See also on EatTheCorn:
Truth and the Light
- Massive Music Compilation
: What we want for
Volume Two (and beyond!)
- 1013 Interviews Database Project: Mark Snow
The wait has been long since the release of The
Truth and the Light
released in September, 1996!
promotion of I Want To Believe
(2008) and its excellent sountrack, Mark Snow (in a June 24, 2008 interview
) and Frank
(in a June 25, 2008 reply
to fanmail regarding that interview) announced
that this long-awaited dream of fans, another release with Snow's music
for XF, was in the works, and that it might be released as soon as the
end of 2008.
In February 2009, in an interview
BeyondTheSea.it, Mark Snow revealed that La La Land Records was the one
working on the set, and that the set would contain 4 CDs; he offered a
spring 2009 release date. La La Land kicked off their collaboration
with Mark Snow by releasing a 2-CD set with music from Milennium in
November 2009 and continued with a 1-CD release of music from Harsh
Realm and The Lone Gunmen on August 17, 2010.
In March 2010, La La Land released on the FilmScoreMonthly
a preliminary list of episodes on which they were focusing
their selection on. This selection contained 68 episodes. Of these, 35
did make it into the Volume 1 box set, meaning that 5 more were added
that were not in the shortlist, and 33 from that shortlist did not make
it in Volume 1.
On March 27, 2011, Mark Snow (via X-Files
) and La La Land (via Facebook
that the box set would be released on May 10, 2011.
Over the last days leading up to the release, La La Land teased
awaiting fans by releasing a few random track titles per day! Also,
video editor Lyle
released a video
for the box set and redirected thexfilesmusic.com to the
On May 3, 2011, a La La Land press
on the box set broke the news that this would be entitled
"Volume One", with Volume Two expected to be released in 2012!
10 at 1pm PST La-La Land Records is proud to announce its
THE X-FILES VOLUME ONE
You read that right – this is the
first Volume of music we plan to release from this landmark television
series. VOLUME TWO is already in the works and is scheduled to be
released in 2012.
THE X-FILES VOLUME ONE – 4 CD SET
Music by Mark Snow
Limited Edition of 3000 units
Retail price: $49.98
Produced by Mark Snow, James Nelson
and MV Gerhard
Mastered by James Nelson, Digital
Liner Notes by Randall D. Larson
Art Direction by Mark Banning
La-La Land Records is honored to
announce THE X-FILES VOLUME ONE. This 4 disc set features over 5 hours
of some of the creepiest, most elegant AND suspenseful action music
composed from this now classic television show. After working on this
project for more than two years, Mark Snow, James Nelson and the rest
of the gang at La-La Land have come up with, what we believe to be, the
absolute BEST musical moments from show. Housed in an attractive
reinforced black cardboard slipcase, this collection of music from all
9 Seasons of the hit television show is a must have keepsake for any
fan of the series! The 40 page booklet includes in depth liner notes by
Randall D. Larson, detailing the history of the series, its music and
its mystery. Comments from composer Mark Snow give the listener a
deeper insight into his craft.
As an added bonus, composer Mark
Snow was kind enough to sign the first 400 or so units purchased
directly through the La-La Land website at no additional charge!
Artwork, sound clips and more
details to follow.
2011, "The X-Files Volume One
La La Land description
LA-LA LAND RECORDS PRESENTS
NEW RELEASES: Tues, 1pm (PST) MAY 10, 2011
VOL. ONE: LIMITED EDITION (4CD-SET) LLLCD 1170
Edition of 3000 Units
SHIPPING MAY 10th
“THE X-FILES: VOL. ONE: LIMITED EDITION (4CD-BOX SET)” MAY 10th at www.lalalandrecords.com and get the
composer, Mark Snow’s autograph at no additional charge. Autographs are
while supplies last and are not guaranteed.
Land Records is proud to present THE X-FILES: VOL ONE, a limited
edition 4-CD BOX SET chronicling the best musical moments from Chris
Carter’s classic sci-fi FOX television series starring David Duchovny
and Gillian Anderson. Acclaimed composer Mark Snow (MILLENNIUM,
SMALLVILLE, GHOST WHISPERER, STARSKY AND HUTCH) created nine seasons of
thrilling and mesmerizing score for this legendary show, expertly and
elegantly weaving a complex musical tapestry of paranormal mystery,
suspense, terror, hope and love that became as vital to the series’
enduring success as its writing, cast, cinematography and editing.
Music selections from 40 episodes that span the show’s nine seasons are
presented on four discs and complemented by a 40-page booklet – all of
it housed within an attractive reinforced cardboard slipcase. Produced
by Mark Snow, James Nelson and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson,
this limited edition of 3000 units features more than 5 hours of
amazing score. Film music writer Randall D. Larson contributes in-depth
liner notes, with new comments by the composer, and detailed
track-by-track analysis. A must-have release for soundtrack enthusiasts
and a meaningful keepsake for all fans of this beloved series.
gone approximately 45 minutes after 1pm PST!
Some additional information given by LLL's MV Gerhard here and there:
- Track titles were not invented for the set: the original "Cue Sheet titles
" were used.
- Some tracks (1.16, 3.5, 3.15, 3.21, 4.13) "were
for two reasons: CONTENT and LENGTH. Under Mr. Snow's
direction 5 cues have edits to address creative/timing issues that he
though he was important to the overall listening experience of the
album. And we agree."
- Regarding the delays
compared to the original projected release date of end of 2008: "Artwork
not an issue... it was getting the 4 discs packed with the
absolute best material as we could. This is Mr. Snow's baby... his STAR
WARS if you will. He, more than any one else, has been wanting to get
this out there from the get-go. He wanted to ensure that the best
material and the best listening experience was created, but at the same
time designing it in such a fashion that us geeks would enjoy as well.
It took a lot of finessing... tracks got cut, whole episodes swapped
out... thus the reason for the delay"