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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Alright, it was a sales pitch designed to provoke those of us sitting on the fence to move.



I'd say telling everyone within 24 hours of release that it is the slowest mover ever is the best way to make undecided people hesitate even more about pressing the buy button because they'll then expect it to be on sale at half price at some point.


As I also made clear in my original post, because this CD is reaching people outside of our closely knit little FSM circle, it doesn't matter if people hesitate. They will not be getting this for half price anytime soon - I don't usually do the sale items for at least eight months, and those are only titles that have sold poorly. This title has only sold poorly to the film music collectors - it's actually moving very well for the reasons I've stated.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Bruce, many fans, including me, just don't have the money to buy all the CDs we would like to, good as they may be. So to a degree, we must limit our purchases to those we want the very most. Still, I buy most of the Kritzerland CDs.

I can understand your disappointment with the slow sales from film score fans. I'm happy to see WW2 collectors have made up for this. smile

You said you have learned your lesson. Do you mean a future Victor Young CD would be say 35 minutes and not expanded with other Young music to say 65 minutes? I hope not.

In the past few years Kritzerland has become my favorite CD label because of all the golden age CDs you have issued! smile



 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce, many fans, including me, just don't have the money to buy all the CDs we would like to, good as they may be. So to a degree, we must limit our purchases to those we want the very most. Still, I buy most of the Kritzerland CDs.

I can understand your disappointment with the slow sales from film score fans. I'm happy to see WW2 collectors have made up for this. smile

You said you have learned your lesson. Do you mean a future Victor Young CD would be say 35 minutes and not expanded with other Young music to say 65 minutes? I hope not.

In the past few years Kritzerland has become my favorite CD label because of all the golden age CDs you have issued! smile


No, it doesn't mean that - it means I will think twice about doing any 2 CD sets just for bargain purposes, unless it makes total sense, like Preminger at Fox. It's just that in this case (and going forward any case LIKE this case) there is no reason to spend the dough doing the extra stuff if only one of the scores is what people really want, in this case the WWII folks who, I'm quite certain, will probably never even listen to the other scores. This was a very expensive CD to do - I did it because I'm a huge fan of Overlord, but more importantly of Paul Glass. It's a shame that a lot of film score folks will not buy this - it's just wonderful music but it is what it is.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

I hope that Bruce will be happy now - ordered this + ONE-EYED JACKS.
(Maybe first order for both titles from Russia?)

And yes, I hope he will be happy - I promised to order this and did it! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I hope that Bruce will be happy now - ordered this + ONE-EYED JACKS.
(Maybe first order for both titles from Russia?)

And yes, I hope he will be happy - I promised to order this and did it! wink


I always enjoy when your orders come in from Russia with love! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   SingingObelisk   (Member)

I have learned a valuable lesson today. The sales to our usual soundtrack folk here are the worst we've EVER had for any title. These are seriously good scores so it's a little shocking to me. The good news is I don't care because this title is selling to WWII buffs and a whole other audience - so sales are actually just fine. The lesson learned is we could have sold the exact same amount had we just kept it at Overlord, a thirty-six minute score. We would not have sold one less copy, hence the extra time, dough, and effort to make this an incredible deal and keep the price to our regular one CD price was for nothing - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

I actually listened to the samples and they're quite good. I'm not going to buy it though - the tone of the above statement is insulting to me, a soundtrack fan. It's a little shocking to me. There's no reason to give my money to someone with an attitude like that. There are so many more labels who have equally good music - but a more professional and nicer attitude. I learned a valuable lesson today. You got my money in the past - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

Please everyone, join me in not investing in this label before and in repeating what happened here in any future messages about releases from this label, on this message board and all other message boards.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

I have learned a valuable lesson today. The sales to our usual soundtrack folk here are the worst we've EVER had for any title. These are seriously good scores so it's a little shocking to me. The good news is I don't care because this title is selling to WWII buffs and a whole other audience - so sales are actually just fine. The lesson learned is we could have sold the exact same amount had we just kept it at Overlord, a thirty-six minute score. We would not have sold one less copy, hence the extra time, dough, and effort to make this an incredible deal and keep the price to our regular one CD price was for nothing - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

I actually listened to the samples and they're quite good. I'm not going to buy it though - the tone of the above statement is insulting to me, a soundtrack fan. It's a little shocking to me. There's no reason to give my money to someone with an attitude like that. There are so many more labels who have equally good music - but a more professional and nicer attitude. I learned a valuable lesson today. You got my money in the past - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

Please everyone, join me in not investing in this label before and in repeating what happened here in any future messages about releases from this label, on this message board and all other message boards.


