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." 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.
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.
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.