“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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September is a great month to stream some award-winning series and indie films from Lakeshore Records releases, such as Narcos, BoJack Horseman, The Walking Dead, and more! See our must-watch list below.
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Catch up on the latest Lakeshore Records releases in the past week, including must-watch Blu-ray/DVD and VOD recommendations, as well as our Spotify playlists! Also, don’t miss new Lakeshore soundtrack release movies in theaters now: Brigsby Bear, Wind River, Ingrid Goes West, and out this Friday, August 25 is Birth of the Dragon and Bushwick.
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If you happen to be at Comic Con San Diego this year and have trouble deciding which event or panel discussion to complement your personal schedule, then we have a list for you! See our must-attend suggestions featuring Lakeshore Records–affiliated composers and film/TV music professionals!
Saturday, July 22, 2017
12 noon – James S.A. Corey Signing (The Expanse authors)
1-2 p.m. – The Character of Music: Music For Popular TV
Hear GRAMMY Nominees Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (composers, “Stranger Things”), Thomas Golubić (Music Supervisor, “Halt And Catch Fire“, “Breaking Bad”, “The Walking Dead“) and others discuss how they create and place music in their programs, how they discover talent, and what their experiences have been working on some of the most popular series on television.
3-4 p.m. – Netflix’s Stranger Things
Join the cast and creators of the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things for an in-depth discussion on the acclaimed series, the journey to Season 2, and be the first to experience never-before-seen footage of what’s to come this October.
5-5:50 p.m. – The Expanse
The cast and creators of SYFY’s critically acclaimed series are back at Comic-Con to discuss last season’s most shocking moments and give an inside look at what to expect from season 3.
See the full schedule and details here
Lakeshore Records is thrilled to be releasing Bear McCreary’s long-awaited score to the global phenomenon that is “The Walking Dead“! More information is now exclusively at EW.com. Stay tuned for more details on this co-release with Sparks & Shadows.
THE WALKING DEAD returns with Season 8 in October 2017 on AMC.