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Predator Score 01
Predator
Composed by Alan Silvestri
Label Varèse Sarabande
Intrada (reissue)
Release date(s) 1987
August 19, 2003
August 2, 2010 (reissue)
Length 69:08
74:45 (reissue)
Chronology
Preceded by
Followed by Predator 2
Alternate cover
Predator Score 02
The 2010 Intrada release

Predator is the soundtrack album to the 1987 motion picture Predator, composed by Alan Silvestri.

OverviewEdit

The soundtrack to Predator was composed by Alan Silvestri, who was coming off the huge success of Back to the Future in 1985. Predator was his first major action movie and the score is full of his now familiar genre characteristics: heavy horn blasts, staccato string rhythms, and undulating timpani rolls that highlight the action and suspense. Little Richard's song "Long Tall Sally" is featured in the helicopter en route to the jungle. Mac also recites a few lines from the song as he's chasing the Predator after it escapes from their booby trap. Silvestri returned for the sequel, making him the only composer to have scored more than one film in either the Alien or Predator series.

Re-ReleasesEdit

The original album was re-released in 2003 by Varèse Sarabande, with the addition of the 20th Century Fox fanfare as the first track.

In 2010, the same year Predators featured an adaptation of Silvestri's score by John Debney, Intrada Records released the album in a 3000-copy limited edition with remastered sound, many cues combined and renamed, and most notably (as with Intrada's release of Basil Poledouris's score for RoboCop) presenting the original end credits music as recorded (the film versions are differently mixed). This release is notable for having sold out within a day.[1]

Track ListingEdit

Original/2003 releaseEdit

  1. "20th Century Fox Fanfare" — 0:27
  2. "Main Title" — 3:51
  3. "Something Else" — 3:34
  4. "Cut 'Em Down" — 1:56
  5. "Payback Time" — 2:09
  6. "The Truck" — 4:22
  7. "Jungle Trek" — 1:47
  8. "The Girl's Escape" — 6:00
  9. "Blaine's Death" — 2:47
  10. "He's My Friend" — 1:26
  11. "We're All Gonna Die" — 3:32
  12. "Building a Trap" — 3:02
  13. "The Waiting" — 3:27
  14. "The Hunt is On" — 4:51
  15. "Dillon is Disarmed" — 2:07
  16. "Billy Stands Alone" — 2:34
  17. "Battle Plans" — 9:24
  18. "Wounded Predator" — 4:14
  19. "Hand to Hand Combat" — 3:12
  20. "Predator's Big Finish" — 3:42
  21. "The Rescue and End Credits" — 4:44

2003 release only

2010 releaseEdit

  1. "Fox Logo" — 0:26
  2. "Main Title" — 3:52
  3. "Something Else/Cut 'Em Down/Payback Time" — 7:37
  4. "The Truck" — 4:23
  5. "Jungle Trek" — 1:48
  6. "Girl's Escape/Blaine's Death" — 6:40
  7. "What Happened?" — 2:01
  8. "He's My Friend" — 1:26
  9. "We're Gonna Die" — 3:29
  10. "Building the Trap" — 3:06
  11. "The Waiting" — 3:27
  12. "Can You See Him?" — 4:52
  13. "Dillon's Death" — 2:05
  14. "Billy and Predator" — 2:32
  15. "Dutch Builds Trap" — 9:28
  16. "Predator Injured/Hand to Hand Combat" — 7:22
  17. "Predator's Death" — 3:43
  18. "The Pick-Up and End Credits" — 5:58

TriviaEdit

  • The version of the 20th Century Fox fanfare on both the 2003 and 2010 releases is not the version used in Predator, but actually the version composed by Elliot Goldenthal for Alien3, including the sliding crash that, in Alien3, segues into the film's opening score. Exactly why this version was included is not clear.
  • Some of Predator's soundtrack can be heard in the behind-the-scenes preview of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie on the VHS release of The Pagemaster.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Predator soundtrack review at Filmtracks.com

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