YELLOWSTONE is a soapy affair with mostly stock character-types, though a few interesting ones (the son who is married to a Native American woman for example), just interesting enough to keep me watching from week to week. I keep thinking I want to see Kevin Costner's character duke it out with Pierce Brosnan's old dude from THE SON... I mainly notice the music when it is screechy and irritating, which it is several times per episode. I'll listen more carefully but haven't heard much so far that would entice me to buy this. Hey, who knew that Brian Tyler has the same hair stylist as Conan O'Brian!
Has anybody here actually ever seen Brian Tyler and Conan O'Brian in the same room at the same time? I doubt it! And the names... Can that be a coincidence? I'm afraid that from now on (until it's proven otherwise) I'll always have to think of them as one person: Conan O'Brian Tyler!
iTunes - August 17, 2018. CD-R - Sony Classical USA - August 31, 2018
and, probably, CD - Sony Classical EU - September 7, 2018
1. Yellowstone Theme (2:28) 2. Returning (3:01) 3. Through the Ages (2:19) 4. The River (3:39) 5. Regret (3:00) 6. Wandering (2:46) 7. Reunion (3:13) 8. Let them Come (4:36) 9. Expansive Horizons (2:07) 10. Dawn (2:41) 11. Trapped Souls (3:03) 12. Mourning (2:55) 13. Adagio (3:10) 14. Proud Thieves (3:58) 15. Lost and Found (4:03) 16. Burying Secrets (3:23) 17. Valley of the Soul (5:07) 18. Stratus (1:44) 19. Unimagined (3:20) 20. Crimes of Heritage (2:11) 21. Impressions (4:43) 22. Code White (3:08) 23. Shame Hurts the Most (3:50) 24. Yellowstone Main Titles (1:09)
Interview from the press-kit - Brian Tyler talks about "Yellowstone":
"It has been incredible working with amazing director Taylor Sheridan on this project. His artistic vision encouraged an unbounded approach to composition. The visual canvas and thematic narrative of Yellowstone inspired me to create music that is intimate, tragic, and impressionistic in ways I have never before thought possible. I worked with so many phenomenal musicians from around the world ranging from the London Philharmonia Orchestra to superb soloists on viola, cello, and fiddle to capture the human soul behind the story. I strove for composing music that would support the complexity of the story and its characters. The tone of the music needed to reflect melancholy, joy, regret, intensity, revenge, love, tragedy, and beauty all at the same time. The music echoes tones throughout by use of thematic melody that feels it is at the heart of an epic yet intimate saga, while at times creating atmosphere that pushes the boundary of where music and sound converge. Taylor created a magnificent world and music was a central part of his overall vision to give Yellowstone a unique identity. It was a true challenge, and one that I am eternally grateful to be a part of."