Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the first of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy starting today with Star Wars aka Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, composed by the legendary film composer John Williams.
Considered one of the greatest films and film scores of all time, Star Wars has pervaded the public consciousness more than any other movie franchise and is very much the peak of film music! With the help of their Rebel Alliance*, your hosts discuss all the strong themes, motifs, and memorable musical melodies that make up our beloved genre’s historically most important score and have an absolute blast in the process!
So jump onboard, strap yourselves in and enjoy our best episode to date!
*Special thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode truly special with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Charlie McCarron, Ian Crabb, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson, Tiago Gomes, George Shaw and Dane Walker.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:04:52 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:06:07 – 2. Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
0:09:08 – 3. Imperial Attack
0:14:18 – 4. The Dune Sea of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
Rebel: Charlie McCarron
0:20:07 – 5. The Moisture Farm
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:23:26 – 6. The Hologram/Binary Sunset
0:26:09 – 7. Landspeeder Search/Attack of the Sand People
0:29:13 – 8. Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force
0:32:51 – 9. Burning Homestead
0:36:21 – 10. Mos Eisley Spaceport
0:38:21 – 11. Cantina Band/12. Cantina Band #2
Rebels: Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson
0:45:22 – 13. Binary Sunset (Alternate)
0:47:35 – 1. Princess Leia’s Theme
Rebel: Tiago Gomes
0:51:31 – 2. The Millenium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit
Join Halloween hosts Will and Wend this Hallows Eve for another Halloween Score Guide on the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values by Marc Shaiman.After discussing this film score‘s predecessor The Addams Family, last Halloween, we thought it the perfect time to return to our delightfully fearsome and frightening family of Addams and guide you all through the spooktacular soundtrack that ‘Shaiman the Showman’ provided for it….a film composer we’ve been dyyying to talk about once again! Enjoy the show and happy Halloween!
Addams Family Values: The Original Orchestral Score Varèse Sarabande (1993)
Join Xander, Jesi, Will & Wend as they return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to discuss all 6 film scores in Phase 2! Starting with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler, they later discuss Henry Jackman’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Tyler Bates’ Guardians of the Galaxy score, finishing off with Avengers: Age of Ultron by Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman and the recently-released score to Ant-Man by Christophe Beck.
4:23 – Iron Man 3
13:51 – Thor: The Dark World
25:52 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
38:26 – Guardians of the Galaxy
52:50 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
1:02:23 – Ant-Man
Massive thanks to Ian, Rob & Krystal for the vocal contributions in the intro!
Welcome to another episode of Mouse Music, a show celebrating the music and the history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for tuning in! We have an icetastic episode for you today as we take a break from the Disney renaissance. In our sixth episode, we’re off to the icy, cold snowscape that is the kingdom of Arendelle to discuss the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Frozen, with it’s multiple award-winning songs by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and it’s awe-inspiring soundtrack by the very gifted Christophe Beck.
Joining us here again at Sideshow HQ is our co-host from the West Coast, Rachel Herrick, to chat about this generation’s The Lion King, the 2013 musical fantasy Frozen. As usual we discuss our favourite songs, our first experiences watching Disney’s most successful film in recent years and why it deserves all the hype and accolades it’s received!
Alongside Wendell, our Disney Legend Chris Lyndon brings us another tasty gem from the Disney Music Archives. This week Chris brings us a lushly orchestrated and oft-forgotten song from the 1948 film Melody Time, ‘Once Upon a Wintertime’. Chris classes up the joint with his knowledge once again, he schools us all on package films, the tune’s incredible vocalist Frances Langford and legendary artist Mary Blair and her unforgettable work at Disney.
Finally, to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, Will, Wend and Chris will be setting sail on the Sideshow pirate galleon to see what magic awaits them at Fantasyland in their In the Parks segment. So grab your pixie dust, and meet us for a flight to Neverland! We guide you through one of Disneyland’s greatest classic rides, the endearing “Peter Pan’s Flight”. We’ll be covering all versions and their revisions over the years, the enchanting music and of course, our experiences aboard the suspended, dark ride, particularly at Walt Disney World.
