Xena: Warrior Princess is a fan favorite fantasy show from the 90’s that aired in syndication. Part of the reason it had such a cult following, besides its strong female protagonist, was that it was willing to take risks. One of those risks was including two musical episodes during its six-season run.
The episode, “Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire”, will have its songs collected into an original soundtrack for the first time. The LP will be released on August 7 from Varèse Sarabande Records. The packaging includes a double-sided picture disc in a clear sleeve with full-color folded insert.
Featured on the album are songs sung by the series’s stars including Lucy Lawless. She sings versions of “People Got to Be Free,” “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves,” “There’s Always Something There to Remind Me”, and “War”. There are also score portions created by Emmy-winning composer, Joseph LoDuca. The track listing can be found below.
1. “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” (Performed by Lucy Lawless and Gillian Iliana Waters) (2:47)
2. “Dancing In The Moonlight” (Performed by Ted Raimi) (2:49)
3. “We Can Work It Out” (Performed by Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor) (2:31)
4. “Gettin’ Ready” (Performed by Lucy Lawless, Susan Wood, Tony Bishop and Grant Bridger with chorus) (3:01)
5. “No Talent To Find” (Joseph LoDuca) (:57)
6. “Spurned” (Joseph LoDuca) (1:12)
7. “Kick Out The Jams” (Performed by Jay Laga’aia) (3:27)
8. “People Got To Be Free” (Performed by Lucy Lawless, Susan Wood, Ted Raimi, Gillian Iliana Waters and chorus) (3:10)
1. “Throwing Kisses” (Joseph LoDuca) (1:40)
2. “There’s Always Something There To Remind Me” (Performed by Jay Laga’aia) (2:58)
3. “Xena Feeds Back” (Joseph LoDuca) (:25)
4. “Xena Rap” (Performed by Lucy Lawless and Jay Laga’aia) (3:05)
5. “At Long Last Lyre” (Joseph LoDuca) (2:07)
6. “War” (Performed by Lucy Lawless, Susan Wood, Ted Raimi and Gillian Iliana Waters) (2:05)
7. “Tara’s Dance” (Joseph LoDuca) (3:09)
If you’re Xena fan, this soundtrack is a must have because it collects the music from one of the show’s greatest episodes ever. Pre-order yours from Varèse Sarabande Records.
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