Prometheus (soundtrack)

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Prometheus
Film score by Marc Streitenfeld
Released May 15, 2012 (iTunes)
June 4, 2012 (Audio CD) (UK)
June 12, 2012 (Audio CD) (US)
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
Genre Soundtrack
Length 57:07
Label Sony Masterworks

Prometheus is an original motion picture soundtrack to the 2012 science fiction film of the same name. Written by German composer Marc Streitenfeld, the soundtrack also features two supplemental pieces by English composer Harry Gregson-Williams,[1] and it was conducted by Ben Foster.[2]

Development[edit]

Marc Streitenfeld is a frequent collaborator with Ridley Scott.[3] The Prometheus project becoming the fifth collaboration between the composer and the director. The score was recorded over one week with a 90-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London, England,[4] where it was also processed by Scott after the fact.[5] Streitenfeld began coming up with ideas for the score after reading the script prior to the commencement of filming. To create an "unsettling" sound, he provided the orchestra with reversed music sheets to have them play segments of the score backwards, before then digitally reversing it.[4] The track "Friend from the Past" reprises Jerry Goldsmith's original main title from the Alien soundtrack.

Release[edit]

The Prometheus soundtrack album was released on iTunes on 15 May 2012[6] and in audio CD on June 4 in the United Kingdom.[7] It is was released in the United States on June 12.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All music is by Streitenfeld, with the exception of the two supplemental score tracks by Gregson-Williams as noted.[1]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "A Planet"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:36
2. "Going In"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:06
3. "Engineers"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:32
4. "Life"   Harry Gregson-Williams 02:33
5. "Weyland"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:07
6. "Discovery"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:35
7. "Not Human"   Marc Streitenfeld 01:51
8. "Too Close"   Marc Streitenfeld 03:23
9. "Try Harder"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:04
10. "David"   Marc Streitenfeld 03:02
11. "Hammerpede"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:46
12. "We Were Right"   Harry Gregson-Williams 02:45
13. "Earth"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:38
14. "Infected"   Marc Streitenfeld 01:59
15. "Hyper Sleep"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:03
16. "Small Beginnings"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:14
17. "Hello Mommy"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:06
18. "Friend from the Past"   Marc Streitenfeld 01:16
19. "Dazed"   Marc Streitenfeld 04:32
20. "Space Jockey"   Marc Streitenfeld 01:32
21. "Collision"   Marc Streitenfeld 03:08
22. "Debris"   Marc Streitenfeld 00:47
23. "Planting the Seed"   Marc Streitenfeld 01:38
24. "Invitation"   Marc Streitenfeld 02:18
25. "Birth"   Marc Streitenfeld 01:26
Total length:
57:07

Selected credits[edit]

  • Choir – Apollo Voices, Bach Choir, Metro Voices
  • Chorus Master [Choirmaster] – Jenny O'Grady
  • Design [Booklet Editing & Design] – WLP Ltd
  • Edited By [Music Editor London] – Kirsty Whalley
  • Edited By [Music Editors] – Del Spiva, Joseph Bonn, MPSE
  • Leader [Ochestra] – Everton Nelson
  • Mastered By [Album] – Dave Collins
  • Mixed By [Album] – Greg Hayes
  • Music By – Marc Streitenfeld (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 11, 13 to 25)
  • Orchestrated By, Conductor – Ben Foster
  • Programmed By [Music Programmer] – Sunna Wehrmeijer
  • Recorded By [Score], Mixed By [Score] – Peter Gobbin

℗ © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Prometheus (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Prometheus [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - credits". Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Is This The First Prometheus Poster??". Ain't It Cool. 
  4. ^ a b Patrick Samuel (May 31, 2012). "Marc Streitenfeld". Static Mass Emporium. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Radish, Christina (March 18, 2012). "Director Ridley Scott, Writer Damon Lindelof and Michael Fassbender Talk Prometheus at WonderCon 2012". Collider.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ Oliver, Glen (May 15, 2012). "Ample Sample Clips From PROMETHEUS' Score Are Now Online!!". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Prometheus Soundtrack now available for pre-order". The Weyland Chronicles (weylandchronicles.com). April 14, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ Marc Streitenfeld: Prometheus (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)