Looking in your soundtrack collections are there any that stick out that you regret buying? I have one that was pure impulse and then listened to it once and regret wasting money on it. That would be Jerry Goldsmith's Tora Tora Tora. I bought it because I loved the movie, I was all into Jerry Goldsmith at that time but in my opinion the music just didnt excite me. I wish I could just trade it off for something else.
I knew I would probably get heat about Tora Tora Tora but It just didn't fill my expectations. Another big reason this was chosen was my collection is still under 100 soundtracks and I have a lot of Jerry Goldsmith but this was not my favorite from him. That would be Rudy and of course Star Trek.
This is one of the main reason I'm trying to reign in my soundtrack purchases. My impulse purchases usually happen when I see a score that is highly praised on the board and usually is about to go OOP. Often, I'll listen to the samples and not really hear anything that grabs me, but I'll order it anyway in the hope that the full score will be different than the samples or that I'll grow to love it. Hasn't worked all that often so I'm now going with the rule that if I don't like the samples, it's a pass.
Off the top of my head, here are some regrets:
-Caprica: The Series (McCreary) -Scorpio, Gray Lady Down, Lawman (Fielding) -The Goonies (Grusin) -High Plains Drifter (Barton) -Willard (Walker)
There's been many others over the years. But it just goes to show that all of our listening tastes are subjective. I can't believe anyone would regret Lili, Prince Valiant or Tora Tora Tora!
Yeah, wow, a lot of regrets you have would be gold for me. To the OP, give Tora! Tora! Tora! some time, particularly the back half of the score. Age a factor? I didn't get super into the early Goldsmith until a couple years into "breaking into" film music. I'm tellin' ya, "Pre-Flight Countdown" is where it's at, man. Skip to 1:45 if you haven't heard this, everyone else. I couldn't get the thing to start immediately at the right time.