An unlikely spin-off TV show from the multiple preexisting hits The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow casts a bunch of misfit heroes/villains such as Captain Cold, Heatwave, Canary, Atom, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Rip Hunter as the focal points of the series. The show is a nicely produced action adventure, scored by composer Blake Neely, who is also concurrently scoring the three other DC Universe shows Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, so it’s some kind of miracle that he was able to fit in another all-inclusive project to wrangle into his schedule.

The music to Legends of Tomorrow is actually (at least, to my ears) a step up from his music to those other programs, as the compositions have a stronger adventure core to them. The music has a real edge to it, with signature themes (even a fun one entitled “The Magnificent Eight,” track 17, which hearkens to spaghetti westerns), and a quicker replayablity to it than Neely’s other soundtracks, which is no mean feat for a guy who’s scoring the hottest superhero shows on television.

La La Land Records is staying the course on releasing as much DC Universe music content as possible. Their bread and butter seems to be in releasing scores to everything related to the DC universe, including all of Neely’s scores to every season of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and now Legends of Tomorrow, which should certainly please not just his fans, but followers of the shows. La La Land has been doing a standout job with these soundtracks, and their release of the soundtrack to the first season of Legends of Tomorrow is no exception. This title is limited to 3000 units, so make sure you order one soon before it goes out of print!


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david j. moore

david j. moore is the author of World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies and the upcoming book The Good, the Tough and the Deadly: Action Movies and Stars, coming April, 2016 from Schiffer Publishing.