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I'd want Family Plot more than Black Sunday when unreleased williams is concerned. .Family Plot is not a great listen from start to finish,but it contains some of Williams most beautiful unreleased cues...the whole Main Title/The Sceance...what I'd give to hear that cue in remastered stereo sound.

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I'd want Family Plot more than Black Sunday when unreleased williams is concerned. .Family Plot is not a great listen from start to finish,but it contains some of Williams most beautiful unreleased cues...the whole Main Title/The Sceance...what I'd give to hear that cue in remastered stereo sound.

K.M.

While I really really want that beautiful choir work, my main reason for wanting FP so much is because of that creepy music heard when that girl with the wig first walks by that car, it's a really great cue. The thing is, that style, that sound, is incredibly unique, it's not something you'd hear in most film scores.

Then there's also the choir stuff, the action cue (the car scene), the adamson montage, and more... Such a great soundtrack, it really really is a shame it was never released. Who knows, mabye McNeely will do it. I know he's supposed to be Herrmann's main man, but through that he's become the main HItchcock score man.

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I dunno,the mysterious appearance of the boot 30 years after the movie is released with meticulously archived track titles.Seems someone is working on something and gave it to someone else who put it on the web.

It's not like leaking new recording sessions...someone had to go deep into the Universal archives and find that stuff.

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Getting Family Plot would've been nice. But I can certainly recall the numerous times we've lamented there not being a full release (or even an in-print release) of ALIEN. It's one of those scores that about 85% of us have longed for, myself included, and I'm happy. Just think... to finally put away the hissy homemade bootleg and my old vinyl...

....And hopefully, there'll be no bronzing on this release.....

And who knows? Family Plot might just be right around the corner. I'm still mystified about the origins of that boot that came to the surface a few months ago.

I have a lot more confidence Family Plot will be released soon than the indiana Jones or Star Wars Prequels scores

I have this sad feeling that you're correct. Lucasfilm has a way of bungling key opportunities to properly release stuff. To release some kind of expanded box set of the Indy scores to coincide with Kingdom of the Crystal Skull would make too much sense. There'll be a porno probably released to coincide with Indy IV's release ( maybe Condom of the Crystal Skull or something like that) before Lucasfilm would release a nice box set.

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I dunno,the mysterious appearance of the boot 30 years after the movie is released with meticulously archived track titles.Seems someone is working on something and gave it to someone else who put it on the web.

It's not like leaking new recording sessions...someone had to go deep into the Universal archives and find that stuff.

And do you people realize by passing the boot around and publicizing it that it may have damaged the chances for this score being released legitimately?

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There's pretty much a boot of every of those Goldsmith scores Intrada and Varese are releasing,including Alien.Besides ,it was 80kbps MP3's.

So no,I don't see why in this case it suddenly makes a difference.

and I didn't put that on the internet.

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And do you people realize by passing the boot around and publicizing it that it may have damaged the chances for this score being released legitimately?

I don't think this reasoning applies here. Do you see the Universal or so producers coming to JWFan and say, hey, there's five guys here who have an illegal bootleg; let's not produce this album after all, because I'm sure those guys won't buy an official album anymore now.

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I'm not accusing anyone here of leaking it but the it's been pointed out by producers who actually do this that bootlegs can impact a studio's decision. In fact I believe it's been mentioned before that bootlegs have cancelled several planned releases in the past.

It's one of the reasons they don't leak the releases ahead of time. Robert Townson from Varese mentioned once that many things can change once a release is planned. I think he mentioned that deals have fallen thru in the past.

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I'm not talking about censoring posts.

But that's one of the reasons FSM, Intrada and a couple of other soundtrack message boards don't allow bootleg talk because it can damage the chances of releasing scores.

That's why I've suggested in the past that people somewhat refrain from bragging and talking about all the "boots" they have.

I'm not claiming to be innocent, we're all guilty of doing it but it might be in the best interest to not announce to the world that you have it.

By the way the sound on A L I E N is pretty damn good. Very well done and the CD notes are lengthy. Nothing really new is shed as far as I can tell as to what happaned on the film although I still get a chuckle out of Goldsmith's comments about screening the film by himself in the projection room and having the sh*t scared out of him. It's funnier to watch it on the DVD supplement material where he says it during the interview.

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Just an interesting little tidbit from Intrada, Alien sold all of it's initial 3000 copies in it's first week of release.

That just shows how long everyone's been waiting for this release. Ah, all of those people with their overpriced used original release cds on Ebay or Amazon! Now they'll just have to put them away and watch us with our 2-disc sets.

Anyways.... I'm still semi-patiently waiting. By the way, I've never ordered from Intrada before. Are they crummy about shipping stuff out on time?

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Just an interesting little tidbit from Intrada, Alien sold all of it's initial 3000 copies in it's first week of release.

That just shows how long everyone's been waiting for this release.

And existing the complete score plus alternates bootleg and album available (both with the same quality as the OST), it just somewhat says that for some releases, bootlegs do not harm the selling too seriously...

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Just an interesting little tidbit from Intrada, Alien sold all of it's initial 3000 copies in it's first week of release.

That just shows how long everyone's been waiting for this release. Ah, all of those people with their overpriced used original release cds on Ebay or Amazon! Now they'll just have to put them away and watch us with our 2-disc sets.

Anyways.... I'm still semi-patiently waiting. By the way, I've never ordered from Intrada before. Are they crummy about shipping stuff out on time?

I ordered mine the Thursday it was announced and it arrived the following Monday.

And existing the complete score plus alternates bootleg and album available (both with the same quality as the OST), it just somewhat says that for some releases, bootlegs do not harm the selling too seriously...

