“Aliens” by James Horner

There’s a very interesting article on Strange Shapes about what we would’ve gotten, had Ridley Scott directed the Alien II sequel. Long story short, it’s basically Prometheus in a nutshell. And I also predict, we wouldn’t have seen and especially heard James Horner composing a rousing and frenzy score as he did for James Cameron’s Aliens. That would have been a real pity, since it may be my favourite James Horner score of all. And one that most certainly defined my childhood and its nightmares. When I was 10 years old, listening to the vague descriptions from my brother and his friends (“It was…

“Alien” by Jerry Goldsmith

Faithful followers of my blog might remember an already existing entry to Jerry Goldsmith’s Alien. Indeed, I’ve already published custom covers to this soundtrack as one of the very first posts on HQCovers. But I always wanted to revise them some day and finally this day has come. Actually I’d like to take this opportunity to overhaul the whole Alien saga. But first things first, here’s one of the true classics in Sci-Fi cinema and film music history: Alien. H.R. Giger’s space creature serves both as source of many nightmares, as well as an inspiration to many, incredibly creative works…