Bear McCreary’s unintentional crossover. 

Probably the only Black Sails/Outlander crossover we’re likely to get lol but loved getting to hear that wee piece of music, knowing it was written before it was intended/destined to be Outlander’s iconic theme.


Black Sails - The Sound of Sails

  • 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!

*press play*

Day #15 - Favorite Musical Bit (25 Days of Outlander)

Bear McCreary remains a genius. “Faith” was my absolute favourite. So heartbreaking, so intense, played at the perfect moments of a perfectly written episode (it replays during the baby Kitty scene in 208)… That piano… My God, it’s like my heartstrings are being played as well. I wish I had never quit it when I was a kid.

And then you have episode 9, “Je Suis Prest”. Not only amazingly written, it was beautifully scored all around. “Moch Sa Mhadainn” just gives me chills every time.

Random Black Sails remarks

Can I just give a shoutout to the casting director(s) of Black Sails, I mean these actors keep slaying me and the season 3 and 4 additions of the Maroon people and slave revolt storylines, respectively, what??! Perfectly cast.

Also did anyone notice that Bear McCreary composed both the opening themes for Black Sails and the Walking Dead? He also composed all the other scores for the show. So if you ship on both shows, here is the bridging connection lol. Why am I not surprised though, both opening credits have already received iconic status in my book.

Lastly, is it just me, or isn’t it strange that we don’t get to see Zethu Dlomo’s name in the opening credits? Take the actor who used to play her father, Mr. Scott, for example. He was always credited in the opening credits. Even the guy that plays Israel Hands is being credited in the opening credits. As far as I’m concerned she’s a lead character as of this season, so she deserves it. But we still only see her name in the closing credits, I mean who’s gonna notice that?