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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Testament
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2011 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Why am I the only person outside Lukas's office with a torch and pick axe??? I'm ready to crucify him...

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2011 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Petie, you must be one happy Hornie these days. He's really been getting the royal treatment the past couple of years, and there's probably nobody as thrilled about it as you. Even other serious Hornies probably can't grasp the extent of your happiness about releases like Testament and others, eh? Ain't it grand? I'm happy for you, as if you popped out a kid. Heh. big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2011 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Petie, you must be one happy Hornie these days.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2011 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


If there was another Horner score in the Paramount library that was of a compatible tone and available for licensing, I would have tried to combine them...but there wasn't.

Sorry, but I'm not pairing a nuclear holocaust movie with -- what, The Big Bus?

About the price...not that long ago we released the Hawaii Five-0 Capitol LP on CD and because it's so short, we marked it down quite a bit. In fact we have a long, long history of CDs with ample playing times, bonus tracks, and even two-LPs-on-one-CD for $16.95 (not $19.95).

But Testament did not come cheap. The master tapes were on the super-rare 3M 1" 32-track format that can only be transferred by Walt Disney Imagineering (who operate the last machine on earth that can play these tapes) and it was expensive.

Once in a while, I have to think like a businessman, and I figured that just about everyone who was going to buy this for $16.95 would also buy it for $19.95. I need that extra money to cover the production costs.

That's the story! I hope people buy this CD because it's really wonderful work.

Lukas


 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2011 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   robertolopes   (Member)

Lukas, congrats for this release. It's a great score and I don't consider a "rip-off" to pay $20 for it. I've paid $15 or $17 for those skinny Varese half-hour releases back in the 90s and you guys sure offer a top notch product!

I really hope this sells well and sell out quick enough for you guys to recoup your expenses on this one. You don't have to justify why you have left it alone on a CD. You guys usually use the 74 minute space pretty well 95% of the time. The reason why you decided to leave it alone on a 30 minute program is up to you, the producers. What's important is that this music is now widely available.

I myself had the chance to buy the Romanian relase from some 15 years ago and I must say I've paid a lot more for it at the time.

This score is well worth the price tag and you guys RULE!

People whine and complain too much! This is all more of the same "I'm not buying this watermelon" speech!

Thank you and cheers!

Bob.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2011 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

As is common to post in these parts, ORDERED !!! smile

Samples sold it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   lucio   (Member)

Simply brilliant.

Bravo, FSM!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   odelayy   (Member)

Cinéfonia officially released this score in the 2000s along with french scores (especially some written by Yared). It was not a bootleg.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

Cinéfonia officially released this score in the 2000s along with french scores (especially some written by Yared). It was not a bootleg.

Yes, and how many other scores from Horner did Cinéfonia (aka "The official James Horner Society") release after this one ? NONE as they were all wrong !!!

I remember that, at the time of the Cinéfonia release, Ford A. Thaxton came right here to tell that this release was not endorsed by Paramount...

See: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=24566&forumID=1&archive=1

As TESTAMENT is one of my favorite early Horner scores, I wanted so much to get it... And then... Some of the Cinéfonia copies were CDR, some were manufactory pressed CD. Play lottery ! Worst, it was taken form the same source that the horrible sounding "Vivo Music" romanian thing...
Don't buy this one: it's expensive, it's ugly, it's not legit out of France & the sound is a real mess.

If you want to buy a release of TESTAMENT, buy THE release of TESTAMENT: order FSM's release.

That's what I did yesterday. Thank you FSM !

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Wow, another excellent Horner release. Keep them coming please smile

As to the length, meh! it is what it is. I have shorter scores in my collection and I totally agree that you can't just pair it with anything, an if there is nothing else to pair it with then that's it. Add to that the extra cost involved in actually getting this score onto disc and the small additional cost to get this score is well worth it.

It is what it is, and if you don't like it then don't buy it. As for me, it's Horner... so ORDERED!

Thanks FSM

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   GreatGonzo   (Member)


Sorry, but I'm not pairing a nuclear holocaust movie with -- what, The Big Bus?

Lukas


This totally made my day, particularly when I started imagining the combined artwork...

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

...I figured that just about everyone who was going to buy this for $16.95 would also buy it for $19.95. I need that extra money to cover the production costs.

That's the story! I hope people buy this CD because it's really wonderful work.

Lukas


Since it's wonderful work indeed, I would pay $29.95 for it.
Just think about recent Gil Mellè editionS by Intrada (THE ORGANIZATION, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN) same length, same price. So what's all this fuss for?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Just think about recent Gil Mellè editionS by Intrada (THE ORGANIZATION, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN) same length, same price. So what's all this fuss for?


People complained about those too, didn't they?

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   scottyboipdx   (Member)

AMAZING! Love this score...got an old Romanian "promo" when I was in college that had this and In Country (an even lovelier score I'd love to see released officially). I spent an entire summer listening to that cd in the dark little basement apartment I was renting in a frat house (how did that happen?). It really spoke to me and got me through, beautiful, emotional, just stunning stuff. It amazed me at how something that seemed so simple at first could, by the end, have such an impact.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   soop.broth   (Member)

Since it's wonderful work indeed, I would pay $29.95 for it.
Just think about recent Gil Mellè editionS by Intrada (THE ORGANIZATION, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN) same length, same price. So what's all this fuss for?


There really isn't any fuss. One guy complained. Who cares?

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I think if I loved every track on a 30 minute score I would not have a problem buying it. Clearly if a score is popular people will buy it regardless of length or Intrada wouldn't have sold out of their release of Exposed (with only 25 minutes of Delerue music). I'm not passing on this for the length but simply because I don't need any more Horner from this era; ST2, ST3, Legends of the Fall, and Krull are all I really need of Horner. I am really glad to see FSM putting this out for the Horner die-hards though.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Since it's wonderful work indeed, I would pay $29.95 for it.
Just think about recent Gil Mellè editionS by Intrada (THE ORGANIZATION, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN) same length, same price. So what's all this fuss for?


There really isn't any fuss. One guy complained. Who cares?


Complained, complained... He mentioned it. Don't make a big thing out of it. It wasn't like a letter to the editor or something.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I've just read the film quote on the back cover of the CD and all these years, listening to the music with the dialogue/sound FX on an old tape-VHS transfer, I always heard it as 'That we where the last to be here, to deserve the children'. Somehow the proper version sounds wrong!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

So yet another release from the same digital format that the producer of The Black Hole iTunes tracks said were useless....

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2011 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   FilmMusicFan   (Member)


I don't quite understand that mentality. How does it 'deserve' to be on its own? What's stopping people who want to from pressing the stop button (or, perhaps, putting it in the later part of the CD)?


I agree with that!

 
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