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Title - 'Strike Back' (Varese Records)
Artist - Scott Shields

For those not in the know, 'Strike Back' is a British action and military television series, based on a novel of the same name by novelist and former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier Chris Ryan.

The series follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive branch of the British Defense Intelligence service (DI), which operate several high risk, priority missions throughout the globe.

The score was written and performed by Scott Shields, he the one-time drummer for one of my all-time fav Scottish bands, GUN. Indeed, it was their 1989 album Taking On the World that first brought me to their attention. Moreover the hit single that flew off of it, 'Better Days,' their music was always tight and rewarding.

And so that can now also be said of the soundtrack to 'Strike Back,' because each and every track here is polished and perfect for the images that it is trying to portray. Containing the scores from season three and four of the series, 'Strike Back' is one hell of a musical accompaniment to the TV show and highlights Shields' worth in the business.

Most recently known as a composer of music for film and television - 'Blackhawk Down,' 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' 'The Raven,' 'Waking The Dead,' 'The Fixer,' etc. - Shields also includes the show’s theme song 'Short Change Hero' which is recorded by British (from Bath) rock group The Heavy.

1. Short Change Hero by The Heavy (Theme)
2. Gas Station
3. Up The River
4. Rob A Bank
5. What Happened In Beirut
6. Interrogating Prisoner
7. Rebecca Headshot
8. Killing The Love
9. Lilian In Church
10. Columbian Standoff
11. Casino Kitchen
12. Put Your Hands Up
13. Release The Virus
14. Executing Dreyer
15. Dalton Trap
16. How It Ends
17. You Got Your Man
18. Yes I Do