West Side Story re-make

Anybody else catch the remake of West Side Story? Anybody else feel as appalled as I about the soul-killing overly-compressed vocal mix?  Instead of the soaring beauty of Bernstein’s brilliant songs, the vocals were flat, two-dimensional, bland.  I wanted to run from the theater, crank up my system and lose myself in the Stan Kenton version!

It will probably win a frickin’ Oscar.


We just saw it, my friend’s system not as revealing as ours, made me want to run off and see/hear the original movie/story/sound on our system.

my biggest disappointment with the sound was Maria’s ’operatic’ style of singing, seemed so unnatural.

I read that someone else did the singing for Natalie Wood.