August 19, 2015
Madison Gate Records announces the release of “Outlander: Original Television Soundtrack, Vol. 2” on CD and digital formats on September 25, 2015. Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon and receive an instant download of an exclusive, all-new extended version of the series main title theme, “The Skye Boat Song.” The exclusive full-length track was adapted and produced by Emmy® Award-Winning Composer Bear McCreary and features vocal performances by Raya Yarbrough.
The soundtrack contains original music and period-accurate song adaptations by McCreary from across season one of the Outlander television series, with a focus on the last eight episodes. In response to demand from fans, the album also includes “Wool Waulking Songs” – a pair of traditional folk songs performed on camera, a cappella, by Outlander cast members. In addition, the album features a new folk recording by renowned Gaelic singer Gillebrìde MacMillan.
“Having grown up immersed in Scottish folk music, in particular the folk songs of the Jacobite era, I’ve often reflected that Outlander might be the score I was born to compose,” says composer McCreary.
“With the release of the second volume of the first season soundtrack, I’m thrilled that fans can finally experience the score from the entire first season in an album format. I think of these two albums as two halves of a coherent musical whole. Themes introduced in the first are developed and matured in the second. I am especially excited to present the full-length version of ‘The Skye Boat Song,’ which I produced along with vocalist Raya Yarbrough, specifically for this album.”
“I am so grateful that my life journey led me to this remarkable opportunity to channel my passion for this beautiful music into a narrative score to a gripping drama.”
The television series is currently distributed in more than 150 territories around the world. The critically acclaimed first season of the global phenomenon Outlander finished its run in May as the #1 current series among total viewers on Starz in the US, and has been lauded as “a nearly perfect season” (Wall Street Journal) and “the most fearless show on TV” (Zap2It), with critics and fans alike calling the series Emmy-worthy, noting “the acting and writing were all around stunning” (E!). The second season of Outlander is currently in production in Scotland and will debut on Starz in 2016. The hit series has been adapted for the screen by Ronald D. Moore from the best-selling book series by Diana Gabaldon. The series has sold over 26 million copies, with all eight novels appearing on the New York Times best-sellers list.
“Outlander: Original Television Soundtrack, Vol. 2” was produced in collaboration with McCreary’s Sparks & Shadows label and serves as a companion to “Outlander: Original Television Soundtrack, Vol. 1,” released earlier this year.
1. Outlander – The Skye Boat Song (Extended) (feat. Raya Yarbrough)2. Fort William Rescue3. The Summoning (feat. Raya Yarbrough)4. The Key to Lallybroch5. On the Road6. An Fhìdeag Airgid (feat. Gillebrìde MacMillan)7. The Devil’s Mark8. To the Begging I Will Go9. To Wentworth10. Tale of the Tusks11. Tracking Jamie12. Wool Waulking Songs13. Charge of the Highland Cattle14. Hand Surgery15. Setting Sail (feat. Raya Yarbrough)Running Time: 65 minutes
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About Bear McCreary:
Emmy® Award-winning composer Bear McCreary was first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV today.” Io9.com ranked McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, and WIRED Magazine declared him one of only five “Secret Weapons” of the television industry. McCreary was voted “Composers’ Choice Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers in ASCAP, the first award of its kind, and received a 2015 Emmy nomination for his work on Outlander.
About the OUTLANDER Original Series:
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. The Outlander series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, spans the genres of romances, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. The series adaptation for Outlander was developed by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). Moore, Jim Kohlberg and Andy Harries serve as executive producers of Outlander, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Outlander returns for a second season in 2016.
About Madison Gate Records:
Madison Gate Records is the in-house, independent record label of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The label was founded in 2010 to create, distribute and market music and related products from today’s top films and television programs.