Eureka [Original Soundtrack from the Sci-Fi Channel Television Series]

Eureka [Original Soundtrack from the Sci-Fi Channel Television Series]

by Bear McCreary



The producers of Eureka, the Sci-Fi Channel series about a top-secret town full of geniuses in the Pacific Northwest, decided to switch composers for the second season and turned to Bear McCreary, best known for his work on another Sci-Fi Channel show, Battlestar Galactica. As heard on this 77-minute disc of excerpts from the season's episodes, McCreary naturally has taken a very different approach to the music than he does with the other series. His basic conception seems to have been to evoke the rural, Western, small-town setting of the show by using country-rock and Americana styles played on acoustic guitars, his own accordion, and even an Australian didgeridoo, while getting across the science fiction aspects by oddly mixing in sometimes cheesy synthesizer parts that sound like they've been borrowed from some outdated video game. In so doing, he expresses musically what the program's executive producer, Charlie Craig, calls in his liner notes "the mixture of mystery and whimsy that is our show." Covering varying episodes from an entire season, the soundtrack album also brings in some tracks that diverge from McCreary's approach, including the brief main title theme, "Eureka on My Mind," written by John Enroth and former Devo leader Mark Mothersbaugh; the blue-eyed soul song "Let's Get Hitched," written and performed by Brendan McCreary (presumably some relation to the composer); and Captain Ahab's "EurekAerobics," a synth-rock dance theme. But much of this music sounds like what might be heard in some Western bar if a band was playing while kids banged away at video games in the back.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2008
Label: La-La Land Records
UPC: 0826924107621
catalogNumber: 1076


  1. Eureka on My Mind, song (for the television series 'Eureka')
  2. Sherriff Carter's Theme (from the episode 'Maneater')
  3. Prehistoric Love Spores (from the episode 'Maneater')
  4. Allison's Theme (from the episode 'Games People Play')
  5. Through the Vortex (from the episode 'Games People Play')
  6. Fargo's Theme (from the episode 'Noche de Sueños')
  7. The Mask of Fargo (from the episode 'Noche de Sueños')
  8. The S.A.R.A.H. Mobile (as used in the episode 'Duck, Duck, Goose')
  9. Let's Get Hitched, song (for the television series 'Eureka')
  10. When You Wish upon Falling Debris (from the episode 'Duck, Duck, Goose'
  11. Little Big Bang (from the episode 'E=MC...?')
  12. Henry's Theme (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamics')
  13. Taggart's Theme (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamics')
  14. The Laser Cannon (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamics')
  15. Noche de Sueños (from the episode 'Noche de Sueños')
  16. A Nuke for Fargo (from the episode 'Try, Try Again')
  17. EurekAerobics, song (for the television series 'Eureka')
  18. Victor's Getaway (from the episode 'Try, Try Again')
  19. Henry and Beverly (from the episode 'All that Glitters')
  20. Jack and Callie (from the episodes 'Sight Unseen' and 'Maneater')
  21. Everyone's Dumb (from the episode 'E=MC...?')
  22. The Heathers (from the episode 'Duck, Duck, Goose')
  23. Zane on the Lam (from the episode 'E=MC...?')
  24. Erotomania! (from the episode 'Maneater')
  25. A Night at Global Dynamics (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamic
  26. Threat of Nuclear Cleaning (from the episode 'A Night at Global Dynamic
  27. A Town Called Eureka
  28. Eureka on My Mind, song (for the television series 'Eureka')

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bear McCreary   Primary Artist,Accordion,Keyboards,Melodica
Steve Bartek   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ira Ingber   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Wendell Kelly   Trombone
Doug Lacy   Vocals,Didjeridu
Chris Bleth   Woodwind
Captain Ahab   Group
Brendan McCreary   Vocals
Carlos De La Paz   Guitar
Peter De Siena   Trumpet
Peter De Siena   Trumpet
Carlos De La Paz   Guitar
M.B. Gordy   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mark Banning   Art Direction
Steve Kaplan   Producer,Score Producer,Audio Production
Ford A. Thaxton   Producer,Audio Production
Michael V. Gerhard   Executive Producer
Matt Verboys   Executive Producer
Captain Ahab   Composer
Bear McCreary   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration,Score Producer,Audio Production
John Enroth   Composer
Brendan McCreary   Composer,Producer,Scoring Assistant
Brandon Roberts   Orchestration
Aaron A. Roethe   Orchestration,Additional Music
Charlie Craig   Liner Notes

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