Posted by: hewhomustnotbenamed <Send E-Mail> Date: Monday, April 10, 2006, at 3:01 p.m. IP Address: pool-71-252-129-32.dllstx.fios.verizon.net
In Response to:
Varese Getting Longer?(Steven Sommerset)
> It's been a few months since it was announced that there was a change in
> the Orchestra union rules, thus enabling longer soundtrack releases (up to
> 14,999 units). I have noticed that Varese has begun releasing a handful of
> albums that are quite long. This album and the upcoming Ice Age 2 (over an
> hour long). Is varese finally taking advantage of such a change?
Varese has been pretty long for years. It just depends on how much the composer is willing to shell out. Urban Legends: Final Cut, which was released way back in 2000, was over 70 minutes long, but that was mostly due to the fact that the score was recorded in Germany. Also, scores recorded in Washington state (The Watcher, 13 Ghosts) were over an hour long too, and those were back in 2000 and 2001 respectively. As for scores recorded everywhere else, like Sony scoring stage, Newman stage and Todd A0, i suppose the Orchestra union rules are affecting them as well. However, alot of other record labels tend to have short scores too, so I don't think Varese is the only violator.