Do you love Disney as much as us? Please get in touch! We´d really LOVE to hear your thoughts on Frozen, as well as your comments on Once Upon a Wintertime and Peter Pan’s Flight! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Remember, second star on the right, and straight on till morning! Come on everybody! Here we goooo!
2:04 – Frozen
49:18 – Disney Music Archives – “Once Upon a Wintertime”
1:19:49 – In the Parks – Peter Pan’s Flight
Links from this episode:
Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web
Brace your sails and ready your cutlasses for Episode 5 of In Defence of! Ian commands his team of swashbucklers Master Will Dodson, Seaman Wendell Jones and Captain Rob Dodson on the high seas to discuss and defend Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Directed by Rob Marshall, the 4th instalment in the franchise is scored by no stranger to the series at all, Hans Zimmer, and features the talents of the ever-awesome Rodrigo y Gabriela. We will attempt to weather the rough seas of criticism and lead you to the port of redemption as to why it may not be as bad as you scurvy dogs remember and is in fact quite possibly as much fun as a barrel of rum. We load our cannons of positivity to fire across your bow in the hope that we can help you dear listeners find the bounty of defence. So hoist your sails and enjoy the show or you’ll find yourself in Davy Jones’ Locker! Arrr!
It is time once again to talk about a composer we’ve barely mentioned on the show. Join Will & Wend in San Ricardo for their score guide to the 2011 Dreamworks animation Puss in Boots and it’s amazing film score by the talented English film composer Henry Jackman.
Produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Chris Miller, this spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise features music which plays to the comedy, excitement, adventure, spirit and magic of this imaginative fairytale. Inspired by one of the most important Spanish composers of the 20th Century, Manuel de Falla, Henry Jackman used folk instruments from Latin America and blended the incredible guitar talents of Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela with an orchestral palette influenced by Debussy and Ravel to create the score.
It is our pleasure to guide you through this under-appreciated and rarely talked about underscore, so sit back, relax, tap your feet and enjoy our 12th Score Guide as we explore the highly rhythmic and melodic instrumentation on show here, discussing all our favourite themes and musical moments whilst providing you, our attentive and gracious listener, with an entertaining and informative accompaniment to one of our favourite Henry Jackman scores.
Link to the relaxed, entertaining and enjoyable podcast Talk and Trivia with J&J!
Puss in Boots Sony Classical (2011)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Rob & Jordan Dodson
07:17 – 1. A Bad Kitty
09:11 – 2. One Leche
11:14 – 3. Jack and Jill
12:54 – Accordion Source Music
13:32 – 4. Holy Frijoles
15:31 – 5. Chasing Tail
17:17 – 6. Diablo Rojo (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
19:59 – 7. Humpty Dumpty & Kitty Softpaws
21:09 – 8. The Orphanage
24:25 – 9. Honor and Justice
26:07 – 10. That Fateful Night
28:28 – 11. The Wagon Chase
29:33 – 12. Team Effort
30:18 – 13. Planting the Beans
32:23 – 14. The Magic Beanstalk
34:20 – 15. Castle in the Clouds
36:05 – 16. Golden Goose of Legend
39:26 – 17. Hanuman (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
Join Will, Wend, Xander, Ian and Jonathan at Jurassic Park as they discuss all four film scores. First, we start with John Williams’ Jurassic Park scores and the masterful music he introduced to the film franchise, we later discuss the admirable Jurassic Park III score by Don Davis and finally, we finish off the episode by discussing the recently-released Jurassic World score by Michael Giacchino.
Sideshow Sound Radio welcomes you to Jurassic Park!
