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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! 

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How can LOGAN'S RUN not be on that list!?!?!? Don't get me wrong, I want everybody on the planet to get their copy but it's flabbergasting that this one is still around...:confused:

....so flabbergasting that I forgot that I already started a thread about this...:o ...sorry bout that.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=59683&forumID=1&archive=0

Lukas - as always thank you so very much for your honesty about these issues. I feel so very grateful that I have been able to order and have all of the above that I have wanted!! (I confess - I think it's every one of the above....) Never Mind....

Wow, 200 Prince Valiant - 380 The Comancheros, after all these years. I would have thought they would have gone in a couple of months! I don't understand this market at all.

Wow, 200 Prince Valiant - 380 The Comancheros, after all these years. I would have thought they would have gone in a couple of months! I don't understand this market at all.

I find it quite easy to understand. Most score fans who have gotten into film music in the past 20-30 years have never heard of these films or scores and probably don't have tastes that run to the type of scores they are.

We're already a niche group, my guess is those scores appeal to a niche within the niche. Logan's Run is more recent but when I think of the film, I don't normally think of the score in the same way that I associate Star Wars with it's score, or Jaws etc.

I may be opening myself to a torrent of attacks but I don't think the Logan's Run score is actually all that memorable. And I own it! It just doesn't have the great themes or melodies that make for a good listen that you want to replay often.

Wow, 200 Prince Valiant - 380 The Comancheros, after all these years. I would have thought they would have gone in a couple of months! I don't understand this market at all.

I find it quite easy to understand. Most score fans who have gotten into film music in the past 20-30 years have never heard of these films or scores and probably don't have tastes that run to the type of scores they are.

We're already a niche group, my guess is those scores appeal to a niche within the niche. Logan's Run is more recent but when I think of the film, I don't normally think of the score in the same way that I associate Star Wars with it's score, or Jaws etc.

I may be opening myself to a torrent of attacks but I don't think the Logan's Run score is actually all that memorable. And I own it! It just doesn't have the great themes or melodies that make for a good listen that you want to replay often.


Yes I'm sure that's it. Maybe Spartacus (if it's ever released) won't sell out as fast as people imagine, as it's an ancient film to many soundtrack fans (& Alex North, not a big seller). Oh for the days when FSM released titles like these & The Egyptian/Beneath The 12 Mile Reef/Knights Of The Round Table/The Towering Inferno, every month! I have to admit to not buying many of the latest offerings.

Comancheros is more than 'good'. More like 'fantastic'.

I may be opening myself to a torrent of attacks but I don't think the Logan's Run score is actually all that memorable. And I own it! It just doesn't have the great themes or melodies that make for a good listen that you want to replay often.

Well, when you say "you" bear in mind you mean ... YOU!

I don't always want great themes and melodies, although I think Logan's Run has its share of those. The complexity of something like Logan's Run beats catchy themes for me. That's why listening to it was enhanced so much when the complete soundtrack came out. The old Chapter III didn't do it for me but the FSM full presentation plays to the score's strengths, the arc of the music, the details of the variations and orchestrations of the themes.

I'm not so dogmatic as to say complete presentation would be best for all score but it is for this one.

I may be opening myself to a torrent of attacks but I don't think the Logan's Run score is actually all that memorable. And I own it! It just doesn't have the great themes or melodies that make for a good listen that you want to replay often.

Well, when you say "you" bear in mind you mean ... YOU!

I don't always want great themes and melodies, although I think Logan's Run has its share of those. The complexity of something like Logan's Run beats catchy themes for me. That's why listening to it was enhanced so much when the complete soundtrack came out. The old Chapter III didn't do it for me but the FSM full presentation plays to the score's strengths, the arc of the music, the details of the variations and orchestrations of the themes.

I'm not so dogmatic as to say complete presentation would be best for all score but it is for this one.


Funny story with LOGAN'S RUN. First I had the Chapter III release and was relatively pleased with that (not my favourite Goldsmith in the first place). Then I sold that, and acquired the FSM. That was - unsurprisingly - an abysmal listening experience; pure torture in parts. So I sold that. Now I have no LOGAN CD's and that may be just as well.

What's the moral of this story? I have no idea. :)

Comancheros is more than 'good'. More like 'fantastic'.

No one here has said The Comancheros is "good", agreed it's not good, it's brilliant, my favorite Bernstein score (& a very enjoyable western movie too!). When I read of its release in the magazine I couldn't get my cheque off quick enough (those were the days). I was sure it would sell out real fast. I must be so out of touch with most of the people on this board.

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