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Music from 'CE3' 'E.T.', 'Star Trek' & 'Alien'

From: RSchatte@aol.com [Rebecca Schatte]
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 15:34:28 -0500 (EST)
Fwd Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:11:44 -0500
Subject: Music from 'CE3' 'E.T.', 'Star Trek' & 'Alien'


Featuring Award Winning Music from
'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', 'E.T.',
'Star Trek' & 'Alien'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- They can be cute like
"E.T."or as monstrous as body snatchers, but one thing's for
sure, there's never been an extraterrestrial without his own
distinctive theme music. Heroic, suspenseful, 14 of the best
touch down on Hip-O Records' new collection, 'Alien Encounters'
(HIPD-40049), landing in stores on stardate 10219.7 or, for mere
mortals, on October 21, 1997.

Many of the finest composers of contemporary film and television
music are represented on Alien Encounters.  The opening track,
'Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind', is one of
three John Williams' compositions included.  Nominated for an
Oscar, Williams lost the Academy Award that year -- to himself
for his 'Star Wars' music, but his 'Close Encounters' theme still
won the Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Composition and Best
Album for Original Score Written for a Motion Picture.  Walter
Murphy performs Williams' Oscar-nominated and double Grammy
winning 'Theme from `Superman', while The City of Prague
Philharmonic performs his 'Theme from 'E.T. -- The Extra
Terrestrial', winner of three Grammys.

The same orchestra also performs Jerry Goldsmith's 'Theme from
Star Trek: The Motion Picture' another Oscar nominee, and The
Royal Scottish National Orchestra does Goldsmith's 'Main Title
from Alien'.  Ennio Morricone, one of the most prolific and
acclaimed composers performs his 'Bestiality' from 'The Thing'.
Jazz keyboardist Denny Zeitlin also performs his own composition,
'Theme from `Invasion of the Body Snatchers' while Oscar winner
Jack Nitzsche does 'Lifting Ship', which he wrote for 'Starman'.

Purists sometimes argue that the Golden Age of the genre was the
1950s. They won't be disappointed with 'Visitors from Space' from
the Ray Bradbury film, 'It Came From Outer Space', (originally
released in 3-D), or with the main title themes from 'Not Of This
Earth' and 'This Island Earth'. Among the TV themes on Alien
Encounters are the Main and End titles from 'One Step Beyond',
'Theme from The Outer Limits' and 'Theme from Battlestar
Galactica'.

Alien Encounters might be one time when you want to buy two
copies -- one for home and one for your shelter!


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