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Label: Elektra - Ex Promo 14 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country •
Released on June 2,the album features songs by various artists, including several who had contributed to Various - Elektra June Releases earlier album Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Filesand consists mostly of cover versions or reworkings of earlier material. The X-Files: The Album received mostly positive criticism upon its release, and charted in several countries worldwide, recording a peak position of number 5 in New Zealand.
Although The X-Files: The Album is the soundtrack to the film The X-Filesonly one of the album's songs—"Crystal Ship" by X —is actually heard during the film, briefly playing on a jukebox during a brief scene. Many of the songs on The X-Files: The Album are cover versions or reworkings of earlier material—singer Sting collaborated with the group Aswad to perform a reggae cover of "Invisible Sun", which he had earlier recorded with The Police ; Filter 's " One " is a rearrangement of a song made famous by Three Dog Night ; while Foo Fighters contributed a new version of their song " Walking After You ".
The track features a spoken word segment by Carter which explains the series' overarching mythology up to the film's release. Various - Elektra June Releases X-Files: The Album was first released on June 2,with international releases occurring between July and October that same year.
The X-Files: The Album has received generally positive reviews. AllMusic 's Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the soundtrack four stars out of five, calling it "the best alt-rock soundtrack of the summer of ". Erlewine singled out "Beacon Light" and "Hunter" as particular highlights of the album.
Browne found that the contributions by Noel Gallagher and Ween matched the tone of The X-Filesbut felt that Tonic, Filter, Sting and Aswad had been included out of commercial rather Various - Elektra June Releases artistic interest. Club considered the soundtrack to be less interesting than the accompanying film scorefinding the album's roster to be formulaic Introduction - Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session several of its tracks to not be particularly "revelatory" or "radical".
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