Change your name to StrikinglyObtuse, and I'll think about it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I have learned a valuable lesson today. The sales to our usual soundtrack folk here are the worst we've EVER had for any title. These are seriously good scores so it's a little shocking to me. The good news is I don't care because this title is selling to WWII buffs and a whole other audience - so sales are actually just fine. The lesson learned is we could have sold the exact same amount had we just kept it at Overlord, a thirty-six minute score. We would not have sold one less copy, hence the extra time, dough, and effort to make this an incredible deal and keep the price to our regular one CD price was for nothing - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

I actually listened to the samples and they're quite good. I'm not going to buy it though - the tone of the above statement is insulting to me, a soundtrack fan. It's a little shocking to me. There's no reason to give my money to someone with an attitude like that. There are so many more labels who have equally good music - but a more professional and nicer attitude. I learned a valuable lesson today. You got my money in the past - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

Please everyone, join me in not investing in this label before and in repeating what happened here in any future messages about releases from this label, on this message board and all other message boards.


Change your name to StrikinglyObtuse, and I'll think about it.


smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I have learned a valuable lesson today. The sales to our usual soundtrack folk here are the worst we've EVER had for any title. These are seriously good scores so it's a little shocking to me. The good news is I don't care because this title is selling to WWII buffs and a whole other audience - so sales are actually just fine. The lesson learned is we could have sold the exact same amount had we just kept it at Overlord, a thirty-six minute score. We would not have sold one less copy, hence the extra time, dough, and effort to make this an incredible deal and keep the price to our regular one CD price was for nothing - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

I actually listened to the samples and they're quite good. I'm not going to buy it though - the tone of the above statement is insulting to me, a soundtrack fan. It's a little shocking to me. There's no reason to give my money to someone with an attitude like that. There are so many more labels who have equally good music - but a more professional and nicer attitude. I learned a valuable lesson today. You got my money in the past - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

Please everyone, join me in not investing in this label before and in repeating what happened here in any future messages about releases from this label, on this message board and all other message boards.



If you are going to try to rally the anonymous masses, do it for a worthwhile cause like erradicating world hunger or stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

File this cause under trivial.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I have learned a valuable lesson today. The sales to our usual soundtrack folk here are the worst we've EVER had for any title. These are seriously good scores so it's a little shocking to me. The good news is I don't care because this title is selling to WWII buffs and a whole other audience - so sales are actually just fine. The lesson learned is we could have sold the exact same amount had we just kept it at Overlord, a thirty-six minute score. We would not have sold one less copy, hence the extra time, dough, and effort to make this an incredible deal and keep the price to our regular one CD price was for nothing - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

I actually listened to the samples and they're quite good. I'm not going to buy it though - the tone of the above statement is insulting to me, a soundtrack fan. It's a little shocking to me. There's no reason to give my money to someone with an attitude like that. There are so many more labels who have equally good music - but a more professional and nicer attitude. I learned a valuable lesson today. You got my money in the past - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

Please everyone, join me in not investing in this label before and in repeating what happened here in any future messages about releases from this label, on this message board and all other message boards.



If you are going to try to rally the anonymous masses, do it for a worthwhile cause like erradicating world hunger or stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

File this cause under trivial.


