They changed the song in "Lifesigns"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Dane_Whitman, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. john C

    john C Cadet Newbie

    Jun 10, 2017
    I've been trying to get the name of the Tango & Waltz song in Lifesigns. I've been told it's a original piece created for the episode only. Any comments?
  2. Tracy Trek

    Tracy Trek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 1, 2015
    Terra, Sol 3
    It's the same thing with another show called Cold Case which deals with unsolved crimes from different time periods at a fictional Philadelphia police precinct. They would often use popular songs from the time periods for the flashback scenes. And therefore, there has been no progress in getting the series out on DVD. At least the last time I checked it had still not been released.
  3. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    Remembering a statement made about Saturday Night Live about why complete season DVDs were coming out so slow.

    "Hey, did you know every time a few bars of a jingle plays at the start of a sketch, you have to pay royalties on it? Yeah."
  4. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
    You think these days that they'd negotiate that all out ahead of time. I can think of a few shows that have been ruined by the substitution of music in the DVD release, Wiseguy for one. And the best song from the fifties was "Bring it on home to me" by Sam Cooke.
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  5. diankra

    diankra Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 22, 2005
    There's something similar on the DVD of Just Good Friends... the Christmas special is a 90min prequel set over eight years prior to the series, with appropriate music in the background (radios, pubs, etc) to set the date. When it can't be cleared, the DVD just mutes with subtitles of the dialogue.
  6. Lakenheath 72

    Lakenheath 72 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2014
    One of the shows I grew up with in the '70s - WKRP in Cincinnati - had issues over music rights when it came time to reissue the series on DVD. Eventually, matters were resolved. However, something like 10% of the songs heard during the show's run are not included.
  7. Lance

    Lance Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 9, 2012
    The Enterprise's Restroom
    Curiously, commercial DVD releases of The Bill replace versions of songs by The Police originally used in background of scenes with cover versions, with no explanation (sometimes clumsily dubbing over the top of dialogue, too.) Quite why a cover version should cost less then the original song, when the song writers/copyright holders would still presumably need to be paid some kind of royalty for the cover version anyway, I don't quite understand. Why not just stump up the full amount?