There’s been a marked increase in actual music in this season of The Walking Dead, as opposed to just Bear McCreary’s (excellent) score. Each week we field a bunch of questions about who did whatever track was featured that week. Well now you can get your hands on them in one easy place. AMC is releasing the first volume of the show soundtrack. Below is the track listing but I think the real standout is Emily Kinney and Lauren Cohan’s “The Parting Glass.” Emily and Lauren play Beth and Maggie on the show, and you’ve heard Emily sing in the show a couple times. Here they’re given sort of an ominous, sparse synth backing track that lends the song a perfectly cold, apocalyptic feel. It’s pretty awesome. The album is available for digital download from both iTunes and Amazon.
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Here is the full track listing:
1. Jamie N Commons – “Lead Me Home”
2. Bear McCreary – “Main Title Theme Song” (UNKLE Remix)
3. Voxhaul Broadcast – “You Are The Wilderness”
4. Baby Bee – “Love Bug”
5. Fink – “Warm Shadow” (Dactyl Remix)
6. Of Monsters And Men – “Sinking Man”
7. Emily Kinney and Lauren Cohan (Beth & Maggie Greene)- “The Parting Glass”
8. Delta Spirit – “Running”
I liked the idea that there wasn’t much music at all on the first 2 seasons. It made the show more realistic for me. Then when the music was added–those few times–those particular scenes seemed more dramatic.
The music that always stands out to me is not on this list…. a score by Bear McCreary called “The Mercy of the Living”. The scenes that call for it make it a TEARjerker!
Where is Bear McCreary?!?!?!
With only 8 songs on the album, you’d think they’d put some of the scores on there.
I almost cry like a little girl every time “The Mercy of the Living” plays with a sad scene.