“With stunning animation, sweeping music, and epic storytelling, the three-episode premiere of The Legend of Vox Machina has rolled a natural 20” – IGN
“Sweeping, orchestral, fantastical score” – iO9
Lakeshore Records announced the release of The Legend of Vox Machina—Amazon Original Series Soundtrack, which is now available for release digitally on all platforms worldwide. The soundtrack to the highly anticipated adult animated fantasy-adventure series based on beloved characters and stories from the world of Critical Role showcases a vivid, thrillingly orchestral score by Neal Acree performed by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra and featuring soloists Tina Guo (electric and acoustic fiddle), Paul Cartwright (fiddle), Krising Naigus (winds) and Eric Rigler (bagpipes). Full album listening links and more details are below.
The Legend of Vox Machina lives up to the hype” – Variety
The album also features ecstatically racy snippets of song by Sam Riegel (who sings in character as Scanlan Shorthalt), and Peter Habib of Mr. Fantastic.
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The Legend of Vox Machina (Amazon Original Series Soundtrack)
Neal Acree, Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Opening Titles – Neal Acree
- Long Ago… – Neal Acree
- Tavern Brawl – Neal Acree
- Scanlan’s Love Song – Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Visiting The Castle – Neal Acree
- The Legend of Vox Machina – Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Skyship – Neal Acree
- The Village – Neal Acree
- The Terror of Tal’Dorei, Pt. I – Neal Acree
- The Terror of Tal’Dorei, Pt. II – Neal Acree
- Embers – Neal Acree
- Die Gloriously – Neal Acree
- The Adventure Begins – Neal Acree
- Scanlan’s Hand! – Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Meet The Briarwoods – Neal Acree
- Fighting Back – Neal Acree
- The Cello Begins – Neal Acree
- Pull My Beads of Love – Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- A Narrow Escape – Neal Acree
- Shadows at the Gates – Neal Acree
- Pike’s Farewell – Neal Acree
- As You Are – Neal Acree, Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Rise, Mighty Scanlan, Rise! – Sam Riegel, Mr. Fantastic and Neal Acree
- Two Teams – Neal Acree
- No Mercy Percy – Neal Acree
- Sneaking In – Sam Riegel, Mr. Fantastic and Neal Acree
- Scanbo – Neal Acree
- Nevosh, Nevonn – Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- A Tragic End – Neal Acree
- When Murder Entered My Heart – Neal Acree
- Signal In The Sky – Neal Acree
- You Got Scanlan’d – Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Choose Your Path – Neal Acree
- The Tide of Bone – Neal Acree
- The Legend is Back – Sam Riegel, Mr. Fantastic and Neal Acree
- Assault from All Points – Neal Acree
- Your Turn To Lead – Neal Acree
- A Sign From Above – Neal Acree, Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Pike Trickfoot – Sam Riegel and Mr. Fantastic
- Heavy – Neal Acree
- Turning Tides – Neal Acree
- Blinded By The Light – Neal Acree
- The Ritual – Neal Acree
- The Doorway – Neal Acree
- The Darkness Within, Pt. I – Neal Acree
- The Darkness Within, Pt. II – Neal Acree
- Home – Neal Acree
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The series, a production of Amazon Studios, Critical Role and Titmouse premieres today on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The first season will consist of 12 episodes, with three episodes premiering every Friday.
Based on the beloved characters and adventures of Critical Role’s first livestreamed tabletop role-playing game (RPG) campaign, The Legend of Vox Machina is an animated fantasy-adventure series for adults that follows Vox Machina, a band of misfits with a fondness for boozing and brawling. In a desperate attempt to pay off their mounting bar tab, these unlikely heroes end up on a quest to save the realm of Exandria from dark magical forces. From a sinister necromancer to a powerful curse, the group confronts a variety of obstacles that not only test their skills, but also the strength of their bond.
The series stars Critical Role founders and cast members Laura Bailey (The Last of Us: Part II), Taliesin Jaffe (Final Fantasy XIV), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us), Liam O’Brien (Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Matthew Mercer (Overwatch), Marisha Ray (Final Fantasy XV), Sam Riegel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Travis Willingham (Marvel’s Avengers). The Critical Role cast also serves as executive producers, alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance), Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse), Shannon Prynoski (Fairfax), and Ben Kalina (Big Mouth).
Says Acree: “Despite having so much inspiration to draw from in the world of Critical Role, the challenge was finding a musical voice that could navigate the humor, drama, action and emotion of the series and weave all of it together. A score that could compliment Sam and Peter’s wonderful songs, play the straight man to the comedy and resonate with the darkness just beneath the surface.
