Title - 'Outlander: Season 2' (Original TV Soundtrack)
Artist - Bear McCreary
'Outlander' is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Developed by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures for Starz, the show premiered on August 9th, 2014.
It stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married World War II nurse who in 1945 finds herself transported back to the Scotland of 1743, where she encounters the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite risings.
Here on the excellent follow up to Season One's score, which Bear also did, of course, I honestly think that he has exceeded all my expectations! In truth, and in my own humble opinion, I believe this one is even better than Season One. Then again, I love the show and I love the music Bear brings alive so I might be slightly biased, I guess.
These incredible 22 compositions gives the listener nearly 90 minutes worth of quality music to lose themselves within (so, perhaps don't be driving when you listen to this CD!) Bearís due diligence in extensively researching music from both 1740ís France and of the Jacobite era is apparent in each and every note, which has been perfectly placed and played.
Also included with this CD is a photo-booklet where Bear has written a beautiful explanation of how composing the scores for 'Outlander' affected him both personally and professionally, making him a better musician. Again, and maybe I've actually overstated this by now (sorry), but I now own both Season One and Season Two scores, but thereís something magical, nay mystical about this one.