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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LA-LA LAND RECORDS PRESENTS THE LONG AWAITED SOUNDTRACK FOR
CAPRICA: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TO THE SYFY TELEVISION SERIES

Featuring Original Music by Emmy Nominee Bear McCreary

(July 24, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – La-La Land Records will release the long awaited soundtrack for CAPRICA: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TO THE SYFY TELEVISION SERIES, composed by Bear McCreary (THE WALKING DEAD, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., DA VINCI’S DEMONS) on July 30, 2013. The soundtrack is a 2CD set, limited edition 3000 units.

“I want to give special thanks to you guys, the CAPRICA fans. You’ve been so loyal and supportive to our series, and that means a lot to everyone involved,” said McCreary. CAPRICA was an amazing new musical journey for me. I’ve written a National Anthem, a Tauron gangster rap, a drag queen burlesque, and an opera for Alessandro Juliani, just to name a few.”

Set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, CAPRICA follows two rival families - the Graystones and the Adamas - as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the peaceful 12 Colonies, living in a society close to our own. Entangled in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe, blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics. CAPRICA delivered intrigue, political backbiting and family conflict in television's first science fiction family saga.

Just like with his groundbreaking music for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, McCreary needed to create a new universe for th inhabitants of the 12 planets. “Each principal setting in CAPRICA has a unique sound,” McCreary described. “The upper echelons of Caprican society, the Graystone’s world, are underscored with an intellectual, classical sound. The Tauron mafia is accompanied by traditional acoustic instruments, evocative of old Europe. And New Cap City is set to an undulating backbone of video-game inspired analog synthesizers.”

It’s this sort of out-of-the-box thinking that led WIRED Magazine to call 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 and this fall for MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recently he lent his talents to the STARZ/BBC co-production DA VINCI’S DEMONS, for which he earned his second Emmy nomination, and Syfy and Trion World’s groundbreaking entertainment experience, DEFIANCE, a combined launch of a MMO videogame. His upcoming projects include BLACK SAILS (produced by Michael Bay) and the films EUROPA REPORT, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, 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.


DISC 1:
1. Caprica Main Title
2. Caprica Abides
Music by Bear McCreary
Lyrics by Jane Espenson
Featuring Steve Amerson, vocals
From the Episodes: “Rebirth” and “Apotheosis”
3. Apotheosis
From the Episode: “Apotheosis”
4. All of This Has Happened
Music and Lyrics by Brendan McCreary
Performed by Young Beautiful in a Hurry
From the Episode: “The Imperfections of Memory”
5. New Cap City
From the Episode: “There Is Another Sky”
6. Lacey and the Cylon
From the Episode: “Rebirth”
7. Vergis’ Dream
From the Episode: “Know Thy Enemy”
8. Pact of Brothers
From the Episode: “Dirteaters”
9. Grieving (Alternate Version)
From the Episode: Pilot
10. Control and Power
From the Episode: “Rebirth”
11. Caprica Buccaneers Theme
From the Episode: “Rebirth”
12. Burlesque
Remixed by Jonathan Snipes
From the Episode: “Ghosts in the Machine”
13. Amanda’s Forgiveness
From the Episode: “False Labor”
14. Barnabus
From the Episode: “Retribution”
15. Cerberus Dance (Demo)
From the Episode: “Ghosts in the Machine”
16. Through the Paces
From the Episode: “Ghosts in the Machine”
17. Lacey’s Test
From the Episode: “Blowback”
18. Clarice Willow
From the Episodes: “Rebirth,” “Reins of a Waterfall” and
“Gravedancing”
19. Tauron Ceremony Song (Piano Sketch)
From the Episode: “There Is Another Sky”
20. Lacey and Zoe (Expanded Version)
From the Episode: Pilot
21. Capricoperatica
Music by Bear McCreary
Lyrics by Laura Kalpakian
Featuring Elissa Johnston and
Alessandro Juliani, vocals
From the Episode: “End of Line”
DISC 2:
1. Caprica Abides (Instrumental Version)
From the Episodes: “Rebirth” and “Apotheosis”
2. The Differently Sentient
From the Episode: “Apotheosis”
3. Amanda’s Epiphany
From the Episode: “Rebirth”
4. Rites of Passage
From the Episode: “There Is Another Sky”
5. New Cap City Theme (Demo)
6. Voices of the Dead
Featuring Brendan McCreary, vocals
From the Episode: “Reins of a Waterfall”
7. The Dive Bar
From the Episode: “Rebirth”
8. The Cylon Whisperer
From the Episode: “The Heavens Will Rise”
and “Here Be Dragons”
9. Daniel Captures the Code
(Expanded Version)
From the Episode: Pilot
10. Dirteaters
From the Episode: “Dirteaters”
11. Healing Wounds
From the Episode: “Reins of a Waterfall”
12. Gemenon
From the Episode: “Unvanquished”
13. I Am a Man
Music and Lyrics by Brendan McCreary
Performed by Young Beautiful in a Hurry
From the Episode: “Gravedancing”
14. Was Love
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Snipes
Performed by Captain Ahab
From the Episode: “Gravedancing”
15. Tamara Kills
From the Episode: “There Is Another Sky”
16. Here Be Dragons
From the Episode: “Here Be Dragons”
17. A Tauron Sacrifice (Expanded Version)
From the Episode: Pilot
18. Waltz for Zoe
From the Episode: “Unvanquished”
19. Death of the Guatrau
From the Episode: “Apotheosis”
20. Tauron Ceremony Song
Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
From the Episode: “There Is Another Sky”
21. Graystone Plays Nomion Variations
Includes “Exploration” by Stu Phillips
From the Episode: “Rebirth”
22. Caprica Theme (Sketch)

