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    SadEyes got a reaction from The Old Man in Snow Files of the Week   
    Yes, it's a really wonderful album.
    Snow Files of the Week: "Grow up Superboy/Ferris Wheel" from "Smallville" (2001).
    The show ran for ten seasons, but after season 6, Mark left the show and his former music editor Louis Febre took over for the remaining three seasons. It was Mark's decision, since he was so busy doing the music for "Smallville" and "Ghost Whisperer" at the same time, with additional movies in between (like the second X-Files movie in 2008), that he just wanted to have more time with his family.

    The music for "Smallville" shows Mark again as a master of haunting themes and melody. His distinctive sound is easy to recognize. A digital album was released with music from the show, before La-La-Land Records released a 2-CD-Set, containing all tracks from the digital album, as well as a second CD with even more music from the show. It also has tracks by Louis Febre from the later seasons. The CD is limited to 3000 copies.
    Enjoy!
     
     
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    Snow Files of the Week: Suite from The X-Files episode "Post-Modern Prometheus" (1997).
    For this episode, Snow composed a very unusual score. The main theme, a circus-dance-music-piece, is something, that you would expect from Danny Elfman, not from Snow. But Mark combines this music with a more somber tone for the grief of "The Great Mutato", who is looking for something we all do: Love.
    And during Mutato's speech at the end of the episode, Mark again uses a piece of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" within his score. This specific piece can also be heard in the MillenniuM episode "Lament".
    The music was released as a promotional disc at first, later it got an offical release on La-La Land Records' first volume box of The X-Files music.
    There is also a single disc with music from The X-Files, that was released in 2013 by BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM. "The X-Files 20th Anniversary" contains music from various seasons of the show, including the "Post-Modern Prometheus" music as a re-recording. The CD is limited to 1000 copies and is also available digitally.
    Enjoy!
     
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    SadEyes got a reaction from The Old Man in Snow Files of the Week   
    The internet can be a beautiful place for meeting people from all over the world. Administrating the Mark Snow fan page on Facebook brought me in contact with some wonderful people. One of them is Nina from Brazil. She had one wish, getting the X-Files main theme handwritten by Mark Snow himself and autographed, so that she could make a tattoo out of it. I wrote Mark about her request and he immediately said yes. A few days ago she got her tattoo and I offered her to tell her story on the fan page. And it is her story, that I want to share with you as well.
     
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    Thank you again Alex for another "pleasure to the ears."   
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    As always, Alex, you bring pleasure to the ears.  Thank you again and again.  Would you believe I am still listening to a copy of the new orchestra album in the car?  It's so good, and fantastic for driving.    
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    Copying and pasting so there's a better chance of everyone reading this story.  Thank you for sharing it Alex, and thank you for contacting Mark and making Nina a forever happy camper.
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    The internet can be a beautiful place for meeting people from all over the world. Administrating the Mark Snow fan page on Facebook brought me in contact with some wonderful people. One of them is Nina from Brazil. She had one wish, getting the X-Files main theme handwritten by Mark Snow himself and autographed, so that she could make a tattoo out of it. I wrote Mark about her request and he immediately said yes. A few days ago she got her tattoo and I offered her to tell her story on the fan page. And it is her story, that I want to share with you as well.
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    I love this album, thank you Alex for playing this track.  The church bell is like the icing on a cake, and haunting at the same time.
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    SadEyes reacted to seesthru in Snow Files of the Week   
    haunting
     
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    I can't believe I didn't think of that.  Of course.  With Mark Snow, it doesn't matter, he's still a music master.  His ability to let us hear what we are feeling in a any scene is amazing.
    Yes, that prayer at the beginning is, to me, eerie, and/or haunting.
    Again    
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    SadEyes got a reaction from The Old Man in Snow Files of the Week   
    Snow Files of the Week: "Delete/Branches-Angels" from "MillenniuM", episode "Midnight of the Century" (1997).
    "Midnight of the Century" is the Christmas episode from the second season of "MillenniuM". It's been a fan favourite ever since, that fans keep rewatching over the holidays. The episode deals with the death of Frank Black's mother when he was a child and the broken relationship with his father. A very touching and moving episode, even for viewers who didn't watch every MillenniuM episode.
    Mark's music adds to the overall melancholic and magical feeling of the episode. He uses a soft theme for strings, combined with etheral choir sounds, to accompany Frank's quest into his past. The track "Delete" was already used in the X-Files episode "Emily". It got a slightly different arrangement for "MillenniuM" by Mark's music editor Jeff Charbonneau.
    The tracks are featured on the first volume of MillenniuM music by La-La Land Records, which is limited to 1.000 copies.
    Merry Christmas!
     
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    SadEyes got a reaction from seesthru in Snow Files of the Week   
    Well, I'm sure they didn't call this volume 1, if they didn't plan doing another one. But since this is called "Orchestral", the next volume could be more electronic music by Mark.
    Snow Files of the Week: "Prayer/Suicide Exam" from the X-Files episode "Die Hand Die Verletzt (1995)".
    A remarkable score by Mark for this episode. The story around satanic rituals, belief and possession inspired Mark to this very dark and gothic score. The brooding ambient music sets the mood for the chilling events that occur at a high school. Mark also brings some satanic chants into the music, making this one of the most memorable scores of the entire show.
    "Die Hand Die Verletzt" is german for "The Hand that wounds". The term can be heard in the satanic prayer the teachers are doing at the beginning of the episode. Ironically the episode got another title in Germany, where it's called "Satan".
    Music from "Die Hand Die Verletzt" was released on the second volume of the X-Files 4-Disc-Box-Set by La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 3.000 copies.
    Enjoy!
     
