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Score Guide – Star Wars The Last Jedi (2017)

Rebels, it’s time to let old things die! A belated Happy New Year from the Score Guide team, welcome one and all to our 9th Star Wars Score Guide! In celebration of the recent cinematic release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and the stellar score by composer John Williams!

Join Captain Wend, his co-pilot Will Dodson and hopeless droid Claude back on board the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi! Supported by their expert band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through the soundtrack release, discussing, analysing and chestbeating over the surplus of old themes, new themes, surprising motifs, jaw-dropping orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest action showpiece!

*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet for dropping musical bombshells and insights that made this episode one of our greatest to date: Dane Walker, Megan Culley, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Mike Watson, Mark Carman, Matthew Brown and Jamie Burns.

Release

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Walt Disney Records (2017)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Jamie Burns, Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Megan Culley, Wendell Jones & Ian Crabb

0:09:53 – 1. Main Title and Escape

0:22:07 – 2. Ahch-To Island

0:27:59 – 3. Revisiting Snoke

Rebel: Dane Walker

0:36:13 – 4. The Supremacy

0:40:44 – 5. Fun With Finn and Rose

0:43:59 – 6. Old Friends

0:46:49 – 7. The Rebellion is Reborn

0:50:35 – 8. Lesson One

0:54:21 – 9. Canto Bight

Rebel: Megan Culley (Professional Story Topper)

0:58:16 – 10. Who Are You?

58:57 – The Death Star Motif

1:03:08 – 11. The Fathiers

Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Starkiller Base Sanitation)

1:09:37 – 12. The Cave

1:13:54 – 13. The Sacred Jedi Texts

1:17:53 – 14. A New Alliance

Rebels: Jennifer Wolff and Megan Culley (Professional Rey Defender)

1:25:04 – 15. Chrome Dome

Rebel: Megan Culley (President of the Vice Admiral Holdo Fan Club)

1:30:28 – 16. The Battle of Crait

Rebels: Mike Watson, Dane Walker and Mark Carman

1:43:04 – 17. The Spark

Rebels: Matthew Brown, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff and Dane Walker

1:57:42 – 18. The Last Jedi

1:59:37 – 19. Peace and Purpose

2:03:55 – 20. Finale

Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Confirmed Nerd)

2:16:10 – How It Should End Credits by Jamie Burns

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Score Guide – Star Wars Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson live onboard their trusty rustbucket, the SSR-15, for the finale of their three special Score Guides and last episode of 2016!

In celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, they continue their look back at the prequel trilogy finishing today with the grammy-nominated Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, composed and conducted by a man who without which Star Wars would be left wanting, maestro John Williams.

Your hosts traverse the marvellous musical web John Williams spun, navigate his many themes and motifs, old and new, highlight their favourite moments in each cue and take you the listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their splendiferous, ever-growing Rebel Alliance*.

Enjoy the musical exploration of their favourite score in the prequel trilogy in the latest Star Wars Score Guide!

*Special thanks to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet who helped us make this trilogy of episodes end on a high note by illuminating their most treasured cues with such amazing prowess: Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Rob Rawdon, Benson Farris, Ian Crabb, Jamie Burns, Megan Culley, Todd Horan and Dane Walker.

Release

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Sony Classical Records (2005)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Will Dodson, Wendell Jones, Rob Dodson, Andrew Steele, Xander Stobbs & Ian Crabb

0:010:56 – 1. Star Wars and The Revenge of the Sith

Rebel: Joscha Sauerland

0:17:16 – 2. Anakin’s Dream

0:22:28 – 3. Battle of the Heroes

0:30:24 – 4. Anakin’s Betrayal

Rebel: Jennifer Wolff

0:37:16 – 5. General Grievous

0:40:06 – 6. Palpatine’s Teachings

Rebel: Rob Rawdon

0:43:20 – Comparison with ‘Snoke’ from The Force Awakens

0:48:10 – 7. Grievous and the Droids

0:50:17 – 8. Padmé’s Ruminations

1:00:07 – 9. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan

1:04:50 – 10. Anakin’s Dark Deeds

Rebels: Benson Farris, Ian Crabb, Joscha Sauerland, Jamie Burns

1:14:04 – 11. Enter Lord Vader

1:15:50 – 12. The Immolation Scene

1:20:40 – 13. Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious

1:24:00 – 14. The Birth of the Twins and Padmé’s Destiny

Rebels: Megan Culley, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff

1:32:54 – 15. A New Hope and End Credits

Rebels: Dane Walker, Jamie Burns

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Score Guide – Star Wars Attack of the Clones (2002)

Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson live from onboard the cockpit of their trusty and reliable SSR-15, Corellian Class Cruiser, for the second of three special Score Guides!

