FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HEROES ORIGINAL SCORE ALBUM TO BE RELEASED BY LA-LA LAND RECORDS ON APRIL 7
Original Score Album From NBC's Hit Series "Heroes" Features Original Music From Show Composers Wendy & Lisa
(April 2, 2009- Burbank, CA) â First they saved the cheerleader and saved the world. Now the Heroes have another assignment â this time on CD. La-La Land Records will release the original score album on April 7, 2009 via their website www.lalalandrecords.com and in stores April 21. Wendy and Lisa (Soul Food, Crossing Jordan) composed the original score. La-La Land Records is releasing the "Heroes" score album through a license agreement with NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group.
In 2006, audiences were intrigued by six words â¦ âsave the cheerleader, save the world.â The first season of Heroes featured ordinary people with extraordinary powers. The cop who can hear your thoughts, the flying nurse, the drug addict who could see the future, and the Japanese man appropriately named Hiro who could bend time and space were amongst those whose mission became saving the cheerleader. Each character is drawn into the âCompanyâsâ conspiracy to control these super-powered people .
The âHeroesâ original score album features ten powerful tracks, including the âHeroesâ title and the memorable âFire & Regenerationâ theme. Each of the additional tracks is built around one of the heroes, and carries the instrumentals and rhythms that are particular to that character â such as the heroic, strong cello sounds for âPeter Petrelliâ (Milo Ventimiglia) and the dreamy instrumentals of the fire and regeneration cue for âClaire Bennetâ (Hayden Panettiere).
The last two tracks on the album, âKirby Plazaâ and âFire & Regeneration,â are sure to evoke familiar scenes for the listener. âKirby Plazaâ is the final, fiery conclusion to Season I, when âPeter Petrelliâ (Milo Ventimiglia) explodes over New York City. âFire and Regenerationâ is the recurring theme for âClaire Bennetâ (Hayden Panettiere) and according to Wendy and Lisa, is ââ¦hands down the very favorite among fans.â They consider it to be âthe sound of Heroes â the cue that gave us the direction for the series.â The entire track listing is below.
Childhood friends Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman each grew up in musical families. Lisa joined Princeâs touring band in 1980. She recommended Wendy when another player left the group in 1983. Prince agreed and they began working on Purple Rain. The film and album were both smash hits and Princeâs touring band was renamed The Revolution. Wendy and Lisa worked with Prince on the follow-up albums Parade and Under the Cherry Moon. In 1986 The Revolution was dissolved.
Wendy and Lisa released their first self-titled album in 1987, and have continued to record as a duo. In the mid-90s they began working on several film projects, and have regularly contributed scores to numerous television series including Crossing Jordan, Bionic Woman, and Heroes. Wendy and Lisa earned the prestigious ASCAP award for Composerâs of the Year for their work on Dangerous Minds, the theme to HBOâs Carnivale, Crossing Jordan and Heroes.
âSometimes it feels more like being in a band together than your typical composer/producer relationship,â describes Executive Producer/Director Allan Arkush. âEvery episode is done from scratch. Every cue meticulously crafted and composed to compliment each scene and story arc. During spotting sessions, Lisa writes many, many notes and impressions in little notebooks that she fills with her own very personal reactions to the episodes.â
He continues, âWendy, when sheâs not talking back to the screen, gives opinions, lots of them, and often asks that a scene be run again but without the temp music. She wants to see the work without any music telling her what to feel. We need t