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 Posted:   Jan 17, 2024 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

From what ive read here and there over the years, these soundtrack record releases seem to really be aimed at people who want the product…but weirdly not necessarily the music. They are usually artistic lavish looking products with the packaging and often coloured vinyl and folk possibly buy them as collectors pieces and maybe never even play them. Its all for the look. This would mean that cd releases that are therefore more about the music, aren’t that important and not their main customer base.
Its like visting one of the Blu-ray forums where folk go on endlessly about ‘slip covers’ and don’t seem to give a damn about how the actual film looks!


Nailed it, exactly.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2024 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

They emailed me back:

“ Thanks for reaching out as of now we do not have plans to do so, but there is a possibility. Let me know if you have any further questions.”

Not what I wanted to hear. Keep sending requests for CDs!


I just got the same reply from Xavier as well. with the small difference being that he said "but there is *always* a possibility. Haha, never give up hope!

Best,
Burnie



I received the following reply from "Jaime," which at least provides another glimmer of hope:

"Hi Josh,

Thanks for the positive feedback! I don't know if any of these will be released on CD, but I will let the people in charge know that it was requested! Keep an eye on our socials to know if these will be on CD.

Thank you"

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2024 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Ok ok (even though I'm content with vinyls), I'll chime to Waxwork too.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2024 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

That's my boy!

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2024 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Yeah its definately worth a go. What have we got to lose.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2024 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Irony is, I'm buying the vinyl anyway, ahahaha!!!!

I do hope WW keep on with at least some cd releases.

For this score, I'm sure there are plenty of unused 'experiments' and such. The score proper is brief, atmospheric, ambient. Flecks of Penderecki-mood. Solo boy soprano cues. Going to give the film a rewatch and closer listen. It's a very well done score in subtlety.

Do you cats remember word Chris Young did a rejected score here? Or was that just pirates passing around Hellraiser under that guise? Alina to Michael J Lewis Goldeneye lol.
Calling Signore Boggan!

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2024 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Waxwork wrote me back to say they don't have plans for any of these titles to have CD releases, but also said there is always a possibility - so they just said to stay tuned to their socials and newsletter. There might be a chance.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2024 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Keep at it. Keep on them. I think there’s room at the table for all popular formats of physical media. If I were a label, I would want to make all the money I could from those who like each or both formats.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2024 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Waxwork wrote me back to say they don't have plans for any of these titles to have CD releases, but also said there is always a possibility - so they just said to stay tuned to their socials and newsletter. There might be a chance.

Same here.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2024 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

How much music was used in this movie that would fill up a LP let alone CD? I really don’t remember any music in the movie outside of the Tubular Bells snippet and some choral pieces (the song the Gemini Killer sings and the end credits).

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

How much music was used in this movie that would fill up a LP let alone CD? I really don’t remember any music in the movie outside of the Tubular Bells snippet and some choral pieces (the song the Gemini Killer sings and the end credits).

That's what I was asking earlier but I guess its all how you define 'music'.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

From what ive read here and there over the years, these soundtrack record releases seem to really be aimed at people who want the product…but weirdly not necessarily the music. They are usually artistic lavish looking products with the packaging and often coloured vinyl and folk possibly buy them as collectors pieces and maybe never even play them. Its all for the look. This would mean that cd releases that are therefore more about the music, aren’t that important and not their main customer base.
Its like visting one of the Blu-ray forums where folk go on endlessly about ‘slip covers’ and don’t seem to give a damn about how the actual film looks!


I sometimes think the same for people who refuse to embrace digital releases and only buy scores if they're on CD.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

From what ive read here and there over the years, these soundtrack record releases seem to really be aimed at people who want the product…but weirdly not necessarily the music. They are usually artistic lavish looking products with the packaging and often coloured vinyl and folk possibly buy them as collectors pieces and maybe never even play them. Its all for the look. This would mean that cd releases that are therefore more about the music, aren’t that important and not their main customer base.
Its like visting one of the Blu-ray forums where folk go on endlessly about ‘slip covers’ and don’t seem to give a damn about how the actual film looks!


I sometimes think the same for people who refuse to embrace digital releases and only buy scores if they're on CD.


There are certainly similarities there. If it were just about the music, people would embrace digital releases, as they offer many advantages over music pressed on plastic discs.

