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Firefly [Original Television Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Fans of the insular Joss Whedon sci-fi Western Firefly have been clamoring for a soundtrack since the series premiered in 2002. Composer Greg Edmonson's genre-bending experiment in orchestral country music struck a chord with audiences and critics alike. It was a maverick score for an even more maverick television show. Ironically, Firefly gained the majority of its momentum in the wake of its cancellation. Fueled in part by an extremely vocal fan base, Whedon took the good ship Serenity to the big screen in 2005, but tapped composer David Newman to replace Edmonson. Newman's rich score hinted at the renegade sprit of the series, but its ten-gallon hat was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Fans of the insular Joss Whedon sci-fi Western Firefly have been clamoring for a soundtrack since the series premiered in 2002. Composer Greg Edmonson's genre-bending experiment in orchestral country music struck a chord with audiences and critics alike. It was a maverick score for an even more maverick television show. Ironically, Firefly gained the majority of its momentum in the wake of its cancellation. Fueled in part by an extremely vocal fan base, Whedon took the good ship Serenity to the big screen in 2005, but tapped composer David Newman to replace Edmonson. Newman's rich score hinted at the renegade sprit of the series, but its ten-gallon hat was perpetually tipped toward the kind of big, brassy Hollywood bombast that permeates the action/adventure genre. Edmonson's vision for the show mirrored Whedon's, as evidenced by the twangy theme song, written by Whedon and sung by Sonny Rhodes. Firefly's fiddles, dobros, and banjos gave outer space the kind of regional familiarity usually reserved for golden mesas and tumbleweed-adorned juke joints. The fact that it was supposed to occur 500 years into the future just made it all the more exotic. Edmonson found endless ways to work American, Irish, and even Middle Eastern folk music into a show about galactic outlaws, and now, thanks to the fans and the folks at Varese Sarabande, the rest of the world can go along for the ride.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206669923
  • Catalog Number: 066699
  • Sales rank: 14,091

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Greg Edmonson Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano
Sonny Rhodes Vocals
Brad Dutz Percussion
Charlie Bisharat Fiddle, Violin
Candy Lerman Fiddle, Violin
Alan Steinberger Synthesizer, Piano
Craig Stull Bouzouki, Guitar, Oud
Nancy Roth Fiddle, Violin
Chris Bleth Clarinet, Oboe, Wind Instruments
Mary Anne Steinberger Cello
Charlie Besharat Fiddle
Technical Credits
Brad Dutz Contributor
Alan Steinberger Composer
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Joss Whedon Composer, Liner Notes
Greg Edmonson Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Thank you!

    It's nice that Firefly fans were listened to and finally given the opportunity to listen to this wonderful music!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Firefly - A world inside a soundtrack

    This is probably the best soundtrack I have ever heard in terms of capturing a created world. The music by itself is beautiful, rollicking, haunting, majestic and wonderous but combine it with the brilliant writing of Joss Whedon and the superb acting of the Firefly Cast and you have a perfectly "real" world that one can lose themself in. This soundtrack combines world music with instruments not usually heard in television soundtracks. It is sophisticated and fun and a must for anyone who can appreciate music.

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