: CARY E.MANSFIELD and CHAS FERRY
Mastered by CHAS FERRY
SACD Authoring: GUS SKINAS Super Audio Center

Few blockbusters can claim to be as influential as The Matrix (1999), written and directed by the Wachowskis. From its super high-concept that has wormed its way into the public’s imagination (what if we’re all just living in a computer simulation?), to Keanu Reeves’ iconic hero Neo, to the brilliant, jaw-dropping and story-based visual effects, The Matrix delivered on all fronts. Its three films grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide, and a fourth is on the way.

The Matrix demanded a score that was as unique, sophisticated and imaginative as its concept and action—and got one from composer Don Davis. Davis, who scored the Wachowskis’ Bound (1996), reinvented the symphonic language of the action blockbuster by drawing on cutting-edge concert-hall minimalism and his own background as an avant-garde composer, while maintaining the energy, pace and density required of a studio action film.

From the clashing-brass “reflections,” to the racing strings, pounding percussion and flittering, repeating musical “cells,” the Matrix score fits hand-in-glove with the film’s concept of a computer-controlled reality—and offers a unique musical thumbprint that is recognizable sometimes only from a single note or chord. It is the rare commercial triumph that is also an artistic landmark.

The Matrix was released by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film, and then in a Deluxe Edition that fit as much of the score as possible on one CD. By popular demand, this new 2-5.1 SA-CD set, (also available for Record Store Day as a 3LP set), presents the complete score. Liner notes feature a new interview with Don Davis conducted by Kaya Savas.
Take my money!
 

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Beware my arse, tell me you’re not gonna order this? You guys are costing me wads of chew... spit uh toon... hope for the best, expect the worst :hi
One can purchase the complete Matrix Trilogy in Native UHD4K for 50 bucks, Pupster, with Dolby Atmos soundtracks [NOT that I'm equipped for ATMOS]

 

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One can purchase the complete Matrix Trilogy in Native UHD4K for 50 bucks, Pupster, with Dolby Atmos soundtracks [NOT that I'm equipped for ATMOS]

I have the set and can highly recommend it.
 

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Mastered by Chas Ferry
SACD Authoring: Gus Skinas - Super Audio Center

Limited to 1,000 copies

 

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One can purchase the complete Matrix Trilogy in Native UHD4K for 50 bucks, Pupster, with Dolby Atmos soundtracks [NOT that I'm equipped for ATMOS]

It is in Dolby Atmos, but it's not the soundtrack only. However, I've read (on Discogs no less) that there is a music only commentary with Don Davis. It is present on the DVD that I bought way before getting a Blu-Ray player.
 

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I can't wait to hear the magic of the up-conversion...

"The audio on the SA-CD layer has been upsampled from 48 thousand samples per second 24bit PCM audio to 2.8 million samples per second 1 bit DSD audio. When these disks are inserted into an SA-CD player or a Blu-Ray player that can play SA-CD’s, you will hear up-converted hi-resolution DSD audio in stereo or surround and realize the sonic enhancement that comes from the up-conversion."
 

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I checked the soundtrack only on my The Matrix DVD and it is Dolby Pro Logic. So it may be upmixed to 5.1 or it is a new mix from the original tapes.
 

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While I have some doubts about this (whether this is an actual 5.1 mix or something upmixed), ordered as I don't own this in any form.
 
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