Fans of The Walking Dead have been clamoring nonstop for an official soundtrack of Bear McCreary’s compositions. There are Facebook pages, petitions, and more, as fans make their voices heard. For the longest time AMC ignored these pleas and composer McCreary was left without an answer when fans turned to him asking, “When will a soundtrack be released?”
Well, AMC appears to have swayed and has unveiled a Mar. 19th release date for The Walking Dead (AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1), which is now available for pre-order on iTunes (those who pre-order get an instant download of Jamie N Common‘s “Lead Me Home”). However, it is terrible. Consisting of eight tracks, there is not a single original piece of music on the soundtrack. There is McCreary’s main theme but it’s a remix by UNKLE. The rest of the soundtrack consists of licensed songs that are going to be used in the upcoming second half of season 3.
Maybe I’m a bit off, but if fans are clamoring left and right for Bear McCreary’s original compositions as a soundtrack, wouldn’t you release Bear McCreary’s original compositions as the soundtrack?!
Head on below for the track listing as well as a description of which song will appear in which episode.
Per AMC’s blog post: Already, two incendiary tracks have been debuted in the first half of Season 3: Emily Kinney and Lauren Cohan’s powerful folk elegy “The Parting Glass,” and Baby Bee’s guitar-heavy zombie blues jam “Love Bug.” Next up, Jamie N Commons’ “Lead Me Home” will figure prominently in Episode 12, “Clear,” on Sun., Mar. 3, followed by Fink’s “Warm Shadow” (Dactyl Remix) in Episode 13, “Pale Horse,” on Sun., Mar. 10 and Voxhaul Broadcast’s “You Are the Wilderness” in Episode 14, “Prey,” on Sun., Mar. 17, all leading up to the album’s release date.
The Walking Dead (AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1) track list:
1. Jamie N Commons – “Lead Me Home”
2. Bear McCreary – “Main Title Theme Song” (UNKLE Remix)
3. Voxhaul Broadcast – “You Are The Wilderness”
4. Baby Bee – “Love Bug”
5. Fink – “Warm Shadow” (Dactyl Remix)
6. Of Monsters And Men – “Sinking Man”
7. Emily Kinney and Lauren Cohan (Beth & Maggie Greene)- “The Parting Glass”
8. Delta Spirit – “Running”