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 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

You guys like purely orchestral music?

Here's the world's smallest violin. Playing just for you!

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


i must say i wholeheartedly agree with this. probably going to be a full month before this arrives on my doorstep.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

It must suck to only enjoy music from one period of time.

You should know.


Actually TerraEpon would have no idea. I've known him for some time now and even introduced him to a forum for unsung romantic era composers. He has broad taste in orchestral music, so you're really barking up the wrong tree in a very annoying way...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Well, for Golden Age lovers we released 12 Golden Age titles (not including when there are two GA scores on one CD - or more - so if one added that stuff, more like 16 or 17), and an additional 10 or so titles from the 60s and 70s. Now, my question is have the Golden Age fans purchased all of them? smile

Even though we've done some 80s and even 90s scores, for us they are few and far between, which is why a whole slew of posters on this board have never once mentioned the name Kritzerland. It's a heavy burden, but we bear it and hope for the best. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


Knowing what little I know and from what I understand, the majority of this batch was hastily put together at the last minute and most likely was a direct response to a certain thread on this board - I only know of two titles that were really actual thought about releases and it's not hard to figure out which those are. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


Knowing what little I know and from what I understand, the majority of this batch was hastily put together at the last minute and most likely was a direct response to a certain thread on this board - I only know of two titles that were really actual thought about releases and it's not hard to figure out which those are. smile


Do you really think people whinging on the board would really cause Varese to throw together a whole batch of CDs? If so, maybe we'll see a 6 CD release of only Golden Age disks next time 'round from this thread!

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


Knowing what little I know and from what I understand, the majority of this batch was hastily put together at the last minute and most likely was a direct response to a certain thread on this board - I only know of two titles that were really actual thought about releases and it's not hard to figure out which those are. smile


Do you really think people whinging on the board would really cause Varese to throw together a whole batch of CDs? If so, maybe we'll see a 6 CD release of only Golden Age disks next time 'round from this thread!

Chris


Maybe next time we'll get

Marnie...
Dracula...
Obsession...
and that Goldsmith Universal title ...

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


Knowing what little I know and from what I understand, the majority of this batch was hastily put together at the last minute and most likely was a direct response to a certain thread on this board - I only know of two titles that were really actual thought about releases and it's not hard to figure out which those are. smile


Do you really think people whinging on the board would really cause Varese to throw together a whole batch of CDs? If so, maybe we'll see a 6 CD release of only Golden Age disks next time 'round from this thread!

Chris


power to the people!

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Agreed Bruce. You have released some lovely titles this year. I really love The Pleasure of His Company, How Green Was my Valley, and The Miracle Worker.

But beyond that, what Golden Age fan would not appreciate Brass Target? The theme is lovely and it sounds wonderful.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)



Knowing what little I know and from what I understand, the majority of this batch was hastily put together at the last minute and most likely was a direct response to a certain thread on this board - I only know of two titles that were really actual thought about releases and it's not hard to figure out which those are. smile


I knew it!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)



Because golden age scores are not as popular as 80s/90s scores.





What's so "popular" about 80s/90s score CDs?
In all the world, their popularity is such that all the two or three thousand buyers gathered together could fit standing up in one Olympic-sized swimming pool. Or maybe even my local one.


Only difference is that Golden Age buyers would have a bit more room to swim.



.....but WE'D do it in formations and kaleidoscopic patterns just like Esther Williams did!!!

Which reminds me.....where's that Esther Williams filmscore compilation the Golden-Agers would like to have???

smile smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


Don't they charge one's credit card when ready to ship???



Nope! My card was charged right away. I actually am with MV on this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Varese Sarabande, the label that apparently can't do no right.

If it can't do no right, does that mean it can do some right? Or it can do some wrong? Or a lot wrong? Or just a certain amount right? Or no right but a bit wrong?

I'm confused.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


Don't they charge one's credit card when ready to ship???



Nope! My card was charged right away. I actually am with MV on this one.


Absolutely! My card was charged within 24 hours of my order. Why is it that EVERY other soundtrack label announces releases when they are ready to ship, then charges your card when shipped (or ships within a few days)? Only Varese does this shit.

Otherwise, I have no problems with this batch. I love Golden Age scores as much as anyone, but I like stuff from all eras. BRASS TARGET may be technically Silver Age, but as far as I am concerned its as good as a Golden Age title. These days anything pre-80s is most welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   Rexor   (Member)

I too am disappointed but not surprised that Varese issued no golden age cds. Other than the great Herrmann Box I have not ordered any cds from the Club for 3 or 4 years. I've given up on Varese.

Yeah, it's seems like the other labels have surpassed Varese in terms of releasing "holy grails" and customer service. Years ago, I use to look forward to the club releases, but now I don't really pay much attention to them...

It's good that Varese is re-releasing stuff from their lp days, and making sold-out cd's available again (see the Karate Kid, and the Rozsa Centenary compilation), but I'm still hoping that I'll see something like Fedora, or Starship Troopers...

Anway, it's good to see the club has returned and that Varese is increasing the amount of cd's. There was only one "1,000 copies" release in the current batch.


-Rex

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Oh the old days when there was so little to choose from and we were so happy to get whatever we could get. I don't feel there is any right or wrong here just maybe we should be thankful that we live in a time when we can complain about not getting just about everything. Peace.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Agreed Bruce. You have released some lovely titles this year. I really love The Pleasure of His Company, How Green Was my Valley, and The Miracle Worker.

But beyond that, what Golden Age fan would not appreciate Brass Target? The theme is lovely and it sounds wonderful.


It is and I did (order that one, only). Still think Joe's point is well taken...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

But beyond that, what Golden Age fan would not appreciate Brass Target?

No kidding. I guess some will just have to pretend the exact same music was composed in 1958 instead of 1978.

Seriously, I do wonder if the strictly Golden Age collectors at least listened to the samples for Brass Target.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Unfortunately the golden age of Varese Sarabande's club may be past. Which leaves it open to a true revival to form in the future.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Golden Age is one thing, but also there are very few vintage soundtracks from anywhere but USA and Italy. I also like pop, jazz and beat soundtracks from the 60s and 70s for instance. But as other have mentioned, this batch from Varese, as well as most threads on this forum are very much oriented on one particular period and origin, which happens to be my least favorite.

Obviously it's not too polite to write in a new release thread "Not interested, what's next". However, with hundred of posts saying "ordered", "please expand this release X from the 80s" and seeing that even some non-US based labels are releasing more US soundtracks from the 80s than anything else, I feel the minority should have a voice in some way. Certainly, those who say that we should keep silent and wait is also rude.

 
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