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Stargate SG-1
(1997)
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1997 Milan
2001 GNP Crescendo
Album 2 Cover Art
Original Themes by:

Episodics Composed and Produced by:
Joel Goldsmith
Kevin Kiner
Richard Band
Dennis McCarthy

1997 Album Produced by:
David Franco

2001 Album Produced by:
Mark Banning
Chris Neel
Ford A. Thaxton
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Milan Entertainment
(November 25th, 1997)

GNP Crescendo Records
(August 28th, 2001)
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Both albums are regular U.S. releases.
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Buy it... on the 2001 GNP Crescendo album if you desire a comprehensive selection of original music from the first season of the show.

Avoid it... on the 1997 Milan album if you're expecting to hear much more than a repetitive rearrangement of material from David Arnold's original film score.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #246
WRITTEN 12/26/97, REVISED 9/19/08
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Stargate SG-1: (Joel Goldsmith, David Arnold, Kevin Kiner, Richard Band, and Dennis McCarthy) While visually entertaining, the 1994 science fiction film Stargate by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin had its fair share of negative attributes. The fact that two successful television spin-offs have resulted from it is, frankly, somewhat curious (but understandable from the standpoint of scripting ease). One of the film's redeeming elements, though, has been its score by newcomer David Arnold, who seized upon the opportunity to develop a mainstream career. It's easy to be skeptical whenever a television series follows a popular film, and especially when that film has a score that has risen to the status of "cult classic" in the years since its composer has become famous. Typical television scores, due to budgetary restrictions, usually offer a much poorer quality of performance when compared to the original. Such scores also, in many cases, fail to use the popular themes from the original film; nor do they often establish strong themes of their own. When the first album of music from "Stargate SG-1" debuted, it was a surprise to many people who had enjoyed the film score but were not familiar with the television show. The episodic scores for "Stargate SG-1" not only made use of Arnold's themes for the film, but heavily so, and the integration of the original music by Joel Goldsmith (son of the legendary Jerry Goldsmith) and that of Arnold was overwhelming. With the popularity of the show persisting through the years, a second album of "Stargate SG-1" music was released three years after the first, providing a comprehensive blanket of music from the show's musically successful first season. The original album from Milan Entertainment was a curiosity. Some fans of the concept loved it, while others loathed it. Of the 50 minutes of music on that album, as many as twenty minutes of Arnold's original cues for the feature film were directly inserted into the episode's mix. What Goldsmith had done at that early time in the show's history was take the most memorable 20 minutes or so from the film (at least… This is just on the album, and more may have been used in the show) and place them in and around his own material.



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Average: 3.16 Stars
***** 142 5 Stars
**** 148 4 Stars
*** 176 3 Stars
** 134 2 Stars
* 93 1 Stars
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Stargate SG-1 Music
Sheridan - April 20, 2006, at 10:14 a.m.
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Looking for the actual music score to SG-1
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Stargate SG-1 music
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1997 Milan Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 50:13
• 1. Main Title (1:01)
• 2. Return to Active Duty/General Hammond (2:50)
• 3. The Bomb/Jack's Protest (3:07)
• 4. Jack's Story/Memory of a Son (1:38)
• 5. Egyptology/Sha're'/Aliens (8:10)
• 6. Apophis/The Ceremony/Escape (6:39)
• 7. Entering the Stargate (3:12)
• 8. Chosen for Life or Death (4:16)
• 9. Final Battle/Ultimate Victory (8:47)
• 10. Choosing a Queen/the Test (3:26)
• 11. End Title (0:58)
2001 GNP Crescendo Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 68:52

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert notes of the 1997 album include no extra information about the score or show. By contrast, the 2001 album contains information about each suite and the episodes for which they were written.
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