Christopher Franke

Babylon 5

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Babylon 5 Review

by Steven McDonald

One of the assorted full-episode Babylon 5 soundtracks that Christopher Franke released as the series wound down and wrapped. The first two albums had essentially consisted of score suites; these had the episode music, with main and end titles included, in running order and with in-episode edits intact. This is particularly of interest to anyone intending to get involved in film scoring -- the mixing for an episode can be vastly different from the mixing for an album, never mind the choices being made as to the length of a cue. This particular score is very heavy on the low end, building a lot of suspense, if not a great deal of forward movement. It makes for interesting listening, certainly, with some oddly spooky moments heard throughout. A good example -- and for die-hard fans, of course, essential.

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