Volume 2 of comprehensive series of classic original 1978 episode scores! Limited to 1500 copies! SOLD OUT!
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Volume 2 arrives! World premiere 2-CD set of original soundtracks from classic original 1978 series starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch. Two episode scores appear: "Lost Planet Of The Gods", "Gun On Ice Planet Zero". Both feature exciting music, frequently drawn from thematic material first heard in epic pilot "Saga Of A Star World" (released complete in stereo as Intrada Special Collection Vol. 154) as well as several powerful new ideas. Both scores issued in mono, as preserved by Universal. Some episodes were only retained in mono formats, others in multi-track stereo, depending on studio requirements. (Future volumes will offer stereo episodes as well.) Stu Phillips supervises release, John Takis writes descrptive notes. Stu Phillips conducts. Intrada Special Collection Release limited to 1500 copies!
CD 1: LOST PLANET OF THE GODS 01. Main Title - Parts 1 & 2 (1:48) 02. Imperious Leader & Baltar (1:28) 03. Athena Vamps/Patrol Two Launch (1:36) 04. Baltar - The Leader (2:04) 05. The Abyss - Part 1 (1:31) 06. The Abyss - Part 2/Escape From The Void (2:56) 07. Cylon Outpost (2:12) 08. Virus 1A/Virus 1B/Virus 2/Virus 3 (2:14) 09. Virus 4/Adama's Medal/Top Of The Class/ Ancient Writings (2:54) 10. The List/Critical/Phony Battle (2:30) 11. Captain's Opinion/Launch When Ready (0:56) 12. More Cylon Lair (1:53) 13. Good Guys 1- Bad Guys Zero (4:25) 14. We're Going In (1:53) 15. The Medallion/Starbuck In Trouble (1:43) 16. Marry Me (1:05) 17. The Wedding/Starbuck Captured (3:36) 18. Ancient Ruins (1:28) 19. Discovery Of The Tomb (2:44) 20. Baltar Appears (1:24) 21. Love & The Sphinx (0:43) 22. To Light The Way/Blue Squad Reporting (4:28) 23. Not The Last Of Baltar/Serina Dies/Boxey & Apollo (5:25) 24. End Credits (0:30) CD 1 Total Time 53:49
CD 2: GUN ON ICE PLANET ZERO 01. Main Title (1:48) 02. Environment- Hostile (1:41) 03. March Of The Centurions (2:32) 04. Four Specialists (1:11) 05. Cree Captured (1:05) 06. Launch Bay Alpha (1:19) 07. Blizzard (2:07) 08. Death Point (3:15) 09. Cold Journey (3:32) 10. Bad Situation (1:37) 11. Ravashol (3:35) 12. Rough Ride (1:21) 13. Icy Planet Lab (1:38) 14. Cree To The Cold Cell (0:44) 15. Cold Planet (1:58) 16. Fire The Pulsar (2:58) 17. Getting Closer (8:03) 18. Pulsar Destroyed (1:53) 19. Starbuck Loses (1:41) 20. End Credits (0:30) CD 2 Total Time 43:41
Tech Talk From The Producer…
With this release, Intrada presents its second
volume of soundtrack music from the ambitious Universal TV series “Battlestar Galactica.”
The pilot score, “Saga Of A Star World” (available on Intrada Special Collection Volume
154) was recorded with the full resources of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Sessions
were held at Twentieth Century Fox, and engineered by John Neal. The series’ format music
(main theme, end credits, bumper cues) were also recorded at these sessions. Everything was
recorded on 35mm film and mixed onto ½” 15 ips three-track stereo tape. Subsequently,
scoring moved to Universal’s facilities and the
individual episode scores were recorded with
smaller orchestras of 30 to 40 players. Phillips still
conducted but engineering duties were passed to
Since the series was broadcast in mono, most
of the individual episodes were retained in mono
only on either 35mm film, ¼” 15 ips full-track tape
or sometimes, the ¼” 7½ ips full-track tape format.
Many episodes simply tracked music from other
episodes and required a minimal amount of new
material. Happily, some episodes requiring all-new
scores were recorded and vaulted in ½” three-track
stereo tape format. Future volumes of music from
this classic series will be presented from the stereo elements where available and mono
masters will be utilized when stereo formats do not exist.
Both scores represented on this CD are being presented in mono. The format music
has been mixed into mono as well to prevent a jarring change from stereo to mono and
back again. We will premiere the stereo mixes of these format cues on a forthcoming release
featuring music from episodes recorded and vaulted in the three-track stereo format.
But for now, imagine dazzling action and excitement in the far reaches of space as you
listen to our second volume of music from Battlestar Galactica!
Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips.
"Lost Planet of the Gods" recorded on September 15 & 25, and "Gun on Ice Planet Zero" recorded on October 18 & 25, 1978, at Universal City Studios, Universal City, California. "Theme from Battlestar Galactica" performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded on June 19-22, 1978 at Twentieth Century Fox Studios, Scoring Stage 1, Los Angeles, California.
VIOLIN Erno Neufeld
VIOLA Roland Kato
CELLO Paul Bergstrom
Ann Karam (Goodman)
BASS John Hornschuch
WOODWIND Dominick Fera
Bob Steen i
FRENCH HORN James Atkinson
David A. Duke
TRUMPET Chase Craig
TROMBONE Miles Anderson
TUBA Roger Bobo
John T. Johnson
KEYBOARDS Mike Boddicker
HARP Lou Ann Neill
PERCUSSION Kenneth Watson