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Torchwood [Original Soundtrack Recording]

Ben Foster , Murray Gold Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Everything ChangesStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The ChaseBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. GhostsBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Sleepers, Awake!Studio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Toshiko and TommyBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Into The HubStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The MissionBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Gray's ThemeAnnalise Whittlesea, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Ben Foster 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Jack's Love ThemeStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Another Day, Another DeathStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Look Right, Then LeaveStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Welcome To Planet EarthStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The PlotBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Out of TimeStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. The Death of Dr.Owen HarperBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. King Of The WeevilsStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Owen Fights DeathStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Woman On The RoofStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Owen's ThemeStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Pearl And The GhostmakerStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Flat Holm IslandStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. A Boy Called JonahStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Toshiko Sato - Betrayal and RedemptionStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Gwen and RhysBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Jack Joins TorchwoodStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Captain Jack's ThemeStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. I Believe In HimStudio Orchestra & Ben Foster 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Memories Of GrayBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. GoodbyesBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. Death Of ToshikoBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen31. The End Is Where We Start FromBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen32. Torchwood ThemeBbc National Orchestra Of Wales & Ben Foster 1:36$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Composer: Ben Foster, Murray Gold
  • Audio CD (October 14, 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B001CYZ9AE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,345 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ben Foster and Murray Gold, Torchwood [Original Soundtrack Recording]

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ben Foster brings his A-game to Torchwood October 16, 2008
Format:Audio CD
For whatever reason, the American iTunes store has released this album for download quite a bit before the scheduled release date in the United Kingdom, and being the fan that I am of both Murray Gold and Ben Foster, I jumped at the chance to get the album in digital form ASAP.

I can't comment on the presentation of the disc itself as I've not gotten it yet, but the music itself is astonishing. While Ben Foster isn't quite as seasoned as Murray Gold on the composing front, he more than holds his own. The themes and motifs he's written to represent these characters range between grungy rock and heart-wrenching orchestra.

Stand out tracks include Owen's Theme -- a piece of music that was particularly popular among fans -- and Gray's Theme, which utilizes the voice of Annalise Whittlesea in much the same way Doctor Who utilized Melanie Pappenheim. Captain Jack's Theme is an epic composition that many fans will remember from the series 2 trailer that aired at the end of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

While there's plenty of tracks that get the pulse racing, there's also a lot of quiet emotion on display here. Often the music is much more somber and reflective than what is heard on the parent show, but it manages to avoid the trap of becoming nothing more than atmospheric noise, and it certainly never gets dull. The last 5 tracks on the disc are almost entirely comprised of soft mournful melodies, but it works to great affect.

The extended version of the Torchwood theme is... odd. It begins by pasting the opening titles music (all eight seconds worth) onto the ending titles theme, but then segues into a piece that was used as incidentals on the show. The editing is a bit bumpy, but it works well enough.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, Awful Quality. November 10, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This CD for me is a tragedy. It has really awesome music in it, but the quality is so bad some of the tracks are unlistenable. It's like some deaf (or stupid) sound engineer turned the gain up super high. The track "Sleeper, Awake!" has ridiculous clipping distortion.

Again, the music itself is great. If you're not sensitive to horrible digital distortion then you'll love this CD. If you are, I'd highly recommend you preview the tracks thoroughly before buying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, but Beware of Slackjob Mastering! August 21, 2009
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
It's unfortunate that I purchased this before I read the reviews. If you can get past the horrid mastering snafu on some of the more prominent tracks (i.e., "Captain Jack's Theme"), then you'll thoroughly enjoy this soundtrack. I wish I could return the MP3s having heard how bad some of these are...

That said, Ben Foster (and the BBC orch of Wales, natch) did an amazing job, making this series' music an emotionally charged gem in the sea of TV soundtracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! October 21, 2010
By eidylon
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I really love this music; I know some people complained about the mastering quality. However, I bought my copy (as MP3 download) on 10/20/2010, and it seems maybe the publisher has provided Amazon with updated MP3s, because i did not hear any distortions or crackling. And the music is great! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant September 18, 2013
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This whole album is just brilliant. It has a good mixture and catches the very essence of Torchwood. The orchestra does a fantastic job and blends different aspects of music beautifully. I especially love the four songs for Owen and Captain Jack's Theme, but you will find that this whole album will be one that is great to just put on repeat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Music August 31, 2013
By Torymis
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I loved this soundtrack. I listen to it when at work to motivate me, especially Captain Jack's Theme, The Death of Dr.Owen Harper, and Owen Fights Death. They are upbeat enough to help me past the boring patches in the day.

Other tracks are good as well and worth the listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice September 28, 2011
By cam2919
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great soundtrack though it's not really what I expected. Some songs on there that I had to go back and watch episodes on the DVD to find the actual songs..... Good music all the same though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars high quality
I said high quality, by which I mean the product is clear, scratch-free, pretty, and cheap. The music is forgetable, but that's to be expected, isn't it? Read more
Published on April 21, 2012 by Frank-oh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great OST
Great music, that takes you through a full range of emotions. If you have scene the show you will be taken on a ride through the ups and downs of Torchwood. Read more
Published on December 4, 2010 by TheAnomally
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Teleportation
I happen to love this show with all of its flaws and occasional shocks to the system. The music is brilliant enough to remind me of Christopher Franke and his soundtracks for... Read more
Published on December 21, 2009 by L. hogue Maurice
5.0 out of 5 stars Torchwood Original Soundtrack Recording
This music is great, it really is moving, especially Death of Toshiko. If you love or even like Torchwood, this music is for you!
Published on April 25, 2009 by Joey Rickabaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem from Mr. Gold!
I am such a fan of Murray Gold from his work with the soundtracks from the various series' of Doctor Who, and he does not disappoint with this outing from Torchwood. Read more
Published on March 23, 2009 by B. Starbuck
5.0 out of 5 stars Torchwood Soundtrack
this is a wonderful soundtrack, but i knew that when i love the music in Torchwood.

Published on February 20, 2009 by M. Scraper
4.0 out of 5 stars "Torchwood (2008) ... Ben Foster & Murray Gold ... Silva Screen"
Silva Screen Records presents "TORCHWOOD [ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK RECORDING]" -- Songs featured on the Torchwood soundtrack are composed by Ben Foster, who acted as... Read more
Published on November 6, 2008 by J. Lovins
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