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Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 Soundtrack
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Bear is truly a musical god and a great storyteller in his own right. Look out for "Kara Remembers" which is probably my favorite song on the first CD due to the fact that it is a piano rendition of "All Along the Watchtower" and it is simply beautiful. As stated above the second CD is all of the music from the finale with the epic fifteen minute musical romp "Assault on the Colony" which is quite possibly McCreary's best work (next to season two's "Prelude to War").Read more ›
Note: I didn't have any problems ripping the music to my computer.
Please excuse my poor descriptions for I lack a proper knowledge of musical terms.
1. Track 1 Disc 2: "Caprica City, Before The Fall". This one almost pulled tears from me at times. (There is a seven note theme that is the centerpiece of this track played on a duduk)It perfectly evokes hope and foreboding. A fitting harbinger of things to come in the "Daybreak" episodes. It is easily my favorite track of the two discs. It is serious and solemn and underscores the tone of the series final episode. Bear uses leitmotif as well as John Williams through much of his work blending two other themes including the ominous 10 note theme from " All Along The Watchtowers". This piece evoked fear and hope. Fear in that this is the end, but hope that the characters will preservere till the end. A magnificent piece that captivates me like no other!!!
2. Track 20 Disc 1: "Diaspora Oratorio". A triumph.
3. Track 11 Disc 1: "Roslin and Adama Reunited"
4. Track 9 Disc 2: "Goodbye Sam"
5. Track 10 Disc 2: "Heart Of The Sun"
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Battlestar Galactica has always had a soundtrack that's stood out, and each of the five soundtracks released for the Miniseries and resulting four seasons have been outstanding, different and beautiful. Composer Bear McCreary has utilized a number of different instruments and influences, from classical to Indian throughout the series, and this season is no exception, and is possibly the best score of the entire series.
Gatea's song from early on in the season is the opening track, and is a beautiful and haunting song, and helps to set the tone for the rest of the score. The sound for the entire season is one that is largely based off of the previous themes, matured and evolved from their starting points. This doesn't mean that the entire soundtrack is a rehash of what we've already heard. There's a greater urgency with some of these songs as the action in the series ramps up, especially evident with the track The Signal, and Roslin Escapes, while new themes, such as from the excellent Resurrection Hub, which is easily one of the best tracks on the score.
Season 4 was one of the seasons where the show began to end the story, wrapping up storylines and building to the conclusion. As a result, much of these two discs feel far less like a television soundtrack and far more like a movie soundtrack. The themes are greater, more sweeping and make their presence felt, which is highly appropriate for the last moments.Read more ›
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I bought ALL the soundtracks for this series, but if you can only purchase one, this is IT. Simply incredible. I never tire of listening to it.Published 3 months ago by L. King
I can't say enough good about the music in BSG.. So I won't.Published 15 months ago by E. C. Whittington
I have been a big fan of the music from the first time I heard it on the show. I am very pleased with the disc set.Published 19 months ago by Z
Absolutely awesome. Bear McCreary's compositions are beyond compare. The music is inspirational and mentally visual. The CD's were of high quality and arrived timely.Published 21 months ago by Chris Chapman
I mainly bought this product for the "Kara Remembers" song but have found that I like most of the songs on the 2 included CD's.Published 23 months ago by EKFL
I love this ost. all series season ost of Bsg are great music. Bear Mcreary is a great man. He has done the job.Published on July 19, 2013 by SEBASTIEN HUC
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Will this album be epic?||
Several of the tracks I heard throughout the season were simply epic, so I think this one will live up to the last two certainly, just listen to the music at the end of the mid-season cliffhanger. I am surprised it's a two-disk set, but I could see the songs from the last episode taking up a... Read More
Jun 1, 2009 by Jack Lancel | See all 13 posts
|release date 7/21 or 7/28?||
It's the 28th. It was moved.
Although I hope it is shipped a little early.
Jul 18, 2009 by Scott Black | See all 3 posts
|Available as download?||
Hey, I confess I am a pretty Hard Core BSG 2003 fan. And yes, I was conflicted about the ending of the show, but for a TV Show that had finite episodes, it was still a pretty good ending.
I'm not a squishy type all the time, but Bear McCreary's music is incredible. I'm secure enough in my... Read More
Jul 27, 2009 by Norman L. Lee | See all 9 posts
|Prologue to 'No Exit'?||
Bear McCreary is planning to release a CD with unreleased material and cues from BSG soundtrack next year.
He said on his blog that the new prologue will be part of it.
Aug 4, 2009 by Sebdevienne | See all 2 posts