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 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

That's the trick, right? I'm forever indebted to FSM for further spurring my interest in that era, or at least refreshing it for me.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   Riddick   (Member)

Great deal! Just picked up 6 titles.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)





I was just about to order THE SEARCHERS from SAE and saw this sale. So I also ordered:

It's Alive, The Great Santini and Islands in the Stream. Great deal!

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

Can anyone recommend any of the Goldsmith scores that are still available from the FSM catalog? I imagine there are not any five-star, holy trails, but I bet there are some good discoveries to be had. Any input would be greatful.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Can anyone recommend any of the Goldsmith scores that are still available from the FSM catalog? I imagine there are not any five-star, holy trails, but I bet there are some good discoveries to be had. Any input would be greatful.

They should be in amongst this lot. Definitely Twilight Zone: The Movie and Logan's Run (still there, incredibly.)

http://www1.screenarchives.com/composer.cfm?composerID=448

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

Can anyone recommend any of the Goldsmith scores that are still available from the FSM catalog? I imagine there are not any five-star, holy trails, but I bet there are some good discoveries to be had. Any input would be greatful.

They should be in amongst this lot. Definitely Twilight Zone: The Movie and Logan's Run (still there, incredibly.)

http://www1.screenarchives.com/composer.cfm?composerID=448


Thank you. I should have mentioned I already own, Twilight Zone, Gremlins, Poltergeist. I should have clarified I meant the lesser known movies/tv scores. I will look into Logan's Run? Any love for the Traveling Excutioner?

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Don't miss out on Logan's Run whatever you do. Now, it just so happens I don't have Traveling Executioner but I've thought about it before, so your guess is as good as mine. smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   crogrr   (Member)

Lukas - Thank You So Much for what you have done for film music preservation! ! It was an honor to meet you at several film music fan gatherings. To confess....I probably own about 95% of the FSM Catalog! I think I will spin the glorious Raintree County tonight in honor of ..... you.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Can anyone recommend any of the Goldsmith scores that are still available from the FSM catalog? I imagine there are not any five-star, holy trails, but I bet there are some good discoveries to be had. Any input would be greatful.

You're wrong...more five-star Goldsmith Holy Grails on FSM besides the three you have:

Islands in the Stream (blows away the Intrada re recording)

Dr. Kildare (amazing variety and each of his scores on the level of a feature film score)

Cain's Hundred (almost as good as the preceding...)

Under Fire (if you don't have it already from some other label...or even if you do the new liner notes are great)

The Last Run (freaking awesome and it comes with bonuses)

After you've got all of those five-star releases, the following are also very good especially at 30% off:
Logan's Run (I admire it more than enjoy it because I find the synths hard to take at times), Outland (excellent and definitive but perhaps better in film than on album), the Homecoming (not amazing like the above but still lovely and intimate and paired with fun early Horner)...

Now the other available Goldsmith titles are good too but those should be your highest priority IMO.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

So the re-pressing of the 5-CD Ben-Hur has almost sold out. I always wondered if the interest would keep up after the initial rush. Good to hear.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

Any love for the Traveling Excutioner?

It's very much in the vein of Goldsmith's other Americana scores (e.g. The Flim-Flam Man, Ace Eli, etc...). If you like those, you'll like this, but it's definitely not a top priority for a Goldsmith collection. I'll echo the comment that Islands in the Stream and Logan's Run are not to be missed, even though the latter is not the easiest listening at times.

Chris.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


I am happy to see the discussion of our titles. Probably most people know—the CD pages here at FSM have generous sound clips. I never wanted people to feel like they were buying a CD blind. (Thanks to Neil Bulk who prepped and loaded most of them!)

So on The Traveling Executioner, why wonder when you can follow the link...

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/store/MP3/0506/14_THE_GETAWAY.MP3

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

I am happy to see the discussion of our titles. Probably most people know—the CD pages here at FSM have generous sound clips. I never wanted people to feel like they were buying a CD blind. (Thanks to Neil Bulk who prepped and loaded most of them!)

