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Alias
(2001)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Tim Simonec

Co-Orchestrated by:
Chris Tilton

Title Theme by:
J.J. Abrams
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Varèse Sarabande
(Season 1)
(November 18th, 2003)

Varèse Sarabande
(Season 2)
(November 16th, 2004)
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Both albums are regular U.S. releases.
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Buy it... if you're a fan of the show, or if you're already impressed by Michael Giacchino's music for other venues and are interested in hearing another side of his talents.

Avoid it... if you prefer your albums to feature one consistent sound or mood from start to finish.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #785
WRITTEN 11/22/03, REVISED 3/17/09
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Alias: (Michael Giacchino) One of the most popular television series of the 2000's, "Alias" is the inevitable idea of a female James Bond in disguise, running around the world undercover for the CIA and other interests. Actress Jennifer Garner won a Golden Globe award for her role as the sleek and tough Sydney Bristow, and the exposure of her rather silly and unsophisticated real life personality only added to the mystique of her on screen performances. Amid showers of critical praise, "Alias" was quickly spawned off into a video game and followed not long after by a series of soundtrack albums featuring underscore from the series. The first album, not missing the opportunity to fill its packaging with pictures of Garner from front to back, was originally released along with a previous season on DVD, the video game, and the hyped opening of the show's third season. Strong sales led to a subsequent product exactly one year later. It's a rare case when the popularity of an action television series demands special treatment for its music, and yet, with the rate at which composer Michael Giacchino was becoming known in the realms of video and television music, it was probably no surprise that "Alias" music was a hot commodity. When the first "Alias" album was released in 2003, most film music collectors actually didn't know Giacchino for any film score at all; he was mostly associated with high quality video games (and mainly for his association with the "Medal of Honor" series in particular) over the previous five or so years. Owners of his video game music might have been surprised to learn that Giacchino was the primary composer for all of the original Alias episodic scores and continued to work with the series for several years. Since the first album's release, Giacchino had broken through into mainstream films with the rousing music for The Incredibles in late 2004. Still more surprising for the old-time fans of the composer could be the entirely different side of Giacchino at work in "Alias," with his strong orchestral writing accompanied by electronic rhythms, guitars, sound effect samples, and other more contemporary elements. Series creator J.J. Abrams claims great affection for Giacchino who, as he states, writes music that is perfectly suited for the character and stories of the show.



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316 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3 Stars
***** 58 5 Stars
**** 64 4 Stars
*** 71 3 Stars
** 68 2 Stars
* 55 1 Stars
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N.R.Q. - April 17, 2007, at 10:47 a.m.
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Alias season 4 soundtrack
Patricia - April 25, 2006, at 1:26 a.m.
1 comment  (3306 views)
reunion episode
Patricia - January 15, 2006, at 2:49 a.m.
1 comment  (1833 views)
Season 4 sounds exatly like Elfman's Mission Impossible.
Dogan Bilge - October 30, 2005, at 11:43 a.m.
1 comment  (1937 views)
This Show Rocks.
Makaeley - September 27, 2005, at 1:30 p.m.
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Alias Season 2 CD?   Expand >>
Josh - February 2, 2004, at 10:43 a.m.
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Newest: December 29, 2004, at 9:29 p.m. by
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
2003 Season 1 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 65:08
• 1. Main Title* (0:27)
• 2. Dissolved (2:07)
• 3. Red Hair is Better (2:31)
• 4. Spanish Heist (4:30)
• 5. Double Life (1:53)
• 6. Tunisia (4:12)
• 7. In the Garden (2:29)
• 8. Looking for a Man (3:53)
• 9. Anna Shows Up (3:30)
• 10. Home Movies (0:40)
• 11. On to Paris (1:49)
• 12. Page 47 (1:54)
• 13. The Prophecy (2:10)
• 14. Badenweiler (5:11)
• 15. Arvin at the Poles (1:36)
• 16. Sleeping Beauty (3:08)
• 17. Blow'd Up (2:26)
• 18. It's Not the C.I.A. (1:38)
• 19. Oh My God!!!! (3:18)
• 20. The Tooth Doctor (2:00)
• 21. It Was Anna (0:54)
• 22. Wet Suits (2:39)
• 23. Ball Buster (1:39)
• 24. The End? (0:57)
• 25. Bristow & Bristow (3:26)

Bonus Track:
• 26. SD-6 Dance Party (3:18)
* composed by J.J. Abrams
2004 Season 2 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 61:48

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert of the first (2003) album includes a list of performers and a note from series creator J.J. Abrams about Giacchino and the music for the series. The second (2004) album insert includes a list of performers and a note from Giacchino about becoming involved with the project.
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