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 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Chris in PA   (Member)

The discussion over the new La-La Land Superman got me to thinking about what scores I've bought/upgraded the most times on CDs.

There are way too many scores that I've bought 2 or 3 times, so here are the one's I've identified as have bought/upgraded 4 times:

E.T. - Original (DDD!), Remastered 1996, 20th Ann., La-La Land
Superman - Original, Rhino, Blue Box, La-La Land (make it 5 if you count the Debney re-recording)

A couple that came close and/or will probably have another edition:
Close Encounters - Arista, Expanded, La-La Land (I'm missing the Varese)
Poltergeist 2 - Original Intrada, Varese, Kritzerland (I'm missing the first Intrada Limited and the last Intrada)
The Omen - Original, Expanded, Deluxe (I'm sure there'll be a 45th or 50th Anniversary and of course a Definitive!)
Star Trek:TMP - Original, Collectors, La-La Land (The LLL is fairly definitive, but the score sells so there'll probably be more)

And the #1 most bough/upgraded scores are the Original Star Wars Trilogy
For all three I have the Original (in both the Polydor and RSO labels), the 20th Century Fox Box set, the 2-CD RCA booklet expansions, and the 2004 re-masters (in the box set).

Empire, though, is my favorite, so in addition to the 5 mentioned, I also have the 2018 remaster (my Holy Grail of the original LP version) plus the Charles Gerhardt re-recording.

And if they ever let La-La Land and Mike Matessino at them, I'll be buying those also.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Oddly, it's gotta be Superman. I think the only one I missed was the Japanese disc with the complete original album.

Star Wars is close behind. Although I've bought more re-recordings of Star Wars than Superman.

I can't imagine what another edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture would be. The ghost of Jerry comes to your house and plays it?

Maybe I'm being naive, but most of the re-issues these days seem pretty definitive. Not "Well, if we HAD better sources we'd use them but they don't exist anymore" and then they eventually turn up.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Conan the Barbarian and Close Encounters are tied at three times each. Superman will join the club soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Great question!
If I include the unmentionable, then I would have to say it's Obsession.....I bet that surprises NO one on here!big grinbig grinbig grinbig grin

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Definitely CASINO ROYALE (1967)

Varèse, some other source that shall remain unnamed, Kritzerland, Quartet.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I guess it's Ben-Hur, but I don't usually buy the same music more than once. I don't have many expansions in my collection.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Superman - 4 times

Single CD - Rhino - Blue Box - LLL

ET - 4 times

40 minute CD - Expansion - 40 minute CD again - LLL

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A whole bunch of threebies....

Robocop

Varese - Varese - Intrada

First Blood

Intrada - Intrada - Intrada

Rambo II

Varese - Silva - Intrada

Poltergeist II

Intrada - Intrada - Kritzerland

Star Wars Original Trilogy

Original CDs - Anthology Box - 1997 Special Editions

Jaws

MCA - Decca - Intrada

Total Recall

Varese - Varese - Quartet

Basic Instinct

Varese - Prometheus - Quartet

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Original CD - DCC - Indiana Jones Box Set

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Probably Poltergeist II

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Superman - 5 times
Single CD - VS - Rhino - Blue Box - LLL

Poltergeist II - 3 times
Intrada (5 tracks) - VS - Kritzerland

E.T. - 3 times
Expanded - 20th Anniversary in the DVD collector's set - LLL


and a bunch of double dips too numerous to list

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

The Specialist.

Two copies have ended up damaged in some way, but the third time was, indeed, the charm.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

For me, Morricone's The Big Gundown. Five times.

On 8-track tape; Viva Music label; GDM; Remastered Verita Note, Grindhouse CD included with the blu-ray.

Star Trek The Motion Picture. Four times.

On LP; Original CD; Expanded Sony; LLL edition.

A number of the Bond scores I've repurchased 3 or 4 times.

Quite a few scores I've upgraded at least three times.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

For me, Morricone's The Big Gundown. Five times.

On 8-track tape; Viva Music label; GDM; Remastered Verita Note, Grindhouse CD included with the blu-ray.

Star Trek The Motion Picture. Four times.

On LP; Original CD; Expanded Sony; LLL edition.

A number of the Bond scores I've repurchased 3 or 4 times.

Quite a few scores I've upgraded at least three times.

Greg Espinoza



THE BLUE MAX?

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

For me, Morricone's The Big Gundown. Five times.

On 8-track tape; Viva Music label; GDM; Remastered Verita Note, Grindhouse CD included with the blu-ray.

Star Trek The Motion Picture. Four times.

On LP; Original CD; Expanded Sony; LLL edition.

A number of the Bond scores I've repurchased 3 or 4 times.

Quite a few scores I've upgraded at least three times.

Greg Espinoza


If we are counting formats other than CD, some of my second and third place re-purchases might change.
But Superman remains at the top.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

I guess it's Ben-Hur, but I don't usually buy the same music more than once. I don't have many expansions in my collection.

Same principle and same score (initially bought the Rhino longbook and later bought the FSM), though I also got Julius Caesar twice because the first time I tried to get the FSM, I wound up with the Intrada recording instead, and only finally got the FSM last year.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Todd Smith   (Member)

Krull 4 times

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Ben Hur, Greatest Story Ever Told.

Those are my two favorites, so it makes sense.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

Superman Album in February 1979....and many times after that.
Dances with Wolves
E.T.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Oh I almost forgot! Superman...plus I must mention Capricorn One, the Omen trilogy, and Boys from Brazil. Either I or my parents had all those scores, and I've bought them several times total over the years. All top 12 favorite scores.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

The obvious. Star Wars, Empire, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and of course Superman: The Movie.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I think my only duplicates are those where I have a version with original tapes and a newer recording of the same score. Things like Fall of the Roman Empire. Can't wait to buy Legends of the Fall again.

 
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