Battlestar Galactica: Season Two [Sci Fi Channel Series]

Battlestar Galactica: Season Two [Sci Fi Channel Series]

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by Bear McCreary
     
 

There have been various versions of the television series Battlestar Galactica -- the original network series that ran on ABC from 1978 to 1980, a mini-series in 2003, and a new cable series on the Sci Fi Channel beginning in 2004 -- and, confusingly, they have all used the same title, without any distinguishing addition such as "The New Generation" to help outSee more details below

Overview

There have been various versions of the television series Battlestar Galactica -- the original network series that ran on ABC from 1978 to 1980, a mini-series in 2003, and a new cable series on the Sci Fi Channel beginning in 2004 -- and, confusingly, they have all used the same title, without any distinguishing addition such as "The New Generation" to help out viewers. And they have all produced soundtrack albums, which can make things even more confusing. This album chronicles the second season of the Sci Fi Channel series, which ran from 2005 to 2006. Like the first season, it featured music composed by Bear McCreary. As a writer of background music for a science fiction project, McCreary has displayed two unusual characteristics. First, he has not restricted himself to symphonic or synthesized orchestral sounds to evoke the outer space setting. His approach is much more eclectic, and much more concerned with ethnic and world styles, which would seem a bit, well, earthbound, but appears to work for the series. Second, he is a big aficionado of drums: big, thundering drums. Both of these characteristics were on display in the soundtrack album for the first season of the Sci Fi Channel series, released in 2005, and they are both on display on this sequel, if not quite as much. True, McCreary turns to his big drums, for example, in "Scar" and at the end of the lengthy "Prelude to War," and his eclecticism comes out in, for example, the Scottish feel of "Reuniting the Fleet" and the heavy metal-crossed-with-Indian styles of the closing track, "Black Market." But he seems to have had more time and more money to work with the second time around, and he seems to have used it to bring in more traditional, string-filled orchestra sections to go with his mix-and-match music. The result is an album that is a showcase for a composer with quite varied skills. (Fans of the original series may be pleased to hear that McCreary also feels confident enough to slip in a bit of Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson's music from the original series in the opening track, "Colonial Anthem.")

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2006
Label:
La-La Land Records
UPC:
0826924104927
catalogNumber:
1049

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Tracks

  1. Season Two: Colonial Anthem ("Theme from Battlestar Galactica") from "F
  2. Season Two: Baltar's Dream from "Valley of Darkness" [From Valley of Da
  3. Season Two: Escape from the Farm from "The Farm"
  4. Season Two: A Promise to Return from "The Farm"
  5. Season Two: Allegro from "Home", Part One
  6. Season Two: Martial Law from "Fragged"
  7. Season Two: Standing in the Mud from "Black Market"
  8. Season Two: Pegasus from "Pegasus"
  9. Season Two: Lords of Kobol from "Pegasus"
  10. Season Two: Something Dark is Coming from "Lay Down Your Burdens", Part
  11. Season Two: Scar from "Scar"
  12. Season Two: Epiphanies from "Epiphanies"
  13. Season Two: Roslin and Adama from "Resurrection Ship", Parts One and Tw
  14. Season Two: Gina Escapes from "Resurrection Ship", Part Two [From Resur
  15. Season Two: Dark Unions from "Lay Down Your Burdens", Part Two [From La
  16. Season Two: The Cylon Prisoner from "Pegasus"
  17. Season Two: Prelude to War from "Pegasus" and "Resurrection Ship", Part
  18. Season Two: Reuniting the Fleet from "Home", Parts One and Two [From Ho
  19. Season Two: Roslin Confesses from "Lay Down Your Burdens", Part Two [Fr
  20. Season Two: One Year Later from "Lay Down Your Burdens", Part Two [From
  21. Season Two: Worthy of Survival from "Lay Down Your Burdens", Part Two [
  22. Main Title
  23. Season Two: Black Market from "Black Market"

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bear McCreary   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Conductor
John Avila   Electric Bass
Steve Bartek   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Paul Cartwright   Violin,Electric Violin
Steve Durnin   French Horn
Kirstin Fife   Violin
Juliann French   Violin
Melissa "Missy" Hasin   Cello
Peter Kent   Violin
Maria Newman   Viola
Michael Now   Vocals
Bart Samolis   Double Bass
David Stenske   Viola
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Francine Walsh   Violin
John Wittenberg   Violin
Shari Zippert   Violin
Eric Rigler   uillean pipes,Irish Whistle
Dave Stone   Double Bass
Susan Chatman   Violin
Karen Elaine Bakunin   Viola
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Norm Hughes   Violin
Peggy Baldwin   Cello
Norman Ludwin   Double Bass
Rudy Stein   Cello
Chris Bleth   Wind Instruments
Alexander Isles   Trombone
Daniel Kelly   French Horn
Laurence Greenfield   Violin
Lynn Grants   Viola
Cameron Patrick   Violin
Kathleen Robertson   Violin
Robert Anderson   Violin
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Ludvig Girdland   Violin
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson   Viola
Marda Todd   Viola
Sharon Jackson   Violin
Briana Bandy   Viola
Rudolph Stein   Cello
Scott Hosfeld   Viola
Jessica van Velzen   Viola
Supernova String Quartet   String Quartet
Jacob Szekely   Cello
Charlie Evert   Violin
Vladimir Polimikiti   Violin
Caitanya Riggs   Vocals
Marium Mayer   Viola
Kirsten Fife   Violin
David Stone   Double Bass
Raya Yrbrough   Vocals
Julie Rodgers   Violin
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Alex Isles   Trombone
Songa Lee-Kitto   Violin
Bt4   Vocals
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Erika Walczak   Violin
Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez   Drums
M.B. Gordy   Percussion
Giovanna Clayton   Cello

Technical Credits

Mark Banning   Art Direction
Gordon Fordyce   Engineer
Richard Gibbs   Composer
Steve Kaplan   Producer,Score Producer,Audio Production,Engineering
Ford A. Thaxton   Producer
Stu Phillips & the Hollyridge Strings   Composer
Glen A. Larson   Composer
Michael V. Gerhard   Executive Producer
Matt Verboys   Executive Producer
Stu Phillips   Composer
Bear McCreary   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Adaptation,Score Producer,Audio Production,MIDI Programming
Ronald D. Moore   Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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