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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   seacard   (Member)


Well, advert a 1000-copies release and press 1500. It will be a win-win move.


Only a win-win if (a) you don't get caught and (b) you don't get sued. It's actually a pretty risky move, and given that a lot of people buy soundtracks as collectors' items, this would be a pretty clear case of misrepresentation. For example, imagine you are a collector of rare books, and a publisher says that there will only be 100 signed copies of a new Stephen King. Undoubtedly, each copy will be worth substantially less if it presses 10,000 copies instead of 100. Same thing here, although of course the difference in value will be much smaller. I know labels may sometimes do this already to some extent (going just a bit over), but the chances of being caught are pretty low; in fact, I am not sure how collectors would ever find out.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

And congratulations for this gorgeous new release! I'm literally thrilled by the soundclips -- never been a fan of the Gerhardt suite because of the aggressive sax that would ruin the listening.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Just got word this will be in on Tuesday morning - very fast!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Great news !

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Still, if I'd done 1200 or 1500 we probably would have sold 700 rather than the 1000.

Well, advert a 1000-copies release and press 1500. It will be a win-win move. And i remember this has already been done by a major soundtrack label but i can't come with a name right now... wink



Ah Anabel, you are slick! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Just got word this will be in on Tuesday morning - very fast!


Wow! Very fast! I'll be checking my mail box next week! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

1,000 copies of a golden age title seems to be a the golden number!

A new Golden Rule?



Yes! I found it written in stone next to the Ten Commandments! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Unfortunately, 1000 doesn't sell out on a lot of Golden Age stuff - it's sometimes shocking. But Laura and A Place in the Sun, well, let's just say I was able to reach outside the soundtrack fan and that helped immeasurably. Still, if I'd done 1200 or 1500 we probably would have sold 700 rather than the 1000.


Bruce, I am under the impression that in general the golden age titles that sell the best are westerns, action, epics, adventure, horror etc. Yes, it's shocking that 1,000 copies of a golden age title does not sell out, at least not for a while. So it goes with the younger generation. I think 1,000 is as high as you can really go as you explained.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Unfortunately, 1000 doesn't sell out on a lot of Golden Age stuff - it's sometimes shocking. But Laura and A Place in the Sun, well, let's just say I was able to reach outside the soundtrack fan and that helped immeasurably. Still, if I'd done 1200 or 1500 we probably would have sold 700 rather than the 1000.


Bruce, I am under the impression that in general the golden age titles that sell the best are westerns, action, epics, adventure, horror etc. Yes, it's shocking that 1,000 copies of a golden age title does not sell out, at least not for a while. So it goes with the younger generation. I think 1,000 is as high as you can really go as you explained.


We haven't sold out of classics like The Rains of Ranchipur - an astonishing release with TWO other scores included for 19.98 - I find that shocking, actually - we're not sitting on hundreds but we still have around a hundred left, I think. Same with The Rat Race, a world premiere Elmer. Same with Leave Her to Heaven, a Newman classic. There's just no predicting - all of the above are 1000. None of them are stiffs, but none have sold out, although some are getting close.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)


We haven't sold out of classics like The Rains of Ranchipur - an astonishing release with TWO other scores included for 19.98 - I find that shocking, actually - we're not sitting on hundreds but we still have around a hundred left, I think.


I too am astounded, Bruce, especially given the rarity of other releases of this title, plus you found extra music, and as you mention, additional scores!

For those of you considering, folks, these are some of the most attractive and enjoyable Friedhofer scores I've heard (and that's saying a lot) , and having them all together - what a fabulous package at a great price!

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The Rains of Ranchipur is Friedhofer at his finest (honestly, it may be my favorite Friedhofer score ever) and the other two scores are excellent as well...I hope Bruce doesn't avoid Friedhofer because of the softer sales on that title.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

The Rains of Ranchipur is Friedhofer at his finest (honestly, it may be my favorite Friedhofer score ever) and the other two scores are excellent as well...I hope Bruce doesn't avoid Friedhofer because of the softer sales on that title.

