Red Planet

Red Planet

by Graeme Revell



Peter Gabriel may have written "The Tower That Ate People" for Britain's Millennium Show on New Year's Eve 1999, but it also makes a whirling-dervish of an opener for the tasty, eclectic soundtrack to the Val Kilmer sci-fi thriller. Featuring guitar work by trance music pioneer and electronica wiz BT, the song appears later in the album as a remix. The voice of young soprano Emma Shapplin sizzles on the chilling "The Inferno," a hypnotic and otherworldly track that'll have you hitting the repeat button. With composer Graeme Revell (The Siege, The Insider) and a male chorus as backup, Shapplin trills "Canto XXX" in 14th-century Italian, atop pulsing dance beats. Brit DJs Different Gear offer a tame reworking of the politically-charged 1979 Police hit, "When the World Is Running Down" (a smash hit overseas). From Sting's latest album, Brand New Day, the hauntingly beautiful "A Thousand Years" is a sultry declaration of love. Tying it all together are Revell's masterfully dramatic themes, which are interwoven throughout the soundtrack. If Mars isn't like this, it ought to be.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2000
Label: Ark 21
UPC: 0618681006329
catalogNumber: 810063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Graeme Revell   Primary Artist
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Strange Cargo   Track Performer
Emma Shapplin   Track Performer
Different Gear   Track Performer
Melissa Kaplan   Track Performer
Carrie-Anne Moss   Dialogue
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master

Technical Credits

Peter Gabriel   Producer
Sting   Producer
Gary LeMel   Executive Music Supervisor
Graeme Revell   Producer
Stevo Glendinning   Executive Producer
Isobel Griffiths   Orchestration Reconstruction
Paul Haslinger   Producer
Kipper   Producer
Stephen McLaughlin   Engineer
Steve Osborne   Remixing
Tim Simonec   Orchestration
Doug Frank   Executive Music Supervisor
Dale Voelker   Graphic Design
Lisa Margolis   Album Administrator
Keith Zajic   Album Administrator
Miles Copeland   Executive Producer

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