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NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack - Vol. 1-3
Soundtrack album by Various
Released February 10, 2009
Recorded Various dates
Genre Soundtrack, rock
Language English, French
Label CBS

NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack is a series of soundtrack albums featuring music used in the CBS television series NCIS. The first volume in the series, released on February 10, 2009, received attention for its method of compiling music for the album; show producers and writers were presented previously unreleased tracks from popular artists "ranging from Perry Farrell to Jakob Dylan as the shows were being crafted, and then taking inspiration from those tunes to help craft the show."[1] This method contrasted with the norm for TV soundtracks, which tend to be compilations of previously released music that is already available individually or on other albums. NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack - Vol. 2 was released on November 3, 2009, according to Amazon.com.

Volume 1[edit]

Overview[edit]

NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack is the first soundtrack album from the television series NCIS. The album is a two-disc, 22-track set that includes brand new songs from artists featured prominently in episodes of the series. According to the soundtrack website, NCIS show producers listened to literally dozens of submitted tracks before choosing the ones best suited for upcoming storylines, and from which the show's writers could draw upon for inspiration. The soundtrack also features NCIS stars Pauley Perrette ("Abby Sciuto"), who performs the self-composed "Fear" under the moniker Stop Making Friends, and Cote de Pablo ("Ziva David"), whose memorable performance of Tom Waits' "Temptation" from the Season 6 premiere episode, "Last Man Standing," is included. It is Perrette’s character, Abby, whose music sensibilities in the show serve as the basis for the soundtrack’s "Abby’s Lab" disk 2.

Tracklist[edit]

Disc 1: Special Agent
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Kangaroo Cry"   Blue October 4:24
2. "Even Now"   Dashboard Confessional 3:33
3. "After All"   Saving Abel 3:16
4. "No Matter What"   Jakob Dylan 4:04
5. "Troubled Land"   John Mellencamp 3:20
6. "Boy with the Blues"   Oasis 4:41
7. "Things Have Changed"   Bob Dylan 5:09
8. "Tomorrow Still Comes"   Will Dailey 3:41
9. "Peppermint & Glue"   Sharon Little 3:56
10. "Mama Song"   Keaton Simons 3:20
11. "Temptation"   Cote de Pablo 2:52
12. "NCIS Theme"   Numeriklab 2:20
Total length:
44:33
Disc 2: Abby's Lab
No. Title Artist Length
1. "NCIS Theme Remix"   Ministry 3:13
2. "No Shelter"   Seether 4:07
3. "Nasty Little Perv"   Perry Farrell 2:35
4. "Love Is Like"   Skold vs. KMFDM 4:04
5. "I Don't Want To Be On T.V."   The Airborne Toxic Event 3:27
6. "Promises"   Nitzer Ebb 3:48
7. "Fear"   Stop Making Friends (Pauley Perrette) 4:29
8. "Hole Solution"   Android Lust 4:18
9. "Head Spin"   Collide 4:18
10. "Satellite 2009"   Solamingus 2:31
Total length:
36:56

Songs used in NCIS episodes[edit]

Song Title Artist Season Episode Title Original U.S. Airdate
"Kangaroo Cry" Blue October Season 7 Faith December 15, 2009
"Fear" Stop Making Friends Season 6 Aliyah May 19, 2009
"Boy With The Blues" Oasis Season 6 Legend Pt. 1 April 28, 2009
"Even Now" Dashboard Confessional Season 6 Legend Pt. 1 April 28, 2009
"No Matter What" Jakob Dylan Season 6 Toxic April 7, 2009
"No Shelter" Seether Season 6 Dead Reckoning March 31, 2009
"Satellite 2009" Solamingus Season 6 Hide and Seek March 24, 2009
"Nasty Little Perv" Perry Farrell Season 6 Knockout March 17, 2009
"Tomorrow Still Comes" Will Dailey Season 6 South By Southwest February 24, 2009
"Love Is Like" Skold vs. KMFDM Season 6 Bounce February 17, 2009
"I Don't Want To Be On TV" The Airborne Toxic Event Season 6 Deliverance February 10, 2009
"Peppermint & Glue" Sharon Little Season 6 Love & War January 27, 2009
"Promises" Nitzer Ebb Season 6 Broken Bird January 13, 2009
"Head Spin" Collide Season 6 Caged January 6, 2009
"After All" Saving Abel Season 6 Road Kill December 2, 2008
"Troubled Land" John Mellencamp Season 6 Collateral Damage November 11, 2008
"Temptation" Cote de Pablo Season 6 Last Man Standing September 23, 2008
"Mama Song" Keaton Simons Season 5 Judgment Day - Part 1 May 20, 2008
"All We Are" Matt Nathanson Season 5 Family October 2, 2007
"Things Have Changed" Bob Dylan Season 4 Sharif Returns January 23, 2007
"Satellite 2009" Solamingus Season 4 Faking It October 10, 2006
"Hole Solution" Android Lust Season 3 Frame-Up November 22, 2005
NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack - Vol. 2
Soundtrack album by Various
Released November 3, 2009
Recorded Various dates
Genre Soundtrack
Language English
Label CBS

