The Walking Dead (AMC's Original Soundtrack - Vol. 1)

March 17, 2013 | Format: MP3

$6.99
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
30
1
1:57
30
2
4:23
30
3
5:16
30
4
2:51
30
5
5:33
30
6
2:46
30
7
2:57
30
8
3:12

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  • Original Release Date: March 17, 2013
  • Release Date: March 17, 2013
  • Label: Universal Republic Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 28:55
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  • ASIN: B00BPLDCVM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,881 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Love the music; I'll buy the next one as soon as it comes out.
Laurie Roux
All and all, there are some very cool songs on here that do a great job for setting the mood in the show and are fun to listen to on their own.
imageten
This is the best soundtrack for THE WALKING DEAD.... I LOVE THIS SHOW... CAN"T WAIT FOR THE SEASON 4.
shannon kapoor

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Ladybug on March 20, 2013
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The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack Vol. 1. First of all, instead of putting the powerful, mood setting, theme that we fans love to listen to at the beginning of each episode, we get a piece of crap "remix" that sounds like someone is having a seizure with some fake computer generated whiny sound. I am a purist and I love originals. The original theme for The Walking Dead is absolutely amazing. The strings are so emotion evoking and fit this awesome series perfectly. You can hear some of the original behind the really annoying pinging sound that resonates throughout the entire...whatever this noise is. The people who put together this collection of Walking Dead music have done the fans a real disservice by not including the original theme on this CD. The rest of this CD is great. There are two songs that are favorites of mine that make this a worthwhile investment. The first is Take Me Home. Awesome song. Jamie N Commons' vocals are hypnotic. The second is Warm Shadow. It is a remix, but it is so simple with an acoustic guitar you get lost in it. Wow, I have to find the original of this one. I would have easily given this 5 stars if the original theme of The Walking Dead was on it. Extremely disappointing. Don't get it if the only song you like is the theme, because it isn't on this CD. If you want some great music, except for track number 2. Get it.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Matt on March 22, 2013
Format: Audio CD
While there are some decent songs on this failed excuse of a "soundtrack" album, this release in an insult to the fans and the composer of the show. The artists on this album deserve to have their music released, but this should have been an accompaniment album or tracks of an actual original soundtrack album that features the terrific score composed by Bear McCreary. Whats worse, they didn't even put the original theme on this CD, but instead a horrific remix version. Listening to this album only makes me desire the music that truly reflects the exciting and emotional intensity of The Walking Dead, and that is the original score.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Terrible on March 19, 2013
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OK, I know there are people who will really enjoy this album, but so much of the energy and excitement from the show comes from Bear McCreary's score. You can't help but feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up on end once the opening titles start, and the instrumental music throughout the rest of the series is fantastic as well. The fact that this album doesn't contain ANY of that music is extremely disappointing. It's just a random collection of songs that they decided to use in the show. Considering it's less than 29 minutes long, they could have easily included a large portion of the score from the first 2 seasons on this disc. The reason why they refuse to do so escapes me.

Now, to be fair, there will probably be a good deal of people who will listen to and enjoy this album. When I listen to the songs on it, however, all I'm left with is an emptiness inside, as if someone reached into my chest and pulled out my heart (and than ate it).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on March 20, 2013
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This is a very brief (less than a half hour) album of 8 songs that still does a decent job of capturing the mood of the show despite its shortcomings (and yes, it is a bit overpriced for what it is). In fact, I found myself very much enjoying the vast majority of the tracks on this album (the only one I can really live without is the "The Parting Glass" sung by Emily Kinney, who plays Beth on the show, and backed up by Lauren Cohan, aka Maggie. However, that being said, it would have been an appropriate way to end the album as the last track). Speaking of track placement, I would have placed the Title Theme first to start the experience off like you would the show, but that is just me.

However, as I am sure many other reviewers will point out, this album lacks a number of great songs, including all but one of Bear McCreary's compositions (and the one included is a re-mix). This is why, despite the strong collection of songs present, I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I would have preferred to have given it 3 1/2 stars, but I rounded up.
Here is a list I put together of songs that I think would add to your enjoyment of the soundtrack, though please note that this is by no means a fully comprehensive list of what was left off the album, especially considering I am not familiar enough with McCreary's work to speak to that.

-"Space Junk" -Wang Chung. (A surprisingly good song from the 80's band best known for "Dance Hall Days" & "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" [you know you have to sing the rest: "Everybody Wang Chung tonight"].
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By valerie HAMMOND on March 22, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Where is Regulator by Clutch. That was the best song of the year. I could've easily done without the Emily Kinney song or the Bear Mcreary remix. Why put his music in that format? Put his individual songs on there. Thats what people wanted
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Deckard Trinity on March 26, 2013
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Wake me when the Bear McCreary OST is released. This seriously should have been Disc 2 included in that version.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Don E. Knudsen Jr. on December 1, 2013
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Just seeing what is listed here, I wouldn't bother. The theme isn't the original...I don't generally care for remixes. The song from the end of the first episode of season one isn't on there..."Space Junk"...or even "The Regulator" by Clutch. There are other favorites not on this album. What were they thinking?!!
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