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 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Ladies and gentlemen, Amazon Prime Music has arrived!

Join Prime now for unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists: http://amzn.to/1krsutn

How cool is that?

James

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Umm...

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=103894&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Umm...Yeah.

Maybe if you'd titled your thread better I wouldn't have repeated it.

James

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sorry didn't mean to come off smug.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Searching for threads isn't that hard, any person with a decent IQ can figure it out smile

His thread was on the main page. How hard is it to scroll down with your eyes and see if anyone else has posted about it?!

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Searching for threads isn't that hard, any person with a decent IQ can figure it out smile

His thread was on the main page. How hard is it to scroll down with your eyes and see if anyone else has posted about it?!


* sigh * I had no idea the other thread was about Amazon. But I knew this one was.

The important question: How is their film score catalog?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

* sigh * I had no idea the other thread was about Amazon. But I knew this one was.


True. But with all due respect to Bond, this thread title reads an ad for the product*.
The other thread title seems meant to promote discourse on the subject (in a somewhat more general sense, that is), and anyone with more than a passing interest in that subject would probably have checked it out.

(*Not that there's anything wrong with that. big grin)

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

The soundtracks selection features most of the usual public-domain / rerecording suspects, but some of the OST highlights in there include:

- Oblivion (M83, Trapanese)
- Inception (Zimmer et al)
- Game of Thrones - Season 3 (Djawadi)
- Shocker (Goldstein)
- L'Ultimo Treno Della Notte (Morricone)
- Skyfall (Newman)
- Cloud Atlas (Tykwer et al)
- all 3 extended-edition LOTR scores (Shore)
- Doubt (Shore)
- Cosmopolis (Shore)
- Hugo (Shore)
- all 6 Star Wars scores (Williams)
- The Fountain (Mansell)
- The Princess Bride (Knopfler)
- a few Star Trek TV series OSTs (TOS and TNG)
- The Natural (Newman)
- Lincoln (Williams)
- The Pacific (Zimmer, Zanelli, Neely)
- Forrest Gump (Silvestri)
- Gettysburg (Edelman)
- Quigley Down Under (Poledouris)
- Titanic (Horner)
- Legends of the Fall (Horner)
- Home Alone (Williams)
- Supernatural Seasons 1-5 (Gruska, Lennertz)
- World War Z (Beltrami)
- Warm Bodies (Beltrami)

There's also a handful of those greymarket digital releases of things like "Lilies of the Field", "High Society", etc.

Interestingly, you can't download the titles on your PC, but you can download them through the app on your tablet/smartphone (at least, you can at the moment). If you're a Prime member you're basically being given free music by the hundreds.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Peter,

Quit baiting me.

I know how to use the search engine. Wasn't in the subject heading.

James

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

The search engine is basically useless now anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

So it sounds like with everything else mainstream stuff is there but smaller releases not so much and film scores are not really very well represented either. This is why I never pay for these streaming services.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Keep the list of interesting titles going, everyone! If you find good stuff that's on there share the info...I'm a Prime member and I've been loving it over all. Better than Netflix for streaming, and the free 2 day shipping is really handy. Haven't used the Kindle section because I have a Nook (they're better).

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Keep the list of interesting titles going, everyone! If you find good stuff that's on there share the info...I'm a Prime member and I've been loving it over all. Better than Netflix for streaming, and the free 2 day shipping is really handy. Haven't used the Kindle section because I have a Nook (they're better).

Yavar


Prime is worth it to our family for the free 2 day shipping alone. All the other stuff has just been a nice benefit. It's like buying a house cheap in a soon-to-be-developed neighborhood. Now if only our actual house was like that...

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Searching for threads isn't that hard, any person with a decent IQ can figure it out smile

His thread was on the main page. How hard is it to scroll down with your eyes and see if anyone else has posted about it?!


* sigh * I had no idea the other thread was about Amazon. But I knew this one was.

The important question: How is their film score catalog?


Now THAT'S the question. I have no idea I haven't looked into. Either way I'm glad James and the other poster mentioned this topic as I didn't know this so THANK YOU to James and the other poster smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


* sigh * I had no idea the other thread was about Amazon. But I knew this one was.


Same here. The other thread, now that I've seen it and opened it, is some panic-driven thing about the death of something.

