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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