Title - 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Artist - Bear McCreary
Marvel Music, which I never even knew existed, have just released the soundtrack for 'Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and I have to say that composer Bear McCreary (better known, perhaps, for his horror movie backdrop compositions) has hit one out of the Marvel-world park here. I mean, sure he has done "similar" work for such TV shows as 'Battlestar Galactica', 'Black Sails', 'DaVinci's Demons', and the ever so popular 'Outlander,' but his work here on 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' is super close to orchestrated perfection.
The show itself, tells the story of how after the Battle of New York, the world has changed. It now knows not only about the Avengers, but also the powerful menaces that require those superheroes and more to face them. In response, Phil Coulson of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division assembles an elite covert team to find and deal with these threats wherever they are found.
With a world rapidly becoming more bizarre and dangerous than ever before as the super villains arise, these agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are ready to take them on.
The first season of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', composer McCreary has openly admitted that it was his most "ambitious season of television" that he has ever been involved in! "The sheer scope of this project was daunting," he continues, "to score 22 episodes in 22 unique orchestral sessions, with orchestras ranging from 55 to 95 players, at the best sound stages in Los Angeles, with each episode requiring minimally 30 minutes of score!"
1. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Overture
2. Showdown at Union Station
4. Rocket Launch
5. The Obelisk
6. Aftermath of the Uprising
9. Cello Concerto
10. Willing to Sacrifice
11. Alien DNA
14. Hail Hydra
15. Helicopter Rescue
16. Terrigen Crystals
17. The Big Bang
18. The Rising Tide
As for the show itself, each week the characters are developing (especially here in season three) and the chemistry between the actors is getting better. The writing and the quick witted dialog are classic Joss. It just took some time to work out the kinks. The story lines are also getting tighter as the show goes on. Also, as each character develops, there are questions raised that keep me coming back each week for answers. I hope they do you also, and that McCreary's excellent, sweeping, soaring soundtrack is always playing in your mind when you watch this brilliant, imaginative TV show.