The highlights for me are Debney’s “Prisoners of Kaylon” and “Making First Contact” and McNeely’s massive “Battle For Earth” (9 min!!) and “Lifting Off the Ocean Floor.” Absolutely incredible orchestral writing!
Finally (FINALLY!!!) spinning this for the first time. Obviously heard the music in the series and LOVED IT!! So there's that. It is, at times, like Jerry Goldsmith is still alive and doing more riffs on his Motion Picture score, but the producers have told him to incorporate some of Horner's ST music too But when Debney and McNeely do their own stuff, some of it is just achingly gorgeous. And Andrew Cottee compliments their scores perfectly. But yeah, this is TV music from 2019!!! This series and LOST are benchmarks in that regard for me (TV music of the 21st Century). Hoo Fkn Ray!!!
Andrew Cottee's stuff is a tad less...let's say...leaning on the shoulders of others, than the Debney/McNeely scores. His track 'Agreement Reached' (track 14/CD2) is beautiful, without being too overtly Williams/Goldsmith/Horner. Man, it's a joy having this set. Thanks LLL, you Beautiful B'stards You!!