Alien (Intrada SE)Year:
2007 (1979 original soundtrack)Genre:
The main reason why the music for Alien has taken so long to receive proper treatment on album is because of these extremely sticky circumstances of the score's creation and dismemberment. Only in 2007 did Alien experience a proper album release (from Intrada Records, a champion of Goldsmith's work), and it is based upon this presentation of all of the music that Goldsmith wrote for the production. Outside of motifs, Goldsmith's music for Alien is distinctly unnerving and largely atmospheric. He generates an intriguing balance between wonder and tension in his plucky string techniques, often relying upon the electronic mutation of this section as well for added suspense.Tracklist:CD11.
A New Face9.
Nothing to Say13.
It's a Droid17.
Out the Door23.
Main Title [Rescored Alternate Cue]25.
Hyper Sleep [Rescored Alternate Cue]26.
The Terrain [Rescored Alternate Cue]27.
The Skeleton [Rescored Alternate Cue]28.
Hanging On [Rescored Alternate Cue]29.
The Cupboard [Rescored Alternate Cue]30.
Out the Door [Rescored Alternate Cue]CD21.
The Face Hugger3.
The Alien Planet9.
Main Title (Film Version) [Bonus Track]12.
The Skeleton (Alternate Take) [Bonus Track]13.
The Passage (Demonstration Excerpt) [Bonus Track]14.
Hanging On (Demonstration Excerpt) [Bonus Track]15.
Parker's Death (Demonstration Excerpt) [Bonus Track]16.
It's a Droid (Unused Inserts) [Bonus Track]17.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Source) [Bonus Track]
All CD covers included.Featured musicians:
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
Conducted by Lionel Newman
Performed by The English National Philarmonic Orchestra