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...
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!
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!
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.
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 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...