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

There are a few Goldsmith titles I regret picking up, but the main one was THE RUSSIA HOUSE.

I played it just once and that was more than enough - such a boring score! I sold it with the other Goldsmith titles along with a bunch of other CDs at a local Flea Market a few years back.

Oh well - somes CDs do it and some don't - I'm MUCH MORE selective on what I buy now these days...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (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.


I could not agree more. I took the score CDs out and the rest of the package is in a box in one of my closets. I did not have to pay full price for the set, but it would have been nice to have the option to get the expanded score by itself. I would have regretted it if I had to pay full price, but I impulsed purchased it since it was used in mint condition for $44.00.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I can't say I regret any of them. I don't listen to samples, so typically the music is either A) something I'm familiar enough with to know I'll enjoy it, or B) a calculated risk where, no matter where my opinions fall on a given album, I know I'll get my $x out of it

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

There are a few Goldsmith titles I regret picking up, but the main one was THE RUSSIA HOUSE.

I played it just once and that was more than enough - such a boring score! I sold it with the other Goldsmith titles along with a bunch of other CDs at a local Flea Market a few years back.

Oh well - somes CDs do it and some don't - I'm MUCH MORE selective on what I buy now these days...:-)


Oh no, swipes at the RH, that is a delicious score. Probably better with a red wine though.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Roy212   (Member)

After persons telling me that "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" was exceptionally good, I went to my local Best-Buy, and purchased this Reznor/Ross 3CD set.

WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP!!! it is totally a waste of time. Nothing good at all to say about this waste land of noise.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Mulholland Drive, a long time ago now. I don't even know what led to my impulse to buy it back then, but that's probably the only purchased score I've ever received no enjoyment from whatsoever.

Now, after that glowing endorsement, any Badalamenti fans interested in a trade? razz

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Mulholland Drive, a long time ago now. I don't even know what led to my impulse to buy it back then, but that's probably the only purchased score I've ever received no enjoyment from whatsoever.

Now, after that glowing endorsement, any Badalamenti fans interested in a trade? razz


I could dance all night to 'jitter bug'!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (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.


I could not agree more. I took the score CDs out and the rest of the package is in a box in one of my closets. I did not have to pay full price for the set, but it would have been nice to have the option to get the expanded score by itself. I would have regretted it if I had to pay full price, but I impulsed purchased it since it was used in mint condition for $44.00.


Wow! Where did you find Spartacus for $44?!

Chris

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

An incredible number of Williams (Stanley & Iris, Home Alone 1&2, Accidental Tourist, Jurassik Park, War Horse, Munich, etc. etc.) and Goldsmith (Matinee, Magic, ST Nemesis, the Haunting, Ghost and the Darkness, etc. etc.) soundtracks!

The funny thing is that I bought some of them more than once.
It's my bottle caps curse!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Given the divergent opinions here, maybe we should retitle this thread "Scores you hate, but others inexplicably don't"? Speaking of impulse buys, I just received In Search of Peace after hearing it heavily praised on the board. Thankfully, it doesn't fit this thread category and is a beautiful piece.

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Yeah, the line of the topic is a bit blurred between what an impulse is
and soundtracks you just didn't like (I may be guilty too).

Anyone want to define what impulse means to them?
I took it as not being really familiar with the score, bought the hype,
skipped the samples (as always) and taking the plunge with my $20.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

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


Well, yes...But I sure as hell don't regret buying it to get 'Seconds'.

'Seconds' should have been paired with 'City of Fear' (or is that just too much of a good thing?)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (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.


I could not agree more. I took the score CDs out and the rest of the package is in a box in one of my closets. I did not have to pay full price for the set, but it would have been nice to have the option to get the expanded score by itself. I would have regretted it if I had to pay full price, but I impulsed purchased it since it was used in mint condition for $44.00.


Wow! Where did you find Spartacus for $44?!

Chris


In a used CD store, not on-line.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

I don't regret any soundtrack purchase I have ever made. Even scores I don't especially like, the very act of listening to them has expanded my knowledge of the composer's canon, refined my thoughts on what I do and don't like in a film score, and helped inform future purchasing decisions. It's all an on-going process.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (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.


I could not agree more. I took the score CDs out and the rest of the package is in a box in one of my closets. I did not have to pay full price for the set, but it would have been nice to have the option to get the expanded score by itself. I would have regretted it if I had to pay full price, but I impulsed purchased it since it was used in mint condition for $44.00.


Wow! Where did you find Spartacus for $44?!

Chris


In a used CD store, not on-line.


Keep up the great, flawless English! Really! You're doing great!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Keep up the great, flawless English! Really! You're doing great!

Thank you, but I can not take all the credit myself. I am still using the computer program for help.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Aside from Batman, I regret most of my Elfman purchases.

Dude just doesn't do it for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Goblinscore you pretty much nailed what I meant for this post. I bought Tora Tora Tora because it was Jerry Goldsmith. Then when I listened to the whole score was a bit disapointed. If I had another shot, probably would of passed.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Aside from Batman, I regret most of my Elfman purchases.

Dude just doesn't do it for me.


Have to agree with this. After Batman he became a monumental disappointment. Though I do love Alice In Wonderland. wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Aside from Batman, I regret most of my Elfman purchases.

Dude just doesn't do it for me.


Agree completely. Thought I was the only one. The only two Elfman scores I own sound nothing like Elfman. Batman and Mission: Impossible.

 
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