Soundtrack (Season 3)

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"Soundtrack (Season 3)"
An album of the the Re-imagined series
Album No. 4
Composer(s) Bear McCreary
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Label La-La Land Records
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Released 23 October 2007
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For other Battlestar Galactica soundtracks, click here.
For a general article on the music in Battlestar Galactica, see Music of Battlestar Galactica (RDM).

The soundtrack for Season 3 of the Re-imagined Series was released on 23 October 2007.

Track Listing

  1. A Distant Sadness (2:50) from "Occupation"
    • Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
  2. Precipice (4:52) from "Precipice"
  3. Admiral and Commander (3:16) from "Exodus, Part I"
  4. Storming New Caprica (7:48) from "Exodus, Part II"
  5. Refugees Return (3:43) from "Exodus, Part II"
  6. Wayward Soldier (4:17) from "Hero"
  7. Violence and Variations (7:42) from from "Unfinished Business"
  8. The Dance (2:33) from "Unfinished Business"
  9. Adama Falls (1:46) from "Unfinished Business"
  10. Under the Wing (1:11) from "Maelstrom"
  11. Battlestar Sonatica (4:44) from "Torn"
    • Performed by Bear McCreary, piano
  12. Fight Night (2:27) from "Unfinished Business"
  13. Kat's Sacrifice (2:46) from "The Passage"
  14. Someone to Trust (3:09) from "Taking A Break From All Your Worries"
  15. The Temple of Five (2:44) from "The Eye of Jupiter"
  16. Dirty Hands (3:32) from "Dirty Hands"
  17. Gentle Execution (3:28) from "Exodus, Part II"
  18. Mandala in the Clouds (5:53) from "Maelstrom"
  19. Deathbed and Maelstrom (5:53) from "Maelstrom"
  20. Heeding the Call (2:11) from "Crossroads, Part II"
  21. All Along the Watchtower (3:33) from "Crossroads, Part II"
    • Featuring Bt4, Vocals
    • Words and Music by Bob Dylan
    • Adapted, Arranged, and Produced by Bear McCreary

Lyrics for "A Distant Sadness"

"A Distant Sadness" plays at the start of "Occupation" and is sung by Raya Yarbrough in Armenian. Musically it is a variation of the Roslin theme that first appears in the track "Kobol's Last Gleaming" during the discovery of Kobol, set to new lyrics.


Lyrics (in Armenian): Roman transliteration:[1] English translation:
Հեռու եւ ծանօթ տխրություն մը մեզ կը կանչէ

Քամիով բերուած՝ այրուող աւազի նման
Եղբայրներ եւ Քոյրեր՝ որ հեռւում էք՝ դուք կը տոկաք
Անելանելի վիծակի մէջ՝ մեր իսկ հողին վրայ։
Յիշողութիւն մը փորագրուած հոգու եւ մորթի մէջ
Կը թողնէ սպի մը որ երբեք չի բուժուիր
Մեր ընտանիքը ամուր է՝ բայց ցիրուցան
Աստղերու եւ դաշտերու տարածութեան մէջ։
Մենք ձեզ չի պիտի լքենք
Մենք ձեզ չի պիտի մոռնանք
Մենք ձեզ համար պիտի վերադառնանք։

Heṙow ew çanòt’ txrowt’yown më mez kë kančē

K’amiov berowaç, ayrowoġ awazi nman
Eġbayrnr ew Koyrer, or heṙwowm ēk’ dowk kë tokak
Anelaneli viçaki mēǰ, mer isk hoġin vray.
Yišoġowt’in më p’oragrowaç hogow ew mort’i mēǰ
Kë t’oġnē spi më or erbek’ či bowžowir
Mer ëntanik’ë amowr ē, bayc’ c’irowc’an
Astġerow ew dašterow taraçowt’ean mēǰ.
Menk’ jez či piti lk’enk’
Menk’ jez či piti moṙnank’
Menk’ jez hamar piti veradaṙnank’.

A distant and familiar sadness calls to us

As if carried on the wind, like burning sand
Brothers and Sisters, away, you endure
Stranded on our own land
A memory etched into soul and skin
Leaves a scar that never heals
Our family is strong, but scattered
Across the stars and fields
We will not abandon you
We will not forget you
We will return for you

See Also

Bear McCreary's blog for comments on each track by the composer.

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE - OCTOBER 8, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON THREE SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED BY LA-LA LAND RECORDS ON OCTOBER 23RD

Soundtrack includes a new interpretation of the classic "All Along The Watchtower"

(October 8, 2007- Burbank, CA) - The soundtrack from the standout third season of the SciFi Channel's critically acclaimed television series, Battlestar Galactica, will be released by La-La Land Records on October 23, 2007. Composer Bear McCreary, who scored the first and second seasons of the show, composed the score for the third season as well. In addition to McCreary's score, the album also features McCreary's new interpretation of the classic Bob Dylan song, "All Along the Watchtower," whose themes featured prominently in several episodes and in McCreary's score.

Considered one of the top 10 shows currently on TV by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and TV Guide, Battlestar Galactica also won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2005.

The television series stars Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff. The third season began by launching the characters' lives a year ahead of the second season finale. As it the action unfolded, viewers discovered how each of the backstories evolved over the past year. All the while, more light was shed on the inner workings of the mysterious Cylons.

Towards the end of the season, a familiar musical theme was heard. By the final episodes it all became evident, these melodies were part of what would be a total re-imagination of the 1967 Bob Dylan classic "All Along the Watchtower," performed by BT4 and featuring former Oingo Boingo musicians John Avila on bass and Steve Bartek on guitar.

"It was a daring idea by Ron Moore, and at first I thought he was crazy," confessed McCreary. "It's a classic song that was completely redefined by Jimi Hendrix. But, Ron told me to make it my own and gave me total creative freedom to re-invent this song for Battlestar Galactica. And when the episode came together, I knew it was the right choice."

The song's lyrics, including "There must be some way out of here / Said the joker to the thief / There's too much confusion / I can't get no relief," perfectly reflect what the human race is going through in their battle with the Cylons through the series. Both the song and the show raise questions about the very nature of humanity and our struggle to survive against what holds us captive.

In addition to the new performance of the song, the soundtrack album features the original score that McCreary wrote for the season. "The show is evolving," describes McCreary. "And the music is evolving as well. It is head and shoulders above anything that I've done before."

Bear McCreary's feature film credits include Wrong Turn 2 and Rest Stop. He also scores the hit series Eureka for Sci Fi Channel and the upcoming Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for Fox. McCreary was among a handful of select protégés of late film music legend Elmer Bernstein (THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN) and is a classically trained composer with degrees in Composition and Recording Arts from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music.

Battlestar Galactica: Razor will be released on DVD December 4. The fourth season premieres on January 11, 2008 on the Sci Fi Channel. The Battlestar Galactica: Season Three soundtrack will be available in stores or from www.lalalandrecords.com on October 23, 2007. The soundtrack from the Battlestar Galactica mini-series, the Season One and Season Two soundtracks, and Wrong Turn 2 are also available from La-La Land Records.

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References

  1. Transliteration by Kieren Po