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2001 (Original Motion Picture Score)


Download links and information about 2001 (Original Motion Picture Score) by Jerry Goldsmith, National Philharmonic Orchestra. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:30 minutes.

Artist: Jerry Goldsmith, National Philharmonic Orchestra
Release date: 1993
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:30
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No. Title Length
1. Main Title (featuring Alex North) 1:39
2. The Foraging (featuring Alex North) 3:45
3. Eat Meat and the Kill (featuring Alex North) 3:29
4. The Bluff (featuring Alex North) 3:02
5. Night Terrors (featuring Alex North) 2:04
6. The Dawn of Man (featuring Alex North) 3:16
7. Space Station Docking (featuring Alex North) 2:22
8. Trip to the Moon (featuring Alex North) 3:22
9. Moon Rocket Bus (featuring Alex North) 5:02
10. Space Talk (featuring Alex North) 3:32
11. Interior Orion (featuring Alex North) 1:25
12. Main Theme (featuring Alex North) 2:32



During the course of editing 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick hired composer Alex North to write a score for the film, guided, to a degree, by the temporary tracks Kubrick was using. North dutifully went to work, Kubrick provided him with notes and points of revision, and North, in time, completed and recorded the score. After which, he waited. From Kubrick's end there was silence. When the premiere date came, North was shocked to discover that his score had been discarded — Kubrick had, instead, used the temporary tracks. North buried the score, and the original recordings vanished. In the early '90s, when the idea to produce a series of re-recordings of classic scores came up at Varese Sarabande, North's score for Spartacus was included, prompting Jerry Goldsmith to suggest that North's discarded score for 2001 be resurrected. North was amenable by this time, and the score was recorded in London in early 1993, with Goldsmith conducting. The score is beautifully performed and recorded, with impressive tonal transparency and excellent bass. Unfortunately, the music itself is somewhat of an artifact, a product of its time. Where Kubrick strove for the impression of the mundane within his visual framework, North interjected repeated ethereal and otherworldly elements that would be distracting; in other instances, where Kubrick chose a minimalist route, North was priming the pump with suspense music. While this score is enjoyable to listen to, it is fairly obvious why Kubrick chose not to use it — and chose wisely. ~ Steven E. McDonald, Rovi