Hi everyone, Bryan here…
All you Borwncoats, listen up. Varèse Sarabande will release a double-LP vinyl of the ‘Firefly’ soundtrack, which will be exclusively sold at Barnes and Noble. I can’t believe I’ll get to listen to all the music from the show on vinyl finally. It will release on August 12th. It’s only $29.99. Below is the official press release.
Varèse Sarabande will release an exciting LP this month, exclusively available at Barnes & Noble beginning August 12, 2016. The first is the Firefly soundtrack double-LP, with music by Greg Edmonson (TV’s King of the Hill, Uncharted 1-3 video games).
Calling all Browncoats! For the first time on LP, the Firefly soundtrack is being released. The exclusive package features an original rendering of the ship Serenity on the front and back covers of this double LP gatefold jacketed set, featuring the beloved score by Greg Edmonson. Though only 12 of the original 15 episodes aired, the series spawned a feature length film and international acclaim for its creator, Joss Whedon, and stars Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan
Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, and Summer Glau. Business Insider said, “The cancelation of Firefly after only one season in 2002 has been held up as one of the greatest tragedies in science-fiction TV.”
“It moves me beyond words that the show still has a following after 10 years,” said Edmonson. “That is almost unheard of in our fast moving world of disposable entertainment/everything. I do believe that it stands as a tribute to Joss and I know for a fact that this was so very close to his heart. He made something that could run for a long time without EVER repeating itself. And he made characters that were real and human—flawed, yes, just as we all are but I could not love them more—and I am not alone!”
Tulsa-born Greg Edmonson proved to be the perfect choice for Joss Whedon’s space wester. After relocating to LA, Greg landed his first scoring gigs for the hallowed TV animation company Hanna Barbera. His work for the medium caught the attention of one its most in-demand composers, and soon Greg was working alongside multiple Emmy-winner Mike Post on hit series such as L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Wiseguy, and Cop Rock. An Emmy® nomination for one of Greg’s songs served as proof that he had found his niche and was on the scene to stay.
Greg’s next taste of success came on Mike Judge’s long-running animated series, King of the Hill. For that edgy comedy Greg created a satirical American sound that combined Texas guitar with an orchestra – music that could be as humorous as it was heartfelt. He followed that ride by developing the distinctive sound of Joss Whedon’s revered sci-fi show Firefly, conjuring a unique orchestral Americana style that artfully integrated such culturally diverse instruments as the dobro, duduk, and saz. Greg’s credits also include several independent films including Blue Ridge Fall, Luckytown, and Montana Amazon, and the first three games of the Uncharted series for which Greg earned the BAFTA and AIAS awards.
Firefly – Main Title
Big Bar Fight
Heart of Gold Montage
Whitefall / Book
Early Takes Serenity
Rivers Perception / Saffron
Mal Fights Niska / Back Home
River Tricks Early
River Understands Simon
Leaving / Caper / Spaceball
Rivers Afraid / Niska / Torture
In My Bunk / Jaynes Statue / Boom
Out Of Gas / Empty Derelict
Books Hair / Ready For Battle
Tears / Rivers Eyes
Cows / New Dress / My Crew
Boarding The Serenity / Derelict
Burgess Kills / Captain & Ship
Saved / Isn’t Home? / Reavers
Reavers Chase Serenity
Inside The Tam House
Dying Ship / Naked Mal