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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Space Children/The Colossus of New York
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Katie @ SAE   (Member)

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/16319/THE-SPACE-CHILDREN-THE-COLOSSUS-OF-NEW-YORK/

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Oh. My. God.

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Excellent. Ordered immediately.

Any box sets in the remaining titles Lukas?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

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 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

wuh, huh? First "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" and now these. Incredible. Just plain incredible! You guys can sure keep a secret.

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

These are the little gems that have been a hallmark of Lukas's tenure as label exec. I'm sure they don't always sell all that well and are overlooked by many, but I'm so glad to have the opportunity to get these obscure little scores and expand beyond my usual film music horizons a bit on occasion.

I'm well acquainted with The Space Children and it's likely a must have for die hard 50s sci-fi fans (Charles Thaxton to name just one!) who love the electronic sounds and ambience of that period. I've seen The Colossus of New York some time ago and don't remember the score off hand, but the samples are fascinating with the ensemble used. I'd be happy with just the Space Children, but the addition of Colossus is a nice value add that makes this an easy decision to get!

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Excellent. Ordered immediately.

Any box sets in the remaining titles Lukas?


No more box sets. They drove me to drink. lk

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Back, a bazillion years ago, when Varese released the Twilight Zone (TV) scores on LP, I remember COLOSSUS being mentioned in the liner notes, and its unusual instrumentation.

I was very interested in it and shrugged my shoulders about ever hearing it, or even seeing the film.

And here it's happening!

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Joe Sikoryak   (Member)

I'd be happy with just the Space Children, but the addition of Colossus is a nice value add that makes this an easy decision to get!

The Space Children score is a real find---the movie's very obscure, but the score is like a summary of '50s sci-fi sounds, wrapped up with a big Novachord bow. And Colossus is a chilling little number, stark in its use of pianos (you can get goosebumps watching it again, on the newly-issued DVD).

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

SPACE CHILDREN needs a proper DVD release as well.

(CD ordered, BTW) smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Excellent. Ordered immediately.

Any box sets in the remaining titles Lukas?


No more box sets. They drove me to drink. lk


Didn't anyone ever tell you not to drink and drive? By the way, if FSM had never released anything other than 7 Faces of Dr. Lao they would still earn my unending praise. Sad to hear about FSM closing up shop, especially since most of the other soundtrack specialty labels have not shown much interest in scores from the Golden Age. I hope there will still be an outlet for occasional releases from Rozsa, Herrmann, Waxman, etc. In any case, best wishes for the future and I hope you finally get a chance to just relax and listen to some of this great music without having to be concerned with all the pesky details of producing it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Excellent!

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Awesome! Ordered!

I would never have thought to see this scores on CD! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Any box sets in the remaining titles Lukas?

No more box sets. They drove me to drink. lk

So all my hopes for the near perfect massive James Bond 50th Anniversary Box Set are vanishing into thin air??? I'm devastated. This will drive ME to drink ;-)

I'm very sad about your decision, Lukas...
But it's understandable that you're fed up with too much of all this organizing work.

Thanks for the ride of a lifetime with your impeccable releases - and for being the one who actually started that great new wave of ever coming holy grails we're all riding on... 15 years ago!

Your label will be missed!

All the best for you,

Henrik

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   WeAllScreamForIceCream   (Member)

Is it limited to 2000 or 1500 copies? Looking at the back cover I would say 1500 ...

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

These are fascinating scores. The only Van Cleave I'd really paid attention to previously was his Twilight Zone "Perchance to Dream" score (which you'll hear a hint of in Space Children), but Space Children, as Joe says, is a quintessential example of the fifties sci-fi sound, and Colossus of New York is indeed chilling--and a really cool, ahead-of-its time little movie with an awesome Jack Kirby-style monster.

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Creepshow2   (Member)

These are the wonderful releases I will miss when FSM goes away. With La La Land thinking about stopping their Golden Age releases before they really even started it's just not a good thing. I know Intrada, MMM and especially Kritzerland keep the Golden Age scores alive, but FSM was like the king.
This will be in my collection FOR SURE!

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)




I just love kids with brains.

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

So all my hopes for the near perfect massive James Bond 50th Anniversary Box Set are vanishing into thin air??? I'm devastated. This will drive ME to drink ;-)

Leave a barrel of beer for me, I'll join you in turnic alcoholic.
(Having never drunk any alcohol before)

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2011 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

This is a great release - thanks, Lukas & FSM.

This one is ordered!!!...:-)

Also, I will miss the FSM CDs when they stop...:-(

 
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