What an amazing episode we have for you today! In our fifth episode, we talk about the 1994 blockbuster with it’s multiple award-winning soundtrack, ‘The Lion King’ by Hans Zimmer, with songs by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.
We begin in Africa! The one and only Rachel Herrick joins us to chat about the peak of the Disney Renaissance, our generation’s ‘Frozen’, the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. We have a blast recounting our childhood memories of this Disney classic, discussing it’s stellar voice cast, incredible score, our favourite songs and the equally brilliant Broadway version!
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns to bring us yet another tasty tidbit from the Disney Music Archives.Wendell sits down with Chris who presents us with a song from the 1943 animated propaganda short starring Donald Duck, ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’, composed by Oliver Wallace. Chris also informs us of the happenings at the Disney studio during World War II. We hope you enjoy this week’s history lesson, we’ll test you on it later!
In our final segment, In the Parks, Will and Wend put their bug eyes on and head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the first time on the show. We trek to Discovery Island to discuss the iconic centrepiece, the Tree of Life, the 3D show inside, It’s Tough to Be a Bug! based on Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’, and the hilariously-titled, musical earworms that accompany the attraction including a show-stopping theme song by George Wilkins and a brilliant score, composed by film composer Bruce Broughton who it is our pleasure to talk about once again.
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your memories of The Lion King, as well as your thoughts on Der Fuehrer’s Face and It’s Tough to Be a Bug! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Remember, as you exit, please deposit your bugs eyes outside of the theatre, unless you’re a real bug of course.
2:01 – The Lion King
42:10 – Disney Music Archives – “Der Fuehrer’s Face”
Welcome squires of the Internet to In Defence of, a show where we pick a film we love and try to defend it from the harsh criticism it may have garnered over the years.
In our 4th episode, join brave knights Will, Wend and Rob and their fearless, leader, King Ian of the Britons, for a barrel of laughs discussing the 2004 film King Arthur, directed by Antoine Fuqua with an all-star cast and rousing score by film composer Hans Zimmer. Our job is simple, we will each talk through why we love this film and hopefully convince you, our loyal lieges, to give this reinterpretation of an Arthurian legend another try. We’ll battle through the grievances and quarrels of the naysayers in four simple sections: film, music, gripe and defence. Arrrturius!
Join musical wizards Will, Wend, Xander and special guest, Jonathan Thompson in the magical World of Harry Potter as they discuss the first two wonderful film scores maestro John Williams wrote for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and with the help of William Ross, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Join Will and Wend for their score guide on the very deservedly, multiple award-winning film score to The Artist, by the extremely gifted film composer Ludovic Bource.
We’ve mentioned in the last couple of episodes how thoughtful composers have to be when scoring to dialogue, but what if the dialogue wasn’t there? This classy, sophisticated and much-loved film soundtrack will give us the answer.
Despite some tough competition in 2011, The Artist remains to this day our favourite score of that year and we cannot wait to dive in to it with you our ever-attentive listener! So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show as we explore the score’s themes, stylish instrumentation from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and gush over all the remarkable film music on display here, whilst providing you, our wonderful audience, with our most in-depth film score analysis so far!
The Artist Sony Classical Records (2011)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Benson Farris
11:26 – 1. The Artist Ouverture
13:30 – 2. 1927: A Russian Affair
17:07 – 3. George Valentin
19:59 – 4. Pretty Peppy
22:12 – 5. At the Kinograph Studios
24:07 – 6. Fantaisie d’amour
25:43 – 7. Waltz for Peppy
27:01 – 8. Estancia Op. 8 Movement 2 (Written by Alberto Ginastera)
29:32 – 9. Imagination (Performed by Red Nichols & His Five Pennies)
30:56 – 10. Silent Rumble
32:58 – 11. 1929
35:01 – 12. In the Stairs
36:37 – 13. Jubilee Stomp (Performed by Duke Ellington)
37:59 – 14. Comme une rosée de larmes
40:23 – 15. The Sound of Tears
41:36 – 16. Pennies from Heaven (Performed by Rose Murphy)
43:05 – 17. 1931
44:30 – 18. Jungle Bar
46:31 – 19. L’Ombre des flammes
48:52 – 20. Happy Ending…
51:42 – 21. Charming Blackmail
52:58 – 22. Ghosts from the Past
55:27 – Bernard Herrmann’s ‘Scène d’amour’ from Vertigo
57:49 – 23. My Suicide (Dedicated to 29 March 1967)
Welcome everyone to Sideshow’s happy place, Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. Continuing our discussion on the Disney Renaissance, in our fourth episode, we talk about the 1992 classic and multiple award-winning soundtrack Aladdin, by Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice!
