Invasion of the Body Snatchers [25th Anniversary Limited Edition Original Motion Pictur

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Jazz musician and psychiatrist Denny Zeitlin composed his sole film score for Phil Kaufman's 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and he seems to have tried to pack a number of different styles into one. There is, of course, the ominous orchestral music typical of a horror movie. Then, too, there are small-band jazz passages that sound more typical of the composer. Some cues are played on a synthesizer. And there are moments that recall 20th century avant-garde classical music in its atonality and affection for found sounds. This last style dovetails with an unusual aspect of the score, that portions of it seem to have been integrated with the movie's sound ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Jazz musician and psychiatrist Denny Zeitlin composed his sole film score for Phil Kaufman's 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and he seems to have tried to pack a number of different styles into one. There is, of course, the ominous orchestral music typical of a horror movie. Then, too, there are small-band jazz passages that sound more typical of the composer. Some cues are played on a synthesizer. And there are moments that recall 20th century avant-garde classical music in its atonality and affection for found sounds. This last style dovetails with an unusual aspect of the score, that portions of it seem to have been integrated with the movie's sound effects to the extent that it is sometimes hard to sort out the composer from the Foley artist the film term for the technician who adds footsteps, closing doors, and other "source" sounds to a soundtrack. Certainly, this is one of those scores that works better with the film itself than it does on its own as a soundtrack album. On the CD reissue released by Perseverance Records, 25 years after the fact, a 32-minute interview with Zeitlin has been added. His remarks sound at least rehearsed, if not actually written beforehand, but he gives a good sense of how he came to do the score, what it was like working on it, and why, despite the generally pleasant experience, he has never agreed to do another one in the main, he found it too time-consuming.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • Label: Perseverance Records
  • UPC: 827034000321
  • Catalog Number: 3

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Title - Denny Zeitlin (4:16)
  2. 2 Angel of Death - Denny Zeitlin (1:31)
  3. 3 Love Theme - Denny Zeitlin (2:54)
  4. 4 The Discovery - Denny Zeitlin (2:00)
  5. 5 Rescue - Denny Zeitlin (2:59)
  6. 6 Infiltration (Suite) - Denny Zeitlin (4:32)
  7. 7 Flight - Denny Zeitlin (5:06)
  8. 8 On the Streets - Denny Zeitlin (2:33)
  9. 9 Run and Hide - Denny Zeitlin (2:40)
  10. 10 Escape to Darkness - Denny Zeitlin (3:08)
  11. 11 Amazing Grace (2:10)
  12. 12 The Reckoning - Denny Zeitlin (5:32)
  13. 13 Part 1. Getting Hired / The Crew (8:54)
  14. 14 Part 2. Technology (2:38)
  15. 15 Part 3. Spotting (4:23)
  16. 16 Part 4. Musical Preparation (2:43)
  17. 17 Part 5. Improvisation (3:45)
  18. 18 Part 6. Sound Effects (4:05)
  19. 19 Part 7. Final Thoughts (5:53)
  20. 20 Body Snatcher Sound (from the Invasion of the Body Snatchers) (0:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roger Kellaway Conductor
Denny Zeitlin Prepared Piano, Electronic Piano, Interviewee
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipes & Drums Ensemble
Technical Credits
Scott Fairbairn Arranger
Dino Lappas Mastering
Greig McRitchie Orchestration
Phil Sawyer Engineer
Bob Shumaker Engineer
Dan Wallin Engineer
Denny Zeitlin Composer, Producer
Steve Mantoani Engineer, Remixing
Philip Elwood Author
Phil Kaufman Author
John L. Wasserman Author
James Nelson Mastering
Paul Tonks Liner Notes
David Ansen Author
Robert Shumaker Engineer
Phil Sawyer Engineer
John Wasserman Author
Philip Kaufman Director, Author
Pauline Kael Author
Robin Esterhammer Producer
Janet Maslin Author
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