Varèse Sarabande will release the Xena Warrior Princess - 20th Anniversary Anthology on December 4, 2015. The limited edition set (2000 units, individually numbered) contains all 7 volumes of soundtracks from the series, composed by Joseph LoDuca. The collection includes fan-favorite pictures and album covers and newly written liner notes from Co-Executive Producer/Writer Steven L. Sears, all bound together in a brown leatherette case goldfoil stamped with the show's title treatment logo and Xena's signature chakram. Each copy also includes a beautiful 30 x 40 inch flag depicting many favorite scenes from the series.
"The reissue of my music for Xena gives me a moment to reflect on an incredible period for all of us lucky enough to have worked on the series; actors, writers directors, and producers alike," said LoDuca. "At the top of my Thank Yous are Rob Tapert, who made it all happen, and the amazing Lucy Lawless. No one but the two of them could have it pulled off with such strength, grace and creativity. Xena garnered legions of fans, and it also helped to inspire a generation of confident young women."
"His [LoDuca's] music was very much a part of the storytelling," said Sears. "It enhanced and supported the themes of our series. It lingered in the atmosphere, seemingly unnoticed, as it subtly played on the emotions of our audience. And, when needed, it pounced on comments, bringing them to life with an intensity that no amount of action or dialogue could ever convey."
"For me the journey was epic," said LoDuca. "Heroic poems one week; screwball comedies the next. Throw in an operetta and a rock musical; voyages to exotic lands. Invent musical cultures that never existed. It also marked the beginning of collaborations with colleagues and friends that continue to this day. Thank you Xena, and thank you fans for letting us entertain you."