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 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Mine is probably THE RIGHT STUFF.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Mine is probably THE RIGHT STUFF.


Could have fooled me, Henry, guess what mine is?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Mine is probably THE RIGHT STUFF.


Could have fooled me, Henry, guess what mine is?


That's a tough one.winkSeriously though, LATB is a great score. I'm really glad you enjoy a cd so much, I know what it's like.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

My family (plus a few dead people, I reckon) can attest to the fact that I went completely and utterly mental when Bernstein's "Gangs of New York" was released.big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

`Batman` 1966 film and all `The man from U.N.C.L.E.`CDs.
The first one I wanted to have as a soundtrack since the early 70s, the second ones since the second half 90s.

I won´t be that excited again until they release the ORIGINAL recordings from the live action `Spiderman` TV series, `The green hornet´, 1966 `Spiderman´ animated, 1973 and `Star Trek`animated.
In other words: I´ll never be that excited again in my entire life.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My family (plus a few dead people, I reckon) can attest to the fact that I went completely and utterly mental when Bernstein's "Gangs of New York" was released.big grin

Great score Michael! BTW, have you received your Varese cds yet?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

BTW, have you received your Varese cds yet?

Oh, bugger. I forgot to give you my review of "The Right Stuff", didn't I?embarrassment I'll get on it right away! I received the Conti CD last week, and the separate order of the Goldsmith and North CD's on Monday.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

The Charge of The Light Brigade - Max Steiner

I waited 40 years for that one.

Thanks John, William and Ann

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

I clearly remember the day that I saw the Star Wars 4CD Box Set sitting high on a shelf behind the counter at Cheapies in Hamilton back in 1996. I was relatively new to soundtrack "collecting" so I had no idea that this legendary box set was released back in 1993. I had no money at the time; I was a poor college student and only made a few hundred bucks each week working at McRauchies!

About a month later I saved up enough cash for the $89 plus tax price tag (my most expensive soundtrack purchase at the time) and headed downtown to make the historic purchase before class. I gave the fairly good looking cashier 5 green 20's (and maybe a couple of bucks more in change) and waited patiently for her to grab a step stool to get the box set down from the shelf. When she handed it to me I swear my hands were shaking. I couldn't believe I now owned a trilogy of music I’ve been singing in my head for at least 13 years.

Unfortunately, I had to wait a few hours before I could spin the albums as I had a few classes to attend. However, during my urban politics class I remember opening the shrink wrap and flipping through the brilliant booklet enclosed. Maybe that’s why I eventually failed the class. wink

That night I spent four plus hours in heaven listening to the glorious sounds of the LSO filling my room with Maestro Williams’ classic music!

I don’t think I will ever experience anything like that ever again.

Another memorable purchase was DCC’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. When I found out about the release by visiting my favorite John Williams web page I immediately jotted down DCC’s phone number and waiting until later that afternoon to place my first ever phone order. This again was another soundtrack that I thought I would never own. It was and still is my all time favorite score.

When the album arrived a few weeks later, I secluded myself in my room, inserted the disc into my boom box, sat on my bed and again soaked in the sounds of the LSO while reading through Lukas Kendall’s masterful liner notes (something sorely missing from the recent Indy box set) I spun that disc on repeat for days and to this day I still think it is the finest representation of music from Raiders of the Lost Ark out there.

So, there are a few film music memories that will stay with me forever…

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I don't remember ever being as surprised and excited about a new release as I was when this was announced:

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I spilled my milkshake over the recent expanded Carpenter scores: Halloween 3, They Live, Prince of Darkness and Big Trouble in little China. Also, they new Indy boxset.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Probably the 2-disc set of Michael J Lewis. Just because of the tracks from THE MEDUSA TOUCH. As soon as I got it home it was just those tracks over and over; it was a while before I started with the rest of the music.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)


I was floored when Varese announced HANOVER STREET. One of my favorite scores, and I never thought I'd see it. I was literally shouting in my apartment with childish glee!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I clearly remember the day that I saw the Star Wars 4CD Box Set sitting high on a shelf behind the counter at Cheapies in Hamilton back in 1996. I was relatively new to soundtrack "collecting" so I had no idea that this legendary box set was released back in 1993. I had no money at the time; I was a poor college student and only made a few hundred bucks each week working at McRauchies!

