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You would think after all this time I would be able to predict which CDs would be popular. Nope! Believe it or not we were at first only going to make 1,500 units of Ben-Hur, then we upped it to 2,000.

They are all gone after two weeks.

So we are making more.

I appreciate that many of you might be mad at us for changing our mind. I want to explain very clearly the reason (after the jump).

I NEED THE MONEY!

The repressing (identical content and packaging) will be in stock at SAE next week. We're making another set of 2,000.

Trust no one, Mulder!

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Thumbs up, Lukas. This is a win-win: the label gets a much needed cash infusion and (hopefully) everyone that wants it will now have a chance to pick one up. The only ones getting screwed are those trying to make a profit off the set and I frankly have no time for them anyways.

Keep up the good work,

Chris.

Thank you Lukas for issuing more of this re-release of a GREAT masterwork!
I have finally come round to purchasing this item today from a soundtrack
store here in the UK - Yes this is NOT a typo error a store here in the UK!!
Panic buying or what..........!!!

The race goes on!

Hail, Lukas!

I should add that Lukas is continuing a historical tradition, since the music from BEN-HUR has been in print since 1959 in one form or another.

Rozsa would have been 105 this year. His score has been in print for pretty well half that time...

52.5 years!

It's very cool to see that the labels such as Intrada and now FSM are using actual supply and demand of their products to determine quantities instead of predetermined guesstimating.

Hopefully Ben-Hur continues to sell close to the rate that it's been going.

If someone regrets buying this title because they were scared that it was going to sell out sooner than it now is going to, I just don't understand that mindset.

If someone regrets buying it because it no longer has the stated limited number, I don't understand that either. it's just a number. Why do you need to feel special by owning some title that had a limited run?

I can't think of one logical reason that someone who is a big enough fan of this music to spend $60 on five discs of Ben-Hur would ever be against repressing it so that more people can enjoy the music.

There simply isn't a logical reason for it. Well done, FSM.

We've come a long way from that Inchon fiasco a few years back where message board users were basically theatening Intrada to never buy their products again. I wonder where htose people are now. Did they really not buy Trek's IV and VI? Ha.

I'm not sure, but didn't the first CD appear only after the Savina LP had finally gone out of print? I've always thought that the true champions for longevity (among dramatic scores) were THE ROBE and THE EGYPTIAN. They both sold throughout the entire LP era and then received early CD versions. By contrast, Rozsa's QUO VADIS (a film just as prominent as THE ROBE) was out of print by around 1960, or perhaps earlier. Of course, this may have to do with nothing more than the inventory practices of Decca vs. MGM.

Right on, Lukas! Congratulations on the first run selling so well.

Lukas: "I want to explain very clearly the reason (after the jump)."



This is an actual frame from the film. Note the camera at right.

An excellent decision.


Really - this sold out fast and another pressing will give folks - hopefully me - a chance to save up and snag a copy.

This is a score everyone should have access to and be able to enjoy. There's no reason on earth anyone should have a problem with this.


About 30 minutes ago I tripped and slipped diet orange soda all over the sofa cushions. So, while the lady of the house is still pissed, I'm feeling better already :D

I thought I got in under the wire with my Intrada order. I just sent them an email asking them to cancel it. I'll buy it later and put the money toward other bills for now. How about manufacturing more of the Miklos Rozsa Treasury? Ben-Hur is described as being a "capstone" to that collection. Kind of implies that the limited edition number for Ben-Hur and the Treasury should be the same, no?

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