Serenity [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Serenity [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by David Newman


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Firefly, creator/director Joss Whedon's hip and eclectic sci-fi series, may have tanked on the small screen, but it garnered the kind of devoted fan base that takes other similarly cultish programs years to muster. One of the many things that made the show so unique was its adherence to Western themes (as in cowboys), an element that not only informed the program's language and attitude, but its music as well. While composer David Newman -- he has a famous composer brother named Thomas (Shawshank Redemption, Six Feet Under) and even more famous cousin named Randy -- retains little of Greg Edmonson and Whedon's original music on the series' big-screen adaptation, Serenity is still occasionally kissed by a flurry of guitar and banjo, percussion, and pan-Asian flute motifs. Newman has taken some of the quirkiness out -- to many a fan's dismay -- and replaced it with chilly and bombastic action cues that scream mediocrity, but for the most part no great injustice has been done. In fact, Serenity has more in common with Joby Talbot's eclectic score for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy than it does Krull.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206668223
catalogNumber: 066682
Rank: 152633

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Newman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Billy Sullivan   Percussion
Tony Mandracchia   Guitar
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Billy Sullivan   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bruce Botnick   Engineering
Harry Garfield   Music Executive
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Kathy Nelson   Music Executive
Marty Frasu   Score Supervisor
Joss Whedon   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Phil Cohen   Music Business Affairs
David Newman   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Krystyna Newman   Scoring Consultant
Barry Mendel   Executive Producer
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs

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Serenity [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Serenity was an amazing movie and some of the magic from the movie is felt in the CD. I must admit it took a few listenings to fall in love with the soundtrack, the 30 second previews don't do the score justice. My only beef is track #3 isn't long enough (this is more obvious after seeing the movie) and it would have been nice to have The Ballad of Serenity from the ending credits (and from the show Firefly). The CD follows the action of the movie pretty faithfuly. I really enjoyed the blend of many music styles there is Chinese influence, some Old West esque music and some big Hollywood score all mixed together throught each track. If you are unsure of buying the CD check out #1 Into the River #3 Serenity (even though this one is short it gives you the sense of the spirit of the score) #8 Population Dead #12 Mal Decides #15 Crash Landing #19 Jayne & Zoe/Final Battle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have like to enjoy a longer version of the Serenity theme. At 50 seconds, it was disappointing. Otherwise, I continue to enjoy the sound track as a part of my routine playlist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago