It’s not a full album release of the band “Twaught Hammer”, but believe me, this is much better news. Madison Gates is releasing this sweet compilation of Dave Porter‘s compositions from all five seasons of Breaking Bad on August 28. Some of the classic musical cues from Breaking Bad‘s run make up BREAKING BAD: ORIGINAL SCORE FROM THE TELEVISION SERIES with extended versions and new tracks that have not yet been heard. The only portion of the series that will not make the disc is any music from the final eight episodes because those episodes have not been filmed yet. We can only hope for another release if this one sells well.
“Composing the original music for Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad has been an incredible experience,” Porter said in statement. “I’ve had the pleasure of reliving it while creating this compilation. I’ve selected a few pieces of music I wrote for each season that seemed to resonate the strongest. Some are personal favorites, others are cues I’m often asked about, and most correspond to pivotal moments in the show.”
Porter’s compositions are the pulse of the show, heightening moments of tension, emphasizing pivotal events and thought-provoking scenes. For those of you wondering what to do during the break before the final eight episodes, just throw this download (or CD for my fellow dinosaurs) and hit repeat through the winter and spring. I know I will be. Madison Gate Records put out an earlier collection called, “Breaking Bad: Music From The Original Television Series,” which was a compilation of the licensed songs used in seasons 1 and 2. That’s at least two hours you can loop throughout the days of the hiatus.
For those of you who have not read our exclusive three-page INTERVIEW WITH DAVE PORTER sharing his creative and thought process on pieces like “Crawl Space”, please click here. Here’s an excerpt from that interview:
“The amount of score and music in general has increased as Walt’s descended deeper and deeper, and the plot has ratcheted up intensity. That’s one of my most important roles as the composer on the show is to highlight as much unease and tension as I can and there’s been more and more of it.”
For those wanting to download the album, can find “Breaking Bad: Original Score From The Television Series” available now for pre-order on the iTunes Store. The run time is 58 minutes and here’s a list of the track included.
1. Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (Extended)
2. Matches In The Pool
3. Smoking Jesse’s Pot
4. Gray Matter
5. The Morning After
6. Three Days Out
8. Baby’s Coming
9. Jane’s Demise
10. The Cousins
11. Hank In Pursuit
12. The Long Walk Alone (Heisenberg’s Theme)
13. Searching For Jesse
15. Four Corners / Waiting For The End
16. Jesse In Mexico
17. Crawl Space
18. Parking Garage Standoff
19. Cleaning House
Here’s a cool fan made video of Porter’s extended theme song: