Greetings! ScoreKeeper here taking a brief breather from my extraordinarily busy schedule to let you know I've found the truth and it really was out there.
If you're a die-hard film music fan, chances are you've already heard the news about this uber-awesome release and have been teased mercilessly by its arrival for over a year. I've known your pain personally and now share in your jubilation.
I don't write about television much because, frankly, I don't keep up with it very well. I know there are some incredible shows out there and I try to engage myself with a few of them when I can. That doesn't mean I haven't been involved with my love-affair for television in the past.
Other than TWIN PEAKS (1990-1991), I can think of no other television show in my lifetime which ignited my passion and commanded my attention quite like THE X-FILES (1993-2002). It was the closest thing to a religious experience I've ever known from the boob-tube.
What initially got me hooked on the show was the exemplarily music by Mark Snow.
I was hanging ten one night during a haphazard channel surf when I stumbled upon a particular program whose music caught my ear. I didn't know at the time what the show was but my ears could not quit the beguiling sounds it soaked up. It wasn't long before I found out it was THE X-FILES. I watched it faithfully ever since.
Every film music lover has their list of holy grails...scores you're dying to have...scores you need to have. Mark Snow's music for THE X-FILES certainly has been among my most coveted acquisitions. Prior to this week the only solace came from a half-heartedly and not-too-satisfying album entitled "The Truth and the Light: Music from THE X-FILES" which is slightly spoiled by all the included sound effects and dialogue. It was adequate but woefully underrepresented the immense genius Snow brought to the program each and every week.
On May 10, 2011 La-La Land Records proudly announced the release of a limited edition (3000 units) four-disc box set featuring Mark Snow's music from THE X-FILES television series. The collection features tracks from forty of the series' 202 episodes totaling more than five hours of music. In addition, the deluxe packaging features a forty page booklet including detailed liner notes and track-by-track analysis written by Randall D. Larson.
I like to believe I have a lot of treasures in my soundtrack collection. This one will certainly be one of the crown jewels.
Click HERE for more information including a complete track listing and audio samples.
If you missed it the first time around, here's a link to an interview I did with Mark Snow a few years ago. I've interviewed more than thirty-five composers during my time at AICN and my interview with Snow remains one of my very favorites.
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