After ten years you’d think some of these would sell out…and they are close. These are the remaining stocks of some of our earliest CDs:
Stagecoach/The Loner (Goldsmith) 200
100 Rifles (Goldsmith) 450
Prince Valiant (Waxman) 200
Prince of Foxes (Newman) 300
The Comancheros (Bernstein) 380
All About Eve/Leave Her to Heaven (Newman) 150
A Guide for the Married Man (Williams) 375
The Undefeated/Hombre (Montenegro/Rose) 150
Conquest of/Battle for the Planet of the Apes (Scott/Rosenman) 540
The World of Henry Orient (Bernstein) 325
Also, in case you are interested in our first box set:
Elmer Bernstein’s Film Music Collection 405 remaining (out of 2,000 pressed)
In case some of these numbers don’t make sense. (e.g. why only 150 of The Undefeated/Hombre but A Guide for the Married Man—by Williams—at 375?): That’s what we get for running long-term sales on The Undefeated/Hombre and All About Eve/Leave Her to Heaven without monitoring the declining stocks.
Also, it’s very likely we only did 2,500 units of some of these, not 3,000. In the early days of the FSM label, we moved twice, and switched pressing plants (and reps there) at least twice as well. We were flying by the seat of our pants and while I have tried my best to reconstruct the pressing amounts from the manufacturing receipts, it was kind of a big ol' mess the first few years. We would (and still do) make 3,000 sets of art up front and then typically make 1,500 finished goods to start. But for repressings, in my ignorant youth I discovered that the minimum repress order for discs was 1,000 (not 500 which I had assumed). So I remember then getting up to 2,500 units, but not being able to do the last 500 without going to 3,500 (which would have left us with 500 loose and unsaleable discs). I think this is what happened, because we had, for example, a few hundred leftover booklets on Stagecoach/The Loner that we would basically give away for fun.
To use a catchphrase from the ’90s—whatever! The above is what’s left. Buy ‘em, they’re good!