The files below are audio "snippets" drawn from the "Down from the Sky" video. More will be posted soon.
To keep file size smalls, the audio was saved in mp3 format. The full DVD and CD provide much higher quality.
#1. The Arrival
Context: Life on Earth takes a new turn as an alien spacecraft crashes into the shallow waters in the Middle East. This file features one of the musical's first songs, "There goes the Neighborhood", sung from the perspective of the indigenous animals.
Context: The aliens have come down to Earth, about 400,000 BCE. They have come in search of gold, which they desperately need to fix the depleting atmosphere of their home planet, Marduk. They find some limited amounts of gold in the waters of what we today call the Middle East. But there is not a great deal. They have to decide whether to move ahead and extract as much as they can, or find some alternative plan--which might mean moving on to another planet in hopes of finding more abundant gold deposits.