David Arnold, Michael Price - SHERLOCK: SERIES TWO

SHERLOCK: SERIES TWO

David Arnold, Michael Price

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CD Album 19 tracks £8.99 Out of stock.
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Description

David Arnold, Michael Price - SHERLOCK: SERIES TWO

The BBC One season of three Sherlock Holmes films was the summer hit of 2010 with over 7.5m viewers watching the first episode.

The second series launched this January has averaged 8m viewers an episode and has become the TV hit of 2012 with massive media attention.

The music, composed by David Arnold and Michael Price, received BAFTA and Emmy nominations and won an RTS Television Award.

David Arnold is one of the UK’s leading film composers, penning the scores to a host of blockbuster movies including Stargate, Independence Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious and replacing John Barry as Bond composer.

Michael Price is a multi-talented composer, music editor and arranger whose credits include Band Of Brothers, The Lord Of The Rings and Love Actually.

Reviews

As Sherlock became more ambitious and complex in its second series, so David Arnold and Michael Price's score rose to the challenge of matching the drama of the Great Detective.

The result is an album that not only showcases their skill and understanding for the show, but which stands as an adventurous listening experience on it own.

If you felt that the Series 1 soundtrack was a touch indistinct or repetitious for stretches, you'll be pleased to know that a great improvement has been made for the Series 2 album. As you move across the 19 tracks there's an increased sense of musical variation between the three episodes.

From the giddiness and mourning of A Scandal in Belgravia, through the threat and mystery of The Hounds of Baskerville, to the ominous brooding of The Reichenbach Fall, the landscape of Sherlock comes to life with greater scope than before and with a richer, more cinematic feel.

That filmic composition makes sense – at 90 minutes each episode of Sherlock is practically a movie in itself and so deserves a fitting score. Arnold and Price, with many a blockbuster under their batons (as well as 2 Fast 2 Furious), take the musical foundations they laid in the first series and layer on more emotive pieces to reflect Holmes becoming increasingly emotionally compromised.

An entire orchestra, including pan-pipes (yep, the musical instrument of choice for Peruvian bands and consulting detectives) and electro-synth, is carefully decanted into each episode. It's a noticeable evolution from the last album and yet it's still unmistakeably Sherlock.

Here we’ve picked out our five favourite tracks. Although be warned, it may just make the wait for Series 3 all the more interminable...

'Irene's Theme'

The tune Holmes plays on his violin during A Scandal in Belgravia. It's only 43 seconds long, so cough and you'll miss it, but it's a beautiful, elegiac piece – simply an unaccompanied solo violin playing a mournful tune. It's so Sherlockian you can imagine Jeremy Brett's Holmes playing this as he watched the gas-lamps being lit outside of 221B.

'SHERlocked'

Music from the 'Ta-dah!' moment in Scandal, 'SHERlocked' initially seems to recall part of Hans Zimmer's Inception score, but quickly turns into a much more delicate and thoughtful piece, as a lone violin threads its way through the large orchestral moments and the quieter piano sections.

The track perfectly captures the bittersweet triumph of the moment, but also the mercurial nature of Sherlock and Irene's relationship.

'Pursued by a Hound'

Jagged is perhaps the best way to describe this. Or maybe ragged. Or both. Jagged notes that leave your nerves ragged. Yep, that's it.

Jarring, aggressive tones that leap out at the listener and threaten even to catch even the most attentive off-guard. It's skilled composition but it's so terrifying it's not music to have on your iPod while walking your dog on a dark evening.

'To Dartmoor'

Worth mentioning as it's one of the few places we hear 'The Game is On' (Sherlock's action theme). It's a track of swirling sounds that evoke the mystery of the moor, punctuated by the tense heartbeat of violins and cellos.

'Prepared To Do Anything'

Charting the encounter between Moriarty and Sherlock and the fall that sent Twitter into a flurry of OMGs. At its most dramatic moments it becomes very reminiscent of Arnold's work on Bond in the Brosnan years (no bad thing).

