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 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I'd like to second Season 5's DETOUR. Another one with very fun tribal-type music.

Can't wait to hear more about this!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Saying that any further volumes will be based on sales reminded me that it is amazing that Millennium hasn't sold out of it's 3000 copies yet. Personally I find it some of Mark's best work - better than a lot of his X-Files scores. There is a lot of great unreleased music from that show I would love to hear but if it can't shift 3000 copies then I guess there won't be any further releases from it. I guess it just didn't / doesn't have the following that X-Files did / does.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   tranzishun   (Member)

Saying that any further volumes will be based on sales reminded me that it is amazing that Millennium hasn't sold out of it's 3000 copies yet. Personally I find it some of Mark's best work - better than a lot of his X-Files scores. There is a lot of great unreleased music from that show I would love to hear but if it can't shift 3000 copies then I guess there won't be any further releases from it. I guess it just didn't / doesn't have the following that X-Files did / does.

I believe it was 2000 copies although many people including myself were excited to see Millennium released I don't think it's anywhere close to X-Files in terms of popularity.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   mdh721   (Member)

Yeah, I'm a tad hesitant to say "create this set with the idea that more will follow", because there might never be a volume 2. I think the best thing is to include music from all 9 seasons, and then if a volume 2 is in order you can expand on it. I think all 9 seasons had great music and would hate to only see a (scenario) season 1-3 set with the promise of more based on sales and then it never materialize...

I'm sure that there are some that think seasons 1-3 had the best music thought, so they may not mind that wink

Is it criminal that the only season I haven't made it completely through yet is season 1? I'm working my way through it right now and it's fabulous. One thing I've noticed is that Mark Snow's signature piano sound has not yet made an appearance (I'm on episode 8 or 9). The piano is there, it's just not "that sound" yet. I wonder if it changes during season 1 or if it started with season 2...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Picks for season two:

Episode 2.04 Sleepless

17:32 Mulder and Krycek go to the institute to find Cole's cell empty, mulder gets a phone call from his new source Mr. X and meets up with him in an abandonned stadium.
This long cue ends at 21:15

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

episode 2.09 Firewalker

05:45 helicopter flight cue, continues inside the building and ends at 11:29

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Episode 2.11 Excelsius Dei

27:40 Leo's painting (ends at 28:30)

35:30 the elderly go crazy, spirits appear, mulder and nurse get trapped

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Episode 2.13 Irresistible

11:17 cue supporting Scully's report on one of the men she fears most, segs into him picking up a next victim, ends at 13:10


_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Episode 2.14 Die Hand Die Verletz

23:31 as a girl has to dissect a pig, the satanic teacher performs a ritual on the girls' jewelry making her commit suicide. Ends at 24:37

38:04 beginning of the cue for the search in the school, culminating in satanic worshipping

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Episode 2.16 Colony

First cue heard that goes into a pulsing rhythm as the medics rush Mulder in. A voiceover is heard and ends when scully rushes in. Ends with the beginning of the main title theme.

17:20 Scully and Mulder get the low down on the clones/killer, segs into a echo'ing electronic piece as one of the clones meets up with Samantha. Piano is introduced when they enter the apartment. When scully and mulder enter the clone jumps from the building and the cue turns into pulsing action as a chase ensues when the killer makes his move. Ends at 22:44

35:23 pulsing theme reprisal as Scully is on route to the science building.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Episode 2.17 End Game

Opening cue playing aboard the submarine discovering a craft

3:52 Scully confronts the shapeshifter/Mulder

19:03 Mulder entering building with clones

31:33 continuation of the theme as they enter the submarine

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   iqueadge   (Member)

I think this set looks wonderful -- I would LOVE it though if they could also include the music from season 4 episode "Never Again".

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Wasnt all the music from that dialogue disc included without dialogue on THE SNOW FILES?

Are you really going to argue the point of rerecordings on *this* board?


What re-recordings? You're telling me Ford & Co asked John Beal to duplicate that other CD's suite exactly? I doubt it was a re-do. I thought it was the original. Certainly could be though!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

Can I second the suggestion of Snow's rendition of "All the Pretty Horses" from the episode Invocation? It's a short, haunting piece that is one of my most wanted pieces of unreleased music from the series. Thanks, guys for this massive undertaking!

