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 Posted:   Nov 7, 2012 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Well, it is if that's your livelihood. Fifty unsold copies sitting around is $1,000 you're not making. Two-hundred and you're down $4,000. Is that a bad thing? To me, it would be!


Perhaps. But this isn't perishable food they're selling. Some of these titles are available for less time than it takes for a loaf of bread to go stale on the shelf.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2012 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Varese has not shipped my orders yet. I ordered within the first five hours too.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2012 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Some of these titles are available for less time than it takes for a loaf of bread to go stale on the shelf.

LLL's two-CD release of Arnold's Godzilla sold out in under 24 hours. Intrada's Young Sherlock Holmes sold out super-quick as well.

On the other hand, you have Elmer Bernstein's fantastic score to Marie Ward on Varese Club or LLL's Greystoke just sitting there collecting dust or slashed to discount prices.

Its not a matter of perishable - its a matter of producing things at a cost and not seeing anyone buy it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2012 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Well, it is if that's your livelihood. Fifty unsold copies sitting around is $1,000 you're not making. Two-hundred and you're down $4,000. Is that a bad thing? To me, it would be!


Perhaps. But this isn't perishable food they're selling. Some of these titles are available for less time than it takes for a loaf of bread to go stale on the shelf.


Well if someone misses it they can always buy it on HDTracks for download. The other Encore releases seem to show up there as well. Perhaps they are just re-issuing them to remaster them one last time to prepare them for perpetual digital sales.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2012 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

How is it that folks in Europe appear to have received this already and I haven't?

Probably through Colosseum Records

http://www.colosseum.de/index.php/language/en/XTCsid/mni3rqdu8c0fqb0uak5iequ584

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2012 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)

My favourite line from the booklet:

"I'm not writing for films so much nowadays because I can't take instruction from people I know don't know what they're talking about. But if I was an up-and-coming composer, I would have to do just that or not work in films." -John Scott

True words. Lovely score, too. This man ought to have been in the A-league.

CK

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2012 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I just finally received this from Varese. I was totally unfamiliar with the score; it's lovely and was well worth picking up! The sound quality on the disk unfortunately leaves something to be desired. It sounds a pit pinched and I'm hearing clipping (I think that's the right term...) on high volume parts of some of the tracks. Anyone else a little underwhelmed with the sound quality here?

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The sound does have what people around here term 'a hot mastering', which is something Varese do at times, but it doesn't detract from my listening pleasure too much.
This was one of my original (and only) 3 LP's that I had by John Scott back in the day, together with Greystoke and King Kong Lives.
I imagine there are composers who could live to be 100 and not write a theme as sumptuous and breathtaking as this one. And this is just one of many from Scott's filmography.
The theme dominates the CD, heraldic and uplifting in Sam Wins The Race and gritty with an added rhythm section kick in Start Of The Search. It's a well paced album, with Scott re-arranging the tracks to avoid repetition of the suspense cues or the Main Theme quotes.
It reminds me of Bill Conti at times, recalling his work on Gloria and Prayer For The Dying (Conti replaced Scott on that one).
This scores' main theme is probably more famous from it's temp use during the final moments of Die Hard than it's use in this little seen film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I still have the LP - a little edgy (that characteristic digital edginess of the '80s) but with a smooth sounding system it's not so much of a problem and "Sam Wins the Race" is always one of my favorite John Scott pieces!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2014 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)


I imagine there are composers who could live to be 100 and not write a theme as sumptuous and breathtaking as this one. And this is just one of many from Scott's filmography.


Beautifully stated.

The central melody in this score has got to be one of the most aching, wonderful, transcendent themes ever written. As other have said, it moves and inspired to no end.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2014 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)


I imagine there are composers who could live to be 100 and not write a theme as sumptuous and breathtaking as this one. And this is just one of many from Scott's filmography.


Beautifully stated.

The central melody in this score has got to be one of the most aching, wonderful, transcendent themes ever written. As other have said, it moves and inspired to no end.

 
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