I knew I wanted to try to capture the excitement I felt watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid but without sounding retro or campy. I knew I wanted the music to be thematic, orchestral and as big as the stories being told. But for all the plans I had the show would often take me in completely unexpected directions. I’m grateful to have been given so much trust in helping to bring this vision to life.”
Adds Habib: “It was all laughs working with Sam to bring his character Scanlan’s songs to life. Because we sang in the same college a cappella group, I knew Sam could wail like an 80’s hair band frontman, but could also dial in the control of a seasoned musical theater performer. It felt liberating to have no boundaries in terms of genre. We got the chance to dive into funk, indie pop, rock, hip-hop, Broadway, and metal. It’s hard to think of a project that allows for such wide exploration and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Neal’s monster score leveled up the adventure, and hearing themes from our songs interwoven in his work was so inspiring to me as a writer. I hope the audience will keep singing these songs long after the credits roll!”
Adds Riegel: “I’m always thought of as the ‘musical’ one in the Critical Role cast, but when we embarked on this project I got to learn from a true musical master. Neal’s score isn’t just soaring—it’s tender, thoughtful, surprising and disturbing. As a musician, and as a fan of Critical Role, he understood our tone perfectly. As for the Scanlan songs—collaborating with Peter was a nonstop delight. We got to be goofy, raunchy and wild. And I’m pretty sure we came up with rhymes that have never before been heard in an animated series.”
ABOUT NEAL ACREE
Neal Acree is a film, television and video game composer whose work includes fan favorite shows Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, the massively popular video game franchises Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft and over 30 feature films. In addition to being a versatile and prolific composer with roots in classical, rock and electronic music Neal has conducted his music in concerts across the globe.
With a career spanning 25 years Neal’s music has become synonymous with epic and memorable themes, emotionally charged and unforgettable cinematic moments and evocative soundscapes. Though perhaps best known for his work on Blizzard games and the Stargate television franchise, Neal has earned praise from fans and critics alike on scores like the Chinese fantasy game Revelation and the International Film Music Critics’ Association Award winning score to the Norse mythology game Rend. In 2018 Neal scored the wildly imaginative film Animal World (Li Yifeng, Michael Douglas) with co-composer Michael Tuller which debuted at #1 at the Chinese box office. Neal’s film work also includes the Jean-Claude Van Damme films Assassination Games and Six Bullets as well as additional music for the Jason Statham blockbuster The Mechanic. In May of 2020 Neal’s music took a personal turn when he released his debut electronic album The Velvet Machine.
ABOUT SAM RIEGEL
Sam Riegel is a Los Angeles-based voice actor and Emmy Award-winning voice director, known for his roles in animation and video games, as well as co-founding the massively popular hit show and media brand, Critical Role and executive producer of The Legend of Vox Machina.
Over his decades-long career, Sam has voiced iconic animated characters such as Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ketch on Bad Batch, Emperor Awesome on Wander Over Yonder, Shiro Emiya in Fate/Stay Night, Viral in Gurren Lagann, Mephisto in Blue Exorcist, and Metal Bat in One Punch Man. Notable video game characters include Peter Parker/Spiderman in The Amazing Spiderman games, Starscream in Transformers Cybertron series, Teddie in the Persona series, Gramble Gigglefunny in Bugsnax, and Phoenix Wright in several Ace Attorney games.
Sam has also served as voice director for Disney’s DuckTales, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Elena of Avalor, Sofia The First, as well as Archibald’s Next Big Thing for Dreamworks, DC Superhero Girls for Cartoon Network, and Kid Cosmic for Netflix, among others.
Sam earned an Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Daytime Emmy for his work on Amazon’s Danger & Eggs, as well as two other Daytime Emmy nominations. He is the recipient of three BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Awards and a BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award. He also won the Austin Film Festival for best Half-Hour Television Writing and he’ll continue to win the hearts of viewers every Thursday night on Critical Role, where he currently plays the lovable robot, Fresh Cut Grass.
ABOUT PETER HABIB (MR. FANTASTIC)
Mr. Fantastic is a music production powerhouse founded by Peter Habib and Adam Nierow. For well over a decade, Mr. Fantastic has been cultivating a deep understanding of the modern musical landscape, composing works for iconic brands such as Pepsi, Volkswagen, Disney and Maybelline. They have also found success in Asia where they write and produce hit songs for some of the biggest Chinese and Korean pop artists including TFBOYS, Jason Zhang, Jike Junyi, Wu Mochou, SHINee and TVXQ. Their music has reached billions by being featured on TV shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians and America’s Next Top Model. It can also be heard in genre-defining video games like League of Legends. From song to score, Mr. Fantastic has got you covered.