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 Posted:   Apr 25, 2018 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

MARK SNOW COLLECTION, THE: VOLUME 2 - FEMME FATALES - MUSIC FROM CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT AND SEDUCED AND BETRAYED


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SRP: $17.95

LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for "CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT"
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LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for "SEDUCED AND BETRAYED"
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MARK SNOW COLLECTION, THE: VOLUME 2 is a limited edition release of 1000 units. WINDWALKER will begin shipping on the week of May 7, 2018

Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents THE MARK SNOW COLLECTION, VOLUME 2, featuring two consummate scores composed by Mark Snow (THE X FILES, SMALLVILLE, GHOST WHISPERER) for select television movies from the 1990s while Snow was working on THE X FILES. Both films have a common theme, each is driven by the actions of a femme fatale, women using any means available to get what they want from their unsuspecting partners. The first, CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT, begins with the end of Caroline, killed by her friend Victoria who is now trying to lure in an unsuspecting crime reporter to take the fall for her; the second, SEDUCED AND BETRAYED, details the lengths a beautiful but equally deadly widower will go to as she draws a dedicated family man into her web, threatening to destroy his life in the process of getting what she wants.

CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT is a 1994 feature film released straight-to-video via Roger Corman’s New Horizons production company. It’s a convoluted potboiler disguised as an erotic film noir, starring Caroline Barclay, Mia Sara, Clayton Rohner and Tim Daly. Mark Snow’s theme for CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT is an ominous mix of tenuous piano and pulsing violin, counterpointed against jagged strings, which opens into a sultry, teasing figure for mute trumpet that is a musical celebration of the femme fatale. Snow’s score accompanies the story with a variety of sensual atmospheres, menacing sonic voicings, and aggressive tonalities. Some of those are similar to the suspenseful Synclavier impressions that he began doing the previous year on THE X FILES and would hone dexterously throughout its eleven seasons (to date).

SEDUCED AND BETRAYED is a 1995 TV movie directed by Felix Enriquez Alcala, a prolific director of mostly episodic TV, with director credits on some seven dozen shows, and a fistful of TV movies including the TV remake of THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE. The film stars Susan Lucci as a classic femme fatale consumed by using any means to get what she wants. Here, she manipulates a married man (David Charvet) into a world of deceit, betrayal, and a liaison he can’t manage to break out of. When it came to the music, the filmmakers wanted something like BASIC INSTINCT by way of FATAL ATTRACTION, which Snow accommodated by composing a similarly flavored underscore favoring piano, but with a much different melodic structure; adding an equally menacing atmospheric Herrmannesque influence throughout.

Mark Snow is primarily known for his work in the medium of television, including many seasons of music scoring for shows such as THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, SMALLVILLE, GHOST WHISPERER, BLUE BLOODS, NOWHERE MAN and many others. In 1993, composer Mark Snow began a fruitful creative collaboration with producer Chris Carter on THE X-FILES, which culminated in a unique marriage of music and macabre storytelling. Snow’s work on THE X-FILES put him on the Hollywood scoring map, offering up a unique mix of atmospheric sound design and affecting layers of ambient melody on a weekly basis and this sound became very much in demand in the industry. Mark is considered one of television’s most capable composers. The large percentage of his musical output has centered around the subjects of the supernatural, the macabre and outright science fiction or dark fantasy but there have been occasions for him to break out and work on other projects, such as PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES and WILD GRASS for Alain Resnais, the legendary French director.

Mark Snow has worked on more than two hundred television movies and series, PC games and feature films including THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, SMALLVILLE, GHOST WHISPERER, BLUE BLOODS, and NOWHERE MAN, among others, returning to THE X FILES recently when the series made its triumphant return to television in 2016. Mark has been nominated for 14 Primetime Emmy awards since 1984 and won at least 19 ASCAP awards. The composer is also a founding member of the legendary New York Rock'n'Roll ensemble, along with fellow composer Michael Kamen. The band was signed to Atlantic Records and Mark toured and recorded with them for 5 years before turning his focus to writing music for film and television.

Both CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT and SEDUCED AND BETRAYED are very interesting works, provided here in their entirety for the first time on CD. They are mostly synthetically achieved but with an inventive use of piano and sampled strings. Portions of both scores show the composer employing the kind of striking Mahleresque suspense figures and brooding creepiness that he was experimenting with in THE X FILES and finding them useful in musically sculpting the debased madness of the femme fatale.

Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents THE MARK SNOW COLLECTION, VOLUME 2, featuring the original television soundtracks to CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT and SEDUCED AND BETRAYED, featuring music composed by Mark Snow. THE MARK SNOW COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 is a limited edition release of 2000 units. The first 50 units sold through the website will include a booklet autographed by the composer.

