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 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Probably Star Wars:

Original 2-CD release
Gerhardt Re-recording
Arista Box Set
1997 Special Edition
2018 Remastered Version

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I've been fairly lucky, since I'm not so quick to jump on things and haven't always had the cash to.

I have the "Jaws" MCA re-recording, the Decca "complete" score, and when I eventually get the Intrada release, that'll be the one I have the most of.

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Gotta be THE BLUE MAX --> Varese --> Legacy --> Intrada --> LaLaLand --> Tadlow

WOW! I really do love this score.

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Gotta be THE BLUE MAX --> Varese --> Legacy --> Intrada --> LaLaLand --> Tadlow

WOW! I really do love this score.

I'm completely cuckoo over it.

I just remembered, I have the OST, Varese Anniversary, and LLL of the Robe.

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I don't count different recordings of the same score (or it's likely something by Beethoven, there is no film score I have as often as even complete symphony cycles), but I bought both STAR WARS, SUPERMAN and STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE) four times each. (SW: LP, Polydor CD, Trilogy Set, BMG / SUPES: LP, Warner CD, Rhino CD, FSM / ST: LP, Columbia CD, Sony, LLL).
I also have the Varèse of Superman, but that's a different recording, so I see this separately.

I got more "threesomes", like LEGEND, CHINATOWN, POLTERGEIST 1&2, FIRST BLOOD 1&2, ALIEN... some more...

These were all fine, but I'm cutting down on it.

Edit October 29th, 2020:
SUPERMAN is probably the film score I have most often in my collection:

I have:
The original Double LP
The Warner Bros. Soundtrack CD (US Edition)
The Rhino Release
The FSM Blue Box
The LaLaLand 40th Anniversary Edtion

I also have the 2CD recording by John Debney on Varèse Sarabande, but I view that as a different recording.

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Oh, right, I also got four CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Arista LP, Arista CD, Arista Expanded, LLL) and E.T. (LP, CD, Expanded CD, LLL). Sheesh... but four seems to be the max.

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

For me, it would have to be the original Star Wars trilogy. I bought the original LPs, and a 45 rpm of the Main Title and Cantina Band, and have bought pretty much every CD version since then. But Superman isn't far behind, as this will be my fourth go-around. Ya gotta love our hobby!

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

With the new LLL release Superman will take the podium from Poltergeist II

Besides the LPs:

Superman (6) First release, Japanese, McNeely (re-recording), Rhino, Blue Box, LLL

Poltergeist II (5) Intrada, Intrada, VS, Kritzerland, Intrada

ET (4) MCA, 15th, 20th SACD, LLL

Conan (4) VS, MCA, Tadlow (re-recording), Intrada

Star Wars: 2cds (twice), Arista, Complete, Disney... (Certainly will buy again a “definitive edition”)

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Body Heat may be the one

1) original lp on Label X
2) original cd on Label X
3) Varese re-record
4) something that turned out to be a boot
5) FSM

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Counting re-recordings, it would be SUPERMAN at 3 (original CD, Varese re-record, Blue Box), which is odd because I never listen to any version of it, and OBSESSION (original Welles Raises Kane CD, Tadlow re-record and Quartet set).

If you're counting formats other than CD then I also had the 2-LP set of SUPERMAN, making it 4. But with LP and cassette issues quite a few titles score 4: THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (original LP, cassette, CD and Ryko expansion - indeed I had all the expanded Bonds in their LP, cassette and original CD incarnations), POLTERGEIST 2 (cassette, intrada 30-min, Varese 30-min, Varese DeLuxe), EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (2-LP set, cassette, first 2-CD set, Gerhardt re-record), THE FURY (original LP, Varese cassette, Varese CD, Varese Club 2CD set), THE FLY (TER cassette, Varese CD, Volcano CD pairing with THE FLY 2, Varese Horror Box). There are probably others.

Loads more scoring 3, mostly cassettes, original CD and expansion. I generally don't rebuy the same titles these days unless it's massively expanded and/or there's something badly wrong with the earlier edition.

 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)


 Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Filmmaker   (Member)

 Posted:   Feb 24, 2019 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

In descending order:

Final Fantasy IV
Masters of the Universe
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

 Posted:   Feb 24, 2019 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

SUPERMAN: 2-LP set, Warner CD, Debney-RSNO, Rhino, Blue Box, and now I'm getting ready to buy the LLL.

TITANIC: the OST, BACK TO TITANIC, the LLL set, and partial re-recordings from Varese, Silva, and BSX.

I doubled up on every classic-cast STAR TREK title to get the Renaissance releases.


And some vintage James Bond scores for the expansions.

 Posted:   Feb 24, 2019 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

2-LP set, Warner CD, Debney-RSNO, Rhino, Blue Box, and now I'm getting ready to buy the LLL.


Like there was ever any doubt!

 Posted:   Feb 24, 2019 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Like there was ever any doubt!

Well that didn't take long. And I'm not that predictable. There was plenty of doubt.

 Posted:   Feb 24, 2019 - 11:19 PM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

The discussion over the new La-La Land Superman got me to thinking about what scores I've bought/upgraded the most times on CDs.

There are way too many scores that I've bought 2 or 3 times, so here are the one's I've identified as have bought/upgraded 4 times:

E.T. - Original (DDD!), Remastered 1996, 20th Ann., La-La Land
Superman - Original, Rhino, Blue Box, La-La Land (make it 5 if you count the Debney re-recording)

A couple that came close and/or will probably have another edition:
Close Encounters - Arista, Expanded, La-La Land (I'm missing the Varese)
Poltergeist 2 - Original Intrada, Varese, Kritzerland (I'm missing the first Intrada Limited and the last Intrada)
The Omen - Original, Expanded, Deluxe (I'm sure there'll be a 45th or 50th Anniversary and of course a Definitive!)
Star Trek:TMP - Original, Collectors, La-La Land (The LLL is fairly definitive, but the score sells so there'll probably be more)

And the #1 most bough/upgraded scores are the Original Star Wars Trilogy
For all three I have the Original (in both the Polydor and RSO labels), the 20th Century Fox Box set, the 2-CD RCA booklet expansions, and the 2004 re-masters (in the box set).

Empire, though, is my favorite, so in addition to the 5 mentioned, I also have the 2018 remaster (my Holy Grail of the original LP version) plus the Charles Gerhardt re-recording.

And if they ever let La-La Land and Mike Matessino at them, I'll be buying those also.

Wow - I reckon my list would be almost identical......

 Posted:   Feb 25, 2019 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

For me, The Blue Max and The BIG Country, tied in first place. TM7 too, if you include the Sedares and EB re-records.

And also, Sweet Smell of Success. The Man With the Golden Arm. How the West Was Won.

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Updated: I think maybe it's The Great Escape.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

This question made me go and look through my collection.

I thought I'd start my multiple purchases at 3...and this is purely CD's and downloads. A lot more for some if I included LP and Cassette.

Die Hard x 3
Home Alone x 3
Jaws x 3
Jurassic Park x 3
The Last Starfighter x 3
Lost in Space (movie) x 3
Raiders of the Lost Ark x 3
Star Trek: The Motion Picture x 3
Star Wars x 3
Return of the Jedi x 3

Dances with Wolves x 4
E.T. x 4
Home Alone 2 x 4
Lost in Space (TV) x 4

Empire Strikes Back x 5
Superman x 5

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