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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: FSM Catalog—Low Quantities Report, Part 5, CD Vol. 8 (2005) by Lukas Kendall
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

It would be great if the complete original score to King Kong were released, but it you like this score (& I love it, my favorite 70's Barry), then you really want the album version as well. I think I'm right in saying that it has some cues just recorded for the album, I'm sure, Kong Hits The Big Apple is different in the movie. Oh to have both!

And if this is possable, then I think I'm right in saying that Morricone's, Orca Killer Whale is also possible, as I think it's owned by the same people.

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

Glad to see people are reading these articles...hee hee hee


Keep them coming... they've been very interesting and useful for me.

Rather than just browing a list of 200+ titles at SAE, and not knowing what's worth getting or not, I have made quite a few purchases after reading these articles, which have directed me to listen to the samples with some background context.

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Fascinating read as usual, again thanks for sharing with us.

Crossed Swords dos sound fun though track 4 sounds more in the Micky mousing vain (and even with only two tracks that whistling was getting a little annoying). I suspect I'll pick it up.

I missed most 2005/2006/2007 releases for various reasons (bought house, had kid, moved to Germany, move to house without Internet for 6 months) and never went back to see what I missed. Otherwise I would have bought a few of these (like Knight Rider, and didn't realize it was on iTunes so thank you Lukas for pointing that out! Do you get any profits from the iTunes release?).

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Simon G   (Member)

I held out on King Kong for awhile, then saw that it was only $5 - ORDERED!

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

King Kong is SOLD OUT. frown

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

King Kong is SOLD OUT. frown

Not yet...

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

King Kong is SOLD OUT. frown

Not yet...

Sure is. I went to put through my order and the quantity on KK was changed to 0. frown

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

A small correction:

Vol. 8, No. 19: The Glass Slipper (Previn) - not composed by Previn, but by Kaper.

I own 16 of these 20 FSM releases and I'm absolutely sure that none of those 16 received more plays over the years than Crossed Swords (including the victorious day of my final master's exam!). I would like to encourage everyone not familiar with this score to check it--absolutely worth it.

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

odd I went to my order deleted KK, resubmitted it through the FSM page for KK and no zeroing out this time.

In any event Two Weeks in Another Town, The Time Machine and King Kong have now been ordered. smile

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Let me echo the thumbs up for Crossed Swords. One of my favorite Jarre scores.

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Thanks for these posts Lukas. They really provide additional insight into the wonderful world of film scores. They are also a most helpful 'buyers guide'.

Westworld is a strange, innovative, mostly electronic score by Fred Karlin, some of it recorded at his home studio (unheard of in 1973)

Actually, French composer François de Roubaix (1939-1975) was already at it well before 1973 - he did a large portion of his work from his home studio and was very adept at combining acoustic and 'electronic' sounds as can be heard in scores such as DERNIER DOMICILE CONNU, LES LÊVRES ROUGES and LA SCOUMOUNE among others. Unfortunately, de Roubaix isn't very well known in the U.S. nor was his truly singular AND ORIGINAL musical voice (and very innovative recording techniques).

Edit: I'm making my list and checking it twice.

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I held out on King Kong for awhile, then saw that it was only $5 - ORDERED!

Do you mean to tell me this damned thing is selling for five bucks now?

 Posted:   Nov 8, 2011 - 11:08 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Just ordered another "KONK" and another GETAWAY.

God, I feel so poor....

 Posted:   Nov 9, 2011 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

What a shame, says I, that my two favorites of the batch ("Green Mansions" and "Two Weeks in Another Town") are the two worst sellers!


"Two Weeks in Another Town" is one of my most cherished scores...I rank it very highly.

 Posted:   Nov 9, 2011 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I need to order Getaway but have to wait until payday. That would be Thursday.

 Posted:   Nov 9, 2011 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Does it means that someone (FSM?!) will make complete 2CD version?!

I don't see why it would need to be 2CD, as 1CD is plenty big enough for the complete score, but I do *hope* this is what it means.

Actually - and I'm embarrassed to admit this as I studied the score in that film inside out a few years ago, but I may have under-estimated the amount of extra music in the film.

I re-played the first half of the film last night (couldn't stay up to watch all the way through) and it's richer in additional music than even I remembered. I still think the score as in the film doesn't need more than one CD, but if there are alternate versions, unused cues and both film versions and album versions to be presented (like the arrival on the island), I suppose it *could* push over to two.

Anyway, time will tell.

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