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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|
|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|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
The only thing lacking on this CD is that little piece of intro music you heard at the beginning of every episode over the opening credits: the one where they run through the cast of supporting characters, writer for the episode, director, etc. But even without that piece, this is still a great CD, a must-have not only for BSG fans, but for fans of orchestral science-fiction themes.
Most recent customer reviews
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... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2002 by Strephon Alkhalikoi
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... Read morePublished on July 17 2000 by billy bob
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... Read morePublished on April 5 2000 by Gary Kaetzel
While keeping the spirit of the original, Stu Phillips has indeed improved the performance. All of us who enjoyed this classic science-fiction TV series are bound to love this... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 1999 by J. T. King
This is a great sounding soundtrack. I remember owning the old LP of this soundtrack. I loved the show, and the music is simply incredible and powerful. Read morePublished on July 31 1999