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Battlestar Galactica: Season One [Sci Fi Channel Series]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
What with the scores John Williams has penned for the Star Wars movies and those of Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, and others for the Star Trek films, you'd think it was settled that the music of science fiction involves grand themes and lush orchestral arrangements reminiscent of European classical music. But Bear McCreary, who has taken on the task of scoring the second television series to be called Battlestar Galactica a sort of "next generation" sequel to the 1978 series, has a very different view. To McCreary, space music can sound like almost any earth-bound style, although he is particularly fond of drums. Martial drums, Burundi-style drums, tympani, marching ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
What with the scores John Williams has penned for the Star Wars movies and those of Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, and others for the Star Trek films, you'd think it was settled that the music of science fiction involves grand themes and lush orchestral arrangements reminiscent of European classical music. But Bear McCreary, who has taken on the task of scoring the second television series to be called Battlestar Galactica a sort of "next generation" sequel to the 1978 series, has a very different view. To McCreary, space music can sound like almost any earth-bound style, although he is particularly fond of drums. Martial drums, Burundi-style drums, tympani, marching band drums, you name it, McCreary likes it, and he devotes many of the 30 cues on Battlestar Galactica: Season One 78 minutes culled from over five hours of music heard on the first season of the show to percussion showcases. But that's not all by a long shot. Determined to demonstrate his mastery of musical styles, McCreary writes faux opera "Battlestar Operatica", muzak "Battlestar Muzaktica", string quartets "The Dinner Party", Celtic music "Wander My Friends", and more, bringing in vocalists here and there to sing in Latin, Gaelic, and Italian. Now and then, he also gives us echoey, electronic interludes that actually suggest the science fiction setting of the series. But all of these are just side trips in the main percussion fest that to McCreary is what battlestars should sound like banging around in the great beyond. In space, it seems, everyone can hear you drum.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924103227
  • Catalog Number: 1032
  • Sales rank: 10,158

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bear McCreary Primary Artist, Vocals
Michael Now Vocals
Lillis Ó Laoire Vocals
Ken Stacey Vocals
Brendan McCreary Vocals
Technical Credits
Mark Banning Art Direction
Gordon Fordyce Engineer
Richard Gibbs Composer
Steve Kaplan Producer, Engineer, Score Producer, Audio Production
Ford A. Thaxton Producer
James Nelson Digital Editing, Mastering
Michael V. Gerhard Executive Producer
Matt Verboys Executive Producer
Bear McCreary Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Score Producer, Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Battlestar Galactica: Season One [Sci-Fi Channel Series]

    I'll make it short and sweet, especially sweet. The music of battlestar galactica has always had me completely enthralled, and really, truly did 'put me there',if you will.The ranges of different genres the McCreary has pulled of here has fascinated me, especially for a sci-fi program. I would absolutely recommend this cd for anyone with taste, or any fan of Galactica.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Battlestar Galactica: Season One [Sci-Fi Channel Series]

    I'll make it short and sweet, especially sweet. The music of battlestar galactica has always had me completely enthralled, and really, truly did 'put me there',if you will.The range of different genres that McCreary has pulled off here has fascinated me, especially for a sci-fi program. I would absolutely recommend this cd for anyone with taste, or any fan of Galactica.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Well Done

    I really enjoy the Science Fiction genre. Science Fiction seems to lend more to the imagination, allowing you to spark an idea and move forward with that idea. Here we find a very nice collection of music that has definitely cast a new light in the Science Fiction genre. I enjoy the new version of Battlestar Galactica immensely. One of the main reasons I enjoy the series so much is the music. I need to stay entertained on many different levels when I am watching a television show. The music for this series has absolutely provided a level of entertainment that has been missing from the genre for quite some time. The country music of Enterprise, was disappointing. What Battlestar Galactica has managed to achieve is very impressive. Tribal, Emotional, Spiritual, Uplifting, Motivational, Different are just a few words I choose to describe the music on this CD. Congratulations on putting out a collection of music on a CD worthy of being purchased Bear McCreary!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful moving piece that leaves you breathless!

    Bear McCreary has done a wonderful job with succeeding Richard Gibbs. When I first listened to the soundtrack, I felt instantly transported to the Galactica. It was as if I was Starbuck flying in the viper or Commander Adama watching over his crew. It is an amazing experience! This CD is a must have for any fan of Battlestar! Tracks I enjoyed especially: 10,21,24,25,26,27,30

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