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 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Isn't this the time of year when thoughts should be turning to other people? Seriously guys? Not cool.

Oh well, maybe a few titles will still be around in January.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Nobody HAS to buy anything.

We all have free will.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Really? It's not cool to release great music at any and all possible times? What are you even doing here? No comprendo.

Oh and who says it can't be about other people? One could buy any number of December soundtrack releases and give them as gifts. See how selfless one can be?

Party on, film music labels. Santa approves.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Nobody HAS to buy anything.
We all have free will.


Not really the point.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Oh and who says it can't be about other people? One could buy any number of December soundtrack releases and give them as gifts. See how selfless one can be?.

If only life was that easy! ;-)

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

Isn't this the time of year when thoughts should be turning to other people? Seriously guys? Not cool.

Oh well, maybe a few titles will still be around in January.


I can relate. For some of us, money can be in lesser supply at Christmas than other times of the year. It's a pity to miss out on a release because of it. But that's the business, I guess.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

Isn't this the time of year when thoughts should be turning to other people? Seriously guys? Not cool.

Oh well, maybe a few titles will still be around in January.



What applies to you doesn't necessarily apply to everyone else.

I think it's VERY cool to have such an abundance of releases to choose from. This way there is something for everyone.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

With this year's substantial volley of music during this Yuletide season, I've decided I need to remove myself from the game. Of sorts.

That is - there is too much I want, not enough money in my wallet (and less starting January 1st) and too many albums coming at once. I don't damn the companies for their timing or decisions anymore than I can damn them for not giving me huge sums of money - but truth be told, a man has got to eat and I am getting too damn tired of the rigamarole collecting limited edition stuff has done (and has done to others).

It doesn't help when you're busy buying your Aunt Jenelle that rotisserie-and-bidet she asked for but $100 box of music at the same time? Again, good on those that put it out and those that have the expendable income to afford it but, man, it's gotten to be too much or I've grown soft hearted.

These things said, I'll continue to enjoy what I have and occasionally buy but by and large, 2013 is the end of the road for me.

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

I feel for the OP and can relate. But remember, these labels, most of them small businesses must maximize sales for their own livelihoods as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   andy b   (Member)

Hey Lehah

maybe not the end of the road, just taste change & priorities.

I go way back to LPs & singles & looking for "that obscure Japanese or Italian release' because it had an extra track. I was in the industry & still haunted stores on a weekly basis for that new Goldsmith, Williams what ever may be new & about.

But now I pick & choose really to what I like or films I like, Gun Fight AT OK Corral does zip for me so pass, Lethal Weapons, have the LPs & they do sound similar, so pass.

Get what you want & those who want everything or majority of these stunning releases fair play to them.

A balanced budget is better than an overdraft & a cd collection any day.

Be well & enjoy what you have about you.

Andy b

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)


These things said, I'll continue to enjoy what I have and occasionally buy but by and large, 2013 is the end of the road for me.


I'm getting to be in the same boat and this is where I'm really struggling with this hobby. I don't know if it's the continual flood of new releases or the constant release speculation that increasingly occupies the discussion on the board, but I feel that I'm increasingly shifting towards lamenting things that I don't have instead of appreciating the releases that I do have.

I've got over 300 CDs and, had I made a list of my top 20 holy grail releases a decade ago, all but maybe 2 or 3 have come out and yet there's always something else out there to buy... at a certain point it almost becomes something like an addiction to buying CDs. One of my New Year's resolutions is to cut my film music expenses at least in half, focussing on just picking up things I've been wanting for years. I'm also getting to the point where I may not hang around FSM as much as it simply reinforces this "buy buy buy!" mentality that I struggle with.

Thanks for posting your comments, Lehah.

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I feel for the OP and can relate. But remember, these labels, most of them small businesses must maximize sales for their own livelihoods as well.

Agreed. I'm happy for the labels to make money, although I must confess that I'm surprised that they're all still able to turn a profit given the ever increasing rate of releases these days. Surely the population (or disposable income) of soundtrack collectors isn't growing at nearly the same rate as that of the number of releases?

