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Added Minority Report to the list

Final batch of E.T. already?  Dang that didn't take that long.     https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?pageID=53&forumID=1&threadID=118900&archive=0

That Mega Bass must have come in handy, especially when listening to the scores like Schindler's List.

8 minutes ago, The Illustrious Jerry said:

But I prefer a physical set because it's so much more than just the music (although we always love that). It just looks so darn good altogether. Plus, I always felt different about buying physical CDs as opposed to digital. It's just so much more. 

 

You know, I used to think so too. Now it doesn't matter to me anymore, at least when it comes to CDs. For me, the advantages of digital releases seem to outweigh the joy of owning the physical products, it seems, especially since I hardly ever handle the CDs at all, after ripping them on the very first day. Plus, they take space.

 

Books are different, though, at least for me. And that's only because I don't want to ruin my eyes by staring at some screen for hours on end... That's gotta be worse than staring at printed pages! And that's really the only reason. If it weren't for that, I'd welcome digital books too!

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On 1/30/2019 at 6:16 PM, Jurassic Shark said:

But we all know that the future belongs to the cassette.

 

I still remember at the very beginning, in the mid 90's, I used to listen to Jurassic Park on one of these bad boys! 😂 Ah, those were the days!

 

 

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And then the CD took off, and I got my very first Discman! I used to love Mega Bass... 

 

 

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The very first CD I ever bought was Schindler's List. I used to listen to it on my Discman over and over again...

 

 

6 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I had the same discman!

 

That was a pretty well-made little player! I think it lasted me well over a decade before it finally broke and stopped moving... I might have dropped it once too often. Oh well. 

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8 hours ago, Josh500 said:

The very first CD I ever bought was Schindler's List. I used to listen to it on my Discman over and over again...

That Mega Bass must have come in handy, especially when listening to the scores like Schindler's List. :lol:

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12 hours ago, Incanus said:

That Mega Bass must have come in handy, especially when listening to the scores like Schindler's List. :lol:

 

Actually it did.

 

As is the case with all orchestral music, it was the difference between hearing the contrabass clearly or not! I, naturally, preferred my music only with Mega Bass! :D

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After the Discman, I even used Sony's MiniDiscman for a time!

 

Actually I still think the MiniDisc should have taken off, instead of the Compact Disc. We're so used to it now, but if you think about it CDs are so impractical! They're easy to scratch, relatively big, rather awkward to handle, they skip so easily.... It's like the old LP vinyl records, only in miniature.

 

The MiniDiscs are so much better! They don't scratch, they're smaller, they don't skip, they can be easily overwritten.

 

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4 hours ago, bollemanneke said:

That's not the point. There are loads of expanded CDs I can't buy anymore because, God forgive me, I wasn't paying attention to specialty labels six years ago. Why can't these things be unlimited?

 

@bollemanneke Trying to be helpful here but I don't want to make it seem like I'm either talking down or not getting some sarcasm here but... Do you know how the re-use fees and licensing works for the labels and that they have to be limited due to how the unions and such work? It sucks but it has to be this way otherwise no one could afford the releases. 

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2 minutes ago, bollemanneke said:

Oh absolutely, I was just stating that I have no patience with any of these rules whose only purpose seems to be to frustrate record labels and buyers.

 

Ok, Yeah I'm with you there the fees and so on that our Labels have to pay just to get us the music is absurd and I certainly don't hold it against the labels as they have to live but the unions and so on that make this stuff so hard to do at our scale perhaps deserve a little "bile" thrown their way. 

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Updated the main post:

 

  1. the new Intrada Monsignor hadn't been aded yet, now it is
  2. the "unlimited" SpaceCamp from Intrada has seemingly quietly gone Out Of Print
  3. Quartet Records updated their website so I fixed the link for The Long Goodbye
  4. The second pressing of the Superman: Blue Box is now totally OOP
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4 hours ago, Jay said:

the "unlimited" SpaceCamp from Intrada has seemingly quietly gone Out Of Print

 

Which goes to show that Bolle's complaints about limited releases don't really matter all that much. All releases are limited, the officially limited ones just usually tell you the numbers up front. But everything is pressed in limited qualities, and when they are gone, the label has to decide whether to invest in pressing more or not.

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Added a link to Minority Report, added the Disaster Trilogy collection, notated that Black Sunday is actually in print again, and notated that A.I. Artificial Intelligence and JAWS are now Out of Print / Sold Out! 

 

If you hadn't heard the news about Jaws, it's discussed here: https://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/25775-jaws-2019-intrada-2cd-release-complete-film-tracks-original-lp-re-recording/&do=findComment&comment=1647674

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