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Album Information
Album Battlestar Galactica: Season 3
Artist Bear McCreary
Year 2007
Genre Soundtrack
Contributor CineMedia Promotions

Request Buy # Track Listing Length Played
iTunes 01 A Distant Sadness
Bear McCreary
2:48 86
iTunes 02 Precipice
Bear McCreary
4:52 90
iTunes 03 Admiral And Commander
Bear McCreary
3:14 149
iTunes 04 Storming New Caprica
Bear McCreary
7:46 180
iTunes 05 Refugees Return
Bear McCreary
3:39 63
iTunes 06 Wayward Soldier
Bear McCreary
4:14 60
iTunes 07 Violence And Variations
Bear McCreary
7:30 197
No Link 08 The Dance
Bear McCreary
2:32 136
iTunes 09 Adama Falls
Bear McCreary
1:43 25
iTunes 10 Under The Wing
Bear McCreary
1:12 25
AmazoniTunes 11 Battlestar Sonatica
Bear McCreary
4:42 157
iTunes 12 Fight Night
Bear McCreary
2:26 84
iTunes 13 Kat's Sacrifice
Bear McCreary
2:43 52
iTunes 14 Someone To Trust
Bear McCreary
3:07 48
iTunes 15 Temple Of Five
Bear McCreary
2:43 40
iTunes 16 Dirty Hands
Bear McCreary
3:30 54
iTunes 17 Gentle Execution
Bear McCreary
3:25 50
iTunes 18 Mandala In The Clouds
Bear McCreary
4:06 61
iTunes 19 Deathbed And Maelstrom
Bear McCreary
5:48 56
iTunes 20 Heeding The Call
Bear McCreary
2:09 99
iTunes 21 All Along The Watchtower
Bear McCreary
3:31 213

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More varied than Season 2, overall a better album
By: LadyInque
Date: 8 Aug 2009
In my review for BSG Season 2, I complained that the album sounded homogenous. Season 3’s soundtrack album presents greater variety, and while it may not have any tracks to rival the standouts from Season 2, on the whole I like it more.

The first cut, “A Distant Sadness,” starts the album off with the Indian-inspired music which defines this season, and makes a good bookend together with the last two tracks on the album. It moves into ethnic female vocals wailing, and loses some points from me for that.

There’s plenty of the classic BSG sound on this album. “Admiral and Commander” is a quiet, calm statement of the Celtic-flavored Adama family theme. “Violence and Variations” is energetic strings, somewhat sinister in places. The taiko drums return in the butch “Fight Night” and “Storming New Caprica.” The latter track seems like an attempt to re-create the success of “Prelude to War” from Season 2, but with the addition of bagpipes. I don’t think it succeeds as well; it seems smoother, less martial. There’s plenty of mystical stuff in “Temple of Five” and “Mandala in the Clouds.”

Tracks like “The Dance,” which is a textbook Irish jig, and “Battlestar Sonatica” pretty much are what the track titles say they are. Fun, but not groundbreaking. Of more interest is “Dirty Hands,” which the composer describes as a “working man’s blues,” played with the instruments familiar to the BSG universe. On his blog, which every fan of the BSG scores should consider required reading, Bear describes how this piece of score was inspired by a piece Shirley Walker wrote for Batman: The Animated Series. Yay! Another standout is “Kat’s Sacrifice,” which may be my favorite track on the album. It underscores the loss of a supporting character with sadness and soaring grace. It reminds me of the score from the “Final Fight” in the last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but don’t let that scare you off.

Finally, a word about “All Along the Watchtower,” the hyped last track. It’s not my favorite song, and for some reason, the arrangement on the CD always sounds a little anemic to me, which it didn’t on the show. It is interesting, but I think I prefer the lead-in track, “Heeding the Call.”

Request: “Dirty Hands,” “Kat’s Sacrifice,” “Heeding the Call,” “Admiral and Commander.” “Adama Falls” has a nice statement of fan-favorite Roslin and Adama theme.
Avoid: “Wayward Soldier,” which is strings ostinato and taiko drums without adding anything new or interesting.

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