After two weeks of live-tweeting albums by Prince and Huey Lewis and The News, our third lockdown-era #TSDTweet will go beyond the hits into the furthest reaches of space…where no one can hear you scream.
That’s right: join our Twitter account on May 1 at 5 p.m. EST for a live listen-along to Jerry Goldsmith’s original soundtrack to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi suspense classic Alien (1979). The original LP, issued by 20th Century Records and available digitally (so streamers can listen along too), offers a very different experience than what was in the film, with substantial portions of the score edited (and even swapped out for other pieces by Goldsmith and others) in the final cut. But Scott has had nothing but praise for Goldsmith’s “dark beauty” in the years since, and composers Harry Gregson-Williams and Jed Kurzel incorporates themes from the film in the scores to Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017), prequels to the original film directed by Scott.
We’re looking forward to bursting out of your timeline on Friday – until then, check the air ducts and don’t open any mysterious eggs…!