Marcelo Zarvos' Ray Donovan
Varèse Sarabande has released
Featuring original music composed by Marcelo Zarvos.
With songs from the first season by artists including
The Chieftains (featuring Bon Iver), Kendra Morris, and Flash Lightnin
Varèse Sarabande has released the Ray Donovan – Original Television Soundtrack both digitally and on CD on June 24, 2016. The album features original music from the first two seasons of the hit SHOWTIME series composed by Marcelo Zarvos (TVs THE AFFAIR, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, OUR KIND OF TRAITOR). The album also includes songs performed by The Chieftains (featuring Bon Iver), Kendra Morris, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, and Flash Lightnin.
“The music for the first 2 Seasons of RAY DONOVAN works on two levels simultaneously. First we have a crime/family drama, with a score that leans towards the emotional and orchestral. And second we have the ‘fixer’ element of the show which tends to be more propulsive and electronic,” said Zarvos. “It was great fun to put on the two different musical hats needed for the show!”
RAY DONOVAN is a "fixer" for Hollywood's elite. He is the go-to guy that the city's celebrities, athletes and business moguls call to make their problems disappear. It's a much more lucrative job than his previous work as a ruthless South Boston thug, vaulting him within reach of the truly wealthy and powerful. But no amount of money or the expensive things it can buy can completely mask Ray's past, a past that continues to haunt him with troubled brothers always calling and his father's recent release from 20 years spent in prison. Now a free man, Ray's father, Mickey, arrives in Los Angeles to get what he feels is rightfully his. Mickey's desire to reconnect and settle old scores with his family -- including Ray's wife and kids, who have never met the family's patriarch and are anxious to get to know him -- threatens to destroy everything Ray has built for himself.
“We tried very hard to show through the music the internal world of RAY DONOVAN,” Zarvos explained. “Behind Liev Shreiber’s masterfully stoic performance of Ray lies a deep and incredibly dark world which the score tends to emphasize even when it’s not apparent on the screen. Liev can say more with a silent look than most actors will do while yelling at the top of their lungs and it was incredibly important to match that quiet intensity with the music.”
The CD is availvle from Varèse Sarabande.