In celebration of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, they are continuing with their look back at the prequel trilogy today with Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones, composed and conducted by film composer John Williams, with the welcome return of the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices.

Guiding you through cue by cue with the help of their amazing Rebel Alliance*, your hosts discuss themes, motifs, instrumentation, textures and YES…that guitar solo.

Enjoy a pleasant, stress-free musical journey onboard the SSR-15 in our latest Star Wars Score Guide!

*Special thanks to our proud Rebel Alliance for making this episode a whole lot better with your amazing commentaries and incredible instincts: Arthur Breur, David Klein, Rob Rawdon, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff, Ian Crabb, Dane Walker, Joscha Sauerland, and Benson Farris.

Release

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Sony Classical Records (2002)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Wendell Jones, Andrew Steele, Rob Dodson & Ian Crabb

0:09:31 – 1. Star Wars Main Title and Ambush on Coruscant

0:12:19 – 2. Across the Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones)

Rebel: Arthur Breur, David Klein

0:20:43 – 3. Zam the Assassin and The Chase Through Coruscant

Rebel: Rob Rawdon, Todd Horan

0:33:02 – On the Conveyor Belt (Target exclusive bonus track)

0:35:01 – 4. Yoda and the Younglings

Rebel: Jennifer Wolff

0:39:20 – 5. Departing Coruscant

0:41:57 – 6. Anakin and Padmé

0:46:42 – 7. Jango’s Escape

0:51:22 – 8. The Meadow Picnic

Rebel: Ian Crabb

0:56:13 – 9. Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit

0:59:54 – 10. Return to Tatooine

Rebels: The 4 Dane Walkers, Jennifer Wolff

1:04:41 – 11. The Tusken Camp and The Homestead

Rebel: Ian Crabb

1:14:49 – 12. Love Pledge and The Arena

Rebels: Joscha Sauerland, Benson Farris

1:22:32 – 13. Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale

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Sideshow & Tell 12/05/16

Greetings internet to a sort of festive episode 67 of Sideshow & Tell, your weekly mini newscast where the amazing Ian Crabb brings you all the musical delights out now from the world of film musiccomposers and movie news! This week your host discusses the latest releases including All I Want for Christmas by Bruce Broughton, from Intrada Records, The Legend of Ben Hall by Ronnie Minder, by Esperanto Records, Beverly Hills Cop by Harold Faltermeyer, The French Connection Collection, and a limited edition 4CD set of The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection, from La-La Land Records, Dead Rising 4, by Sumthing Else Music Works, Titanic by James Horner, on vinyl, by Music On Vinyl, and finally, Black Mirror – San Junipero by Clint Mansell, from Lakeshore Records. After a new feature, Home Video Pick by composer Roque Baños, from Lakeshore Records, Ian concludes SAT67 with yes, another Pick of the Week from Intrada Records, this time by the amazing composer Basil Poledouris!

Timestamps

0:58 All I Want for Christmas

3:18 The Legend of Ben Hall

05:12 Beverly Hills Cop

07:46 Dead Rising 4

10:29 The John Williams Jurassic Park Collection

12:20 Home Video Pick

14:28 Titanic

17:23 The French Connection Collection

20:34 Black Mirror – San Junipero

25:15 Pick of the Week

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Score Guide – Star Wars The Phantom Menace (1999)

Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson in orbit of that lovable dustbowl Tatooine live from onboard the spick-and-span cockpit of our old faithful, SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser, for the first of three special Score Guides!

