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 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

You all are lucky. My local CD shop stopped stocking used soundtracks because they said, "they don't sell". :-(

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

You all are lucky. My local CD shop stopped stocking used soundtracks because they said, "they don't sell". :-(

Tell them to keep an eye out for used film scores and that you'll be interested in buying.

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

In a story similar to famous one about the guy who found THE CAINE MUTINY LP at a garage sale...

Around early 2002, I found several FYC promo CDs in a bargain used CD bin. I have never been so fortunate again. I found:

ATLANTIS
MONSTERS, INC.
PEARL HARBOR
THE MUMMY RETURNS
THE MAJESTIC
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
A.I.

and the best all

A.I. (the 2 CD set)

As I recall, each of these cost $2.50, except for the double A.I., which was $5.00.
As I was greatly in need of cash at the time, I sold off almost all of these at an incredible profit. The A.I. alone was bought by someone for $500.00 !!! My life has never quite been that exciting again.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

500 bucks!?
YIKES!

maybe i should have held out for mo' money for my MULAN find (bought:$1 sold: $34
d'ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

You all are lucky. My local CD shop stopped stocking used soundtracks because they said, "they don't sell". :-(

Tell them to keep an eye out for used film scores and that you'll be interested in buying.

smile


Actually someone I know already did. It might have helped a bit. But for the most part they will only stock movie "song" compilations.

Edit: Back in the days when my local shop was stocking movie soundtracks I scored "The Muppet Movie" for around 10 bucks! And thats when it was going for around $50 bucks on these internet(s)

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

A might-as-well-be-shrinked-wrapped-its-that-new copy of Chapter III's Tomorrow Never Dies release. I long had a black-covered promo version of this album but a tiny, tiny nick on it makes part of the interview with David Arnold skip. Besides, it was $6 for the score that introduced me to Bond - as well as becoming one of my top three from the series.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

The Dig by Michael Land - great atmospheric synthesized video game score; $4 in a bargain box.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   movieben1138   (Member)

I was surprised as could be that I recently found a used CD of FSM's FANTASTIC VOYAGE at a Slackers for under $10.00! I've only ever found four limited editions from the online labels (due to being stuck in the middle of Missouri, I'm sure) and two of them have been doozies! Back in college (nearly 10 years ago for me) I found THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE...which I've happily held onto.
Other recent happy finds include Goldsmith's EXPLORERS and POWDER, Pete Rugolo's THE FUGITIVE, Georges Delerue's SILKWOOD, David Newman's composer promo of GALAXY QUEST, and WITHNAIL AND I...all less than $10 apiece. I try to "make the rounds" once a week.

--Ben

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

I wonder how the heck these limited edition CDs sometimes end up in shops rather than traded amongst collectors...

I was on summer vacation in Montana back around July 2008 and I found FSM's BATMAN by Nelson Riddle. I can't remember the exact price, but it was less than ten dollars. Isn't that title a rare one now?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I wonder how the heck these limited edition CDs sometimes end up in shops rather than traded amongst collectors...


Especially as a lot of them don't even have bar codes on them (FSM is the only online soundtrack label that does, and they didn't start doing them until 2004 or so). When I used to sell used soundtracks at f.y.e., they usually didn't take ones without bar codes, or ones with hole-punches through the UPC.

Plus, you'd think anyone who would buy something like Harry & The Hendersons in the first place would know that they could get a lot more money for it by selling/trading it online than dumping it at a used CD store for five bucks. I mean, it's great news for a fellow collector to make these finds every now and again, but I just feel bad for whoever sold it off, knowing they must have been desperate for cash but not being knowlegable enough to get their disc's true worth. frown

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Guys, used cd stores make their money from rock- the staff are young kids who usually know squat about soundtracks. Lets keep it that way
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
whaddya complainin' about?
smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I wonder how the heck these limited edition CDs sometimes end up in shops rather than traded amongst collectors...


maybe the people who own these titles are not collectors.
if you dont browse sites like this you would not know that certain score are rare and $$$$$$$

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I once sold my limited edition now long sold out copy of "Vibes" to a used CD store. But that was more years ago than I can remember and certainly before the internet, ebay or forums. Didn't care for the music but now wish I kept that sucker.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Guys, used cd stores make their money from rock- the staff are young kids who usually know squat about soundtracks. Lets keep it that way
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
whaddya complainin' about? smile


Spot on, Bruce.

Quite a few of the used CDs shops in my area don't give a rat's ass about soundtracks.

A few of the bigger stores are getting smarter about soundtracks and their buyers are paying better attention. Thankfully, this does not seem to extend to FYC CDs.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   jigawatts   (Member)

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to find the Academy Promo of Apollo 13 at Half-Price Books for only $6, and not a scratch on it. At first I thought it might be a bootleg, but bought it anyway, went home, checked the internet for more info, and determined it's the real deal. Now I can listen to the score without all that overlapping dialogue.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   theOzman   (Member)

Just found a copy of SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW at a used CD shop in the SF Bay Area! Nice to have this one back again and at a very affordable price.

wink

- Oz

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

How much did you drop for it, Oz?

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Uwe Sperlich   (Member)

I found a mint copy of HOPE AND GLORY, a very early Varèse CD, in a used CD store. Nice score, not sure yet, if I'm going to keep it though....

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

I've found some ultra-rare stuff over the years...

I found a new, sealed CD copy of COCOON, the original Polydor release, in the mid-nineties for about $5. (This was years before the PEG rerelease.) I'll never forget how excited I was. I ended up giving it to a friend; at the time, the PEG edition was still in print. Would that I knew then what I know now...

About five years ago I found a mint copy of the Varese Club VIBES in the $3 bargain bin at a CD store in Clemson, SC. I ended up selling it off to SAE; I thought it was a boring listen, notable strictly for its scarcity.

Not long ago I found a mint copy of JAC Redford's HEAVYWEIGHTS promo at a thrift store for $3. I listened to it once then politely moved it into the "to be sold" box.

Just a few weeks ago I found a copy of the new expanded release of HALLOWEEN III for $7 at a local music score. (I guess when they priced it they neglected to notice that the copies that are for sale on Amazon are CDRs.) That one I'm keeping. That creepy "Halloween Montage" song is the shit.

Found some great stuff on LP over the past few years, too, which haven't hit CD in the states yet: Alex North and Robbie Robertson's CARNY; Mason Daring's LIANNA; Riz Ortolani's WOMEN OF THE WORLD, to name a few off the top of my head. Getting into LP collecting opened up a whole new world for me... oh, the wonderful stuff I have discovered.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2010 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   theOzman   (Member)

How much did you drop for it, Oz?

Re: LeHah - I broke the bank at the thunderous amount of $8.99! Aside from some minor ware on the inserts middle crease, it's pretty much in mint condition. I can't recall the last time that I actually got wide eyed while searching the used CD bins... maybe never, but this got me a little more than excited.

Best,

Oz

 
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