You can now own a Sliders soundtrack composed and conducted by Dennis McCarthy. This soundtrack consists of music from the season one “Pilot” and “Luck of the Draw” episodes.
– Single CD
– 18 Tracks
– Runtime: 44mins.
– Bonus Track
If you’re a hardcore fan of the show this is a must, for the casual viewer it’s definitely a give or take.
What truly holds this album down is it being separated from the rest of the music of the series, but that’s completely understandable since this album is exclusively from Dennis McCarthy. I also can’t help but feel like some tracks are a long lost brother to the Star Trek soundtracks, it has that type of feel. I guess it’s somewhat expected since McCarthy has composed several Star Trek scores.
Tracks 1-11 are from the “Pilot” episode while the remaining 12-17 are from the season one finale “Luck of the Draw”. Track 11 (End Credits) is a nice piece which would of easily fit in well with the premiere episode. It appears this track was meant for the end credits of the “Pilot” episode but was replaced with Cleavant Derricks’ “Cry Like A Man”. “Main Title”, “The First Slide”, Sliders Escape”, “Interlude” and “Finale/End Credits” come out as the top tracks on this album. The first three being adventurous and inquisitive while the following are tracks that harbor deep moments of melancholy.
Overall all this is a fairly decent soundtrack from the “Pilot” and “Luck of the Draw” episodes. But it’s not something I feel one would listen to every day or even every month for that matter. Perhaps once in a blue moon when you’re feeling a little extra in the mood for Sliders or that special anniversary of the show that comes around every year.
The following are brief reviews of each track:
(from the “Pilot” episode):
9. Sliders Escape
Certainly one of the best tracks on the CD. “Sliders Escape” has some riveting sounds as the Sliders try to escape the communists, then a short heartwarming sound completes it as Quinn gives money to a homeless man.
11. Finale/End Credits*:
One of the more unforgettable tracks “Finale/End Credits” contains the final piece of music heard in the “Pilot” before the credits roll. It also has a never before heard “End Credits” music that was intended for the “Pilot” end credits but was replaced with “Cry Like A Man”.
(from the “Luck of the Draw”):
*Tracks not used in the series
You can purchase the Sliders Original Television Soundtrack, composed and conducted by Dennis McCarthy exclusively at: Dennis McCarthy Yahoo Store