In celebration of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, we are taking a look back at the prequel trilogy starting today with Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace, composed and conducted by film composer John Williams, and performed by the world’s most recorded orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra along with the equally important London Voices.

With the help of their Rebel Alliance*, your hosts gush over memorable melodies, magnificent motifs, and revel in all the awe-inspiring orchestration and choral work, while at the same time, having the most fun two podcasters could ever have!

Go strap yourselves in, get comfortable and enjoy our latest Star Wars Score Guide!

*Special thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode truly awesome with their remarkable commentaries, musical instincts and Jedi reflexes: Arthur Breur, Tiffany Jordan, Joscha Sauerland, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff, Megan Culley, Ian Crabb, Rob Rawdon, Dane Walker and Jamie Burns.

Releases

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Sony Classical Records (1999)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – The Ultimate Edition Sony Classical Records (2000)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb, Andrew Steele, Will Dodson, Rob Dodson & Wendell Jones

0:09:26 – 1. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo

0:14:47 – 2. Duel of the Fates

Rebel: Arthur Breur

0:23:16 – 3. Anakin’s Theme

Rebels: Tiffany Jordan, Arthur Breur, Joscha Sauerland, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff

0:30:02 – 4. Jar Jar’s Introduction and The Swim to Otoh Gunga

0:32:36 – ‘The Arrival of Baby Harry’ (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)

0:35:18 – 5. The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle

Rebels: Megan Culley, Jennifer Wolff, Ian Crabb

0:39:55 – 6. The Trip to the Naboo Temple and The Audience with Boss Nass

0:42:42 – 7. The Arrival at Tatooine and The Flag Parade

Rebels: Rob Rawdon, Arthur Breur

0:46:48 – 8. He is the Chosen One

0:50:46 – 9. Anakin Defeats Sebulba

Rebel: Dane Walker

0:59:49 Anakin is Free (Disc 2 Track 1 – The Ultimate Edition)

Rebel: Jamie Burns

1:02:32 – 10. Passage Through the Planet Core

1:04:57 – 11. Watto’s Deal and Kids at Play

1:07:37 – 12. Panaka and the Queen’s Protectors

1:10:54 – 13. Queen Amidala and the Naboo Palace

1:13:27 – 14. The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul

1:18:10 – 15. Qui-Gon’s Noble End

1:21:00 – 16. The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon’s Funeral

1:23:12 – 17. Augie’s Great Municipal Band and End Credits

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Sideshow & Tell 07/01/2016

Welcome to episode 51 of Sideshow & Tell, your mini newscast where Ian brings you all the latest on film music, composers and movie news! In this week’s SAT, your host Ian informs you of the latest film and game music releases including Ghostbusters by Theodore Shapiro, from Sony Classical, Viva by Stephen Rennicks, from Lakeshore Records, The Matrix by Don Davis, on vinyl, from Varèse Sarabande, Fallout 4 by Inon Zur, on deluxe vinyl, from Bethesda Softworks, and finally, Me Before You by Craig Armstrong, from Interscope Records. Ian also brings us the news that composer Heitor Pereira is returning to score ‘Despicable Me 3’, composer John Williams was recently honoured with a Saturn Award for his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Junkie XL aka Tom Holkenborg has been announced as the sole composer on the upcoming Warner Brothers DC behemoth ‘Justice League’. To finish up this week’s SAT Ian has a pick of the week for you by composer Michael Giacchino, from the wonderful people over at Varèse Sarabande!

Timestamps

0:46 Ghostbusters

2:35 Viva

4:20 Despicable Me 3

5:52 The Matrix

7:36 John Williams – Saturn Award

9:00 Fallout 4

10:57 Me Before You

12:44 Justice League 4

14:55 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell 06/24/2016 50th Episode

Hello the internet! Congratulations are in order, for Ian has reached his 50th episode of Sideshow & Tell! In this week’s film music news, your amazing host discusses the latest film music releases including The Legend of Tarzan by Rupert Gregson-Williams, from WaterTower Music, The Neon Demon by Cliff Martinez, from Milan Records, Ben-Hur by Marco Beltrami, from Sony Classical, The BFG by John Williams, from Walt Disney Records, The Secret Life of Pets by Alexandre Desplat, from Back Lot Music, and finally, Now You See Me 2 by Brian Tyler, from Varèse Sarabande. Ian also brings us the news that composer Danny Elfman is currently scoring the upcoming dramatic thriller ‘The Girl on the Train’, and finishes this week’s SAT with a pick of the week from Lakeshore Records and composers Andy Hull and Robert McDowell!