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2010 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

I'd like to second the mention of "Grotesque", an episode which has a wonderfully dark, moody, Gothic score. All of the Darin Morgan-scripted episodes have great stuff, especially "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'", my vote for the show's finest hour. And I love, love, love that swing-band material in "Triangle".

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   orodromeus   (Member)

I guess this is a good time to come out of lurkdom.

I'm glad this is getting such a lively and detailed feedback; this means that there are plenty out there that are interested and that a multiple disc set is a sane commercial choice.

I'm adding my grain of salt by linking to a list of tunes I compiled in hopes X-Files music might get released, it's on this page:
http://www.eatthecorn.com/dossiers/mmc.htm
I've had feedback from several fans on this list and I've got some inspiration from various bootlegs that have been circuating in the last 10 years or so -- so I must say it's quite complete and fills in the expectations of many followers of the show. Please take it into consideration.

Disclaimer: I'm not linking here for self-promotion! I'm genuinely interested in helping to make this long-expected release as satisfying as possible.

I'll update this list very soon with all the great suggestions that have popped out in this thread.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   johnc112003   (Member)

I guess this is a good time to come out of lurkdom.

I'm glad this is getting such a lively and detailed feedback; this means that there are plenty out there that are interested and that a multiple disc set is a sane commercial choice.

I'm adding my grain of salt by linking to a list of tunes I compiled in hopes X-Files music might get released, it's on this page:
http://www/eatthecorn.com/dossiers/mmc.htm
I've had feedback from several fans on this list and I've got some inspiration from various bootlegs that have been circuating in the last 10 years or so -- so I must say it's quite complete and fills in the expectations of many followers of the show. Please take it into consideration.

Disclaimer: I'm not linking here for self-promotion! I'm genuinely interested in helping to make this long-expected release as satisfying as possible.

I'll update this list very soon with all the great suggestions that have popped out in this thread.


Can't seem to get the link to work. Is there any chance something is missing? Thanks, John

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   The Cat   (Member)

Just a simple typo.

http://www.eatthecorn.com/dossiers/mmc.htm

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

I would also like to second the mention of the season 2 episode "Die Hand Die Verletzt". Wonderful "Omen"-esque stuff in that one.

Snow's best stuff was in seasons 2 through 4, methinks -- after that it got a little spottier, which is to be expected. My general feeling is that Snow's music was directly proportional to the quality of the episode at hand. Post-"Fight the Future" seasons leaned quite a bit on samples from the theatrical film's score, but every once in a while Snow would serve up something cool.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   fommes   (Member)

I actually like Seasons 4 to 7 best, I must say.

There was considerable tracking, indeed, but it depended strongly on the episode, so I assume it was on a case-by-case basis. I remember SR-819 hinged upon one particular track from Fight the Future. I hope none of the tracking is present in this set, of course.

A shame they can't include the few unreleased cues from Fight the Future, by the way, because there's some really awesome music missing, not much, but there is some.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

My picks for season 3 that were left off:

Episode 3.06 "2shy"

13:50 cue starts at the end of an autopsy report with Mulder and Scully, next scene is the next target discussing her date with a friend, followed by her date awaiting her. He looks to pick up a hooker. Cue ends 17:27

19:13 killer's theme is played as he is cutting his wounds.


_ _ _ _ _ _

Episode 3.16 "apocrypha"

07:30 Mulder and Krychek being followed, a car chase and collision ensues, ends at 09:40

19:20 cigarette man drinking whiskey and being surprised at krychek's visit. ends at 21:13
21:13 cigarette man doing his report before the comittee, ends at 23:33

26:28 Mulder meeting up with his adversary who has some explaining to do. Cue picks up as Scully checks for the guards.
39:56 Scully and Mulder meeting at the graveyard.
_ _ _ _ _ _

Episode 3.17 "Pusher"

3:09 cue of Modell's hypnotism theme

11:12 lead up to the arrest
11:53 The pusher confronting officer collins and forcing him to lit himself on fire. Ends at 14:04

20:09 Modell's trip into the fbi building, leading up to Skinner's assault by Molly. Ends at 23:40

34:50 Mulder entering the clinic, they discover Modell's dieing.


