“Outlander – Main Title Theme (Skye Boat Song)” by Bear McCreary ft. Raya Yarbrough on the Dancing with the Stars’ Season 23 Eras Night!

  • All Along the Watchtower (conformed)
  • Bear McCreary

This is the unreleased version of “All Along the Watchtower” that we actually heard in “Crossroads, Part 2” the season 3 finale of BSG – as opposed to the album version released on the soundtrack!

It’s got a very long (1min30sec) lead-in sans lyrics and then at about 3min10sec the lyrics fade out again for when Lee first see’s Kara and the “It’s really me” conversation takes place.

IE: pretty sure this is the version I’ve wanted since I first heard it March 25, 2007!

With Roger showing Brianna around Scotland, Claire decides to visit a very special place: Lallybroch. In one of the most emotional moments, Claire pulls into the abandoned estate and it’s hard not to shed a tear for the place that housed so much life and promise in the 18th century. As Claire exits her car, voice overs from past episodes come flooding back reminding her of everyone and everything she left behind. With no dialogue uttered, Balfe delivers a remarkable performance. With a beautiful score by Bear McCreary, coupled with a silent, sobbing Balfe, Outlander proves it can thrive in the quiet moments as much as the big ones. What really brings this scene home is when Claire is seated on the steps of Lallybroch and envisions a strapping Jamie standing in the entrance. As Heughan voiceovers a beautiful poem, Balfe weeps. Any fan will surely remember this scene and it’s all thanks to an utterly speechless performance by Balfe.

Nora Dominick, Emertainment Monthly

(gif credit @balfecaitriona)

series may come and go, each with their own unique sound, each with their own talented composer, but Bear McCreary’s Battlestar Galactica score will remain one of the most beautiful, visceral, and raw emotional soundtracks to ever exist

do yourself a favor and listen to it. let it wash over you. bathe in it.