And while a vinyl record has certain limitations (less bass, for example, less dynamic range), and a certain type of "vinyl" sound, CDs (which are digital) and lossless digital downloads sound identical (if it's the same release). So if it were just about the music, people would not insist on CDs.

But even if none of them have to do with the actual music, I think there are a few reasons why some people prefer CDs and are hesitant or even refuse to buy digital downloads.

One is they really enjoy the haptic experience of having a CD, something to have in your hands and put onto a shelf. A download just does not provide this. If specialty film score releases are released digitally, they are often released without booklet, so that's another reason why people prefer CDs: the liner notes are interesting. Last but not least: not everybody is set up to play digital lossless files. (Just like not every system is set up to play vinyl, obviously. Or cassette tapes.) You need a way to play the files, and if your listening system is only set up to play CDs, well, that's what you prefer playing.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

For me, the CD is a way to get the (usually extensive) liner notes, but also as a “back-up” to my digital copy.

My data HDD crashed a few weeks ago. Luckily I had backed up most of my music back in July to an external HDD when I got a new PC. But if the digital download company goes belly up, I will no long have access to files I paid for if I needed to redownload them.

Also, I often listen to CDs in my car and in my bedroom. It’s way more convenient to grab the desired CD off the shelf than to have to sync the digital copy to my cell phone.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Yeah, I tried the turntable in my car for a while but that darn LP kept skipping

The vinyl thing, it is all about the packaging, it is entirely tchotchke, and you can tell the way these labels pitch the product.
It has nothing to do with the music at all

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Phil567   (Member)

For me, the CD is a way to get the (usually extensive) liner notes, but also as a “back-up” to my digital copy.

My data HDD crashed a few weeks ago. Luckily I had backed up most of my music back in July to an external HDD when I got a new PC. But if the digital download company goes belly up, I will no long have access to files I paid for if I needed to redownload them.

Also, I often listen to CDs in my car and in my bedroom. It’s way more convenient to grab the desired CD off the shelf than to have to sync the digital copy to my cell phone.


I agree with the above.

Plus, l despise vinyl. I grew up with vinyl before there were CD's. Vinyl is a pain in the ass. I was forced to use vinyl back in the day and l refuse to use it now.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Hmm.
I have to go to the store.
I wonder if I should take the car or the horse and buggy.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Hmm.
I have to go to the store.
I wonder if I should take the car or the horse and buggy.


Depends... are you Amish?

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

From what ive read here and there over the years, these soundtrack record releases seem to really be aimed at people who want the product…but weirdly not necessarily the music. They are usually artistic lavish looking products with the packaging and often coloured vinyl and folk possibly buy them as collectors pieces and maybe never even play them. Its all for the look. This would mean that cd releases that are therefore more about the music, aren’t that important and not their main customer base.
Its like visting one of the Blu-ray forums where folk go on endlessly about ‘slip covers’ and don’t seem to give a damn about how the actual film looks!


I sometimes think the same for people who refuse to embrace digital releases and only buy scores if they're on CD.


There are certainly similarities there. If it were just about the music, people would embrace digital releases, as they offer many advantages over music pressed on plastic discs.

And while a vinyl record has certain limitations (less bass, for example, less dynamic range), and a certain type of "vinyl" sound, CDs (which are digital) and lossless digital downloads sound identical (if it's the same release). So if it were just about the music, people would not insist on CDs.

But even if none of them have to do with the actual music, I think there are a few reasons why some people prefer CDs and are hesitant or even refuse to buy digital downloads.

One is they really enjoy the haptic experience of having a CD, something to have in your hands and put onto a shelf. A download just does not provide this. If specialty film score releases are released digitally, they are often released without booklet, so that's another reason why people prefer CDs: the liner notes are interesting. Last but not least: not everybody is set up to play digital lossless files. (Just like not every system is set up to play vinyl, obviously. Or cassette tapes.) You need a way to play the files, and if your listening system is only set up to play CDs, well, that's what you prefer playing.


Some good points there. Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

How much music was used in this movie that would fill up a LP let alone CD? I really don’t remember any music in the movie outside of the Tubular Bells snippet and some choral pieces (the song the Gemini Killer sings and the end credits).

That's what I was asking earlier but I guess its all how you define 'music'.


I feel like a soundtrack to this movie would also include dialogue. Unless, there’s a lot of music composed but not used?

 
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