To kick off the show, the lovely and talented Rachel Herrick joins us on our magic carpet for another delightful chat about the 31st film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, Aladdin. We have a blast discussing our earliest memories of this Arab folk tale, it’s incredible cast, and our favourite songs!
Also, our fountain of knowledge Chris Lyndon returns with undoubtedly the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a song from the 1978 Disney-animated Christmas short, ‘The Small One’ titled “Clink, clink, clank, clank”, composed by Robert F. Brunner with lyrics by Don Bluth.
Chris also joins Will and Wend to finish the show with their popular In the Parks segment. The topic this time is one of our favourites, the legendary Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, and we have a blast discussing the history of the attraction in all Disney parks, their favourite version, and the musical earworms that accompany the attraction by the Sherman Brothers!
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on Aladdin, The Small One AND Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, as well as your favourite film of the Disney Renaissance! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
1:51 – Aladdin
40:53 – Disney Music Archives – “Clink, clink, clank, clank”
1:02:36 – In the Parks – Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Join Ian, Will, Wend and Rob for the latest and funniest instalment of “In Defence of” so far! They thoroughly enjoy discussing and bravely defending the final part of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,written and directed by George Lucas. Featuring another phenomenal score by maestro John Williams, Revenge of the Sith ended the saga on a high, but has been unfairly tarnished over the years from it’s place in the prequel trilogy. We look past this and judge the film on it’s own merits, of which it has many. May the force be with all of us on this one!
For the 10th Score Guide episode, Will and Wend discuss composer Howard Shore‘s delightful score from the 1993 comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire.Join us as we explore instrumentation, gush over all the truly beautiful music written for this film whilst providing you, our wise and keen-eared listener, with an entertaining and informative accompaniment to this under-appreciated and oft-forgotten gem of a film score.
Mrs. Doubtfire Fox Music (1993)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Rob Rawdon
06:50 – 1. Mrs. Doubtfire
09:07 – 2. Divorce
11:56 – 3. My Name is Else Immelman
12:05 – Lydian Mode
15:41 – 4. Meeting Mrs. Doubtfire
17:53 – 5. Tea Time with Mrs. Sellner
20:15 – 6. Dinner is Served
23:11 – 7. Daniel and the Kids
24:41 – 8. Cable Cars
28:35 – 9. Bridges Restaurant
30:44 – 10. Show’s Over
33:40 – 11. The Kids Need You
35:29 – 12. Figaro (Performed by Robin Williams)/Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Performed by James Brown)
Link to Victoria Sampson talking about her work as an ADR Supervisor for such films as Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones on Episode 72 of Skywalking Through Neverland.
Welcome one and all to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. After last month’s discussion of The Little Mermaid, we dive in to the next two films in the Disney Renaissance in our third episode. Starting with The Rescuers Down Under with an amazing score by Bruce Broughton we then talk about what most consider the perfectDisney film Beauty and the Beast, and it’s award-winning soundtrack by Alan Menken and masterful lyricist Howard Ashman!
Back by popular demand, puppeteer, voice actor, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick joins us once again to continue the Disney Renaissance conversation. We have a thoroughly enjoyable chat with her about the 30th film in the Walt Disney animated classics, Beauty and the Beast, and briefly look at the first animated theatrical film sequel produced by Disney, The Rescuers Down Under.
