I know for a fact that every person who bought this title PAID the normal price as I'm the one who helped ship EVERY single order. EVERYONE and I state, EVERYONE paid the same price. Rest assured as if something goofy was going on here, I'd certainly be wanting to figure it out.
Why this person sold them for cheaper? I have ZERO ideas. Makes no sense to me and I'm clueless.
Could it also be possible that someone had an SAE gift card worth a lot of money and they needed CASH quick, or Paypal funds quick and though of selling them for a smaller amount just to get some cash quick? Yes it is. Why/how this person did this is beyond me.
Chin up RM, things aren't that bad! Did you get a copy of each score by the way? Thoughts on them?
This is a strange one, it's excellent music but the sound quality feels slightly pinched to me, either due to a poor recording, or smaller facilities/orchestra/budget, and I'm finding it difficult to connect to it.
If I'm honest, after the first play through, this didn't really blow me away. It wasn't bad in any way. Just a bit dull and plodding, certainly during the first 2/3rds at least. Kinda generic orchestral suspense/adventure mode. It did come to life a bit more during the last few tracks (two of which are very lengthy) and I did pick up on the main theme during those cues. Nice use of choir in some tracks too. Still, I never make snap judgements after one listen, so it might be a grower. Didn't detect anything wrong with the sound, as queried above. Sounded fine to me.
I'm sure it goes over fine in the film. But as a standalone listen? Well…
What Midas Box is missing is the early introduction of an assertive theme (that doesn't vaguely resemble Elfman's Batman)/themes to leverage over the long haul to tie all the (admittedly very nicely orchestrated) programmatic material together.
Trevor Jones' superior The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comes to mind as an example of a well structured adventure/fantasy score.
The main theme called, to my mind, Giacchino's STAR TREK theme, certainly in the phrasing and horn refrains. His softer, emotional stuff (not on show in this score) also reminds me of Mickey G at times, with their plaintive, spaced piano chords and warm string lines.