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 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

Looks like it might be a possibility:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/01/15/warner-archive-may-be-branching-out-to-manuactured-on-demand-soundtracks/

Will this be a good thing or bad thing? I'm not a fan of pressed-on-demand cds, but it might get some long-wanted gems out there...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'm with you, better than nothing, but I hate paying money for a burned CD.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Gotham95   (Member)

I saw that too. I wonder what titles could be released if they do this?

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

What exactly do you think that "manufactured on demand" means except overpriced and poorly produced CDRs?

I'll rather wait for something and have it done by a real label that actually cares about their product and customers than have something now available in poor quality and pretty much for the same price.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

As long as the music is CD quality, I'm just happy that things are released. Hopefully this means good things for us smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

As long as the music is CD quality, I'm just happy that things are released. Hopefully this means good things for us smile

Worse case scenario Warner stop licensing scores to our favourite labels. That wouldn't be good.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I didn't read that as soundtracks, I read it as music from the Warner record labels. They have a vast back catalogue, pop & classical.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

This reminds me, on German Amazon this was announced like two years ago:

<http://www.amazon.de/MacArthur-Jerry-Goldsmith/dp/B004LB4F5U?SubscriptionId=1DYT0FKRGWMCT7GACS82&tag=snime-21&linkCode=sp1&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B004LB4F5U>

...but it never was really available. Wonder what happened? Has it to do with Vareses new management?

As for CDRs, I've nothing against them, if it's the only option. And as long as they're not burned mp3s!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I didn't read that as soundtracks, I read it as music from the Warner record labels. They have a vast back catalogue, pop & classical.


The original comment does specify "Seems like there's a lot of film scores that would benefit from the WAC model" - film scores in particular... and Warner's comment agrees with that.

The Warner Archives DVD's I have are quality product. The Amazon CD's on demand I own have been good quality overall.

Cautiously optimistic.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   increbula   (Member)

As long as the music is CD quality, I'm just happy that things are released.

Absolutely. If that's the only way to get unreleased scores, I'm all for it. Expecting pressed CDs for every low-demand soundtrack is just not realistic.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   jskoda   (Member)

Masterworks Broadway has started releasing things this way--as a download, or as a pressed CD-R. They just released the soundtrack from the 1959 LI'L ABNER film, which hasn't been on CD before.

http://www.masterworksbroadway.com/blog/a-li%E2%80%99l-bit-of-l%E2%80%99il-abner

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Am I missing something? Unless Warner Bros. has made a deal with the musicians' union (which is, of course, possible), pressing very small numbers of never-released scores seems a prohibitively expensive proposition. Sure, they could reissue LPs (and out of print CDs), but Warner Bros. is no longer associated with Warner Bros. Records -- that's a completely separate company -- so what back catalogue could they have?

But maybe I just don't get it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Would love to get NO BLADE OF GRASS !!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

The poster in the link, asked Warner Archive specifically about soundtracks.

This may be one way that George F may find to release his deluxe versions of film musicals.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

The poster in the link, asked Warner Archive specifically about soundtracks.

This may be one way that George F may find to release his deluxe versions of film musicals.


Thats how I see it. And I hope you are correct!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

double

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I'll take a professionally-pressed CDR with cover art over NOTHING any day of the week. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This seems like a natural idea for pre-existing LPs and OOP CDs, although I too wonder what Warner Bros. Pictures has available to them in that regard. As to releasing previously unavailable film music, that would seem to entail a lot of work--the same level of work as our specialty labels now put in to creating a new release. That seems to be a different animal from just transferring previously existing films onto digital.

Great news about the LI'L ABNER soundtrack becoming available. Late last year we got the film version of the stage musical A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC from the same source. Can we dare hope for the other films-from-stage-musicals to which Columbia Records holds the soundtrack rights--1776 and PORGY AND BESS?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Does this mean we will finally get some Warner Bros. Max Steiner? Waxman? Tiomkin? Roemheld? Deutsch? and? Would love to see Chisum and 60s and 70s WB too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

For Warner soundtrack releases I'd look to La-La Land & Intrada. I can't see Warner bothering, the market is just too tiny, easier to license out titles.

 
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