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns with the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a forgotten Disney classic from the live-action musical Babes in Toyland (1961) called “Mother Goose Village and Lemonade”, adapted by George Bruns from a 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert.
Will and Wend end the show with their In the Parks segment. They guide you through Spaceship Earth, Epcot discussing the history of the attraction, it’s importance in Walt Disney World, their favourite version and the amazing music that accompanies the ride by Bruce Broughton.
If you love all that is Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast AND Babes in Toyland, your preferred version of Spaceship Earth, as well as your favourite music by Bruce Broughton in the parks! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
We hope you enjoy the show!
3:16 – The Rescuers Down Under
9:48 – Beauty and the Beast
36:32 – Disney Music Archives – “Mother Goose Village & Lemonade”
In celebration of their one year anniversary as a podcast, Will, Wend, Xander and Ian discuss all four of John Williams‘ highly memorable and well-loved scores for the Indiana Jones films created by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg.
2:38 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
28:48 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
49:29 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1:05:15 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Join Ian, Will and Wend for the second episode of “In Defence of” where they defend and discuss the 2008 Warner Brothers film directed by The Wachowskis, Speed Racer, and it’s wonderfully adventurous and imaginative score by Michael Giacchino. Based on the Japanese animation Mach GoGoGo, this poorly-received film faced tough competition upon release and hopefully we can persuade all you lovely listeners out there to rewatch and reconsider your opinion of this beautifully-made and visually-stunning movie!
Join Will & Wend as they lead you through the beautiful yet creepy musical landscape James Newton Howard crafted for The Village. Guiding you through each track of the 2004 Varèse Sarabande album release, they discuss the themes, instrumentation and intelligent approach of the composer, gush over the wonderful performance by solo violinist Hilary Hahn and present you the listener with an informative and entertaining accompaniment through the emotionally-charged score to the psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan!
Link to M. Night Shyamalan and James Newton Howard discussing the score to The Village
Welcome land-lovers to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our second episode,we discuss one of our favourite childhood films, The Little Mermaid, and the legendary collection of songs written for it by the amazing songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman!
We have a boatload of fun discussing the 1989 animated film that launched what has now become known as the Disney Renaissance, with voice actor, puppeteer, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, Disney fan and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick.
Also, Wendell sits down with Chris Lyndon for the second installment of the Disney Music Archives. In keeping with the nautical theme, Chris presents us with a catchy and well-known song from another favourite of ours, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, titled “The Beautiful Briny“, written by the Disney Legends the Sherman Brothers.
Will and Wend finish off the show with their segment In the Parks. They guide you around New Fantasyland, Walt Disney World and discuss some of their favourite additions to this incredible expansion to the Magic Kingdom.
If you´re as big a Disney freak as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Little Mermaid, your magical experiences in New Fantasyland, as well as your favourite music by the Sherman Bros.! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Enjoy the show!
2:23 – The Little Mermaid
38:37 – Disney Music Archives – “The Beautiful Briny”
Welcome to the first episode of our new show “In Defence of” where we´ll be unashamedly defending pop culture´s underdogs from the cold, hard realities of a harsh and critical web.
Join Ian, Will and Wend, as they try to convince you, the discerning listener, why Bryan Singer´s Superman Returns and the score John Ottman wrote for it, is nowhere near as bad as you may have either heard or remember, and is in fact, awesome!
We’ve rebooted the Sideshow Supplementals, and renamed them Score Guide, an updated version of the standalone shows we released last year, keeping with the established format, while adding new content – including listener submitted comments, guest appearances, and more! In the first Score Guide episode of 2015, your familiar hosts Wendell and Will are joined by Ian Crabb and Rob Dodson, to discuss David Arnold‘s stellar score to 1994’s Stargate. We’ll be exploring themes, discussing our favourite musical moments, and providing you with an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most renowned science fiction film scores in cinematic history.
