Daniel Licht

Dexter: Music from the Showtime Original Series

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Although this soundtrack album is billed as a "music from" collection, which usually signals a various-artists disc, most of the tracks (18 of 25) are cues from Daniel Licht's background score for the television series. Actor Michael C. Hall, who stars as sympathetic serial killer Dexter, has a couple of suitably chilling voice-overs, but most of Licht's tracks are instrumentals, usually featuring a slowly played piano or acoustic guitar, with other echoing instruments in the background for an eerie effect. Occasionally, Licht revs things up slightly, such as on the waltz "Courting the Night" or the gently rocking "Hide Your Tears." And he is joined by Jon Licht for the rap "Die This Way." The extra tracks include some Latin numbers appropriate to the Miami setting and Andy Williams' "Born Free."

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