Rare Soundtrack CD's for Sale or Trade
I collect movie soundtrack recordings on CD. You'd be surprised how often
a soundtrack is released only to go out of print a year or two later. This
causes many soundtrack CDs that were once readily available at malls and
superstores everywhere to become rare collectibles after a very short time.
Many movie soundtrack CDs are produced only in limited quantities, sell for
high prices to the collector community, and then are never pressed again.
Most such discs never appear in regular stores; instead, they are available
only from the half-dozen or so soundtrack recording specialty stores around
the world. If you're not a collector who's aware of this small distribution
network, then you probably never get to see these discs; odds are you wouldn't
even know they existed.
Finally, some movie soundtrack CDs are available in other countries, but are
rare here in the US because there is no domestic release, or the domestic
release falls into one of the catagories listed above, i.e., it was released
here as a limited edition pressing, or was simply allowed to go out of print
and has not been re-pressed since.
Here, then, are a few discs of varying degrees of rarity, that I would like
to trade for stuff on my want-list, or
sell for the listed price. If you're interested in buying or trading for
these discs, drop me a line at
Note that for purposes of trades, I'm generally not interested in
soundtrack song CDs like The Big Chill, Pulp Fiction, or the
Forest Gump song collections.
-- the item is on hold for
someone who has sent e-mail indicating their intention to purchase or trade
for it, but I have not yet received the payment or trade. Go ahead and send
me e-mail if you are interested in CDs that are "on hold"; I will sell them
to you if for some reason I don't receive payment from the person who
reserved them. (Your odds are low, though, so don't pass up a copy if
you see it somewhere else).
- -- the item has been sold (or
traded) and I don't have any more. Since I am not a dealer, I usually only
have one (sometimes two if I was thinking ahead and picked up an extra copy)
of each CD. However, check back. Since I trade with people, I sometimes
end up with new copies of CDs I'd previously sold out of.
The Accidental Tourist by John Williams, US$95.00 --
notched spine, but otherwise in pretty good shape and the CD itself plays
just fine. This Williams disc has been out of print for a while now and
is more than a little difficult to find.
Apollo 13 by James Horner, US$85.00 -- promotional score-only
release with black and white cover and 58+ minutes of Horner's underscore.
Batteries Not Included by James Horner, US$75.00 --
There is a small hole drilled in the lower left-hand corner of the booklet,
and another small hole drilled just below the bar-code on the end-paper
on the back of the jewel box. The CD is otherwise in good shape (plays
just fine). This CD is rare because it has been out of print for so long.
Ben Hur by Miklós Rózsa, US$50.00
The 'Burbs by Jerry Goldsmith, numbered, limited edition
of 2500, US$75.00
by Jerry Goldsmith, US$25.00
by Jerry Goldsmith, US$20.00
Dick Tracy by Danny Elfman (cut-out, notched box), US$8.00
(Note: This is Danny Elfman's background score, not the song CD)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes/The Mephisto Waltz
by Jerry Goldsmith, US$85.00 -- A private pressing from Pony Express.
The music is conducted by the composer.
- Gremlins 2: The New Batch by Jerry Goldsmith, US$20.00
Heavy Metal: The Score by Elmer Bernstein, US$75.00 -- A
private pressing of the classic Bernstein score, with fair sound,
conducted by the composer.
Innerspace by Jerry Goldsmith, US$45.00
- The Killer Elite by Jerry Fielding, US$65.00
- King Solomon's Mines by Jerry Goldsmith, US$30.00
by Andrew Powell, Limited Edition, #911 of 2000,
US$30.00 (This was the first release on CD of this soundtrack. A non-limited
edition has since been released).
MacArthur by Jerry Goldsmith, US$15.00
Predator by Alan Silvestri, US$95.00 -- A 79+ minute private
pressing from Alien Records. Nicely produced, with good sound, conducted
by the composer.
The River by John Williams, US$25.00
Spacecamp by John Williams, US$85.00
Willow by James Horner, US$55.00
The Vanishing by Jerry Goldsmith, US$85.00 -- A private
pressing from Pony Express. The music is conducted by the composer.
Foros Timis Ston Greco (Tribute to El Greco)
by Vangelis, US$500. One of a limited edition of 3000, never
originally available in any store (not even the specialty shops).
It was produced as an expensive benefit disc for an art gallery in Athens,
which was the only place you could get it. The CD is hand signed
by Vangelis himself (in Greek!) and comes in a clothbound box with
a gorgeous 8"x11" paperbound art book of El Greco's paintings with
text in both
Greek and English. The music is more serious than most of Vangelis's
recent albums have been. Two opera singers -- soprano Montserrat
Caballé and tenor Konstantinos Paliatsaras -- each perform
on a (different) track, lending an aura of sublime decadence to
the music as only Vangelis can compose it. The music is good,
the packaging is outstanding, which, combined with the rarity
of anything signed by Vangelis, adds up to a highly desirable
CD. It would not surprise me if, in a year or two, this CD
becomes the most sought-after Vangelis album of all time.
Write me if you have
collectable soundtrack CDs you want to sell through this section of my
Alan Silvestri: Selected
Themes by Alan Silvestri, US$250. A promotional two-CD set with
selections from Predator, Romancing the Stone,
Young Guns II, Overboard, Super Mario
Bros. and others. Many cuts unavailable anywhere else. Extremely
rare and hard to find.
Honor And Glory by
Basil Poledouris, US$150. A promotional CD produced by Mr. Poledouris's agents
at the Craft-Benjamin Agency. This CD was only available to people in the
movie industry. Includes music written by Poledouris for the Olympics,
Amerika and others. Extremely rare.
Species, Virtuosity, Tales from
the Hood, Head Above Water, Unforgettable by Chris Young, US$275. A
five-CD promotional set pressed for Chris Young. Each film's soundtrack is on
its own CD. These were released as a set and will be sold only as a set.
SPFM Tribute to Jerry
Goldsmith US$465.00. The
legendary Jerry Goldsmith CD with tracks from Baby: Secret of the
Lost Legend, The Flim-Flam Man, Take A Hard
Ride, and Magic. This is one of the rarest, most
collectible soundtrack CDs ever produced.
Blade Runner by Vangelis, US$195.00
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