A few months ago, I posted an entry asking fans which pieces they would like included in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack CD. Since then, my blog has been brimming with ideas and suggestions from all of you, which will be very useful in the coming weeks as I finally begin assembling the album. Even though I haven’t picked out all the tracks yet, I think that this fourth album will easily rank amongst the first three, and possibly outshine them all.
The one question I get more often than any other is “When will the CD come out?” I recently spoke with the lads over at La La Land Records and got a tentative release schedule for my various projects this year. Let me take this opportunity to update you all with all the information I know right now. Please keep in mind, that all of this is subject to change. I’ll announce official release dates and track lists as they get solidified. But, there are currently THREE “Galactica”-related Bear McCreary albums set for release in 2009:
First up, Caprica:
With the final episodes of Galactica beginning to air in less than a week, I’m starting to think about the fourth season soundtrack CD. With each album, I lavish weeks (and sometimes months) re-recording, re-mixing, editing and mastering to provide the ultimate BG listening experience.
By far the toughest part of each album is deciding what songs make the cut. My first pass at each CD has always yielded at least two hours of album-worthy music. But, I can usually trim it down to the best 80 minutes worth and not feel like I’ve lost anything too important.
I’ll be celebrating the release of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles soundtrack in style this weekend with a signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank! Also available from La La Land Records will be the recently released Eureka and Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back soundtracks. If you’ve never been there, Dark Delicacies is a blast… a horror-themed store, perfect for any film buff on your Xmas list.
4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505
Saturday, December 13, 2008, 2pm
Off topic… Did you see that Battlestar Galactica‘s most recent episode, “Revelations,” was named the Number 6 best episode of television this year by Time Magazine? Number “6”? Coincidence? The clip they’re showing on their site features my work for choir and orchestra, “Diaspora Oratorio” (Beware of MAJOR spoilers if you haven’t seen the show).
It’s finally official! My soundtrack for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles goes on sale December 2nd! (Perhaps a perfect holiday gift for any sci fi fans you know??)
The behind-the-scenes details of this album held us up for a while, but I’m thrilled to report that the discs are off to the manufacturers and are being prepared for distribution at this very moment. Autographed copies will be available directly from La La Land Records on December 2nd, however I suspect they’ll go quickly. The CD is already available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
I’ll write a detailed entry about the album next week and post some audio clips. In the meantime, here’s the OFFICIAL TRACK LISTING. Remember, you heard it here first! 🙂
I’m thrilled to announce my newest soundtrack CD, Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back, began shipping yesterday from La La Land Records. While technically a soundtrack, it’s really more of a rock concept album. These tracks represent my sick and twisted musical imagination unleashed. This is my third feature film score, and believe it or not, the third in my epic trilogy of “Horror Film Scores Performed by Bluegrass Band,” following Rest Stop: Dead Ahead and Wrong Turn 2. Autographed copies are still available from the label, but they’ll go pretty quickly.
The sequel to WB’s 2006 hit Rest Stop: Dead Ahead, Rest Stop:Don’t Look Back tells the terrifying tale of three teenagers who encounter unimaginable horror when… uh, when…
… let’s be honest here. This is another solid entry in a genre that’s been done a million times. You either love these kinds of movies, hate them, or ignore them. I’m certainly not about to sway any of your opinions on the cinematic merits of “Attractive Teenagers in Peril” films, nor would I want to.
My soundtrack CD for Sci Fi Channel’s Eureka ships today! After a long wait, it is finally available from La La Land Records, the label that also released my Battlestar Galactica albums.
Whether or not you’ve seen Eureka, this CD is worth checking out. The music is a totally unique and twisted blend of folk, blues and zydeco with 80s New Wave synths, 8-bit and 16-bit video-game-inspired FM synthesis, 70’s keyboards, accordions, dobros, didgeridoo and a little Spanish Flamenco.
Great news! Warner Bros. and La La Land Records have come together to release my soundtrack album for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Season One.” This will include all the best musical moments from the first season, featuring all the metal-smashing-percussion and electric-string-quartet you can handle! The album release date has not yet been announced, but expect it before the end of the year.
The wait is finally over! The long-awaited, long-delayed Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 soundtrack CD has been released from La La Land Records. Narrowing down this incredibly complex and layered season of 20 episodes down to 80 minutes of music was quite a chore, but I’m thrilled with the end result. Nearly every major theme from all three seasons is represented somewhere on the album, as well as many new ones.
Thanks to everybody who showed up at the signing last week! Wrong Turn 2 has finally come out on DVD and has been getting incredible reviews. I’m fortunate enough to have gotten a CD release from La La Land Records, which is also now shipping. Autographed copies are available from the label’s website.
The movie is a lot more fun than it has any right to be, considering it’s a straight to DVD sequel. Director Joe Lynch threw blood by the bucket loads and let everyone in the film have fun with it. The music was no exception. Traditional horror score cliches were replaced by fiddles, banjos, accordions, washboards and jugs… the bluegrass band from hell.
Here’s me, kicking the unholy hell out of Joe’s ass at Guitar Hero II. I don’t mean to gloat. I’m really not very good. He just sucks at it, I guess.
Hey guys and gals,
I’ll be doing a signing next week for the release of my two new albums out this month from La La Land Records: Wrong Turn 2 and the highly-anticipated Battlestar Galactica: Season 3. This event is also kick-starting the release of the Wrong Turn 2 DVD, so director Joe Lynch and several cast-members will also be there.