Volume 2[edit]

Overview[edit]

NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack - Vol. 2 is the second soundtrack album from the television series NCIS. The album is a 12-track set that includes brand new and exclusive songs from artists featured prominently in 2009-2010 episodes of the series, including Bob Dylan whose newly remixed and mastered "California" from the artist's Bringing It All Back Home sessions marks the first commercial release of this track. John Mellencamp's "Someday The Rains Will Fall" was recorded during the summer of 2009 in room 636 of the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas - the same room blues legend Robert Johnson recorded many of his classic songs in 1936. NCIS star Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo) contributes his own "Bitter And Blue", specifically recorded for the soundtrack album. Norah Jones, Joss Stone, Sick Puppies, Sharon Little, Sheryl Crow, Keaton Simons, and Saosin all contribute new and exclusive tracks. Otis Redding's "I've Got Dreams To Remember" and Tom Lehrer's "The Elements," both utilized in previous season's episodes, round out the album.

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "California"   Bob Dylan 3:04
2. "That's What I Said"   Norah Jones 2:42
3. "Every Time I Turn Around"   Joss Stone 4:24
4. "That Time Of Year"   Sick Puppies 3:51
5. "Genie In My Dreams"   Sharon Little 3:25
6. "Someday The Rains Will Fall"   John Mellencamp 4:33
7. "Murder In My Heart"   Sheryl Crow 3:31
8. "Grim Reaper"   Keaton Simons 2:58
9. "I've Got Dreams To Remember"   Otis Redding 3:35
10. "Bitter And Blue"   Michael Weatherly 3:51
11. "Move Slow"   Saosin 3:09
12. "The Elements"   Tom Lehrer 1:23
Total length:
40:26

Songs used in NCIS episodes[edit]

Song Title Artist Season Episode Title Original U.S. Airdate
"That Time Of Year" Sick Puppies Season 7 Child's Play November 24, 2009
"California" Bob Dylan Season 7 Outlaws and In-Laws November 3, 2009
"Move Slow" Saosin Season 7 Code Of Conduct October 20, 2009
"I've Got Dreams To Remember" Otis Redding Season 5 In The Zone April 29, 2008
"The Elements" Tom Lehrer Season 5 Ex-file October 9, 2007
"Genie In My Dreams" Sharon Little Season 7 Masquerade February 2, 2010
"Murder in My Heart" Sheryl Crow Season 7 Mother's Day March 2, 2010
"Someday the Rains Will Fall" John Mellencamp Season 7 Double Identity March 9, 2010
NCIS: The Official TV Score
Soundtrack album by Brian Kirk
Released March 29, 2011
Recorded Various dates
Genre Soundtrack
Language English
Label CBS

Volume 3[edit]

Overview[edit]

NCIS: The Official TV Score is the third soundtrack album from the television series NCIS. NCIS composer Brian Kirk created each of the album's 14 tracks by mixing various musical pieces from the show's episodes into standalone suites of music. The resulting album presents the NCIS music in a cohesive format designed to be listened to as fans would any of their favorite albums.

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "My Boss Is A Sniper/Gibbs' Rules"   3:48
2. "Tony And Ziva Under Covers"   3:31
3. "Bag And Tag"   3:08
4. "Enemies: Foreign And Domestic"   3:24
5. "Double-0 DiNozzo"   4:07
6. "Aliyah"   3:01
7. "Gathering Intel"   3:31
8. "Abby In Wonderland"   4:15
9. "DiNozzo, Take McGee"   4:12
10. "Gibbs Visits An Old Friend"   3:35
11. "Vance's Dossier"   4:27
12. "Ducky's Whisper To The Departed"   4:02
13. "Ziva Betrayed"   2:42
14. "Gibbs In The Heartland"   2:58
15. "NCIS Main Theme"   0:31
Total length:
51:22

Volume 4[edit]

Overview[edit]

NCIS: Benchmark - The Official TV Soundtrack is the fourth soundtrack album from the television series NCIS. The album consists of 14 tracks used in the show.

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Moving In the Dark"   Neon Trees 3:02
2. "Off I Go"   Greg Laswell 4:18
3. "Somebody Saved You"   Pauley Perette 4:35
4. "Better Off Now (2010 Mix)"   Trent Dabbs 4:10
5. "Forgive Me"   Michael Des Barres 3:43
6. "Under The Sun"   Michael Weatherly 3:36
7. "Wheels"   Fink 3:02
8. "Not Alone"   Patty Griffin 4:30
9. "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive"   Hank Williams 2:25
10. "Hello World"   Lady Antebellum 5:23
11. "I'm Glad There Is You"   Jane Monheit 5:07
12. "Caught By the Light"   The Boxer Rebellion 4:46
13. "O Mio Babbino Caro"   Lesley Garrett 2:24
14. "NCIS Theme (Orchestral Attack)"   Brian Kirk 0:51
Total length:
51:52
NCIS: Benchmark - The Official TV Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various
Released September 24, 2013
Recorded Various dates
Genre Soundtrack
Language English
Label CBS

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moody, Nekesa (2009-05-04). "'NCIS' Puts Soundtrack Before The Script". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-10-10. [dead link]

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