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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: FSM Catalog—Low Quantities Report, Part 9, CD Vol. 12 (2009) by Lukas Kendall
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

I am absolutely loving these reports!

I have to ask... as a geek who got turned on to Star Trek and film music at a young age (and around the same time), was the Paramount licensing deal a result of you knocking at their door every year or was it simply the new administration? And if so, did they call you or did you guys call them?

If you can't answer any of this, I totally understand. I'm just fascinated by this facet of the business. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

This is where I came into FSM - Inside Daisy Clover was my first SAE purchase. Absolutely brilliant set and music, and I'm delighted to be one of the "few".

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

Fascinated with the business of getting these scores out to fans as well. I love all the behind the scenes of recovering the tracks and all the obstacles. The story's of meeting with some of the composers who seemed like nice friendships were formed and to just have a few minutes with them has to be one of the great perks.

Many of the scores mentioned that I still don't own are on my list, it is kind of a battle trying to catch up with them but it is always exciting getting your hands on one of the great releases.

The Split is a great soundtrack though. I love those jazz scores.

My next SAE order will include a copy of A Man Called Adam. At $4.95 for some classic jazz, nothing wrong with that.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

I am absolutely loving these reports!

I have to ask... as a geek who got turned on to Star Trek and film music at a young age (and around the same time), was the Paramount licensing deal a result of you knocking at their door every year or was it simply the new administration? And if so, did they call you or did you guys call them?

If you can't answer any of this, I totally understand. I'm just fascinated by this facet of the business. smile


It was the new administration, and I ran into someone socially who advised me of the new people, one of whom I know from way back, etc.

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Nick Meyer immediately recognized the use (rip-off) of Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky in the “Battle in the Mutara Nebula” and called Horner on it, who sheepishly replied, “I’m young, I haven’t outgrown my influences

Oh, boy that's gonna get some ppl going again! LOL
I'm really curious can someone point to an audio clip?

Edit: Think I found it. Is it "Battle On Ice"?

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

Some quick Star Trek II memories...

Lukas called me one day and said he had some errands to run. As I'd just started working with him, he thought it was important that I meet the people involved with his albums. This included going to Rhino, Mulholland Music and some other places. After telling me all of this he then said, and I quote, "Also, I'm having my car serviced, so can you pick me up and drive me?"

That December day we went to Paramount, picked up the Star Trek II tapes, and delivered them to John Davis to transfer. "Enterprise Attacks Reliant" was indeed the first thing we heard. I also jokingly commented that I thought it'd be funny if the original "Epilogue" showed up...and then it did! Lukas and I were also initially thrown off by "Kirk Takes Command" because we thought it was "Spock". That was a fun day.

Cutting "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" in Arthur's studio was fun. I'd never worked with a composer before and I did a trick on that right in front of him, that I'd never attempted before (though I didn't tell him that). There was a brief flub in a take and I just went to another one real quick to fix it. I think it's less than a second.

Neil

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Re: The Rozsa box.

"I decided to throw everything remaining into one mega-collection......"

Hmm, well not QUITE everything remaining, there is after all a certain other score from 1959 that stands alone and is remaining in need of a new treatment.....wink (Dare I hope it is one of the remaining six????)

The Roza Treasury was an outstanding set. So glad to finally have the King Of Kings LP and all the surviving Quo Vadis elements put together.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   DJ3J   (Member)

Nick Meyer immediately recognized the use (rip-off) of Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky in the “Battle in the Mutara Nebula” and called Horner on it, who sheepishly replied, “I’m young, I haven’t outgrown my influences

Oh, boy that's gonna get some ppl going again! LOL
I'm really curious can someone point to an audio clip?


Heh heh heh I wonder if anyone is gonna call Nicolas Meyer out and say the usual defense.....unlikely.

Ok ok I am not gonna stir this pot anymore! Horner rules!

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   spanosdm   (Member)

Am I the only one who totally loved the story with Leonard Rosenman?

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I love the stories too; it's a lot better than just inventory reports.

Looking back on Lukas's career, it's striking how much music has been rescued from possible extinction, or at least permanent exile, hidden away on aging studio master reels. He and a few other giants in the small-label niche have radically changed our world. Maybe not the world, but certainly our world.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Nils   (Member)

Am I the only one who totally loved the story with Leonard Rosenman?

NO! Wonderful story.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Great stuff!
A joy to read your anecdotes Lukas.
I could read your quite conversational style all day!
I'm going to miss these posts as much as the CD's smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   Marlene   (Member)

I´m surprised! This was fun to read... and I didn´t even know that those reports existed. I´m ashamed of myself. Will do a search for the other articles as well. Oh my, I´ve spent too much time here in the forum when I should have been reading on the main site as well!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Am I the only one who totally loved the story with Leonard Rosenman?

yeah I'm not what you'd call a Rosenman fan but that was a lovely, funny story.

Lukas we really appreciate the background, this stuff is gold.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Amazing anecdote. Viva Rosenman!

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

I´m surprised! This was fun to read... and I didn´t even know that those reports existed. I´m ashamed of myself. Will do a search for the other articles as well. Oh my, I´ve spent too much time here in the forum when I should have been reading on the main site as well!

Thanks for your nice words. I put links to all the other installments in the first paragraph of the current column.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

Am I the only one who totally loved the story with Leonard Rosenman?

He's sounds like he was a real pisser. I LOVE his frankness. Shocked that he didn't like North as I tend to think of them as being of the same cloth (and perhaps that has something to do with it.)

These reports ARE fascinating, making it all the sadder that Lukas is calling in his chips.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Michael Condon   (Member)

Yes these area really a fun read.
I'm also putting them to good use. I've been printing them out, then going through my collection to see what I've got and don't have, and more importantly, deciding what scores I want to purchase. I took advantage of the recent FSM special and picked up some discs I've wanted , and selected the TV Omnibus as my bonus set.

No doubt these reports take a lot of effort to produce, and I'm sure Lukas is happy to know how much they are appreciated!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I too have really enjoyed these later posts by Lukas regarding the CDs he produced. I hope, after the series is complete, that he can go back and revisit the first few installments, particularly those covering the Fox years (which now consistent only of quantity reports), and give us more information on the genesis of those earliest CDs.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

A Johnny Mandel Trio (...) We had a bit of a shock late in the process when we misunderstood that Johnny would be willing to autograph some booklets for us. In point of fact, he would prefer we jump off a cliff although his wife relayed a more polite version to us

Not a cool guy... (me too I put this in a more polite version)

 
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