Being Human Series 1 and 2 Soundtrack

Sci-fi Online - "Richard Wells's score to the TV series Being Human puts many movie soundtracks to shame. There's real passion and fully charged emotion packed into this collection of tracks and it never lets up."

"From the opening track 'Being Human' to the closing 'Full Moon' there isn't a dull or wasted moment."   9/10 -  "The true success of a series depends on many factors, like the actor's performances and the script writing. But one aspect that is often overlooked is the musical score. Done properly, it enhances the scenes without overrunning them, almost to the point of hypnotically guiding the audience's emotions without them even being aware of being under its spell. In the case of Being Human, composer Richard Wells did it very right."

"There is not a single "weak" track on the album."   4½ out of 5 - "There is a sense of craftsmanship and resourcefulness at work with this production that shouldn't be glossed over, especially when you realize that the melodies, ambience, and payoff moments come together in such a well-arranged fashion. Even the intentionally disturbing passages had something unique to offer."

"It provides 45 minutes of eclectic and interesting material brought together by a composer who continues to impress."   8/10 -  "After all of the soundtracks I have reviewed for Fandomania, this one was a refreshing change from the norm."  4/5 -  "The string-laden ‘A Wonderful Thing’ is beautifully moving, reminiscent of James Newton Howard’s score for The Sixth Sense, while ‘Annie’s Theme’ and ‘Lucky’ are highlights among the lighter, chirpier numbers. Pathos is perfectly evoked by the moodier tracks - ‘Someone Else’, for example, uses violin and piano to create one of the album’s most emotional tracks."

"However, it’s the darker tracks that stand out most, notably ‘Annie’s Door’ and ‘Box Tunnel Massacre’. Even without the context of the show, these are genuinely unsettling and scary … certainly not ones to listen to on your iPod while walking down a dark alley."

"As an accompaniment to Being Human, Wells’ soundtrack is brilliantly evocative in both the incidental and the dramatic tracks… managing to tell a story without pictures or words."   4/5