THE MARK SNOW COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 is now available for pre-orders through buysoundtrax.com and starts shipping on May 7, 2018.

CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT (1994)
(Original Score)
01. Main Title (3:38)
02. Phil Checks Out/Memories of Caroline/Graveyard (4:03)
03. The Accident / Accident Report (2:17)
04. Joey’s End / The Morning After (1:59)
05. Nightmare (1:12)
06. Victoria’s Story (3:11)
07. Evidence / Phone Call (3:20)
08. Interlude (2:54)
09. Bathroom Fun / Burning Cop Car / Ray’s Return (4:38)
10. Time to Say Goodbye (1:33)
11. The End of Ray (4:05)
12. Victoria’s Confession / End Credits (7:29)


SEDUCED AND BETRAYED (1995)
(Original Score)
13. Main Title (2:31)
14. Lucky Me / Back Home (3:10)
15. By The Pool / Want to Take a Shower? (2:51)
16. Ice Cubes / Dan to the Rescue (2:25)
17. The Necklace / The Dark House (3:02)
18. The Seduction (2:34)
19. Failing The Exam / Seduced Again (3:46)
20. Searching the House (2:00)
21. Child Protective Services / Missing Children / Victoria’s Fatal Attaction (2:35)
22. Hit and Run / No One Ever Leaves Me (2:08)
23. Victoria’s Madness (5:35)
24. The End Of Victoria / End Credits (2:41)
Total Time: 76:39

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2018 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Fans of Snow should certainly check this release out.

You should instantly recognize the theme from "Caroline at Midnight" from an episode of "The X-Files" (on The Truth and the Light).

Previously the only thing available was a cue on The Snow Files.

It's very like his work on "The X-Files".



For "Seduced and Betrayed", the score opens with a main theme obviously more than a little inspired by "Basic Instinct".

Previously the only thing available was a cue on The Snow Files.

It's more akin his work on "MillenniuM".

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2018 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Great release, because of the music of course, but what an awful cover design!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2018 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Xalandar   (Member)

Interesting scores indeed, i really like Mark's version of Basic Instinct for the 4seduced and betrayed', it s very well done!

About "Caroline at Midnight" it s the same theme used in The X-Files season 2 episode "3" as pointed above, and it kinda makes sense since this episode features a femme fatale too (except she's a vampire smile )

I don't think the artwork is awful, well it s not great for sure but the back cover is better than the front one for sure. Just a little error it should be "Femmes Fatales" not "Femme Fatales".

And it s not really clear how many copies there will be since it s announced 1000 units at the beginning of the post, then 2000 after the tracklist, and eventually 500 on the back cover artwork... ^^'

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2018 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Great release, because of the music of course, but what an awful cover design!

To each his or her own...

I liked it and approved it.

Mark Banning did very find job on the project.

I hope you enjoy the release.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2018 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)

The Seduced & Betrayed score is very fine; shame the orchestra is used so sparingly, because the music deserved proper orchestration. Lots of that wonderful piano writing Snow used to do so well.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2018 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Interesting scores indeed, i really like Mark's version of Basic Instinct for the 4seduced and betrayed', it s very well done!

About "Caroline at Midnight" it s the same theme used in The X-Files season 2 episode "3" as pointed above, and it kinda makes sense since this episode features a femme fatale too (except she's a vampire smile )

I don't think the artwork is awful, well it s not great for sure but the back cover is better than the front one for sure. Just a little error it should be "Femmes Fatales" not "Femme Fatales".

And it s not really clear how many copies there will be since it s announced 1000 units at the beginning of the post, then 2000 after the tracklist, and eventually 500 on the back cover artwork... ^^'


it's only 500 units.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2018 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Neilbucket852   (Member)

Interesting scores indeed, i really like Mark's version of Basic Instinct for the 4seduced and betrayed', it s very well done!

About "Caroline at Midnight" it s the same theme used in The X-Files season 2 episode "3" as pointed above, and it kinda makes sense since this episode features a femme fatale too (except she's a vampire smile )

I don't think the artwork is awful, well it s not great for sure but the back cover is better than the front one for sure. Just a little error it should be "Femmes Fatales" not "Femme Fatales".

And it s not really clear how many copies there will be since it s announced 1000 units at the beginning of the post, then 2000 after the tracklist, and eventually 500 on the back cover artwork... ^^'


it's only 500 units.

