Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2014 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Finally gave this CD a spin today.
I remember the film being pretty rubbish but watchable, in that good/bad way some films are.
Mariel Hemmingway was a real strange one. Quite statuesque (Amazonian?) and sexy in some ways, but also butch and manly in others. Overall, I reckon I fancied her and would have hit on her if she was in a pub in Liverpool in my younger days wink
I remember the love theme being real pretty and some of the action/heroic bits were cool.
There are a lot of broad comedy and parody moments on the CD, much more than I remember. I ain't a fan of that style too much.
Still, there's enough of the good stuff to keep me happy and I'm sure I even heard Cliff riffing on that old Johnny Williams 60's comedy style a couple of times.
Once again, the lovely love theme is another variation on the tried and true Natural/Cocoon melody that was de rigueur from around '84 to '94, but it's still very nice.
Quartet can be relied upon to put together a fine package and this one doesn't disappoint.
I recommend this CD if you like Eidelman's music and comedy/romantic scores when they were good.
It's been a pretty cool past 12 months for Cliff fans and I haven't even unwrapped Meteor Man yet! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2014 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Except for the missing end credits song and track order that makes no sense, it's great to finally see this one available after all those years.
Not that many major Eidelman's scores left, but it would be also nice to finally see Sexual Life released and Open Window on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)

Except for the missing end credits song and track order that makes no sense, it's great to finally see this one available after all those years.
Not that many major Eidelman's scores left, but it would be also nice to finally see Sexual Life released and Open Window on CD.


The end credits song, although partially composed by Eidelman, it was impossible to include. In fact, the bundles rights of this song were to blame for the soundtrack album was not released at the time.

About the track order, this album, as you can read in the credits, has been produced by Cliff Eidelman himself, he has contractually the right to do in this way and we have respected his wish.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)

Anyway, no one seems very interested on this CD. I love the Cliff Eidelman's music, and Delirious and Crazy People was at the top of my wish-list, but have been (along Canadian Bacon) the three major flops in the history of our label, and all three are expensive productions.

In the case of Delirious, we have not sold even 300 units yet!. Bad times for comedy scores. And, of course, we will not put John Candy on the cover of a CD anymore ;-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   JoshOz   (Member)

Anyway, no one seems very interested on this CD. I love the Cliff Eidelman's music, and Delirious and Crazy People was at the top of my wish-list, but have been (along Canadian Bacon) the three major flops in the history of our label, and all three are expensive productions.

In the case of Delirious, we have not sold even 300 units yet!. Bad times for comedy scores. And, of course, we will not put John Candy on the cover of a CD anymore ;-)


Gee, I'm really sorry to hear that news about Delirious. I have both Crazy People and Delirious and like them both (Crazy People more than Delirious though purely because of liking the movie more). The high quality liner notes of both releases is worth a special mention.

Anyway, just wanted to show my gratitude for two wonderfully produced scores. I now have three Eidelman scores (the other non-Quartet release being Star Trek VI).

I wish you well for future releases, Quartet Records.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

In the case of Delirious, we have not sold even 300 units yet!. Bad times for comedy scores. And, of course, we will not put John Candy on the cover of a CD anymore ;-)

wow... that's quite terrible! frown
Hopefully it will continue selling although at this superslow speed.
Quite a shame since all three are excellent! frown

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Anyway, no one seems very interested on this CD. I love the Cliff Eidelman's music, and Delirious and Crazy People was at the top of my wish-list, but have been (along Canadian Bacon) the three major flops in the history of our label, and all three are expensive productions.

In the case of Delirious, we have not sold even 300 units yet!. Bad times for comedy scores. And, of course, we will not put John Candy on the cover of a CD anymore ;-)


Wow, this is sad. But I want to let you know I must be part of an exclusive club, because I have Delirious, Crazy People and Canadian Bacon in my collection and they are very good scores. Well, this board is strange when it comes to comedy titles. They want unreleased scores released and when one is released, they pass over it to buy a re-re-re-re-release of a score that is called "remastered" with a few extra cues of the composer plunking on a piano. Please do not give up hope on these small scores, there are people out there that like them, just hope people see that these scores need to be supported or some other scores will not see release. I would buy these type of scores over most of the "Golden" age scores and the new movie scores that labels are releasing today. Once again, I am sorry these are not selling well and I will keep supporting your label as I have in the past.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

We sympathize with José from Quartet. Yes, it's a shame that comedy scores don't sell quite well. MV from LLL had already stated this in a previous thread, we can confirm that we also sit on a bunch of unsold Shore's "She-Devil" and Silvestri's "Clean Slate" CDs.

