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Format: CD
Sku: 60062520
UPC: 030206584820
UPC 14: 00030206584820
Release Date: 8/26/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Main Title ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Crash Landing ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Searchers, The ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Search Continues, The ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Clothes Snatchers, The ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Hunt, The ~ Original Soundtrack
8. New Mate, A ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Revelation, The ~ Original Soundtrack
10. No Escape ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Trial, The ~ Original Soundtrack
12. New Identity ~ Original Soundtrack
13. Bid For Freedom, A ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Forbidden Zone, The ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Intruders, The ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Cave, The ~ Original Soundtrack
17. Revelation, The - (part 2) ~ Original Soundtrack
18. Suite ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Jerry Goldsmith (conductor).
Muze PNote All music written by Jerry Goldsmith.
Muze PNote This is part of Varese Sarabande's Fox Classics series.
Muze PNote Audio Remixer: Brian Risner.
Muze PNote The soundtrack to PLANET OF THE APES has been issued on several labels, but the Varese Sarabande edition is the natural pick. It includes previously unreleased material, new cover art and liner notes, a suite from the 1971 sequel ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, Alfred Newman's famous "Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare," and the original score in its entirety with newly remixed and remastered sound. Jerry Goldsmith's score sounds as fresh and startling today as it did on the film's 1968 release.
Muze PNote Clearly influenced by modernist composers like Bartok and Stavinsky, Goldsmith employs fragmented phrases, jarring rhythms, dissonance, and the use of silence as a compositional device. The themes are both primitive and futuristic, and are conjured with tension-filled ostinatos on piano and plucked strings, simple woodwind phrases, a bass slide whistle, and ragged, echoing percussion. There are few moments of reprieve in the score; the music reflects the film's depiction of an off-kilter reality, and even low-key selections (like "A New Mate") are underscored by an ominous mood. A stark, intense, and highly experimental piece of music, PLANET OF THE APES achieves the genuine otherworldliness to which most science fiction soundtracks only aspire.

Producer: Nick Redman

Artist Overview

Jerry Goldsmith was one of the most gifted and prolific film composers of the 20th century. Early in his career, the Los Angeles native studied with renowned composer Miklos Rosza and was championed by Alfred Newman. Goldsmith started scoring TV shows in the 1950s (GUNSMOKE, TWILIGHT ZONE, MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.) but soon graduated to film soundtracks, where his evocative themes and elegant orchestrations made him a star in short order. In the '60s, he started working with avant garde formats (PLANET OF THE APES) and experimenting with electronics (THE ILLUSTRATED MAN) in addition to his orchestral scores. Of the innumerable film soundtracks he's created, many were nominated for Oscars, but incredibly, only his score for THE OMEN won the award.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Star Tracks Ii/Right Stuff/Etc
Muze Music Compilations Star Trek-The Ultimate
Muze Music Compilations Scores
Muze Music Compilations 100 Greatest Tv Themes
Muze Music Compilations Scores
Muze Music Compilations Django Unchained (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Django Unchained (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Star Trek: Nemesis

Associated Artists and Works

Chattaway, Jay
Kaufman, Richard
McCarthy, Dennis
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Original Score
Original Soundtrack
The Blue Max ~ Original Soundtrack
Star Trek: The Motion Picture [20th Anniversary Co ~ Original Soundtrack
Planet of the Apes/Escape from the Planet of the A ~ Original Soundtrack
In Like Flint/Our Man Flint ~ Original Soundtrack
The 13th Warrior ~ Original Soundtrack
Total Recall [The Deluxe Edition] ~ Original Soundtrack
Star Trek: Nemesis [Music from the Original Motion ~ Original Soundtrack
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [Original Motion P ~ Original Soundtrack
Mulan ~ Original Soundtrack
Soundtracks, Original
Going Up of David Lev ~ Topol

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/26/1997
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5848
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206584820

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.44)
- Ranked #94 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Avant-garde, impressionistic soundscapes influenced by Stravinsky and Bartok, yet wholly original..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(6/02, p.65)
- Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks" - "...Film soundtracks' abstract nature can often seem quite experimental. This is one of the best of this type..."

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