Thank you. We file this under "Making a Mountain out of Less Than a Molehill By Someone Making Their First-Ever Post in a Kritzerland Thread." smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I have learned a valuable lesson today. The sales to our usual soundtrack folk here are the worst we've EVER had for any title. These are seriously good scores so it's a little shocking to me. The good news is I don't care because this title is selling to WWII buffs and a whole other audience - so sales are actually just fine. The lesson learned is we could have sold the exact same amount had we just kept it at Overlord, a thirty-six minute score. We would not have sold one less copy, hence the extra time, dough, and effort to make this an incredible deal and keep the price to our regular one CD price was for nothing - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

I actually listened to the samples and they're quite good. I'm not going to buy it though - the tone of the above statement is insulting to me, a soundtrack fan. It's a little shocking to me. There's no reason to give my money to someone with an attitude like that. There are so many more labels who have equally good music - but a more professional and nicer attitude. I learned a valuable lesson today. You got my money in the past - it will not happen again, I can assure you.

Please everyone, join me in not investing in this label before and in repeating what happened here in any future messages about releases from this label, on this message board and all other message boards.



If you are going to try to rally the anonymous masses, do it for a worthwhile cause like erradicating world hunger or stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

File this cause under trivial.


Thank you. We file this under "Making a Mountain out of Less Than a Molehill By Someone Making Their First-Ever Post in a Kritzerland Thread." smile


Is that a bit of foreshadowing about your next release? smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


We file this under "Making a Mountain out of Less Than a Molehill By Someone Making Their First-Ever Post in a Kritzerland Thread." smile


Is that a bit of foreshadowing about your next release? smile





The Slender Thread?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)


We file this under "Making a Mountain out of Less Than a Molehill By Someone Making Their First-Ever Post in a Kritzerland Thread." smile


Is that a bit of foreshadowing about your next release? smile






The Slender Thread?

I think THIS is the slender thread! smile No, our next release will be a fine release that will not sell to WWII buffs.

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

The US trailer for the first release of the film:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7TJea3S160


It's misconceived in its emphasis like most trailers, but what can you do? Some of Glass's music at intervals.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


We file this under "Making a Mountain out of Less Than a Molehill By Someone Making Their First-Ever Post in a Kritzerland Thread." smile


Is that a bit of foreshadowing about your next release? smile






The Slender Thread?


I think THIS is the slender thread! smile No, our next release will be a fine release that will not sell to WWII buffs.


Will it sell to Vietnam Vets like me? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Overlord will be shipping either Friday morning or Monday morning, four weeks a head of schedule. Whew! Also, the film is being shown in the classic series at Cannes this year, which is a major event for it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Even though I'm now a poor student and have to prioritize my purchases to just my absolute favorites, I have to say I was impressed by the samples on this one and when I am no longer a poor student I think I'll pick it up. Am very intrigued by the director and films now too, from the discussion here.

I'm grateful Bruce is around to champion the stuff nobody else seems to. Lukas Kendall used to be the reigning king of that (thanks again for that gem, Eye of the Devil!) and now it's Bruce. (Honorable mention to Quartet Records, and of course MSM is tops when it comes to modern scores...)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2014 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Received mine today and have had two listens.

An excellent set. Both Paul Glass scores are impressive and presented in fine sound. For me, "Hustle" is worth the price of the set on its own, but Overlord is a very high class score and I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. The Farnon is a laid back score that needed a second listen before I warmed to it, but now it's getting its third play and I'm enjoying it a lot.
Lots of quality music to look forward to for those who have ordered it. Those who haven't will be rewarded if they think again and decide to get it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2014 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Received mine today and have had two listens.

An excellent set. Both Paul Glass scores are impressive and presented in fine sound. For me, "Hustle" is worth the price of the set on its own, but Overlord is a very high class score and I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. The Farnon is a laid back score that needed a second listen before I warmed to it, but now it's getting its third play and I'm enjoying it a lot.
Lots of quality music to look forward to for those who have ordered it. Those who haven't will be rewarded if they think again and decide to get it.


Will they, though? smile

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Received mine today and have had two listens.

An excellent set. Both Paul Glass scores are impressive and presented in fine sound. For me, "Hustle" is worth the price of the set on its own, but Overlord is a very high class score and I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. The Farnon is a laid back score that needed a second listen before I warmed to it, but now it's getting its third play and I'm enjoying it a lot.
Lots of quality music to look forward to for those who have ordered it. Those who haven't will be rewarded if they think again and decide to get it.


Will they, though? smile


They may never make it to Paul Glass.

 
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