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Survivor [Original Television Soundtrack]

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Barnes & Noble - Ayelet Prizant
One of the highest-rated TV series of all time, the 2000 program Survivor came out of nowhere and caught on like wildfire. It seemed viewers just couldn't get enough of cutthroat Rich, rude Rudy, conniving Kelly, and sore loser Susan who battled one another to be the lone survivor on a desert island. Audience response to the innovative music heard on the program led to the release of an instrumental soundtrack album, which features the program's original, exotic score by renowned composers Russ Landau and David Vanacore Landau won a 1985 Grammy for Best New Age album, while Vanacore has scored shows such as Law & Order and VH1's Behind the Music. In keeping with ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ayelet Prizant
One of the highest-rated TV series of all time, the 2000 program Survivor came out of nowhere and caught on like wildfire. It seemed viewers just couldn't get enough of cutthroat Rich, rude Rudy, conniving Kelly, and sore loser Susan who battled one another to be the lone survivor on a desert island. Audience response to the innovative music heard on the program led to the release of an instrumental soundtrack album, which features the program's original, exotic score by renowned composers Russ Landau and David Vanacore Landau won a 1985 Grammy for Best New Age album, while Vanacore has scored shows such as Law & Order and VH1's Behind the Music. In keeping with Survivor's stranded-on-a-desert-isle theme, tracks such as "Ancient Voices," "New Frontier," "My Tribe," and "Survivor Yell" have a primal feel to them, with tribal-sounding percussion, wailing vocals, and chants. Several tracks, including "Big Drama," "Tally the Vote," and "Explorer," are simply full to the brim with sweeping, melodramatic orchestration -- one such track, "I Can See It," is reminiscent of Elton John's often grandiose Lion King soundtrack. Despite its rather cheap-sounding drum machines and synthesizer-laden production, this score still evokes images of the island's exotic landscape and the primitive lifestyle of its temporary inhabitants.
All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Music composers Russ Landau and David Vanacore create the mysterious tribal backdrops for the hit CBS television series Survivor, showcasing sounds of the south seas and dark rhythms from African jungles. The hollowing theme "Ancient Voices" is the main attraction included on the television soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581690028
  • Catalog Number: 6900
  • Sales rank: 147,959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ancient Voices - Ross Landau (2:54)
  2. 2 New Frontier - Ross Landau (3:58)
  3. 3 Big Drama - Ross Landau (3:50)
  4. 4 Explorer - David Vanacore (4:47)
  5. 5 I Can See It - David Vanacore (4:43)
  6. 6 My Tribe - Ross Landau (3:08)
  7. 7 Chase Race - Ross Landau (3:16)
  8. 8 the Strong Will Survive - David Vanacore (3:30)
  9. 9 Survivor Yell - David Vanacore (3:11)
  10. 10 Confrontation - David Vanacore (2:05)
  11. 11 Snake Island - Ross Landau (3:48)
  12. 12 Mud Bath - Ross Landau (2:39)
  13. 13 Buzzed - Ross Landau (4:28)
  14. 14 Island Council - David Vanacore (4:57)
  15. 15 Rituals - Ross Landau (3:20)
  16. 16 Voices of Heaven - Ross Landau (1:09)
  17. 17 Gold - Ross Landau (3:06)
  18. 18 Tally the Vote - David Vanacore (4:10)
  19. 19 Ancient Voices - Ross Landau (0:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Braun Trumpet
Steve Forman Percussion
Danny Jacob Guitar
Ross Landau Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Elena Sidorenko Voices
Tamara Smyslova Voices
Billy Ward Percussion
Lisbeth Scott Vocals
Chris Bleth Flute, Woodwind
Ken Berry Guitar
Victor Vanacore Vocals
David Vanacore Track Performer
Sarah Taylor Violin, Vocals
Emily Wright Cello
Chris Tedesco Trumpet
Technical Credits
Ross Landau Producer
Phil Klum Mastering
Mark Evans Engineer, Mastering
David Vanacore Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just like the show

    The songs come directly from the show. I've watched all of the seasons and realized that the same songs have been used as background music since the first season. When I hear each track I can visualize the "scene" when it is played on the show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Looking for Your Survivor Party Music

    I just purchased this CD. If you are looking for the music of the show to enchance your Survivor party....THIS IS IT!! After purchasing it, we wished we had done it sooner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    RUSS OR DAVID VANACORE??

    UPON READING NEWS CLIPS AND REVIEWS IV NOTED THAT DAVID VANACORE SEEMS TO NOT BE GETTING HIS JUST DUE,,I WOULD URGE ANYONE TO DO A LITTLE HOMEWORK AS TO WHO'S REALY WRITING,RECORDING AND MOST IMPORTANTLY BRINGING SURVIVORS WONDERFUL SOUNDS TO THE PALLETS OF THE WORLD..I THINK YOU WILL FIND AS I HAVE THAT THE WORK IS BEING DONE BY MR VANACORE IS THE HEART AND SOAL OF THE SHOWS MUSIC..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Exelent Soundtrack

    I thought this is was one of the greatest soundtracks in a long time, the hunting and dramatic music brings you back to the island again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Survivorrox!fan

    Just like the beautiful music on the show!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Survivor CD is alright

    Buying the CD yesterday, I found that many of the selections were great. ''Ancient Voices'', both the original and the extended, lived up to promise, as did ''Tally the Vote''. However, I was looking for more music that was used during the show. If that is what you are looking for, do not buy this, because many of the songs do not appear in the show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's awesome

    I loved the show, and loved the music. It's very haunting and a cool c.d.

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