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Battlestar Galactica [Soundtrack]

Stu Phillips Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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1. Prologue/Main Title
2. Battlestar Galactica Theme
3. The Destruction Of Peace
4. Fighter Launch/Mysterious Derelict/Zac In Trouble
5. Adama's Theme/The Residue Of War
6. Sex At Last/Cassiopea & Starbuck
7. Cylon Freighter/The Trap
8. Cylon Attack/The End Of Atlantia
9. Symptoms/Boxey's Problems/Serena's Illness
10. Suffering
11. Red Nova
12. More Than A Father/And The People Rejoiced
13. Ready Room/Scramble To Safety/Imperious Leader
14. Escape From The Ovion Mines
15. Dash To The Elevator
16. Red & Blue/Destruction Of Carillon
17. Exodus One/End Credits

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good -- but a bit different Dec 19 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have mixed feelings about this re-performed version of the original theme music from Battlestar Galactica. I consider myself a diehard fan of both the original shows and also a fan of Stu Phillips in general. Here's my thoughts on this CD.
I guess I was most dissapointed by the title track (the main theme). I found it to be a slightly higher tempo than the original performance and a bit 'tinny' sounding. The rushed feeling bugged me right from the start. The missing bottom end also got me down. Well this was a rough start since I'm at the beginning of the CD. However, it gets better. I found myself really enjoying the fidelity and instrument range on the 4th track (fighter launch/zac in trouble). Definitely liked the expanded orchestra.
The overall sound quality is pretty good, so people who are in to hi-fi will not be dissapointed. Personally I found many of the tracks on the treble-ish side of things. I felt like it was lacking in the bottom end, but tweaking the settings on my stereo helped. And the increased instrument range was definitely cool.
My big gripe was I didn't like the re-performance of the Galactica theme. To me it was the most important part and while it was pretty decent, I felt it lacking the feeling of the original. For that, I am giving the CD three stars. my recommendation? I if you can, buy the orignal 4 cd release as well. Maybe Stu will have another opportunity to re-perform it again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the original Jan. 5 2002
Format:Audio CD
It may not be the original soundtrack (it's a studio track, having been done by the Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999) but unlike the original soundtrack music which I have on old-fashioned vinyl, this is much better sounding with lots better dynamic range than the original. If a new release of the movie is ever done on DVD, the original music should be replaced with this. It's just THAT much better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An epic score in a grand tradition Nov. 5 2000
Format:Audio CD
The merits of the 70's TV series "Battlestar Galactica" have been debated by science fiction fans for over 20 years. But one issue that is beyond debate is the excellence of Stu Phillips' stirring score for the series' movie-length premiere episode. This is music in the great tradition of the space saga and its cinematic precursors.
The score has been newly recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Stu Phillips himself. This new recording pulses with energy and emotion. The mysterious prologue, the powerful main theme, the tender love theme for Cassiopea and Starbuck--each track is wonderfully realized.
Whatever flaws it had, "Battlestar Galactica" was a saga with both an epic vision and a tender heart. Stu Phillips' score expertly captures these twin aspects of the saga. This disc is an essential addition to any good collection of science fiction and fantasy film music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great music almost as good as john willaims July 17 2000
Format:Audio CD
great music i love this soundtrack. i mean the show was short lived but i mean the music is great and the show was great and i dont know why it got canceled oh well thats a subject for another day. anyway the soundtrack is excellent. i for one got a tingle runnin up my back when i heard the main theme. excellent music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it 20 years ago and I still love it now! April 5 2000
Format:Audio CD
I just bought the CD of the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack. I love it! I agree with a previous reviewer that there are a few differences between this one and the LP I still have, but all in all I will enjoy this for many years. I have some of the books, and I do look forward to a revival of the show. Pity that Lorne Greene has passed on, although he's be somewhere as old as Methuselah if he'd still be with us. I miss him!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dec 29 1999
Format:Audio CD
I don't own this new CD version, but I owned the LP as a kid, and I have to say that as much as I love what John Williams did in the Star Wars movies and Indiana Jones and Superman, etc., that this still outdoes them all. I've been reacquanting myself with the Galactica series, and though many can argue that some of the stories don't hold up over the years or that the sets are sometimes cheesy, no one can put down this music. It is fantastic. One of the things that made Galactica so great 20 years ago, though I don't think that aspect is appreciated as much as it should be.
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