Yavar


I will never avoid Friedhofer. He is in my pantheon. Sales weren't soft, it's just lasted much longer than I would have imagined, given the scores and the value for money - it was a real eye-opener. We really only have about 100 left, if that.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Ya know...our venerable forum member Manderley has in his possession tapes for Hugo Friedhofer's final two feature scores (his last score, for a documentary, was chosen by the infamous Page Cook as one of his best of the year). Any chance you could get in touch with Manderley for the tapes, investigate the licensing, and put out an album for us Friedhofer nuts?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

We haven't sold out of classics like The Rains of Ranchipur - an astonishing release with TWO other scores included for 19.98 - I find that shocking, actually - we're not sitting on hundreds but we still have around a hundred left, I think. Same with The Rat Race, a world premiere Elmer. Same with Leave Her to Heaven, a Newman classic. There's just no predicting - all of the above are 1000. None of them are stiffs, but none have sold out, although some are getting close.

May I respectfully suggest that when you announce your next title, Bruce, you at the same time remind prospective buyers of these various other titles that are still available... just as on the back liners of LPs in the old days: "If you enjoy this recording, you may also be interested in these other great releases..."

Sometimes people do lose track of previous stock, and a gentle reminder can't hurt, and might help.

As well, as you've noticed just recently, there are those who are looking for a second or third CD to add to the new release in order to save on postage.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

We haven't sold out of classics like The Rains of Ranchipur - an astonishing release with TWO other scores included for 19.98 - I find that shocking, actually - we're not sitting on hundreds but we still have around a hundred left, I think. Same with The Rat Race, a world premiere Elmer. Same with Leave Her to Heaven, a Newman classic. There's just no predicting - all of the above are 1000. None of them are stiffs, but none have sold out, although some are getting close.

May I respectfully suggest that when you announce your next title, Bruce, you at the same time remind prospective buyers of these various other titles that are still available... just as on the back liners of LPs in the old days: "If you enjoy this recording, you may also be interested in these other great releases..."

Sometimes people do lose track of previous stock, and a gentle reminder can't hurt, and might help.

As well, as you've noticed just recently, there are those who are looking for a second or third CD to add to the new release in order to save on postage.


Good idea and I will do it. We're also thinking about an end of July sale for some of the older titles we still have stock on.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Ya know...our venerable forum member Manderley has in his possession tapes for Hugo Friedhofer's final two feature scores (his last score, for a documentary, was chosen by the infamous Page Cook as one of his best of the year). Any chance you could get in touch with Manderley for the tapes, investigate the licensing, and put out an album for us Friedhofer nuts?

Yavar


If Manderley's got the tapes, I'm happy to hear them and issue them if licensing can be done. Point him my way!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Ya know...our venerable forum member Manderley has in his possession tapes for Hugo Friedhofer's final two feature scores (his last score, for a documentary, was chosen by the infamous Page Cook as one of his best of the year). Any chance you could get in touch with Manderley for the tapes, investigate the licensing, and put out an album for us Friedhofer nuts?

Yavar



I believe they're already spoken for.....

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Now that A PLACE IN THE SUN is gone......and everyone will have it before long,

I'm surprised no one has guessed the next KRITZERLAND release...... smile smile


Is it from the Golden Age?

Is it from a composer previously released on KRITZERLAND?

Is it from a specific genre---western, drama, comedy, etc.?

smile


 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

A PLACE IN THE SUN is still readily available from SAE, not limited to one per person.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:02 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Now that A PLACE IN THE SUN is gone......and everyone will have it before long,

I'm surprised no one has guessed the next KRITZERLAND release...... smile smile


Is it from the Golden Age?

Is it from a composer previously released on KRITZERLAND?

Is it from a specific genre---western, drama, comedy, etc.?

smile


Still deciding on what the next will be - one of three titles.

 
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