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DISTRICT 9

Clinton Shorter
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2009
11
29:45
Sony Pictures Entertainment

DISTRICT 9: Expanded Score

Clinton Shorter
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2014
19
54:22
Spacelab9

Vinyl edition

 

REVIEW

District 9 (ENGLISH)

District 9 (Clinton Shorter). It is curious that in the middle 21st century the vinyl format has made its own space in the sales of soundtracks, when later digital formats like the CD are in full setback of sales. It seems that there still exists a sufficient number of purists of the sound who prefer listening to a soundtrack from a vinyl in order that soundtrack albums like Man of Steel or The Dark Knight were released also in this format from the moment of its release.

But the vinyl release of District 9 is a more special case. It is not the case of a best-seller composer like it is Hans Zimmer and the movie has not just released in cinemas, but the label Spacelab9 risks editing an expanded version with a deluxe packaging, that includes images from the film and liner notes from director Neill Blomkamp and composer Clinton Shorter.

Though the original version has only 30 minutes of music, the 2014 edition, in spite of being expanded, it is less than an hour of duration, though the increase of time length with regard to the original album is raised (almost the double). It's a shame that this edition does not be released in CD or digital download formats for the fans for that the vinyl supposes a way of listening music that stays far away in time.

Distrito 9 (ESPAÑOL)

Distrito 9 (Clinton Shorter). Es curioso que en pleno siglo XXI el formato vinilo se haya hecho un hueco en la venta de bandas sonoras, cuando formatos digitales posteriores como el CD están en pleno retroceso de ventas. Parece ser que aún existe un número suficiente de puristas del sonido que prefieren escuchar una banda sonora de un disco como para que ediciones de bandas sonoras como El Hombre de Acero o El Caballero Oscuro se editen también en este formato desde el momento de su lanzamiento.

Distrito 9 es un caso más especial, aun si cabe. No se trata de un compositor superventas como lo es Hans Zimmer y la película no acaba de salir en cines, pero el sello Spacelab9 se arriesga editando una versión extendida con un empaquetado deluxe, que incluye tanto imágenes del film como notas del director de la cinta, Neill Blomkamp, y del compositor Clinton Shorter.

Si bien la edición original contaba con apenas 30 minutos de música, esta, a pesar de ser extendida, no llega a la hora de duración, si bien el incremento de minutaje respecto al álbum original es elevado (casi el doble). Una pena que no se edite una versión en CD o en descarga digital para los aficionados para los que el disco de vinilo supone una manera de escuchar música que queda muy atrás en el tiempo.

TRACK LISTINGS
DISTRICT 9 (2009)
Total Time: 29:45
  1. District 9 (6:28)
  2. I Want That Arm (2:13)
  3. She Calls (1:35)
  4. Exosuit (3:15)
  5. Harvesting Material (1:46)
  6. Heading Home (1:14)
  1. A Lot of Secrets (2:27)
  2. Back to D9 (1:45)
  3. Wikus is Still Running (2:57)
  4. Get Him Talking (2:05)
  5. Prawnkus (4:00)
DISTRICT 9: Expanded Score (2014)
Total Time: 54:22
DISC 1 (24:16) DISC 2 (30:06)
    SIDE A:
  1. A Lot of Secrets (2:28)
  2. Field Officer (2:17)
  3. Heading To District 9 (2:11)
  4. Flaunting The Law (1:21)
  5. Hospital (3:02)

  6. SIDE B:
  7. Gun Test (2:48)
  8. Harvesting Material (1:45)
  9. Wikus Is Still Running (2:58)
  10. Back To District 9 (1:46)
  11. You Can Fix This (3:40)
    SIDE A:
  1. She Calls (1:36)
  2. How Many Moons (1:37)
  3. I Want That Arm (3:30)
  4. Dropship (6:17)
  5. Get Him Talking (2:06)

  6. SIDE B:
  7. Exosuit (3:16)
  8. District 9 (6:29)
  9. Heading Home (1:15)
  10. Prawnkus (4:00)

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