Unforgotten is a British crime drama television series, which initially aired on ITV on 8 October 2015. Written by creator Chris Lang and directed by Andy Wilson. The programme follows two London detectives, DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar), as they solve cold cases of disappearance and murder. The score features the solo cello of Peter Gregson and Michael Price’s haunting piano. Season 5, broadcast in the UK in 2023, features Sinéad Keenan as DCI Jess James, Sunny’s new partner in another inter-woven story of secrets long-concealed.
The Unforgotten Season 3 & 4 soundtrack is now available in this beautiful limited edition double vinyl package.
A selection of Michael’s favourite tracks from Seasons 3 and 4 is available now on all major streaming platforms.
Michael Price wrote a score that’s all about the atmosphere and the soundscape works very well outside the context of the TV show; This is the perfect score for a rainy afternoon, for that sensation of enjoying the persistent rain with the melancholy it brings while also cherishing the thought that the rain will be over and the sun will come out again. I can imagine days when I will return to this beautiful and elegant score and take shelter in its comfortable reflective ambient padded with the sounds of a piano and a violin. If there is a season 3 I will surely remember how much I enjoyed “Unforgotten series 2”.
Most thriller scores goes dark too soon, and too much, but this one varies quite a bit with brighter spots in between. Don’t get me wrong, it’s dark and it’s supposed to be, but I don’t feel all hopeless here. Price is great at using the instruments well and to put it to great use. It feels like every time I hear the violin for example, it’s with a great purpose and the score really needed it at that exact moment. It keeps the score fresh and interesting, and also quite beautiful. Interestingly my biggest complaint for the series 1 score was the construction of the album and the cues. This one doesn’t seem to have similar issues which is great. Maybe I’ll have to go back listening to the series 1 score again as I might find it more appealing now after having listened to the series 2 score. In any case, this is a really great score and shouldn’t be forgotten.
Abbey Road Studios
The London Metropolitan Orchestra