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Mac and Me

Posted by Tim Horemans

Added on Monday, April 28, 2014

Mac and Me

Quartet Records releases Alan Silvestri's complete score!

Quartet Records and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are proud to present the world premiere of one of Alan Silvestris major symphonic worksan album long overdue for release.

1988s Mac and Me paid hapless homage to a certain 1982 blockbuster about the adventures of an adorable, earth-bound alien and his young human friend. But what made Mac and Me stand out from other imitators were its hilariously overt product plugs (including the film debut of an iconic fast-food clown), its barely mobile extraterrestrial, and a tone that swung wildly from cartoonish humor to jaw-dropping peril. And one other element of Mac and Me stood out for being legitimately goodits wonderful score by Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Clean Slate, Cosmos).

The exciting symphonic scoreconducted by the composeris an orchestral tour-de-force which brings us back to the glorious sound of American adventure films in the 80s. It was written in 1988, between Silvestris unforgettable scores for Whos Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Abyss.

Containing the complete score, mastered both from stereo sources courtesy of MGM and the composers personal tapes, the CD includes the two pop songs Silvestri wrote for the film. The 12-page full-color booklet includes liner notes by Daniel Schweiger.

Track list

1. Family Planet (4:15)
2. Overture (4:31)
3. Mac Escapes (2:46)
4. Mac Stows Away / Grabs Coke (0:24)
5. Into the Valley / Pretty Nice (1:38)
6. New Home (1:28)
7. Family Photo (1:01)
8. Shower Prints (1:18)
9. First Night Out (1:40)
10. Mac Cries (1:15)
11. Eric Takes the Plunge (2:59)
12. Mac on the Hill (0:50)
13. Mac Trapped in Vac (4:13)
14. Strange Pets (0:43)
15. The Question Is What (2:37)
6. Car Chase (1:24)
17. I Wont Let Anybody Hurt You (2:34)
18. Big Chase (3:37)
19. Shes Alive (4:10)
20. Theyre Not Dangerous (2:07)
21. Raising the Dead (4:27)
22. Youre Not An Stranger Anymore (3:45)
23. Take Me (Ill Follow You) (5:33)

Total time: 59 minutes