Rumbling strings, blaring horns, and thudding percussion lead to an inescapable feeling of doom. Then, just as your last nerve shreds there's a 16 second crescendo of scratchy violins that ramps up the tension before collapsing to a slower, sadder, and altogether more pensive arrangement of piano and strings. Aaaaand breathe.

4/5* - CultBox TV

Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1383)
  1. David Arnold & Michael Price - Irene's Theme
  2. David Arnold & Michael Price - Potential Clients
  3. David Arnold & Michael Price - Status Symbols
  4. David Arnold & Michael Price - The Woman
  5. David Arnold & Michael Price - Dark Times
  6. David Arnold & Michael Price - Smoke Alarm
  7. David Arnold & Michael Price - SHERlocked
  8. David Arnold & Michael Price - Pursued by a Hound
  9. David Arnold & Michael Price - The Village
  10. David Arnold & Michael Price - Double Room
  11. David Arnold & Michael Price - Deeper into Baskerville
  12. David Arnold & Michael Price - To Dartmoor
  13. David Arnold & Michael Price - The Lab
  14. David Arnold & Michael Price - Mind Palace and Solution
  15. David Arnold & Michael Price - Grimm Fairy Tales
  16. David Arnold & Michael Price - Deduction and Deception
  17. David Arnold & Michael Price - Prepared to do Anything
  18. David Arnold & Michael Price - Blood on the Pavement
  19. David Arnold & Michael Price - One More Miracle
Download Album (SILED1383)
  1. David Arnold & Michael Price - Irene's Theme
  2. David Arnold & Michael Price - Potential Clients
  3. David Arnold & Michael Price - Status Symbols
  4. David Arnold & Michael Price - The Woman
  5. David Arnold & Michael Price - Dark Times
  6. David Arnold & Michael Price - Smoke Alarm
  7. David Arnold & Michael Price - SHERlocked
  8. David Arnold & Michael Price - Pursued by a Hound
  9. David Arnold & Michael Price - The Village
  10. David Arnold & Michael Price - Double Room
  11. David Arnold & Michael Price - Deeper into Baskerville
  12. David Arnold & Michael Price - To Dartmoor
  13. David Arnold & Michael Price - The Lab
  14. David Arnold & Michael Price - Mind Palace and Solution
  15. David Arnold & Michael Price - Grimm Fairy Tales
  16. David Arnold & Michael Price - Deduction and Deception
  17. David Arnold & Michael Price - Prepared to do Anything
  18. David Arnold & Michael Price - Blood on the Pavement
  19. David Arnold & Michael Price - One More Miracle

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Irene's Theme £0.99
2 Potential Clients £0.99
3 Status Symbols £0.99
4 The Woman £0.99
5 Dark Times £0.99
6 Smoke Alarm £0.99
7 SHERlocked £0.99
8 Pursued by a Hound £0.99
9 The Village £0.99
10 Double Room £0.99
11 Deeper into Baskerville £0.99
12 To Dartmoor £0.99
13 The Lab £0.99
14 Mind Palace and Solution £0.99
15 Grimm Fairy Tales £0.99
16 Deduction and Deception £0.99
17 Prepared to do Anything £0.99
18 Blood on the Pavement £0.99
19 One More Miracle £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (19 tracks) £7.99
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flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Irene's Theme £0.99
2 Potential Clients £0.99
3 Status Symbols £0.99
4 The Woman £0.99
5 Dark Times £0.99
6 Smoke Alarm £0.99
7 SHERlocked £0.99
8 Pursued by a Hound £0.99
9 The Village £0.99
10 Double Room £0.99
11 Deeper into Baskerville £0.99
12 To Dartmoor £0.99
13 The Lab £0.99
14 Mind Palace and Solution £0.99
15 Grimm Fairy Tales £0.99
16 Deduction and Deception £0.99
17 Prepared to do Anything £0.99
18 Blood on the Pavement £0.99
19 One More Miracle £0.99
Entire FLAC Download Album (19 tracks) £7.99
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