Ford A. Thaxton


Ford - I purchased the digital download version (great samples, by the way, and I love Mark Snow), but it won't extract the audio files. It extracts two folders (_MAXOSX and Mark Snow Collection Vol. 2) neither of which show audio files (despite the zipped file being 1.2 gig). Both just have the album art, nothing else. I sent Buysoundtrax an email about this but thought I'd ask here too - am I doing something wrong? Any ideas why I can't get to the audio files?

Thanks,
Neil

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2018 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Neilbucket852   (Member)

Update to the issue above: I tried a new unzip program and for each track it indicates an issues - here's one example: "The Following invalid filename was encountered in the archive: "_MACOSX\Mark Snow Collection Vol. 2\--> 24 Bit Wavs\._18 The Seduction.wav"

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2018 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)

What program are you using? I use 7-zip and it all came out fine for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2018 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Update to the issue above: I tried a new unzip program and for each track it indicates an issues - here's one example: "The Following invalid filename was encountered in the archive: "_MACOSX\Mark Snow Collection Vol. 2\--> 24 Bit Wavs\._18 The Seduction.wav"

Hello,

Check the email I sent you just a few moments.

We have checked out this item by purchasing it as any customer would and it downloaded and opened just fine.

Now we’re all on MAC’s here and I suspect you are on a PC and that might be the issue. It’s possible whatever program you are using to try and open the downloads might be out of date, these releases were designed to be opened by current unzip programs. You might want to see if you need to update your program.

It is possible that your download was corrupted during the download.

Whatever the case, we’ll have our webmaster send you a new download sometime later today and see if that works for you.

Sorry for the problems we will get you taken care of ASAP.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2018 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Neilbucket852   (Member)

Thanks for the reply (and email). I ended up downloading WinZip - it gave me the error but ultimately let me access the actual audio files, which I was then able to import successfully in to iTunes. So all is well here now.

I appreciate the lightning fast email back to my inquiry today, Ford. That's great customer service and very much appreciated!

And wonderful release, by the way.

Cheers,
Neil

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2018 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Neilbucket852   (Member)

What program are you using? I use 7-zip and it all came out fine for me.

Thanks for the tip. If I run into any issues with zips again, I'll give 7-zip a try!

I'm able to listen to the album now and am absolutely loving it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2018 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   Nightwalker   (Member)

Everyone who loves Mark Snows Music for the X-Files or Millennium should get this one! Both Movies sound like a lost episode from one of these series wink

These scores include many of the sounds and melodic features of especially the X-Files Season 2 and 3!

Strongly recommended!

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2018 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Everyone who loves Mark Snows Music for the X-Files or Millennium should get this one! Both Movies sound like a lost episode from one of these series wink

These scores include many of the sounds and melodic features of especially the X-Files Season 2 and 3!

Strongly recommended!


I should mention that the Mark Snow Collection vol #1 is a very different animal which features two orchestral scores by Mr. Snow that I think are quite good as well.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2018 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Interesting scores indeed, i really like Mark's version of Basic Instinct for the 4seduced and betrayed', it s very well done!

About "Caroline at Midnight" it s the same theme used in The X-Files season 2 episode "3" as pointed above, and it kinda makes sense since this episode features a femme fatale too (except she's a vampire smile )

I don't think the artwork is awful, well it s not great for sure but the back cover is better than the front one for sure. Just a little error it should be "Femmes Fatales" not "Femme Fatales".

And it s not really clear how many copies there will be since it s announced 1000 units at the beginning of the post, then 2000 after the tracklist, and eventually 500 on the back cover artwork... ^^'


Just bumping this one up because I think it's a very good look at another side of Mr. Snow career.

If anyone given this a spin, we'd like some feedback.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2018 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

ford, might I recommend looking into a 1990 TV movie called "Miracle Landing".

I ripped a score for a suite and put it up on Youtube and it's gotten a ridiculous amount of hits compared to other suites -- almost 9,000. Apparently there is a demand.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2018 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

ford, might I recommend looking into a 1990 TV movie called "Miracle Landing".

I ripped a score for a suite and put it up on Youtube and it's gotten a ridiculous amount of hits compared to other suites -- almost 9,000. Apparently there is a demand.


Sadly, nothing in the Snow Archive on this one.

:-(

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2018 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

So, is it a money saving technique to not search the studio archive?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2019 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   mikexfm   (Member)



Sadly, nothing in the Snow Archive on this one.

:-(

Ford A. Thaxton


Hi Ford, what are the chances for a third volume? Are "An American Story" or "Children of the Dust" in the Snow Archive? Both are gorgeous Emmy-nominated scores - the latter could easily fill up a whole CD. Throw in "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" and you can have my $$$ now!!

cheers

 
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