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10th Jan '17 4:11:17 PM Xtifr
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* Most film scores on CD are like this, due to getting limited print runs on boutique labels such as Varese Sarabande and Intrada. One of the rarest soundtrack albums ever is the VareseSarabande CD Club issue of Music/BasilPoledouris's ''Cherry 2000'', which tended to go as high as $1,000 in auctions. Poledouris himself didn't even have a copy, he gave his to Creator/JohnWaters (who loved the score and got Poledouris to score a pair of films for him). Prometheus later released the score in a pairing with Poledouris's ''No Man's Land'', so such costs are no longer a factor.

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* Most film scores on CD are like this, due to getting limited print runs on boutique labels such as Varese Sarabande and Intrada. One of the rarest soundtrack albums ever is the VareseSarabande Creator/VareseSarabande CD Club issue of Music/BasilPoledouris's ''Cherry 2000'', which tended to go as high as $1,000 in auctions. Poledouris himself didn't even have a copy, he gave his to Creator/JohnWaters (who loved the score and got Poledouris to score a pair of films for him). Prometheus later released the score in a pairing with Poledouris's ''No Man's Land'', so such costs are no longer a factor.
7th Jan '17 6:25:30 PM J79
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** His 1996 concert/documentary "There's No Going Home" (originally aired on the Disney Channel) has also never officially seen release. The CD of "Running With Scissors" includes 14 minutes of it as a cd-rom extra, but no home media release as of yet.
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11th Dec '16 1:07:23 PM wolftickets1969
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* Dune's single "Heaven" was never officially released due to a lawsuit over {{plagiarism}} of A7's "Piece of Heaven". It was leaked onto [=P2P=] networks, though.

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* Dune's 2000 single "Heaven" was never officially released [[ScrewedByTheLawyers due to a lawsuit lawsuit]] over {{plagiarism}} of A7's "Piece of Heaven". It Heaven", which also completely blocked the release of the ''Reunion'' album that it was supposed to be on. The single was leaked onto [=P2P=] networks, though.
11th Dec '16 1:02:14 PM wolftickets1969
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** Speaking of Blue Amazon's ''Javelin'' album, the most widely available version does not include "Trip To Heaven", which was only available on either the rare original unmixed UK edition or the two-disc LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition.
9th Nov '16 6:00:59 AM HumanAdventure
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* ''Songlines,'' the music video compilation film by Music/{{Alphaville}}, had a limited theatrical run in Germany, and hasn't seen an official release since its original VHS and laserdisc printings in 1989. Unfortunately, copies are nearly impossible to find secondhand, and versions on Youtube are either low quality, watermarked, or both.
8th Nov '16 7:41:09 PM wolftickets1969
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* In Death It Ends' ''Gnosis'' was released exclusively via pre-order for 48 hours from March 14 to March 16, 2016, and the band has stated that it will never be available again. Likewise, the free digital single ''Obsculta'' was only available for two days in April 2016.

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* In Death It Ends' ''Gnosis'' was released exclusively via pre-order for 48 hours from March 14 to March 16, 2016, and the band has stated that they have no plans to rerelease it will never be available again. in downloadable form. Likewise, the free digital single ''Obsculta'' was only available for two days in April 2016.2016.
* Freaky Chakra's first two albums, ''Lowdown Motivator'' and ''Freaky Chakra vs. Single Cell Orchestra'', have not been reissued on iTunes or other digital music services. Mint copies of the former fetch $176 on Amazon, the latter $81.78.
* Transa's 2003 double album ''Chronology'' includes most of their prior discography, but a number of singles and b-sides, such as "Interphase", "Enervate", "Carla's Theme", and "Astro Dawn", didn't make the cut. ''Chronology'' itself has fallen victim to this trope in recent years, and goes for EUR 66.95 ($73.76) on eBay.
6th Nov '16 4:12:16 PM BradOlson
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* Fan club exclusive music tends to fall into this trope, as it's usually made in limited quantitates and fans being fans, don't tend to want to give them up.

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* Fan club exclusive music tends to fall into this trope, as it's usually made in limited quantitates quantities and fans being fans, don't tend to want to give them up.



** Modern albums are usually not that difficult to get on vinyl... provided they were released before the resurgance of their popularity in the early to mid 2000s. If you're looking for an album during the height of CD popularity (circa 1992 to 2003) when vinyl was considered a dead medium, you'd be lucky if you can get a copy of an album if it even got a vinyl pressing to begin with. Sellers are aware of this and will often sell these records for nearly quadruple (or more) of the price that they originally purchased them for. Even worse is when buyers on Discogs find a gem for real cheap just to find that it may not even be fully playable based off of the item description.

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** Modern albums are usually not that difficult to get on vinyl... provided they were released before the resurgance resurgence of their popularity in the early to mid 2000s. If you're looking for an album during the height of CD popularity (circa 1992 to 2003) when vinyl was considered a dead medium, you'd be lucky if you can get a copy of an album if it even got a vinyl pressing to begin with. Sellers are aware of this and will often sell these records for nearly quadruple (or more) of the price that they originally purchased them for. Even worse is when buyers on Discogs find a gem for real cheap just to find that it may not even be fully playable based off of the item description.