Timestamps

1:31 The Legend of Tarzan

3:24 The Neon Demon

5:14 Ben-Hur

6:46 The BFG

8:51 The Secret Life of Pets

10:28 The Girl on the Train

12:08 Now You See Me 2

14;04 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell 06/18/2016

Welcome lovely people of the Internet. It’s a very different show this week… obviously. And our thoughts are with you.

But in this weeks show Ian discuses the vinyl release of FARGO: YEAR TWO by Jeff Russo by Music On Vinyl… The return of John Powell to composing for JASON BOURNE for Back Lot Music… Carter Burwell’s score for CAROL on an amazing vinyl release from Varese Sarabande…

The news that John Williams is committed to Indiana Jones 5… Also his work on the upcoming READY PLAYER ONE, both for Steven Spielberg…

JNH has THE HUNGER GAMES SAGA … Lorne Balfe has been confirmed as scoring THE BATMAN LEGO MOVIE…

And finally Ian brings us his Pick Of The Week from Sony Classical…

Be safe…

Timestamps

1:53 Fargo Year Two

3:49 Jason Bourne

5:48 Carol

7:52 Indiana Jones 5

9:11 Ready Player One

10:53 The Hunger Games Saga

12:29 The Lego Batman Movie

14:38 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell 05/13/2016

Welcome Sideshowsters to episode 45 of SAT, your regular film music newscast presented by Ian Crabb! In this week’s newscast, “the amazing one” discusses the latest film music releases including first, on 2-disc vinyl, Star Wars: The Force Awakens by John Williams, and Alice Through the Looking Glass by Danny Elfman, from Walt Disney Records, source music from The Nice Guys from Lakeshore Records and a 2-disc vinyl from iam8it, and finally, Hollywood in Vienna: The World of James Horner, on Blu-Ray, from Varèse Sarabande. Ian also brings us the news that Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have composed the music for the upcoming heist thriller ‘Hell or High Water’, and composer Michael Giacchino has announced on Twitter that he’s scoring the upcoming Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange’. Ian finishes this week’s SAT with a very cool 2-disc limited edition pick of the week from the fantastic team over at La-La Land Records!

Timestamps

1:06 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2:37 Hell or High Water

4:12 Doctor Strange

6:00 Alice Through the Looking Glass

8:11 The Nice Guys

10:28 Hollywood in Vienna: The World of James Horner

11:46 Pick of the Week

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Score Guide – Star Wars The Force Awakens (2015)

Rebels, welcome one and all to another special Star Wars Score Guide! There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? In celebration of the recent Blu-ray release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and the welcome return of composer John Williams!

Join Captain Wend and the coolest cat this side of Coruscant, Will Dodson back onboard the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens! Supported by their trusty band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through another amazing score by the maestro, discussing and geeking out over all the new themes, old themes, songs, orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest masterpiece!

So much anticipation, heaps of expectation, but did Williams rise to the challenge? Of course!

If you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it, then you’re in for one hell of a ride!

*The GREATEST of thanks to our Rebel Alliance who helped make this episode as great as it is, and continue to support us with their musical insights and amazing film music analysis, it is very much appreciated: Dane Walker, Chad Hopkins, Erik Woods, Rob Rawdon, Ian Crabb, Andrew Steele, Tiago Gomes, David Klein and Joel Griswell!

Release

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Records (2015)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Andrew Steele, Ian Crabb, Rob Dodson & Wendell Jones

0:09:34 – 1. Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village

Rebels: Dane Walker, Chad Hopkins

0:19:17 – 2. The Scavenger

0:23:43 – 3. I Can Fly Anything

0:28:27 – 4. Rey Meets BB-8

0:30:39 – 5. Follow Me

Rebel: Erik Woods

0:37:27 – 6. Rey’s Theme

Rebels: Rob Rawdon, Chad Hopkins

0:43:28 – John Williams on Rey’s Theme

0:45:58 – 7. The Falcon

Rebel: Ian Crabb

0:51:16 – 8. That Girl with the Staff

0:54:49 – 9. The Rathtars!

