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Alias [Original Television Soundtrack]
Michael Giacchino
Alias [Original Television Soundtrack]
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
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Its muscular aura of international intrigue informed by smart characters, sharp writing, and a sleek cinematic sense, the episodes of the hit Alias often seem more like a chapters of a successful movie spy franchise than m...  more »

      
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All Artists: Michael Giacchino
Title: Alias [Original Television Soundtrack]
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Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 9/30/2001
Re-Release Date: 11/18/2003
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 030206652123, 4005939652128, 884463124073

Synopsis

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Its muscular aura of international intrigue informed by smart characters, sharp writing, and a sleek cinematic sense, the episodes of the hit Alias often seem more like a chapters of a successful movie spy franchise than mere network television series. Key to achieving that masterful illusion is young composer Michael Giacchino, whose soundtracks range across a dizzying range of musical styles and dramatic undercurrents. This anthology of cues from the show's first season incorporates shrewd, techno-savvy club beats, sweeping orchestral sequences of pounding action, brooding suspense worthy of Bond, and inventive indigenous music of indeterminate nationality. Firmly grounded in rich Hollywood traditions, yet hip enough to keep an ear cocked to pulsing, contemporary styles, Giacchino's TV scores often outshine those of the pricier, big budget Hollywood boilerplate he's competing with. --Jerry McCulley

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Here's the scoop on this great soundtrack!!!
twekie | USA | 11/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music on this CD is the original music produced by Michael Giacchino that can be heard on the ALIAS TV show. It is not the other songs featured on the show that are by other artists. So, in essence, it's the score for the show, not the soundtrack (which is a good thing).
The show itself being a cross of science fiction and a 007 style movie, the music follows suit. It's an excellent cross of Don Davis's (Matrix) techno style and David Arnold's (The World is Not Enough, Tomorrown Never Dies, Die Anohter Day) spy music styling. If you want samples, watch the show (ABC at 9), or go to Michael Giacchino's web site at www.michaelgiacchino.com
Some of the samples featured on that site appear in long form on the CD, which has 25 tracks on it, all from the first season.
The track list is:
1. Main Title (Alias Theme, TV cut)
2. Dissolved
3. Red Hair Is Better
4. Spanish Heist
5. Double Life
6. Tunisia
7. In the Garden
8. Looking For A Man
9. Anna Shows Up
10. Home Movies
11. On To Paris
12. Page 47
13. The Prophecy
14. Badenweiler
15. Arvin At The Poles
16. Sleeping Beauty
17. Bow'd Up
18. It's Not The CIA
19. Oh My God!!!!
20. The Tooth Doctor
21. It Was Anna
22. Wet Suits
23. Ball Buster
24. The End?
25. Bristow & Bristow
26. SD-6 Dance Party
Lenth: 1 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
This CD has been much awaited by Alias fans. Definately a must buy for fans of Alias or for movie score collectors!"
Absolutely fantastic music!
S. Stinson | Oklahoma USA | 04/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The "Alias" soundtrack is as hot as the show itself! Sleek tracks filled with rumbling bass, techno sound effects, and a driving beat make this one of the best albums around. While it doesn't contain any of the popular music Alias is known for, the score alone is worth the price. Energetic, exciting music just as great as the show!"
This is what makes the show so awesome!
Danno | 11/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first started watching this amazing show, the first thing I noticed was how incredible the soundtrack was. Each episode had a unique theme to it, and it's not that boring drama music you hear in movies and some tv shows. This is upbeat, electronic-like music that everyone will enjoy! There is that really haunting song "in the garden" which is from when Sydney Bristow was locked in a Romanian Psych Asylum! It's great! "Red Hair Is Better" and "Badenweiler" are among the best tracks, besides the theme song!The tracks seem to be taken from the first season, which is great, since the score was incredible. This CD is not some boring instrumental album....this is like a dance CD with the occasional ballad. If you like Alias, you NEED to get this CD! It is so rare for a tv show to have such good background music!"