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 Posted:   Jul 19, 2006 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

one of the few things I thought was neat about Tower Records here in Vegas was that they carried the FSM series of CDs.

but now they've quit stocking FSM titles altogether...both stores.

I wonder why, seeing as how Tower's regular CDs are all 19 bucks anyway, surely it's not a volume sort of thing?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

Same thing with their Dallas store. Boo!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Mark Olivarez   (Member)

I try to order FSM cds direct from the source but one time I was up in Dallas and couldn't resist grabbing a bunch of them.

Oh well that was one of the hilights of going to Tower in Dallas.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I noticed this as well in the Chicago Tower Records, where they used to have a special section for the FSM CDs and now they are nowhere to be found - bummer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Three Lions   (Member)

Tower Records in Schaumburg IL, carry quite a few of the FSM titles. I have also seen Loch Ness there too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   musickco   (Member)

There may be a "specific" reason for this - contractual reasons for instance. But probbaly more to the point in the UK (so it may be the same for the US) the big record chains buy centrally - its usually down to one guy what goes in all the stores - and if you want to get your product into their stores you have to give huge discounts or send the goods on sale or return. No, record stores are not philanthropic organisations!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   The_Mark_of_Score-O   (Member)

Well, Lukas, can you offer any insight as to this?

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Tower Records is the reason I discovered Film Score Monthly several years ago when it was just a black & white piece. I'll always thank them for carrying it, otherwise I might not ever have found it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


For a while we tried distributing our titles to mainstream stores via Collector's Choice but it was too damaging to our business model (which is to say, selling these very specialized items directly to customers). So grab 'em while you can from those kinds of outlets.

Can anyone tell me when Tower shipped their stocks back? It would help me.
Thanks

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

Wish I could be more specific Lukas, but I noticed them vanish (LA) just about three or four weeks ago.
Just as surprised as everyone here too. frown

Tower Stores I noticed were:
Glendale, Santa Monica, Sunset, and Sherman Oaks.
You see, I get around. wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


it was too damaging to our business model (which is to say, selling these very specialized items directly to customers).
Lukas


I don't understand. What does this mean?

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2006 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)



I don't understand. What does this mean?


We can't afford to stay in business if we're cutting in too many middlemen and Tower is a big middleman!
lk

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   crimedog   (Member)

I don't know why anyone would shop for (our kind of) soundtrack CDs in retail stores anyway...the selection usually isn't very good (much better than average at Tower, I grant you).

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

I don't know why anyone would shop for (our kind of) soundtrack CDs in retail stores anyway...the selection usually isn't very good (much better than average at Tower, I grant you).

At the time I was hoping to catch the eye of people who might be interested in the titles but had no idea they existed. And it probably did happen...once or twice! But it's hard to be a pimp. Ahem.

lk

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   The_Mark_of_Score-O   (Member)

But it's hard to be a pimp. Ahem.

But, just think of the great style in which it allows one to dress, Superfly.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   kenkoc   (Member)

FSM discs were pulled in Chicago 3 months ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Mark Olivarez   (Member)

Tower actually has one of the better soundtrack sections. In fact the Dallas location, as of last summer, still had a copy of the original Varese issue of the The Robe and Morricone's Once Upon A Time In America.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

The Tower Records store here in Colombia used to be very good. I grabbed tons of rare titles, including dozens of Rykos that are actually still there, on sale. I also found Barry's Cry the beloved country for $5!!
But the film music section has become worse and worse, with tons of song albums and low quality compilations.
It was one of the best things in my life to find out about this mail order business.

Alex

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

Tower Records is the reason I discovered Film Score Monthly several years ago when it was just a black & white piece. I'll always thank them for carrying it, otherwise I might not ever have found it.

I don't really recall exactly how i discovered FSM. It was definitely through the internet though.

Alex

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2006 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)



At the time I was hoping to catch the eye of people who might be interested in the titles but had no idea they existed. And it probably did happen...once or twice! But it's hard to be a pimp. Ahem.

lk



I remember back in the good ol' days a few years ago when they actually HAD used CD shops in Vegas (and with quite a selection at that!) chatting with a middle-aged store clerk about how much he lamented that he couldn't find "Where Eagles Dare" on CD, as he did not have a home computer/ internet. And that was just when Chapter III turned into Chapter 11 and their CD instantly became hard to find, and in the next year or two ater FSM amazing disc!
I hope the poor guy found his music!

 
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