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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

Here's a link for those interested:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/orchestral-score-from-baz/id687397475

I adored the score as heard in the film, and the samples only reinforce that feeling. I'm just reluctant to pull the trigger, as I'm not sure if it'll eventually get an album release, either through Interscope Records or a specialty film score label...

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Michael Condon   (Member)

Cool! I really liked the underscore and am glad the music is finally available!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Thanks!! I would never have known about this, and I'm an Armstrong completist.

Also on Amazon for those who don't like iTunes:



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EHQTIBU/ref=sr_1_album_5_rd?ie=UTF8&child=B00EHQTWG6&qid=1376428633&sr=1-5

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

What happened to $9 dollar albums? It's digital. No printing or paper costs, no plastic cases. Once they got ppl into digital downloads the prices seem to go up. Hmmm...

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

What happened to $9 dollar albums? It's digital. No printing or paper costs, no plastic cases. Once they got ppl into digital downloads the prices seem to go up. Hmmm...

The paper, plastic and ink are some of the least expensive parts of the process -- maybe 5-10%. I don't begrudge a higher price on this, given how much work Armstrong apparently had to do to make it happen!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

It was always pretty obvious that the $9 prices for digital albums were like drug dealers getting you hooked with cheap stuff. Now that there's no alternative, I'm sure we'll be paying $18 for downloads soonfrown

I'm going to hold off ordering the mp3 of this, since Watertower tends to release a CD a week or so after the download comes out. They did that with Contagion and Argo.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

Thanks!! I would never have known about this, and I'm an Armstrong completist.

Not a problem! The only reason I found out about it was because it was posted on Filmtracks. smile

Also on Amazon for those who don't like iTunes:



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EHQTIBU/ref=sr_1_album_5_rd?ie=UTF8&child=B00EHQTWG6&qid=1376428633&sr=1-5


Great! Like you, I'll probably wait a week or so before purchasing a digital copy; but, if I do end up doing that, I'll be buying from Amazon. I really don't want to give Apple money, if I can help it. razz

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'm going to hold off ordering the mp3 of this, since Watertower tends to release a CD a week or so after the download comes out. They did that with Contagion and Argo.
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Thanks for this info, James. I'll keep my fingers crossed smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

The cost of bandwidth keeps downloads similar in price to physical albums. The notion of cheaper music, for better or for worse, was always a myth.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

The cost of bandwidth keeps downloads similar in price to physical albums. The notion of cheaper music, for better or for worse, was always a myth.

Lone Ranger download from Amazon MP3: $9.49
Lone Ranger CD from Intrada: $19.99 plus shipping

Myth?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

If that was an Amazon CD, it'd likely be $9.49.

Things may change one day, but for now the costs of producing (primarily storing) downloads keeps it competitive.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

The Muppet Movie soundtrack, out today, is $1.29 per track on Amazon (11 tracks). CD is $10.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I for one won't be spending $14 for a digital download of a soundtrack album in MP3 format. $9.99 is already way too much for what is a lossy download.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Deutsche Telekom's musicload.de store offers Craig Armstrong's score as a lossless download (WAV):
http://www.musicload.de/various-artists/the-orchestral-score-from-baz-luhrmann-s-film-the-great-gatsby/musik/album/18218600_2

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

On Amazon, the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" score was $17.99 (until it disappeared completely). I think the retailers take advantage of the fact that some scores are "download only" and therefore charge quite a bit more.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

The cost of bandwidth keeps downloads similar in price to physical albums. The notion of cheaper music, for better or for worse, was always a myth.

Just out of curiosity can you point to any facts to support your claim? I find it hard to believe that bandwidth is equal in expense to all the costs of producing a physical product.

The other reason I find it difficult to accept this is that Apple and Amazon got along seemingly just fine, and with a respectable profit, for years at their $10 per album price. So what has changed that they now have to charge 50% more for some albums in order to make a profit.

If it was simple inflation, then all album prices would have gone up. But that obviously is not the case. Something else is going on.

It is my speculation that in the next few years, as these companies wean people off of physical product to download (or even worse streaming) only, we will see a significant rise in cost of product to a level of what physical products cost now.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So what has changed that they now have to charge 50% more for some albums in order to make a profit.

Who chooses the price point of an iTunes release would be one question? If it's iTunes, maybe they make ones they're sure they sell regardless 11.99 instead of 9.99, and ones they think will sell poorly at the 13.99 level to get the most out of the few sales they'd get anyway?

Or do the uploaders get a say? Maybe iTunes take a flat cut of each download, so if whoever made the album wants to get more they have to raise the price to make that happen?

I don't really have any idea how these models work, so I'm just throwing guesses out there. . .

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

This discussion sheds some light on the realities of CDs vs. downloads. Start at post #9. The Atlantic article linked in that post is also enlightening in terms of how artist/label revenue is determined.

http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/myths/4021-digital-audio-never.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Zaku   (Member)

I've been listening to this score nonstop this days. Armstrong's music is so subtle, so beautiful. BTW I loved how he integrated Lana del Rey, The XX and Lionel Richie's songs in the score. Works wonderfully.

 
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