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Survivor [Original Television Soundtrack]
     

Survivor [Original Television Soundtrack]

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2000
Label:
Tvt
UPC:
0016581690028
catalogNumber:
6900
Rank:
147355

Tracks

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
Mark Evans   Engineer
David Vanacore   Producer

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Survivor [Original Television Soundtrack] 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just like the beautiful music on the show!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the show, and loved the music. It's very haunting and a cool c.d.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.