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Independence Day

2 July 1996 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 2 July 1996
  • Release Date: 2 July 1996
  • Label: RCA Victor
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  • Total Length: 50:31
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  • ASIN: B001HC0B4U
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,521 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Jolly on 30 Aug. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Action movie soundtracks don't come much better than this. Not only has Arnold produced a moving and powerful score which perfectly reflects the film's underlying theme of gung-ho patriotism in the face of a worldwide disaster...he's also created a soundtrack that's great to listen to in its own right.
It's hard to believe that so many memorable themes can be written for one movie. There's the slow, majestic president's theme which opens the soundtrack and is heard at the climax of 'The President's Speech', contrasted with the triumphant victory fanfare played at the beginning of 'End Titles'. In addition, the 'alien' themes are appropriately dark, ranging from the tense, menacing brass theme as the aliens' destroyers cast shadows over the Earth in 'The Darkest Day', to the haunting choral sounds as the destroyers 'open up' in preparation for their strike in 'Evacuation'.
In short, for an exciting, fun soundtrack that's as epic as it is enjoyable, you can't buy better. A modern classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Belsey on 14 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
After the major success with STARGATE (1994), written by Dean Devlin (Producer) and Roland Emmerich (Director), it was only inevitable that the same team would return to create one of the biggest box offices hits of all time.

INDEPENDENCE DAY was released on 2nd July 1996 and was the fastest film at the time to reach $100 million in six days. As well as being praised for its special effects, strong characters and good script, the score got as much appraisal. For his second outing with Devlin/Emmerich, David Arnold produced one his best scores to date.

The original CD release only contained 50 minutes worth of the score and featured a sparse selection of the main cues. However, this new La La Land Records release provides not only the missing cues but also alternate takes of various cues of the score. In total there is 2 hours and 9 minutes worth of material to listen to. And as part of the package, there is an in-depth booklet on how the score was conceived, David Arnold's thoughts on how the whole experience went and what he thinks of the proposed sequel.

Overall, this release does Arnold's score justice with crisp clean remastered tracks and contains a full package well worth the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. C. Thewlis on 7 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
Independence Day * * * * *
Composed by David Arnold
La-La Land Records LLLCD 1113
(RT Disc 1 - 65:31, Disc 2 - 63:33)

It's been a long time in coming, but the expanded Independence Day is finally here - and what a nice package this is. Comprising two discs, it also features detailed notes from Dan Goldwasser and on first impressions, is well worth the money. Please note that I'm concentrating on what's solely new in this review. The first track features the revised main title as seen in the film and it's finally nice to have the real version in my player after owning the original CD that had the wrong one for all of these years. Moving on from 2: SETI, we then get some of the new stuff.

3: Mysto Bridge/Satellite Collision/Destroyers Disengage/Russell Casse-pilot is a cracking track featuring the ominous Alien theme three times and introducing Russell's 17-note theme as he crop-dusts the wrong field. 4: First Sighting/AWAC Attack is new, with ominous brass heralding the Aliens' arrival, then with a drum flourish, the AWAC investigates and Arnold hammers home the Aliens' theme on frenetic brass.

The music then passes through familiar territory onto track 8: Commence Lift-off/Parabolic Indenwhat, where Arnold fires in a drum backing as the President attempts communication with the Aliens.

Further into the CD, sad strings and horn play in 13: Marilyn Found, as Arnold backs the discovery of the First Lady with a lovely 5-note string-led melody. 14: Area 51/The Big Tamle/Formaldehyde Freak Show is absolutely superb, with the President's theme for Area 51, then echoed voices for the trip in, a lovely choir for the ship unveiling and finally echoed deep bass for the Aliens in the tank.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric H. on 9 May 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It was inevitable that David Arnold would be asked to score this film for the same team after his breakthrough success with STARGATE. This powerful score perfectly conveys the enormous scale of the production with monumental themes of patriotism, awesome motifs of terror, while in quieter passages reflect the emotional personal human drama. As in STARGATE, choral writing heightens the visual experience, in fact some scenes are reminiscent of the earlier film, as when the captured alien craft is revealed to the Presidential party for example. It's a big film requiring an heroic score which David Arnold delivers in spades. I prefer STARGATE & think it is the finer work. However, this score is a triumph over the subject-matter & all INDEPENDANCE DAY fans will love it. David Arnold has since scored a number of Bond films, & the hugely successful tv series, Sherlock amongst others proving he is the foremost film & tv composer in Britain since the great John Barry, whom he naturally succeeds & his talent cannot be underestimated.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
(Delivery was very quick)
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