WarGames, which I'd wanted to come out forever (that opening title!).
That was also my first Ltd Edition import, my introduction to this world. 6 years on, I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent with all the labels (not to mention OOP stuff on ebay) but I do have a lot of great music.
Mine was the LP release of Poltergeist II. I was 14 years old at the time that I saw the film on the weekend that it was released into theaters. I was happy with the Jerry Goldsmith score. The following weekend, when my next allowance came, I went to Tower Records in NYC to buy the album. After playing the album, I was disappointed that this one cue, which is what I felt was the score’s highlight, was not on the album. It was the cue where the demons return to get the little girl and the family were escaping from their new home—there was this chorus chanting, “God is in his holy temple.” I thought it was just as good as the choral stuff from the The Omen. I felt a little robbed, what with my having spent my allowance on a short portion of the score.
Intrada would more than redeemed itself from that album with more releases of better representations of film scores in the years to come.
The 2-disc Alien set. I think part of me was naively hoping at the time the two tracks from Freud would be included as bonus tracks because I'd grown accustomed to how they play in the film. Despite Goldsmith's understandable indignation over their inclusion, they are an inseparable part of Alien's soundscape for me. Great set, anyway. One of my favorite scores.