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Snow Files: Film Music of Mark Snow
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Snow Files: Film Music of Mark Snow
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

Until the burgeoning cult success of The X-Files, composer Mark Snow had spent the better part of 20 years as a journeyman at his craft, providing the solid musical underpinnings for a host of TV shows, television movies, ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Mark Snow
Title: Snow Files: Film Music of Mark Snow
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sonic Images
Original Release Date: 5/11/1999
Release Date: 5/11/1999
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 782827890223

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Until the burgeoning cult success of The X-Files, composer Mark Snow had spent the better part of 20 years as a journeyman at his craft, providing the solid musical underpinnings for a host of TV shows, television movies, and feature films. Admirers of Snow's X-Formula (moody, electronically shaded soundscapes) will find much to admire here: there's a half-hour suite from the show, newly arranged and recorded by John Beal in a manner that manages to be both faithful and revealing; a club mix of Snow's title music for the syndicated series La Femme Nikita puts a little kick in the ambiance while the main theme for David Nutter's Disturbing Behavior eerily evokes the terrifying side of the composer's atmospheric formula. But Snow's talents are multifaceted, as a number of other tracks on this anthology gratifyingly attest to. The pastoral strings and winds of The Substitute Wife and The Last Living Confederate Widow contrast nicely against the gothic, orchestral flourishes of 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea and the collection's stylistically adventurous trio of bonus cuts (the rhythmically driven main title to Dark Justice, Max Headroom's "lost"synth-pop theme and a delightfully wacked, if too brief, cue from Pee Wee's Playhouse). Snow's tale is an all too familiar one in film scoring--an overnight success story 20 years in the making. --Jerry McCulley

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CD Reviews

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING>>>>>
The X-Files Merchandise Specialist | 12/16/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"GRRRRRRRR...........THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCORE MARK SNOW
HAS EVER COMPOSED IS THE MILLENNIUM THEME, AND IVE BEEN WAITING
AN ETERNITY TO GET A RECORDING. I WAS INITIALLY SO EXCITED TO
TO HEAR ABOUT THIS RELEASE, THEN TO MY HORROR I REALIZED THAT
IT WAS NOT INCLUDED. (...)"
What can I say? Another great product thanks to Mark Snow
The X-Files Merchandise Specialist | Australia | 11/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I actualy think that Mark Snow is underrated as being one of the key attributes to the success of The X-Files. Imagine watching an episode without his contribution of dark, tense atmospheric music, or the kind of grandeur themes we saw in The X-Files' feature film "Fight The Future". For all fans of Mark Snow, namely X-Philes - who are unmistakeably the core of his audience - this CD is for you. The track "X-Files Suite" which plays for thirty minutes is an ensemble from various scores from various episodes of The X-Files, namely the first three seasons. It cannot be denied, however, that it is unfortuante that in this latest piece there is none of the great X-Files scores from episodes such as season four's "Memento Mori", or "Gethsemane" (my favourite snippet of Mark Snow's music ever - when Scully stops Kritcsgau in her car and chases after him. Check it out, then email me with what you think!), as well as some of the themes from season five and six. But in time, maybe even when the show is gone forever (after all, this may be the final season), the rest of these tracks will surface. But fans of The X-Files should take this new CD of Snow's for what it is, as it is definanately a must have for X-Philes. But what's even better about this CD is that it isn't JUST for X-Files fans - many have enjoyed Snow's work from other projects such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disturbing Behaviour, and La Femme Nikita. All of these tracks are worthy of a mention. In summary, this CD is for all. Whether you are a fan of The X-Files, an admirer of the show - or just someone who has never heard this remarkable man's music before - then THE SNOW FILES is for you. Go on, what are you waiting for? Why aren't you racing down to your local music store to pick up a copy!"
Buy this one before the others
The X-Files Merchandise Specialist | 05/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the one album which really shows Mark Snow as a composer. One only has to go through the first three cuts:1. Main Theme (from "La Femme Nikita") 2. Love Theme (from "Conundrum") 3. Dark Waltz (from "Seduced And Betrayed")to see this is a special album. Get to track 11 for the "Suite from X-Files" and you're in for a rare treat -- the only music from the television show that I know of which does not have talking over the top! All in all, this really is the best album of his to buy, if you don't buy any others."