The Cape Soundtrack CD

On September 27th, La La Land Records will release a 2-CD limited edition soundtrack of my fully orchestral score for The Cape.  The first 150 orders through the label’s website will be signed!  The sale begins next Tuesday at 1pm Pacific Standard Time.  The autographed copies will go fast, so check early in the day.

A digital release is scheduled for later in the year.

This album represents my most grandiose and lyrical orchestral writing yet.  The story presented me with a rare opportunity to explore sweeping superhero music, in the style of my favorite scores when I was growing up.  There are whispers of Elfman’s Batman and Williams’ Superman in here, yes, but my biggest influence by far was Shirley Walker’s scores for Batman: The Animated Series. In fact, this CD is dedicated to her memory.

The Cape soundtrack sits comfortably alongside my Human Target album.  In fact, I think if Human Target had continued down the same creative path in Season 2, and I remained on as composer, my score would have resembled this.  The lessons I had learned by my final episode of Human Target were applied directly to the first episode of The Cape.  Anyone disappointed that I never got to write more Human Target music will enjoy the hell out of this record.

The two CD set contains all of the stand-out musical moments from the series.  There are also a number of bonus tracks that are exclusive to the CD version of the score.  Some of them will surprise you!  :)

Here’s the complete track listing, with select audio clips.

DISC 1:

1. THE CAPE Main Title

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2. A New Day Ahead
from “Pilot”

3. The Death of Vince Faraday
from Pilot”

4. The Carnival of Crime
from “Pilot”

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5. The Greatest Circus Act That Ever Lived
from “Pilot”

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6. The Faraday Family
from “Pilot”

7. Confronting Chess
from “Pilot”

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8. Gregor Molotov
from “Kozmo”

9. Asylum Fight
from “The Lich, Part 2″

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10. Orwell’s Dream
from “The Lich, Part 2″

11. Waltz for Raia
from “Kozmo”

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12. Rube Goldberg Death Machine
from “Dice”

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13. Scales in the Cage
from “Scales on a Train”

14. Cain
from “Tarot”

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15. Scales
from “Pilot”

16. Unnatural Things
from “Kozmo”

17. Young Tracy
from “Dice”

18. Kitchen Battle
from “Tarot”

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19. Casino Attack
from “Dice”

20. Justice Takes Time
from “Kozmo”

21. The Lich
from “The Lich, Part 2″

22. The Telepath Strikes
from “Dice”

23. Gregor the Great’s Carnival of Fear
from “Kozmo”

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DISC 2:

1. Let’s Just Pretend
from “The Lich, Part 2″
Music and Lyrics by Brendan McCreary
Performed by Young Beautiful in a Hurry

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2. Sewing the Mask
from “Tarot”

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3. Runaway Train
from “Scales on a Train”

4. Ghosts of Palm City
from “The Lich, Part 1″

5. Highwire Training
from “Dice”

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6. Faradays are Fighters
from “Tarot”

7. Concerto for Tuba and Goggles
from “Goggles and Hicks”

8. Attack of the Bumblebee
from “Goggles and Hicks”

9. Opposite Sides
from “Scales on a Train”

10. Two Weddings
from “The Lich, Part 2″

11. Brazil Nuts
from “Scales on a Train”

12. Kozmo
from “Kozmo”

13. Orwell’s Recovery
from “The Lich, Part 2″

14. Scales Goes Rogue
from “Scales on a Train”

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15. Rescuing Orwell
from “The Lich, Part 2″

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16. The Cape Keeps Watch
from “Tarot”

CD BONUS TRACKS:

17. Jerry
from “Goggles and Hicks”

18. Outsmarting the Assassins
from “Goggles and Hicks”

19. Trolley Park Amusements
from “Tarot” and “Scales on a Train”

20. Palm Reading
from “Dice” and “Kozmo”

21. Portrait in Courage
from “Tarot”

22. The Dead Will Rise
from “The Lich, Part 1″

23. Out the Window
from “Tarot”

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24. No Journey Too Far
from “Scales on a Train”

25. ARK Corporation Theme Song
from “Pilot”

26. Homeless Blues
from “Kozmo”


The Cape and Human Target both allowed me to return to the style of scoring that first made me fall in love with movie music when I was a kid.  And I will be forever grateful for these opportunities.  Scoring The Cape made me feel like a kid again, running home after school to catch the next episode of Batman: The Animated Series so I could let my imagination soar.

I’m curious to know what you guys think.  Does this score remind you of classic superhero music?  What do you think of the ethnic and carnival instrumentation?  What’s your favorite track?

Crank this one up and enjoy it!

-Bear