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 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Next month Water Tower is releasing a soundtrack release for the first season of Arrow. It is a CD-R, but on the plus side, it only costs $9.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Original-Television-Soundtrack-Season/dp/B00EKXIID4/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1377010855&sr=1-1&keywords=arrow

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Neat, hopefully it will get a release outside the US.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Sweet! I had no idea. Will definitely get it, and it's cheap enough I could get one for my brother, too. It was our favorite new series last season, and the music often stood out to me, which is rare with television scores these days.

Here are the sound clips, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Original-Television-Soundtrack-Season/dp/B00EHALHF6/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1377010855&sr=1-1

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

Bah! Was hoping, what with it being DC, that this would be a proper LLL release at some point.

Still, happy there will at least be a CD out there.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Travis   (Member)

My thoughts on Blake Neely's score for the first season of Arrow:

http://scorecues.blogspot.com/2013/09/arrow.html

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   adamtrons   (Member)

Being the huge Arrow fan that I am, I can’t wait to get my hands on this! The opening sequence is usually a recap with a 5 second logo, so the show doesn’t exactly have a big starting theme like say Angel (TV Series 1999–2004). But I’m sure Arrow’s main theme will be heard throughout the score and I’m looking forward to both the fast past action tracks as well as the darker meditative tracks. I enjoy the tension Neely creates with a variety of instruments- piano and cello, crunching guitars, electronic sounds. He seems to make use of the full range of possibilities. I have a feeling this will make great music while driving or working.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2014 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

What a surprisingly great release! I only say 'surprisingly' because I watched Arrow, but didn't notice the score a whole lot. It starts with the '5 years' prologue, introducing Arrow's theme, with fast-paced strings and (toward the very end of the theme) an electronic sound that I'm not sure how to describe. While generally I dislike the feel of electronics in general in music, this has grown on me, and seems to work really well in the theme.
'Returning Home/Scars' is an appropriately sad, melancholy track. It works to emphasize the torturous experiences that Oliver went through, and how that crucible changed him. Other tracks, such as 'Loss and Regrets' and 'I Forgot Who I Was' are in the same vein.
Tracks suhc as 'City in Ruin', 'Train and Hunt', and 'Chasing the Hood', which focus on the corruption and decay of his city, have a very heavy electronic emphasis. It seems the electronic side of the music represents the villains, decay, and/or Oliver's alter ego.
'Setting Up the Lair' is a powerful, effective montage track. It really moves along and it's amazing how how an entire secret lair can be set up in a scant 2 minutes and 28 seconds. wink

This score has multiple facets and themes for different characters and the situations that they are presented with. Again, I was surprised at how good this score is. I recommend to anyone that he or she give it a listen and see what you think.

Favorite tracks: 5 Years, Returning Home/Scars, Setting Up the Lair, I Forgot Who I Was, The Dark Archer/It is I Who Failed this City, I Can't Lose You Twice, A Way Off the Island, Sacrifice, and Oliver Queen Suite.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2014 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

The only cue I really remembered from the show was the mid-season finale cue that ended the episode, "The Dark Archer/It is I Who Failed this City" and it's pretty great.

 
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