0:57:17 – Star Wars Celebration Audience Trailer Reaction

0:57:52 – 10. Finn’s Confession

1:00:05 – Cantina Music

1:02:56 – 11. Maz’s Counsel

Rebel: Chad Hopkins

1:06:23 – 12. The Starkiller

Rebel: Andrew Steele

1:11:37 – 13. Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle

1:14:41 – 14. The Abduction

1:17:54 – 15. Han and Leia

Rebel: Chad Hopkins

1:21:07 – 16. March of the Resistance

Rebels: Tiago Gomes, David Klein

1:26:18 – 17. Snoke

1:28:55 – 18. On the Inside

1:31:49 – 19. Torn Apart

1:35:33 – 20. The Ways of the Force

1:39:33 – 21. Scherzo for X-Wings

1:42:20 – 22. Farewell and The Trip

1:47:06 – 23. The Jedi Steps and Finale

Rebel: Joel Griswell

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Sideshow & Tell 03/18/2016

Hello the internet! Welcome to episode 38 of Sideshow & Tell, your weekly film music news brought to you by amazing host Ian Crabb! In this week’s newscast, Ian discusses the latest film music releases including first, The Return of the Musketeers by Jean-Claude Petit, newly remastered from Quartet Records, The Wild Life by Ramin Djawadi, and Allegiant by Joseph Trapanese, from Universal Music, High-Rise by Clint Mansell, from Silva Screen Records, the Original London Cast Recording of American Psycho by Duncan Sheik, from Concord Records, and finally, for the first time ever, on vinyl, Memoirs of a Geisha by John Williams, from Music On Vinyl. Ian also brings us the news that Hollywood Records will be releasing the score to Captain America: Civil War by Henry Jackman on the same day the movie comes out, and concludes this week’s SAT with his pick of the week from the ever-wonderful team at Music On Vinyl!

Timestamps

0:38 The Return of the Musketeers

3:06 The Wild Life

4:45 Allegiant

6:57 High-Rise

9:13 American Psycho

11:03 Captain America: Civil War

13:01 Memoirs of a Geisha

14:55 Pick of the Week

19:13 Star Wars Score Guides

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Sideshow & Tell 02/26/2016

Hey guys! What’s shakin’ huh? We’re going old school so crack out your cigars and best suit for this episode 35 of Sideshow & Tell, your weekly newsie of all things film music, composer and news-related brought to you by Ian Crabb! In this week’s newscast, Ian discusses the latest film and television music releases including first, on vinyl, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, from Geffen Records, West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, on vinyl, from Razor & Tie Records, and Rocky IV by Vince DiCola, from Intrada Records. Also, on CD, The Other Side of the Door by Joseph Bishara, from Lakeshore Records, from video game musicFable Legends: The Rosewood by Russell Shaw, thanks to Microsoft Studios Music , and finally, The Crossing by Taro Iwashiro. Ian also brings us the news that composer Fil Eisler is to score the upcoming sci-fi drama, ‘The Titan’ and concludes this week’s SAT with his pick of the week, from the rather awesome folks over at Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm!

Timestamps

0:46 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

2:26 West Side Story

3:40 Rocky IV

6:15 The Other Side of the Door

8:50 The Titan

10:54 The Crossing

12:34 Fable Legends: The Rosewood

14:02 Pick of the Week

Link

The Sound of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack

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Sideshow & Tell 01/03/16

Hello Sideshowsters! Happy New Year to you! In the first newscast of the year, your host Ian returns to discuss the latest film and television music releases including Star Wars: The Force Awakens by John Williams, from Walt Disney Records, The 5th Wave by Henry Jackman, from Sony Music Entertainment, Krampus by Douglas Pipes, from Back Lot Music, and finally, from Lakeshore Records, Hannibal Season 3 by Brian Reitzell, and Anomalisa by Carter Burwell. Ian also brings us the news that film composer Hans Zimmer has been hired to score the upcoming action thriller ‘Dunkirk’, by the always incredible Christopher Nolan and finishes this week’s edition of SAT with his first pick of the week of 2016 from a label that’s  dominated this week’s Sideshow & Tell, Lakeshore Records!

