|1. Angel Main Theme – “The Sanctuary Extended Remix” - performed by Darling Violetta|
|2. Start The Apocalypse|
|3. The End Of The World|
|4. Massive Assault|
|6. Hero – featuring vocals by Elin Carlson|
|7. Judgment & Jousting|
|8. The Birth of Angelus – featuring vocals by Elin Carlson|
|10. The Trials for Darla|
|11. Dreaming of Darla|
|12. Untouched / Darla’s Fire|
|13. Darla’s Sacrifice|
|14. Welcome To PYLEA|
|15. Through The Looking Glass|
|16. Castle Attack|
|17. Cordy Meets Fred|
|18. Princess Cordelia|
|19. Farewell Cordelia|
|20. I’m Game – by Christophe Beck|
See all 25 tracks on this disc
The show was, in part, about fighting and it shines through with the dramatic orchestra's drums beating fiercely during Start The Apocalypse, Massive Assault, The Trials For Darla, Castle Attack and Judgment and Jousting. But the drama is coupled with moments of quiet to reflect sadness and loss in scores like Home, Farewell Cordelia and The End Of The World.
A special mention goes to Darla's Sacrifice and Hero where every emotion possible will take over you as you remember key moments when a much-loved character was lost. By my own admission, Hero is a hard one to listen to as it is a reminder of life imitating art. Actor Glen Quinn who played Doyle until his character was killed off in the Season One episode, Hero, sadly and unexpectedly passed away.
The haunting vocals of Elin Carlson not only appear on Hero, but also The Birth of Angelus which is the most stunning track on the album. There is a treat in store for fans of the Season Two "three-part finale", as you can enjoy the music that played during the Fang Gang's visit to Pylea. Sigh. I miss Pylea.
It is not all instrumental. Savour the vocals of the very talented Andy Hallett on Lady Marmalade and It's Not Easy Being Green. Finally fans get to listen to Christian Kane's LA Song at their leisure, something they have been longing for since Season Two. VAST's Touched is on there which is highly rated by fans of ANGEL. I defy any fan who does have a tear in the eye when Kim Richey's A Place Called Home starts playing. It will remind you of the time we said goodbye to Fred. This song is just as stirring when played without the scenes that accompanied it on ANGEL.
All in all, the CD is a perfect salute to ANGEL. Music was important to the show, but it is not until you have the music minus the moving pictures that you actually appreciate and embrace a vital part of what made ANGEL so brilliant. It is a must have for all ANGEL fans everywhere because it is a reminder of the superior series we have loved and lost.
Christopher Beck really took television music to a new level on Buffy, and it's hard to believe anyone could do a better job. But god, Robert Kral really showcases some touchingly magnificent pieces on this CD. Specific highlights for myself being; "Home", "Hero" & "Farewell Cordelia". But all the theatrical scoring is outstanding.
Also, you have the musical tracks involving Andy Hallett and his wonderful voice, not to mention Christian Kane with "LA SONG" - which is just breathtaking.
This CD has a proud place in my collection and I would go as far as saying it's my favourite album in my diverse collection.
Theatrical score fans will love it, but ANGEL fans will adore it utterly.
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