Executive Producer and show creator, Alan Ball, is extremely impressed with Barr’s score for the show. Ball recently expressed that “Nate’s score for True Blood continually impresses and surprise me, and one of the favorite parts of my job is driving out to his studio to hear his score cues, as I know I’m always in for a treat. His music, with its distinct and completely acoustic flavor, perfectly captures the mix of suspense, terror, romance, and regional authenticity that the show calls for. I know I can always count on him to take scenes which need that extra little bit of help and make them work better than I thought possible.”
The eagerly-awaited score soundtrack to True Blood’s first season will be released by Varese Sarabande Records and will officially hit music stores nation-wide this August.
I received a promo CD of the Nathan’s score. The soundtrack features an instrumental mix of 20 score tracks from the show including his song with Lisbeth Scott, “Take me Home” and “Sancto Erico“. I was particularly pleased with the very last track of the CD, the Bill and Sookie Love Theme performed on the piano. Did I mention that Nathan plays all the instruments him self?
We will be able to see Nathan Barr in episode 6 of the new season of True Blood, where he will do a cameo as the pianist in the 1920′s piano bar in a flashback. A vampire pianist, so Nathan received the full treatment of vampire make-up.
In the photo gallery on Nathan’s website I discovered a photo of Stephen Moyer working in Nathan’s studio. That sustains the rumor that Stephen will be singing the song Hard-Hearted Hannah in episode 6.
Photo credit: http://www.nathanbarr.com and HBO