* [[Series/{{Roundhouse}} Benny]] [[ChristianRock Hester]]'s debut album, ''"[[SelfTitledAlbum Benny]]"'' was a 1972 album recorded on the obscure Vegas Music International label with members of Music/{{ElvisPresley}}'s "TCB Band". However, shortly before the album was released, a fire broke out that destroyed the United Recording studio and the finished masters; with only a handful of copies surviving the fire (and thus being sold for quite a few pretty pennies whenever they turn up on sites such as eBay). The music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. sourced from Benny's own copy of the vinyl LP.

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* [[Series/{{Roundhouse}} Benny]] [[ChristianRock Hester]]'s debut album, ''"[[SelfTitledAlbum Benny]]"'' was a 1972 album recorded on the obscure Vegas Music International label with members of Music/{{ElvisPresley}}'s "TCB Band". However, shortly before the album was released, a fire broke out that destroyed the United Recording studio and the finished masters; with only a handful of copies surviving the fire (and thus being sold for quite a few pretty pennies whenever they turn up on sites such as eBay). The music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. most download and streaming services sourced from Benny's own copy of the vinyl LP.
6th Nov '16 4:11:03 PM BradOlson
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* [[Series/{{Roundhouse}} Benny]] [[ChristianRock Hester]]'s debut album, ''"[[SelfTitledAlbum Benny]]"'' was a 1972 album recorded on the obscure Vegas Music International label with members of Music/{{ElvisPresley}}'s "TCB Band". However, shortly before the album was released, a fire broke out that destroyed the United Recording studio and the finished masters; with only a handful of copies surviving the fire (and thus being sold for quite a few pretty pennies whenever they turn up on sites such as eBay). The music is available on iTunes, sourced from Benny's own copy of the vinyl LP.

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* [[Series/{{Roundhouse}} Benny]] [[ChristianRock Hester]]'s debut album, ''"[[SelfTitledAlbum Benny]]"'' was a 1972 album recorded on the obscure Vegas Music International label with members of Music/{{ElvisPresley}}'s "TCB Band". However, shortly before the album was released, a fire broke out that destroyed the United Recording studio and the finished masters; with only a handful of copies surviving the fire (and thus being sold for quite a few pretty pennies whenever they turn up on sites such as eBay). The music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. sourced from Benny's own copy of the vinyl LP.
6th Nov '16 4:10:17 PM BradOlson
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* Much of the early catalog of [=DeGarmo=] & Key is very rare on CD and a lot of the surviving copies of the music on CD have disc rot rendering the discs unplayable due to poor manufacturing by Discovery Systems. Vinyl and cassettes are more common in used record stores and online than playable CD . The titles that have the most disc rot include "Straight On," " No Turning Back-Live," and [[SelfTitledAlbum D&K]]'s original CD pressing, although there are copies of "Communication," "Mission of Mercy," and "Commander Sozo and the Charge of the Light Brigade" that have disc rot. The same situation applies with a lot of early Christian music on CD. Much of the out of print on CD music is available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. as downloads and at Mardel.com on CD as CD-R on Demand.

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* Much of the early catalog of [=DeGarmo=] & Key is very rare on CD and a lot of the surviving copies of the music on CD have disc rot rendering the discs unplayable due to poor manufacturing by Discovery Systems. Vinyl and cassettes are more common in used record stores and online than playable CD . The titles that have the most disc rot include "Straight On," " No Turning Back-Live," and [[SelfTitledAlbum D&K]]'s "D&K"]]'s original CD pressing, although there are copies of "Communication," "Mission of Mercy," and "Commander Sozo and the Charge of the Light Brigade" that have disc rot. The same situation applies with a lot of early Christian music on CD. Much of the out of print on CD music is available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. as downloads and at Mardel.com on CD as CD-R on Demand.
6th Nov '16 4:09:53 PM BradOlson
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* Much of the early catalog of [=DeGarmo=] & Key is very rare on CD and a lot of the surviving copies of the music on CD have disc rot rendering the discs unplayable due to poor manufacturing by Discovery Systems. Vinyl and cassettes are more common in used record stores and online than playable CD . The titles that have the most disc rot include "Straight On," "[[SelfTitledAlbum No Turning Back-Live]]," and D&K's original CD pressing, although there are copies of Communication, Mission of Mercy, Commander Sozo and the Charge of the Light Brigade that have disc rot. The same situation applies with a lot of early Christian music on CD. Much of the out of print on CD music is available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. as downloads and at Mardel.com on CD as CD-R on Demand.

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* Much of the early catalog of [=DeGarmo=] & Key is very rare on CD and a lot of the surviving copies of the music on CD have disc rot rendering the discs unplayable due to poor manufacturing by Discovery Systems. Vinyl and cassettes are more common in used record stores and online than playable CD . The titles that have the most disc rot include "Straight On," "[[SelfTitledAlbum " No Turning Back-Live]]," Back-Live," and D&K's [[SelfTitledAlbum D&K]]'s original CD pressing, although there are copies of Communication, Mission "Communication," "Mission of Mercy, Commander Mercy," and "Commander Sozo and the Charge of the Light Brigade Brigade" that have disc rot. The same situation applies with a lot of early Christian music on CD. Much of the out of print on CD music is available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. as downloads and at Mardel.com on CD as CD-R on Demand.
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