Eureka [Original Soundtrack from the Sci-Fi Channel Television Series]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The producers of Eureka, the Sci-Fi Channel series about a top-secret town full of geniuses in the Pacific Northwest, decided to switch composers for the second season and turned to Bear McCreary, best known for his work on another Sci-Fi Channel show, Battlestar Galactica. As heard on this 77-minute disc of excerpts from the season's episodes, McCreary naturally has taken a very different approach to the music than he does with the other series. His basic conception seems to have been to evoke the rural, Western, small-town setting of the show by using country-rock and Americana styles played on acoustic guitars, his own accordion, and even an Australian didgeridoo, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The producers of Eureka, the Sci-Fi Channel series about a top-secret town full of geniuses in the Pacific Northwest, decided to switch composers for the second season and turned to Bear McCreary, best known for his work on another Sci-Fi Channel show, Battlestar Galactica. As heard on this 77-minute disc of excerpts from the season's episodes, McCreary naturally has taken a very different approach to the music than he does with the other series. His basic conception seems to have been to evoke the rural, Western, small-town setting of the show by using country-rock and Americana styles played on acoustic guitars, his own accordion, and even an Australian didgeridoo, while getting across the science fiction aspects by oddly mixing in sometimes cheesy synthesizer parts that sound like they've been borrowed from some outdated video game. In so doing, he expresses musically what the program's executive producer, Charlie Craig, calls in his liner notes "the mixture of mystery and whimsy that is our show." Covering varying episodes from an entire season, the soundtrack album also brings in some tracks that diverge from McCreary's approach, including the brief main title theme, "Eureka on My Mind," written by John Enroth and former Devo leader Mark Mothersbaugh; the blue-eyed soul song "Let's Get Hitched," written and performed by Brendan McCreary (presumably some relation to the composer); and Captain Ahab's "EurekAerobics," a synth-rock dance theme. But much of this music sounds like what might be heard in some Western bar if a band was playing while kids banged away at video games in the back.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924107621
  • Catalog Number: 1076
  • Sales rank: 112,772

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eureka on My Mind, song (for the television series 'Eureka') (0:32)
  2. 2 Sherriff Carter's Theme (from the episode 'Maneater') (3:29)
  3. 3 Prehistoric Love Spores (from the episode 'Maneater') (2:40)
  4. 4 Allison's Theme (from the episode 'Games People Play') (2:54)
  5. 5 Through the Vortex (from the episode 'Games People Play') (5:04)
  6. 6 Fargo's Theme (from the episode 'Noche de Sueños') (2:51)
  7. 7 The Mask of Fargo (from the episode 'Noche de Sueños') (2:29)
  8. 8 The S.A.R.A.H. Mobile (as used in the episode 'Duck, Duck, Goose') (1:18)
  9. 9 Let's Get Hitched, song (for the television series 'Eureka') - Brendan McCreary (3:56)
  10. 10 When You Wish upon Falling Debris (from the episode 'Duck, Duck, Goose' (3:12)
  11. 11 Little Big Bang (from the episode 'E=MC...?') (2:35)
  12. 12 Henry's Theme (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamics') (5:23)
  13. 13 Taggart's Theme (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamics') (2:04)
  14. 14 The Laser Cannon (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamics') (1:56)
  15. 15 Noche de Sueños (from the episode 'Noche de Sueños') (3:25)
  16. 16 A Nuke for Fargo (from the episode 'Try, Try Again') (5:43)
  17. 17 EurekAerobics, song (for the television series 'Eureka') - Captain Ahab (2:33)
  18. 18 Victor's Getaway (from the episode 'Try, Try Again') (0:36)
  19. 19 Henry and Beverly (from the episode 'All that Glitters') (4:26)
  20. 20 Jack and Callie (from the episodes 'Sight Unseen' and 'Maneater') (2:33)
  21. 21 Everyone's Dumb (from the episode 'E=MC...?') (1:50)
  22. 22 The Heathers (from the episode 'Duck, Duck, Goose') (0:39)
  23. 23 Zane on the Lam (from the episode 'E=MC...?') (2:44)
  24. 24 Erotomania! (from the episode 'Maneater') (2:28)
  25. 25 A Night at Global Dynamics (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamic (3:54)
  26. 26 Threat of Nuclear Cleaning (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamic (2:21)
  27. 27 A Town Called Eureka (2:13)
  28. 28 Eureka on My Mind, song (for the television series 'Eureka') (0:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bear McCreary Primary Artist, Accordion, Keyboards, Melodica
Steve Bartek Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ira Ingber Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Wendell Kelly Trombone
Doug Lacy Vocals, Didjeridu
Chris Bleth Woodwind
Captain Ahab Group
Brendan McCreary Vocals
Carlos De La Paz Guitar
Peter De Siena Trumpet
Peter De Siena Trumpet
Carlos De La Paz Guitar
M.B. Gordy Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Mark Mothersbaugh Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Mark Banning Art Direction
Steve Kaplan Producer, Score Producer, Audio Production
Ford A. Thaxton Producer, Audio Production
James Nelson Digital Editing, Mastering
Michael V. Gerhard Executive Producer
Matt Verboys Executive Producer
Captain Ahab Composer
Bear McCreary Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration, Score Producer, Audio Production
John Enroth Composer
Brendan McCreary Composer, Producer, Scoring Assistant
Brandon Roberts Orchestration
Charlie Craig Liner Notes
Aaron Roethe Orchestration, Additional Music
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