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  • Performer: James Horner
  • Audio CD (May 1, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005BJJX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Long before Titanic , director James Cameron and composer James Horner teamed up for another epic collaboration: the long-awaited 1986 sequel to Alien . Horner's apocalyptic score, a truly massive symphonic assault, ranks as one of his best; now, this deluxe edition restores every note he wrote for Aliens , adding over 30 minutes of additional music available for the first time anywhere!

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Despite the phenomenal box-office bounty of Titanic, director James Cameron didn't become King of the World overnight. Indeed, King James helped build his crowd-pleasing reputation on the belated 1986 sequel to Ridley Scott's outer space shockfest, Alien. That sequel, Aliens, was also his first collaboration with film scorer James Horner, whose music contributed in no small way to Titanic's über-success. This expanded edition of Horner's mysterious Aliens score features a sparkling digital transfer and over a half-hour of previously unreleased cues and outtakes. While Horner obviously trades on Jerry Goldsmith's original masterpiece and even Khatchaturian's Gayane Ballet Suite (used so effectively by Kubrick to evoke the loneliness of space in 2001), it's a pastiche that's informed by a masterful use of brooding orchestral colors and percussion flourishes that are by turns ominous and subtle. That element of the composer's evocative formula is further explored in two percussion-only bonus cuts, "Ripley's Rescue" and "Combat Drop." This edition also includes a colorful illustrated booklet with a detailed essay about the film's musical genesis. --Jerry McCulley

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James Horner did a great job with this score.
Film Score fan
The score has some nice quiet, atmospheric cues, as well as some very hard, action cues.
Nick Spreitzer
This deluxe edition is a must for fans of great film music.
Mr. D. J. Walker

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Lovins HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Sitting in a darkened theatre ~ watching the opening sequence of this overpowering sequel was a riveting thrill ~ the first film "Alien" (1979) from director Ridley Scott and was scored by Jerry Goldsmith, believe his music for this film could not be topped, he is without a doubt one of the greatest films-composers with past credentials a mile long ~ however, James Horner has for this sequel mind you, surpassed Goldsmith's original outing for our complex creature from another planet.
Varese Sarabande once again, include the releasing of a deluxe edition with bonus tracks ~ alternate takes, previously unreleased material and this time something very interesting called "percussion only", works well for this sci-fi multi-hit from director James Cameron ~ "Aliens" (1986) ~ Horner takes the music to new and undiscovered heights, very much like his scores for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) ~ "Patriot Games" (1992) and "Apollo 13" (1996), each score enhances the films story-line, which only proves if you turn the sound down while watching the film, it's simply blase` not the same excitement you would experience with the soundtrack inclusive.
Would make mention our stand outs ~ "RIPLEY'S RESCUE", both instrumental and percussion only versions, simply turns the heat up on the films progress ~ "FUTILE ESCAPE", over 8 minutes in length, Horner writes a scoring masterpiece essentially using strings, brass and overlapping percussion for this staggering musical journey that sends chills up and down your spine, can't say enough about this cue.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. J. Walker on May 8, 2001
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Apart from being one of the greatest action movies ever made,ALIENS boasted one of the finest scores. What James Horner created here was 100% pure adrenalin.Scary,intense,and with track 17,Bishop's Countdown,truly monumental.This deluxe edition is a must for fans of great film music.There are lots of previously unreleased tracks here,and they are all good,especially Facehuggers and a percussion only version of Ripley's Rescue,which is particularly rousing.ALIENS is definately in my top ten scores of all-time,and is my favourite by James Horner.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Luis M. Ramos on June 11, 2001
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When I first heard "Aliens", I discovered that James Horner is a person who recycles his, and other people's, work to achieve the proper emotion to the film he is working for. That made me uneasy, but in the case of "Aliens", I would make an exception.
First of all, the main title is widely based on Aram Khachaturian's 'Gayane Ballet Suite', which is heard on the soundtrack for "2001: A Space Odyssey". It also has traces of Jerry Goldsmith's supense leitmotif for the original "Alien". His action music relies mostly on previous works of Horner's such as the Klingon motif from "Star Trek III-The Search For Spock" -combined with "Wolfen" -, "Brainstorm", and "Krull". And if you pay a closer attention to 'Bishop's Countdown', you may find a similarity with the track titled 'Kirk's Explosive Reply' from the "Star Trek II-The Wrath Of Khan" soundtrack, but better orchestrated, and fantastically played by The London Symphony Orchestra.
All in all, "Aliens" is a recycled work by James Horner. One in a long line of recycled works in the composer's ouevre. But what makes this work worthwhile is the fantastic orchestrations made by the late Greig McRitchie. Now this deluxe edition from Varèse Sarabande contains all the music written for one of the best sequels ever, skillfully directed by James Cameron. And one interesting trait about this CD is the versions of 'Ripley's Rescue' and 'Combat Drop' with only the percussions -Cool!.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Muhd Jeffrie Lim on September 21, 2004
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I must say that this album is the greatest re-issue up to date. On the previous version(which I also have), looks miniscule when compared to this. Now, this album features tracks and alternate cues previously not available. Outstanding tracks are: Ripley's Rescue(Track 11), Futile Escape(Track 13), Bishop's Countdown(Track 17) and the newly available Queen To Bishop(Track 18). And not to mention that this album has been given the 20-Bit remastering process, restoring back it's true sound quality, with no hints of detail loss. All "Aliens" fans out there, this is one marvellous album not to be missed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nick Spreitzer on May 23, 2006
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I say "unedited" because this is the score as it was recorded in the studio, not how it was heard in the movie. As the 2 disc edition of Aliens explains, there were difficulties with scoring this film as "both director and composer didn't know how to deal with composers and directors". However, both composer and director have proven to have learned this necessary skill as was seen (and heard) in Cameron/Horner's Titanic.

This is actually quite an accomplishment for having been composed in a matter of weeks (two or three if I remember correctly). The score has some nice quiet, atmospheric cues, as well as some very hard, action cues. The booklet that comes with the CD is a detailed account of the score in relation to the film and how the score was re-edited almost completely to fit with the director's vision of the film. I personally couldn't really tell that this was different from the film, but I haven't methodically compared the two. Very good score for Horner's second ever. Great CD to compliment the music of an incredible film.
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