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Watch The Skies
Various Artists
Watch The Skies
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Watch The Skies
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sonic Images
Original Release Date: 1/26/1999
Release Date: 1/26/1999
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Techno, Easy Listening, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 782827890124

CD Reviews

Hidden Treasure!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here is the perfect example of a great cd being buried in the dust bins. I was looking for the MEN IN BLACK theme and a friend suggested this to me. After looking at all my retail stores, I found it here on AMAZON. This album is FABULOUS! I wish I had known when it was released. It's got all kinds of cool stuff from long ago and today's films. If you're a collector, you've GOT to buy this. Too bad it's so well hidden, not showing up under the titles or composer names during searches on the website."
A Real Gem
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now, I have to admit, I'm not exactly a fan of compilation albums, since most provide inconsistency between tracks, more often than not with sub-par performances and recording quality. However, Sonic Images releases a surprise under the title of "Watch The Skies"... Ranging from the classics of Benny Hermann's The Day The Earth Stood Still and Denny Zeitlin's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers to the more modern Roswell from Elliot Goldenthal and Independence Day by David Arnold. As a self professed Alien(s) junkie, my favorite piece overall would be the previously unreleased "Aliens - The Ride" [Richard Band]...It's nicely followed by Jerry Goldsmith's "End Titles" from Alien...The next few tracks of note come from veteran composer, John Beal, who's mostly known for his work writing exciting pieces for movie trailers. My first reaction to the two pieces he performs on this album, the main titles to Men In Black and Predator, was along Jack Nicholson's line in Batman: "Where does he get such wonderful toys?" I'd have to say that not only is John's performance of the pieces close to dead on accurate to the originals, but being totally synthesized, has me in serious envy of what is probably the best sample library in Hollywood, and most likely, the world... My next pick on this bountiful album for noticeable and generally cool pieces would be Contact, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra....The final piece to highlight on the album is, remarkably enough, They Live, a collaboration between director-composer John Carpenter and Alan Howarth... This is a good compilation album by Sonic Images, and hopefully won't be over looked by the casual listener or even die hard fan. They'd be missing a real gem.""
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That title pretty much sums up why this is one of the dopest cd's I've found hidden in the depths of my music store. John Beal plays MEN IN BLACK better than the original! who is this guy? I found him on The Snow Files and The John Beal Trailer Project and Heart of the Ocean. He's everywhere, but I've never heard of him anyplace but on these records."