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NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack
Bob Dylan, Blue October, Dashboard Confessional
NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2

This specially produced 2-CD soundtrack from the hit television series, NCIS, stands apart from TV soundtracks that merely compile a selection of songs that were heard in a series' previous episodes. Instead, this collecti...  more »


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All Artists: Bob Dylan, Blue October, Dashboard Confessional, Oasis, John Mellencamp, Jakob Dylan, Sharon Little, Will Dailey, Seether, Saving Abel
Title: NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: CBS Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 2/10/2009
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 094922155474


Product Description
This specially produced 2-CD soundtrack from the hit television series, NCIS, stands apart from TV soundtracks that merely compile a selection of songs that were heard in a series' previous episodes. Instead, this collection features brand new tracks from Blue October, Dashboard Confessional, Oasis, Seether, Jakob Dylan, The Airborne Toxic Event, Saving Abel, Perry Farrell, Will Dailey, Skold vs. KMFDM, Collide and electronica pioneers Nitzer Ebb, all set for prominent placement in NCIS episodes beginning in February 2009, coinciding with the release of this soundtrack.

The album also features recent tracks from Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Sharon Little, Keaton Simons and Android Lust - all utilized in recent NCIS episodes - as well as the show's original theme (available commercially for the first time) and a brand new theme remix from industrial music giants, Ministry. NCIS show producers listened to literally dozens of submitted tracks before choosing the ones best suited for upcoming storylines, and from which the show's writers could draw upon for inspiration. As NCIS Executive Producer Shane Brennan explains, ''We've put the same amount of attention and care into the creation of our soundtrack that we do with our show every week. We listened to countless tracks to find the tunes that would not only fit into particular episodes, but would actually help drive our storylines. We couldn't be more thrilled that so many great artists share our vision for integrating music into television and have agreed to offer up new music for our soundtrack. We think the fans will be getting something truly special as a result.''

The soundtrack also features show stars Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto), who performs the self-composed ''Fear'' under the moniker Stop Making Friends, and Cote de Pablo (Ziva David), whose memorable performance of Tom Waits' ''Temptation'' from a recent episode is included on the soundtrack. Perrette has an extensive background in music, owning her own independent record label and fronting several bands, and it is her character, Abby, whose music sensibilities in the show serve as the basis for the soundtrack's ''Abby's Lab'' disc.

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Diverse Sample of Easy to Listen to Songs Featured on Show
M. Mierzwa | Davis, CA USA | 03/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The NCIS Soundtrack is not a "score" but rather a collection of songs featured (in part) in episodes of the hit TV series NCIS. Though I bought this double CD set knowing that all the songs featured vocals, I would honestly like to also have a CD of the series score (similar to the BSG soundtracks such as in Battlestar Galactica: Season Two). The first disk does feature an extended version of the theme song for the series (and it is great), and the second disk features a guitar-based industrial cover of the theme by Ministry.

As a fan of industrial, gothic, and dark wave music, I'm more partial to the second disk "Abby's Lab", which features some well known and lesser known g/i (goth / industrial) artists. Ministry's remix of the theme song retains enough of the original that I could make the connection between the two tracks after the second time I listened to the remix. However, I prefer Numeriklab's more techno (original) version.

Though I'm not 100% certain (I'd have to rewatch the DVD), I believe Android Lust's Hole Solution may be been the track that was playing in the background as early as S1. Season one also featured Collide and a few other artists (not included on this compilation disk). An alternative version of Hole Solution can be found on the Dragonfly single. However, like another reviewer I was hoping that the Abby's lab disk would feature more of the background techno-industrial music that Abby Sciuto more frequently listened to in the first two seasons.

My favorite track is Pauley Perrette's "Fear". It took me a second to identify Pauley's voice as Abby (I wasn't looking at the liner notes at the time), but after hearing and falling in love with the song, it is very clear to me that Perrette is a talented musician in addition to being an excellent actress. As you might suspect "Fear" is a gothic rock track that mixes electronics, a fairly steady drum beat, and guitars with Perrette's earthy vocals. I'd compare the track as a meeting of Android Lust (which you can hear on the compilation as well) and Faith and the Muse (in particular I'm thinking of William Faith's guitar work).

Though I prefer Disk 2, "Special Agent" (the first disk) features a number of tracks that I also enjoy. I've listed all the tracks that I've found myself tossing into my iTunes playlist. The bottom line is the price on this disk is well worth the investment!

Favorite Tracks:
- Fear - Stop Making Friends (Disk 2) :)
- NCIS Theme - Numeriklab (Disk 1)
- Head Spin - Collide (Disk 2)
- Hole Solution - Android Lust (Disk 2)
- Mama Song - Keaton Simons (Disk 1)
- Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan (Disk 1)
- Tomorrow Still Comes - Will Dailey (Disk 1)

Other Artists:
I'm going to list a few other artists you might wish to listen to if you tend to like the music featured in Abby's Lab in the show and on the second disk.

- Delerium
- Bitcrush
- Monstrum Sepsis
- Claire Voyant
- Gridlock
- The Mission UK
- Monolith
Very representative of the show.
Taisha R. Mcfall | Washington | 02/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great investment. It's a two-disk set for the price of an average one-disk album. It's got exclusives and it offers the rare opportunity to hear the vocal talents of two of your favorite stars of the show. "Temptation" by Cote de Pablo is worth the price of the album alone.

I docked a star because the disk "Abby's Lab" was absolutely not anything you would hear in Abby's lab. With the cover art dedicating so much space to Abby (which I LOVED), I expected less commercially driven song choices, and perhaps some more show-faithful techno music.

All-in all, if you love the show, you'll love the soundtrack."
Numeriklab and Cote de Pablo
Christopher Stone | 02/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It seems that I find myself listening to the NCIS theme song by Numeriklab and Temptation a excusive by Cote de Pablo.
When you first listen to the theme song you think that you know the song, but where the song ends in the opening credits is just the first verse.
Cote de Pablo did a great job preforming Temptation, If you do not listen to it you will not believe how great see sings.
I have yet to listen to the second disc and most of the first disc, but Temptation and the NCIS theme song is all that is needed to make it great in my mind"