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 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Good!
At least it will give OUT OF AFRICA & DANCES WITH WOLVES a rest! smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 3:46 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

This has prompted me to give the Varese a listen. Haven't listened to this score in years. I think I became so familiar with it that I haven't even thought of listening to it in recent times!

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

As a big JB fan, I'm entirely onboard with the reverence for this title. I borrowed a copy of the dodgy quality MCA Records LP, and cued it up many times over the course of one summer...and have never listened to it again in the intervening 37 years.

I bought the CD. Never listened to it. Bought the Debney/RSNO album. Listened to it once.

For me, it seems this particular Barry score doesn't have any staying power. And I'm a fan who compulsively puts on JB scores on a regular basis, so I'm not planning on a buy.

If the reviews are ecstatic, I could change my mind.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

This has prompted me to give the Varese a listen. Haven't listened to this score in years.

OK, and I'll put on the LP. smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Played this all the time back in the day. Lovely score from beginning to end. Look forward to this expansion.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

This was a Rocky Horror-like film for my friends and me. It was just so ridiculous.

I can't remember the music.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

To me, it's one of Barry's final 3-4 five star scores (alongside BODY HEAT, OUT OF AFRICA and THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS) and a definite must-buy. Very curious to learn how much additional music this expanded release will give us.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

I thank you Stephen; for your optimism! I sincerely hope you are correct – because – with so many – “surprises” – in store for us… I do believe this should be a #2 CD Set?

An example of what I am talking about… could be the recent release of “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” –
As you probably know – most of that score was re-recorded for the album presentation; and thanks to Mike Matessino – we got the album presentation – REMASTERED – on the second disc with all the alternates etc...

Having said that – I would like to have the – “album tracks” – for “Somewhere In Time” – remastered as well?

Unfortunately;
I don’t believe that –
THE FILM SCORE CUES…
THE SOURCE SUES…
…and…
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM RELEASE…
...can all fit on THE ONE CD (??)

I could be wrong… as the Album Track titled: “The Journey Back In Time” –
…is that the film version?

If it is… then maybe there are only a few tracks that were specifically recorded for the album… such as that gorgeous ending – which is titled: “Theme From Somewhere In Time” – (and the opening of course)…

So maybe – it can all fit on one CD; but we might have to – “program” – the CD – (or our playlists) – for the album presentation.

I am still very excited about this release; and I don’t believe anything will top it this year!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

The original album had some pieces that were not film versions (i.e. "A Day Together") but almost everything was from the original film soundtrack. This will be one CD and it really doesn't warrant and two CD set.

I think everyone should be pleased but you never know with this group.

James

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Film versions, soundtrack alternates, other alternates, source music, and I'd even take the re-recording … three CD's maybe. IT would be worth it to close the book on the score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 2:52 AM   
 By:   AJM   (Member)

La-La Land announcements state how many discs a release is going to be unless it is only 1 disc. I believe this expansion will only be a 1 disc set and will contain the complete film score, alternates & extras from the original album, and hopefully the source music too. I guess we can only wait for the track listing on the 13th. 5000 copies though is nice. Gives everyone a chance to grab a copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Clearly it's not going to contain the original album release in addition to the score tracks on a single CD. The original album is still easily available, including lossless download, on Geffen.

Score tracks + alternates/ unused themes would be more than fine.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

La-La Land announcements state how many discs a release is going to be unless it is only 1 disc. I believe this expansion will only be a 1 disc set and will contain the complete film score, alternates & extras from the original album, and hopefully the source music too. I guess we can only wait for the track listing on the 13th. 5000 copies though is nice. Gives everyone a chance to grab a copy.

While that's true, keep in mind they don't press all 5000 (or whatever the edition is at once) it could take years between pressings. If ya really want it, buy it sooner rather than later or you might have a long wait.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Holy Shitsnax!!!! I expect this will sell out rather quickly.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   AJM   (Member)

I won't be waiting to pick up my copy, I'll be ordering as soon as. I've always wanted an expanded Somewhere In Time.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Holy Shitsnax!!!! I expect this will sell out rather quickly.
How many have there been lately to do that?

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Only Lionheart, and that wasn’t even half as many copies as this. I will be shocked if 5000 copies sell out quickly even for a score this beloved. Hell the Harry Potter box was 5000 copies, right? And that’s still not sold out.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Agreed, this market simply isn't what it was like 5-10 years ago. Titles released at 3000 or 5000 copies don't sell out that quickly anymore, which is good for the consumer, but of course the labels would be best served by a sell out title.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

By both price and volume of material, the Harry Potter box is still aimed at the film-music niche. But SOMEWHERE IN TIME is one of those few scores embraced by the broader commercial market. Two quick points for comparison:

When the Arista label issued their Fox Classics series of CD premieres in 1993, a friend of mine in retail told me that the label was delighted by Herrmann's DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL far outselling its sister Fox titles, at 5,000 copies.

But I recall that only 12 years earlier, in the early days of cable TV, Variety had published an article reporting that despite SOMEWHERE IN TIME having been a box-office disappointment, sales of Barry's soundtrack LP had taken off soon after the film's cable premiere. The emerging popularity of the picture was first noticed not in ratings from cable households, but from MCA shipping more than 50,000 copies of the LP in response to increased orders from retail stores within just a few months -- but months after the picture's theatrical run.

Surely people here remember Barry's citing SOMEWHERE IN TIME as the score for which he received the most fan mail, even years later. Even with the perceived commercial decline of CDs, this is one score that will sell more heavily than most still do.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2021 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Yes, the Somewhere In Time soundtrack certainly was (no idea if it still is) a mainstream hit (at least, on score release terms). But I'm not sure that translates into an equal appetite among the non-devotees for an expanded release. I suspect most of them are sated by what's available.

 
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