Timestamps

1:48 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

3:16 The 5th Wave

4:48 Krampus

6:45 Hannibal Season 3

8:40 Dunkirk

10:28 Anomalisa

12:07 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell Holiday Special / The Force Awakens

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! This week on Sideshow and Tell there will be no reviews, news or release information instead, for our final episode of 2015, we’re having a dinner party to thank each and every one of you that has listened and supported us throughout the year and made this the best year Sideshow has ever had!

We start off this week’s SAT with Will, Andrew Steele and Wend’s thoughts right after seeing Star Wars The Force Awakens for the first time! Next, with the entire Sideshow team hosting this holiday special, each member of the Sideshow family picks their favourite track from a holiday movie and talks about why they love it.

To finish, we all present to you the ULTIMATE pick of the week – The Force Awakens by John Williams! The team give their reactions to the latest film in the Star Wars Saga, discussing the amazing movie and the incredible score by the maestro!

We hope you enjoyed our dinner party and having the whole team on the show! What an incredible year we’ve had! We will be taking a short break over the Christmas period but we will be back in the new year with more goodies than ever as we intend to make 2016 bigger and better than this year! Thank you all for listening, supporting and contributing to Sideshow in 2015, we would be nothing without you! We wish you all the happiest of holidays and we’ll see you in the new year!

Timestamps

2:59 The Force Awakens – Reactions from the Cinema

7:38 Favourite Holiday Tracks

34:05 Ultimate Pick of the Week – The Force Awakens

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Score Guide – Star Wars Return of the Jedi (1983)

Rebels, we welcome you to our third and final special Score Guide! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy finishing today with Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, composed by the maestro, film composer John Williams.

Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson for one final time this year onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser as they discuss the last film in the greatest trilogy that has ever graced the silver screen, Return of the Jedi! Supported by their band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through this incredible score, discussing all the themes, orchestration, songs, alternate cues and concert suites for you to listen through while lining up to see The Force Awakens!

Enjoy our final episode and have a BLAST watching the new film! May the Force be with you!

*HUGE thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode  the musical delight it is, with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Rob Rawdon, Dane Walker, Charlie McCarron, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Tiago Gomes, David Klein, Ian Crabb, George Shaw, and Travis Elder.

Release

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Sony Classical Records (2004)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Will Dodson, Ian Crabb, Xander Stobbs & Wendell Jones

Disc One

0:08:50 – Rebel: Rob Rawdon

0:10:18 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)

0:10:29 – 2. Main Title/Approaching the Death Star/Tatooine Rendezvous

0:14:21 – 3. The Droids Are Captured

0:16:33 – 4. Bounty for a Wookiee

0:18:54 – 5. Han Solo Returns

0:20:35 – 6. Luke Confronts Jabba/Den of the Rancor/Sarlacc Sentence

0:23:43 – 7. The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault

Rebel: Dane Walker

0:28:13 – 8. The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan’s Revelation

0:32:43 – 9. Alliance Assembly

0:34:38 – 10. Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor

0:38:22 – 11. Speeder Bike Chase/Land of the Ewoks

0:41:53 – 12. The Levitation/Threepio’s Bedtime Story

0:45:42 – 13. Jabba’s Baroque Recital

0:48:23 – 14. Jedi Rocks vs. Lapti Nek

0:51:48 – 15. Archival Bonus Track: Sail Barge Assault (Alternate)

Disc Two

0:54:51 – 1. Parade of the Ewoks

Rebels: Charlie McCarron, Chris Lyndon

0:59:38 – 2. Luke and Leia

1:03:07 – 3. Brother and Sister/Father and Son/The Fleet Enters Hyperspace/Heroic Ewok

