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Alien Resurrection
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1997 RCA Victor
2010 La-La Land
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed and Produced by:
John Frizzell

Conducted by:
Artie Kane

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
Jeff Atmajian
Robert Elhai
Pete Anthony
Don Nemitz

2010 Album Produced by:
Nick Redman
Mike Matessino
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RCA Victor
(November 11th, 1997)

La-La Land Records
(October 5th, 2010)
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The 1997 RCA Victor album was a regular U.S. release. The 2010 expanded set from La-La Land is limited to 3,500 copies and was made available through soundtrack specialty outlets for an initial price of $25.
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Buy it... on the original 1997 commercial album if you desire only a sampling of John Frizzell's most impressive action and major thematic sequences for the film, adequate and workmanlike music not as memorable as previous scores in the franchise.

Avoid it... on the 2010 limited 2-CD set if you expect 95 minutes of music recorded by Frizzell for this film to sustain itself, because although that product adds some noteworthy references to Jerry Goldsmith's original ideas, the score on the whole may not be distinct enough to merit that length of presentation.
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WRITTEN 11/19/10
Alien Resurrection: (John Frizzell) There became one general rule of 20th Century Fox's tortured Alien franchise as it languished in its second decade of spin-offs: the more theatres in which each successive film debuts, the less amount of money it will earn. Both a critical and box office flop, Alien Resurrection was clearly the representation of a tired concept that had overstayed its welcome. By 1997, not even lead actress Sigourney Weaver could carry the appeal of an idea that had been rehashed in such ridiculous ways. What started as a fantastic science fiction haunted house concept in 1979 had degenerated into a series of contrived scenarios that defied all logic in order to pit additional groups of unsuspecting humans against the nasty alien beasts which were nothing more than two-dimensional killing machines. Of course, Alien Resurrection was just a stepping stone on to the Alien vs. Predator films, which extended the embarrassment on to even more laughable levels. There's really no reason to bore you a plot synopsis of the fourth Alien film other than to say that Weaver's famous Ripley heroine is cloned hundreds of years into the future of the concept timeline and is now genetically fused with features of the alien creatures. As such, when it comes time to do battle with them among with the usual collection of colorful (and obviously expendable) secondary characters, she has the advantage. Her strangely sensual relationship with both the monsters and co-star Winona Ryder's android (Ryder's performance was universally panned in reviews of the film) did allow for some flexibility in Weaver's performance. The design of the Jean-Pierre Jeunet film lacked any of the otherworldly aspects that made the original two films so appealing, adding to Alien Resurrection's labeling as a sadly generic horror/thriller romp. The franchise had enjoyed a long line of compelling music from the likes of Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, and Elliot Goldenthal, each man installing his own stylistic sensibilities upon the concept. The director went in a fresh new direction for Alien Resurrection, accepting a demo tape submitted by young James Newton Howard associate John Frizzell. The assignment, despite protests from untrusting film score collectors, was Frizzell's big break into the industry, leading to a career on the periphery of the mainstream that was often dominated by similarly rendered horror and thriller productions.

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Average: 3.17 Stars
***** 48 5 Stars
**** 41 4 Stars
*** 37 3 Stars
** 36 2 Stars
* 33 1 Stars
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I thought Winona was very good in the movie.
hewhomustnotbenamed - December 3, 2010, at 5:01 a.m.
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Audio Samples   ▼
1997 RCA Victor Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 45:28
• 1. Main Title (2:08)
• 2. Post-Op (1:21)
• 3. Docking the Betty (1:18)
• 4. Priva Son D'Ogni Conforto (from Handel's "Julius Caesar") - performed by Maureen Forrester (5:28)
• 5. Face Huggers (2:11)
• 6. Call Finds Ripley (3:02)
• 7. The Aliens Escape (4:13)
• 8. Ripley Meets Her Clones (2:21)
• 9. What's Inside Purvis? (2:28)
• 10. They Swim... (6:28)
• 11. The Chapel (2:35)
• 12. The Abduction (3:33)
• 13. The Battle With the Newborn (6:03)
• 14. Ripley's Theme (2:14)
2010 La-La Land Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 140:37

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The insert of the 1997 RCA Victor album includes a note about the score. That of the 2010 La-La Land album includes extensive notation about both the score and film.
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