The Living and the Dead Soundtrack

Listen the Songs / Music from serie episodes:
Episode 06 – S01E06

  • No Audio Preview The Reaper’s Ghost – Sean Cook
  • No Audio Preview A Lyke Wake Dirge – Mark Legassick

  • Episode 05 – S01E05

  • No Audio Preview Voices from the Wheat Field – Tom Tetley
    Episode 04 – S01E04

  • No Audio Preview The Lover’s Ghost – Elizabeth Fraser
    Episode 03 – S01E03

  • No Audio Preview The Reaper’s Ghost – Sean Cook
    Episode 02 – S01E02

  • No Audio Preview I Am Stretched Upon Your Grave – Singer unknown
    Episode 01 – S01E01

  • No Audio Preview She Moved Through The Fair – Elizabeth Fraser (from Cocteau Twins)
  • No Audio Preview The [Brave] Ploughboy – Cast
    Sung by Colin and the cast at the funeral for John

  • A Lyke Wake Dirge – Andrew Bird and Matt Berniger
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    Arranged by “The Insects”; sung by “Mark Legassick”, but not released

    The Living and the Dead Soundtrack List

    Genre: Horror/Drama
    Created by: Ashley Pharoah / Matthew Graham
    Original network BBC One
    BBC America

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    [expand title=”About the Show”]When the death of his mother brings Nathan Appleby and his vivacious young wife Charlotte back to the family estate, they must turn the farm’s fortunes around or risk ruin, and the devastation of the local community. Though the farm and its future demand their attention, when a vulnerable teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer.

    Nathan is a pioneering doctor who has worked at the forefront of the emerging science of psychology. He’s an expert in mapping the dark places of the mind. Nathan believes there is always a rational or scientific explanation to be found for life’s mysteries. So though Harriet’s case is disturbing, Nathan must use every psychological technique he has to find a way to cure her. But what if Nathan is wrong – what if it’s not an illness of the mind? Could Harriet actually be haunted?
    Cast: Colin Morgan as Nathan Appleby,, Charlotte Spencer as Charlotte Appleby, Kerrie Hayes as Gwen Pearce, Amber Fernée as Bathsheba Thatcher, Chloe Pirrie as Lara, Elizabeth Berrington as Maud Hare, Robert Emms as Peter Hare, Liam McMahon as Tinker, Malcolm Storry as Gideon Langtree, Pooky Quesnel as Agnes Thatcher, Sarah Counsell as Lizzie Merrifield
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    The Living and the Dead Soundtrack Season 1 – Songs List – Tracklist – Listen to the playlist of all of the songs played in the tv show, who sings them, including end credits and scene descriptions.

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    1. hayley

      June 29, 2016 at 10:25 am

      I am stretched upon your grave is sung by Kate Rusby

    2. Rowena

      June 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      I would love to have all these songs released, the title track vocals are fantastic, they need to be made public!

    3. bentspine

      June 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      who sings the title track please

    4. Jetina

      June 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Every time I hear the opening song it freaks me out. The guy sounds soooo much like Frank Tovey from Fad Gadget who died years ago.

    5. cheryl madley

      July 1, 2016 at 7:17 am

      can someone please let me know if these songs are released as an album, they are beautiful. cheryl

    6. Georgina

      July 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      This is the website for the soundtrack and they say it will be released soon by popular demand. 😊

    7. Blanaid

      July 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Please please release these as an album. Wonderful music


      July 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      I read somewhere that”the series sucks but the music is great” . I totally agree… Sounds very eerie. Very Nick Cave – They should used Loverman (there is a devil outside our door… How much much longer

    9. Khaireddin

      July 12, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      The soundtrack for the first series has been released today. You can buy it direct from The Insects at their website : Digital download £7.99. 18 tracks.

    10. Peter Buxton

      July 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      I still have Pentangle’s ‘Basket of Light’ LP where I first heard Lyke Wake Dirge. Young Tradition also released a version I recall.

    11. Kim

      July 13, 2016 at 3:25 am

      Brilliant song it sounded different because different artist, brilliant series too hope there’s another just watched the boxset on iplayer

    12. Kathy Freear

      July 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Brilliant series, great acting please do a second series it’s addictive, loved it!

    13. Peter B

      July 24, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Who played the music at the Harvest Home near the end of episode 3?

    14. Carol Casey

      August 6, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Loved this programme and the music, hope an album is released (including the main theme by The Insects!) Can’t wait for the second series.

    15. Carol Casey

      August 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      And sung by Mark Legassick, no-one else could do it for me!

    16. LJK

      August 25, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Episode 2 – I think the singer of ‘I am stretched on your grave’ is Kate Rusby from her album Hourglass?

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