Chris

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Really? It's not cool to release great music at any and all possible times? What are you even doing here? No comprendo.

And yet, there are several comments on this thread sympathetic to the OP. Should we all leave now and close the door behind us?

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

I can't complain about La-La's Black Friday batch, because they always release a big batch at this time each year. And at least this year their big box set was one of that batch (unlike last year when they released a Black Friday batch AND the STAR TREK TOS box! ). I can't complain about Intrada doing what they always do either. But Varese not bothering to release any Club releases all year, and then finally deciding to come back out of the woodwork at Christmas is a little galling! I hope they don't release much that I want, or I may end up missing out on something I'd like.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

As far as I'm concerned we have done our "Black Friday" batch since 2008 and will continue to do so until the bitter end. If anyone else wants to join in on our reindeer games be my guess! lol

See y'all Dec 2, 2014

wink

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

So, we should not purchase any releases throughout the year from LLL and just buy their Black Friday releases?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)


I'm getting to be in the same boat and this is where I'm really struggling with this hobby. I don't know if it's the continual flood of new releases or the constant release speculation that increasingly occupies the discussion on the board, but I feel that I'm increasingly shifting towards lamenting things that I don't have instead of appreciating the releases that I do have.


I think that nails it for me, I lament a lot the many albums that I want to buy but haven't yet. (For various reasons) I can name about 15 releases of the top of my head from the last few months that I really want (some of which have been on my wish list for a long time). I feel I need to get them, to catch up as it were and that can never happen on top of new releases.

I know I can't extract myself from here completely because I know I'll miss things that I really really want, so I need to work on my general desires and more appreciating all that I already have (and that is quite a lot)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   ChristianK├╝hn   (Member)

As far as I'm concerned we have done our "Black Friday" batch since 2008 and will continue to do so until the bitter end. If anyone else wants to join in on our reindeer games be my guess! lol

See y'all Dec 2, 2014

wink

MV


And hopefully before then. I still owe your monkeys some Banana Liqueuer!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

As far as I'm concerned we have done our "Black Friday" batch since 2008 and will continue to do so until the bitter end. If anyone else wants to join in on our reindeer games be my guess! lol

See y'all Dec 2, 2014

wink

MV


And hopefully before then. I still owe your monkeys some Banana Liqueuer!


I think we will just release 47 titles that day. wink

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)


I'm getting to be in the same boat and this is where I'm really struggling with this hobby. I don't know if it's the continual flood of new releases or the constant release speculation that increasingly occupies the discussion on the board, but I feel that I'm increasingly shifting towards lamenting things that I don't have instead of appreciating the releases that I do have.


I think that nails it for me, I lament a lot the many albums that I want to buy but haven't yet. (For various reasons) I can name about 15 releases of the top of my head from the last few months that I really want (some of which have been on my wish list for a long time). I feel I need to get them, to catch up as it were and that can never happen on top of new releases.

I know I can't extract myself from here completely because I know I'll miss things that I really really want, so I need to work on my general desires and more appreciating all that I already have (and that is quite a lot)


That is where I am too, I had to throw up the white flag. I will miss a lot of releases but I can not keep up with all the ones I would like to have before they are sold out or go on Intrada's "AVAILABLE UNTIL ? OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!" list. I have about 10 titles at Intrada that I would like to purchase, but I find myself buying them when they are on that list. I have just given up on any Krizterland, BSX, Perseverance, etc. releases because they are not releasing what I like to listen to or I already have it in some form. Intrada, LLL and Varese will get some of my money. It is just that I have to pay rent, have a car payment, pay student loans and purchase food. Do you realize how much food you can buy for the price of a LETHAL WEAPON box? That is almost 3 weeks worth for me. I decided the food was better for now.

Besides--

"What did you get Grandma for the holidays?"
"Nothing I don't have that much money, but look at all these great films scores I just got!"

Happy Holidays?

I was going to get my Dad the Rozsa Box, but he said that was too much to spend on him. We will see.

 
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