Lakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the documentary Chasing the Moon. The album features the film’s original music composed by Emmy Award nominee Gary Lionelli (O.J.: Made in America, Last Days in Vietnam, Luck). The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 12, 2019 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Chasing the Moon is directed by Robert Stone and┬áreimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The documentary will premiere on over three consecutive nights starting on July 8, 2019 on PBS as part of the American Experience series. Visit the official movie website for more information.

Here’s the track list of the album:

1. High Hopes (1:57)
2. First Steps (2:38)
3. Chasing the Moon Main Title (1:17)
4. Rendezvous (1:25)
5. The Germans (2:34)
6. Mother (1:38)
7. Knocked Off His Chair (1:31)
8. The Russians Are Coming (1:41)
9. Unrest (2:08)
10. Mr. Webb (1:35)
11. No Fear (2:11)
12. Ticker Tape (1:42)
13. Escape Velocity (1:34)
14. Astronaut Trail (1:29)
15. Sputnik (1:20)
16. Night and Day (1:49)
17. Boomtown (1:39)
18. Joint Venture (1:32)
19. Playboys (1:33)
20. No Escape (2:27)
21. Crossway Inn (0:37)
22. Momentum (1:09)
23. Fixing Arrows (2:12)
24. Spacewalk (1:49)
25. Taking Pictures (1:49)
26. Saturn Five (1:57)
27. Ready For Your Closeup (1:40)
28. Everything Stopped (2:22)
29. Separation (1:24)
30. Taking a Tumble (3:14)
31. Red Spaceman (1:13)
32. Doris Day (1:28)
33. Test Site (1:13)
34. Creating the Drama (2:40)
35. Splashdown (1:58)
36. All Aboard (2:31)
37. See-thru People (1:10)
38. Countdown and Liftoff (3:26)

  1. Hilary P says:

    What an amazing program. So much I did not know-being born in the 1960’s. LOVE the soundtrack and cannot wait to purchase it. Thank you

  2. Michael says:

    What was the song at the end of the final episode?

  3. What is the song in the first 6 ior 7 minutes of episode #1? It is a haunting tune as the rocket lifts off the pad and goes up. The song has a chouris background. I listened to Gary Lionelli’s soundtrac, but it is not in there! Can some one identify it for me so I could get it. Thanks.

    • Andy says:

      The song is “Wait” by M83. Alexa will play it for you

  4. Jonathan says:

    Beautiful and moving program.

  5. Riversidered says:

    What is the piano/classical music player while they are on the moon?

  6. Bruce Merrill says:

    If you Google what the soundtrack songs are for Chasing the Moon it only gives some Gary Lionelli person music, which doesn’t even include the best tune in the whole movie, I think, which is “Wait” by M83? If one is going to use Chasing the Moon and Soundtrack together then ALL of the music in that movie should be on it. Just my opinion. Aside that issue, it was the best documentary on the space race moon missions I’ve seen in a long time.

  7. Hernando says:

    Increiblemente faltan todos los fragmentos de muy buenas canciones; que aparte de la banda sonora incidental de Gary Lionelli, musicalizan muchos tramos de la serie. Apenas salen Wait y Outro de M83, pero hay muchas mas que no figuran en ningun lado. y que estaria bueno que publicaran.
    Saludos