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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: FSM Giveaway—Raksin 5CD Set by Lukas Kendall
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

WOW. Thanks for the generous offer, Lukas.

I got:

THE BIG BUS

BULLITT

ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS

THE SPACE CHILDREN / THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK

NOT WITH MY WIFE, YOU DON'T VOL. 2

RICH AND FAMOUS / ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER

And a whole bunch of Raksin! I can't wait.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I wish I could afford $100 in CDs right now! But thank you Lukas so much for this offer. Beyond generous, all things considered.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

WOW. Thanks for the generous offer, Lukas.

I got:

THE BIG BUS

BULLITT

ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS

THE SPACE CHILDREN / THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK

NOT WITH MY WIFE, YOU DON'T VOL. 2

RICH AND FAMOUS / ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER

And a whole bunch of Raksin! I can't wait.


I picked up:

North Dallas Forty
Islands in the Stream
ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS
THE SPACE CHILDREN / THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK
Chips Vol 2
Chips Vol 3

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Nice offer.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   jamoase   (Member)

So between this and an order two days ago, that's a lot of music to listen to.

This puts only a minor dent in my wish list though....

1 KELLY'S HEROES $19.95 $19.95
1 THE BRAVADOS $14.95 $14.95
1 THE ILLUSTRATED MAN $19.95 $19.95
1 DIAMOND HEAD / GONE WITH THE WAVE $16.95 $16.95
1 UNTAMED $14.95 $14.95
1 ROOM 222 / ACE ELI & RODGER OF THE SKIES $14.95 $14.95

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   avalanche   (Member)

Generous offer! I've never heard Raksin's music before, so I decided to pick up some of those wish list CDs: Outland, Logan's Run, Testament, King Kong and Bullitt to get the free set.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I just played Devil's Advocate and... theres way more than $100 worth of CDs I wish I could buy.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I just played Devil's Advocate and... theres way more than $100 worth of CDs I wish I could buy.

Oh there's easily another $100 worth of titles I'd snatch if there's another deal....or perhaps even if there's not.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I wish like hell I could afford to splurge on this insanely generous deal, but there's this pesky thing called "rent" I have to deal with every month. frown

Still, everyone who can afford it should go for it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   Glenn Butler   (Member)

I've been thinking of picking up some FSM CDs when I get my credit card balance paid off sometime within my next two pay periods. I'll definitely be making that at least $100 in FSM CDs now!

(Incidentally, while looking at the FSM CDs on my shelf earlier I remembered that I'd bought Diane a couple years back. I listened to it for the first time in a long time and thought, how could I have forgotten this?! If you don't have it yet, check out the samples and give it a go!)

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I was going to purchase the TV Omnibus vol. 1 anyway, so this is a pretty painless way to get the Raksin set.

DONE!

Merci Lukas!

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I picked this up at Amoeba for only $29.99. I forgot to get it when it came out and thought it was out of print so I picked it up. Little did I know it's still available and sold for $59.95. It was underneath the regular soundtrack section near the floor, first time ever I somewhat went through those and I found a good one.

Haven't listened to it yet, I will do it tomorrow for sure now!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Lukas describes very well what it was like "in the olden days" (before he was around), going into record shops and seeing an LP by somebody like Bill Conti or John Scott or Charles Fox.... or Galt MacDermot, looking at it, thinking "Hmm, this might be quite good", buying it, taking it home and more often than not becoming a fan of the composer's work. If you were really lucky you might even have picked up a "must-buy" Goldsmith or Williams the same day. That's how I got to know the works of Conti, Scott, Fox and MacDermot. That and TV. I'd have picked up a David Raksin LP back then too, if there had been any, for the same "Hmm, this might be quite good" reason.

So why haven't I picked up the Raksin set yet? Because there are still too many Goldsmiths and Schifrins and Rozsas that I never got around to getting. That would explain why I don't have THE SWIMMER either (one that I would have most definitely picked up on LP in 1977, going "Hmm, this might be quite good").

Yes, I think it's a great idea to explore outside one's comfort zone, and I hope this idea is a success. I just hope the offer hangs around long enough for me to pluck up the courage to ask my dear wife if we can spend more money on "music that all sounds the same!" (insert LOL)

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

BESIDES the $112.00 order I just placed, I will go ahead and order FIVE copies of WAIT UNTIL DARK that I planned to give as Christmas presents this year, each one containing a card saying "THIS is why I love movie music." And get another Raksin set for NADA....big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

"music that all sounds the same!" (insert LOL)

Graham - that's exactly what my woman says as well.

She is also sick of the sight brown packages arriving (sometimes daily). I try to intercept any packages where possible and pretend nothing has been ordered.

I'll be planning to intercept the David Raksin Package which will be also containing : - Days of Heaven/Space Children/Colossus of NY/Comedians/Hotel Paradiso/Robinson Crusoe/Great Santini.

Mild.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Wow, great offer. Hopefully in the next few days I will find the money for the Superman Blue Box. This will make both sets a fantastic deal.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

This shows the genuine pioneering spirit of LK. By hitting upon exactly that strategy, not only does he shift material, but he campaigns for great composers like Raksin, whose work is never a disappointment, and great.

His agenda is always to speak for this music, and to educate. If these composers were all still with us, being interviewed, basking in their resurrected fame, LK would be a household name today, synonymous with ther music and getting it released.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

Well, this a good deal for those who do not have most the FSM titles that they are interested in and I am not going to buy extras to sell later. I went through the catalog again and saw one title that I am interested in, but it is an unlimited release, so I will get it in time.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

But on the other hand, it was great. Why? Because it forced you to discover music you would never otherwise hear. There might only be one new soundtrack LP released per month—so whatever it was, you bought it!

Wow! There's an interesting point of view -- an attitude that I could never have imagined on my own. In the 1960s I would buy soundtrack albums: (1) Because I had seen the film and liked the music, (2) Because I was interested in the composer, or (3) Because somebody (Page Cook was just about the only critic in those days) had recommended it. To spend money on something just because it was a "soundtrack album" -- why would I do that? But this clue goes far to explain Lukas Kendall's omnivorous and catholic tastes, which have taken him very far indeed. So maybe it's not so crazy after all.

P.S. The Raksin set is worthwhile.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Dennis Brain   (Member)

Great offer:

Made me fill some gaps in my collection

- Marathon man
- Outland
- Quentin Durward
- The wrong man
- The satan bug

 
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