I know this has been brought up before, but why is the CSS Soundtrack of LADY AND THE TRAMP in mono, while the Platinum Edition DVD sound is derived from the original stereo stems? Couldn't they have used both for both releases?
I think (from another post on another forum) that the original soundtrack was either 3.0 (Left-Center-Right) or 4.0 (Left-Center-Right+Mono Surrounds). Either way, the new DVD features a 5.1 and a 3.0 of the original soundtrack - so the cd soundtrack go a mono downmix for its release.
Not a downmix - - The way I understand it, in sound transfer there was a mono mus/efx master used for theatrical reissues - - and a Stereo music only master from the original release was rediscovered in recent years by the restoration program.
The Stereo master was used to remix the video tracks on all releases - - but the CD simply used the wrong material. They used the mono tracks instead of the Stereo. Why is unclear - - I assume lack of communication between departments.
So when they re-released the DVD why didn't they re-release the cd (with stereophonic sound ) similar to the re-releases of Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella ( the first and later still in mono ) ? Merlin I know you don't know the answer, but again, is L&tT not as popular, does it not have popular songs similar to the previous releases? I know the general public isn't going to go crazy to find out that there is a new stereo release of the title, but if previous DVD/CD titles were released why not the same for L&tT? (Scratching Head?)