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 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Folks, you are not alone. I think the only reason I like the Batman score is because of Shirley Walker's involvement.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Aside from Batman, I regret most of my Elfman purchases.

Dude just doesn't do it for me.


I think you just won the thread...inasmuch that a thread like this can be won...or that winning at a competition like this is a good thing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Have any of you guys heard Black Beauty, a.k.a. maybe the most gorgeous score ever written??

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

A few years back I did a free CD give away, although can't remember what CDs I gave away at the time. However I think about 98% of them were impulse buys.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Second hand CD's are dangerous. I had found out pretty quickly that just because it's a good deal, doesn't mean I need it.

Most of the Harry GW scores I have purchased I end up selling. More recently, Brian Tyler.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

I don't regret any soundtrack purchase I have ever made. Even scores I don't especially like, the very act of listening to them has expanded my knowledge of the composer's canon, refined my thoughts on what I do and don't like in a film score, and helped inform future purchasing decisions. It's all an on-going process.

I'm in this category...
My collection began with blind buying.
I bought the ALIENS album on cassette two weeks before seeing it in a theatre.
My life has gone on since then buying, buying and more buying...
Many scores never achieve the kind of greatness contained in ALIENS, but that's the nature of the collective beast.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I would like to remind folks that this thread is about soundtracks that you regret impulse-buying, not defending soundtracks that you enjoy that others regret impulse-buying.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2014 - 10:58 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

That said, whomever regrets buying Tora Tora Tora, Night Wing, High Plains Drifter, Falcon and the Snowman, Prince Valiant, Scorpio, Gray Lady Down, Lawman, The Goonies, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Dragonslayer, Near Dark, The Funhouse, The Beast Within, The Russia House, Home Alone 1&2, Jurassic Park, War Horse, or most of their post-Batman Elfman purchases is most assuredly going to Hell.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

It really does come down to individual taste. I read from captains post that The Goonies was on the list. I happened to love that score so much that when it was OOP I bought it on Amazon for $35.00 thinking it was a steal. I will have to give Tora Tora Tora another shot and if I still haven't changed my mind, N.P. Zwar we can talk trade.

Deal.
I think the score is excellent, (love that Main Title), though I only have the re-recording Goldsmith did in my collection.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Y'know, being disappointed by something isn't the same is saying it's no good ... it's just a way of saying your hopes or expectations were different.

If somebody bought, say, Tora Tora Tora hoping to hear, say, another Patton, then yes, that would be a disappointment but would not make it a bad score.

And our regrets might have more to do with disappointment than good/bad.



 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Y'know, being disappointed by something isn't the same is saying it's no good ... it's just a way of saying your hopes or expectations were different.

If somebody bought, say, Tora Tora Tora hoping to hear, say, another Patton, then yes, that would be a disappointment but would not make it a bad score.

And our regrets might have more to do with disappointment than good/bad.


Indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

N. Zwar the version I have is the La La Land edition. And it is a popular score otherwise they wouldn't have re-issued it. Like mentioned earlier, it's not horrible but was a disappointment compared to what I was listening to at that time.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

An incredible number of Williams (Stanley & Iris, Home Alone 1&2, Accidental Tourist, Jurassik Park, War Horse, Munich, etc. etc.) and Goldsmith (Matinee, Magic, ST Nemesis, the Haunting, Ghost and the Darkness, etc. etc.) soundtracks!

The funny thing is that I bought some of them more than once.
It's my bottle caps curse!


Williams' Accidental Tourist and Goldsmith's Nemesis & Ghost and the Darkness are favorites of mine. :-)

So one man's bottle cap is another one's treasure. (Includes women, too).

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   jkheiser   (Member)

Because I enjoyed the scores for Futureworld and Ravagers, I impulsively added Westworld to my cart and checked out without bothering to listen to any samples. I figured, "More dystopian sci-fi music from Fred Karlin? Sign me up!" It turns out there is barely twenty minutes of the kind of edgy dramatic scoring I was expecting to hear. The majority of it is hokey and cliched, broadly written to evoke a medieval or western theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

8MM springs to mind - gawd awful!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Twelve Monkeys. Accordion. Enough said.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

That said, whomever regrets buying Tora Tora Tora, Night Wing, High Plains Drifter, Falcon and the Snowman, Prince Valiant, Scorpio, Gray Lady Down, Lawman, The Goonies, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Dragonslayer, Near Dark, The Funhouse, The Beast Within, The Russia House, Home Alone 1&2, Jurassic Park, War Horse, or most of their post-Batman Elfman purchases is most assuredly going to Hell.



Well, looks like I'll have plenty of people to join me. As they say in terms of a preference "Heaven for the Climate, Hell for the Company" :-)

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Well, looks like I'll have plenty of people to join me. As they say in terms of a preference "Heaven for the Climate, Hell for the Company" :-)

big grin

 
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