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 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   alton_333   (Member)

1492: Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis.

Got this in 2002. I had it on cassette prior to purchasing the CD from HMV.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I’m afraid I can’t remember. I rented my first CD player and could choose a couple of free CDs from a list. I picked Kate Bush (Hounds of Love) and Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique. Still got them. My first film music CD has been lost in the mists of time. It was 35 years ago after all.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 2:02 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I’m afraid I can’t remember. I rented my first CD player and could choose a couple of free CDs from a list. I picked Kate Bush (Hounds of Love) and Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique. Still got them. My first film music CD has been lost in the mists of time. It was 35 years ago after all.

Yes, but some us (geeks!) keep lists smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I’m afraid I can’t remember. I rented my first CD player and could choose a couple of free CDs from a list. I picked Kate Bush (Hounds of Love) and Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique. Still got them. My first film music CD has been lost in the mists of time. It was 35 years ago after all.

Yes, but some us (geeks!) keep lists smile



Call that a list, Mitch? It doesn’t seem to mention the time of day you bought your CDs smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Hmm. I honestly don’t remember. The very first CD I bought was Lyle Mays’ self titled solo album but I’m not sure what score CD I would have purchased. Might have been Superman (single disc Warner release) or Accidental Tourist. At that time when CDs first emerged I was more interested in jazz and fusion because I was studying it at university. And classical. Mahler, Prokofiev, and those chaps were what I was mostly buying those days.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

My fist film score CD was not my first film score, since I had, up to then, collected LPs.

But my first film score CD was Intrada's re-recording of ISLANDS IN THE STREAM. This was also the first CD I ever ordered (via cataloge... no Internet back then... the cover was also slightly different from the current Excalibur cover).

Before that CD arrived, I picked up the Elmer Bernstein recording of Miklòs Ròzsa pieces with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in a store, so in a way, that's my first film score CD as well...


 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

GoldenEye. The 2003 reissue.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I can't remember. I was buying them on LP before CD.

That said, the first one may have been the One-Way reissue of the two "Mission: Impossible" LPs, or maybe "Breakfast at Tiffany's," but I really can't remember.

The two-disc Morricone "Fistful of Film Music" on Rhino must have been an early one also.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)

Seventh Voyage of Sinbad by Herrmann on Varese Saraband. Bought from Dean Street records in London at a time CDs were about £10 each and we were told the price would be going down as they became more popular. We were also so impressed by the urban legend telling of the indestructible quality of CDs, so much so that for some reason I tried to bend a Morricone CD I had on the Cam label and it broke in two....to my great surprise.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2020 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)




I had a few scores (such as the Star Wars trilogy) on cassettes, but Superman was my first CD. And since others have mentioned it, BY REQUEST was the third CD I ever owned!

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2020 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

Before I had a player, I knew this would be my cue to go that direction:



This is one of my two Gasp Aloud finds in a record store, the other being the original score to The First Men in the Moon, both of these discs produced directly or indirectly by the late David Wishart.


I think I picked this up in the same purchase with the long sought-after Legend.



Then I made taped from my mom's stereo, so I could listen to them.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Dadid L   (Member)



My first CD. I didn't even have a player, but a friend copied it on K7 until I could buy one. Crazy.



 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Star Wars Double LP:

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I'm pretty sure it was this one....

Batman/Elfman

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)







slightly off topic--

I know they're just copying Star Wars with that cover but that is an incredible cover in the stark simplicity of the layout and design. It really grabs my attention (underneath the watermark, of course!)

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



Purchased in a Strawberries in the Searstown Mall with about all I had saved up from chores at the time. And my life was never the same.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

My first CD. I didn't even have a player, but a friend copied it on K7 until I could buy one. Crazy.


Actually, I don't know, I think that's pretty "normal". I always did that. I bought my first CDs before I ever had a CD player, I bought my first DVDs before I ever had a DVD player, I bought my first Blu-ray discs before I ever had a Blu-ray player... I mean, I always buy "software" first before I ever buy hardware.

I think it's boring to buy a new player or game console or whatever before having at least a few discs/games whatever to try it out.

I bought probably a dozen CDs or more before I got my first CD player. :-)

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   AMRA75   (Member)

First cd... 1983, the original Polydor edition of Return of the Jedi. At that time, I didn't even have a cd player.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

First cassette tape was probably "Star Wars" (the song soundtrack for "Ghostbusters" - with the two score tracks - may have preceded it). First CD was probably one of these three: the Danny Elfman compilation "Music For a Darkened Theater," "Gremlins 2," or "Puppet Master" I and II.

 
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