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 Posted:   Feb 13, 2011 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Top music, and appears to be great sound.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   goldsmith-rulez   (Member)

Great news indeed! What a fabulous score!!!

[Qualification: Film music fans opposed to "contemporary-sounding" music need not bother - it was a very modern score for its time, and positive proof that Les Baxter was more, so much more than just a provider of easy listening!)

They should release all the Baxter scores for the Corman Poe series. They were all very imaginative.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

They should release all the Baxter scores for the Corman Poe series. They were all very imaginative.

Considering they have been presumed to be lost all of these years, the release of Usher was not only an ecstatic surprise for many of us, but it now provides new found hope that others may possibly follow. Perhaps the masters are all still missing, but as Usher has shown there may be other sources from which to construct a release. The sound may not be what we would get from a well preserved master or other first or second generation sources, but anything is light years ahead of the nothing we've had!

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

They should release all the Baxter scores for the Corman Poe series. They were all very imaginative.

Considering they have been presumed to be lost all of these years, the release of Usher was not only an ecstatic surprise for many of us, but it now provides new found hope that others may possibly follow. Perhaps the masters are all still missing, but as Usher has shown there may be other sources from which to construct a release. The sound may not be what we would get from a well preserved master or other first or second generation sources, but anything is light years ahead of the nothing we've had!


Usher and Panic in Year Zero were two of the most jolting shocks of delight I received in the last year or two! Assuming that they were long lost, when the releases happened, it was though someone had risen from the grave!

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   goldsmith-rulez   (Member)

They should release all the Baxter scores for the Corman Poe series. They were all very imaginative.

Considering they have been presumed to be lost all of these years, the release of Usher was not only an ecstatic surprise for many of us, but it now provides new found hope that others may possibly follow. Perhaps the masters are all still missing, but as Usher has shown there may be other sources from which to construct a release. The sound may not be what we would get from a well preserved master or other first or second generation sources, but anything is light years ahead of the nothing we've had!


Actually, I don't think all the masters are missing. A nephew of Baxter's seemed to have had access to them some years ago.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   soop.broth   (Member)

I'll update when I hear back from Intrada. I emailed them before even posting here and I suspect everything will work out fine. Hopefully your orders will be fine as well. That's truly all I wanted and I suspect most of you still reading this understand that.

And the verdict is...!

Because there was another title in my order that was not yet in stock, the order couldn't be processed yet. Since they don't charge until the order is fulfilled, the PayPal transaction didn't go through. They assured me that me order is still accounted for and "You can't see it on your end because PayPal orders are unfortunately not visible to you on the Intrada website". !

So there you have it. It appears to me that they are still ironing out some PayPal integration issues. Most sites take the PayPal payment at order time, but Intrada seems to be waiting. So since their site doesn't track PayPal orders and since the money doesn't leave PayPal until the order is fulfilled, folks like me get stuck in this limbo state of not knowing what is going on.

Anyway, I'm super pleased with Intrada's timely and courteous response and explanation. I hope they can get this worked out to avoid future panic from folks who are less patient than I was.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   SteffM   (Member)

At first I wasn't familiar with this one, but had to order it : how could you possibly resist that main theme??? :

http://www.intrada.net/sound/BaxtERSHOUse.m3u

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

This release exceeded my long time expectations! I would have been happy if I only got the last 2 tracks alone. What a tour de force of horror film scoring, especially the last one. They alone are worth the price of the CD!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2011 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

At first I wasn't familiar with this one, but had to order it : how could you possibly resist that main theme??? :

http://www.intrada.net/sound/BaxtERSHOUse.m3u



My god! Les Baxter wore a toupee?!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2011 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   henryneill   (Member)

Thanks to those who pointed me in the direction of European stores which have this as "pre-order" - I've made enquiries and am waiting to hear back. One question from a dumb caveman (that's me) - How does CD distribution work? I mean, if Intrada presses 1,200 copies of a CD and within a few days it's sold out both at Intrada and at SAE, does this mean that other stores (like the aforementioned European ones) don't get the amount of copies they ask for (because there are none left to get), and so there's nothing to "pre-order"?

As far as I know Chris orders a numer of copys from Intrada and when these number is sold through his site, he deletes the CD from his catalogue - "pre-order" in this case just means, that he has it not in stock at the moment, but the stuff is on the way to him. I guess other European stores do it similar.

Good to hear all the admiration for HOUSE OF USHER. It was always one of my holy holy grails (I think it's one of the most interesting and masterfully done horror scores of all time) and a had little hope that we will get a release sometime. Can't wait to get mine, but SAE has not shipped yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2011 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

SAE has just shipped my copy as of today.

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2011 - 10:23 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

SAE has just shipped my copy as of today.

Looks like mine is shipping out today from SAE :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2011 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

My copy from SAE arrived today in a suburb of Seattle where I live. Can't wait to listen to it!

