On 22nd October, a collector's edition of the Da Vinci's Demons soundtrack will be available to buy, complete with 30 minutes of bonus music. The press release even has some comments from Tom!
Sparks & Shadows is proud to announce the release of the DA VINCI’S DEMONS SOUNDTRACK (COLLECTOR’S EDITION) on October 22, 2013.
The 2-CD set features Bear McCreary’s Emmy® Award-winning theme along with over 30 minutes of bonus music from the hit STARZ series, not included on the digital soundtrack album, released in May.
“When it came time to find a composer for DA VINCI’S DEMONS, Bear was an obvious choice,” says series creator David S. Goyer. “I wanted anti-period music for Da Vinci. Meaning, I didn’t want something that sounded like Richard Lester’s Three Musketeers. I wanted Bear to change things up – to use contemporary sounds and instruments as well as period ones. Bear didn’t disappoint. When Bear played me his demo for the main title theme, I was blown away.”
McCreary earned his first Emmy Award for the DA VINCI’S DEMONS Main Title. “When I first played [Goyer] my mock-up, he gave me the greatest feedback a producer can bestow upon a composer: ‘That’s it? It’s too short. It stops right when it gets good!’” To accommodate this, Goyer did something that a director hardly ever does. “He re-cut the pilot episode to extend the Main Title Theme long enough for me to make a satisfying, musical statement.”
“For me, the score is one of the most – if not the most – important element of a film’s final cut. Done right, it is the ultimate representation of a piece’s ambitions, whilst still remaining ambiguous enough to not overwhelm the listener with its message; both invisible when attached to the scenes it’s scoring, yet beautifully all-consuming when released from the images it originally accompanied; instantly evoking emotions in viewers that may be buried layers-deep within a scene, whilst at the same time managing to highlight and refine the elements at its surface,” said series star Tom Riley. “Bear McCreary’s season one score for DA VINCI’S DEMONS not only meets all those expectations, but surpasses them, flips them on their head, and at times pulls their pants down and runs away laughing.”
The great photo of the Da Vinci's Demons cast, at the Sleep No More event last week in NYC, was shared by Starz on Twitter.