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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

SPARKS & SHADOWS TO RELEASE
DEFIANCE SOUNDTRACK, DELUXE EDITION, A 2CD SET, FEATURING MUSIC FROM BOTH
THE SYFY TELEVISION SERIES AND TRION WORLDS VIDEO GAME

Original Music by Emmy Award®-Winning Composer Bear McCreary
Featuring Performances by Brendan McCreary,
Raya Yarbrough, and Young Beautiful in a Hurry

(November 25, 2013 – Culver City, CA) Sparks & Shadows, a new boutique record label founded by composer Bear McCreary, announces the release of the DEFIANCE Soundtrack, Deluxe Edition on November 29th. The album, features two CDs, one containing 22 tracks of original score, original songs and cover songs as heard in the first season of DEFIANCE, and the other 22 tracks of original score MMO game. As a special bonus, the first 360 people who buy the album at www.lalalandrecords.com, on December 3rd, will receive their copy autographed by McCreary. McCreary will also be signing DEFIANCE, along with his recent CD releases including Da Vinci’s Demons, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, and Europa Report at Dark Delicacies (3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank) at 2PM on December 7, 2013.

DEFIANCE gave McCreary the opportunity to write not only the underscore for the show but also songs for the multiple alien races. “Scoring a project like DEFIANCE is a rare situation for a composer,” said McCreary. “I was asked to help bring the alien cultures to life by developing a distinct musical heritage for each. I fashioned Votan instrumentation and lyrics into a variety of popular songs and ceremonial pieces. I wrote pieces for street musicians that float through open-air marketplaces. I produced alien classical music, jingles, jazz, rock-anthems and torch songs. The musical world of DEFIANCE is as diverse as the cultures it represents. For the first time on CD, this Deluxe Edition brings it together in one place.”

To perform these songs, McCreary called on collaborators that Syfy fans are sure to remember, vocalists Raya Yarbrough and Brendan McCreary, both of whom have worked with Bear on a number of series dating back to the Battlestar Galactica years. Bear also teamed with the band Young Beautiful in a Hurry (fronted by Brendan McCreary), for whom he directed the video “Don’t Stop Me Now.”

In the year 2046, it’s a new Earth – with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. To the town of DEFIANCE, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). As they settle into town – overseen by the mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and filled with residents like the powerful Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene), enterprising lounge owner Kenya (Mia Kirshner) and the ambitious, alien Tarrs (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray) - events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for. The series is executive produced by Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats), who also serves as showrunner, Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Rockne O’Bannon (Farscape). Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) directed the pilot; Michael Nankin serves as supervising producer/director on the series. DEFIANCE is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

As the events of DEFIANCE unfold weekly on your TV screen, you can see how the residents’ struggles impact the game of DEFIANCE, a high-octane, multi-platform experience from Trion Worlds! For the first time in history, a TV show and a game exist concurrently in a shared universe, influencing and impacting the other!

As show runner Kevin Murphy describes, “The town of Defiance is an immigrant melting pot and its music reflects this.” McCreary set out to create a musical history for each of the races playing a part in DEFIANCE’s dramatic landscape.

McCreary continued, “In the pilot, I firmly established the sounds of Castithan and Irathient popular music, but in subsequent episodes you begin to hear these styles merge with contemporary popular songs.”

WIRED Magazine called Bear McCreary a “Secret Weapon” in a recent issue. His unique combination of atypical instrumental background (he is a professional accordionist) with rigorous classical training prepared him to compose for disparate genres. By the age of 24, McCreary was launched into pop culture history with his groundbreaking score to Syfy’s hit series Battlestar Galactica, for which he composed “the most innovative music on TV today” (Variety). It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com declared Bear McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of all time, listing him alongside legends John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann.

McCreary continues to write for the television show The Walking Dead. Recently he lent his talents to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the STARZ/BBC joint production Da Vinci’s Demons, which earned McCreary his first Emmy Award. His film projects include Europa Report and Knights of Badassdom. His other credits include critically acclaimed scores for series such as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Eureka and The Cape. His swashbuckling score for Human Target featured the largest orchestra ever assembled in the history of series television and earned him his first Emmy nomination. His videogame credits include SOCOM 4 and Dark Void.

Syfy presents DEFIANCE, returning to Syfy summer of 2014. Sparks & Shadows presents the DEFIANCE Soundtrack, Deluxe Edition, composed by Bear McCreary, will be available on November 29th, 2013. The first 360 people who purchase the set through www.lalalandrecords.com on December 3rd will receive their set autographed by McCreary.

Other releases from Sparks & Shadows include McCreary's soundtracks for the series Da Vinci’s Demons (featuring the Emmy® Award winning title theme), Europa Report, and upcoming soundtrack releases for The World of Steam and Knights of Badassdom.

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www.sparksandshadows.net
www.DEFIANCE.com
www.bearmccreary.com

Young Beautiful in a Hurry’s video “Don’t Stop Me Now,” directed by Bear McCreary http://jamplify.com/release/51a62d60e5f2789c2f03fcf1/show

For more information contact cinemediapromo@yahoo.com, or @cinemediapromo on Twitter


 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So this is just a repackaging of the separate OSTs, except with fewer tracks?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Seems so, yes.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

Seems so, yes.

Yes - the two albums were previously released digitally only. This is a CD version of the two previous soundtracks (the difference is because of time limitations on the CDs).

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Will this one be available through LaLaLand as well, as your previous CDs were???

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Will this one be available through LaLaLand as well, as your previous CDs were???

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

Will this one be available through LaLaLand as well, as your previous CDs were???

Read the first paragraph in the press release for info on LLL. There will also be a Dark Delicacies signing.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


Read the first paragraph in the press release for info on LLL. There will also be a Dark Delicacies signing.


LOL

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

As much as I like Bear, given that I already have the regular editions I doubt I'll pick up the Deluxe. I was hoping that the Deluxe would at least be rearranged, integrating the TV and the video game score into a new listening arrangement, and maybe have at least a cue or two of previously unreleased music.

 
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