Welcome to episode 27 of Sideshow Sound Radio! Jen Wolff takes on hosting duties for the first time. She’s joined by the mentor of the Mexican Brotherhood, Wendell Jones, and from the American Contigent, Master Assassin, Megan Culley!
Though Assassin’s Creed II and Black Flag have been covered before on the show, it was about time the team synchronized and leapt head-first into the Assassin’s Creed game series. They present to you their favorite tracks from all game scores so far!
Nothing is true, everything is permitted!
Reach out to us with your thoughts on our choices, as well as your own fave tracks and scores in the video game franchise:
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