‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Complete & Chronological Playlists

By Jason LeBlanc (original forum post)

Here’s how to create a Complete & Chronological playlist from the Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition, either with source music integrated or without.

Chronological Order – Score Only

01 2-01 Main Title (1:16)
02 1-02 Navy Planes (2:13)
03 1-03 Lost Squadron (2:33)
04 1-04 Trucking (2:08)
05 2-02 Roy’s First Encounter (2:43)
06 2-03 Encounter at Crescendo Summit (1:24)
07 2-04 Chasing UFOs (1:21)
08 2-05 Watching The Skies (1:20)
09 2-07 Another Vision (0:42)
10 2-06 Vision Takes Shape (0:41)
11 2-08 False Alarm (1:44)
12 1-08 Barry’s Kidnapping (6:23)
13 2-10 The Cover-Up (2:31)
14 2-15 Stars And Trucks (0:49)
15 1-09 Forming The Mountain (1:56)
16 2-11 TV Reveals (1:52)
17 2-12 Roy And Jillian On The Road (1:20)
18 1-11 The Mountain (3:37)
19 2-16 Who Are You People (1:38)
20 1-13 The Escape (2:19)
21 1-14 Climbing The Mountain (2:35)
22 1-15 Outstretched Hands (2:51)
23 2-19 Dark Side Of The Moon (1:34)
24 1-16 The Light Show (3:46)
25 1-17 Barnstorming (4:31)
26 1-18 The Mothership (4:36)
27 1-19 The Dialogue (4:28)
28 1-20 The Returnees (3:56)
29 1-21 The Appearance Of The Visitors (4:55)
30 1-22 Contact (3:21)
31 1-23 End Titles (4:26)
TOTAL TIME – 1:21:29

 

Chronological Order – with Source Music

01 2-01 Main Title (1:16)
02 1-02 Navy Planes (2:13)
03 1-03 Lost Squadron (2:33)
04 2-25 Eleventh Commandment (1:58)
05 1-04 Trucking (2:08)
06 2-02 Roy’s First Encounter (2:43)
07 2-03 Encounter at Crescendo Summit (1:24)
08 2-04 Chasing UFOs (1:21)
09 2-05 Watching The Skies (1:20)
10 2-07 Another Vision (0:42)
11 2-06 Vision Takes Shape (0:41)
12 2-08 False Alarm (1:44)
13 2-28 The Five Tones (2:24)
14 1-08 Barry’s Kidnapping (6:23)
15 2-26 TV Western (1:06)
16 2-10 The Cover-Up (2:31)
17 2-15 Stars And Trucks (0:49)
18 1-09 Forming The Mountain (1:56)
19 2-27 Lava Flow (1:48)
20 2-11 TV Reveals (1:52)
21 2-12 Roy And Jillian On The Road (1:20)
22 1-11 The Mountain (3:37)
23 2-16 Who Are You People (1:38)
24 1-13 The Escape (2:19)
25 1-14 Climbing The Mountain (2:35)
26 1-15 Outstretched Hands (2:51)
27 2-19 Dark Side Of The Moon (1:34)
28 1-16 The Light Show (3:46)
29 2-29 Advance Scout Greeting (2:58)
30 1-17 Barnstorming (4:31)
31 1-18 The Mothership (4:36)
32 1-19 The Dialogue (4:28)
33 1-20 The Returnees (3:56)
34 1-21 The Appearance Of The Visitors (4:55)
35 1-22 Contact (3:21)
36 1-23 End Titles (4:26)
TOTAL TIME – 1:31:43

The only remaining music not covered in the above lists is:

1-01A [0:45-end] The Vision (0:43) {Wild recording of the vision motif, unused in the film}
2-14 Across The Fields (1:20) {Earlier version of “Roy and Jillian On The Road”}
2-17 The Escape (Alternate) (2:41) {Earlier version of “The Escape”}
2-20 The Approach (4:31) {Earlier version of “Barnstorming”}
2-30 The Dialogue (Early Version) (3:10) {Early version of “The Dialogue”}
2-24 Contact (Alternate) (2:52) {Shorter version of “Contact”}
2-23 Inside (2:34) {1980 Special Edition cue, inserted into “Contact” in the 1980 cut of the film}

The second disc is made up of 6 kinds of tracks:

Cues from the complete score that didn’t fit on disc 1
2-05 Watching The Skies (1:20)
2-06 Vision Takes Shape (0:41)
2-07 Another Vision (0:42)
2-15 Stars And Trucks (0:49)
2-19 Dark Side Of The Moon (1:34)

Cues in their own track that are combined with something else on disc 1
2-01 Main Title (1:16)
2-02 Roy’s First Encounter (2:43)
2-03 Encounter at Crescendo Summit (1:24)
2-04 Chasing UFOs (1:21)
2-08 False Alarm (1:44)
2-10 The Cover-Up (2:31)
2-11 TV Reveals (1:52)
2-12 Roy And Jillian On The Road (1:20)
2-16 Who Are You People (1:38)

Alternate versions of cues on disc 1
2-14 Across The Fields (1:20) {Early version of “Roy and Jillian On The Road”}
2-17 The Escape (Alternate) (2:41)
2-20 The Approach (4:31) {Early version of “Barnstorming”}
2-24 Contact (Alternate) (2:52)
2-30 The Dialogue (Early Version) (3:10)

Recorded in 1980 for the Special Edition
2-23 Inside (2:34)

Source music
2-25 Eleventh Commandment (1:58)
2-26 TV Western (1:06)
2-27 Lava Flow (1:48)
2-28 The Five Tones (2:24)
2-29 Advance Scout Greeting (2:58)

Tracks from the 1977 OST album
2-09 The Abduction Of Barry (4:36)
2-13 I Can’t Believe It’s Real (3:24)
2-18 Climbing Devils Tower (2:11)
2-21 Night Siege (6:26)
2-22 The Conversation (2:23)
2-31 Resolution and End Title (6:54)