This brand new Volume Two of the original soundtrack from the series is limited to 2,000 copies, and is joined by a re-release of the previously out-of-print Volume One that is limited to just 1,000 copies. These are must-haves for fans of the series or of Snow’s music in general: “a complex musical tapestry for this landmark show” that the label’s press release aptly describes as “an immersive experience to be treasured”.
We can vouch for this, and a glance at the tracklisting for the new volume reveals that it features some of the series’ stand-out musical segments. Previews on the release’s webpage include distinctive tracks such as “The Surgeon” and the aptly-titled “Dude Looks Like a Lady” from fan-favourite “Lamentation” which will lure you right back into the tone of that episode’s most dramatic moments. And on the second disc, the evocative, lyrical score to “Luminary“—a personal favourite—is showcased in such sublime tracks as “Northern Lights” and “Rescue of Ventoux“. But these are just a handful of highlights from what is a remarkable collection.
If the music alone isn’t enough to grab your attention, just check out that beautiful art design by Mark Banning that accompanies the release. And inside there are exclusive, in-depth liner notes which include comments from the composer himself, music editor Jeff Charbonneau, writer/producers Frank Spotnitz and Chip Johannessen plus a foreword from Frank Black himself, Lance Henriksen.
This is, quite simply, an essential purchase for any Millennium fan, so be sure to grab yourself a copy—as well as Volume One if you missed out first time around—before they’re gone. It’s turning out to be quite the year for Millennium, and long may it continue to be so.