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 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Well of course Varese can release what they like... & I can buy - or not buy, what I like. But I'm sure I can comment on their releases on a film music message board.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Oops.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   trstnvnk   (Member)

Varese Sarabande, the label that apparently can't do no right. Bunch of friggin Diva's on this board!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

It must suck to only enjoy music from one period of time.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

A complete ST:TOS box buys a blanket indulgence for every soundtrack specialty label lasting until five years from its release date. Thanks, Lukas.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

Varese, keep doing what you're doing. More reissues of 80s and early 90s albums are always welcome, as I wasn't even alive yet when Suspect and Vibes were released, and I don't want to pay $100+ for 20+ year old, long out-of-print CDs. Your catalog has tons of 90s / 2000s albums that need expanding as well. That and I don't care for the majority of golden age titles. So keep rocking on the LP-to-CD releases, 80s reissues, and expansions. They're definitely suited to my taste!

This is exactly how I see it. Very well said sir. This was an awesome batch, welcome back Varese

I'm genuinely shocked the two biggest golden age whiners on this board have yet to chime in yet, PCM and cody1949.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Reallly varese, after no club action for a year, you might have thrown us at least one Fox oldie as a bone for christmas !!!!!

Because golden age scores are not as popular as 80s/90s scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   BROMHEAD1   (Member)

At the end of the day no matter what Varese released somebody out there would have been disappointed.I have gone for two titles and will get another two after Xmas hopefully.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I too am disappointed but not surprised that Varese issued no golden age cds. Other than the great Herrmann Box I have not ordered any cds from the Club for 3 or 4 years. I've given up on Varese.

For every 100 cds from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2,000s etc., how many are golden age? Maybe 5? I would not call 5% a very high per cent.

I know the 80s and 90s sell better, but very very few of the new cds are golden age.

How would 80s and 90s fans feel if ONLY 5% of new releases were from their era?

For those few of us who appreciate the great classical film composers, I'm afraid we only get a few scraps......... and that's if we're lucky.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I am always amazed by the pinheads on this message board who feel compelled to ridicule other members for expressing their preference for releases from a certain period, whether it is Golden or Silver Age or 80s or 90s (as it frequently is). Joe was not saying he wished ALL the Varese titles were Golden Age, just something, even one measly title. That's not whining, Lukas Kendall's snotty comment notwithstanding. Nobody was asking Varese to clean their house. All things considered, I wouldn't trust them to do a decent job of it anyway. Not til they offer replacement discs to us suckers who bought THE THORN BIRDS with the main title cue missing the critical instrumental part! Until then, they're on my "shady business" list.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Varese, why didn't you clean my house!?!

Lukas



Come on Lukas, give me a break!

How many film music cds were issued in 2013? Maybe 300? Or?

I just checked, I bought 10 golden age cds in all of 2013! That's right, just 10! I do appreciate the 10 cds and feel lucky to have them, don't get me wrong.

I don't think golden age fans are asking for too much!

We are just giving our thoughts.

I'm surprised you wrote that negative and snotty remark!



 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

It must suck to only enjoy music from one period of time.


No. Just to get 5 reissues and NADA new titles.

SCOTT

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   serifiot   (Member)

If you guys are gonna bitch about anything bitch about the fact they had a year to get 6 titles ready, but they are not shipping until the week of Jan 6! If you are gonna take people's money (especially before the holidays) have the courtesy of having the product in stock and ready to ship. Otherwise, wait until the New Year and start it off with a bang!

smile

MV


Don't they charge one's credit card when ready to ship???

PS Excellent releases by the way... bravo Varese!

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Considering that I just ordered Kritzerland's three releases last week, including at least two bonafide Golden Agers, I am well satisfied. And that doesn't even count Gunfight at the OK Corral. Doesn't look like a drought to me.

It's cute when a scrawny little kid holds up his empty gruel bowl and asks for more. But it just ain't seemly when people who have seen a flood of releases come out month after month after month just keep saying "more is not ENOUGH!" (And that of course applies to all kinds of rants across so many of these threads.)

But then, I like to talk about what strikes my fancy rather than focus on the endless possible list of things that don't or haven't or whatever 'nt.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I am always amazed by the pinheads on this message board who feel compelled to ridicule other members for expressing their preference for releases from a certain period, whether it is Golden or Silver Age or 80s or 90s (as it frequently is). Joe was not saying he wished ALL the Varese titles were Golden Age, just something, even one measly title. That's not whining, Lukas Kendall's snotty comment notwithstanding. Nobody was asking Varese to clean their house. All things considered, I wouldn't trust them to do a decent job of it anyway. Not til they offer replacement discs to us suckers who bought THE THORN BIRDS with the main title cue missing the critical instrumental part! Until then, they're on my "shady business" list.

I always think of a Richard Kraft FSM interview quote during the print days - when he was
at Varese they would do a Tangerine Dream album and get letters (haha!) complaining
about this synth junk, then do a Rozsa album and get more letters griping 'what's with all
this old junk??'

Some things never change....for those of us who like it all, we are the big winners.
Besides, not like any of us don't have enough to watch or listen to these days.....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

When you look at what Intrada & Kritzerland have released this year compared to Varese, then I think Varese are entitled to get a bit of flak, but they're big boys, they can take it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Reallly varese, after no club action for a year, you might have thrown us at least one Fox oldie as a bone for christmas !!!!!

The only thing I might (but will not) blame Varese is no Zimmer oldie encore.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I too am disappointed but not surprised that Varese issued no golden age cds.


And of the six they did release, four were synth-laden, or even synth only.
And even one of the other two has some electronics.
It's not just Golden Age discs that are rarer to see now – it's orchestral-only scores in general.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)



Because golden age scores are not as popular as 80s/90s scores.





What's so "popular" about 80s/90s score CDs?
In all the world, their popularity is such that all the two or three thousand buyers gathered together could fit standing up in one Olympic-sized swimming pool. Or maybe even my local one.
Only difference is that Golden Age buyers would have a bit more room to swim.

 
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