I got this album it is really a very different take which would have suited
the movie just fine. Just wish there was a way to sink up the music with the
actual film and watch it all together.
But knowing how "The Kubrick" was, it is not surprising he threw out an
entire original score.
When they were building the models for the movie 2001 Kubrick would
frequently review the model builders work. Sometimes he would get so
disspleased with the work that was being done he would take blunt
instruments and smash up the model right in front of the builder and say
some along the lines of "Build it again". There was a concern in England
where the effects shots were done that Kubrick would run out of model
buidlers because many would quit that put up with his "work ethic".
> Movie music trivia: "Zarathustra", "Blue Danube", etc were NOT the
> pieces used in "2001 a space odyssey". But director Stanley Kubrick
> surprised the living hell out of film composer Alex North ["Spartacus"
> others] by substituting them instead of the original stuff Alex scored,
> recorded and *thought* he was going to hear at the premier showing!
> Click on "listen to samples".