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ScoreKeeper Has Five X-FILES 4-CD Soundtrack Box Sets To Giveaway!!!

Published at: May 23, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST by scorekeeper

Greetings! ScoreKeeper here putting the dana on the ol' scully just in time to bring you top-secret files for an x-tastically out-of-this-world soundtrack giveaway. If you were around a couple weeks ago you might have noticed my post announcing La-La Land Records' release of a 4-CD box set featuring music from THE X-FILES (1993-2002) composed by Mark Snow. 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 film and television score X-pert Randall D. Larson.

The latest field reports state that La-La Land has five sets they are trying to unload on poor unsuspecting Ain't It Cool readers. The catch is you have to drop me an email if you want to believe you'll be one of the five chosen ones. If you do and you are, you will receive a brand new copy of THE X-FILES soundtrack box set courtesy of La-La Land Records.
 

 

So what do you have to do?


First of all you have to be an X-FILES fan. Second, you absolutely must drop me an email at scorekeeper@aintitcool.com using the subject: THE TRUTH IS RIGHT HERE! and include your name, mailing address, a valid email address, your favorite X-FILES episode with a brief explanation why, and your favorite X-FILES music moment with a brief explanation why.

I'll collect all the entries and then randomly select five winners who will each be receiving THE X-FILES 4-CD soundtrack box set. The deadline for submission is Thursday, May 26th, at 11:59pm EST. Only one entry per alien. International and extra-terrestrial entries will be accepted. Duplicates will be allocated to File-13.

Now stop foxing your mulder and enter now before you become the next X-File!

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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  • May 19, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    great!

    by FrodoFraggins

  • May 19, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Can't remember... lol

    by StarQrtrs

    Love the show, love the music but that was a LONG time ago and I can't remember any of that stuff enough to warrant an entry. Still, there are mega fans out there that do so it's best that it goes to them!

  • May 19, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Sent in my entry

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I just won a free CD in a giveaway on the Film Score Monthly message board, so maybe I have karma on my side.

  • May 20, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Good Luck to Four of You

    by tomandshell

    I would actually really love to win one of these. Can't afford the set right now, but I would listen the heck out of those discs.

  • May 20, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I've been rewatching the whole series on Netflix

    by Cartagia

    And the music is definitely one of the highlights. Usually. There are a few clunkers. The score for "Fight Club" was TERRIBLE. As in, I almost stopped watching because the music was so bad. But "Requiem", "Closure" and several others were spectacular.

  • Next up for a prize giveaway, an autographed soundtrack CD from the movie FREAKED!

  • May 20, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    this boxset is fantastic

    by awepittance

    The 1st disc is probably the best one even though the earlier seasons aren't my favorite the music was at it's most ominous and abstract. As the show went on it became much more orchestral focused, which still is really good for the most part. There are only a handful of cues a i miss that weren't included on the boxset, but christ if it isn't one of the most satisfying completist soundtrack releases i've purchased. Now all Mark Snow needs to do is put out a Millenium OST cd

  • May 20, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    I bought these and got them yesterday. EPIC!

    by Pixelsmack

    I love it! The memories the music invokes. The quality of the recordings are top notch, it's the best ambiance to have right now...being out-of-work. ;)

  • I don't know what i expected but yeah Mark Snow or whomever had these tapes/recordings recorded them very cleanly to begin with and probably did a decent job remastering them. i was shocked at how much actual music i loved from the show made it on here. One piano cue in particular played during the opening scene to 'Paper Hearts' where mulder follows a laser pointer while in a dream to the site of a small girl's gravesite. It sent chills up my spine listening to it again. I think as a longtime X-files fan my favorite stuff was in season 5, and my only complaint like i touched on above was that they missed some great cues from that season.

  • May 20, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Not sure I should enter

    by FrodoFraggins

    My favorite musical moment didn't involve Mark Snow, it was a well known song at the end of an episode.

  • Fight Club has to be the absolute worst episode of the X-Files. Music was bad, reflecting on the quality of the script and direction. First Person Shooter is pretty awful too. Those 2 episodes make season 7 worse than the final season. Word is that this is just the first volume, and that Lalaland is already working on a second set of 4 discs to be released next year. Apparently, they will focus more on the "scary/moody" side of the X-Files music next time.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Yeah...agreed on Fight Club

    by theGoldbergV

    shit me that was bad. And to think at the time of writing, that could have been the second to last episode ever. Shockingly bad. Doggett definitely freshened up the franchise, if only they'd ended it at season 8 and not bothered with the largely terrible season 9. Must enter this. Thing is its been so long since I watched any X files I'm struggling to remember.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:58 a.m. CST

    speaking of music..

    by emeraldboy

    hmv has just sold waterstones to a russian billionaire. who is friends with roman ambrovich. for 53million.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Arg, what was that one?

    by bah

    I'm not going to submit this, but I remember one episode that makes reference to a piece of music several times. At the end of the episode, the soudtrack is playing a slow, orchestral version of it. It's one of the more humorous episodes, as I recall. Can anyone help? It's driving me nuts trying to remember it.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    x-static

    by Jubba

    love the xfiles...re-watching them all on dvd now...music awesome...scully is also awesome...mmmm.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Oh! I got it

    by bah

    Though I had the setup completely wrong. And now that I remember it, I think I may submit it after all, so I'll keep it under my hat for now.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    And I say to myself / it's so...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...wonderful / wooooooooooooooooooooooonderful...

  • May 20, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Poor sherriff Andy Taylor

    by Cartagia

    Home is one of the greats.

  • May 20, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Musical Memory

    by amrcanpoet

    They say smell invokes your strongest memories, and while that may be true, I get no stronger feeling of memory than when I hear a piece of Snow's music, from any episode.

  • May 20, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Without Score Keeper I would've missed many releases!

    by Pixelsmack

    Also, it does say "Volume 1" Maybe we'll get more. More cues from the show.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I was wondering that, bottomsup

    by bah

    Does the entry text have any bearing whatsoever on this?

  • May 20, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    bottumsup is correct

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    If the winning entries are being selected totally at random, it's POINTLESS to include anything in the e-mail aside from your mailing address.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Well, he can look and see

    by Cartagia

    And if you don't have a moment, deem your entry null and void.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I picked the end of Requiem

    by Cartagia

    BTW. I just watched the episode like 3 days ago, so it was fresh in my mind.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Anyone listen to "The Bob and Tom Show"?

    by D.Vader

    The use of the X-Files' theme during Chick's "Stuff I Heard" segments is hilarious.

  • May 21, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    "My Weakness" by Moby

    by D.Vader

    Best musical moment out of the entire show.

  • trying to track them down has been a little difficult the rar i found of millenium was corrupted. I also found an x-files message board which has an expired rip to a promotional CD put out around the same time as the X-files movie that has the entire score to Jose Chung on it, all the musical cues about 14 of them. If i could find that i'd be a very happy man.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Have you tried Ebay or Amazon Marketplace?

    by SisterSpooky

    Awepittance, I know LaLa Land still has CD soundtracks of Lone Gunmen/Harsh Realm. but Millennium is out of print. Have you tried Amazon Marketplace, that's the only one I've seen of the Millennium, Mark Snow soundtrack.

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