Aliens (Bonus Tracks) CD (2001)

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by Moises on 9/15/2008

Very well performace and composition, if you love Sound tracks add this one to your collection

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Label Uni/varese Sarabande
SKU 60476453
UPC 030206624120
UPC 14 00030206624120
Format CD
Release Date 5/1/2001
Author Score
Associated Artist/Work City Of Prague Philharmonic
Associated Artist/Work City Of Prague Philharmonic (Th
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Technical Info
Producer James Horner
CatalogID 066 241
Lable Name Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Released 05/01/2001
Original Release 1987
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 75m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206624120
Album Notes and Credits
Original score composed and conducted by James Horner.
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
ALIENS: THE DELUXE EDITION contains an extra 30 minutes of music from ALIENS that was not included on the original soundtrack.
Original score composed by James Horner.
Includes liner notes by Nick Redman.
Digitally remastered by Dan Hersch (DigiPrep, Hollywood, California).
When James Horner accepted scoring duties for James Cameron's sci-fi epic Aliens, the composer was an inexperienced action specialist best known for two unremarkable Star Trek sequel scores that owed much and added little to Jerry Goldsmith's famous theme for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Aliens, too, was a sequel to a Goldsmith scored blockbuster. But this time Horner's efforts stood firmly on their own, borrowing little more than general mood from Goldsmith's Alien score. The dense ambient orchestrations and inventive electronic percussion used in Aliens were so well received in the film music community that many of the film's cues have become action flick clich?s. Aliens also brought Horner his first Academy scoring nomination despite the fact that dissonant sci-fi action compositions by no-name newcomers are not often recognized. (Horner may have benefited from weak competition; ironically, Leonard Rosenmann was also nominated that year for boldly going where Horner had gone twice before: another Star Trek sequel.) Though highly effective in the context of the film, the Aliens score is far from Horner's most listenable. There are some compelling melodies particularly in the opening and closing credits, but the bulk of the CD is dominated by jarring strings and driving percussion that don't work very well as background music. Film music buffs and Aliens diehards may enjoy Varese Sarabonde's 2001 "Deluxe Edition," which contains 16 previously unreleased cues. But casual listeners will probably be more than satisfied with the original version. ~ Evan Cater
Disc 1
1 Main Title
2 Bad Dreams - (previously unreleased)
3 Dark Discovery / Newt's Horror - (previously unreleased)
4 LV-426 - (previously unreleased)
5 Combat Drop - (previously unreleased)
6 Complex, The - (previously unreleased)
7 Atmosphere Station - (previously unreleased)
8 Med. Lab - (previously unreleased)
9 Newt - (previously unreleased)
10 Sub-Level 3
11 Ripley's Rescue
12 FaceHuggers - (previously unreleased)
13 Futile Escape
14 Newt Is Taken - (previously unreleased)
15 Going After Newt
16 Queen, The
17 Bishop's Countdown
18 Queen To Bishop - (previously unreleased)
19 Resolution And Hyperspace
20 Bad Dreams - (previously unreleased, Alternate)
21 Ripley's Rescue - (previously unreleased, Percussion Only)
22 LV-426 (previously unreleased, Alternate Edit - Film Version)
23 Combat Drop - (previously unreleased, Percussion Only)
24 Hyperspace - (previously unreleased, Alternate Ending)

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