The soundtrack for the second season of Battlestar Galactica is coming out from La-La Land Records on June 20th, featuring the talents of composer Bear McCreary. Read More for the full press release – review coming soon. And Jamie Bamber (Captain Lee “Apollo” Adama) should check out Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo. Missed it? It will be on a hundred more times…
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON TWO SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED BY LA-LA LAND RECORDS ON JUNE 20
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA TOUTED AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 SHOWS CURRENTLY ON TV BY TIME MAGAZINE AND TV GUIDE
(June 1, 2006- New York, NY) – Considered one of the top 10 shows currently on TV by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and TV Guide, Battlestar Galactica is the #1 show on the Sci Fi Channel. On June 20, La-La Land Records will release the Battlestar Galactica: Season Two soundtrack, featuring more than 78 minutes of the best musical moments from the 2nd season of the Sci-Fi Channel’s critically acclaimed, top-rated television series starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff.
Composer Bear McCreary builds on his impressive Season One accomplishments and once again delivers a sensational, emotionally rich score that ingeniously melds orchestra, vocals, percussion and synthesizer. The Season Two CD contains few tracks which are longer in length. Says McCreary, “The first one was a soundtrack. The second one is an album.”
The Battlestar Galactica: Season Two soundtrack features performances by Supernova String Quartet (on “A Promise to Return” from The Farm), vocals by Raya Yarbrough (on “Lords of Kobol” from Pegasus), and vocals by Bt4 (on “The Cylon Prisoner” from Pegasus). Former Oingo-Boingo members Steve Bartek, John Avila and Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez play on the track from “Black Market”. And the main title theme from Battlestar Galactica, composed by Richard Gibbs, is also on the soundtrack.
Fans of the original series will be excited to see that the theme from the original Battlestar Galactica series, composed by Stu Phillips, has been adapted and arranged by McCreary. The homage to the television show that inspired this new incarnation leads off the soundtrack.
Composer Bear McCreary is a classically trained composer with a degree in Composition and Recording Arts from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music. He has composed score for over thirty independent films, including director Jon Chu’s musical short When the Kids Are Away and the Discovery Channel miniseries The 5 Coolest Things. McCreary was among a handful of select prot?g?s of late film music legend Elmer Bernstein (THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN).
The third season of Battlestar Galactica will begin airing in October on the Sci Fi Channel. The Battlestar Galactica: Season Two soundtrack will be available in stores or from www.lalalandrecords.com on June 20, 2006. The soundtrack from the Battlestar Galactica mini-series and the Season One soundtrack are both available from La-La Land Records.