So on The Traveling Executioner, why wonder when you can follow the link...

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/store/MP3/0506/14_THE_GETAWAY.MP3

Lukas


The sound clips are definitely a major asset, Lukas. But I'll tell you the number one thing that grew my FSM collection was that series of volume-by-volume recollections / low quantity alerts you did. I think I went from about 12 FSM titles to close to 70 by gradually working my way through the list over a few years.

In terms of hidden FSM gems, may I recommend A Man Called Horse by Rosenman, which I find to be one of his most accessible and beautiful works. I also can't understand why there isn't more discussion of Days of Heaven which has to be one of the most beautiful scores ever written period and which is an absolutely phenomenal release, not to be missed.

Anyone else got any suggestions?

Chris.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

In terms of hidden FSM gems, may I recommend A Man Called Horse by Rosenman, which I find to be one of his most accessible and beautiful works. I also can't understand why there isn't more discussion of Days of Heaven which has to be one of the most beautiful scores ever written period and which is an absolutely phenomenal release, not to missed.

Hear, hear.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 9:32 PM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

Can anyone recommend any of the Goldsmith scores that are still available from the FSM catalog? I imagine there are not any five-star, holy trails, but I bet there are some good discoveries to be had. Any input would be greatful.

You're wrong...more five-star Goldsmith Holy Grails on FSM besides the three you have:

Islands in the Stream (blows away the Intrada re recording)

Dr. Kildare (amazing variety and each of his scores on the level of a feature film score)

Cain's Hundred (almost as good as the preceding...)

Under Fire (if you don't have it already from some other label...or even if you do the new liner notes are great)

The Last Run (freaking awesome and it comes with bonuses)

After you've got all of those five-star releases, the following are also very good especially at 30% off:
Logan's Run (I admire it more than enjoy it because I find the synths hard to take at times), Outland (excellent and definitive but perhaps better in film than on album), the Homecoming (not amazing like the above but still lovely and intimate and paired with fun early Horner)...

Now the other available Goldsmith titles are good too but those should be your highest priority IMO.

Yavar


Thank you Yavar and everyone else for the input. I own too many CDs :-) and have yet to listen to a great majority of them. So, I apologize for not listing what I owned up front (FSM/Goldsmith wise). I own Islands in the Stream, Cain's Hundred and Under Fire. I look forward to finally listening to those.

That said, I got what I needed from your post. I think I'm buying Dr. Kildare, Last Run and Logan's Run. Who knows, The Traveling Executioner might end up in the cart too :-) The two cues before the final one sound fantastic!

Thanks again for all the great posts!

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

So the re-pressing of the 5-CD Ben-Hur has almost sold out. I always wondered if the interest would keep up after the initial rush. Good to hear.

Yes. Good to hear. Easily one of the greatest if not greatest film score of them all.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

In terms of hidden FSM gems, may I recommend A Man Called Horse by Rosenman, which I find to be one of his most accessible and beautiful works. I also can't understand why there isn't more discussion of Days of Heaven which has to be one of the most beautiful scores ever written period and which is an absolutely phenomenal release, not to missed.

Hear, hear.


Yes and yes! DAYS OF HEAVEN, for me, is one of FSM's most very important releases, and that's saying something!

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I am happy to see the discussion of our titles. Probably most people know—the CD pages here at FSM have generous sound clips. I never wanted people to feel like they were buying a CD blind. (Thanks to Neil Bulk who prepped and loaded most of them!)

Lukas, I have always appreciated the generosity of FSM's clips. Especially in regards to those films with which I am unfamiliar. Nothing will get me interested more quickly than clips for the entire album, as I am given an idea of the sound and general tone of the whole score.

I cannot understand why FSM remains the only label to have done this, but since its closure, I virtually never blind buy anymore. Why would I?

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2015 - 12:02 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

How I wish you would reincarnate FSM, Lukas.

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2015 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

How I wish you would reincarnate FSM, Lukas.

Me too!
I think it would be the only way to see again vintage John Williams scores of the 60s and early 70s.

 
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