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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

This is mine and I am playing it today. Still great!!!



What was yours?


BY REQUEST was also mine! A gift from my dad when he noticed I was really tuning in to film music. Many years later, the first time I had the opportunity to obtain an autograph from John Williams, this was the CD he signed...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)



This and U.F.O started my lifelong love of Barry Gray


Ford A. Thaxton


Wow. That was the first soundtrack I ever bought with the money from my first job, working at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I was 15 or 16 years-old. I still have it.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


I am going to define mine as the first 3 I purchased ever as they were purchased together"

The Sand Pebbles
Auntie Mame / Rome Adventure
Lili.

It was my first Screen Archives purchase.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

My memory is a bit hazy, but I am 99% sure it was the cd version of this album.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Return of the Jedi, late 1990.

Got it at the Sam Goody on 51rst street and 6th Ave in NYC.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

This is mine and I am playing it today. Still great!!!



What was yours?


Exactly the same cd.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I resisted the tide for a couple of years until it became clear that many film scores would no longer have an LP release and would only be available on CD.

First two on the same day after getting a CD player:
Phillipe Sarde's THE BEAR
Maurice Jarre's GORILLAS IN THE MIST

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

After decades of collecting LP's, I was forced to buy a CD player when Ken Alwyn's recording of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN came out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

D.P.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   brucepatterson   (Member)

John Barry’s Out of Africa - I don’t remember how soon after the movie was released in 1985 when I bought the CD.

I also remember buying the Top Gun soundtrack cd shortly after this, although it was definitely not a score cd.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


I think my first soundtrack CD was Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Possible #2 was You Only Live Twice. My first LP was the Varese/Kojian Star Wars Trilogy, bought thru Starlog I think!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

LP was From Russia With Love (John Barry)

Christmas 1963

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   historicalproductions   (Member)



I had just bought my first CD player and stupid me didn't know you had to take the CD out of the case before you stuck it into the player. I spent an hour trying to figure out where you were supposed to insert it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 7:41 PM   
 By:   EricHG30   (Member)

Would Little Mermaid count? Even as a small kid I listened to the score part at least as much as the songs.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

Williams' 1941 – the Bay Cities version, purchased in mid-April 1990 at the downtown Montreal location of Sam the Record Man the very day I bought my first CD player (a Technics portable). I bought it home, plugged the player into my heavily-coloured Bose Roommate speakers, and enjoyed a leap in quality unlike anything I'd experienced before.

Leave it to Williams' mock-1812 Overture to sell a format!

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

This is mine and I am playing it today. Still great!!!



What was yours?


This was my 2nd cd. My first was Alan Silvestri's BACK TO THE FUTURE III.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

First CD purchased in 1985.
Even before I had a CD player!

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2020 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   Mathew   (Member)

I picked up both at the same time...


 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Blade Runner was the first soundtrack on CD. However it was not the first CD for me because Koto Plays Synthesizer World Hits (featuring some film music such as Rambo Theme strangely enough not credited to Jerry Goldsmith but rather Joel Fajerman who the heck that is???). The first Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack on CD for me was Basic Instinct.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   EvilDead   (Member)



Dick Tracy. I think I bought this around 1993/94. Found it at my local electronics/music store in Denmark - really cheap too. Normally they didn't sell scores, so I'm guessing this was on sale, because they thought they had ordered the Madonna album big grin Got really interested in film music/Danny Elfman when I watched Batman in 1989 (as a 13 year old kid), so it's crazy to think that I didn't get to listen a score of his until 4-5 years later! The actual Batman score I bought in 1995 on a school trip to London, so that's almost 6 years of waiting! Luckily, things have changed...

 
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