“After almost forty years have passed since the release of 2001, it is wonderful that Alex North’s score is finally available to be heard for the first time in its original incarnation. Stanley Kubrick held Alex North in high regard, but ultimately chose to take his film in a different musical direction, and while that may have been disappointing for Alex, it was a decision that helped make 2001 an “ageless” experience, grounded as it is in the work of Richard and Johann Strauss, Aram Khatchaturian, and Gyorgy Ligeti. Alex North, however as his long and storied career demonstrates, is a composer of the highest quality and his contribution to this seminal cinematic work is more than worthy of recognition as an important part of this film classic’s history.” 
                                                – JAN HARLAN