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Aliens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - James Horner

Aliens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

James Horner  

Format: 1 CD

Genre: Stage & Screen, Soundtrack, Score

Barcode: 0030206624120




American film music composer, conductor and orchestrator,.born August 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA, died in a plane crash June 22, 2015 in the Los Padres National Forest, California, USA. In 1997, he won two Academy Awards for his score and song compositions for the film "Titanic".

Horner started playing piano at the age of 5. He studied at the Royal College Of Music in London, under György Ligeti. He received his bachelor's degree in music from the University of Southern California, and eventually earned a master's and started working on his doctorate, studying with Paul Chihara, among others. After several scoring assignments with the American Film Institute in the 1970's, he finished his teaching of music theory at UCLA and turned to film scoring.

He made his breakthrough in 1982, when he scored "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". In total, he has scored over 100 films, but he has also done some music for short films, three orchestral pieces and music for television, including the current theme music for the CBS Evening News (beginning September 5, 2006).

Horner's most known scores include: "Aliens", "Willow", "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West", "Legends of the Fall", "Braveheart", "Apollo 13", "Titanic", "A Beautiful Mind" and "The Mask of Zorro", among others. He has worked often with director Ron Howard, a collaboration that started with the 1985 film "Cocoon".


1  Main Title  05:11

2  Bad Dreams  01:22

3  Dark Discovery / Newt's Horror  02:07

4  LV-426  02:03

5  Combat Drop  03:29

6  The Complex  01:34

7  Atmosphere Station  03:11

8  Med. Lab.  02:03

9  Newt  01:14

10  Sub-Level 3  06:39

11  Ripley's Rescue  03:19

12  FaceHuggers  04:26

13  Futile Escape  08:26

14  Newt Is Taken  02:06

15  Going After Newt  03:18

16  The Queen  01:45

17  Bishop's Countdown  02:50

18  Queen To Bishop  02:31

19  Resolution And Hyperspace  06:30

20  Bad Dreams (Alternate)  01:25

21  Ripley's Rescue (Percussion Only)  03:18

22  LV-426 (Alternate Edit - Film Version)  01:13

23  Combat Drop (Percussion Only)  03:24

24  Hyperspace (Alternate Ending)  02:09



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1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2015, 2016


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