In this case yes.

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Trust me......I ordered mine and then read the comments that it had all sold out and that the next batch were all spoken for too!! So I could be looking at February before mine is even dispatched, and that's without the Customs lark which delays all my stuff for about a fortnight.....!!!!

Ah well - will be all the more appreciated when it arrives!

Nice interview - thanks for the link Neil.

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Arrived TODAY! Took two weeks, but it sounds SO much better than my boot! Worth every penny.

I received this message, by the way, in my mailbox from Buysoundtrax (even though I didn't order from them):

"With regret, all orders including ALIEN are temporarily on hold, due to overwhelming demand for this title on the manufacturer that delayed our shipment of this title.

We are expecting the arrival of our stock by the end of the week of 12/14/07.

We apologize for the delay and extend our best holiday wishes to our customers."

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Greetings all,

Just wondering how this 2CD set compares with the Limited Edition Spanish set. Are there some tracks that are the same music, just with different track names? I know the Spanish set has the "Freud" and classical pieces, but does this new set?

For comparison:

2007 Set:

Disc 1

1. Main Title (04:12)

2. Hyper Sleep (02:46)

3. The Landing (04:31)

4. The Terrain (02:21)

5. The Craft (01:00)

6. The Passage (01:49)

7. The Skeleton (02:31)

8. A New Face (02:34)

9. Hanging On (03:39)

10. The Lab (01:05)

11. Drop Out (00:57)

12. Nothing To Say (01:51)

13. Cat Nip (01:01)

14. Here Kitty (02:08)

15. The Shaft (04:30)

16. It's A Droid (03:28)

17. Parker's Death (01:52)

18. The Eggs (02:23)

19. Sleepy Alien (01:04)

20. To Sleep (01:56)

21. The Cupboard (03:05)

22. Out The Door (03:13)

23. End Title (03:09)

(1-23 the complete original score -- 57'06'')

24. Main Title (04:11)

25. Hyper Sleep (02:46)

26. The Terrain (00:58)

27. The Skeleton (02:30)

28. Hanging On (03:08)

29. The Cupboard (03:13)

30. Out The Door (03:02)

(24-30 the rescored alternate cues)

Disc 2

1. Main Title (03:37)

2. The Face Hugger (02:36)

3. Breakaway (03:03)

4. Acid Test (04:40)

5. The Landing (04:31)

6. The Droid (04:44)

7. The Recovery (02:50)

8. The Alien Planet (02:31)

9. The Shaft (04:01)

10. End Title (03:08)

(1-10 the original 1979 soundtrack album -- 35'44'')

11. Main Title (film version) (03:44)

12. The Skeleton (alternate take) (02:35)

13. The Passage (demonstration excerpt) (01:54)

14. Hanging On (demonstration excerpt) (01:08)

15. Parker's Death (demonstration excerpt) (01:08)

16. It's A Droid (unused inserts) (01:27)

17. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (source) (01:49)

(11-17 bonus tracks)

Spanish Set

Disc 1

1. 20th Century Fox Logo (00:11)

2. Main Title - The Nostromo (04:08)

3. Hypersleep (02:43)

4. The Landing (04:28)

5. Derelict (02:01)

6. The Jockey (02:22)

7. The Egg Chamber (02:19)

8. Face Hugger (03:04)

9. Main Title (del film “Freud”) (03:17)

10. Study’s (01:01)

11. Serenata Nº 13 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (extracto) (03:48)

12. Ejecting Kane’s Body (01:47)

13. Search (00:59)

14. Brett’s Demise (00:52)

15. Charcot’s Show (del film “Freud”) (05:07)

16. Desperate Case (del film “Freud”) (03:29)

17. Search (versión 2) (01:13)

18. The Droid, Part 2 (01:13)

19. The First Step (del film “Freud”) (02:10)

20. Parker & Lambert’s Demise (01:47)

21. The Corridor (01:02)

22. “I Got You!” (01:54)

23. The Shuttle (03:08)

24. Breakaway (01:26)

25. Sinfonía Nº 2 “The Romantic” (extracto) (02:47)

Disc 2

1. Main Title - The Nostromo (versión 2) (04:09)

2. Hypersleep (versión 2) (02:44)

3. Derelict (versión 2) (01:42)

4. The Jockey (versión 2) (02:27)

5. The Jockey (versión 3) (02:25)

6. The Egg Chamber (versión 2) (02:05)

7. The Egg (00:57)

8. The Egg (versión 2) (01:30)

9. Back to The Nostromo (01:02)

10. Face Hugger (versión 2) (03:03)

11. Acid Test (00:33)

12. Looking for the Face Hugger (00:53)

13. The Shaft, Part 1 (01:51)

14. The Shaft, Part 2 (02:32)

15. The Droid, Part 1 (02:12)

16. Detonation Sequence (02:20)

17. The Shuttle (versión 2) (03:02)

18. Breakaway - “Signing Off” (versión 2) (03:08)

19. “Signing Off” (01:41)

20. End Titles (03:01)

21. The Alien Suite (Bonus Track) (05:23)

Thanks!

Don

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No this set does not contain the Freud or classical pieces. It contains all the music Goldsmith composed and recorded for Alien; the original versions, the re-scored cues, alternate/demo cues and the original Silva album.

The Spanish album is a worthless bootleg.

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This is definitely one of the most MAGNIFICENT soundtrack releases of all time. It's an absolute must-have and I'm not ashamed to confess I've became somewhat addicted to it. :thumbup: In fact, I think I'll go so far as to order another copy just in case anything happens to the first one (as I've already done with some of my other favourite albums, e. g. Miles Davis's Kind of Blue or Dream Theater's Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory). :)

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