As part of our licensing agreements, we are only ever permitted to manufacture 1,000 copies of our soundtracks. We are also only permitted to make physical copies available, not via digital download.
When we started releasing soundtrack music we were under the impression that members wouldn’t pay more than £10 for an album, so our first disc was the combined Supercar and Fireball XL5. Then, in 1998 we realised that double albums would sell, so released Space:1999 Year One.
Since 2014 we’ve changed tack and now aim to release the most complete soundtracks possible, whether that be on 1, 2, 3 or 4 discs, whatever the cost. We’ve so far been able to give Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, Joe 90, UFO and Space:1999 this full boxset treatment.
However, these releases are incredibly expensive and time-consuming to produce. Thunderbirds was released in 2015 and sold out in 2020 – that’s five years to recover our production costs.
We’ll always consider re-releasing soundtracks as long as there’s new material to be included, and as the club’s finances allow. What we won’t do, however, is even mention any new product until it’s actually in production.