Greetings! ScoreKeeper here feeling clandestinely powerful as I get to award five extremely lucky AICN readers with a dose of the black oil...er..uh, I mean, THE X-FILES 4-CD soundtrack box set released last month by La-La Land Records. The Cigarette-Smoking Man has nothing on that kind of power!
I enjoyed reading all the entires reminiscing along with everybody's favorite X-FILES moments. There was a lot of diversity amongst our memories but there were a lot of collective favorites as well. A lot of you sited the sultry voice of Johnny Mathis singing "Wonderful, Wonderful" during sheriff Andy Taylor's murder in episode 4X02 "Home." Or when "Come And Go With Me To That Land" capped an unforgettable ending for episode 6X19 "The Unnatural."
Not all of your favorite musical moments came from sources outside of Mark Snow's ingenious score. Many sited the powerfully uplifting strains accompanying much of episode 4X05 "The Field Where I Died" which is also an all-time personal favorite of mine. Or episode 3X04 "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" or 5X12 "Bad Blood" or 4X13 "Never Again" (calm down boy...), or 1X03 "Squeeze." And who could forget the now iconic main theme (pause here to whistle the theme in your head)?
My all-time favorite episode was "Jose Chung's From Outer Space." It symbolized everything THE X-FILES was about in one single wonderfully scripted, meticulously acted, and flawlessly scored episode. While every episode Mark Snow ever scored offers captivating music beguiling the ears and intoxicating the senses, my favorite music moment has to be credited elsewhere. At the end of episode 7X11 "Closure" they cut in Moby's "My Weakness" when Mulder finally learns the fate of his sister. It was so gut-wrenchingly powerful that I'll never forget it. A truly masterful stroke.
Enough waxing poetic let's get down to business shall we? I promised there were five winners to be announced and I aim to keep a promise.
I had a lot of entries for this particularly cool giveaway so the five of you are indeed "the chosen ones."
The five winners are...
John Parkinson of State College, PA
Brett Pouliot of Ashburn, VA
Henri Naeger of Ruther Glen, VA
Keith Cassidy of Franklinville, NY
Mark "Adam" Baum of Elk River, MN
Congratulations! The box-sets should be shipping out shortly. Enjoy!
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