The "thread police" around here really need to keep their tiny pistolas holstered.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I have been a happy member of Amazon Prime for a decade. But nothing about it is FREE. This is a fine value added benefit, and I'll use it, but it still costs $100 a year. I know Amazon would just as soon I forget that and let me think they've given me something for nothing, but that's not going to happen.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


* sigh * I had no idea the other thread was about Amazon. But I knew this one was.


Same here. The other thread, now that I've seen it and opened it, is some panic-driven thing about the death of something.

The "thread police" around here really need to keep their tiny pistolas holstered.


Hardly panic driven. Talk about exaggeration. LOL

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Hardly panic driven. Talk about exaggeration. LOL

It's a recurring topic around here. I'm certain it's fueled by fear and worry and the collector mentality that permeates this place. Any casual observer can "see" the hand wringing and worry lines under the eyes of those "Format Whores" who have a less-enlightened view of these changes. I have read the other thread and there are at least a couple (Woolston, SchiffyM) who haven't barricaded themselves in a CD panic room ready to resist all change.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

The important question: How is their film score catalog?

Now THAT'S the question. I have no idea I haven't looked into. Either way I'm glad James and the other poster mentioned this topic as I didn't know this so THANK YOU to James and the other poster smile


There's not an awful lot at the moment - at least nothing as robust as the other streaming services. A weird smattering, kind of, with specific albums in series available while others are not. For instance:

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (OST)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Complete Recordings)

But none of the others in those series.

Off the top of my head, I remember also seeing:

Star Wars: Special Edition
The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition
Return of the Jedi: Special Edition
Star Wars Episode III
Superman: The Movie (Rhino)
Inception
X-Men First Class
Cloud Atlas
Game of Thrones Season 3
Divergent
Lord of the Rings trilogy (Silva)
Star Wars trilogy (Skywalker Symphony Orchestra)

Okay, now I'm going through the Soundtracks genre - here's a fuller list

Batman: Arkham City
Cosmopolis
Doubt
Forrest Gump
Halloween (OST, not expansion)
Hell on Wheels season 1
Hide and Seek
Home Alone
Hugo
Law Abiding Citizen
Lawless
L'Ultimo Treno Della Notte (Morricone)
La Donna Della Domenica (Morricone)
Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Gahoole
Legends of the Fall
Lincoln
Mass Effect 3
Medal of Honor (Djwadi)
Music from the Twilight Saga (Silva)
NCIS the Score
Only God Forgives
Pan's Labyrinth
Resident Evil Retribution
Rocky IV
Salmon Fising in the Yemen
Skyfall
Smallville
Splinter
Spy Kids IV
Star Trek Generations OST
Star Trek Original Series and Sound Effects
Star Trek TNG Vol 2 Best of Both Worlds
Star Trek vol 1 The Cage and Where No Man Has...
Star Trek vol 2 Doomsday Machine and aMOK Time
Supernatural S1-5 score
The Fountain
The Girl w/ The Dragon Tattoo (US)
The Grey
The Hours
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Last of Us
The Mortal Instruments City of Bones
Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collectors Edition -(inc all Special Editions plus the 1-disc "Correllian Edition")
The Natural
The Pacific
The Princess Bride
The Resurrected
The Rocky Story
Titanic Collector's Edition (recent 4-disc release)
Transformers Prime
Transformers the Movie (80s)
Transylvania 6-5000
Troll
Warm Bodies


There's some other stuff that may be scores, but I'd heard of neither the composer nor the film

There are
Quite a few rerecordings of various tracks (some Silva, some BSX), some "trailer music" music library stuff

And a lot of musicals, pop soundtracks, etc.

I'm sure more will pop up when they secure more rights. As for me, I buy when I want to hear something so this will be part of my Prime membership that I do not leverage.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I've been an Amazon Prime member for a year -- but haven't yet decided to renew. What drives me crazy, for video streaming at least, is that I will a put a bunch of Prime titles in my watchlist -- and then start to watch a series, like American Chopper, only to find that the "Prime" status expires after a month or two and I'd have to pay a rental fee to finish watching a season. This has happened to me with at least 6 series over the past year. It would be great if Amazon would be upfront about the timeline of "Prime" status for the titles in that category so that one could plan a bit better. As I recall Netflix does give you advance notification when titles are about to disappear from their servers. I'm not opposed, in general, to streaming as long as the end product is high quality, dependable, and at least as good (hopefully better!) in specs as physical media. Otherwise the services are, for me at least, just sort of like junk food in which I indulge when a real meal isn't available.

 
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