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 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Does anybody out there when they're playing soundtrack C.D.s ever play bonus tracks?

 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)


If they are good, I might put them at the end of an album. But usually, no. As someone who plays soundtracks from start to finish, I often find that they take you out of it when the 'experience' is over.

I never, ever, play alternate tracks and the like. They're weeded out immediately. I only play the bonus tracks if they're fun source cues etc.

 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Yes Always- that's why I got it.

 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

I certainly like hearing the bonus tracks on the CD’s I have. Sometimes, when making a playlist, I program a few of them into the program if they’re actually part of the main score (source music or music-and effects tracks, though very rarely in the case of the latter) or as an overture or epilogue/exit music.

 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Well, I'll always listen to them at least once. What's the point in buying a CD and not listening to all of it at least one time? If I really like the alternate or rejected cues, I'll put them on my regular playlist rotation (such as the Superman alternates and Star Trek The Motion Picture). Unless they really strike my fancy, source cues rarely get much notice from me.

So yeah, I do, but whether I keep playing them depends on how I feel about them. But a cue is a cue, and it's not unheard of for me to prefer some bonus cues over some of the main score tracks.

 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)


Always a chance of a gem in there.


 Posted:   Apr 13, 2019 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I wouldn't buy a CD if I didn't want to listen to all the tracks. Thus they aren't "bonus" in the first place.

 Posted:   Apr 13, 2019 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

All the time. Some of the best stuff is in the bonus sections.

 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

I tend to let a disc play, so yes, although if i'm ripping tracks for my phone i will usually just take the main score, adding alternates only if they're particularly stand-out.

Source tracks, however, are often problematic for me, as they can kill the mood. Recently there was a thread about a top 5 fsm releases and i felt obliged to leave out two of my favorite scores because they both have source cues that have me scrambling for the remote control - the chanting in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and the military marches on the Tora Tora Tora disc.

It's not a big deal obviously but they are a factor, and i do question whether some source cues are worth it, the inclusion of the hardcore news sting on the Predator 2 DE for example, and it bangs on for over a minute or something. Is there anyone not annoyed by this?

 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Of course, they're part of the package. And depending on the title, they may be a great way to get a little taste on short notice without committing to the entire score (or dealing with picking favorites out of the main program). I find this particularly helpful with TV scores where I have dozens of playlists but typically just one for series extras. Batman The Animated Series is a great example.

 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Sure, at least a couple of playthroughs. I've found many jewels that way.

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