View Full Version : [The Raccoons] Bloody hell, us collectors can be obsessional...

2010-02-20, 08:30 PM

PS - if anyone ever spots Evergreen Nights has been reissued on CD, I'm interested. Vinyl/tape doesn't offer anything over the MP3s that are available from fan sites though. Plus the rest of the album's nothing much to write home about.

2010-02-20, 10:34 PM
Christ. What's the story, then? The music was written or co-opted for the show, but released before, during or after as a standalone LP, right? So the actual record is just someone's album with no additional Racoon-related stuff beyond the music that MP3-converted versions thereof exist? You're right, that is obsessive. If it was a packaged Racoons soundtrack album (even if it was just someone's album packaged that way... like... er, the 1984 soundtrack that the Eurythmics did) I could maybe see it. But that's mental. And this is coming from someone who buys Ideon kits so they can scan the box art.

2010-02-20, 11:17 PM

There's a bit more overlap than just the theme. Basically, the TV production company realised they'd got a voice actress who could do backing songs -- CBC are a bit like the Beeb, and the Run Records label would presumably have been conjured out of thin air to attach to an internal department. After that, LL got signed by a "real" label and put out a few albums.

My guess is that the audio rights attach to the the TV recordings and the current DVD producers could do soundtrack-only type extras if they had appropriate masters. No sign of such efforts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raccoons#DVD_release) yet, though.

2010-02-21, 03:50 PM
voice actress who could do backing songs

Ahhh, now it makes a bit more sense.

There's still a surprising amount of stuff that's either never been issued on CD, or never reissued after its' initial eighties run on those new-fangled compact discs (for anyone it's relevant to, if at all possible avoid CDs made before about 1990; they tend to be terrible quality).

inflatable dalek
2010-02-21, 04:20 PM
For ten quid you can phone me up and I'll sing the theme tune at you.

For #150 I'll stop.

2010-02-24, 05:29 PM
235. Two hundred and thirty five quid.

The single was under ten bucks Canadian, shipped, turned up in days and is now the only piece of vinyl I (still rather pointlessly, but it'll suit my moral compass as a license for the original song) own...