The music of a PBS 'Masterpiece', Case Histories


The PBS Masterpiece presentation, Case Histories, has definitely taken viewers minds off the fact that there are still 76 days until the premiere of Downton Abbey 2 on January 8, 2012. Two episodes into the 3-part series starring Jason Isaacs as private investigator Jackson Brodie has generated not only strong viewing numbers but significant viewer buzz. And, it’s not just the viewers desperately trying to remember where they had seen Jason Isaacs prior to Case Histories. FYI, for those playing along at home, Isaacs was most recently seen as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The question of the day from everyone seems to revolve around the hauntingly amazing soundtrack that is featured throughout all three episodes. Unfortunately, there was no song listing on the credits, but we did a bit of Sherlock work on Monday for Tellyspotting readers and we were able to come up with this from our friends over at Masterpiece.

The MASTERPIECE presentation of Case Histories features original compositions throughout, by John Keane ( Ruby Films (Case Histories) Limited) as well as the following pieces:

Case Histories, episode 1:

  • Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness by John E Prine (Bug Music / Universal International Music) – Performed by Nanci Griffith
  • Mercy Now by Mary Gauthier (Mary Gauthier Songs /UMG Recordings Inc)
  • Sweet Old World by Lucinda Williams (Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp / Chameleon Records)
  • Your Long Journey – Traditional /Doc Watson – Rosa Lee Watson (NS) – (Hillgreen Music/ Rounder Records Corp) Performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
  • I’ll Take My Sorrow Straight by Iris DeMent – Elmer McCall (NS)-(Songs of Iris/ WEA International Inc.)
  • Trouble by Iris DeMent – Elmer McCall (NS)-(Songs of Iris/ WEA International Inc.)

Case Histories, episode 2:

  • When You Walk On by Eliza Gilkyson – (Gilkysongs/ Red House Records, Inc.)
  • Busker’s Saxophone by Kenny Tomlinson ( Ruby Films (Case Histories) Limited)
  • Bus to Baton Rouge by Lucinda Williams (Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp / UMG Recordings Inc)
  • 2 Hearts by John Eliot & Jemima Stilwell (Sony/TV Music Publishing (UK) Limited/ EMI Records Limited) Performed by Kylie Minogue
  • Calm Before The Storm by Eliza Gilkyson – (Gilkysongs/ Red House Records, Inc.)

Case Histories, episode 3:

  • Destiny by Sia Furler, Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker, Sophie Barker – (Universal/MCA Music Limited/ EMI Music Publishing Ltd /Ultimate Dilemma Records) Performed by Zero 7
  • Drinkin’ Problem by Mark D Sanders & Lori McKenna (Larga Vista Music/ Hornall Brothers America Music/ Warner Music UK Limited) Performed by Lori McKenna
  • Mercy Now by Mary Gauthier (Mary Gauthier Songs /UMG Recordings Inc)
  • Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard & Richard B Smith – (Donaldson-Douglas-Gumble Inc./ Sony Music Entertainment Inc) Performed by Macy Gray
  • The Magic by Joan Wasser (Chrysalis Songs/[PIAS] Recordings) Performed by Joan as Police Woman
  • Since You Went Away by James Johnson & Kris Delmhorst – (Big Bean Music/ Continental Record Services B.V) Performed by Kris Delmhorst
  • Vcr by Romy Croft, Baria Qureshi, Oliver Sim & Jamie Smith – (Universal Music Publishing Limited/ XL Recordings Limited) Performed by The xx

Cheers!

  • Cathy B

    Thank you!

  • Jack M

    Thanks for compiling this summary. The soundtrack for this entire series was absolutely superb and added greatly to this compelling new trilogy. Hope PBS brings it back for more episodes.

  • Kristy Knudsen

    Thank you!

  • MARK M. SMITH

    I LOVED YOUR PAPER BUT I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE JUST TO SEE IF THERE WILL BE ANY NEW SHOWS OF CASE HISTORIES IN 2012 ? IF SO WHEN? THANK YOU

  • c king

    this was a great series. hope there are more!!!

  • joyce

    great series.. hope there are more. Loved the moody music

  • Lilia

    I loved this series!! May the powers that be create more for us to watch. Also thanks so much for listing the soundtrack, I downloaded them all. Aloha

  • Faith

    More, more, more please!

  • Tom bBowler

    I love Case Histories and Jason Isaacs who was terrific in The Brotherhood, another longer series which could have gone onfor anothe r season or two. Beautifully written, directed, photographed,edited and acted.
    the three Zen episode were the best. More puh-lease.

  • Jill Hickman

    Would love to get a CD of the music from the whole series. Does anyone know if this is likely to be released?

  • Nina DiPinto

    Great soundtrack-thanks for listing the songs!!!!! Loved the whole series, want more, please 🙂

  • Loved the series can’t wait to get more.
    I tried to Zune the music as the episodes played but that didn’t work. Thanks for posting the names – I now can buy the songs I liked.

  • Kathy G.

    I am still waiting for more Case Histories!!!!!! Absolutely everything about the first three shows was quality through-and-through, – the photography, the actors, the music…I must have more Jason Isaacs, simply love him!

  • Kathy G.

    I am still waiting for more Case Histories!!!!!! Absolutely everything about the first three shows was quality through-and-through, – the photography, the actors, the music…I must have more Jason Isaacs, simply love him!

  • Caroline Earl

    Loved the books .Loving the series especially stunning music.Hope there will be a CD

  • RLiles

    anyone know the bluesy electric guitar music in episode one where Jackson visits the dead girls bedroom, then he is walking at night, finally he is jogging in the morning somewhere. Just started watching the , love it.