We can assume that there are plenty of excellent comedy scores to listen and they can compete with fantasy/action scores. But it's not the same listening pleasure but when we like film music, we need to be more curious towards all the movie genres. Too bad because scores like "Crazy People" are the kind of scores which are exquisite and well written. It's nice to see that labels such as Quartet (and the mains ones as well!) always give the opportunity to make discover comedy scores even though only a few soundtracks collectors show interest in this. It is a shame because of it, there won't be anymore comedy scores to be released...

Maybe next time put John Candy with a gun and car explosions on the cover, it will help to sell more! ;-)

Anyway keep up the good work José and all the label managers about comedy scores! Hope it will change…someday!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I'm getting delirious as liked score. Didn't know out

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

I was thinking of purchasing both Delirious and Crazy People, but since they were "flops" that might mean a future price reduction? Look, I know Quartet would like people to pay full price, but I only have so many dollars to spend on soundtracks, and when an item I paid full price for goes down in price after I buy it... well, that really bugs me.

As for paying full price to "support the label", that's all well and good, but I'd prefer to leave that chore to those individuals with an income level higher than mine. In any case, I own a number of other Quartet CDs that I did pay full price for (including Canadian Bacon), so if the other two are going to be lower priced in the future, I see nothing wrong with me stating that I am willing to wait for a reduction.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Everyone is entitled to manage his or her budget the way they see fit. The upshot of holding off on "flops," though, is that labels like Quartet and Music Box will be disinclined to release similar scores in the future ... meaning they won't EXIST in the first place to be someday price-reduced. Just something to consider.

In the meantime, DELIRIOUS is an entirely engaging, surprisingly adventurous romp with some very memorable themes. I hope people will continue to discover it in spite of its relative obscurity.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

I was thinking of purchasing both Delirious and Crazy People, but since they were "flops" that might mean a future price reduction? Look, I know Quartet would like people to pay full price, but I only have so many dollars to spend on soundtracks, and when an item I paid full price for goes down in price after I buy it... well, that really bugs me.

As for paying full price to "support the label", that's all well and good, but I'd prefer to leave that chore to those individuals with an income level higher than mine. In any case, I own a number of other Quartet CDs that I did pay full price for (including Canadian Bacon), so if the other two are going to be lower priced in the future, I see nothing wrong with me stating that I am willing to wait for a reduction.


Could you slap them a little harder? I hope that they never have to put these on sale and you will miss out on the titles. Why did you have to post this. You must like hitting someone when they are already down. Sometimes I just have to shake my head at some of the people on this board (including a few record producers) and see why so many people have left.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Dp - apologies.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

That's sad to hear about it and the other comedy scores. I really don't get why they aren't as popular as other scores.

That said I do still need to pick up all three you've mentioned and Meteor Man from Intrada.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

I'll have to pick up Canadian Bacon next time I place an order. I haven't seen it in years but it's comedy. It's Elmer Bernstein. It'll look nice next to Stripes, Airplane!, and Spies Like Us. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)


Jose
The competition for score buyers money has been furious lately, well really in the last few years, the releases have been extraordinarily rich for us. I will certainly try to buy some Cliff Eidleman pretty soon. Cliff is a terrific composer.


 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

I think people are more less likely to take the risk of picking up something they aren't familiar with. And Eidelman, aside from Star Trek is more obscure to many. I however own everything of his, including Quartet's latest releases.

I know with rising shipping costs it doesn't help either. Quartet has that issue more because they are more expensive to buy from directly.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Well, nothing prevents you from buying it from SAE or Intrada, where you can get anything for the same price as any limited edition from US labels. If at least SAE and Intrada would be moving stock more quickly than Quartet, which is quite expensive to order from directly unless you are adding more CDs (even then it is still cheaper to order from the US than directly), they would request more copies from Quartet and they wouldn't be sitting on 700+ copies of these marvelous scores, which are still limited to 1000 copies only.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Ditto what Ado and Jwd said. I have Stripes, Airplane and Spies Like Us. (among many others) So I support the genre wholeheartedly. Listening to the sound samples for the titles mentioned I wasn't convinced they are must buys, which is the case nowadays. Hearing complete cues (instead of snippets) or better yet given the option to hear the entire score via streaming could bode better for sales. I know in the old days providing 20 or 30 second samples (of usually the best parts) were enough to entice sales. But such is not the case anymore.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

Could you slap them a little harder? I hope that they never have to put these on sale and you will miss out on the titles.

If I "miss out" then I miss out. I purchased Canadian Bacon because anything by Elmer Bernstein is a "must buy" for me. Cliff Eidelman isn't. I don't recall the music in Delirious and I've never seen the other movie. No "slapping" intended. Some may buy as a result of reading they were "flops" in order to "support the label". I won't be one of those people, but I'm sure some will. I wish them luck in moving them... I was only commenting on something that happened over which I have no control (whether a release is successful or not). Me buying or not buying won't change that.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.