MUSIC PRODUCER BLOG



AUGUST 6, 2006
MIGHT THERE BE A 4400 SOUNDTRACK?


Throughout the season, Music Producer Elliot Lurie will be taking us through the process by which each episode's music is chosen.

No songs in this week's episode so I thought I'd address some of the music questions that have been turning up on the website.

Lots of folks are interested in the instrumental piece that begins each episode. It's an original written by John Van Tongren, who is one of our two underscore composers (the other is Claude Foisy.)

During the second season the show began running a recap of the overall story line of the series. In the biz, this is known as a "saga sell" and is meant to acquaint new viewers with the overall story and themes of the show. It is followed by a recap that more specifically addresses plot lines that directly affect the events in the current episode.

JVT wrote the haunting music specifically to cover the "saga sell." He calls it "Salvation" -- referencing Jordan Collier's dialogue.

Regarding the band Thirteen Senses and their song "Into The Fire" which appeared in the premier episode this season, they currently do not have a US release. They are from the UK and are preparing their second European album for release in 2007. For more info on them try www.thirteensenses.com or www.myspace.com/thirteensenses.

Finally, we have been trying to put together a soundtrack album from The 4400 that would include the theme song, "A Place In Time," JVT's "Salvation" and songs from the first three seasons, including "Into The Fire."

I hope to have more info by my final blog this season.

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