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 Posted:   Jun 3, 2019 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 1:

If you're a fan of the scoring from "The X-Files" and MillenniuM", then Snow's scoring should be right up your alley.

I've decided to cover the other composers, too.

Only season one is up, so that's as far as I can go.



"Nowhere to Hide"
By: Mark Snow
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGXsyaj86ro
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeF6TLiBaVQ
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT6eEWRGEUQ


Highlights:

Part 1:
  • 0:59 in. Kind of like one of those upbeat "MillenniuM" cues. Holy hot girl alert, Batman!
  • 11:46 in.

    Part 2:
  • 8:08 in.
  • 13:12 in.

    Part 3:
  • 0:41 in.
  • 2:06 in.
  • 9:47 in. Joining a cue already in progress.



    "What Comes Around"
    By: Brian May
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYIVT-xlo_0
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHqqskzVtPQ
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZw9wdEEM-g

    Not the same Brian May you are thinking about.

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 4:19 in.

    Part 2:
  • 0:06 in.

    Part 3:
  • 0:56 in.



    "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"
    By: Kevin Gilbert
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oet-erwUwHI
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQy1p7DbRpk
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLHhnEQEmI8
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVH-MQ_D1nc

    I've never heard a score by him before.

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 0:52 in.
  • 10:42 in.

    Part 2:
  • 0:04 in.
  • 2:52 in.
  • 5:32 in.
  • 6:31 in.
  • 9:49 in.

    Part 3:
  • 1:50 in.
  • 4:48 in.
  • 6:04 in.
  • 6:36 in.
  • 9:28 in.
  • 11:14 in. Continues into the next part.

    Part 4:
  • 1:11 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 5:02 in.
  • 6:35 in.

    Gilbert provides a mostly jazzy score, hindered some by cheesy synths.



    "To Die For"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A10WJjomuvI
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syw2mrD8Uqg
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX41e0Wank4
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spr0UcGo3hU


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 1:42 in.

    Part 2:
  • 2:04 in.
  • 2:55 in.
  • 5:12/6:33 in.
  • 8:56 in.
  • 11:06 in.

    Part 3:
  • 8:27 in.
  • 11:04 in. Tropical island piece.

    Part 4:
  • 3:33 in.



    "In Mysterious Ways"
    By: Kevin Gilbert
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEymqhJQjA
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmlLEpWQgDQ
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0IESOLTK8g
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s8E_G9JHuc


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 2:44 in.

    Part 2:
  • 9:28 in.

    Part 3:
  • 2:40/4:10 in.

    Part 4:
  • 0:12 in.
  • 3:28 in.
  • 4:59 in.



    "The Carnival"
    By: Brian May
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlLhh3lrQM
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=808T27bZ1lY
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMyUtNIwOiU


    Highlights:

    Part 2:
  • 8:45 in.

    Part 3:
  • 7:19 in.

    Part 4:
  • 0:35 in.



    "Brother Mine"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAIjuVn3nYs
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qflXTblYUmo
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PIhhEkFHLI
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6IrZL3YCrQ


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 4:07 in.

    Part 2:
  • 1:35 in.
  • 4:38 in.
  • 9:10 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 11:10 in. Continues into the next part.

    Part 3:
  • 1:35 in.
  • 4:14 in. Joining a cue already in progress.

    Part 4:
  • 2:40/9:35 in.
  • 9:02 in.



    "Broken Toys"
    By: Brian May
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP8dcKH8fyo
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egaHzCUM4tE
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGwCtZtZ0SU


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 1:00 in. The source cue and the briefly cue sandwiched betwixt them.
  • 4:25 in.

    Part 3:
  • 3:31 in.

    Part 4:
  • 3:44 in.



    "I Hate Mondays"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2PhBGwRCMA
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDX707TASGE
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXoAFaplpnI


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 1:00 in.

    Part 3:
  • 10:00 in. Finishes in the next part.

    Part 4:
  • 0:35/5:14 in. Joining a cue already in progress. Connecting another one with the same repeating percussion work.
  • 8:12 in.



    "Simon Says"
    By: Brian May
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDnNF7lzZGM
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR2k93GkUIk


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 2:11 in.
  • 6:32 in.

    Part 3:
  • 3:45 in.



    "Urban Renewal"
    By: Brian May
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-jYYUM8sbk

    Highlights:

    Part 4:
  • 1:57 in.



    "Once Upon a Time in Krestridge"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ZyB-TZti0
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzTKx1Pwh-s
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSFyBTB6xsY


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 2:20 in. Joining a cue already in progress. I'd separate it from the part I skipped, for any season one release.

    Part 2:
  • 9:04 in.

    Part 3:
  • 0:00 in.

    Part 4 was screwed up and was just an edited of other parts.



    "Forbes for the Defense"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRJAMQ2bJqg
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES57EE6BajI
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqAT7tizC7Q


    Highlights:

    Part 2:
  • 0:00 in.

    Part 3:
  • 8:47 in.

    Part 3:
  • 0:09 in.
  • 5:14 in.

