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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: TV Omnibus: Volume One (1962-1976)
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I love George Duning's score to "Then Came Bronson." He is such a natural at conveying introspective, bittersweet moods without getting gushy or sentimental.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2017 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I just ordered this sucker for the Williams music!smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2017 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I just ordered this sucker for the Williams music!smile

Buy it for the Williams, keep it for the Grusin!

(Not that the Williams is bad in any way, but just wait and see what you'll likely be playing more.)

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 3:32 AM   
 By:   SteveP   (Member)

I only want the Goldenberg - guess I'm stuffed!

Can someone pleeeeese release a disc, or better still, a boxset of Goldenberg's TV music!!! The Columbo music alone should be enough to ensure enough sales...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

I only want the Goldenberg - guess I'm stuffed!

Can someone pleeeeese release a disc, or better still, a boxset of Goldenberg's TV music!!! The C
columbo music alone should be enough to ensure enough sales...


I agree with the Columbo music release, but.. its TV music, labels don't market it much, & when they do it doesn't sell-out.. Mission Impossible, Lost in Space, there still available which is surprising. Any release of Columbo.. the label can have my money.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

The Columbo music alone should be enough to ensure enough sales...

I don't mean this to be insulting (seriously), but people here seem to have very strange ideas of what sells.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"Mission: Impossible" for example, had low sales. A classic series with classic scores that had as many, if not as many, requests over many, many years for the scoring. So, "Columbo" is now questionable.

On the other hand, if people who had the money to spend, bought sets like "Mission: Impossible" and "Superman: The Animated Series" (another low seller), it would encourage other sets.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   SteveP   (Member)

It must be just me then who sees the Columbo music regularly cropping up on ‘most wanted’ lists on these message boards.

With regards to sales, I suspect very little of the music discussed here makes any profit worth talking about. We’re into a specialist market which regularly sees releases limited to just 1,000 copies. When one states that the Columbo music should ensure sales, these are the small figures I’m looking at. There are companies, for the love of it, I don’t know how they are able to do it, which release discs that appear to have very little in the way of market appeal; Columbo on the other hand, I think, I may well be wrong, has a broader appeal than most.

With regards to Mission: Impossible, there have been CD’s available of this music for many years, which would surely have affected sales of the admittedly more comprehensive collection. Columbo on the other hand has never had a proper release, and I suspect all of Goldenberg’s music for the series would probably fit on two CD’s, rather than the hefty and expensive 6 CD’s that make up Mission’s music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Hopefully my copy will arrive on Monday, I'm really looking forward to it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It must be just me then who sees the Columbo music regularly cropping up on ‘most wanted’ lists on these message boards.

With regards to sales, I suspect very little of the music discussed here makes any profit worth talking about. We’re into a specialist market which regularly sees releases limited to just 1,000 copies. When one states that the Columbo music should ensure sales, these are the small figures I’m looking at. There are companies, for the love of it, I don’t know how they are able to do it, which release discs that appear to have very little in the way of market appeal; Columbo on the other hand, I think, I may well be wrong, has a broader appeal than most.

With regards to Mission: Impossible, there have been CD’s available of this music for many years, which would surely have affected sales of the admittedly more comprehensive collection. Columbo on the other hand has never had a proper release, and I suspect all of Goldenberg’s music for the series would probably fit on two CD’s, rather than the hefty and expensive 6 CD’s that make up Mission’s music.


There's a capitalistic bottleneck (or irony in human terms) about copyright owners who think something is priceless and worthless simultaneously. That is, they wont sell the recordings because they dont see a profit in marketing it, but they guard the copyright as if they're sitting on diamonds. Likewise the labels choose not to market for fear of low profits, although they might share the recordings amongst themselves. It's only called "bootlegging" when it's shared to the masses (not unlike whistleblowers or leakers of government secrets).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2017 - 10:38 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I only want the Goldenberg - guess I'm stuffed!

Can someone pleeeeese release a disc, or better still, a boxset of Goldenberg's TV music!!! The Columbo music alone should be enough to ensure enough sales...



Unfortunately, the scores of Columbo fit only a niche of buyers.
In short, it's doomed for a 'very' limited edition around 500 units but not much.
There's a big gap between the audience of the series itself and the audience of its music.
Who really know Billy Goldenberg, Gil Mellé, Dick de Benedictis and Oliver Nelson to name but a few?
I think a season 1 CD set will be sufficient because of the nature of such music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2017 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

If all parties put $150.. maybe a project like this could work.. it'll need at least 1500 genuine customers. I'd pay $150 for 6 discs. $25 a score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2017 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

There's a capitalistic bottleneck (or irony in human terms) about copyright owners who think something is priceless and worthless simultaneously. That is, they wont sell the recordings because they dont see a profit in marketing it, but they guard the copyright as if they're sitting on diamonds.

I don't know. Maybe some do that, but it's not like they have tapes sitting in the closet and they can just say "Drive over and hand me a thou and you can take them." There are costs involved for the studio, as well, and if those costs exceed what they are offered, or the project will take them administrative and legal man-hours that could be spent on projects that make real money, it's not hard to see why they don't jump at these opportunities.

I'm not saying no copyright holder is difficult, because I'm sure some are. But I have to doubt very many think they're sitting on diamonds.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2017 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

With regards to Mission: Impossible, there have been CD’s available of this music for many years, which would surely have affected sales of the admittedly more comprehensive collection. Columbo on the other hand has never had a proper release, and I suspect all of Goldenberg’s music for the series would probably fit on two CD’s, rather than the hefty and expensive 6 CD’s that make up Mission’s music.

There's been two (one was later expanded, twice I think), with limited selections, in inferior sound, from only two composers, and one shared a CD with score from the 1980's series.

People were asking for more of it though, over the decade I have been posting online, not saying, "Well, we had enough M:I with two releases, so I'm good."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2017 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

M.I. had 2 Releases.. the same music 1 a bit longer.. that's no music, I'm pleased with the box-set, anymore projects are be buying.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2017 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My copy just arrived!

 
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