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Alien: Covenant
(2017)
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Composed and Produced by:
Jed Kurzel

Conducted by:
Cliff Masterson

Orchestrated by:
Hugh Brunt
James Brett
Adam Langston
John Ashton Thomas

Additional Existing Music by:
Jerry Goldsmith
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(May 26th, 2017)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if the thought of hearing a very tasteful adaptation of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Alien in this context is enough to merit exploring otherwise mundane, underachieving original material from Jed Kurzel.

Avoid it... if you expect this score to make much sense, because this battle was lost in the spotting sessions for the film; likewise, the album lost its way when Ridley Scott's usual supplemental material was not included to complete the narrative.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,795
WRITTEN 6/30/17
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Alien: Covenant: (Jed Kurzel) It would seem that director Ridley Scott cannot help but obsess over the glory of his early success with 1979's classic, franchise-inducing Alien. The man has decided to take the general universe of that film and make philosophical commentary about mankind itself, exploring human origins while continuing to scare the hell out of people. The Satan allegories are especially prevalent in 2017's Alien: Covenant, sequel to 2012's Prometheus and one of at least two more prequels to Alien in the pipeline. Another group of humans en route to a distant, future colony come across a strange signal and, of course, neglect the sensible action, which is to ignore it. Instead, they end up intertwined with the fate of the crew from the prior film, and they encounter both the "engineers" that are the creators of human beings and more of those nasty Xenomorph aliens that do all their usual anti-social nonsense. Someone needs to invent a breath mint to repel those pesky assholes from violating our personal bubbles. If you want to study screenplays that feature characters behaving in the least pragmatic way possible, then the Scott-led prequels are a clinic. Let it be confirmed to those in the real world that androids that look exactly like people and pretend to be benevolent are actually destined to be the instruments of our demise, no different from The Terminator or, less obviously, The Matrix. These Alien films, since Ellen Ripley's death, have spiraled down a path towards depressing uselessness that Scott is attempting to salvage with his deeper thoughtfulness in his second go-around. Unfortunately, it's all still too shallow to accept as true artistry, and this stench of stagnancy extends into the music for the franchise. Scott is notorious for screwing up the soundtracks in his projects; he claims now that Jerry Goldsmith's score for the original Alien is among the greatest of all time despite removing much of it from the picture. His application of classical music in lieu of a proper score in his movies remains controversial and occasionally distracting to even novice ears. In Alien: Covenant, pivotal scenes at the beginning and end of the story are treated to Richard Wagner's "Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla" from "Das Rheingold," for instance. (Let's not overlook a little John Denver heard in this movie, too.)



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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 58:57
• 1. Incubation (1:07)
• 2. The Covenant (3:25)
• 3. Neutrino Burst (2:57)
• 4. A Cabin on the Lake (1:55)
• 5. Sails (3:18)
• 6. Planet 4/Main Theme (2:06)
• 7. Launcher Landing (1:19)
• 8. Wheat Field (1:39)
• 9. Spores (2:17)
• 10. The Med Bay (7:25)
• 11. Grass Attack (3:16)
• 12. Dead Civilization (2:51)
• 13. Survivors (1:35)
• 14. Payload Deployment (1:46)
• 15. Command Override (1:47)
• 16. Face Hugger (3:56)
• 17. Chest Burster (1:24)
• 18. Lonely Perfection (3:21)
• 19. Cargo Lift (4:44)
• 20. Bring It to My Turf (2:05)
• 21. Terraforming Bay (3:02)
• 22. Alien Covenant Theme (1:42)

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No formal insert exists for this album; the full credits are contained on a cardboard sleeve holding the CD within the outer packaging.
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