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2011 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I listened to House of Usher last night. I agree with two of the comments above re the main title and the last 2 cues. Wow!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2011 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   SGJR8860   (Member)

I think I have NOW learned my lesson: if you want something, DO NOT WAIT to get it!

HOUSE OF USHER was literally the movie that turned me into a lifelong horror fan, and I have loved that score from as far back as I can remember. So when Intrada announced the release, I should've jumped on it with both feet, but I didn't. I decided to "wait until payday." Which was today. Which was when I checked the catalog to see to my shock and amazement that it was SOLD. OUT. :-(

Not willing to give up completely, I Googled to find out if anyone had sealed copies for sale. Sure enough, they do, on every site from eBay to who-knows-where, and of course, NOT for the original $19.99 plus shipping. As a last resort, I checked the Google results again, which led me here, and I read that SAE still had a few copies! OH, JOY! I STILL had a chance! :-)

When I looked for it in the catalog and didn't see it listed, I decided to call, and was told that the guy I needed to speak to wasn't in to check its availability, but could I call back later? NOT. A. PROBLEM.

So I did, and guess what? There were a few copies left! One of which should be on my doorstep within the next week or so...just in time for Texas Frightmare Weekend, when I get to meet the man responsible for making USHER in the first place, MR. ROGER CORMAN, and get him to sign it!

The moral of the story is - if you have the moolah it takes to snag a rare score like this and only two pennies more, DO IT. If and when the PIT AND THE PENDULUM score comes out, I will not make the same mistake twice. I'm not a fan of Baxter's "regular" stuff, but his AIP scores are arguably the best work of the man's career.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2011 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I think I have NOW learned my lesson: if you want something, DO NOT WAIT to get it!

HOUSE OF USHER was literally the movie that turned me into a lifelong horror fan, and I have loved that score from as far back as I can remember. So when Intrada announced the release, I should've jumped on it with both feet, but I didn't. I decided to "wait until payday." Which was today. Which was when I checked the catalog to see to my shock and amazement that it was SOLD. OUT. :-(

Not willing to give up completely, I Googled to find out if anyone had sealed copies for sale. Sure enough, they do, on every site from eBay to who-knows-where, and of course, NOT for the original $19.99 plus shipping. As a last resort, I checked the Google results again, which led me here, and I read that SAE still had a few copies! OH, JOY! I STILL had a chance! :-)

When I looked for it in the catalog and didn't see it listed, I decided to call, and was told that the guy I needed to speak to wasn't in to check its availability, but could I call back later? NOT. A. PROBLEM.

So I did, and guess what? There were a few copies left! One of which should be on my doorstep within the next week or so...just in time for Texas Frightmare Weekend, when I get to meet the man responsible for making USHER in the first place, MR. ROGER CORMAN, and get him to sign it!

The moral of the story is - if you have the moolah it takes to snag a rare score like this and only two pennies more, DO IT. If and when the PIT AND THE PENDULUM score comes out, I will not make the same mistake twice. I'm not a fan of Baxter's "regular" stuff, but his AIP scores are arguably the best work of the man's career.


I learned my lesson too when I missed out on Goldsmith's "Link" and immediately ordered "House Of Usher" the same day this thread was posted.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2011 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Milan   (Member)

I missed out on this, oops! This is my favorite filmscore by far and it has been somewhat of an obsession. I immediately bought one from Ebay seconds after reading this post - for about $60. But who cares, ha ha!

Huge thanks for releasing this!

At some point someone mentioned on this site Les Baxter's score for Blood Sabbath is available on tape. Considering this CD sold out so fast, wouldn't it be great to release that one too? Great, weird score.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2011 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   lupoprezzo   (Member)

What a shock! I've waited now more than 20 years for a release of this and now I almost missed it. Just ordered one from Chris' Soundtrack Corner - seems it was the last one, because the listing there is gone now.

But I have to agree, that 1200 seems a bit low for one of the best horror scores of all time! Nevertheless thanks very much for releasing it, Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2011 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

And we meet again, lupo!

I ordered my copy from an on-line store in Spain (handy for me). They had it up as "pre-order" because they were expecting a batch, but now it's "unavailable". I don't know if that means that they're not getting their batch, or that all the "pre-order" quotas have been filled... so I don't know if I'll be eventually receiving this or not. And I don't want to spoil the Christmassy excitement by actually calling them!

HOUSE OF USHER - I've waited about 35 years for this release. If I do get this, plus a (very) hypothetical PIT AND THE PENDULUM, a (HORROR OF) DRACULA, all Basil Kirchin's horror/spy thriller scores, and the entire catalogue of Gil Mellé's pre-1981 work, well I can die fulfilled. Not asking much, is it?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2011 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

If I do get this, plus a (very) hypothetical PIT AND THE PENDULUM, a (HORROR OF) DRACULA, all Basil Kirchin's horror/spy thriller scores, and the entire catalogue of Gil Mellé's pre-1981 work, well I can die fulfilled. Not asking much, is it?

You forgot to ask for X. We need that one too!

 
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