    Guest-starring Denis Crosby.



    "Marshall Law"
    By: Brian May
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAj-Agtjtls


    Highlights:

    Part 3:
  • 6:16 in.

    Just a hunch of third-rate ambient Mark Snow rip offs.



    "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree"
    By: Kevin Gilbert
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UupGPtHox8
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0_xvjFoerQ
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9utURCUJrrI
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-9p-D8r3sY


    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 3:52 in.

    Part 2:
  • 2:40 in.
  • 9:00 in.

    Part 3:
  • 6:01 in.
  • 7:56 in.

    Part 4:
  • 3:20 in.

    Gilbert's scoring career was cut short in 1996 when at the age of 20, he died from apparent autoerotic asphyxiation.

    In the episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" of "The X-Files", which Mark Snow scored, one year earlier from this episode, Mulder was told he'd die of autoerotic asphyxiation.



    That's it for today.

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     Posted:   Jun 4, 2019 - 11:02 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:




    "Smokescreen"
    By: Kevin Gilbert
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xpIGnyHJeg
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNJQDvfp3P8
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhvHQ5nhdHE

    Highlights:

    Part 3:
  • 0:00 in.

    Part 4:
  • 6:57 in.
  • 9:03 in.

    For the guys here: Part 1, 4:32 in. You're welcome.



    "The Neutralizing Factor"
    By: Kevin Gilbert
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_0V1dIORc8
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDKv-cwxHvU
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D87eXmcUKEQ

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 9:27 in.

    Part 3:
  • 1:10 in. Assuming this isn't a classical piece. I skipped some stuff in Part 2 that I thought was existing classical material.
  • 8:14 in.

    Part 4:
  • 3:22 in.
  • 6:25 in. Joining a cue already in progress.

    For the guys here: Part 3, 5:32 in. You're welcome.



    "Playing the Odds"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojuEhZXCbTQ
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W05SxwyRx5Q
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqE02mzUvGk

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 5:59/7:15 in.
  • 10:37 in.

    Part 2:
  • 0:16 in.
  • 4:59 in.

    Part 3:
  • 6:42 in. Upbeat, with a beat, poker playing montage music. Little FX.

    Guest-starring Carrie-Anne Moss, who was much better looking when she was younger. Right now she looks like she's starting to go the way of the Cat Lady (that lady who had too much plastic surgery and now looks like a hideous cat; you have one procedure, a second, and bam -- by the third you're the Cat Lady).


    If you like snow's moody piano work, this score will be for you.



    "Diplomatic Immunity"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuOqT5yfMaQ
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwPZOBQEecQ
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgy2Opr1JS4
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4IOM3SLaNk

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 1:47 in.

    Part 2:
  • 1:53 in.

    Part 3:
  • 0:50 in.

    Part 4:
  • 1:10 in.
  • 2:51 in.
  • 8:35 in.



    "Caught in the Act"
    By: Brian May
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHPEQZlAJsI
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knubfc5JApc
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOfVW-l9Yd4

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 1:00/2:04/3:09 in. Pulling a Mark Snow.
  • 6:36 in. Joining a cue already in progress.

    Part 3:
  • 3:37 in.
  • 4:29 in.

    Part 4:
  • 9:05 in.



    "Once Loved, Twice Dead"
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEgxgn2CyTA
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inN9kk4fL8Q
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSdoHz5VTaU
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp5SwJZmpjg

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 2:57 in.

    Part 2:
  • 9:49 in. And after the commercial break.

    Part 3:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:21 in.
  • 11:12 in.

    Part 4:
  • 2:44/5:49 in. I really like the orchestration and ideas here, notably the first approximate minute.
  • 7:52 in.

    Part 3, 3:06 in: Is that a session player or even Snow himself playing the piano?



    "Judgment Night" (season finale)
    By: Mark Snow
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPqZL-k6BZg
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EisBwHiduso
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlhvWCpjUqM
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBqXk2mOo5U

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 1:00 in.

    Part 2:
  • 0:31 in.
  • 3:57 in.
  • 6:43 in.
  • 9:56 in.

    Part 3:
  • 0:28 in.
  • 1:30 in.
  • 4:02 in.
  • 7:20 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 9:54 in

    Part 4:
  • 3:14 in. Hearing the dark theme while he's riding a motorcycle fast, just works wonderfully.
  • 8:02 in.



    In a 1997 Starlog interview

    And what about the Dark Skies pilot?

    That was really kind of a disaster," Snow admits. "I did the pilot and I thought it was a TV movie, that's all. Then suddenly, it became a pilot. Chris came over one day and he saw Dark Skies written down some place, and he had a small fit. He said. "You can't do this. It's terrible and it's a rip-off of The X-Files, and it's going to cheapen you and make us look bad." The Fox people didn't like the idea. In the end, NBC didn't like most of my music, so they just threw it out. They rescored the pilot and someone else is doing the music. It was a mistake to take the project, but it all worked out in the long run.

