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Explorers Intrada Special Collection
Hi to you all out there in the soundtrack world I just like to say thanks Intrada for the
Explorers . But the only thing that I'm putout about it is a special collection of 3000 copies
and it sold out . when I looked at intradas web site they are going over the 3000 copies
and selling more so what do you out there think about it is a good thing to sell more then
it says on there web site or bad thing ? If it's a limited 3000 copies should they go over the
original amount thanks and all the best at Intrada they are selling some great scores and
more to come what should have made it 5000 copies like 48 hours don't for get it's jerry
goldsmith and a very good score it's what Intrada have said in the past CDs they sell fast
or sell very slow what do you do ?
gary3110, September 6, 2011; 9:13 PM
I think the whole thing about limited editions is a consecuence of the few copies of any soundtrack CD that are usually sold. Every CD release should be unlimited, but then the record labels would loss money. So they are forced to limit the number of copies of each title.
What Mr. Fake says in his site is rather logical. If a soundtrack CD sells well, it doesn't deserve to be so limited to do a 24 hours sellout. I think his idea about repressing limited releases is a good one. Speculators don't like it, but I think the film music aficionados community will be happy with this. I am.
angeldibujo, September 7, 2011; 1:45 PM
Me too, I think it's a heading in the right direction.
42zaphod, September 7, 2011; 3:29 PM
It's a good idea. The goal of the publishers, Intrada, Lalaland, Varese and others, is to stay in business, make some profit, try not to take a loss, and provide great music to us collectors. I'm much more concerned about keeping these companies profitable, and thus keeping them in business, than about whether the CD I buy is one of only 3000, or 5,638, or 275. I'm buying a CD for the music, not for speculation about increasing its value. I have benefited when I bought one of an edition that sold out and then discovered I did not like the music enough to keep it, but that is not my goal, nor is it or should it be the goal of the companies who release the music. Buy for the music, not for the possible increase in price (which won't even happen if the edition doesn't sell out).
betenoir, September 7, 2011; 11:34 PM
We don't care a bit about speculators. We are here for the film
hellomike, September 8, 2011; 6:24 AM
I would keep in mind that most of these limited editions sell out that
quickly not because 3000 collectors were standing in line, but because
the specialised dealers ordered them in bunches of 50 or 100 copies.
coma, September 9, 2011; 5:12 AM
I bought a copy moments after it was announced. Have already recieved shipping confirmation and expecting its arrival tomorrow. I knew it would be a fast seller. Intrada should have limited orders to two per person.
The new policy is good.
WorkingWithKnives, September 9, 2011; 4:43 PM
I do understand their policy from a commercial point of view, however it is more than obvious a title like this will sell definately more than 3000 copies in a couple of days, why limit this cd in the first place to hear afterwards that there will be more batches to come after this 3000 announcement I could have easily wait for a next batch to purchase this cd in a later period without having to miss it.
I think limit their cd's and after selling out making this new batch (re-press) policy to a big joke! and not so fair either for the buyer.
Remembering perserverance got a lot of hustle and problems when they "try" to release another batch of 500 hundred of a 500 piece limited cd...(they never did a repress!) Same thing, but Intrada seems to get away with this!
Nothing against Intrada, because according to me these guys produce the best cd's money can buy..
rmensing, September 10, 2011; 9:34 AM
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