It was actually the opposite. Intrada sold The Tower as a release and gave away a promo of the Core, courtesy of Christopher Young. That was well before Intrada officially released the Core.
Speaking for myself, I regret not buying some of the early John Morris comedy scores La-La-Land put out. I did manage to get Haunted Honeymoon and Clue, but I missed out on the rest. I didn't really appreciate how great those releases were until they were gone. There are some others as well, including a few Goldsmith expansions I waited too long before pulling the trigger, as well as the g