Aug. 29, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST
I am completely underwhelmed. 30 seconds of music isn't enough to begin to feel anything. Why bother posting this?
Aug. 29, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Honestly, the show is one of the most popular of the 90's, and Snow's music was entirely electronic, so why was there never a decent CD pressed of his wonderful music?
Aug. 29, 2006, 10:13 a.m. CST
Aug. 29, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST
Aug. 29, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST
They included the main theme of the show but often I've never been able to find a score itself...
Aug. 29, 2006, 11:57 a.m. CST
The Truth and The Light: Music From the X-Files. Music by Mark Snow Words by Chris Carter. 1996 Warner Bros. Records. The CD is sitting next to me. It's the score from the first few seasons. Intermixed with audio clips. It's a GREAT cd, the only score CD I even own.
Aug. 29, 2006, 12:32 p.m. CST
by Frank Black
Millennium was a million times better than the X-Files and so was Snow's score for it. Let's have that soundtrack over anything else!
Aug. 29, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST
by Mr. Fist
The Millennium music is much better then that of The X-Files, melancholy and jarring at a turn, and it needs a soundtrack NOW. Good to hear I ain't alone in thinking so.
Aug. 29, 2006, 4:03 p.m. CST
....but the release was exclusively on iTunes. I had to have a friend who was on iTunes download it and burn a CD for me. Good stuff, though. Now if someone would release some of Snow's work from the last seven seasons of TXF, since the "Truth and the Light" CD only encompasses the first two seasons of the show. Also good is the CD "The Snow Files", which has a lot of other Snow music on it including a long suite of TXF stuff that frankly is the same stuff you get on "Truth and the Light", minus the dialogue.
Aug. 29, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST
Ya, there's an album on iTunes called "The Best of Millennium". It has 22 tracks from seven different episodes. I agree it's some really great music. There should be more than one CD worth out there.
Aug. 29, 2006, 5:31 p.m. CST
by Frank Black
I'm going to download it now!
Aug. 29, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST
Good Stuff. Thanks, Scorekeeper.
Aug. 29, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST
Great to see Snow getting some attention. His X-Files and especially Millennium scores are really intriguing because they have a dark, SF/horror sound--not just sustained strings and synth eruptions. The scores were FUSED with those shows, and there are so many great moments that I wish Snow would release them the way the Babylon 5 scores all came out. The beautiful themes for "The Field Where I Died" and for Mulder's abduction as well as the Millennium theme variations are very evocative. (I never watched an episode while those shows were on TV and only recently started watching them, so these shows are brand new to me.) That X-Files score CD is worth digging up. It's probably got 5% of the scores I'd like to hear, but there are solid, creepy cues there. If you like to write horror stories it's a great accompaniment. Snow's Morricone-sized output is worth digging into. Some are simply background stuff, but there's a ton of stuff I'd love to hear apart from the episodes.
Aug. 29, 2006, 10:50 p.m. CST
Damn freaking great episode and the music is sensational. You quoted one of my all time favorite Snow episode scores. Even though it's a tad close to the theme from the 2nd movment of Bruckner's 7th Symphony i'm not complaining. That was some of Snow's greatest!
Aug. 31, 2006, 1:11 a.m. CST
I miss Snow's music, has he done anything else recently? (I got The Snow Files from Sonic Images, too ... I was also a tad disappointed with the non-copyright-infringing mix straight off TTATL that dominated the CD)
Oct. 26, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST
I'll have to see the film for the full effect.