Link to Ian Crabb’s insightful interview with David Arnold’s Sherlock writing partner Michael Price
Stargate: The Deluxe Edition Varèse Sarabande (2006)
Happy New Year and welcome to the inaugural episode of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our first episode we combine two of our great loves, Star Wars and Disney!
We have a blast talking with our friends Richard and Sarah Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland about the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer and irresponsibly speculating about the new movie.
Also, Wendell chats with Chris Lyndon about his time working at the Disney parks and to debut their new ongoing segment, the Disney Music Archives. Keeping with the space-travel theme, Chris presents us with a comical song from a 1955 episode of the Disneyland anthology series titled “Man and the Moon”, composed by the musical legend George Bruns.
Finally, in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of Star Tours, we start another new segment In the Parks by diving in to the history of the attraction and exploring the incredible music created for it by Richard Bellis and Michael Giacchino.
We invite you to share with us your reactions to the new Star Wars teaser trailer, your experiences riding the Starspeeder 1000, as well as your favourite music by George Bruns! Contact us via email: email@example.com or tweet us: @sideshowsound.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
3:30 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer reaction
47:07 – Disney Music Archives – “Man and the Moon”
1:00:38 – In the Parks – Star Tours
Links from this episode:
Interview with RIchard Bellis on composing for Star Tours at Endor Express
Interview with Michael Giacchino on composing for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Endor Express
To finish off 2014, we each bring two of our favourite main themes to the table and discuss what they mean to us.
Our first selections include the militaristic Thunderbirds theme by Barry Gray, two themes from Bear McCreary including the musical palindrome that is Da Vinci’s Demons and the unsettling main theme to the television series Caprica, the unforgettable Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind by the prolific film composer Max Steiner. For the second round of choices we discuss the beautifully majestic Star Trek Voyager theme Jerry Goldsmith composed, the amazingly bombastic Wing Commander theme by David Arnold, the beautiful, childlike theme for To Kill a Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein, and the infamous and arguably greatestsuperhero theme of all time, John Williams’ Superman theme.
1:49 – Thunderbirds
8:58 – Caprica
15:41 – Da Vinci’s Demons
25:18 – Tara’s Theme – Gone with the Wind
31:29 – Star Trek: Voyager
38:05 – Wing Commander
47:35 – To Kill a Mockingbird
53:23 – Superman
Links from this episode:
Bear McCreary’s blog post on writing Leonardo’s Theme for Da Vinci’s Demons
In Part 1 of our look at the music of the X-Men franchise, Will and Wend sit down with their good friend, soundtrack aficionado, writer, petrolhead, and all around great guy – Ian Crabb, to discuss the first four film scores!
Join Will and Wend as they explore the fantastic score to 1991’s The Addams Family, written by composer Marc Shaiman. They’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments, and providing you with an entertaining accompaniment to this macabre classic!
Will and Wend kick off the Halloween season by discussing three Halloween scores that are often overlooked. We begin with a modern anthology horror featuring a spooktacular score by Douglas Pipes. Trick ‘r Treat is melodically easy to follow and perfectly captures the spirit of Halloween. The second film score we look at is The Orphanage by Fernando Velázquez,a film composer that shows us you don’t always have to be over-the-top when writing for the horror genre, you can still write beautiful music. The El Orfanato score speaks more to the sadness of the children in-film than the horrors that lie in wait for them. Finally, we discuss Danny Elfman’s Sleepy Hollow score. No stranger to Halloween music, this dark realm of Tim Burton’s shows the composer’s clearly adept at scoring horror movies. We strongly encourage you to revisit all three of these underrated Halloween soundtracks and experience the thrills, chills and kills all over again!
Will and Wend discuss composer Alan Silvestri‘s score to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Moving through each track in turn, they’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments and providing you the listener with an entertaining guide to this toontasticfilm score!