     
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    Thanks again Alex for another awesome post.  I have this album and absolutely love it.  Made a copy and have been playing it in the car.  It's awesome.  So looking forward to a vol. 2.  Alex, surely there will be one; won't there?
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    EARTH----->  Mr. Belch, what other TV show.    
    NUT
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    SadEyes got a reaction from seesthru in Snow Files of the Week   
    Snow Files of the Week: "Prologue/Main Title/The Boys Find The Cave/The Kiss/Happy Ending" from the tv movie THE LITTLE KIDNAPPERS (1990).
    For this Disney Channel production Mark again could get his hands on an orchestra. The "Main Title" begins with a solo flute and transforms into a wonderful, soaring piece of music. The theme presented here also makes its way into the rest of the score, with happy child adventures music like "The Boys Find The Cave". The score again shows Mark's abilities to create memorable music outside of the X-Files universe.
    The score was released, together with Mark's music for IN THE LINE OF DUTY: SMOKE JUMPERS, on the "Mark Snow Collection Volume 1" by Dragon's Domain Records. The CD is limited to 500 copies.
    Enjoy!
     
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    SadEyes reacted to seesthru in Snow Files of the Week   
    It is all there will be.  I'm glad that in the end we have a Frank in 2000 that leaves with his daughter, having foiled the big MG goal of trying to force the "second coming"  In my mind they get on with a normal life, missing Catherine of course, but no dips back into the mire.
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    I was thrilled about there being a crossover and why I watched it.  Frank and Jordan's future will always be filled with questions.  Our fan production, MLM Apoc., and of course our imaginations, may be all we get and have.
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    SadEyes got a reaction from The Old Man in Snow Files of the Week   
    Thank you, Darlene.
    Snow Files of the Week: "The Smell of Zombies/The End of the Crusade" from the X-Files episode "Millennium" (1999).
    Chris Carter's second show "MillenniuM" ended before the year 2000 came along. So Carter and his team were looking for a way to bring the story of Frank Black and the MillenniuM Group to a closure. This happened with an X-Files/MillenniuM crossover in the seventh season of "The X-Files".
    As disappointing this crossover for many fans was (after three seasons of "MillenniuM" it ends with Mulder and Frank Black shooting zombies in a cellar), as outstanding was Mark's score for the episode. It gave him the opportunity to combine the mourning violin from "MillenniuM" with the soundscapes of "The X-Files". And as Mulder and Scully finally kiss while watching the celebration of the new year 2000 on TV, Mark introduces the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" into his score and a rare statement of the X-Files theme at the end of the scene.
    The music was released on the first limited 4-CD-Set of X-Files music from La-La Land Records, limited to 2.000 copies.
    Happy New Year!
     
     
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    As always, thank you Alex for being our "Music Santa" at the forums.  Every post is greatly appreciated.  And may you too have a wonderful blessed and joyful Christmas.  Love and huggers.
           
     
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    Snow Files of the Week: "Santos Elves/The Way it was" from "MillenniuM", episode "Omerta" (1998).
    "Omerta" is the Christmas episode from the third season of "MillenniuM". The story evolves around two young women living in the woods, away from civilization. Their names are Lassa and Rose, Lassa has healing powers.
    For his score Mark used operatic vocal samples, providing a magical touch to the music. Mark mixes his brooding ambient music with the wonderful theme for Lassa and Rose, making "Omerta" one of the most outstanding scores in the three years run of "MillenniuM".
    The tracks can be found on the fist volume of music from "MillenniuM", released by La-La Land Records. The volume is limited to 1.000 copies.
    Enjoy!
     
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    SadEyes got a reaction from The Old Man in Snow Files of the Week   
    Snow Files of the Week: "Delete/Branches-Angels" from "MillenniuM", episode "Midnight of the Century" (1997).
    "Midnight of the Century" is the Christmas episode from the second season of "MillenniuM". It's been a fan favourite ever since, that fans keep rewatching over the holidays. The episode deals with the death of Frank Black's mother when he was a child and the broken relationship with his father. A very touching and moving episode, even for viewers who didn't watch every MillenniuM episode.
    Mark's music adds to the overall melancholic and magical feeling of the episode. He uses a soft theme for strings, combined with etheral choir sounds, to accompany Frank's quest into his past. The track "Delete" was already used in the X-Files episode "Emily". It got a slightly different arrangement for "MillenniuM" by Mark's music editor Jeff Charbonneau.
    The tracks are featured on the first volume of MillenniuM music by La-La Land Records, which is limited to 1.000 copies.
    Merry Christmas!
     
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    Oh my, Omerta is one of my favorite episodes, and I so love the music, and proud to say I have the album.  Thank you so much Alex.  It's a treat listening to it again.  
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    Yes, very unusual for Christmas music, but hey, it worked.  Mark is a genius.  Again, thank you Alex.  
    I'd like to add that this episode featured guest appearances by Edward Asner and Lily Tomlin, two awesome actors.
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    "Ernest Saves Christmas/Christmas Spirit" is one of those happy, feel good, exciting, and then beautiful tracks.  You could feel the mood change throughout.
    Thank you Alex, enjoyed hearing it again.    
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    Alex, am I correct in assuming that there is an album for the, "The X-Files: The Event Series?"  And did you mention it in a previous post.  I just don't remember.
    Again, thank you for another enjoyable post.  I truly look forward to them every week.        
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    SadEyes got a reaction from The Old Man in THE MARK SNOW COLLECTION VOLUME ONE   
    Dragon's Domain Records have released "The Mark Snow Collection Volume One". The set includes two of Mark's tv movie scores, "The Little Kidnappers" and "In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers". The CD is limited to 500 copies and the first 50 copies sold through their website will contain a signed booklet by Mark.
     
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    SadEyes reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    This is an excellent album, speaking from a proud owner.  Thanks Alex for reminding me of this album.  Time to listen to it again.

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