Volume 3 of original soundtrack series for ambitious 1978-1979 TV show with Lorne Greene, composed & conducted by Stu Phillips. Third volume examines everything Phillips recorded from seven episodes spread across 2-CDs plus his score for GALACTICA 1980: THE RETURN OF STARBUCK. As with Volume 2, scores are presented from Universal vault masters featuring combination of stereo, multiple mono and mono tracks, all skillfully melded into solid listening experience by Mike Matessino. Highlights are many but action rhythms of "The Young Lords" and fascinating colors of "The Hand Of God" are standouts. John Takis offers more fascinating details about music and production, Joe Sikoryak provides more colorful graphics. Recorded at Universal Studios Scoring Stage. Stu Phillips conducts.
The Long Patrol 03. Double Parked (2:03) 04. Stolen Viper (1:22) 05. Viper Stolen (1:51) 06. Starbuck In Prison (0:44) 07. Cassiopeia And Athena (1:05) 08. Deserted Town (0:52) 09. The Limping Man (1:21) 10. Grandpa Adama (1:39) 11. The Map (1:00) Episode Total Time: 11:57
The Lost Warrior 12. Apollo 'A' OK (0:55) 13. The Boxey Con (1:05) 14. Same Old Story (1:28) 15. The Hunt (1:23) 16. Time Running Out (2:16) 17. Bootes To Boot Hill (1:42) 18. Doubt (0:45) 19. Shoot Out (2:31) 20. No More Killing (1:16) Episode Total Time: 12:21
The Magnificent Warriors 21. The Courting (1:35) 22. Here Come The Borays (2:13) 23. Trapped Again (0:59) 24. Time To Eat/Belloby Kidnapped (2:32) 25. The Boray Camp/Into The Cave (4:38) 26. Starbuck's Plan (1:11) Episode Total Time: 13:14
The Young Lords 27. Into The Swamp (2:43) 28. Attack By The Children (0:56) 29. Fanfare And Theme (0:49) 30. Launch The Raft (1:59) 31. The Attack Rhyme (2:01) 32. Starbuck And Miri/Well Done (2:13) 33. Warriors (0:45) Episode Total Time: 11:26
34. End Titles (0:30)
The Last Warrior 35. Source: Saloon (3:15)
The Magnificent Warriors 36. Source: A Smoking Band (0:42) 37. Source: Three Sided Pyramid (1:25) 38. Source: Starbuck's Luck (2:01) 39. Source: Hospitality Muzak (2:10) Source Music Total Time 9:33
CD 2 01. Exploration / Main Title (1:49) 02. Episode Titles (0:46)
Murder On The Rising Star 03. No Fighting (1:17) 04. Sudden Draw/The Victim/ Cassiopeia Waits/Grim Starbuck (1:19) 05. Laser Test/A Match (1:55) 06. Starbuck Gets Help/Not Guilty (2:58) 07. Escape (0:45) 08. Starbuck's Mistake/Change of Heart (0:49) 09. Questioning Baltar (0:59) 10. Night Of The Cylons/Cella Reacts (1:46) 11. Apollo's Plan/Stowaway (1:56) 12. Baltar - The Skeptic (0:51) 13. Cassiopeia - The Witness/The Villain (1:18) 14. Karibdis Overcome (1:36) 15. Friends (0:34) Episode Total Time: 18:01
Take the Celestra 16. Ceremonial Fanfares (1:42)
The Hand of God 17. The Dome (1:05) 18. Strange Signal (1:37) 19. Boomer Embarassed (0:28) 20. From The Past (0:44) 21. Cylon Base Ship Rising (1:29) 22. Tired of Running (1:43) 23. A Great Plan/An Agreement (1:29) 24. Some Deal/A Share of Loneliness/More Casi And Starbuck (2:40) 25. Good Luck (1:04) 26. They're Gone (1:02) 27. Strays (0:39) 28. Man Your Vipers (1:11) 29. In The Lair Of The Cylons (2:45) 30. Here They Come (1:28) 31. There She Is (1:13) 32. We Did It! (0:53) 33. Waggle (1:21) 34. The Dome II/The Eagle Has Landed (1:29) Episode Total Time: 24:13
When the battlestar Galactica’s “rag-tag human fleet” began its search for a lost tribe of humans, no one knew what might be encountered along the way. Intrada’s efforts to release Stu Phillips’ great music from Battlestar: Galactica have mirrored that journey.
While stereo recordings for the original pilot movie (which had also been prepared as a theatrical release) were presented on volume 1, music elements retained for episodes of the television series have not emerged with any consistency. Initial reconnaissance suggested that some stereo sources existed, but these turned out to be “split-mono” material... a configuration unique to the era in which Galactica had been produced.
Even as feature film sound underwent a revolution in the late 1970s, television was considered to be a “medium of mono.” It wasn’t until 1985 that networks began creating and broadcasting prime-time programs in true stereo. (Foremost among these was Amazing Stories, previously released by Intrada in a series of three volumes.)
Finding stereo elements for television music prior to 1985 is the exception and not the rule. More often than not, music was mixed into mono and everything else was discarded. But occasionally, music for both television and features in the 1970s were prepared in the aforementioned “splitmono” format, which grouped orchestral sections onto separate tracks (all strings on one, winds and brass on another, percussion on a third, for example) in order to give audio mixers some control over the presence of certain instruments. Such elements do not yield a true stereo “orchestral spread,” but the separate tracks can be manipulated so that a stereo “field” can be retained for a more full-bodied presence.
The scores on disc 2 of the enclosed set (all complete) were created from these split-mono elements, while those on disc 1 came from mono sources (sadly, incomplete), but processed to give them some stereo breadth for purposes of consistency and to bring out the power of the original composition and recordings. As a whole, the eight scores represented provide an overview of the Galactica’s journey, from its discovery of remote human outposts to encounters with the Cylons, be it rogue centurions or a deadly base star lying in wait. Efforts to present the music for this epic journey have proved no less varied, but the results have been uniformly rewarding.