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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Testament
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2011 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

David Raksin scored The Day After. Funnily enough, The Day After was directed by Nicholas Meyer the year after Star Trek II... if he'd used Horner again it would've been even more apt!

Raksin's score was almost entirely dumped though. The film uses just "The River" by Virgil Thompson as the opening titles. I honestly don't remember any other music at all.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2011 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Enormously grateful to have this on CD. I never had the foot-warmer, and always loved this score.

I wrote a paper in college on the differing ways THE DAY AFTER, TESTAMENT and THREADS approached the same subject matter in the same year, the most dangerous period of the entire Cold War as we've since learned (Operation Able Archer, etc).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2011 - 11:09 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

By the way, I couldn't possibly be more grateful that this CD exists, and I don't mean to look a gift horse in the mouth.

That said, and with all the love for FSM in the world, does anyone else's CD say "TestamenTs", with an extra "s" at the end, on the spine?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2011 - 11:45 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

As someone said above, I think the only scores that would 'sit well' with TESTAMENT are THE STONE BOY or SURVIVING, two short TV scores by Horner cut from similar cloth.
But if they weren't available, or are different studios and such, it's understandable why the extra costs weren't undertaken to procure them.
Maybe that old TV film THE DAY AFTER would have been apt too (can't remember who scored that though).


The Day After (unfairly criticised in the UK for being too "glossy" - obviously it's not as graphic as Threads, but it's still no one's idea of a feelgood, uplifting movie) was made by ABC Circle Films, so that would have been a problem right there.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

By the way, I couldn't possibly be more grateful that this CD exists, and I don't mean to look a gift horse in the mouth.

That said, and with all the love for FSM in the world, does anyone else's CD say "TestamenTs", with an extra "s" at the end, on the spine?


I just checked mine and yes mine has it on only one end of the spine.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

That said, and with all the love for FSM in the world, does anyone else's CD say "TestamenTs", with an extra "s" at the end, on the spine?

It looks ok on the FSM page, but... well... *sigh*

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Maybe The Ladies Man was in charge of the spine art. Though, I guess it would say "Testamenths" if that were the case.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

That said, and with all the love for FSM in the world, does anyone else's CD say "TestamenTs", with an extra "s" at the end, on the spine?

It looks ok on the FSM page, but... well... *sigh*


Yeah, mine does too.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

That said, and with all the love for FSM in the world, does anyone else's CD say "TestamenTs", with an extra "s" at the end, on the spine?

It looks ok on the FSM page, but... well... *sigh*


Yeah, mine does too.



Great release, but I'm not too impressed with the artwork glitch on the spine. Any plans to fix this with buyers?

SCOTT

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

It doesn't bother me, personally. Mistakes happen. The music is fine, that's all that matters to me.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

That said, and with all the love for FSM in the world, does anyone else's CD say "TestamenTs", with an extra "s" at the end, on the spine?

It looks ok on the FSM page, but... well... *sigh*


Yeah, mine does too.


Maybe it's a deliberate homage to the Horner "Dreams To Dream...S" fanzine. wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2011 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Great release, but I'm not too impressed with the artwork glitch on the spine. Any plans to fix this with buyers?



wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


The spine typo: it is a typo. We even know how it happened: someone hit "save"
and missed the apple key so only an "s" was added!

We are reprinting the tray card. We have a bit of a problem in distributing the
replacement tray card because trays, unlike booklets, can't just be tossed into
an order...they have to be put in a jewel box and it's a real hassle. So the guys at
SAE have been dreading this and I've tried to help them by giving them a little
bit of breathing room. Any suggestions from you guys?

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

The spine typo: it is a typo. We even know how it happened: someone hit "save"
and missed the apple key so only an "s" was added!

We are reprinting the tray card. We have a bit of a problem in distributing the
replacement tray card because trays, unlike booklets, can't just be tossed into
an order...they have to be put in a jewel box and it's a real hassle. So the guys at
SAE have been dreading this and I've tried to help them by giving them a little
bit of breathing room. Any suggestions from you guys?

Lukas


Ah man...I wouldn't sweat it at all. I noticed it right when my package was opened. Not a big deal, i won't ask for a replacement. Save yourselves the trouble! Just thanks for the fabulous CD.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I think those who purchased Testament from SAE should be patient for the corrected insert; nothing is preventing them from enjoying the music. Perhaps FSM could tell anyone that has the CD to simply place a note in their next SAE order indicating that they previously ordered Testament and would like a replacement insert. Make it a gradual crusade to replace the inserts without making it a colossal task and a costly shipping bummer for SAE.

Q: why do the inserts have to be placed in a jewel case on the SAE end? Couldn't they just be carefully flattened and mailed, then the consumers could replace the insert in their own jewel cases?

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Any suggestions from you guys?

How about putting them in some cardboard flat mailers? They're fairly stiff and should protect the artwork.

http://www.packagingsupplies.com/rigid_paperboard_envelopes.htm

No, I don't work for packagingsupplies.com cool

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

How about putting them in some cardboard flat mailers?

I was going to suggest the same thing. But not for me, because I really don't care about this at all, and nobody at FSM or SAE should be concerned on my account. (This is not a judgement against anybody who cares. I just don't.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

I hadn't noticed the error.

If a replacement is sent my way, happy days, but this doesn't bother me at all. smile

Excellent release, BTW. Gets to me every listen, especially Carol Consoles Liz.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

I don't feel any burning need for a replacement either.

Hope I didn't stir up trouble for FSM, I love the CD, was just curious about the typo and figured someone was bound to mention it eventually.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2011 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Cheaper and quicker and virtually indistinguishable if FSM posts corrected artwork on this site, so people who are concerned about it can print it, trim it and insert it in their jewel case.

 
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