Rebel: Benson Farris

1:07:43 – 4. Emperor’s Throne Room

Rebel: Xander Stobbs

1:11:10 – 5. The Battle of Endor I

Rebel: Tiago Gomes

1:13:43 – 6. The Lightsaber/The Ewok Battle

1:16:41 – 7. The Battle of Endor II

Rebels: David Klein, Ian Crabb

1:20:54 – 8. The Battle of Endor III

Rebel: George Shaw

1:24:23 – 9. Leia’s News/Light of the Force

1:26:03 – 10. Victory Celebration/End Title (vs. Yub Nub)

1:31:34 – 11. Ewok Feast/Part of the Tribe

1:32:03 – 12. Archival Bonus Track: The Forest Battle (Concert Suite)

1:33:50 – Rebel: Travis Elder – Revenge of the Sith Main Title

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Score Guide – Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Welcome Rebels! Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson once more onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the second 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 continuing today with Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, composed by the legendary film composer John Williams.

The Empire Strikes Back is one of the greatest film scores ever!  Williams and the LSO are unstoppable, is there anything they can’t do?! With the support of their musical Rebel Alliance*, your Rebel hosts guide you through all the major and minor themes, leitmotifs, and stellar orchestration of this remarkable score one week before The Force Awakens hits movie theatres!

Click PLAY to enjoy our GREATEST episode to date!

*Many thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode extra special with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Charlie McCarron, Erik Woods, Jason Hess, Tiago Gomes, Travis Elder, Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb, Benson Farris, Dane Walker, Chris Lyndon and George Shaw.

Release

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Sony Classical Records (2004)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Will Dodson & Wendell Jones

Disc One

0:05:14 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)

0:05:25 – 2. Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth

0:10:59 – 3. The Wampa’s Lair/Vision of Obi-Wan/Snowspeeders Take Flight

0:15:59 – 4. The Imperial Probe/Aboard the Executor

0:18:50 – 5. The Battle of Hoth

0:24:44 – 6. The Asteroid Field

Rebels: Charlie McCarron, Erik Woods, Jason Hess, Tiago Gomes, Travis Elder

0:33:01 – 7. Arrival on Dagobah

0:36:31 – 8. Luke’s Nocturnal Visitor

0:38:10 – 9. Han Solo and the Princess

Rebels: Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb

0:42:12 – 10. Jedi Master Revealed/Mynock Cave

0:45:05 – John Williams on working with orchestrator Herbert Spencer

0:48:45 – 11. The Training of a Jedi Knight/The Magic Tree

Disc Two

0:51:04 – 1. The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)

Rebel: Benson Farris

0:53:54 – 2. Yoda’s Theme

Rebels: Dane Walker, Chris Lyndon

1:00:12 – 3. Attacking a Star Destroyer

1:01:06 – 4. Yoda and the Force

Rebel: George Shaw

1:04:17 – The Force Awakens Trailer

1:06:01 – 5. Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds

1:07:01 – 6. Lando’s Palace

1:08:19 – 7. Betrayal at Bespin

1:10:16 – 8. Deal with the Dark Lord

1:12:03 – 9. Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader’s Trap/Departure of Boba Fett

1:13:15 – John Williams and George Lucas at the Spotting Session

1:16:02 – 10. The Clash of Lightsabers/The Stormtroopers are Coming

1:20:10 – 11. Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace

1:22:54 – 12. The Rebel Fleet/End Title

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Score Guide – Star Wars A New Hope (1977)

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.

Release

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sony Classical Records (2004)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson & Wendell Jones

Disc One

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)

Disc Two

0:47:35 – 1. Princess Leia’s Theme

Rebel: Tiago Gomes

0:51:31 – 2. The Millenium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit

0:54:29 – 3. Destruction of Alderaan

0:56:20 – 4. The Death Star/The Stormtroopers

0:59:52 – 5. Wookiee Prisoner/Detention Block Ambush

1:02:21 – 6. Shootout in the Cell Bay/Dianoga

1:05:16 – 7. The Trash Compactor

1:06:33 – 8. The Tractor Beam/Chasm Crossfire

1:11:06 – 9. Ben Kinobi’s Death/TIE Fighter Attack

Rebel: George Shaw

1:15:01 – 10. The Battle of Yavin

Rebel: Dane Walker

1:23:00 – 11. The Throne Room/End Title

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Sideshow & Tell 11/28/15

In this week’s newscast, your host Ian discusses the latest film and television music releases including In the Heart of the Sea by Roque Baños, from WaterTower Music, Deep Web by Pedro Bromfman, from Lakeshore Records, and finally, from Republic Records, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 2 by James Newton Howard. Ian also brings us the news that TV composer Bear McCreary has been hired to score the upcoming supernatural thriller ‘The Forest’, and finishes this week’s edition of SAT with his pick of the week from Intrada Records!