La-La Land Records presents CAPRICA: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TO THE SYFY TELEVISION SERIES, available on July 30th at www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutique retailers.

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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

Wow, wow, wow!

I had been hoping for a 3-disc set but this baby will be just fine! Bring it on!

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

YOR likes BEAR!

Is it true he was Elmer Bernstein protegee?

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

YOR likes BEAR!

Is it true he was Elmer Bernstein protegee?


Yes, he helped to reconstruct Bernstein's music for Kings of The Sun

Cheers.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

YOR likes BEAR!

Is it true he was Elmer Bernstein protegee?


Yes, he helped to reconstruct Bernstein's music for Kings of The Sun

Cheers.


Very cool!

But how he became Elmer's protegee?

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Been waiting a long time for this!!! smile So Excited!!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

YOR likes BEAR!

Is it true he was Elmer Bernstein protegee?


Yes, he helped to reconstruct Bernstein's music for Kings of The Sun

Cheers.


Very cool!

But how he became Elmer's protegee?


He was a student from Elmer Bernstein at the USC Thornton School of Music.

To pass, one of his works during that time was the reconstruction and re-orchestration of Bernstein's score for Kings of the Sun.

Cheers!!!

You can find a lot more information in the notes of FSM box set Elmer Bernstein's Film Music Collection (1975-1979).

From http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/366/Elmer-Bernsteins-Film-Music-Collection/

As a special bonus, the final disc in this box set features Bernstein's never-before-released 2003 Prague re-recording of his score for Kings of the Sun—a 1963 Mayan adventure starring Yul Brynner. The album was meant to be released on Bernstein's Amber Records label, but never came out.

When it became clear that mastering from vinyl was unavoidable for five of the albums, we decided to "sweeten" this box set with a treasure from Elmer's glory days that he had re-recorded at the end of his career: Kings of the Sun, which he had intended to release on his own Amber Records label. James Fitzpatrick, the orchestral contractor for the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, kindly volunteered his time to assemble the final disc in this box set from the edit-plan Elmer made of the sessions. While not literally an FMC recording, it is both the spiritual descendent of the series and the coda to Elmer's remarkable professional life.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

McCreary talks for several paragraphs about his experiences with Bernstein in this interview: http://www.visiteureka.net/interviews.html?i=20

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Thanks, friends!

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Cover art here:

http://cinemediapromotions.tumblr.com/post/56402050648/pr-caprica-soundtrack

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

I wonder if we will ever see more BSG music? Bear mentioned on his blog about unreleased music, alternates etc. I'm sure there must be a market for it, the BSG scores seemed very popular.

Caprica had some remarkable music, some of Bear's finest work; looking at the track list its all there; this 2-disc edition will be fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   adamclark83   (Member)

Wonder why there's no music from the episode "Things We Lock Away"?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   TxIrish   (Member)

I wonder if we will ever see more BSG music? Bear mentioned on his blog about unreleased music, alternates etc. I'm sure there must be a market for it, the BSG scores seemed very popular.

Caprica had some remarkable music, some of Bear's finest work; looking at the track list its all there; this 2-disc edition will be fantastic.


I wonder the same thing, but I've heard that rumor for years, and when people ask Bear on his blog, he never answers. If he does release it, I'll buy it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   musicpaladin2007   (Member)

I wonder if we will ever see more BSG music? Bear mentioned on his blog about unreleased music, alternates etc. I'm sure there must be a market for it, the BSG scores seemed very popular.

Caprica had some remarkable music, some of Bear's finest work; looking at the track list its all there; this 2-disc edition will be fantastic.