    (https://archive.org/stream/starlog_magazine-237/starlog_237_djvu.txt)

    I assumed Carter was referring to the music style that ?Snow used, since he mentioned NBC didn't like the music. I bring this up, 'cause apparently nobody complained when a year before "The X-Files" even aired, there was Snow already into his X-Files sound with "Dark Justice". I don't know precisely when the sound started, but it was at least a little before Carter's show.

    By the way, Perseverance Records released a CD of scoring form the show, including what I assume were only selections from Snow's un-used score for the pilot. I assume since it was a TV movie, it had more score. The CD is still available. The un-used pilot score sounds like his early work on "The X-Files".

    On a side note: Snow had a weird thing for picking titled with the word "Dark" in them, including three TV shows ("Dark Justice", "Dark Realm", and of course "Dark Skies").



    There are no promos (that I can find) or any samples on any websites.

    The theme to the series was released on the compilation The Snow Files.

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     Posted:   Jun 4, 2019 - 11:03 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    ADDITIONAL/UNCREDITED/STOCK MUSIC COMPOSERS:

    Culled from ASCAP and BMI. In no special order.

    Naturally I assume, being tied up with "The X-Files", Snow only continued into part of (or all of) season two. And since there are no episodes from season two or three up, I have to assume some of these composers are episodic composers and not just uncredited contributors.

  • Ashley Irwin (also listed with Brian May) (lists on his site "10 x 1 hour", which I take to mean to scored ten episodes).
  • Daniel Denholm. (Denholm says on his personal website he did two episodes; for soem reason he's scrubbed most references to the show from his site recently)
  • Peter Chambers (listed with Irwin).
  • Jeff Freilich. (also listed seperately)
  • Martyn Irwin.
  • Clinton Holmes and Glenn Jordan )Jordan is alos listed seperately).
  • Fred Mollin. (I think I read that season three really went down hill; I suspect they couldn't get Snow anymore, especially being tied up on "The X-Files", and that Mollin scored the whole thing)
  • Gary S. Scott.



    Other Threads I Have Created or Commented in About TV Scores:

  • "The Orville": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=119661&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Rockford Files": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135198&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Private Eye": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=115755&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically completed)

  • "Cannon": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=134150&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Barnaby Jones": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130392&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Dan August": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124310&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Markham": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130158&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "T.H.E. Cat": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=134975&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Name of the Game": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=134989&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "McCloud": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=126978&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Hart to Hart": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=133995&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "T.J. Hooker": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=132875&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "The Simpsons": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=127052&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • The Shirley Walker Odyssey (on episodes of TV series she has scored): https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124520&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Christy": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=132600&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Walker, Texas Ranger": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=131641&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Rawhide": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=129690&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Cover Up": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130567&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Matt Helm": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130329&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "87th Precinct": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=130269&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Quantum Leap": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124398&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=129345&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "The Untouchables" (1993): https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=65884&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Gunsmoke": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=121137&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • "In the Heat of the Night": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=127009&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Flying High": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=126877&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Bodyguards": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=115953&forumID=7&archive=0 (complete)

  • "FX: The Series": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=111069&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Seaquest: DSV": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=56958&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "The Dirty Dozen: The Series": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=117673&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "CHiPs": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124428&forumID=1&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • "Bronk": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=121574&forumID=7&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=4&threadID=120754&archive=0 (technically complete)

  • "Spencer's Pilots": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=110864&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Police Story": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135221&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Longstreet": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135263&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Vega$": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135267&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Crazy Like a Fox": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135286&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Voyagers!": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135374&forumID=1&archive=0 (complete)

  • "Gemini Man": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135391&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Automan": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135429&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Manimal": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135441&forumID=1&archive=0 ("complete"; until I heat Stu's rejected score, I'm not counting it completed)

  • "The Fall Guy": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135443&forumID=1&archive=0 (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link)

  • "Matlock": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135527&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Black Saddle": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135537&forumID=1&archive=0

  • "Dark Justice": https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=135579&forumID=1&archive=0 (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link)

  • "Mannix":


    (If I missed a thread, let me know!)

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     Posted:   Jun 4, 2019 - 11:43 AM   
     By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

    Wow. Dark Justice. My roommate at the end of my college years became one of the show's writer-producers, and directed two episodes (including one starring an unknown John Hawkes). My UCLA friend Shane Black (yes, that Shane Black) was a guest villain in a few episodes. And I first met the late Kevin Gilbert when he was an 18-year-old UCLA student and became the accompanist for a musical I helped write (during performances, Kevin could perform the entire score on piano without sheet music; he was an impressive young man).

    And it also featured Carrie-Anne Moss in a recurring role, but I can't claim any personal connection there.

     
     Posted:   Jun 6, 2019 - 10:58 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    That's pretty cool. Can you whack Shane one for me for making that kind of Predatorp film? He's earned it. ;-)


    I think Gilbert was the one who I forgot to make a special note how well a scene was scored. I don't recall the episode, but who guys were watching a house and in a window where we only saw the silhouettes of a woman struggling with a man, the off kilter piano work I thought worked wonderfully -- perfectly scored I would say.

     
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