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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan / Razor

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>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica
>     The Plan, film score
>     Razor, film score
>     The Plan, film score
>     Razor, film score
>     The Plan, film score
>     Razor, film score
>     The Plan, film score
>     Razor, film score
>     The Plan, film score
>     Razor, film score
>     The Plan, film score
>     Razor, film score
>     The Plan, film score

Album Summary

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica
Performers Composer
Notes & Reviews:

Having already assembled soundtrack albums for La-La Land Records for each of the four seasons of the 2000s cable TV version of the series Battlestar Galactica, score composer Bear McCreary wasn't quite done. In addition to the regular episodes, it seems, there were also two Battlestar Galactica "special events" (a term that, stripped of the marketing hype, means either "TV movie" or "straight to video"), "Razor," which ran on TV in November 2007, and "The Plan," a 2009 home video release. On this album, promised to be the final one in the Battlestar Galactica catalog, McCreary mixes up cues from these two spin-off films. It is apparent right from the beginning that his music for them is consistent with his approach to the series. On "Apocalypse (Theme from `The Plan')," he presents his combination of world music styles, particularly galloping taiko drums from Japan and heavy metal electric guitar riffs. It is, he writes in his liner notes, "The most important new piece written for" "The Plan," and it is typical of what follows. In addition to rock guitarists Steve Bartek, Ira Ingber, and Scot Ian, McCreary's most important musician is Chris Bleth, who provides the exotica, playing duduk, bansuri, and both concert and ethnic woodwinds. As he does, the music travels the globe from Africa to South America to Southeast Asia, always propelled by the thundering drum ensemble. Anyone who questions such musical choices as applied to science fiction stories simply hasn't been paying attention to this franchise. For fans (who can be heard cheering during the live version of "Apocalypse" that closes the disc), this album will bring the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack series to a satisfying conclusion. ~ William Ruhlmann



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>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: The Plan, film score
  • Performers: Steve Bartek; Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Raya Yarbrough (Voice); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Bear McCreary (Piano); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Scott Ian (Piano); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Ira Ingber (Piano); John Avila (Piano); Brendan McCreary (Piano); Paul Cartwright (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: Razor, film score
  • Performers: Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Bear McCreary (Piano); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Chris Bleth (Duduk); John Avila (Violin); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Steve Bartek; Ira Ingber (Violin); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Scott Ian (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: The Plan, film score
  • Performers: Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Bear McCreary (Piano); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Steve Bartek; Ira Ingber (Percussion); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Scott Ian (Percussion); John Avila (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: Razor, film score
  • Performers: Martin Pierre (Erhu); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Bear McCreary (Piano); Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Scott Ian (Piano); Steve Bartek; John Avila (Piano); Ira Ingber (Piano); M.B. Gordy (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: The Plan, film score
  • Performers: Paul Cartwright (Violin); Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Steve Bartek; Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Ira Ingber (Piano); Bear McCreary (Piano); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); John Avila (Piano); Scott Ian (Piano); M.B. Gordy (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: Razor, film score
  • Performers: Bear McCreary (Piano); Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); John Avila (Bansuri); Ira Ingber (Bansuri); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Steve Bartek; Scott Ian (Bansuri)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: The Plan, film score
  • Performers: John Avila (Percussion); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Ira Ingber (Percussion); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Bear McCreary (Piano); Scott Ian (Percussion); Steve Bartek; Chris Bleth (Duduk); Chris Bleth (Bansuri)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: Razor, film score
  • Performers: Scott Ian (Harmonium); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Ira Ingber (Harmonium); John Avila (Harmonium); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Steve Bartek; Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Bear McCreary (Piano); Laura Griffiths (French Horn)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: The Plan, film score
  • Performers: Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Brendan McCreary (Harmonium); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Steve Bartek; Scott Ian (Harmonium); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Raya Yarbrough (Voice); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Ira Ingber (Harmonium); John Avila (Harmonium); Bear McCreary (Piano); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Chris Bleth (Bansuri)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: Razor, film score
  • Performers: Ira Ingber (Piano); John Avila (Piano); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Bear McCreary (Piano); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Steve Bartek; Scott Ian (Piano); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Paul Cartwright (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: The Plan, film score
  • Performers: M.B. Gordy (Percussion); John Avila (Erhu); Ira Ingber (Erhu); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Laura Griffiths (French Horn); Scott Ian (Erhu); Steve Bartek; Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Bear McCreary (Piano); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Bear McCreary (Harmonium)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: Razor, film score
  • Performers: Bear McCreary (Piano); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Ira Ingber (Harmonium); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Paul Cartwright (Violin); Scott Ian (Harmonium); Steve Bartek; Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Chris Bleth (Duduk); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); John Avila (Harmonium); Laura Griffiths (French Horn)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>McCreary, Bear : Battlestar Galactica :: The Plan, film score
  • Performers: Raya Yarbrough (Voice); Brendan McCreary (Harmonium); Chris Bleth (Bansuri); Bear McCreary (Harmonium); Chris Bleth (Duduk); Bear McCreary (Piano); Steve Bartek; The Battlestar Orchestra (Harmonium); Ira Ingber (Harmonium); Martin Pierre (Erhu); Paul Cartwright (Violin); John Avila (Harmonium); M.B. Gordy (Percussion); Scott Ian (Harmonium); Laura Griffiths (French Horn)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Studio/Live: Live