Sony Music and Madison Gate Records released the Outlander: Season 2 (Original Television Soundtrack) on CD yesterday. The soundtrack includes original music from season 2 of the critically acclaimed series by Emmy award-winning composer Bear McCreary and vocal performances by Raya Yarbrough (“The Skye Boat Song”) and Griogair Labhruidh (“Je Suis Prest”, “Moch Sa Mhadainn”). Once again, it is a great to listen to, also if you don’t know the show. You can get the album on iTunes and Amazon.
About Bear McCreary’s soundtrack for Outlander: Season 2
The soundtrack features lush orchestral arrangements with French Baroque and Gaelic influences, reflecting the season 2 storyline. The score also contains alternate versions of the main title theme, including an all-new French adaptation.
“The adventurous second season of Outlander allowed me to learn and explore an entirely new musical language,” said composer Bear McCreary. “My immersion into the worlds of French baroque music, performance, and history—followed by an in-depth study of lesser-known Jacobite musical history—resulted in one of the most exciting and creative experiences of my career. I concluded this season a better composer than when I began, and for that I am grateful.”
You can read more about the creation of the score in Bear McCreary’s extensive blog post on his website.
The television series is distributed in more than 200 territories around the world and has reached over 18 million viewers in its most recent season. The previous soundtracks have already sold over 100,000 units. The international best-selling Outlander book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list.
Track listing ‘Outlander: Season 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)’
Running Time: 76:49 minutes
About Composer Bear McCreary
Emmy award-winning composer Bear McCreary was first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV today.” Io9.com ranked McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, and WIRED Magazine declared him one of only five “Secret Weapons” of the television industry. McCreary was voted “Composers’ Choice Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers in ASCAP, the first award of its kind, and received a 2015 Emmy nomination for his work on Outlander.
About the OUTLANDER original series
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Season 2 begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion and stopping the battle of Culloden. Thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, Jamie and Claire struggle to advance their political agenda. They must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life.
The Outlander series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. The series adaptation for Outlander was developed by Ronald D. Moore. Moore, Maril Davis, Ira Steven Behr, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney, Jim Kohlberg and Andy Harries serve as executive producers of Outlander Season 2, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.