Days of our Lives fans who enjoyed the latest Beyond Salem series on the peacock can experience the music that was played on the five-episode series. Composers D. Brent Nelson and executive producer Ken Corday have teamed up to produce another 44-minute score soundtrack.
Setting Up Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem
The DAYS: Beyond Salem album is available across all digital platforms. As Beyond Salem viewers have seen, the limited series brought both Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady) back to the storyline. Viewers also saw the returns of Miranda Wilson (Megan Hathaway) and Andrew Masset (Larry Welch). To check out DAYS: Beyond Salem, click here.
Making Beautiful Music
The album Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem was recorded at Eastwood Scoring Stage on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. Nelson and Corday gathered a 44-piece live string orchestra and a harpist. “There are places in our show where a cinematic approach enhances the storytelling in a big way,” explains Nelson. “Yes, we are absolutely pushing the envelope in terms of putting music to picture in our genre…And sure, we could settle for a string section half this size. But why? [Forty-four] strings sound amazing, especially on the Eastwood Stage at Warner Bros.
“It’s very exciting and so much more fun doing it this way,” Nelson adds. “There’s a sense of tradition and magic happening as the cues are being performed. For me, this is it. This is the thing.”
Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Memorable Music
“This score for Beyond Salem, as with the mothership, Days of our Lives, is always meant to enhance the story and in doing so only serves as a frame for the big picture,” says Corday. “There are times when the music is played in scenes without dialogue, and in those moments, the composers have an amazing opportunity to enhance the story in a much more direct way.
“It has always been my greatest pleasure and creative outlet to have been able to score Days of our Lives since 1979,” Corday adds. “Beyond Salem has given us an opportunity to raise the bar and somewhat change the game of composing daytime drama.”
Check out the making of the soundtrack here. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.
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