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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: FSM Catalog—Low Quantities Report, Part 11, CD Vol. 14 (2011) by Lukas Kendall
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Vol. 14, No. 17: Frantic (Morricone): We have made 2,000 copies and have 360 in stock...

Glad to read that but I'm bit of surprised by the good sells since it's not a very famous soundtrack (I know people who have never heard of the movie).

But anyway but you can't go wrong with Ennio, quality is quality.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

It always surprises me when I read how well things sell. (Or don't.)

And so it was Gremlins that made LK quit. Not the moaning on these boards, as some have guessed.

I for one love these insight posts.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I love the behind-the-scenes stories, but they can also make me very sad.

We came this close to a 2-disc FSM "Deep In My Heart"?!

Is DIMH therefore the "classic M-G-M musical" that so perplexed us in these great old discussions?

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=54630&forumID=7&archive=0

. . . Were there perhaps still others?

What other label is most likely to pick up the baton on the partially completed FSM DIMH?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I don't know what this says about my taste in music, but, since I discovered these limited edition film scores around ten years ago, almost every title that has interested me has remained available for years and years and years. I have in the last year gotten around to finally picking up some older titles.

Whenever I read about a low quantity alert, it's nearly always something I could care less about.

The obvious exceptions are a few of the Les Baxter scores that sold out very quickly.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

I'll say it - Shire's Big Bus is miles better than Bernstein's Airplane. That title theme is hilarious, catchy as hell, and evokes cheesy 70s fare like nothing else out there. I'm terribly disappointed it's not selling.

Days of Heaven and Gremlins in this batch. High notes to end on. You can be proud

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Whoa, there's a Rosenman score from FSM that I missed checking out? I don't remember seeing Hide In Plain Sight when it was released, but I will look into now! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

Vol. 14, No. 17: Frantic (Morricone): We have made 2,000 copies and have 360 in stock...

Glad to read that but I'm bit of surprised by the good sells since it's not a very famous soundtrack (I know people who have never heard of the movie).

But anyway but you can't go wrong with Ennio, quality is quality.



I'm not that surprised. The original cd was very popular, it was sold everywhere here in the Netherlands

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2012 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

It probably did not help sales that Nightwatch is not only an old TV show—and a pilot at that—but a TV pilot that only aired once and is available nowhere on video.

It actually aired twice -- as I mentioned in the liner notes!

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2012 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

I have enjoyed all of these columns, Lukas, and in particular want to thank you for your lengthy discussion of DAYS OF HEAVEN. Very interesting. And what a massive, generous, and brilliantly put-together album of a glorious score! I never thought I would see the day. So many amazing FSM releases, like MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, the Rozsa and Bernstein sets, and on and on, but this may be my very favorite. Thanks again!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2012 - 11:34 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I have enjoyed all of these columns, Lukas, and in particular want to thank you for your lengthy discussion of DAYS OF HEAVEN. Very interesting. And what a massive, generous, and brilliantly put-together album of a glorious score! I never thought I would see the day. So many amazing FSM releases, like MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, the Rozsa and Bernstein sets, and on and on, but this may be my very favorite. Thanks again!

It would be nice if Lukas would revisit his first columns on the Fox years of FSM. Those columns were comprised mainly of pressing and inventory numbers, and had little information on the productions themselves.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2012 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Thanks as ever Lukas, highly informative and it's sad that many peoples dream score is the be that broke the camels back.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2012 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Vol. 14, No. 6: The Homecoming/Rascals and Robbers (Goldsmith/Horner): We made 2,000 copies and have 378 in stock. (We’ll make more!) See my blurb about Hunters Are for Killing from last column for the long story about the several CBS titles—including The Homecoming—that took a decade to release. The Homecoming is the pilot TV movie for The Waltons, and the only Waltons soundtrack with surviving music masters (sorry to say). It’s a wonderful, lyrical Goldsmith effort, though it does not feature the familiar Waltons theme (which he wrote later for the series). The score is quite short, so we found a pairing from the CBS library: Rascals and Robbers, a Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn-derived tale that James Horner scored immediately prior to Star Trek II…and you’ll be able to tell! (Did Huck get captured by Khan?) Listening to early Horner is amazing—true, the classical influences are all too apparent, but he came to film as a fully formed composer, so talented and astonishingly accurate in his cinematic taste. Rascals and Robbers we found at UCLA complete and in stereo. This is a pretty nifty CD if I do say so myself.

Thanks for the great article Lukas. I received the Homecoming/Rascals and Robbers this past Christmas, and it is one of my favorite releases from FSM. Goldsmith's theme is infectious, and the Horner score is a lot of fun. I highly recommend this to anyone.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2012 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

As someone who's awaited a soundtrack release of THE BIG BUS since seeing it during its theatrical run, all I can say, once again, is "THANK YOU LUKAS & FSM!!" for even considering to do a release. If you're a fan of Shire's music, go ahead and pick this up - it's big, loud and tongue-firmly-in-its-cheek music!

 
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