Watchmen (Music From The HBO Series)

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Watchmen (Music From The HBO Series) was composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score is being released digitally and on vinyl in three separate volumes, each with different cover art. Volume 01 was released on November 4, 2019; Volume 02 was released on November 27, 2019; and Volume 03 will be released on December 16, 2019. The three volumes collectively bear the number Null 10, in keeping with The Null Corporation's numbering system.

The official nin.com website reads:

"Three unique LPs specifically timed to be released throughout the first season of HBO's Watchmen. Created in collaboration with the show's writers, each LP features the score from Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as artwork and packaging exclusive to this vinyl release that explores the culture of Watchmen America and provides revealing insights into the saga's mythology and mysteries."

Tracklistings

Volume 01

  1. "How The West Was Really Won" - 3:45
  2. "Orphans Of Krypton" - 1:57
  3. "Garryowen" - 1:18
  4. "Nun With A Motherf*&*ing Gun" - 3:17
  5. "Objects In Mirror (Are Closer Than They Appear)" - 1:38
  6. "Kattle Battle" - 1:43
  7. "American Promo Story" - 0:48
  8. "I'll Wait" - 3:25
  9. "Trigger Warning" - 0:55
  10. "The Brick" - 4:02
  11. "Never Surrender" - 2:09
  12. "Müller Time" - 2:25
  13. "Owl Hunts Rat" - 2:37
  14. "Absent Friends And Old Ghosts" - 3:29
  15. "Watch Over This Boy" - 3:38

Volume 02

  1. "Trust In The Law" - 2:03
  2. "He Was Never Here" - 3:54
  3. "Kicked In The Balls Again" - 3:24
  4. "A Traveller From An Antique Land" - 4:22
  5. "Losing Face" - 1:22
  6. "Squid Pro Quo" - 3:27
  7. "Your Name Is Angela Abar" - 0:57
  8. "Nostalgia Blues" - 3:28
  9. "Pay No Attention To The Cactus" - 4:09
  10. "Seven Years Of Bad Luck" - 2:19
  11. "The Dark Knut Returns" - 2:48
  12. "Ghraib Me A Terrorist" - 2:48
  13. "Dreamland Jazz" - 3:17

Volume 03

TBA

Vinyl presentation

The vinyl versions of each volume are referential to in-world content from the series, and each one is detailed with a faux tracklisting and faux credits.

Volume 01 (The Book of Rorschach by Sons of Pale Horse)

Tracklisting

Side A

  1. "American Love (They Don't Make It Anymore)"
  2. "Good Men Like My Father"
  3. "Kitty-Made"
  4. "My Violent New Continent"
  5. "Face/Mask"
  6. "No One Cares But Me"

Side B

  1. "Moloch (I Fought The Law)"
  2. "Dead Dogs And Pretty Little Butterflies"
  3. "Locked Up In Here With Me"
  4. "All My Friends Are So Very Soft"
  5. "The End Is Nigh (Suite)"
  6. "Never Compromise, Never Surrender"

Volume 02 (Soundtrack To The Original Series American Hero Story: Minutemen)

Tracklisting

Side One: We Can Be Heroes

  1. "Mystery Man (Hooded Justice theme)"
  2. "Plastic Soul (Captain Metropolis theme)"
  3. "Novelty Act (Nite Owl theme)"
  4. "Kid Stuff (Silhouette theme)"
  5. "Razzle Dazzle! (Silk Spectre theme)"
  6. "Surrender Dorothy"
  7. "Reign of the Superduperman"

Side Two: Who Am I?

  1. "Crazy Klown Time (The Comedian theme)"
  2. "The Future is Crisis (Mothman theme)"
  3. "The Problem With Bank Doors (Dollar Bill theme)"
  4. "Sex Stuff"
  5. "Nostalgia Trap"
  6. "Meta Gala"
  7. "Reboot (Toward Less Obvious Forms of Heroism)"

Miscellanea

Reznor and Ross also created the theme for the end credits of the show, which is a mashup of three tracks from Volume 01: "Nun With A Motherf*&*ing Gun", "Never Surrender", and "Owl Hunts Rat". An extended version of this composition was posted to the official Nine Inch Nails YouTube channel.[1]

There are references to Twin Peaks/David Lynch and David Bowie in the artwork/visual presentation of the vinyls. Volumes 01 and 02 reference Twin Peaks with the mention of "The Nine Inch Nails", Volume 02 mentions "Owl Cave Music" in its faux credits, and Lynch is referenced with the Volume 02 faux song title "Crazy Klown Time". Volume 02 references Bowie with the title of side one ("We Can Be Heroes") and the faux song title "Plastic Soul".

Credits

Volume 01

  • Mixed by Atticus Ross
  • Mastering: Tom Baker at Baker Mastering
  • Engineering: Kyle Hoffman, Tommy Simpson, Mat Mitchell, Chris Richardson
  • Series Music Editor: Sally Boldt
  • Additional Arrangements: Nick Chuba


  • Writing and World Building: Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof
  • Art Direction: John Crawford
  • Design: Corey Holms


  • Legal: Zia Modabber for Katten Munchin Rosenman LLP, Ross Rosen for Ross B. Rosen & Associates, LLC
  • Management: Silva Artist Management
  • Booking: Marc Geiger for WME
  • Business Management: William Harper and Michael Walsh for Gelfand, Rennet & Feldman


  • Published by Cloudcover (ASCAP)/Administered by Kobalt Songs Music
  • Published by Songs in the Key of Mink (BMI)/Administered by Downtown DMP Songs
  • ©2019 Null Corporation, under exclusive license to Capitol Records


Thank You: Steve Barnett, John Blair, Josh Cappannelli, Tiffany Chung, Erin Cooney, Pam Fitzgerald, Dana Flax, Ambrosia Healy, Jeff Jensen, Michelle Jubelirer, Damon Lindelof, Katherine Lo, Noelle Lyons, Teri Eastwood Molls, Ashley Newton, Arjun Pulijal, Josh Remsberg, Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, Claudia Sarne, Angela Tarantino, Adam Weiss, Yauny Wheaton

Volume 02

TBA

Volume 03

TBA

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