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 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

It's been a number of years now since I first discovered the great scores of Jerry Goldsmith. I have to admit at times it was expensive tracking down his out-of-print scores. I was sure that I would never come late to a composers' music again. Well, it happened to me again with John Williams. I had several scores over the years, but recently my interest in his music has caught fire! I can not believe I overlooked this great composer. I have been buying up numerous affordable soundtracks by Williams in the past month to make up for lost time.

Now I'm facing the same problem like I experienced collecting Goldsmith rarities, Big Bucks!
Towering Inferno, Dracula, Jaws-2, Poseiden Adventure, Earthquake, Cowboys, Eiger Sanction etc.

I'm wondering if and when some of these will be reissued? I would be curious to know which composers some of you have had the same experience I have had?

 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

Regarding the first question, I'd say it's a pretty good bet that at least a couple of those scores will be re-released. LLL has released a few of the older FSM fox titles and so I'd guess they might do Towering Inferno or Poseidon Adventure too.

Re: coming late to a composer. Yup, that's happened to me. Most recently, I've been discovering Laurence Rosenthal and Henry Mancini. And yes, it hurts to pay through the nose for their OOP scores, but if you're patient, you can often find them being sold at reasonable prices.


 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Better to come late than not at all.


 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Better to come late than not at all.

 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

Yep, happened to me with Chris Young lately. I was able to track down most of the stuff - except some of the promos.

Today you can get a lot of stuff even if you're late to the party and mostly at decent prices (if you're patient). Huge parts of that secondary market weren't available even 10 years ago.

 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

re discovering John Williams now..."monsieur Neary, I envy you" smile

My 'late to the gamers' have been Jerry Fielding, Stu Phillips and John Scott.
Three composers of whom I did have a few LP's during my early years collecting, when I was obsessing over Williams, Goldsmith, Horner, Barry, Morricone, Poledouris, Broughton and about 50 others, but never followed up any real interest in them.
But, as a lot of newer scores have lost my interest, these 3 composers have reminded me how good film music used to sound.
I have been quite lucky hoovering up the scores I had missed (I have always had a decent paying job, a good budget to play with and an understanding missus, although I plain refuse to pay the $200 for that old Josey Wales promo, so I will wait for a proper, definitive release of that one).
The John Scott stuff has been revelatory!

 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Now I'm facing the same problem like I experienced collecting Goldsmith rarities, Big Bucks!Towering Inferno, Dracula, Jaws-2, Poseiden Adventure, Earthquake, Cowboys, Eiger Sanction etc.

My take on this is that you don't necessarily have to have all these now rarer scores and spend a small fortune in order to get a good idea of a composer's work. In the specific case of Williams, if you have a good variety of his more available and affordable releases then that's acceptable. I'm trying to say you don't have to be a completist and seek out all the hard to find scores to admire a composer's work.

I got relatively late into Goldsmith, and I only own around 20 or so of his scores, and I'm not going to spend a fortune on his OOP stuff, but I like the ones I have and feel they are a good representation of his stuff.

Something like that, anyway...

 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   ArjanOudekerk   (Member)

Yep that happened to me with Alexandre Desplat. luckily he's one of the newer composer with a smaller body of work than Goldsmith or Williams but some of his older (french) scores are very rare and expensive.

 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

While Ive been collecting a while, I initially only purused Barry. I had collected selected Goldsmith but once I did I found I was late to the party and some albums were either unavailable or expensive. I got them anwyay and some got lucky were reissued. Im starting to feel that way about Williams and finding some challenging to get like AI Promo thats expanded or Frontierre which I keep lucking out on. Only way to afford it is to add one composer at a time to the focused expensive building.

To go back to your original question Ive often wondered thes same myself. If iI just started out today there would be a lot Id want that would be expensive for Goldsmith and maybe less so Barry as much has been reissued. A decade ago equallly expensive and further back reversed. For example Goldsmtih at Fox. The FSM Apes Scores or much of FSM out of print(smile).The only hope Id have would be everything going digital someday and being reissued.

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