Another memorable purchase was DCC’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. When I found out about the release by visiting my favorite John Williams web page I immediately jotted down DCC’s phone number and waiting until later that afternoon to place my first ever phone order. This again was another soundtrack that I thought I would never own. It was and still is my all time favorite score.


Those were two of the biggest ones for me as well. I found the Star Wars Anthology at a Costco one day in 1993 and couldn't believe it! At that point I'd had to make due with cassette recordings of my dad's SW and ESB LPs (and no ROTJ at all), so I eagerly snatched up a copy and put it into the basket. A couple years later, it was almost like deja vu when DCC's Raiders was given to me as a birthday present by my parents. Finally, I could replace my cassette tape of the vinyl album and hear all this great music (plus fantastic extras) in all its shining glory. Yet a couple more years later, the 1997 two-disc editions of the Star Wars trilogy created the excitement all over again.

In more recent years, I was most excited to purchase Varese's Deluxe Editions of The 'burbs, Total Recall, and Aliens, Spacehunter: Adventures In the Forbidden Zone, Decca's Jaws: Anniversary Collector's Edition, Batman: The Animated Series - Vol. 1, and (most recent) Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection, the most-wanted box set I never thought I'd see. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   VIS   (Member)

There have been a few times where there was huge excitment. There is an indescribable feeling that comes over you when you find either a score you've waited for or something you found purely by accident.

In the early 90's when I used to make the trek to Toronto for various Star Trek conventions I found a couple of CD's that I was so excited to find that I was in disbelief when I found them and all I remember was a buzzing in the air when it happened.

The first was the Bay Cities release of Logan's Run still sealed in the long box. I have since purchased the FSM version but the Bay Cities still holds a place in my heart.

The next was the DCC Original Terminator again sealed in the long box.

More reciently at a flea market in Grand Bend I stumbled across the Popeye soundtrack on Vinyl as well as factory sealed Raiders and Temple Of Doom. The guy gave me both Indy scores for $10. I don't think he realized what he was giving up.

However, I think Saturn 3 and Heavy Metal gave me the most excitement when I purchased them.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   antipodean   (Member)

I couldn't believe I now owned a trilogy of music I’ve been singing in my head for at least 13 years.

That is such a cool story. I also remember seeing the Arista box set when it was first released at some extravagant price and not even daring to hope to own it. (I never got it at the time. I managed to get the individual titles on Polydor, then the SE editions came out, and it wasn't until last year I finally acquired a second-hand Arista box to round out the collection.)

The title which was a "I can't believe it's really here" experience for me would have been "Young Sherlock Holmes" - twice. The first time when I finally obtained a genuine copy (to date the most expensive I've ever paid for any title) - and then a second time when it came back from Mr Broughton's studio with his squiggle. (And his people must have realized its scarcity value, as they were kind enough to send it via registered post.)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   cinemel1   (Member)

I was thrilled when the complete scores of the following came out:
1. Cleopatra (North)
2. Ben-Hur (Rozsa)
3. Mutiny on the Bounty (Kaper)
4. How the West Was Won (Newman)
5. El Cid (Rozsa) Tadlow recording

I never thought I would see these released complete.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

No doubt in my mind POLTERGEIST when the Rhino CD came out.

This has always been my favorite Goldsmith score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Well I remember hauling myself from the theater to the record store at the other end of the mall and grabbing the 2 LP Star Wars soundtrack. I pretty much did the same with Star Trek and Superman.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2009 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   betenoir   (Member)

Battle of Britain, and Das Boot. I had to special order the LPs for both of them at record stores, and wait quite awhile. Very much worth the wait though, and I was very happy when both came out on CD.

 
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