Film Score Monthly has been a soundtrack fan's haven for two decades running, and has been a quality home for vintage soundtrack expansions and reissues for nearly 15 of those years. Almost anyone who collects scores has a favorite, whether it's early works by John Williams, expansions of scores to Star Trek sequels, or box sets full of film music devoted to Superman.
FSM founder Lukas Kendall recently took to the Web to make a rare set of pre-announcements of product - and some of them are rather big, even though they're on the small screen! Full details after the jump.
Here are all the projects Kendall discussed in a post to the FSM Web site:
- FSMCD Vol. 13, No. 11: a rediscovered score by Jerry Fielding to an unnamed 1970 CBS TV movie (research indicates it's Hunters Are for Killing, a Burt Reynolds drama). This one will be available in a week or so at 2,000 copies.
- FSMCD Vol. 13, No. 12: another volume of music from CHiPs. This will be the label's third set from the show, having done two volumes of music from the show as composed by a young Alan Silvestri. This 3,000 unit title should be ready for late August.
- FSMCD Vol. 13, No. 13: an interesting five-disc set called The TV Omnibus, Vol. 1. A vault clearinghouse of notable names (Dave Grusin, Lalo Schifrin and others) and some of the lesser-known television work they composed, as discovered from the MGM vaults. Many cues survived in full stereo, too. This too will be 2000 copies and should also be ready for August.
- FSM BOX 05: the one that fans have been waiting for - a 14-disc set of Ron Jones' music from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Expected in September, the set will compile complete scores to 40 episodes of TNG, two scores from TNG computer games and a dose of alternates (particularly from the acclaimed two-part episode "The Best of Both Worlds"). Limited to 5,000 copies, this set will boldly (and quickly) go once it's available.
- Kendall also mentioned some other material which is already available or will be soon. There's a release of a vintage 1944 score by Herbert Stothart (who scored The Wizard of Oz), to the film Dragon Seed available now, and the label will reissue the original LP soundtrack to Hawaii Five-O in the not too distant future.