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What didn't help was how they were presented in the films. The first score was the most present but was heavily rewritten so that the main "highlights" were: theme not written by Shore and the returni

My personal viewpoint: they're just not as good as the LotR scores. With almost all of the former's thematic material gone, Shore's relying on a new set of themes which overall aren't anywhere near as

How doesn't that make sense? An expansion can be arranged for listening. It neither has to be complete nor chronological.

Hook LLL - I was late to the collecting game when it came out and by the time I realized I wanted an expansion, this set was long gone. Not going to pay the ridiculous second market prices for it, so my only hope is a new set if it ever happens.

 

Nowadays, I don't take any chances, even if it's a financial burden.

 

 

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The only original soundtrack album I'm bummed I don't own is The Eiger Sanction; By the time I realized I wanted to own every Williams score, it was long OOP and selling for high prices on the secondary market.  I hope a specialty label revisits this score, either an expansion or straight reissue of the OST album

 

As far as specialty label titles go, I never got the FSM Poseidon Adventure/Paper Chase/Conrack or Towering Inferno.  If a label gets to revisit Paper Chase and Conrack somehow, then I won't mind not having that one as much but for now I'm bummed.  

 

Beyond that, I missed out on the big Lost In Space LLL boxset only because I wanted to wait for a sale being investing in it for the 4 scores on it I cared about, and then it just suddenly went OOP with no warning and I missed it.  Still annoyed about that one.

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Man I feel so lucky not to really have missed anything I hugely wanted. The things I did miss (such as the Poseidon Adventure or Patton, for example) got re-released eventually. There are some of the 60s JW scores on FSM that came out when I wasn't aware of that I missed, but fun though they are, aren't crucial purchases although I'd pick them up if they got re-released.

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I'm annoyed that Varese only 1000 pressed copies of their Raggedy Man re-issue, which sold out in a few days before I was able to secure it.

 

Other than that, Kamen's Open Range, Peter Bernstein's My Science Project, Giacchino's Tomorrowland and Intrada's Volume 1 of Battlestar Galactica.

 

On the downloads front, I had a bunch of stuff in my Google Play Music store wantlist for ages, thinking I would get to purchase them at some stage, and then Google goes and closes their store down without warning. A lot of thise titles are not available on iTunes so I've missed them.

 

I'm also sorry I waited to purchase the iTunes exclusive DE of Goldsmith's Lionheart, as all the Varese iTunes exclusives have now disappeared.

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1 hour ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

Fuck that! The brilliant original, as scored by David Shire.

 

But that's (surprisingly) still available!

 

For me, between the late 90s and the Concorde release, this used to be Temple of Doom. I had the original album in my hands at the (now long gone) local Virgin Megastore, but didn't buy it. The next day it was gone, and I've never seen it again anywhere.

 

Now it's the expanded releases of Die Hard 2 and I suppose Spaceballs.

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1 hour ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I had all three expanded DH scores, but sold them. I've never gotten much out of this music on its own.

 

I've had the original DH2 release since before the expansion was released, but never found it of much interest and therefore skipped the expansion. Then later Karol sent me a couple of clips to show me that the album was so uninteresting because the best stuff was missing from it.

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10 minutes ago, Jay said:

I can't imagine any Spielberg/Williams collaboration will be OOP for too long of a time.

 

Though 1941 has been OOP for a while now so who knows...

 

Yeah and that's part of the reason why I haven't purchased them from ebay/amazon yet.

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6 hours ago, Bounty95 said:

E. T. (La-La Land). I wasn't aware of this release until it had already been OOP. Although MV gave me some hope when I asked about a possible reissue ("we'll see") 

 

It must have sold well to go OOP in only a couple of years. I wouldn't be surprised if that one reappears for the 40th Anniversary in a couple of years.

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MIKLOS ROZSA TREASURY Set from FSM.  Just when I had the funds and had placed my order it became OOP and out of stock. Then a year so later Lukas Kendfall found aihiiden box with some Units. But by that time I had no funds to cover that purchase. 

 

Recently the LLL's NEVADA SMITH WESTERN FILM COLLECTION 4CD set had sold out too, but I privately asked MV if they still had a copy and lo and behold he had one. I was just lucky to get that last week. whew!

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This is real dumb, but I missed LLL’s Space Balls which was around forever and even discounted to, I think, five bucks before going OOP.  I just never got around to it.  Eventually picked up the digital release which doesn’t have the song or alternates...

 

as far as Williams, I caught most of them so maybe Conrack/Paper Chase, or the Eiger Sanction OST whenever that CD was available.  Or the Amazing Stories comps.

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6 hours ago, GerateWohl said:

I regret not having purchased the Joel McNeely recordings of Bernard Herrmann's scores for North by Northwest, Citizen Kane and the rejected score for The Torn Curtain.

A definite shame re North by Northwest, for my money the best way to experience that score. Torn Curtain definitely suffers from the worst reverb of any Varese re-recording and the Bernstein version is preferable (if not complete), although also hard to obtain! Maybe Quartet will do another re-recording of it sometime. For Citizen Kane, I highly recommend the recording on Chandos conducted by Ramon Gamba which I think edges the McNeely version and I think is more or less complete (it's a couple of minutes shorter but I don't know if that's just tempo variation or missing music). If it's not easy to get on CD, it's available for lossless download.

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