In what is great news to film score and Battlestar Galactica fans, famed music composer Bear McCreary has announced La La Land Records will be releasing three Galactica related soundtracks this year.
The first will be the score to the new Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica. The album is finished and currently being mastered and will hit stores in June. If you want it earlier, you’ll be able to buy it in May directly from La La Land Records website.
Bear McCreary: The sound of this score is much more intimate than Galactica, but I think fans will nevertheless be surprised at how lyrical, passionate and thematic it is. In fact, many of the musical shifts you heard in ‘Daybreak’ were inspired by the harmonic language I devised for Caprica.
The second will be the score to Battlestar Galactica’s fourth season. Presently scheduled for a release in the second half of July, this release will be a 2CD set with the second disc containing virtually all the music from the Battlestar Galactica finale, ‘Daybreak’.
The third is a planned soundtrack release for the two Battlestar Galactica straight-to-DVD movies, ‘Razor’ and ‘The Plan’. The arrangement of this soundtrack has yet to be made so the release date is some time off – it has been tentatively set to hit stores later on in the year.
But that’s not all.
Bear McCreary is also planning to release a multi-CD set of previously un-released material from all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica – as well as the score to a ’secret’ video game that McCreary says will make you “flip out” if you’re a fan of Galactica’s music.
Bear McCreary: I’m hoping to assemble a multi-CD set of un-released material from all four seasons, perhaps even including demos, sketches, out-takes, source pieces and other odds n’ ends I’ve produced for the series. I am certain that there will be more “Music of Battlestar Galactica” concerts this year and next, one of which will hopefully lead to a concert DVD. There are also tentative plans for more ballet performances, orchestral concert suites, documentaries and sheet music releases. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is… I’m not done delivering the Galactica goods.
I’m also hopeful that we’ll be able to release a soundtrack album for the super-cool top-secret video game project that I scored recently. If you guys like the score to BG, you’re going to frakkin’ flip out when you hear this! Details will be announced as soon as I’m allowed to say what it is!
All great news for Galactica and soundtracks fans alike.
Source: Bear McCreary’s Blog