NCIS The Official TV Score by panniuniu



FEBRUARY 28, 2011


                          Album Marks First Score Soundtrack
                      From One Of World’s Most Popular TV Shows

   CBS Records will release NCIS: The Official TV Score – Music by Brian Kirk on
Tuesday, March 29. Instead of merely compiling brief snippets of musical cues -- the
norm for most score soundtracks -- NCIS composer Brian Kirk created each of the album’s
14 tracks by mixing various musical pieces from the show’s episodes into standalone suites
of music. The resulting album provides the listener with a unique and immersive audio
experience, presenting the NCIS music in a cohesive format designed to be listened to as
fans would any of their favorite albums.
   This first score soundtrack from the worldwide hit television series follows two
previous hit NCIS soundtracks that compiled songs featured in the show during its first
seven seasons – many of them previously unreleased and exclusive to those albums. As a
bonus for the show’s fans, NCIS: The Official TV Score also features a 15th track: the first
commercial release of the “NCIS Main Theme” that has opened each series episode for the
past eight seasons.
   In addition to the contributions of his longtime musical collaborators, Greg Burns and
Jeff Burns, Kirk cites the show’s fans as an important influence on NCIS: The Official TV
Score. “Oh, they were definitely in the room with us; we absolutely set out to do
something different and create an album worthy of the fans’ devotion to the show. So if
people like the way we’ve presented the NCIS music on this album, the show’s fans should
share a lot of the credit.”
   As composer for NCIS for the past six seasons, Brian Kirk has written and produced
more than 60 hours of music for the series. Having to choose one album’s worth of music
from among those hours of material – all of it having been integral to the series’ episodes –
was a daunting task for Kirk, to say the least.
   While Kirk’s process begins with expanding upon musical elements that he has created
and developed over the course of six seasons, there are myriad other pieces that need to be
created during a given episode. As Kirk explains, “There are seven characters on the show
that make up the NCIS team, and we've developed a musical signature for each one, all of
which can take on many forms,” he said. “We certainly wanted those signatures properly
represented on the album, but then there are other musical elements that are meant to
convey or enhance the emotion of a particular scene.” In short, Kirk had quite a lot of
music to choose from as he worked toward creating a meaningful representation of the
show’s musical score.
   As NCIS Executive Producer Shane Brennan explains, “Brian’s challenge is
compounded by the fact that while the show is built on a dramatic structure, there are also
the lighter, more comedic moments that make our show different from other crime-solving
dramas. Brian’s music is instrumental in helping to create this distinct nature of the show,
and in bringing the audience along for that ride without jarring them.”
   The complete tracklisting for NCIS: The Official TV Score – Music by Brian Kirk is as
   1. My Boss Is A Sniper/Gibbs’ Rules       3:48
   2. Tony And Ziva Under Covers             3:31
   3. Bag And Tag                            3:08
   4. Enemies: Foreign And Domestic          3:24
   5. Double-0 Dinozzo                       4:07
   6. Aliyah                                 3:01
   7. Gathering Intel                        3:32
   8. Abby In Wonderland                     4:15
   9. Dinozzo, Take McGee                    4:12
   10. Gibbs Visits An Old Friend            3:35
   11. Vance’s Dossier                       4:27
   12. Ducky’s Whisper To The Departed 4:02
   13. Ziva Betrayed                         2:42
   14. Gibbs In The Heartland                2:58
   15. NCIS Main Theme                       0:31
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