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Alien Res Score 01
Alien Resurrection
Composed by John Frizzell
Label RCA Records
La-La Land Records (Expanded Edition)
Release date(s) November 11, 1997
October 5, 2010 (Expanded Edition)
Length 45:13
140:47 (Expanded Edition)
Chronology
Preceded by Alien3
Followed by
Alternate cover
Alien Res Score 02
The 2010 Expanded Edition

Alien Resurrection is the soundtrack album to the 1997 motion picture Alien Resurrection, composed by John Frizzell.

OverviewEdit

Composer John Frizzell was encouraged by a friend to audition to compose Alien Resurrection's score. Frizzell sent in four cassettes and received a call from 20th Century Fox about the fourth, which contained music from The Empty Mirror.[1] Impressed with his work, Fox representative Robert Kraft had a short meeting with Frizzell and hired him. Frizzell spent seven months writing and recording the score, in which he tried to combine elements of all three preceding soundtracks, mixed with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Frenchness".[1] Frizzell also incorporated the film's themes of romanticism and eroticism into his music, and attempted to emulate the way in which the film blurred the line between the humans and the Xenomorphs.

Unusually, very little third-party temporary score was used during the production, with Frizzell convincing Jeunet that doing so would adversely affect his composing process. Instead, Frizzell's keyboard demos were used to score the film during development.[2] The first piece composed for the film was the music used during the scene where Ripley 8 wakes up aboard the Auriga. Frizzell has stated that he found the sequence in the flooded galley the most difficult to score. After spending two weeks composing music for the scene, Jeunet rejected Frizzell's first attempt, a move that greatly upset the composer. A second version was also rejected, and the ultimate score ended up being a mixture of the first and third versions created for the scene.[1]

Expanded EditionEdit

The original release featured just over 45 minutes of music from the movie. In 2010, La-La Land Records released a two-disc Expanded Edition, featuring an expanded score with bonus tracks and the original soundtrack album on disc two.

Track ListingEdit

Original releaseEdit

  1. "Main Title" — 2:06
  2. "Post-Op" — 1:20
  3. "Docking the Betty" — 1:16
  4. "Priva Son d'Ogni Conforto" — 5:27
  5. "Face Huggers" — 2:10
  6. "Call Finds Ripley" — 3:02
  7. "The Aliens Escape" — 4:12
  8. "Ripley Meets Her Clones" — 2:19
  9. "What's Inside Purivs?" — 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 Expanded EditionEdit

Disc oneEdit

  1. "Main Title" — 2:12
  2. "Entering the Ship" — 1:21
  3. "Post-Op" — 1:21
  4. "Make Us Proud/Meat By-Product" — 1:58
  5. "Fiora 16/Inbed" — 1:51
  6. "Docking the Betty" — 1:19
  7. "Face Huggers" — 2:11
  8. "Basketball/Foot Massage/Fast Learner" — 3:56
  9. "Call Finds Ripley" — 5:01
  10. "Gun Fight" — 1:17
  11. "The Aliens Escape" — 6:36
  12. "Hose/Elgyn's Death/Ripley Believe It" — 3:57
  13. "Twelve/Vriess Reappears/Telling Vriess" — 4:09
  14. "Ripley Meets Her Clones" — 3:43
  15. "After Tube Blow Up" — 1:18
  16. "What's Inside Purvis?" — 4:25
  17. "They Swim..." — 8:58
  18. "Call's Fake" — 1:47
  19. "The Chapel" — 3:17
  20. "Mean Streak" — 1:42
  21. "The Abduction" — 3:50
  22. "Birth of the Newborn" — 4:52

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Call Meets the Newborn" — 6:09
  2. "Ripley and the Newborn" — 3:14
  3. "Finale" — 1:59
  4. "Alien March (End Credits)" — 3:26
  5. "Main Title (Alternate Version)" — 2:15
  6. "Elgyn's Death (Alternate Version)" — 3:03
  7. "Finale (Alternate Brass Version)" — 1:58
  8. "Finale (Alternate Version)" — 1:51
  9. "Main Title" — 2:08
  10. "Post-Op" — 1:20
  11. "Docking the Betty" — 1:17
  12. "Priva Son d'Ogni Conforto" — 5:28
  13. "Face Huggers" — 2:12
  14. "Call Finds Ripley" — 3:02
  15. "The Aliens Escape" — 4:13
  16. "Ripley Meets Her Clones" — 2:20
  17. "What's Inside Purivs?" — 2:27
  18. "They Swim" — 6:27
  19. "The Chapel" — 2:35
  20. "The Abduction" — 3:34
  21. "The Battle with the Newborn" — 6:03
  22. "Ripley's Theme" — 2:12

TriviaEdit

  • The tracks "Entering the Ship" and "Battle with the Newborn" notably recycle Jerry Goldsmith's music for Alien, making it the second film score in the franchise to do so (the first being Aliens; Prometheus would again incorporate elements of Goldsmith's Alien score).

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, David Giler, Walter Hill, Joss WhedonOne Step Beyond: Making Alien Resurrection (2003), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  2. John FrizzellThe Burden of Temp Music (2010), 20th Century Fox [Blu-ray].

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