WARNING! For those planning to order the Crescendo BATTLE BEYOND THE
STARS/HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP CD, the back insert reads: "This CD was
produced from the best available analog AND VINYL masters and
therefore certain limitations from these sources may be evident"
(emphasis mine). BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS is simply ... from the old
1980 Rhino LP. Therefore, pops and snaps are evident, which is exactly
what many people try to avoid by purchasing CDs! The Rhino LP actually
had very powerful dynamics, which sound stifled on the CD. HUMANOIDS
FROM THE DEEP is not taken from an LP, and the sound quality is only
slightly inferior to the Cerberus LP in 1980. The music
for both of these scores is wonderful, so I would recommend looking for the original LPs.