Soundtrack (Season 1)

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"Soundtrack (Season 1)"
An album of the Re-imagined series
Album No. 2
Composer(s) Bear McCreary
Richard Gibbs
Artist(s) Brendan McCreary, Caitanya Riggan, Daniel McGrew, Ken Stacey, Lillis Ó Laoire, Melanie Henley Heyn, Michael Now, Raya Yarbrough
Producer(s) {{{producer}}}
Label La-La Land Records
Tracks 30
Running Time 01:18:19
Discs 1
Released 2005-06-21
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CD Version
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For other Battlestar Galactica soundtracks, click here.
For a general article on the music in Battlestar Galactica, see Music of Battlestar Galactica (RDM).

Track Listing

  1. Prologue (0:40)
  2. Main Title (US Version) (1:05)
  3. Helo Chase (1:31) from "33"
  4. The Olympic Carrier (5:48) from "33"
  5. Helo Rescued (1:01) from "33"
  6. A Good Lighter (1:55) from "The Hand of God"
  7. The Thousandth Landing (3:08) from "Act of Contrition"
  8. Two Funerals (3:25) from "Act of Contrition"
  9. Starbuck Takes On All Eight (3:46) from "Act of Contrition"
  10. Forgiven (1:30) from "You Can't Go Home Again"
  11. The Card Game (3:04) from "Act of Contrition"
  12. Starbuck On The Red Moon (2:00) from "You Can't Go Home Again"
  13. Helo In The Warehouse (2:01) from "Litmus"
  14. Baltar Speaks With Adama (1:54) from "Six Degrees of Separation"
  15. Two Boomers (1:47) from "Six Degrees of Separation"
  16. Battlestar Operatica (2:36) from "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down"
  17. The Dinner Party (3:14) from "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down"
  18. Battlestar Muzaktica (1:43) from "Colonial Day"
  19. Baltar Panics (1:46) from "Six Degrees of Separation"
  20. Boomer Flees (1:16) from "Flesh and Bone"
  21. Flesh And Bone (4:06) from "Flesh and Bone"
  22. Battle On The Asteroid (6:52) from "The Hand of God"
  23. Wander My Friends (2:57) from "The Hand of God"
  24. Passacaglia (5:15) from "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I"
  25. Kobol's Last Gleaming (2:49) from "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I" and "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II"
  26. Destiny (4:44) from "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II"
  27. The Shape Of Things To Come (2:55) from "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II"
  28. Bloodshed (1:50) from "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II"
  29. Re-Cap (0:36) from "Bastille Day"
  30. Main Title (UK Version) (1:05)

Total running time 1:18:19

Lyrics and Translations

Composer Bear McCreary has given his permission to Battlestar Wiki to post the lyrics and translations for the Battlestar Galactica soundtracks. From the booklet accompanying the CD, the lyrics and translations for the musical tracks in the Season 1 CD are:

Wander My Friends

Lyrics (in Irish): English translation:
Siúlaigí a chairde, siúlaidh liom

Mar cheo an tsléibhe uaine ag
imeacht go deo
D'ainneoin ár dtuirse leanfam an tslí
Thar chnoic is thar ghleannta
go deireadh na scríbi

Seo libh a chairde is chanadh liom
Líonaigí'n oíche le greann is le spórt
Seo sláinte na gcarad atá imithe uainn
Mar cheo an tsléibhe uaine,
iad imithe go deo

Wander my friends, wander with me

Like the mist on the green mountain, moving eternally
Despite our weariness
we'll follow the road
Over hill and and valleys
to the end of the journey

Come on my friends and sing with me
Fill the night with joy and sport
Here's a toast to the friends who have gone from us
Like the mist of the green mountain,
gone forever

Battlestar Operatica

Lyrics (in Italian): English translation:
Maledetto sia tuo cuore Cylone

C'è una tostapane nella tua testa
E porta tacchi a spillo

Numero Sei ti chiama
Il rivelatore Cylone impone
La tua ragazza è un tostapane
Maledetto sia tuo cuore Cylone
Ahimè, disgrazia! Ahimè, tristezza e miseria!

Il tostapane ha un bel vestito
Rosso come la sua spina dorsale ardente
sussura Numero Sei:
"Per tuo comando"

Maledetto sia tuo cuore Cylone

Woe upon your Cylon heart

There's a toaster in your head
And it wears high heels

Number Six calls to you
The Cylon Detector beckons
Your girlfriend is a toaster
Woe upon your Cylon heart
Alas, disgrace! Alas, sadness and misery!

The toaster has a pretty dress
Red like it's glowing spine
Number Six whispers:
"By your command"

Woe upon your Cylon heart

Kobol's Last Gleaming

Lyrics (in Latin): English translation:
Omnia illa et ante fiebant

omnia illa et rursus fient
Ita dicimus omnnes.

All of this has happened before

And all of this will happen again
So say we all


Lyrics (in Latin): English translation:
Eventus cum paucis faverent

pugnam lacesserunt
in domo deorum

Though the outcome favored the few

it led to a confrontation
At the Home of the Gods

Press Release

Reprinted with permission of CineMedia Promotions.




(May 16, 2005- New York, NY) – Considered one of the top 10 shows currently on TV by Time Magazine and TV Guide, Battlestar Galactica is the #1 show on the Sci Fi Channel. On June 21, La-La Land Records will release the Battlestar Galactica: Season One soundtrack, featuring more than 78 minutes of the best musical moments from season one of this highly acclaimed new series.

Battlestar Galactica: Season One contains both the US and UK main title themes as well as music composed by Bear McCreary for the series, which TV Guide declared “a breakaway hit…poised to replace Star Trek as TV’s definitive sci-fi series.” The CD packaging features exclusive liner notes from McCreary and the show’s executive producer David Eick.

Composer Bear McCreary is a classically trained composer with a degree in Composition and Recording Arts from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music. He has composed score for over thirty independent films, including director Jon Chu’s musical short When the Kids Are Away and the Discovery Channel miniseries The 5 Coolest Things. McCreary was among a handful of select composers to have studied independently with the late film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven).

While some of the names may be the same, this is not your father’s Battlestar Galactica! Captain (sic) “Husker” Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) lead the Battlestar Galactica crew. They are trying to locate the fabled 13th Colony of humans, planet Earth, to join with their brethren against the Cylons which have taken over their homeland. The Cylons, which can look like humans and even be programmed to think they are, aren’t the only threat, as morale and the quantity of supplies are always an issue. In an interesting casting choice, Richard Hatch (who played Captain Apollo in the original series), is cast as villain Tom Zarek, a political prisoner who has spent the past 20 years in jail for his participation in the bombing of a government building.

"With its unique combination of intricate character arcs, dark ambience and gritty battle sequences, Battlestar Galactica afforded me countless opportunities for musical exploration,” said McCreary. “Fans will immediately recognize all their favorite musical moments from the first season, including the lush orchestral works featured in the dynamic two-part season finale. I am extremely proud of this collection and look forward to continuing this musical journey into the second season and beyond."

The second season of Battlestar Galactica will begin airing in July on the Sci Fi Channel. The Battlestar Galactica: Season One soundtrack will be available in stores or from on June 21, 2005. The soundtrack from the Battlestar Galactica mini-series is also available from La-La Land Records.

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