Twilight Zone – The 40th Anniversary Collection

Twilight Zone:
The 40th Anniversary Collection
(1999)
4CDs Of Surefire Anxiety

A slew of the best original scores from TV’s The Twilight Zone, circa 1959-1964. With composers like Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith & Fred Steiner on board, The Twilight Zone set the bar high for genre-bending, anxiety-inducing, sometimes downright creepy music. Herrmann’s hi-fi sci-fi spaciness is a highlight, and disc 1 is a great stand alone Herrmann CD, featuring The Outer Space Suite in its entirety, alongside his lesser known original opening Zone theme. Young Jerry Goldsmith’s 50′s jazz scores are a blast. Four discs featuring nearly two dozen 8-to-12 minute shots of sense nostalgia and subliminal paranoia. The talent ran so deep that, even with 4CDs, there was no room for Goldsmith’s outstanding “The Four Of Us Are Dying” score. A worthy addition to any collection. It’s not cheap at Amazon, HERE.


1
Rod Open: Season 1
(0:28) Bernard Herrmann
Main Title: First Season (1:14) Bernard Herrmann
Where Is Everybody?
(11:23) Bernard Herrmann
End Title: First Season
(1:08) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Prelude
(3:56) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Signals
(1:31) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Space Drift
(3:18) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Space Stations
(1:25) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Time Suspense
(4:28) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Starlight
(2:56) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Danger
(1:30) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Moonscape
(2:31) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Airlock
(0:55) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: Tycho
(2:04) Bernard Herrmann
The Outer Space Suite: The Earth
(1:20) Bernard Herrmann
Alternate Main Title #2
(0:31) Bernard Herrmann
Walking Distance
(12:28) Bernard Herrmann
Alternate End Title #2
(0:46) Bernard Herrmann
The Hitchhiker
(7:14) Bernard Herrmann
Alternate Main Title #3
(0:32) Bernard Herrmann
The Lonely
(11:11) Bernard Herrmann
Alternate End Title #3
(1:08) Bernard Herrmann

2
Rod Open: Season 2
(0:30) Marius Constant
Main Title: Second Season
(0:31) Marius Constant
Back There (12:52) Jerry Goldsmith
The Big Tall Wish
(11:56) Jerry Goldsmith
The Invaders
(12:53) Jerry Goldsmith
Dust
(11:34) Jerry Goldsmith
Jazz Theme #1
(9:15) Jerry Goldsmith
Jazz Theme #2
(3:15) Jerry Goldsmith
Nervous Man In A $4 Room
(8:17) Jerry Goldsmith
End Title: Second Season
(0:45) Marius Constant

3
Rod Open: Season 3
(0:30) Marius Constant
Main Title: Second Season
(0:30) Marius Constant
Perchance To Dream
(9:52) Nathan Van Cleave
Elegy
(8:17) Nathan Van Cleave
Two
(12:09) Nathan Van Cleave
I Sing The Body Electric
(11:44) Nathan Van Cleave
A World Of Difference
(11:50) Nathan Van Cleave
A Stop At Willoughby
(12:26) Nathan Scott
Street Moods In Jazz
(4:07) Rene Garriguenc
End Title: Second Season
(0:45) Marius Constant

4
Rod Open: Season 4/5
(0:34) Marius Constant
Main Title: Alternate
(0:41) Marius Constant
100 Yards Over The Rim
(12:17) Fred Steiner
King 9 Will Not Return
(11:12) Fred Steiner
The Passersby
(12:59) Fred Steiner
When The Sky Was Opened
(11:57) Leonard Rosenman
The Trouble With Templeton
(11:46) Jeff Alexander
Sixteen Millimeter Shrine
(10:50) Franz Waxman
End Title: Alternate
(0:56) Marius Constant

 

15 Comments

  • 1
    yesyesyes
    July 31, 2008 - 23:51 | Permalink

    Who Knew? Thanks!

  • 2
    KingSizeMong
    August 1, 2008 - 05:37 | Permalink

    Amazing post, thanks.

  • 3
    Anonymous
    August 3, 2008 - 16:32 | Permalink

    Whoa, flashback. Great stuff. Thanks a million.

  • 4
    Willard
    May 26, 2011 - 14:39 | Permalink

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    Search HERE
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  • 5
    March 28, 2012 - 18:13 | Permalink

    I was ordered to get a copy of this by a certain wormhole master. I always obey a Captain!

  • 6
    Willard
    March 28, 2012 - 18:40 | Permalink

    The price is right, anyway.

    • 7
      March 28, 2012 - 22:37 | Permalink

      Ha…The price is always right, and as always, It IS appreciated!
      btw- I have the Jerry Goldsmith ST for City Hall if your interested, it is truly an amazing piece of work

      • 8
        Willard
        March 28, 2012 - 23:12 | Permalink

        The Pacino flick? I’ve seen the movie, but don’t recall the music. Goldsmith’s generally a great writer, though.

        • 9
          March 29, 2012 - 10:45 | Permalink

          Yeah, he really out-did himself on this one. The Gershwin influences are amazing, and the whole thing has a Noir-ish feel. I posted the link. I also have the “Gauntlet” OST by Jerry Fielding, which he based on “Sketches of Spain”.

          • 10
            Willard
            March 29, 2012 - 11:16 | Permalink

            Many thanks Don. I’ll check it out this weekend.

  • 11
    Cherex
    July 4, 2012 - 08:32 | Permalink

    Willard:
    You are a fantastic guy! Thanks a lot for his musical taste. I love this address.
    Best regards

  • 12
    September 1, 2012 - 00:28 | Permalink

    I’ve been looking frantically for this CD release/issue since my old copy is newly MIA.

    I can’t afford to purchase again and I found this site. Looks like I’m too late because I can’t find a link.

    Can this be re-upped, please, assuming you have the time (and a spare copy lying about)? I would be eternally grateful and I’ll add this site to my regular future internet rounds.

    Thanks and cheers to you!

    c

  • 13
    Willard
    September 1, 2012 - 01:06 | Permalink

    Comment #4

  • 14
    escomambo
    April 7, 2013 - 15:54 | Permalink

    …another moochas G for this collection Mr W

    • 15
      Willard
      April 9, 2013 - 00:26 | Permalink

      You bet. It’s a great collection.

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