- A Theme for the Wheel of Time
- Return to Emonds Fields
- Song for Moiraine
- Traveling the Ways
- Spears and Buckler
- Dream Walker
- The Knowledge of the Wise Ones
- The Winespring Reel
- The Halls of Tar Valon
- Search for the Black Ajah
- Ladies of the Tower
- The Game of Houses
- Voyage of the Sea Folk
- Heart of the Wolf
- Journey Through the Waste
- Lan the Warder
- March of the Trollocs
- Rand's Theme (Fanfare for the Dragon Reborn)
- The Aiel Approach (Dahl of a Chant)
A Soundtrack for the Wheel of Timeby Robert Berry
A Soundtrack for the Wheel of Time is the creation of Robert Berry (Three). It is a soundtrack album created not for a film or television show, but rather to accompany a series of books. The fantasy books are written by Robert Jordan, who has officially endorsed this album. Berry hooked up with several artists to do the album. They include Lief Sorbye (Tempest, Caliban), Andy Frazier, Lisa Bouchelle (Mastermind), and Michael Mullen (formerly of both Tempest and Caliban). Since two of those musicians are from Tempest, a Celtic rock band that Berry has long been associated with, it should come as no surprise that much of the music has a strong Celtic texture. There are certainly other things going on here as well, though. Chief among the sounds that show up are leanings toward the music of such artists as the Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, and Tangerine Dream. The majority of the disc, as one would expect from a soundtrack, is instrumental. The album should succeed at what it is intended to be, a soundtrack to use as music while reading the books.
- Release Date:
- Magna Carta
Performance CreditsRobert Berry Primary Artist,Track Performer
Lief Sorbye Mandolin
Michael Mallen Violin
Technical CreditsRobert Berry Producer
Darrell Sweet Cover Art
Mike Varney Executive Producer
Peter Morticelli Creative Consultant
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I'm a big Wheel of Time fan, so I'm slightly biased, but I love this music (much of it is from the video game). It's a very gentle rock, no lyrics, slightly new age, with a Celtic sound. Very, very beautiful and relaxing to listen to.
Im not saying that the music sucks, because it doesnt. Its really good in fact, but to me, it doesnt seem like it fits with the book. I was expecting something more like the LOTR soundtrack, with a small orchestra, etc...
I've read and re-read the series time and time again. I concur with the fellow above--this music, I feel, just doesn't capture the adventurousness of the Wheel of Time series. I, too, was expecting a more symphonic sound; a single male vocalist plucking a few guitar strings just doesn't make me envision our heros running from Trollocs and wielding the Power.
The whole thing just didnt turn out right, there was not the right instraments, i wanted a good soundtrack that fit with the book. but the songs did not mach the topics. the books are just soo much better and deserve a better soundtrack.
I would have to say that after listening to the selections, I was upset. It is not that the music was bad but, more like the music was wrong for this particular idea. I think the music presents the image of the books as childish and cartoon-like. I felt as if I could have enjoyed it more if I did not feel like I was a child when listening to it. I have read the books and Jordan is my favorite author and I do not believe this music gives his work justice. However, the thing I did like about it was the first song. That was the only song that I thought had a chance.
I've read the series many times,and this soundtrack doesn't do it justice. No offense Robert Berry, but the attempt at " epicness" was just wrong, especially given the names of the songs. There was also very little to differentiate songs that should have had numerous differences. The voyage of the seafolk mainly. I appreciate the effort, but this album is not representative of the series.