Babylon 5: War Without End, Part One

Babylon 5: War Without End, Part One soundtrackPerhaps not surprisingly, fan and customers didn’t request the music from this popular third season two-parter – they demanded it. The music from both parts is quite unique, and served as the first appearance of many themes, from the foreboding sound later associated with Sheridan’s suicidal leap at Z’ha’dum, to the flowing orchestral tension motif which would later be heard in Falling Toward Apotheosis, among others. But there are several unique moments here which never appeared again, like the recurring heroic-but-weary motif heard in several White Star scenes, or the slightly humorous yet still enigmatic chiming sound which often seemed to be associated with Sinclair. There 4 out of 4are also some wonderful choral effects heard in the brief opening scenes set on Minbar, and a strange percussive passage for the Great Machine of Epsilon 3 (and its keepers, Zathras and other creatures like him). Along with the second part of this two-part epic, this is worth the time to sit and listen to closely.

Order this CD

  1. Minbari Homeworld / Opening the Mystery Box / Main Title (4:00)
  2. Sinclair Ship Ready / Return to the Beginning / ID Check / Epsilon 3 (6:04)
  3. Delenn’s Request / Vision of Destruction / Delenn’s Explanation (5:26)
  4. Sheridan’s Reaction / Delenn / Sinclair’s Flashback / Garibaldi Sent Home /
    Go To The Rift
  5. Time Travel / Shadow Bomb / Interception / Sheridan Captured (6:19)
  6. Delenn Worried / No Doubts / Londo’s Revenge / Tradition / End Title (3:24)

Released by: Sonic Images
Release date: 1998
Total running time: 32:04