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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2004 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

This has been asked before but doesn't anyone here know what's up with the label? Are they history?

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2004 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

This has been asked before but doesn't anyone here know what's up with the label? Are they history?

Forget it. The label is not a soundtrack-oriented one. They sell too many different types of music--as a junkyard--and soundtracks represent the lower part of GNP (just keep an eye on this catalogue). The owner is a looser who fails to honour his agreements. He screwed the release of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE back in 1992. We have a derisory sampler of 5 MISSION's scores. Your "Outer Limits" CDs will never be released from this label. And you can be sure of that.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2004 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Why the unkind words about them? What was/is up with the Mission Impossible soundtrack they released?

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2004 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

They never released properly MISSION and instead we had 5 incomplete scores plus some uninteresting music from the new series: what a work of an amateur? The new MISSION series is worthless.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2004 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

They were also planning to do a CD release Russ Garcia's "Fantastica," one of the great space-themed LPs of the 1950s, but cancelled it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2004 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

That last tid-bit IS a disappointment. Hope somebody else takes up the opportunity some day...

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2004 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

hey stuff happens no reason to cuss them out or say they are horrible, I have no problem with them I have alot of GNP scores Im very happy with, and I won their contest to win 12 cds of my choice.
My OP
sd

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2004 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   ScottyM   (Member)

I thought their classic Trek scores cmae out fine and was looking forward to a mentioned re-release of the pliot scores. I was told they found much cleaner masters. Besides, Where No Man Has Gone Before was missing the fight music. This was a real crime since that was my favorite piece from the score. Alas.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2004 - 11:41 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I thought they did a wonderful
job with the IRWIN ALLEN box
set - also I have the
LOST IN SPACE VOL 3 CD.

I also have the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
CD as well and I have to agree
that the music from the 1980's
series is pretty bad. They
should have just pressed a
COMPLETE score CD of Schifrin's
classic stuff from the
original series...

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2004 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Anyone know any details about how a rinky-dink outfit was able to release the original Trek tracks back then, but NO ONE seems to be able to do so now?

Did somebody know somebody, who knew somebody, who knew somebody, who . . .

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2004 - 2:22 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Anyone know any details about how a rinky-dink outfit was able to release the original Trek tracks back then, but NO ONE seems to be able to do so now?

Did somebody know somebody, who knew somebody, who knew somebody, who . . .


I do...

But, it's not my place to speak about it in public.

All I can say is that Neil Norman and his father's company were in the right place at the right time...

The fact we got as many of the scores out as we did is nothing short of a miracle.

And you have Neil Norman and Mark Banning to thank for those releases.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2004 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

n/m

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2004 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   MWRuger   (Member)

Actually, up until they basically stopped releasing stuff, I counted them as one of my favorite Soundtrack labels.

I wish they were still releasing Star Trek and all the other great Sci-Fi stuff they put out. The Irwin Allen box set is excellent.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2004 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Actually, up until they basically stopped releasing stuff,

But aren't they still? Didn't they just do the Van Helsing soundtracks?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2004 - 8:35 PM   
 By:   ScottyM   (Member)



But aren't they still? Didn't they just do the Van Helsing soundtracks?


Decca/Universal did those, but GNP is selling them through their website. They're selling other label's albums as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up being a retail outfit in favor of original releases, or maybe just relase a few CDs over time (much like Intrada or Super Collector).

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2004 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

GNP only did two good things in a serious way: "The Outer Limits" and Irwin Allen's 1960's series--I was really disappointed that they haven't released more "Time Tunnel" scores, especially from Lynn Murray (a friend of Bernard Herrmann), Leith Stevens, Paul Sawtell and Robert Drasnin. "The Outer Limits" ambitious project is another lost hope--now, I am speaking as in "The Invaders".

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

Resurrecting an old thread here. Out of curiosity, what ever happened to GNP Crescendo and soundtrack releases? They had a brief spurt of activity re-releasing Trek music a few years ago and now nothing....

Chris

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

They revealed that their TV expansions (Best of Both Worlds and Encounter at Farpoint - with bonus Arsenal of Freedom - complete) did not do as well as their three Trek film score expansions. I mean, I would think that's to be expected, but I guess they didn't do as well as they hoped so they decided to discontinue their work expanding soundtracks. It's all chronicled in this thread I started here:

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=92692&forumID=1&archive=0

So, no expansions of the Deep Space Nine and Voyager pilots (which is why LLL included the most requested missing cue for the latter in their 50th Anniversary Collection at the end of 2016), or their TNG Vols. 3 & 4. Also apparently no interest in expanding any non-Trek film scores they might control in perpetuity. frown

Instead of staying sad about it, I've resolved to just be grateful for the five great expanded releases they came out of film score retirement to tackle. smile

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

They revealed that their TV expansions (Best of Both Worlds and Encounter at Farpoint - with bonus Arsenal of Freedom - complete) did not do as well as their three Trek film score expansions. I mean, I would think that's to be expected, but I guess they didn't do as well as they hoped so they decided to discontinue their work expanding soundtracks. It's all chronicled in this thread I started here:

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=92692&forumID=1&archive=0

So, no expansions of the Deep Space Nine and Voyager pilots (which is why LLL included the most requested missing cue for the latter in their 50th Anniversary Collection at the end of 2016), or their TNG Vols. 3 & 4. Also apparently no interest in expanding any non-Trek film scores they might control in perpetuity. frown

Instead of staying sad about it, I've resolved to just be grateful for the five great expanded releases they came out of film score retirement to tackle. smile

Yavar


Agreed, I really just choose to focus on the positive, greatly enjoying the expanded Trek movie and TNG albums they released, which I'm so glad to own. I'd still be grateful for remastered and expanded albums of TNG Volumes 3 and 4, but hey, at least I still own them as they are and can enjoy them when I like.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Aside from including that great missing Caretaker (Voyager pilot) cue on their 50th Annivesary set because of all the requests, I would point out LLL also included the remainder of Jay Chattaway's excellent debut score to Tin Man. So if one has the GNP TNG Vol. 4 and the LLL 50th, one can construct the complete score. That's what I wanted most in a potential expansion of the Vol. 4 material, so it made me very happy.

Yavar

 
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