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

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

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

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

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

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