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Sorry I missed the previous one, but at least I can catch up and have. Thank you again for posting this awesome music for our listening pleasure. wub.gif

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Luckily it stays in this thread, so you can easily catch up. ;)

Snow Files of the Week: "A Cop for the Killing" (1990). This is a tv movie from the "In the Line of Duty" series. These were movies based on real events, produced in the 1980's and early 1990's. Mark Snow composed to several of them a score in his trademark electronic style. It might have been music from these movies, that got Mark the job on The X-Files, since a piece of score from the "In the Line of Duty" movie "Street War" was also put into the X-Files episode "Gender Bender" from the first season.

Intrada released a CD with scores from the "In the Line of Duty" movies, composed by Mark Snow, in the early 1990's. This CD is out of print, but still can be found for very reasonable prices. It features music from "Mob Justice", "The Twilight Murders", "Street War" and "A Cop for the Killing", each put together as a musical suite. Enjoy!

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
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I have the album, and thankful.

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But for those who love, time is eternity."

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Snow Files of the Week: "Good Morning L.A./Jason's Theme" from the motion picture "Skateboard" (1978). This is a very early piece of music by Mark, back in the days, when he wasn't composing dark and moody electronic music yet. The music is very groovy and relaxed, perfect for a summer day on the beach.

An album was released with the movie, which contains some tracks by Mark and 70's style Skateboard songs. It is only available on vinyl and audio cassette, maybe someday we will see a CD release too. Enjoy!

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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Oh my, all those good old summer days at the beach in my younger years. During Summer school we'd wear our suits under our clothes, and when school was out at noon, we'd head to the beach in a friends woody car. As an official beach bunny, some of us would start our homework there too help get it out of the way, and of course help each other to speed things up.

Again, another enjoyable track, thank you SadEyes.

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But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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Snow Files of the Week: "Cortege" (1999/2002) from the "Cold Spring" sampler "The Chamber".

Here we have a very rare occasion, where Mark didn't compose for a movie or a tv series. The track "Cortege" was supposed to be an appetizer for an all non-movie album called "Death...be not proud", consisting entirely of new compositions by Mark.

The release date was set for spring of 1999, there was even a tracklist (Intonation, Cortege, If Hitler Had Autism, Mr Jones, Quietude and Colonel Parkinson). But apparently, that never happened, at least I coulnd't find anything concerning the album. It's not even listed on the label's website. The only thing, that was released, seems to be this track.

I sent a message to the label and got a very surprising response. Mark indeed started working on the album, but he had more and more soundtrack work on his hands, that he just didn't have the time to continue working on this album. The label still has a master for the album with a running time of 25 minutes and they now want to contact Mark again, if he still wants to finish it. So, sometimes asking is not a bad thing. ;)

The track shows Mark in his dark ambient mode. This is for all those dark-and-moody-loving X-Files fans. Enjoy!

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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Wow, thank you SadEyes for all the info on this track, and for posting it. My first time hearing it, and I so appreciate the post.

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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Thanks. :)

Snow Files of the Week: "Fame and Fortune/The Golden Gate" from the movie "Crazy in Alabama" (1999).

The movie marks the directional debut of Antonio Banderas and stars his then-wife Melanie Griffiths in the leading role. The film is a comedy-drama about murder and unfulfilled dreams.

Mark's music is in parts very soft and dreamy, perfectly fitting the journey of the lead female, with some MillenniuM moments in it. The score was released by Silva Screen Records and is still around for very low prices. Enjoy!

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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I am so glad I didn't miss this awesome track. What a blessing it is to have my son's laptop till I get my computer back.

SadEyes, thank you so much.

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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Thanks again. :)

Snow Files of the Week: "Evan's Theme/The Long Walk" from the comedy short movie "Dancing Cow" (2000).

"After getting noticed by Miramax Pictures for his short film, a filmmaker has a moral dilemma when it comes up to facing the truth about the work he may (or may not) have made." (IMDb.com)

Another more obscure piece of music by Mark, although his style is immediately recognizable. In fact, the music has grand and uplifting moments, as well as wacky comedy.

The music was never released commercially, but it definitely deserves to be. Enjoy!

"We worry...we wait...who´s gonna see a different future?"
Frank Black

"Are you aware how often you use negative associated words?"
"No, I don´t neither."

Jose Chung´s Doomsday Defense

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