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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Elmer Bernstein's Film Music Collection
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2015 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Does anyone happen to have decent scans (at least 500 x 500 I suppose) of the individual LP covers? Much thanks. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2015 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

I have most here

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vutep9ldnsmln3w/AABjOqgWUH_nQ7rQlLGTf0E2a?dl=0

Most are 1500x1500. Kings of the Sun excepted as that was never released so I only have the 500x500 for that one.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2015 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Wow, thank you so much eggerty. Those are terrific!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2022 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Don't ask me why, but I never bought this when it was first released OR when LK was offering up those last copies at a discount!! Such can be ones dickness.
BUT...thankfully, I managed to get a copy, in the recent past, for a little over the original asking price, and got while the gittin' was good.
I've been VERY SLOWLY taking my time in getting to know the various scores on offer these past few months.
Some of them, I've already known and loved for years (THE GHOST & MRS MUIR, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, VIVA ZAPATA, THIEF OF BAGDAD), while others will be like a brand new film score experience to me.
Anyway...why am I here?
As I type, I'm listening, for the first time, to Disc 12, which is EB's re-recording of his score to KINGS OF THE SUN.
WoW!!
It's very good, isn't it.
Pure Elmer.
I nearly started crying during track 2 (Love That Parade). Remember when film music was always like this!?
And what a gorgeous package the whole thing is.
The Box! The fantastic mini, hardbound book, with notes and comments and stills and music sheet reproductions!!
More WoW!!
This will a long labour of love for me, getting to know unknown (or relatively unknown) scores by Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann and Miklos Rozsa and Waxman and Steiner.
Oh, The Joys of this wonderful hobby!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2022 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Please follow this link for our archive of high-quality scans of all the FSM covers, thanks to Joe Sikoryak:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0rkfwaxr9yvlfba/AABerREEnoVN3D0Ixfb8UEO5a?dl=0

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2022 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

One of the greatest treasures Lukas (and of course Elmer originally) ever produced for us. I’m so happy you got a copy Kev, and I’m excited to hear how you like the new-to-you scores. I will say that some of them like The Silver Chalice are better in their original form.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2022 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Michal Turkowski   (Member)

I wonder if are they any chances that those Bernstein recordings can be re-released on cd's in similiar treatment like Herrmann Decca recordings and Gerhardt series?

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2022 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

I wonder if are they any chances that those Bernstein recordings can be re-released on cd's in similiar treatment like Herrmann Decca recordings and Gerhardt series?

Sure there is, if a label wants to license them from the Bernstein estate.

There is a minor complication in that the three titles reissued on LP by Warner Bros. Records in the late 1970s, Torn Curtain, The Thief of Bagdad and To Kill a Mockingbird, are with WBR in perpetuity—with the exception of mail order direct sales. (We took advantage of that "carve-out" to do the box set, and WBR graciously let us use their masters.)

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2022 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

I meant to pick some of these up digitally (particularly Kings of the Sun) from the Google Play Music store and never got around to it. Now that store is gone forever and wierdly only some of the titles are available on iTunes (excluding, annoyingly, Kings of the Sun).

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2022 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

I wonder if are they any chances that those Bernstein recordings can be re-released on cd's in similiar treatment like Herrmann Decca recordings and Gerhardt series?

Sure there is, if a label wants to license them from the Bernstein estate.

There is a minor complication in that the three titles reissued on LP by Warner Bros. Records in the late 1970s, Torn Curtain, The Thief of Bagdad and To Kill a Mockingbird, are with WBR in perpetuity—with the exception of mail order direct sales. (We took advantage of that "carve-out" to do the box set, and WBR graciously let us use their masters.)

Lukas


Interesting about Warner Bros. I don't know whether it's true but I was under the impression that Warner Bros had to withdraw the TORN CURTAIN LP shortly after it had been pressed. I happened to be in New York around that time and was unable to find it anywhere (I didn't have the FMC version). On making enquiries in one record store, I was told Warner Bros had had to recall copies (maybe something to do with action by Alfred Hitchcock?). I eventually managed to get a copy in the UK in a second hand record shop where the disc cover had been notched to indicate it was discontinued and I only ever came across notched copies in the UK.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2022 - 3:08 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

 
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