I wonder the same thing, but I've heard that rumor for years, and when people ask Bear on his blog, he never answers. If he does release it, I'll buy it!


He has been so busy it just has not been on his radar. I think it's one of those long term projects he's working on when he has time in the background, but no urgency to it.

Another such project which I think will see the light of day before this is his DVD/Blu-Ray of his live BSG Orchestra concert recordings, which he is editing himself.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

YOR, if you're on facebook, McCreary recently discovered my old notebooks & found I had underlined 25 Elmer Bernstein quotes that caught my attention as a young composer. The quotes are as relevant today as they were then, and offer a glimpse into Elmer's creative process & political savvy.

For the next five weeks, I will post one Bernstein quote each business day, Quote Number One is...

"Respect the film. You don't have to like it."

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

There's been very little discussion of this release now that it's out. Let me say that I think it's a tremendous set, and quite possibly the most eclectic set of music by one composer for one project I've ever owned! There's everything, from rap to opera, from children's waltzes to mock national anthems. I don't love it all equally, but you have to admire the breadth of it.

There are themes aplenty, yet they're all very compatible. I'm particularly fond of the Tauron theme (here given a vocal for a funeral ceremony), but the Graystone theme, Clarice Willow theme, and the New Cap City theme all intertwine expertly. And standalone set pieces like "The Differently Sentient" and "Capricoperatica" are striking. There's even a piano interpretation of Stu Phillips' "Exploration" theme from the 1978 "Battlestar Galactica"!

This CD was very long coming, and I hope that interest in it didn't dissipate in that time. The show was not a success (though I thought it was terrific), and I really appreciate that La La Land gambled to put this out at all. I hope it's a success for them.

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   Nexus 6   (Member)

There's been very little discussion of this release now that it's out. Let me say that I think it's a tremendous set, and quite possibly the most eclectic set of music by one composer for one project I've ever owned! There's everything, from rap to opera, from children's waltzes to mock national anthems. I don't love it all equally, but you have to admire the breadth of it.

There are themes aplenty, yet they're all very compatible. I'm particularly fond of the Tauron theme (here given a vocal for a funeral ceremony), but the Graystone theme, Clarice Willow theme, and the New Cap City theme all intertwine expertly. And standalone set pieces like "The Differently Sentient" and "Capricoperatica" are striking. There's even a piano interpretation of Stu Phillips' "Exploration" theme from the 1978 "Battlestar Galactica"!

This CD was very long coming, and I hope that interest in it didn't dissipate in that time. The show was not a success (though I thought it was terrific), and I really appreciate that La La Land gambled to put this out at all. I hope it's a success for them.


I agree with much of what you've said, Schiffy. I've yet to purchase this release, but I've been excitedly waiting for it for some time. I will be getting this very soon. The original release of Caprica that I own gets played often. There is so much wonderful music and its scope is great indeed. I was very sore when the Sci-Fi (or SyFy) roll eyes channel dropped the show. We could do with more smart Science Fiction like Caprica.

How well do you think this new soundtrack represents the entire series? Anything missing from the release that you'd hoped to see?

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 10:01 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

How well do you think this new soundtrack represents the entire series? Anything missing from the release that you'd hoped to see?

I can't think of anything. It has the big pieces you'd expect -- again, "The Differently Sentient" from the last five minutes of the series, the big mock aria from the mid-season finale, the gentle waltz that played so effectively during Zoe's violent (virtual) fight, the Tauron ceremony vocal (sung here by McCreary's wife, Raya Yarbrough; I can't remember whether the original, not by Yarbrough, is as complete as is presented here), the Caprican National Anthem, and the exciting action music for the "Apotheosis" climax.

I'm sure there's something, somewhere, that if I heard it again I'd say "Aw, I wish that had been included" (instead of, say, the demo piano version of the Tauron ceremony, or the instrumental version of the anthem). That's inevitable. But I can't imagine much frustration, by my memory of the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2013 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

I've really been enjoying this set - as you say it's a wonderfully eclectic mix of styles yet all very McCreary which highlights just what a versatile composer he is.
Not being familiar with the show I can't say if there is anything missing which should have been included but I'm sure that there are many moments from the series which couldn't fit onto 2 CDs.

However what McCreary & LLL have produced is a wonderful set and considering how long it took and how many hurdles had to be jumped through just to get this set out I really hope that it's selling well as their efforts should really be rewarded for this.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2013 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   jigawatts   (Member)

This morning LaLaLand posted on their Facebook page their top 10 sellers so far in 2013. Caprica was number 3, and it's only been out about a month, so I'd say it's selling very well. I plan to order my copy later this week.

 
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