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 Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Cheap soundtracks. ..bane of my existence, I never pass on em & rarely enjoy them.
Even worse, I'm a hoarder for scores, since I always give multi chances over the years & keep
trying to find at least 1 redeeming cue.

As (I thought) a big Fielding fan I hate to add Beyond the Poseidon Adventure to the thread of shame. The PR sounded exciting, the length of it told me it was an epic score, lots of you guys had praise - I tried 3 times, only about 5mins of revisitable material....however, I'll try again next year anyway!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Cheap soundtracks. ..bane of my existence, I never pass on em & rarely enjoy them.
Even worse, I'm a hoarder for scores, since I always give multi chances over the years & keep
trying to find at least 1 redeeming cue.

As (I thought) a big Fielding fan I hate to add Beyond the Poseidon Adventure to the thread of shame. The PR sounded exciting, the length of it told me it was an epic score, lots of you guys had praise - I tried 3 times, only about 5mins of revisitable material....however, I'll try again next year anyway!


This one's a funny score... some days I quite like it, and on other days it bores the hell outta me. Go figure and good luck, maybe the next time's the charm for you!

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Cheap soundtracks. ..bane of my existence, I never pass on em & rarely enjoy them.
Even worse, I'm a hoarder for scores, since I always give multi chances over the years & keep
trying to find at least 1 redeeming cue.

As (I thought) a big Fielding fan I hate to add Beyond the Poseidon Adventure to the thread of shame. The PR sounded exciting, the length of it told me it was an epic score, lots of you guys had praise - I tried 3 times, only about 5mins of revisitable material....however, I'll try again next year anyway!


This one's a funny score... some days I quite like it, and on other days it bores the hell outta me. Go figure and good luck, maybe the next time's the charm for you!

Chris.


See!! Thanks & no thanks Chris, that's precisely why I'm buried alive with this stuff!!! ;-)

Cheers, Sean

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Yeah, wow, a lot of regrets you have would be gold for me. To the OP, give Tora! Tora! Tora! some time, particularly the back half of the score. Age a factor? I didn't get super into the early Goldsmith until a couple years into "breaking into" film music. I'm tellin' ya, "Pre-Flight Countdown" is where it's at, man. Skip to 1:45 if you haven't heard this, everyone else. I couldn't get the thing to start immediately at the right time.



Fantastic score. Still waiting for a spruced up deluxe edition.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

It's not easy question...
But I can say - I never regret for any CD in my collection.
It's all comes with time - some score are like wine - they suddenly become your favorite only after several years (or several re-listening).
For example - when I listened Kaper's Bounty for the first time, it's not impressed me.
This week I listen it again (2 years after first listening!). I reorganized CD program for my iPod - complete score on Disc 1 (disc 1 and several tracks from disc 2 on original release), unused score - on Disc 2 (rest of disc 2 + several tracks from disc 3), and Disc 3 contain all alternates and other bonus tracks. For two days I listened complete score, today I almost finished with unused one. Good God - I love it now!
Same was with Goldsmith's Red Pony - it was blind buying and when it arrived, I listened it only once and not very careful. 2 weeks ago I re-listened this again. And I can say that it's good score, now I don't regret for money, which I spent for it...
So, all comes with time.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Spartacus

Not the score itself but that box set. It's simply "overkill" and was too expensive. Too much stuff I will never listen to.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

IQ by Goldsmith.
As much as I love Goldsmith...that score is just awful to listen to.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 1:28 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

No regrets.

(Which Tora, Tora, Tora and what would you trade for. :-D )

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Dragonslayer (Alex North)
Medal of honor Soundtrack collection
Near Dark (Tangerine Dream)
The Funhouse (John Beal)

Not that there's anything wrong with them, those titles just didn't rock my boat and I sold them. There was also a Bruce Broughton intrada title which I can't even remember the title of... Right now, I try to avoid impulse purchases and just wait it out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Happened to me PLENTY of times over the years, especially in the 90s and early 2000s. In some cases, I've been able to trade or sell them off, in other cases I've been stuck with them -- even to this day.

Now, however, I am so extremely restrictive in my purchases that it's not likely to happen.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

One man's garbage is another man's treasure. The point being everyone has likes and dislikes- that obvious purchase made is probably with a different expectations but that happens when you make a blind decision. Sometimes scores take time to grown on you and then become indispensible. The same score that you dont end up liking is already a favourite of some one.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I have always been selective about the type of music I buy, but I do not have any "regrets" over any soundtrack purchased.

There are a few LPs and CDs I would not have and should not have bought because the music is bland or dull, but they are at the fringe and I usually forget about them. Most of that happened years ago.

Also, while I do listen to a wide range of (classical) music, at various times I am usually interested at different things. Right now, for these past few weeks, I am not listening to all that much film music, but rather lots of stuff by Dvorak as well as Stockhausen and Elliot Carter (odd combo, I know).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 3:50 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I have to admit I haven't listened to Tora! Tora! Tora! in a long time. I don't regret getting it, though.

I'm not sure I really regret getting any of the soundtracks I have, actually, though some were definitely impulse buys that I wouldn't feel compelled to pick up now.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

It really does come down to individual taste. I read from captains post that The Goonies was on the list. I happened to love that score so much that when it was OOP I bought it on Amazon for $35.00 thinking it was a steal. I will have to give Tora Tora Tora another shot and if I still haven't changed my mind, N.P. Zwar we can talk trade.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Whenever LaLaLand is selling stuff for $2.99 a pop, I usually grab a few, and almost always regret it (Undead? Beach Blanket Bingo? What was I thinking?!).

I thought UNDEAD had it's moments, particularly an incredibly catchy main theme. Synths are a bit on the cheap side, but I don't regret buying it.

I had high hopes for Les Baxter's THE BEAST WITHIN, but that didn't do it for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Mission to Mars. I just don't know what I was thinking.

Let me help you...

Clearly, you were thinking that your taste was sophisticated enough to enjoy this, and sadly you were wrong. Give it a few more years and try again. And if you still don't enjoy it, then stick to less exacting fare...

big grin

TG (being deliberately provocative)

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I have only two soundtracks on Impulse, "Alfie" by Sonny Rollins and "Sweet Love, Bitter" by Mal Waldron, and I don't regret either.

big grin

That reminds me, I've been meaning to pick up Alfie.

Looks like the Waldron was released on CD only in Japan. Will keep my eyes peeled...

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I have always been selective about the type of music I buy, but I do not have any "regrets" over any soundtrack purchased.


I am very selective but occasionally I get dragged into a score purchase by some samples that aren't representative of the full score.

I have actually found a few decent bargain scores from smaller labels. Though mostly from composers most people have never heard of.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   lostboy408   (Member)

The Bodyguard by Alan Silvestri


I like Silvestri, but this score is largely forgettable in my opinion. I know I should probably give it another listen to see if if like it as I've found myself coming around on scores I've despised. but I really just don't want to... it was so bland

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Quite a lot I expect. The immediate one that comes to mind is the ear-bleed that is AVP: R by Brian Tyler. There's many more but thankfully I've mostly forgotten about them.

 
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