In Review: The Flash Season One Soundtrack

The CD consists of 75 tracks from the series, which include several variations on The Flash's heroic theme tune, which we often hear when he is going after the villains.

Review: Due out soon if it hasn’t arrivaed already is a double CD set of Blake Neely’s thumping soundtrack from the first season of CW’s hit series ‘The Flash’.

The timing of this release could not be more perfect given that we are all about four weeks into the shows second season, which is proving to be continually entertaining.

The CD consists of 75 tracks from the series, which include several variations on The Flash’s heroic theme tune, which we often hear when he is going after the villains. I felt there was a little to much of this on the CD if honest.

Aside from the main title soundtrack we have pretty much every major moment from the season played out musically in this set. I particularly enjoyed the dark and brooding mysterious soundtrack that Neely came up with called ‘Eobard Confesses’, which is the moment in the series where reverse flash confesses to Barry and the gang.

Also ‘What Barry Saw’ is another fantastic track, which pretty much plays out the astonishment and wonder of what Barry experiences when he comes to the conclusion that he can use the speed force to such an extent that it will allow him to time travel. I loved the percussive use of the keyboard synth on this, which is strange because as a guitarist and someone that prefers string instruments and orchestral stuff. I’m not the biggest fan of synths.

If I have one criticism. I found It a little to repetitive at times and feel that this release could well have been condensed a little.

Pretty much every piece of music from the first series is here and you also get a nice inlay sleeve with the CD, which includes some great stills from the show and a few comments from composer Blake Neely about the process he went through in order to come up with the various different musical scores featured in the show and on the CD.

This is one for the fans of ‘The Flash’, but its also a good listen for those that are a bit more casual in terms of the fandom of the series.

8.7
The Flash Season One Soundtrack
  • Heroic music from the show.
  • A little repetative at times.
  • Music
    8.0
  • Cover Art
    9.0
  • Inlay Booklet
    9.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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2 Comments on this post.
  • Raj (@ClearHeatVision)
    9 November 2015 at 6:12 am -

    Can you review the Arrow Season 3 soundtrack also? Curious what you think!

    • Ian Cullen
      9 November 2015 at 1:29 pm -

      It’s on the to do list. Just haven’t found the 90 minutes to 2 hours that I’d need to listen to it through yet.

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