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Walt Disney Records Reissue (2002)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Chad Hopkins
05:11 – 1. Maroon Logo
06:01 – 2. Maroon Cartoon
07:10 – 3. Valiant & Valiant
10:24 – 4. The Weasels
12:13 – 5. Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos)
15:01 – 6. Judge Doom
16:35 – 7. Why Don’t You Do Right? (Performed by Amy Irving)
18:07 – 8. No Justice for Toons
19:59 – 9. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (Roger’s Song) (Performed by Charles Fleischer)
21:56 – 10. Jessica’s Theme
24:01 – 11. Toontown
26:29 – 12. Eddie’s Theme
30:04 – 13. The Gag Factory
33:13 – 14. The Will
34:08 – 15. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (Performed by Toon Chorus)
Join Will & Wend (a couple of zarkin’ froods) LIVE onboard a spaceship they’ve just hitched a ride on in Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, to discuss composer Joby Talbot‘s interstellar score to Douglas Adams‘ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“. Discussing each track in turn, they’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments and having a wholly remarkable time being your guides through this spectacularfilm score. Insert your babel fish, towel at the ready and whatever you do, DON’T PANIC!
Written by Will Dodson & Wendell Jones and starring Alexander Stobbs as “The Book”.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Hollywood Records (2005)
00:35 – 1st Book Entry
06:45 – 1. The Dolphins
08:29 – 2. So Long & Thanks for All the Fish (Performed by Hilary Summers, Kemi Ominiyi & The R’SVP Voices)
11:26 – 3. Arthur Wakes Up
13:13 – 4. Shoo-Rah! Shoo-Rah! (Performed by Betty Wright)
13:39 – 5. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) (Performed by Al Green)
14:11 – 6. Destruction of Earth
16:21 – 7. Journey of the Sorcerer
17:53 – 8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
18:57 – 9. Inside the Vogon Ship
21:13 – 10. Vogon Poetry
23:58 – 11. Space
24:40 – 2nd Book Entry
28:02 – 12. Vogon Command Centre
28:42 – 13. Trillian & Arthur Reunited
31:22 – 14. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
32:28 – 15. Tea in Space
33:29 – 16. Deep Thought
36:42 – 17. Infinite Improbability Drive
37:24 – 18. Viltvodle Street Music
37:59 – 19. Huma’s Hymn (Performed by Gabriel Crough)
39:13 – 20. Capture of Trillian
40:53 – 21. Vogcity
41:46 – 22. Love
43:49 – 23. The Whale
46:16 – 24. Planet Factory Floor
48:27 – 25. Earth Mark II
50:12 – 26. Magic Moments (Performed by Perry Como)
50:44 – 27. Shootout
52:13 – 28. Finale
53:40 – 29. Blast Off
54:46 – 30. So Long & Thanks for All the Fish (Reprise) (Performed by Neil Hannon)
55:51 – 31. Careless Talk
56:34 – 32. Vote Beeblebrox (Performed by Neil Hannon, Douglas Payne, Andy Dunlop, Miggy Barradas, Chuck Norman, Hannah Thomas and Fran Balke)
57:38 – 33. Reasons to be Miserable (His Name is Marvin)
In celebration of the new series of Doctor Who, with the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, we take a look back at all the marvellous music Murray Gold has composed for the show so far and choose our four favourite scores.
Will and Wend discuss composer Alan Silvestri‘s score to Beowulf. Discussing each track in turn, they’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments and having a boatload of fun being your guides through this amazing score.
We also announce the winner of last week’s competition!
