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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [Original Television Soundtrack]
     

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [Original Television Soundtrack]

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by Bear McCreary
 
As of December 2008, the science fiction Terminator franchise had spawned three films (The Terminator [1984], Terminator 2: Judgment Day [1991], Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [2003]), with a fourth, Terminator Salvation, in the post-production stage and another two on the drawing board. And a network television series,

Overview

As of December 2008, the science fiction Terminator franchise had spawned three films (The Terminator [1984], Terminator 2: Judgment Day [1991], Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [2003]), with a fourth, Terminator Salvation, in the post-production stage and another two on the drawing board. And a network television series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, was in its second season. This soundtrack album for the TV show mostly covers the first season, the exception being the leadoff track, a hard rock arrangement of the old folk-blues song by the Reverend Gary Davis, "Samson and Delilah" (aka "If I Had My Way"), sung by Shirley Manson of Garbage, who also has an acting part on the program. The song was heard at the start of the second season. Otherwise, composer Bear McCreary (of The Sci Fi Channel's version of Battlestar Galactica) wrote most of the music. Although he pledges fidelity to the synthesizer-dominated work of Brad Fiedel on the first two Terminator films and even uses a smidgen of the original theme in his "Opening Title," McCreary actually has a very different conception for the series, combining lots of wistful music played by a small string section with lots of pounding percussion. He notes that he and an assistant spent the summer of 2007 recording a library of percussion samples ("oil cans, chains, aluminum sheets..."), and the result gives him industrial noises that would seem like sound effects if they weren't so rhythmic. There are occasional respites from the strings-and-percussion cues, notably "Atomic Al's Merry Melody," which sounds like music for a cartoon and was used to follow the actions of a squirrel. But for the most part, the two basic sound groups prevail, evoking, as McCreary notes, both the human and robotic elements of the Terminator story line.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/16/2008
Label:
La-La Land Records
UPC:
0826924108123
catalogNumber:
1081

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Performance Credits

Bear McCreary   Primary Artist
John Avila   Bass,Electric Bass
Steve Bartek   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Paul Cartwright   Violin
Ira Ingber   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shirley Manson   Vocals,Track Performer
John Yoakum   Woodwind
Chris Bleth   Woodwind
Nate Wood   Drums
Benedikt Brydern   Violin
Robert Anderson   Baritone Violin
Captain Ahab   Track Performer
Anna Stafford   Violin
Martin J. St. Pierre   Violin
Jacob Szekely   Cello
Martin St. Pierre   Violin
BrEndAn's Band   Band
Erica Walzak   Violin
M.B. Gordy   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Mark Banning   Art Direction
Rev. Gary Davis   Composer
Brad Fiedel   Composer
Shirley Manson   Liner Notes
Michael Beach   Scoring Assistant
Steve Kaplan   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Ford A. Thaxton   Producer,Audio Production
Keith Zajic   Business Consultant
Michael V. Gerhard   Producer,Audio Production
Matt Verboys   Producer,Audio Production
Bear McCreary   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration,MIDI Programming
Josh Friedman   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Thomas Dekker   Liner Notes
Brendan McCreary   Composer,Scoring Assistant
Brandon Roberts   Orchestration
Jonathan Ortega   Scoring Assistant
John Wirth   Executive Producer
James Middleton   Executive Producer
Dirk Hebert   Business Consultant
John Wirth   Audio Production
James Middleton   Audio Production
Jonathan Snipes   Sequencers

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [Original Television Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kel_in_JC More than 1 year ago
Shirley Manson's version of Samson & Delilah is awesome but Bear McCreary's soundtrack is one of my favorite things about the show. His combination of crashing bass & percussion and haunting strings makes me want to listen to this CD over and over again. Love this one!
tschraml More than 1 year ago
Bear McCreary is an excellent composer, and has created another wonderful work here. He blends his style of music with the Terminator music to create something amazing and truly unique. If you enjoy instrumental music, other Terminator soundtracks, or the Battlestar Galactica soundtracks you will love this cd. It is a must have for fans of soundtracks.