UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS BEAR MCCREARY: THE MUSIC OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA AT COMIC CON JULY 23-25
HOSTED BY EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (THURS/FRI) AND GRACE PARK (FRI/SAT)
La-La Land Records to Release Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 Soundtrack July 28
Burbank, CA - June 30, 2009â Universal Cable Productions presents Bear McCreary and the music from Battlestar Galactica for three nights at the House of Blues in San Diego from July 23-25th â during Comic Con! The concerts will be hosted by Admiral William 'Husker' Adama himself, Edward James Olmos (on Thursday and Friday) and Grace âBoomerâ Park (on Friday and Saturday). The concerts will celebrate the July 28 release of a special 2-CD set, Battlestar Galactica: Season 4. La-La Land Records is releasing the Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack through a license agreement with NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 will be available in stores nationwide and online on www.lalalandrecords.com and www.amazon.com. The two-CD soundtrack will feature music from seasons 4.0 and 4.5 and the music from âDaybreak,â the stunning series finale. Also available from La-La Land Records are McCrearyâs soundtracks for Battlestar Galactica Seasons 1, 2, and 3, Caprica and Eureka.
UCP Presents Bear McCreary: The Music of Battlestar Galactica will feature special guest hosts and surprise celebrity appearances. Special Battlestar Galactica merchandise will also be available for sale at the concerts. La-La Land Records will be selling copies of the soundtrack for Caprica, and all of the Battlestar Galactica soundtracks, including advance copies of Season 4.
In addition to general admission tickets, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for all three nights. VIP Tickets include special entry and access to the hosted VIP-only balcony seating, bar and Delta Lounge, a meet-and-greet and autograph signing with McCreary and the BSG band, and a VIP gift bag which includes the Caprica Soundtrack CD.
"Bear McCrearyâs music was an integral part of the re-invention of Battlestar Galactica. Its complexity, depth, and breadth helped elevate the series beyond a simple âSpace Opera.â We couldnât be more excited to see Bearâs music embraced by fans and music aficionados as something to be celebrated on its own," said Mark Stern, EVP, Original Programming, SCI FI Channel and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.
The emcee the first two nights, Edward James Olmos agrees. âThe day has finally come when I will be able to experience live the sights and sounds of Bear and his friends. Wow.... what a privilege!"
âThis great series has come to an end, but I'm thrilled that my original score can live on in soundtrack albums and on the concert stage,â said McCreary. âI can think of no audience who will appreciate the shows more than the fans at Comic Con, and I am grateful to UCP for this opportunity to bring the music of Battlestar Galactica directly to them.â
Season 4 composer McCreary was recently called one of the top 10 composers âthat make space adventures epicâ by www.io9.com. His work on the television series Battlestar Galactica has been described as offering âsome of the most innovative music on TV today,â by Variety, and his blog www.bearmccreary.com/blog, which features in-depth inside looks at the process of scoring Battlestar Galactica, was called "one of the best blogs in the business. It's a fascinating look at the process of making music for film and television and the care he takes with aligning the score with the twists and turns of each character's plot lines," by The Hollywood Reporter.
McCrearyâs feature film credits include Wrong Turn 2 and the Rest Stop films. He also scores the series Eureka and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and will be scoring the upcoming