P.S. The Pusher is also a recurring villain as Modell returns later on in the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Tempest   (Member)

Wow, this sounds awesome. I'm a huge X-Files fan, and part of that reason is because of Mark Snow's wonderful music.

One track I'd absolutely love to see on the set (nay, it must be on there) is from WETWIRED (3x23). There's a creepy theme that plays several times during the episode, particularly during the pre-title sequence. I'd love to hear that on this set.

I want to reinforce the desire for the piece of music at the end of APOCRYPHA (3x16) that plays while Scully visists Melissa's grave.

Also the piece of music towards the end of Act 2 ( I think) of GROTESQUE (3x14) where Scully finds the knife under the car deserves to be on the set.

I like a lot of cues from Season One, specifically in DEEP THROAT (1x01) when Mulder meets Deep Throat at the running track, and GHOST IN THE MACHINE (1x06) had a great 'technology' cue in it too (I can't remember where, but I think it's been mentioned in this thread already). DARKNESS FALLS (1x19) had some great music in it too, and so did THE ERLENMEYER FLASH (1x23).

The cue at the end of ASCENSION (2x06) and a lot of the 'dreamy' stuff in ONE BREATH (2x08) needs to be on this set too. I love the main theme in 3 (2x07) but I guess we have that on the current soundtrack in mostly untainted form.

The revamped theme from Season 9 would be great, and so would the piece of music at the end of RELEASE (9x16).

There's a short cue of piano in MILAGRO (6x18) where Pagett says something like 'I made a mistake, Agent Scully is already in love' and there's a close up on Mulder and Scully staring after him with a wonderful piano piece over it.

The theme/piece of music already mentioned from SYNCHRONY (4x19) deserves a spot on there.

There's so much wonderful music from this series to mention. I'll have to go rewatch it and see what else deserves to be on the set. It would be nice for a 'complete' set of music from the series, but that's probably too much to ask for.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   mdh721   (Member)

The revamped theme from Season 9 would be great, and so would the piece of music at the end of RELEASE (9x16)

Wow, I completely forgot about the end of RELEASE with Doggett at the ocean. That was some powerful writing!

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Wow, this thread is a refreshing read! Lots of great reminders of episodes I need to revisit.

Now somebody second EMILY! wink If you need convincing, skip to that last scene and listen to the cue that begins as Scully says, "There is evidence of what they've done..."

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)


I like a lot of cues from Season One, specifically in DEEP THROAT (1x01) when Mulder meets Deep Throat at the running track, and GHOST IN THE MACHINE (1x06) had a great 'technology' cue in it too (I can't remember where, but I think it's been mentioned in this thread already). DARKNESS FALLS (1x19) had some great music in it too, and so did THE ERLENMEYER FLASH (1x23).


Forgot that Deep Throat music. Love to hear that on this set as well.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   orodromeus   (Member)

I have now *massively* updated the list I had, with things I had found since then, with suggestions I've gathered elsewhere, and by going through this thread and recording every little detail. (I hope the original posters here won't mind; I am acknowledging and linking back to the FSM boards.)
So this is to the best of my knowledge and efforts the most complete list of unreleased X-Files music around and it's available here:
http://www.eatthecorn.com/dossiers/mmc.htm

I will keep updating that list should more suggestions follow, here or elsewhere.
Many many thanks to all those who posted, and I hope LaLaLand will be able to use our kind suggestions in the final set. Though sincerely, there's way more material than for 4 CDs here...

(By the way, the keen-eyed will notice that some of the episodes in LLL's original post were not mentioned in this discussion: Aubrey, Clyde Bruckman, The Unnatural, Field Trip, The Sixth Extinction, Jump The Shark...
and the main theme from Roland was used in "The Truth and the Light" (track "Lamenta")
and also the music from Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' was previously released in "The Snow Files"
http://www.eatthecorn.com/dossiers/thetruthandthelight.htm

(Thanks for the link correction, The Cat)

 
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