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 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

you are correct Mr watt

Between 1979 and 85 from both dean street, thats entertainment and private collectors I regularly paid £40 for top items like original 5 Man Army LP, 40 for Stone Killer, 40 for Guns for San Sebastian, even 45 for an original stereo Wild Bunch, a much sought after item. Were they worth it? Back then if you didnt pay that money, you just never got beyond owning your own poorly-recorded tape from the film's one screening off the telly!!

pro rata I think my take home pay was only about 65 pound a week then!!

crazy money now but back then, had to have them.



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Like many other collectors in here the Elfman-Burton 25th anniversary music box.

I had almost all the Burton/Elfman collaborations when the $500 box came out. And I didn't think there was enough extra stuff there to rebuy what I already had. But it looks like it would be a wonderful addition to someone's collection!

What is the best thing in the box that you cannot get elsewhere?

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Cheez, the $35.00 I spent on INSIDE DAISY CLOVER back in the 80's sounds like small potatoes compared to the purchases above.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The most I would pay or any single CD is 40-50. Even if something is a holy grail I want I would not pay more than that, I will let it go. This practice paid off for example when I looked adoringly at overpriced copies of the original Link on CD for huge amount on ebay, then a few years later it was released at a reasonable price.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Most I've paid was $59.98 for LLL's Batman: The Animated Series - Volume 2. Normally, I do not pay more than $30 for a soundtrack, but that was an exception because I absolutely love the music from B:TAS. I figure Volume 3 is going to be about the same, and I'll happily pay for it as well. But otherwise, the range of $20-$30 is my usual limit.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Not counting the sets already mentioned, I did spend a crazy amount of money a few times for items, some of which were subsequently much cheaper in re-release.

The expanded Intrada Poltergeist in the early 90s was my first - paid about $50 and thought I was crazy.

Then got involved in a few eBay transactions in the mid 00's - $60 for Baxter's Dunwich Horror lp, about the same price for Ten Commandments and The Spirit of St. Louis. And then the most was a cool $100 for Christophe Beck's third-season Buffy the Vampire Slayer promo.

A cautionary tale - already three of these came out for $20 or less. So never again.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Like many other collectors in here the Elfman-Burton 25th anniversary music box.

I had almost all the Burton/Elfman collaborations when the $500 box came out. And I didn't think there was enough extra stuff there to rebuy what I already had. But it looks like it would be a wonderful addition to someone's collection!

What is the best thing in the box that you cannot get elsewhere?


It's hard to pick a best part - There are scores that now have great expansions and may not have individual releases (LLL had done Batman, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks, and Planet of the Apes, but MV mentioned that they have no interest now that the discs are expanded in the box). There are expansions of the two Disney scores which were not likely to see expansions (Nightmare and Alice). There are weird rarities that would never have seen the light of day otherwise (demos and instrumental versions from the musicals, Edward Scissorhand ballet demos).

If I had to pick one item, it's the book, which is very thorough and informative, with information supplied by the composer, the director, coworkers, and contemporaries. It's not worth the $500 alone (and you can find the box for a much lower price on the used market these days), but it's probably the most worthwhile single piece.

The DVD is less exciting, especially if you read the book first - almost all the material in the DVD interview is quoted verbatim in the book, and without musical examples, significant movie clips, etc, it's a bit dry.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

$225 for the TOS box set, and it was worth every cent.

It's very rare that a set like that comes along, and it closed the book on the original series spectacularly.

LLLR, if you guys read this, thanks again for this and ST:TMP.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Probably the German import box set of scores for the Old Surehand/Winnetou/Oriental Genre films from Bear Records:

http://www.bear-family.de/soundtracks/soundtracks/boettcher-martin-andere-wilder-westen-heisser-orient-8-cd-book.html

I think with shipping,etc., it was a little over $250 US.

Then would be the 6 individual Godzilla box sets, and after that the Herrmann 20th Century Fox box set.

If it has to be one single cd -- probably the old release of Body Heat. I splurged with a tax refund one year -- honestly don't remember how much it cost but I am sure it was over $100.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Star Trek TOS. Nothing else has come close. I can't imagine anything will again.

Once I would have paid for a complete Bond set but probably not anymore. (I don't listen to all of what I have.)

If there is ever an "archive quality" Star Wars trilogy I might buy that again, but I can't see that being > $200.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I'm not sure, but I don't think it's all that much for me - probably the 1993 4-disc Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology boxed set from Arista, which I think I got for around $45. I do plan to buy the new Star Trek: TOS set (and all the other recent Trek sets, for that matter), but haven't been able to yet.

The thing that made the Star Trek TOS box set special is that most of it had never seen the light of day before (to my knowledge).

Well, that, plus the fact so much of it wasn't even known to still exist (and some of it never publicly known to have ever existed at all, prior to the announcement of the set), plus the fact the music is so good (and of course associated with a TV series beloved to many of us here). smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Most I've paid was $59.98 for LLL's Batman: The Animated Series - Volume 2. Normally, I do not pay more than $30 for a soundtrack, but that was an exception because I absolutely love the music from B:TAS. I figure Volume 3 is going to be about the same, and I'll happily pay for it as well. But otherwise, the range of $20-$30 is my usual limit.

Thankfully, I was able to take about $12 off the price of that (after shipping) thanks to LLL's generous 20% offer recently. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

on CD: probably HERRMANN AT 20TH CENTURY-FOX.

on Vinyl: I spent $150.00 for an original copy of DRIFTING BLUES (LP on Score) by Charles Brown, in an auction run by Greg Shaw of BOMP magazine.

Book: when it was long out of print, I spent five hundred dollars to acquire the two-volume set AFI CATALOG OF FEATURE FILMS, 1961-1970.

I had previously offered five hundred dollars for a copy of the set to a man who had just lost his job and had a wife and kids to support. He considered my offer for three days, and then turned me down! I was stunned by his rejection of my generous offer, but that demonstrated how highly regarded that set was.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A single LP for my friend and customer back in the 90's, $100, FOR JURASSIC PARK- WILLAMS.Believe it or not back then I got on 2 different occasions THE CAINE MUTINY LP for less.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Of course for cd boxes a lot more, but I don't see that as a single item, really.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   slime2   (Member)

$750.00 for the still sealed vinyl Mobile Fidelity Beatles Box.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Thankfully, I was able to take about $12 off the price of that (after shipping) thanks to LLL's generous 20% offer recently. smile

Yes. 20% is good, regardless of the label. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Varese's BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT, $265 including shipping. I sold some cabinets I made to help pay for the cd.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)


This OST set and the Herrmann set.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

The Star Trek TOS Box from LLL. There was no way I wasn't going to buy this. To tell you the truth, I would have paid up to $400 for it, so the $225 asking price was a real bargain. For those who took advantage of the 20% off sale, they got it for $180. Talk about a steal!

 
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