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It’s no secret that TLL loves Breaking Bad. So naturally we’re excited that next week we’ll be able to enjoy 58 minutes of composer Dave Porter’s wonderful original scores.
Out August 28th via Madison Gate Records, the album’s 20 tracks will include cues from all 5 seasons. In fact, if you’ve already seen last week’s episode “Buyout” you’ll recognize the final track on the album, “Disassemble.”
For a short preview, head to EW.com… but if you’re already sold (like we are) you can preorder it on iTunes right now.
Because we love the show and the show’s music, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of every* source cue used in Breaking Bad, in order starting with the pilot. As each new episode airs, we’ll add what we can. The choices made by music supervisor Thomas Golubic range from awesome to perfect.
*available on Spotify
Mad Men’s season premiere has undergone a last-minute change thanks to the loving pedantry of those in the TV criticism community. The version of the episode sent to critics contained “The Look of Love,” the sultry classic that wasn’t quite a classic just yet: The episode is set six months before the song came out, some critics noticed. The song was released in January of 1967, which means the season premiere takes place in 1966. (Season four ended in October of 1965.) “Although we take license for artistic purposes with the end-title music, we never want the source music to break from the time period we are trying to recreate,” Matt Weiner said in an e-mail, so they swapped in a different tune. The new song is a mystery, just like everything else in this mixed-up world of ours.
When I wrote about anachronisms a couple weeks back, I mentioned mistakes versus creative license. I really love that Weiner points out that they can and do take artistic license, but want to remain historically accurate. In fact, the show’s awesome main title sequence features RJD2’s “A Beautiful Mine” (from 2006) — a great place to focus on style and mood without worrying about dates.