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Torchwood Music & Olympic Music 
13th-Aug-2008 08:51 pm
So, I'm sitting here watching the Torchwood second series opener 'Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang' (HDNet just started the second series again this week) and I realized I forgot to post up the fact that the Torchwood soundtrack has an official release date of September 22nd. BUT you can download the album from the website as of last Friday.

As someone who loves movie and TV scores this is a must own for me. I think the music for Torchwood is great and got even better during the second series (Owen's theme is one of those pieces that just sticks in your head).

After hearing (but not "seeing") a floor performance during the Women's Gymnastics I wonder if anyone would ever consider using music like that of Torchwood for a floor show.

What I heard last night was "Business, Pts. 1-3" from the Plunkett & Macleane score. It's tough to miss the beginning of that song once you've heard it. Actually you probably have heard it before and didn't know as many songs from the Plunkett & Macleane score are used in many trailers and video segments. The beginning of the song "Ball" was used during the opening NBC video segment of the Olympics (I'm sure you've heard that song if you've actually show up for movie trailers at the theater). Like I said, the album is heavily used. I tracked the album down via the use of the song "Escape" in the Romeo Must Die trailer. I've never even actually seen Plunkett & Maclean (you'd be surprised how many scores I have for movies I haven't seen).

Oh, and one of my favorite heavily used/sampled artists, E.S. Posthumus was also used the other night in a video segment for the Olympics. Chances are you have heard their music in a movie trailer or video segment. Go to their site and I'd say there is a 90% chance you'll recognize one of their first three tracks that play. Can't place 'em? Think of the following: Cold Case, Spider-Man, Planet of the Apes. Guess which trailer of the previous three started me down the road to finding their album.
PCU - Moles - "Whoo-hoo!"
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