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 Posted:   Oct 3, 2017 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Filmmaker   (Member)

Well, this second limited edition two seconds after the first sold out is a steaming pile, but hey, at least I still have what effectively amounts to a “first edition”. Still, the bastards played us.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2017 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Hans dug out his old Yamaha CS80 synthesizer, which is the same instrument Vangelis used on the original film.

This bodes well.



I look forward to hearing that in IMAX.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2017 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

Is the 2nd Edition 2CD's as well?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2017 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Thanks to the OP for starting this thread. I ordered one, not because it is limited, but because I wanted a physical copy. I have frequented quite a bit of forums over the years and I must say that this one has more than it's fair share of rude posters. I don't know why it should bother anyone that I want to own a CD.

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU


Hahahaha! Seriously though, there are a couple people in this thread who truly deserve this message.


Well, this second limited edition two seconds after the first sold out is a steaming pile, but hey, at least I still have what effectively amounts to a “first edition”. Still, the bastards played us.

Played how? Did you not actually want the music? For what amounts to a pretty reasonable price for two discs?

If you were just after the item from a collector's standpoint, then sure, I guess you got played, but surely there are more lucrative fields to invest in as a collector.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2017 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   Bishop   (Member)

Well I for my part don't need to have a true collector's item on my shelves, however I need to prioritize my money.
In that case I chose to order "Bladerunner 2049" immediately, whereas I'd have preferred to buy the new "Shogun" first.

Not a big problem in the overall context, yet there is indeed this stupid "being played" feeling in my stomach.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 2:58 AM   
 By:   Brianmcb   (Member)

Missed picking up one of the first 2049 copies, so glad it is back in stock.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

It should be on general release on cd anyhow, a major film & score such as this should be a physical release widely available. Releasing it as a limited edition which has to be imported by non-US citizens makes it expensive and customs risky. Sure I can just buy it on digital but if I want it on cd suddenly I'm backed into this corner.

Hopefully all this is just down to the late change in composers and rights/ merchandising deals being rushed. But it's in no way an ideal situation.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

Just hope this limited edition preorder for a cd edition doesn't become a trend.

Why not!? This is far superior to doing away with CDs entirely...


Part of it is driven by Zimmer's unusual mainstream popularity, but I think there's a lot of truth here in that labels are still reading the marketplace and experimenting with release platforms while the industry changes day to day. So yeah, they know they can get away with it with Zimmer but they're also seeing what they can get away with. Like TM I'd rather go from pocket to pocket on smaller "limited" release batches than not get a physical release at all.

I would think they'd release a single disc highlights release for the mass market but I would also think they would have announced that by now. Maybe in the next few weeks.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   akhnaton   (Member)

Now available at: MUSIC BOX RECORDS

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   EasternFinn   (Member)

Someone posted the track durations to hans-zimmer.com, however there is no source:
http://hans-zimmer.com/index.php?rub=disco&id=1598

If these are true, the album has the duration of 93:44 min. The score is 75:40 min and songs 18:04 min.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Filmmaker   (Member)

Played how? Did you not actually want the music? For what amounts to a pretty reasonable price for two discs?

If you were just after the item from a collector's standpoint, then sure, I guess you got played, but surely there are more lucrative fields to invest in as a collector.


There is room in this world to both want the music for the music’s sake AND to seek out a rare collectible, ya know. Also, as Bishop already pointed out, I have a surplus of demands on my wallet this month and felt forced into a purchase using money that had other important places to go, for fear of missing out. Hence, why we feel played. They drummed up demand under false, or at least shady, pretenses.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • There is room in this world to both want the music for the music’s sake AND to seek out a rare collectible, ya know.

    yyyyyyyyyyyNO. Define "collectible" and why its rarity is so important.

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     Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 12:08 PM   
     By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

    I seriously doubt they pressed these 2,049 sets with the hope of a quick sellout so they could turn around and issue another 2,049. But since there was a fast sellout, they've made the album available to the many who missed out while changing the cover to honor the limited nature of the first edition. Not what I'd call shady. Second and third editions exist in the world. I suppose they could have waited a year or two, but why deprive all the fans who want this music in the mean time? The demand has been proven. People want physical media. And that's a very good thing—a very good message sent—in my book.

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 4, 2017 - 10:58 PM   
     By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

    Samples are up on the Amazon UK site where you can buy the digital album. 1 HR 33 mins so it's barely 2 discs really (drop the Sinatra/Presley stuff and 1 disc would be fine).

    I dare not listen till I see the film tonight but it's there if you want it.

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 3:15 AM   
     By:   danbeck   (Member)

    Now available at Spotify and i-Tunes

     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 5:10 AM   
     By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

    Listening to it while waiting for the Movie to start in 50 minutes...

     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 8:28 AM   
     By:   jacky   (Member)

    Someone posted the track durations to hans-zimmer.com, however there is no source:
    http://hans-zimmer.com/index.php?rub=disco&id=1598

    If these are true, the album has the duration of 93:44 min. The score is 75:40 min and songs 18:04 min.


    How about some trailer music!? That would be nice...

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 9:59 AM   
     By:   ethanwa   (Member)

    I see the movie tonight and won't be listening until after I see it.

    Has anyone listened to the entire soundtrack? Is it any good?

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 10:26 AM   
     By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

    I see the movie tonight and won't be listening until after I see it.

    Has anyone listened to the entire soundtrack? Is it any good?


    I've had one listen and it's.... okay. Ironically, after all this sturm und drang, I think that the score would probably be much better as a 50 minute single disk release. Right now I would say that it feels like a score written with the same musical language as the original, but seemingly able to say much less with the music. Despite the heavy synth of Vangelis' score, there's some real passion and emotion there. This feels... anesthetized. I find it fairly inoffensive as basically a soundscape and I can see it fitting with the film without really calling attention to itself, but without really elevating the film either.

    From some of the discussion over at JWfan.com, it sounds as though Zimmer was more of the producer of the score, while Walfisch did more of the heavy lifting. I'm totally unfamiliar with the latter's work, but this does feel at bit less inspired than what you would get from a Zimmer score. Like it or not, the man usually tries something bolder than this.

    Quick summary: It's 2017 and given the state of modern scoring, it could have been a lot worse, but it also could have been a lot better.

    Chris.

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 5, 2017 - 10:36 AM   
     By:   ethanwa   (Member)

    That's too bad. We'll have to see how it holds up over time and multiple listens.

    You know, for me the music in Blade Runner is actually just as important and as influential for me as the film itself. It helps build scenes and atmospheres. I hope the score doesn't pull 2049 down for me. It's always a shame when that happens with otherwise great films.

    Time will tell.

     
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