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 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Back in 1992 I had started dating this girl who was not into film music. I told her that I really wanted Barry's Body Heat LP. On Christmas morning it was waiting under the tree. She had called Footlight in NYC and had them hold it for her. Then she got her friend from the NYC area to pick it up for her when her friend went home before Christmas. I knew this girl was the one (even if she doesn't care about film music) just because of the effort she put into getting Body Heat for me. We've been married for 17 years.


Well, ringedingdongbling, I guess we do have a winner... this story will be hard to beat. :-D
Congratulations.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

A Couple-

Spending my lunch money on the LP of 'Octopussy'. Nearly buying the early CD release of same. Buying a b**t of Octopussy/FYEO. Collecting all the subsequent EMI CDs, and then trading them all in for the 40th Anniversary re-releases.
Ahhh...the collector's life...

Buying my first CD player in Hong Kong (Sony D-5), and buying the Polydor releases of 'Star Wars' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.
Then buying 'Cocoon' in Hawaii- the first soundtrack announced as a CD release in the movie's credits.

Several years later buying 'A Fish Called Wanda' and 'Alien' in a Chicago record store I had to walk up a flight of steps to get to. I left Goldsmith's 'Warlock' on the shelf that day. >facepalm<

Joining Fanderson just to buy CDs, then leaving Terrahawks on the table. >another facepalm<
Membership ran out long before they offered their Stingray double-album.

Cashing in jars full of quarters to finance the TOS Box Set, and getting to ask Gerald Fried a question.


Trying to keep up with the absolute flood of releases in the past 8+ yrs while trying to maintain my tastes as a music lover, my sense of movie music history, my bank account, and my sanity.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO ADM NAISMITH- You mean THE GERALD FRIED who was born in New York in 1928, who scored a string of United artist genre films in the 50's who went on to score over 70 films and a lot of TV movies in the late 70's and 80's. Who often writes non melodic scores like Jerry Fielding. Is that the Gerald Fried?Oh my I think I gave something away[ha-ha]

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

TO ADM NAISMITH- You mean THE GERALD FRIED who was born in New York in 1928, who scored a string of United artist genre films in the 50's who went on to score over 70 films and a lot of TV movies in the late 70's and 80's. Who often writes non melodic scores like Jerry Fielding. Is that the Gerald Fried?Oh my I think I gave something away[ha-ha]


Huh? I feel I'm mising something...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Getting AVTAK on cd from Japan
The Varese Sarabande Planet of the Apes having Escape suite on it
Finding Six Million Dollar Man and It Takes A Thief(the jazz version ) on John Gregory and his orchestra instead of paying large sums for soundtrack madness Bol.2. Vol promised these.
ST-TOS a lifelong dream finally come true with comets City on The Edge of Forever
Putting in Ransom or some cd can't remember that was actually basis for haunting theme on soap opera
Finding a very good Wild Wild West on Some silva compilation.might have been Wild West. Had jim west theme in middle,

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I remember living in a little town called Woodinville about 30 minutes out of Seattle Washington in 1986 and going to the Seattle TOWER RECORDS and finding the LP of Jerry Goldsmith's THE FINAL CONFLICT. Now that was a thrill and I couldn't wait to get home and play that puppy. I think a lot of us were thrilled with that release.

The experience and thrill was repeated in the very same store when I found in the LP Bin: LEGEND: THE MUSIC OF JERRY GOLDSMITH with that great Big Red Devil head on the cover! Finally Jerry Goldsmith's rejected and Unreleased Masterpiece!

You might say they were two of my most Devilishly Delicious purchases!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO ADM NAISMITH- I guess you don't read the horror film music quiz thread?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Being a record vender years ago there are many tales to tell. but one time hunting for records we came to a house sale in which a father had loads of great rock records including a lot of rock soundtracks, all in mint condition. He told me his son recently died of drugs and he didn't know what to do with his collection. So he said to us you don't have to pay me much, take them all. We did, but being a nice guy I gave him good money for it. It was a hell of a good collection of many interesting rock film lp]s from the 60's 70's 80' s

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

delete.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 8:16 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

My best memory is discovering the (at that time) pending release of the Superman Blue Box from FSM. I had never heard of FSM or any of the other labels until then. I waited by the computer in sheer excitement as release time came. This was before I understood the limited edition thing and I wanted to grab it the moment it was released so I wouldn't miss out. When it arrived in the mail a few days later...wow! It came at a pretty bad time in my life and it cheered me up a bit.

Another good memory is when Intrada released perhaps what I consider to be in my top 5 of holy grails, The Black Hole.

Not to mention all of the Trek releases, Batman, etc etc etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 9:19 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

-Picking up the Sony/Legacy Star Trek: TMP album at a Peaches Records in 1999 - my poor mother ferried me across town over the span of a month! (I didn't yet have my license.)

-La-La Land's Airplane! announcement, not just because it's a favorite film of mine, but because it led to FSM's Star Trek II release. As a young guy who got into film music via the Trek films (and who watched as the Star Wars scores got re-released and re-recorded over the years), this was just Heaven!

-Discovering FSM when the Superman Blue Box was released. I guess you guys had been on my radar but it all seemed so intimidating! smile

-Discovering Varese Sarabande when the The Great Escape: DE was released... and then rediscovering them when Ghostbusters was released.

-Sitting in a hospital bed (as a volunteer test subject - long story!) as Intrada released Back to the Future. My outlook suddenly improved, though I had to wait two months to listen to it.

 
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