Being Human, Series 1 & 2

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The British television series Being Human which is broadcast in the U.S. on the BBC America channel and is not to be confused with an American version with the same name on the Syfy network concerns three Bristol roommates who just happen to be a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost. This soundtrack album of composer Richard Wells' music for the show, 45 minutes culled from the five hours of cues he wrote for the first two seasons, is, perhaps not surprisingly, quite varied. The series is, to begin with, described as a comedy-drama, which expands the kinds of moods required for the accompanying music. Wells, who, according to writer/executive producer Toby Whithouse, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The British television series Being Human which is broadcast in the U.S. on the BBC America channel and is not to be confused with an American version with the same name on the Syfy network concerns three Bristol roommates who just happen to be a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost. This soundtrack album of composer Richard Wells' music for the show, 45 minutes culled from the five hours of cues he wrote for the first two seasons, is, perhaps not surprisingly, quite varied. The series is, to begin with, described as a comedy-drama, which expands the kinds of moods required for the accompanying music. Wells, who, according to writer/executive producer Toby Whithouse, declined to look at scripts in advance and composed his music after watching the episodes themselves, has not restricted himself to a specific overall style. Instead, he seems to have responded to the needs of particular episodes and scenes. So, his music can have traditional orchestral themes, as in the cue "A Second Chance," or delicate, contemplative keyboard passages played by the composer in "Resurrection" and "Someone Else." But Wells also clearly needs to underscore suspenseful action and even horror scenes, and he does so by bringing in industrial noise rock with searing sound effects in "Box Tunnel Massacre," "It's Coming," "Beautiful Chaos," and especially the shocking "Annie's Door." Contrast these, however, with the playful clarinet theme of "Leaving" and the delicate guitar harmonics of "Lucky," and the result is a collection suggesting a show that can be terrifying one moment and lighthearted the next.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2011
  • Label: Silva America
  • UPC: 738572134624
  • Catalog Number: 1346
  • Sales rank: 147,637

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Being Human (1:43)
  2. 2 Ancestors (2:12)
  3. 3 Annie's Theme (1:16)
  4. 4 A Wonderful Thing (2:22)
  5. 5 Box Tunnel Massacre (1:48)
  6. 6 Gilbert's Door (2:02)
  7. 7 Resurrection (2:43)
  8. 8 Spread A Little Joy (0:42)
  9. 9 Best Night Ever (1:00)
  10. 10 It's Coming (1:19)
  11. 11 Leaving (0:47)
  12. 12 Molly (0:37)
  13. 13 Beautiful Chaos (4:12)
  14. 14 Blood Addicts (0:47)
  15. 15 Someone Else (2:04)
  16. 16 Catacombs (2:47)
  17. 17 Lucky (0:46)
  18. 18 A Second Chance (1:16)
  19. 19 Vampire Annihilation (1:58)
  20. 20 Who's Laughing Now? (2:57)
  21. 21 Holding On (2:45)
  22. 22 Annie's Door (5:56)
  23. 23 Nina And George (1:01)
  24. 24 Full Moon (0:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Wells Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards
Caroline Dale Cello
Tony Hinnigan Flute, Cello, Electric Cello, Pan Pipes
Jeff Moore Violin
Belinda Sykes Vocals
Robert Foster Acoustic Guitar
Nick Bucknall Bass Clarinet
Christopher Tombling Violin
Felix Wareing Vocals
Diogo Vasconcellos Telecaster
Andy Reynolds Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Drums, Ocarina, Erhu
Technical Credits
David Stoner Executive Producer
Nick Taylor Engineer
Reynold D'Silva Executive Producer
Mazen Murad Mastering
Usha Chauhan Artwork
Toby Whithouse Liner Notes
Alex Golding Engineer
Richard Wells Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Orchestration
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