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 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Any idea what and when that was?

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

It's problematic. Watching vinyl for years on ebay, I discovered there were quite a few vinyl releases in the U.K. that did not get released (or if they did, they were so limited in quantity that I never saw them)
here in the states.

According to the Osborne Price Guide printed in 1997, the last VS series # was 5227, Pet Sematary and the final lp with the prefix 704. supposedly was 704.700 Betrayed, but I'm doubting that, too.

Perhaps our own DrivingMissDaisy could ferret out that info from the secret files at Varese Sarabande which, I'm sure, he'll take over some day. I'd love to have something definitive, LPs as well as CDs.

Maybe we should petition young Peter?

Discogs has a list, but it seems random to me, and makes me sleepy going through it.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   filmsonwax   (Member)

Star Trek Into Darkness.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

Star Trek Into Darkness.

Actually the last LP release, release date wise, is Ender's Game.

If you count the non-soundtrack releases, VS is very active in vinyl with 3 releases for record store day.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

It's problematic. Watching vinyl for years on ebay, I discovered there were quite a few vinyl releases in the U.K. that did not get released (or if they did, they were so limited in quantity that I never saw them)
here in the states.

According to the Osborne Price Guide printed in 1997, the last VS series # was 5227, Pet Sematary and the final lp with the prefix 704. supposedly was 704.700 Betrayed, but I'm doubting that, too.

Perhaps our own DrivingMissDaisy could ferret out that info from the secret files at Varese Sarabande which, I'm sure, he'll take over some day. I'd love to have something definitive, LPs as well as CDs.

Maybe we should petition young Peter?

Discogs has a list, but it seems random to me, and makes me sleepy going through it.


The best list of releases is on Wikipedia.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm fairly confident FB was talking about the final REGULAR LP release, back when LP was the fading norm, not retro collector's editions in recent years.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I'm fairly confident FB was talking about the final REGULAR LP release, back when LP was the fading norm, not retro collector's editions in recent years.

That is what I thought he meant.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

There was a definitively announced final LP release (yes, before the recent retro releases), because I remember "Soundtrack! The Collector's Quarterly" marking the occasion. But I have no recollection of what that LP was.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   TomD   (Member)



According to the Osborne Price Guide printed in 1997, the last VS series # was 5227, Pet Sematary and the final lp with the prefix 704. supposedly was 704.700 Betrayed, but I'm doubting that, too.



The formal list in the back of Osborne does end with 5227, but the main, alphabetical list of LP soundtracks lists VS-5238, Nightmare on Elm Street V. It also includes Total Recall and My Left Foot without catalog numbers. SoundtrackCollector.com lists these and a few more with VS numbers, but they all may be non-existent, arising from Colloseum LPs, which used the same catalog numbers as Varese Sarabande. (SoundtrackCollector doesn't have thumbnails for the album covers). The Wikipedia.org list does not include the VS series.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 2:10 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I had a similar discussion regarding John Williams' last REGULAR LP release over at JWFAN, and we eventually came to the conclusion that JFK must have been the last LP release (not counting later collector edition stuff like THE PHANTOM MENACE and JURASSIC PARK), released alongside CD and cassette.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I had a similar discussion regarding John Williams' last REGULAR LP release over at JWFAN, and we eventually came to the conclusion that JFK must have been the last LP release (not counting later collector edition stuff like THE PHANTOM MENACE and JURASSIC PARK), released alongside CD and cassette.

So there actually *was* an LP release for "JFK"? (I'm pretty sure the credits of the film say the soundtrack is "available on compact discs and records" etc.) However, I've never been able to locate a copy of that album on vinyl. Anywhere.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

I'm fairly confident FB was talking about the final REGULAR LP release, back when LP was the fading norm, not retro collector's editions in recent years.

Thor wisely replied.

the last regular LP from Varèse were done in Europe by Colosseum Records. LPs of Stanley and Iris and Presumed Innocent are VS 5255 and VS 5280

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

I had a similar discussion regarding John Williams' last REGULAR LP release over at JWFAN, and we eventually came to the conclusion that JFK must have been the last LP release (not counting later collector edition stuff like THE PHANTOM MENACE and JURASSIC PARK), released alongside CD and cassette.

So there actually *was* an LP release for "JFK"? (I'm pretty sure the credits of the film say the soundtrack is "available on compact discs and records" etc.) However, I've never been able to locate a copy of that album on vinyl. Anywhere.


There was no LP of JFK.

There were regular LP editions of Hook (netherlands) and Jurassic Park (Brazil).

As far as the Phantom Menace is concerned, the 1999 double LP is also a regular edition.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

This doesn't answer the question, but speaking of the final era of 'regular' LP releases, I remember the last time I held both LP and CD in my hand and had any kind of a debate with myself about which to get was the first release of Star Trek V. I went with the CD and that was the last time I even considered the LP over the CD.

Yeah, call me stupid as I know that preferring LP over CD is the new sign of true intelligence but hey ho. ;-)

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I had a similar discussion regarding John Williams' last REGULAR LP release over at JWFAN, and we eventually came to the conclusion that JFK must have been the last LP release (not counting later collector edition stuff like THE PHANTOM MENACE and JURASSIC PARK), released alongside CD and cassette.

So there actually *was* an LP release for "JFK"? (I'm pretty sure the credits of the film say the soundtrack is "available on compact discs and records" etc.) However, I've never been able to locate a copy of that album on vinyl. Anywhere.


There was no LP of JFK.

There were regular LP editions of Hook (netherlands) and Jurassic Park (Brazil).

As far as the Phantom Menace is concerned, the 1999 double LP is also a regular edition.


By 'regular', I mean the time when LPs were still a common format (albeit fading). Neither JURASSIC PARK nor THE PHANTOM MENACE qualify in that regard, as they were both 'retro' collector's items long after the LP format had died out as the go-to medium.

So JFK still stands, even though it was only released in selected areas (like Germany), it appears:

http://www.discogs.com/John-Williams-JFK-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/release/3529707

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Only from my personal memory, I recall purchasing the Varese LPs of both Jerry Goldsmith's LEVIATHAN and Elliot Goldenthal's PET SEMATARY around May/June of 1989.
[I still own them! smile ]

I think by July of '89, there were no further new soundtrack releases by Varese Sarabande in the U.S.A. on vinyl LP. (although their Colosseum branch continued to issue LP counterparts for a while longer - such as 1990's TOTAL RECALL which I had gotten later on).

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I'm fairly confident FB was talking about the final REGULAR LP release, back when LP was the fading norm, not retro collector's editions in recent years.

Thor wisely replied.

the last regular LP from Varèse were done in Europe by Colosseum Records. LPs of Stanley and Iris and Presumed Innocent are VS 5255 and VS 5280


Well, I just saw an LP copy of Zimmer's Green Card from 1991 (5309) in a shop in Oslo.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

bump

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I always thought it was Goldsmith's "Leviathan".

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I always thought it was Goldsmith's "Leviathan".

Nope.

 
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