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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.

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Walking Dead’ Soundtrack: Listen To ‘Glenn’s Wheels’ By Bear McCreary | Nerdist

This track is one of the earliest pieces that McCreary wrote for the show, and he said it presented the first opportunity for him to “establish a musical language for scoring action” on The Walking Dead. It’s an energetic piece that starts light and airy but suddenly dips in and out of a thundering, frenetic bass line. – Clara Mae, Nerdist

 

Debuting today at Nerdist is a full track, “Glenn’s Wheels” off the “The Walking Dead soundtrack — listen exclusively here.  The album features score sections throughout Seasons 1 through 7 by Bear McCreary, out Friday, October 20 on Lakeshore Records and Sparks & Shadows!  

Pre-order The Album: [Digital/CD/Vinyl]

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.

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Walking Dead’ Soundtrack: Hear ‘The Governor’ by Bear McCreary | IGN

Genre-defying score – Terri Schwartz, IGN

Lakeshore Records is thrilled to debut a track off the long-awaited album release, The Walking Dead (Original Television Series Soundtrack), featuring score by Bear McCreary!  Listen to “The Governor” now at IGN.  This track signifies a turning point in the characters: “From this track onwards, the score would become increasingly seared by electronic textures. Our characters were never the same after they encountered this terrifying man, so I think it’s fitting his music had a permanent effect on the music of the show,” says McCreary.

Pre-order The Album: [Digital/CD/Vinyl]

The album features select score cues hand-picked by Bear from Seasons 1 through 7.  Lakeshore and Sparks & Shadows will release the album digitally and on CD October 20, with the vinyl edition out on October 27!

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.

 

‘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.”

Pre-order The Album: [Download/CD/Vinyl]

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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