Babylon 5: The Long Night

Babylon 5: The Long Night soundtrackFor an episode that led into the final chapters of the series’ Shadow War cycle, as well as an episode that saw the assassination of the mad Centauri Emperor Cartagia, The Long Night has a surprisingly subdued musical score. Subdued isn’t necessarily bad, though – instead of playing up the drama of the moment, Chris Franke seems to be concentrating more on playing out the implications. Like the music, these events will stretch out quite a bit longer than anyone expects. Some of the better tracks here include the solitary drum beat heard as the horribly beaten G’Kar is paraded through the streets of Narn en route to his execution, and the pounding cue heard as he breaks free of his chains, creating 4 out of 4a distracting spectacle that will allow Londo to rid the Centauri of their megalomaniacal ruler…well, almost. More than that would be telling. The music accompanying the scenes set aboard Babylon 5, especially Sheridan’s surprising briefing for a Ranger named Erricson and the final scene of the episode, is also worth a listen, dovetailing nicely into Into The Fire.

Order this CD

  1. Giants in the Playground / Conspiracy / Main Title (4:27)
  2. Couch Conversation / A Soldier’s Promise / The "Throne Room" / The
    Plot / Subjective Humor
  3. Cartagian Justice / Cartagia Murdered (3:20)
  4. Londo, Prime Minister / Planet Killer At Work / Vir’s Good Heart (5:31)
  5. Anticipation of Natives / Explaining the Mission / Erikson’s Special
  6. Narn Celebration / What G’Kar Endured / Sheridan’s Poem / End Title (3:35)

Released by: Sonic Images
Release date: 1998
Total running time: 24:32