Varèse Sarabande will release a double-CD soundtrack for the first two seasons of the hit Amazon series The Man in the High Castle on February 24, 2017. The individual season soundtracks will be available for one month, exclusively on Amazon.com. The first season soundtrack composed by Henry Jackman (Wreck-It-Ralph, Captain America: Civil War) and Dominic Lewis (Money Monster, Free Birds, The DUFF) will be available digitally on Amazon.com beginning January 13, 2017, and through major platforms one month later. A digital version of the Season 2 soundtrack, composed by Lewis, was released on Amazon.com, on December 30th, and will be available through all major platforms one month later.
Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
"In Season 1, I had to be very controlled and restrained, emulating the struggle of our protagonists journey," Lewis described. "My ensemble was a lot smaller and the music was a lot more minimal, stretched over long scenes. I had to follow the intimate nature of the protagonist's journey."
"In Season 2 the stakes were a lot bigger so I had to be broader and cover a larger scope with music. I used the full forces of the orchestra a lot more," explained Lewis. After giving Joe the film, Juliana is forced to flee the fury of the Resistance while embarking on a new path to save her home from destruction. Joe confronts his absent father in Berlin, who is not as he seems. Smith wrestles with what to do about his ill son. Frank takes a gamble with his life in a bid to save Ed. Tagomi's life is turned upside down by his "travel" to an alternative world. "The Season 2 soundtrack is an evolution of Season 1, pushing the themes in different directions, broadening the palette and really letting loose with the orchestra at times."