Beowulf Warner Bros. Records (2007)
04:37 – 1. Beowulf Main Title
07:52 – 2. First Grendel Attack
11:19 – 4. What We Need Is a Hero
12:38 – 5. I’m Here to Kill Your Monster
14:29 – 6. I Did Not Win the Race
17:01 – 7. A Hero Comes Home (Performed by Robin Wright-Penn)
17:06 – 3. Gently As She Goes (Performed by Robin Wright-Penn)
18:03 – 8. Second Grendel Attack
19:59 – 9. I Am Beowulf
21:49 – 10. The Seduction
25:09 – 11. King Beowulf
27:00 – 12. He Has a Story to Tell
28:04 – 13. Full of Fine Promises
30:27 – 14. Beowulf Slays the Beast
32:04 – 15. He Was the Best of Us
33:38 – 16. The Final Seduction
35:52 – 17. A Hero Comes Home – End Credits Version (Performed by Idina Menzel)
Will and Wend discuss a film score they both share a love for – Independence Day. They’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite cues and having an absolute blast being your guides through composer David Arnold‘s masterpiece!
Join us for a celebration of the music behind some of our favourite Muppets films. Will starts the show by interviewing How Adorkable TV‘s Rachel Herrick, where they discuss puppetry, touring round SoCal with the puppet company Swazzle, favourite characters, films and songs from The Muppets, taking a workshop with Sesame Street, and the legacy of the amazing Jim Henson.
Ahoy, mateys! Join us as we set sail for the pirate-inspired, soundtrack waters we love! Cap’n Dodson and shipmates Wend and Xander discuss Brian Tyler’s video game soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and the first four Pirates of the Caribbean film scores by film composer Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt. To finish, our Captain guides us through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, featuring the song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”, the most iconic piece of pirate music in pop culture today, written by George Bruns and X Atencio, and based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s sea shanty “Dead Man’s Chest” from Treasure Island.
They also briefly touch on Bear McCreary’s Black Sails music, and present their honourable mentions to the crew, including Cutthroat Island by John Debney, the masterclass that is Treasure Planet by James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams’ Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas, Muppet Treasure Island by Hans Zimmer, The Goonies by Dave Grusin and The Sea Hawk by Erich Wolfgang Korngold for good measure.
Enjoy the show ye scallywags or you’ll walk the plank! Arrr!
2:17 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
22:03 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
27:40 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
33:38 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
44:28 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
49:23 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
In our 4th episode, we discuss the incredible filmography and music of Disney’s Pixar. We each bring one of our favourite film scores to the table including Michael Giacchino’s The Incredibles (his first Pixar film) and Academy Award-winning score Up, Finding Nemo by Thomas Newman, and lastly, Monsters, Inc. by the underappreciated film composerRandy Newman.
In Part 2 ofThe Music of Star Wars, we take a look at some of our favourite cues from John Williams‘ film scores to the Star Wars prequel trilogy. We also discuss who we’d like to see score the upcoming standalone films.
Join us for the debut episode of Sideshow Sound Radio, as we discuss the film scores that inspired each of us to become composers.
Starting with the symphonic and unashamedly emotional Star Trek First Contact score by Jerry Goldsmith and his son Joel Goldsmith, featuring an amalgam of almost all the Star Trek themes the film composer brought to the franchise including two new thematic gems, we go on to discuss the extremely underrated Thomas Newman and his intimate and well-crafted Meet Joe Black score featuring the heartbreaking cue “That Next Place”. Next, we discuss Frank Herbert’s Dune Soundtrack by Graeme Revell and the untraditional orchestration the composer used to help reflect the story of the three-part sci-fi mini-series, and finally, Danny Elfman’s dark, memorable, and tone-setting Batman 1989 score, orchestrated and conducted by the film score genius that was Shirley Walker.
2:06 – Our composing backgrounds
6:01 – Star Trek: First Contact
17:53 – Meet Joe Black
26:13 – Frank Herbert’s Dune
34:12 – Batman (1989)
Links from this episode:
Interview with film composer Graeme Revell on creating the music for “Frank Herbert’s Dune” (2000)
Danny Elfman’s amazing 1990 open letter to Micah Rubenstein as mentioned in this episode