Chapter 2: Passion for Life

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This chapter was originally two separate episodes.

British East Africa, 1909

This episode's score by Laurence Rosenthal is represented by 6 tracks (nearly 18 minutes of music) on the Volume 2 soundtrack.

20. African Port (1:07)21. Two New Friends (3:27)22. Meto (3:05)23. The Masai Elders (1:47)24. Talking With Teddy (2:53)25. Discovery Of The Oryx / Sacrifice (5:25)

Lots of music in this episode was outsourced from the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Additionally, the track "African Port" is not featured anywhere on the DVD version since it was part of a deleted scene that was only included in the original TV broadcast.

Paris, 1908

None of this episode's original score by Joel McNeely has been released. About a minute of music is available from one of the DVD documentaries and TV credits.

According to Frédéric Talgorn, he composed an unused score for this episode. Joel McNeely was originally the assigned composer, but, due to scheduling conflicts, Talgorn was asked to create a score at the last minute without completing a spotting session with George Lucas. The score was recorded with a smaller orchestra of 40-50 musicians, but George Lucas was not satisfied with the score. Therefore, Lucas returned to McNeely and requested that he quickly finish and record his original score under a strict time frame. This ultimately explains why the final cut of this episode contains music that was re-used from Paris, 1916 and why orchestrator David Slonaker is credited as an assistant composer for this episode.

Talgorn's official YouTube channel features a 16 minute symphonic suite of this unused score!

Fan art created by MDew