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Species
(1995)
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1997 Promo
2008 Intrada
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Produced by:
Douglass Fake
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Promotional
(1997)

Intrada Records
(October, 2008)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 1997 album was only available as a promotional "Christopher Young Private Release," one of five distributed together as a set. This single CD was initially valued at about $50 when sold separately from the set. The 2008 album was limited to 3,000 copies and retailed at soundtrack specialty outlets for $20.
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Buy it... if you appreciate Christopher Young's standard combination of wondrous, thematic beauty and jarring, stock horror techniques.

Avoid it... if you've heard a portion of the score's beautiful but chilly title theme on a compilation and expect the entire score to reflect that style of harmonic appeal.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #433
WRITTEN 3/18/98, REVISED 7/11/09
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Species: (Christopher Young) Amongst alien horror stories set on Earth, Species is a little more campy in its sexuality and plentiful in the area of loose ends, though the 1995 story's popularity would lead to a terrible sequel. The original plotline details the pursuit of a human/alien hybrid on the loose in Los Angeles, a creature with enhanced DNA that not only produces the physique of Natasha Henstridge (well into her journey to cult film fame), but also threatens to replace normal humans on the planet altogether. With the help of an odd group of decent actors tracking down this alluring beast (a clan led by the always intellectually frightening Ben Kingsley, of all people), Species is easily a college town kind of film. Anytime the designer of the lead alien receives more press time than the major players on the crew, perhaps you know when a production has gone astray. The combination of ridiculously graphic horror, silly premise, and overt sensuality made Species a perfect assignment, of course, for composer Christopher Young, who has made a living in the horror genre (from college-aimed trash to the mainstream). When thinking of the stereotypical sound that summarizes Young's usual horror compositions of the era, the music of Species exists as a very predictable entry. Its combination of chilling beauty and stark, striking horror cues represents Young at his most romantic in the horror genre and continued to establish him as an artist who can switch between tonal harmony and dissonant chaos at a moment's notice. For Species, you have two twists on an otherwise normal horror outing for Young: first, the element of outer space adds the necessity for some wondrous cues of scientific discovery, and secondly, having a beautiful woman at the center of the story (who desperately wants to procreate) creates a need for sexual enticement or, perhaps, an edge of slightly off-kilter romance. The remainder of the score for Species exposes itself as a somewhat regular endeavor for Young, with the expected, jarring chase cues of high horror merging Young's usual output with perhaps some influence from James Horner's Aliens at times.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1997 Promotional Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 43:23
• 1. Species (3:38)
• 2. A Vibrant Slime (3:29)
• 3. Protostar (2:52)
• 4. Ring Nebula (5:28)
• 5. Fever (Original "Main Title") (2:27)
• 6. Species Feces (4:24)
• 7. Bax Max (3:40)
• 8. Milky Way Breasts (4:52)
• 9. Safe Sex (2:32)
• 10. Worm Hole (2:20)
• 11. Son of Sil (1:50)
• 12. Star Bright (5:01)
2008 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 67:07

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The packaging of the 1997 promo consists only of a single slip cover and rear sheet (with track listings), featuring no extra information about the score or film. The 2008 Intrada album contains lengthy notation about the film and score.
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