Monday, January 14, 2019

Let's Kick the Tires and Light the Fire, Big Daddy! It's an ID4 Update...

My CD copy of David Arnold's complete music score for 1996's INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Earlier today, my CD copy of David Arnold's complete music score for the first Independence Day movie came in the mail! Thank you, Amazon. I bought the original ID4 score a few weeks after the film was theatrically released in July of 1996...but that album only contained 14 tracks, and were mostly alternate versions of the music that actually played in the movie. The complete music score (which cost $99 due to the fact that only 5,000 copies were made; I got lucky ordering it since this album was released back in 2010) has two discs that have a total of 29 tracks that appeared in Independence Day, plus 13 additional tracks that were composed by Arnold but re-written due to edits to the film itself. Nice.

My favorite tracks from the complete album are...

Disc 1:
- 1969: We Came In Peace
- Mysto Bridge/Satellite Collision/Destroyers Disengage/Russell Casse - Pilot
- The Darkest Day
- Evacuation
- Firestorm
- Base Attack
- Slimey Wakes Up
- The President's Speech

Disc 2:
- Just In Case/Attacker Fires Up
- The Launch Tunnel/Mutha Ship/Virus Uploaded
- Hide/Russell's Packin' (The Day We Fight Back)
- He Did It
- Jolly Roger
- Victory
- End Credits

I imported the songs to my laptop computer and converted them to MP3s so I can listen to 'em over and over and over while I'm bloggin'... Carry on!

A fleet of F/A-18 Hornets and other combat aircraft are ready to attack an alien destroyer in INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Alien attackers strike back after their destroyer is bombarded by missiles from their human enemies in INDEPENDENCE DAY.

A trio of F/A-18s use their machine guns to strafe any alien attacker in their path in INDEPENDENCE DAY.

An alien destroyer is engulfed in flames after their human enemies emerge victorious at the end of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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