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Lost in Space
(1998)
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1998 TVT
1999 Intrada
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Performed by:
The Sinfonia of London
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
TVT Soundtrax
(March 31st, 1998)

Intrada Records
(March 23rd, 1999)
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Both albums are regular U.S. releases.
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Buy it... on the Intrada Records score-only album if you generally support the label's efforts to promote Bruce Broughton's career and appreciate even the composer's less inspired action material.

Avoid it... on the 1998 TVT Soundtrax album at all costs, for it serves very little purpose for the film score community.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #250
WRITTEN 4/1/98, REVISED 8/28/08
Broughton
Broughton
Lost in Space: (Bruce Broughton) Although the 1998 large-scale studio adaptation of Irwin Allen's famous concept of Lost in Space performed considerably well at the time of its release, the film failed to become enough of a success to sustain a franchise based on the adventuresome Robinson family. New Line Cinema effectively connected the film to its 1960's inspiration, with numerous cameos and all the major character intact. Lacking, unfortunately, was any sense of an organized script, likely the result of numerous problems that plagued Lost in Space throughout its making. The production schedule was nearly out of control (even within a week of the film's release) due to the endless tinkering with the CGI special effects featured throughout the picture. Inevitably, the score by composer Bruce Broughton became an adventure in and of itself. After the legendary Jerry Goldsmith (an Irwin Allen veteran, alongside John Williams, who composed music for the original TV show) left the project and Mark Isham's recorded score was rejected, Broughton was given only two weeks to provide a large action score with a fully orchestral ensemble. Popular expectation of Broughton's task anticipated the adventure of his famous modern Western scores (and namely, Silverado) in space. And while he made a valiant attempt to do just that, the circumstances of the recording were definitely not in his favor. Every time Broughton thought he was done with the score, he was continuously called back to rescore scenes that were altered due to special effects additions or the complete rearrangement of scenes. Perhaps this additional work was favorable to a hack job of the music in the film's final editing process, but the result of Broughton's effort is an underachieving score that presents a watered-down title theme and little fright to represent Spider Smith, the villain of the film. Indeed, Broughton's score goes through all the moves and provides the basic soundscape necessary while never offering more than that minimum in convincing style. Part of the blame for this result rests on Broughton, but also of note is a sometimes lackluster performance by the Sinfonia of London in portions of the score that required more energy and exuberance. The action material is somewhat reminiscent of some of his Western work; an adventure deep in space isn't that much different from a Western scenario, but Broughton largely abandons the opportunity.

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Anonymous Guy Who Post Every So Often - August 1, 2003, at 3:04 p.m.
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Lost in Space is nice at best. Boring at worst. *NM* *NM*
PT - July 29, 2003, at 4:13 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1998 TVT Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 67:59
Songs:

• 1. Lost in Space - Theme - performed by Apollo Four Forty (3:27)
• 2. I'm Here... Another Planet - performed by Juno Reactor (4:21)
• 3. Busy Child - performed by The Crystal Method (7:27)
• 4. Bang On! - performed by Propellerheads (5:47)
• 5. Everybody Needs a 303 - performed by Fatboy Slim (5:49)
• 6. Will & Penny's Theme - performed by Apollo Four Forty (3:22)
• 7. Song for Penny - performed by Death in Vegas (5:35)
• 8. Lost in Space - performed by Space (3:30)


Original Score:

• 9. Main Title (1:03)
• 10. Reprogram the Robot (2:17)
• 11. The Launch (4:14)
• 12. The Robot Attack (2:54)
• 13. The Proteus (2:26)
• 14. Spiders Attack (2:26)
• 15. Jupiter Crashes (1:17)
• 16. Spider Smith (2:42)
• 17. Kill the Monster (3:54)
• 18. The Portal (2:46)
• 19. Thru the Planet (2:42)
(Track lengths not listed on CD or cover)
1999 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 67:03

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The first track of the TVT album includes dialogue and John Williams' original television theme. The insert for that album includes no information about the score, and the track titles for the score cues are listed only on the most inner page of the insert. The Intrada album contains a note from Bruce Broughton regarding the score.
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