Mad Men looks like adding to its already impressive clutch of awards in this years’ Emmy nominations. Based around the trials and tribulations of a New York ad agency in the 60s, Mad Men stands as a colossus of contemporary television with two BAFTAS, three Golden Globes and fifteen Emmys to its name so far.
The soundtrack is recognised as an integral part of its success and Silva Screen’s upcoming release of Mad Men: On The Rocks on the 5th of August promises to deliver the full range of aural delights. Composer David Carbonara’s long career includes scores for Spanking The Monkey and The Guru plus extensive work as a music editor on Cop Land, The Ciderhouse Rules, Chocolat and more. On Mad Men, his winning mix of contemporary score and period jazz creates a distinctive sound that has become a part of the series as much as the timeless visuals and characters. The album also includes A Beautiful Mine, RJD2’s popular original theme from the TV series.
In June 2013 the Writer’s Guild Of America voted on their greatest TV shows of all time. In amongst the legendary shows in the top 10 that includes The Sopranos, Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone and MASH, Mad Men is the baby of the bunch at just six years old.
“Mad Men is the greatest TV drama of all time, and it’s not even close. Mad Men is to TV what The Godfather was to the movies.”
– Rolling Stone