Monday, February 21, 2011

Announcing: Battlestar Galactica, Vol. 1

OK, I'm a bit behind the times here real life, and all. But it was my privilege to contribute liner notes for Intrada's first volume of classic Battlestar Galactica music, which was just recently released (and is still available). For the first time, it includes ALL of composer Stu Phillips' music for the feature-length pilot, "Saga of a Star World," performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I want to take a moment to thank Stu for speaking with me on short notice for this project. This was very well-traveled ground for the maestro, having gone over the history of this score at length for previous soundtrack issues, the convention circuit, and in his excellent autobiography, Stu Who?. Nevertheless, he kindly allowed me to pick his brain once again for this truly definitive release which he himself had a hand in assembling, together with Doug Fake and the Intrada team. Anyway ... this is just dynamite stuff; big orchestra, grand themes, overflowing with energy and emotion. I can't wait for Vol. 2!

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