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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 100th Episode Premiere Tonight! Pre-order Bear McCreary’s Score on Vinyl

Tonight is the night for the return of “The Walking Dead” on AMC! Bear McCreary’s score was just released digitally and on CD ahead of the highly-anticipated return of this hit series and worldwide cultural phenomenon, and now you can pre-order the Lakeshore Webshop “Green Marble” variant on vinyl.  Featuring selections hand-picked by Bear himself from Seasons 1 to 7, the album represents score highlights and fan favorites.  Will you tune in tonight?

Soundtrack Available Now via Lakeshore and Sparks & Shadows: [Download/Stream/Buy CD/Pre-order Vinyl]

The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres tonight at 9/8c on AMC.

New Music Friday! ‘Stranger Things 2’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Wonderstruck’ + More Out Now

This week, some of film and TV’s most highly-anticipated soundtrack releases are finally here!  From the “Stranger Things” Season 2 soundtrack (score by EMMY® Winners Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein), “The Walking Dead” (score by Bear McCreary) and Wonderstruck (score by Carter Burwell, to new vinyl releases, we’ve got the details below!

 

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‘The Walking Dead’ Soundtrack: Bear McCreary’s Highly-Anticipated Score Debuts October 20 With Vinyl on October 27

“The apocalypse has a theme song in Bear McCreary’s haunting score for hit show The Walking Dead” – CNN.com

Lakeshore Records and Sparks & Shadows are proud to release the first soundtrack featuring EMMY® award-winning composer Bear McCreary’s (10 Cloverfield Lane, Rebel in the Rye) original score for AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. The soundtrack will be released digitally and CD on October 20, on LP October 27, 2017.  Listen to a track premiered exclusively at Yahoo! Music.  See the album track list and more below.

“When we started discussing the first season we agreed that drama, action, and horror would be felt more intimately if the score were used only in pivotal scenes, and that it should be written with tonal clarity,” McCreary explained of his initial approach to scoring The Walking Dead. During the zombie apocalypse, silence would be the most prevalent – the lack of sound is what survivors would notice. Those moments when McCreary’s music kicks in, viewers know they are about to be treated to something important. “This approach allowed me to create big emotional impacts with sparse musical gestures.”

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As the series progressed, McCreary was able to expand the musical palette. For the second and third seasons he did so with “acoustic guitars and drums to connect with the farmhouse setting (check out ‘Message to Morgan’).” He blended these with a small orchestra for the gut-crushing mid-season finale (‘Sophia’). As audiences were introduced to new characters like the Governor, McCreary incorporated a synth pulse to his largely organic instrumentation. When Neegan was introduced a few seasons later, he employed “creepy electric guitar gestures.”

The eighth season of The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, October 22 at 9PM ET on AMC.

Catch up on the series now: Season 7 available now on Blu-ray/DVD (get it here); stream Season 1-6 now on Netflix.

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Mr. Robot Vol. 4 Soundtrack: More Of Mac Quayle’s Brilliant Score From Season 2 Headed Your Way

Lakeshore Records will release the second of two volumes of music from the second season of the EMMY® and Golden Globe® Award-winning USA Network series MR. ROBOT. The Mr. Robot V.4 soundtrack features original music by Mac Quayle (“Feud: Bette And Joan”, “American Horror Story”). Volume 4 will be released digitally and on CD October 13. Later this year, Invada Records, in partnership with Lakeshore Records, will release the Volume 4 soundtrack on LP.

“If the first season of MR. ROBOT took us into Elliot’s mind, the second season drew us deeper into his subconscious,” said Quayle. “As we learned, it’s pretty dark in there and so naturally the music followed suit. Darker, weirder, more dissonant, more paranoid.”

Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, October 11 at 10/9c on USA Network.
 

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‘Black Mirror’, FX’s ‘Legion’ and ‘The Expanse’ Make IndieWire’s 20 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows Of The 21st Century!

Lakeshore Records is honored to be associated with three hit series named on IndieWire’s 20 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows Of The 21st Century list, with Charlie Brooker’s EMMY®-winning “Black Mirror” cyber horror series heading up the list at No. 1!  See the break down below.  Check out the full list ranked at IndieWire.

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