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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2023 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

This is a different kind of Holy Grail thread. They are always about scores we want to see released. What score is out there you would LOVE to own but can't find a copy? Or at least an affordable copy?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2023 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   Slackattack   (Member)

Definitely Mancini's Condorman for me -- I just started collecting around the same time that this sold out, and have never been able to afford a copy on the secondary market. Mandel's Escape to Witch Mountain is another score I kick myself for missing out on, and now it's going for triple digits on the secondary market.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 12:49 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I have a want list of some 35-ish titles, some of which have stood there and stared at me for years - simply because I am not able to afford them. The CD might be too expensive in itself (for me, anyway), the shipping is outrageous or they're simply hard to come by. Not sure I would call any of them "holy grails", necessarily, but they're all NECESSARY acquisitions, since I'm a completist of the composers/artists in question and need to fill the holes (even if I own all of them in digital file format, I also need to have the physical CD in this case). You'll find titles like the GOODBYE MR. CHIPS 3CD set there, for example, or Jean Michel Jarre's SNAPSHOTS FROM EON.

One of these days, I hope to post this want list on the Trading Post, in hope to make a trade with someone in the US or elsewhere where we can "control" at least the shipping costs more through sending without jewel case etc. I say "one of these days" rather than right away, since I need to be certain that I have something to offer in return, and that I have the cash to send stuff off to all corners of the world. At the moment, that is a luxury I cannot afford.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Fred Karlin, FUTUREWORLD. That's one where I would love to see a re-issue sometime, somewhere.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Nessuno   (Member)

Everytime we have this thread, people start to list scores that are available on Discogs, Amazon Marketplace, or online stores.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   bobyaco   (Member)

Piranha by Pino Donaggio

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Everytime we have this thread, people start to list scores that are available on Discogs, Amazon Marketplace, or online stores.

Doesn't necessarily mean they’re not hard to find though or pretty expensive.
Ive been looking for the cd of GRETEL AND HANSEL by Rob for ages and it pops up very occasionally but usually goes like lightening before i get near it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Everytime we have this thread, people start to list scores that are available on Discogs, Amazon Marketplace, or online stores.

Well, it's about scores that have been released, so all these titles are bound to be available in some form somewhere, and if money is no object, you could probably get any score released ever. Heck, you could even buy the first DC issue with Superman if money is no object. :-)
Both CONDORMAN and FUTUREWORLD are currently on offer for around $100.- plus shipping on Discogs. I would like to have FUTUREWORLD on CD, but I am not going to pay $120.- for a copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   Jimmyt76   (Member)

Christopher Young - Flowers in the Attic

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Discogs...etc..they are very very expensive for European buyers!
I try to get THE SHADOW-THE RIVER WILD_ICE STATION ZEBRA_MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY...all over 100 dollars almost!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 3:32 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I did have one, the FSM Land Of The Pharaohs, & it took over a year of checking eBay before one came up at a reasonable price (I think it was about £36 delivered, not bad for a double CD imported from the US). If you're in the UK there's a problem with P&P, as most soundtracks are on sale from America & the price of the P&P just kills the deal. I was looking for the Intrada Lone Ranger (Zimmer), but the prices are outrageous & I settled for a download in the end. It seems to be just soundtracks, with all other types of music, you can usually buy the CDs for a song.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Why in the blue hell does David Newman’s DuckTales: the Movie have to cost no less than $200 online?!

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I'd love to get the 2003 CD of Tristram Cary's music from the early years of Doctor Who — Devil's Planets.

However, it's never less than $stupid when it pops up.

There's one on eBay right now and has been getting relisted again and again for about 6-months at £300 (about $380).

Of course, it won't sell at that price, but the poor deluded (or desperate) seller keeps trying.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Yes ..the prices are stupid.
I mean who on earth would pay over 100 or 200 Dollars/euros for a single CD?. If that´s the case my collection would be worth around a quarter millionsmile and I´d be more than happy to sell it to anyone who wants it.
Yeah...right!

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Perhaps QUIET COOL vinyl by Jay Ferguson. I have it on a CDR.

Or Moroder's ANOTHER WAY cd.

Both too expensive.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Why in the blue hell does David Newman’s DuckTales: the Movie have to cost no less than $200 online?!

I think the "assholes" Bridge scene from Spaceballs covers it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

People are saying that some CDs are too expensive. No argument there. But we buy CDs all the time that are $25-$30 and don't give it much thought. So if you have a CD you REALLY REALLY want (as this is a Holy Grail thread) and it is say, $100, that means it is only about $70 extra dollars than you normally pay. So it isn't the $100 you object to, but the extra $70.

Think how often you spend $70 and don't give it too much thought - at the gas station, a steakhouse, a furniture store, the shoe store, etc. I think if you take the mentality that you have at the say, steakhouse, and apply to a CD you REALLY REALLY want, it isn't so bad.

Say you are thinking of family night and the plan is to go out to dinner. That is an EASY $70-$80 right there. Maybe make it a $15 pizza and Netflix night instead and now you have all of (or most of the $70 you need). *

I know - I know - its the principle of the thing. But if that isn't an issue and it's only a money thing, well, consider what I said above.

* Understand this - I am not saying to prioritize your collection over your family. But just ONCE for something that you REALLY REALLY want, it might be worth it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2023 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Quite true what you said. Fortunately, all those film score CDs I really, really want so much I might pay $100.- for, I bought when they were released at regular prices. I don't have any "real" "holy grails" among released film scores anymore, only "leftover grails".
This thread title is about our most sought released film score CDs. All the CDs I would consider paying collector’s prices for are already in my shelf. For the remainder, I pick them up or trade them when I find an affordable offer. Or wait for a digital (lossless and up) release, doesn’t have to be a CD.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2023 - 1:14 AM   
 By:   RED SHIRT BASIL (or looks like...)   (Member)

Memories of murder - Taro Iwashiro
Abzu - Austin Wintory

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2023 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Everytime we have this thread, people start to list scores that are available on Discogs, Amazon Marketplace, or online stores.

Well, it's about scores that have been released, so all these titles are bound to be available in some form somewhere, and if money is no object, you could probably get any score released ever. Heck, you could even buy the first DC issue with Superman if money is no object. :-)
Both CONDORMAN and FUTUREWORLD are currently on offer for around $100.- plus shipping on Discogs. I would like to have FUTUREWORLD on CD, but I am not going to pay $120.- for a copy.


Yes, some are rare, but most mentioned in other threads are not. Sometimes people have asked labels to re-issue 500 copies of a CD, just because they are not bothered to order from private sellers.

Admittedly, if something was on the top of my want list for several years, 100 Euro would be fine for me, but I understand others will wait. But I do perfectly understand that if you have 20, 50 sought after scores, there is a limit to pay a premium for all of those.

 
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