As I’ve mentioned already, I was glad to see Sonic Images release the soundtrack of both halves of War Without End, primarily because most of this two-parter’s music was never included on the second of the Babylon 5 compilation CDs, despite including some of the show’s most memorable moments. The “Delenn In Love” and “Delenn Leaves” cues feature a quiet, beautiful, and wistful theme for the aged Delenn of the future lamenting the fate that was soon to befall Sheridan. “Babylon 4 Disappears” and “Time Travel Arrival” are some of the best suspense music to appear in the series, and “Old Crew Approach” features the welcome return of the original Babylon 5 series theme in a time-bending moment where Sinclair and Garibaldi – as we saw them in the first season of the show – arrive in the “present” timeline (if indeed such a term can even be used in association with War Without End without confusing things further!). And there’s an amazing passage of flowing woodwinds and harps in the Babylon 4 Transfer cue – an incredible departure from Babylon 5’s usual reliance on electronics! Both parts of War Without End featured some grand music, and it’s nice to see that they’ve finally earned their place among the other episodes whose scores have been demanded by B5 fans.
My only complaint after listening to these two? Since War Without End was a heavily interconnected two-part show, perhaps it should have merited a full length release, a la In The Beginning.
- Looking Back / Sheridan’s Arrest / Freeze / Main Title (4:24)
- Sheridan Lost in Time / Delenn in Love / Delenn Leaves (4:12)
- Londo’s Reception / Londo’s Fate Revealed / Unfinished Business / Sheridan’s
First Return / Babylon 4 Disappears (5:31)
- Time Travel Arrival / Time Flash / Old Crew Approach / Zathras Arrested
- Babylon 4 Transfer / Zathras Revelation / Let’s Go Home (10:24)
- Sinclair’s Transformation / Valen Appears / End Title (3:41)
Released by: Sonic Images
Release date: 1998
Total running time: 32:41