Timestamps

1:30 In the Heart of the Sea

3:21 Deep Web

5:33 The Forest

7:37 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 2

9:21 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell 11/13/15

In this week’s newscast, your host Ian discusses the latest film and television music releases including a 2-disc edition of The Hunt by Steven Price, from Sony Music Entertainment, My All American by John Paesano, from Sony Classical, River by Harry Escott, from Silva Screen Records, and finally, Trash by Antonio Pinto, from Back Lot Music. Ian also brings us the news that film composer Edward Shearmur is to score the BBC original movie ‘Reg’, film composer Craig Armstrong has been hired to score ‘Me Before You’ and film composer Hans Zimmer is preparing for his first European tour next year! To conclude this week’s SAT, Ian brings you his pick of the week from Intrada Records, and boy is it a special one!

Timestamps

1:17 The Hunt

2:53 My All American

4:47 Reg

6:02 River

7:12 Me Before You

8:48 Trash

9:52 Hans Zimmer Live On Tour 2016

11:38 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell 11/02/15

In this week’s 20th anniversary newscast, congratulations are in order! The Sideshow team join in celebration with our amazing host Ian for the greatest SAT to date! Ian discusses the latest film and television music releases including a vinyl release of The Amazing Spider-Man by James Horner, from Spacelab9, a 25th anniversary edition of Home Alone by John Williams, from Sony Masterworks, Season 2 of The Knick by Cliff Martinez, from Milan Records, The Crow by Graeme Revell, on vinyl from Varèse Sarabande, and also on vinyl, Jurassic World by Michael Giacchino, from Mondo Records. Ian finishes this special show with his pick of the week from WaterTower Music!

Link to Ian’s  interview with cinematographer James Clarke

Timestamps

2:40 The Amazing Spiderman

6:13 Home Alone

9:00 The Knick

12:50 The Crow

14:26 Jurassic World

19:25 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominations

28:03 Pick of the Week

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Sideshow & Tell 10/18/15

In this week’s news, Ian discusses the latest film music releases including Beasts of No Nation by Dan Romer, Regression by Roque Baños, from Lakeshore Records, Bridge of Spies by Thomas Newman, from Hollywood Records, Legend by Jerry Goldsmith, on vinyl, from Silva Screen Records, and finally, from Intrada Records and Varèse Sarabande, 25th anniversary deluxe soundtrack releases for all 3 films of Back to the Future by Alan Silvestri. Ian also brings news of the AFI Life Achievement Award for John Williams, and the hiring of film composer James Newton Howard for the upcoming sequel “The Huntsman”. Finally, Ian´s pick of the week is revealed, brought to us from the marvellous people over at Mondo Records, and he informs all you incredibly supportive listeners out there of Sideshow Sound Theatre´s NEW Halloween Album, Thunder Bay Hotel, which can now be purchased digitally for £8 from our spooktacular shop page!

Timestamps

0:57 The Huntsman

2:40 Beasts of No Nation

3:56 Regression

5:19 Bridge of Spies

6:28 Legend

8:25 John Williams – AFI Life Achievement Award

10:45 Back to the Future

15:48 Pick of the Week

17:57 Thunder Bay Hotel

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Episode 16 – Jurassic Music

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!

Timestamps:

4:46 – Jurassic Park

25:56 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park

41:11 – Jurassic Park III

57:52 – Jurassic World

 

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Episode 3 – The Music of Star Wars, Part 2

In Part 2 of The Music of Star Wars, we take a look at some of our favourite cues from John Williamsfilm scores to the Star Wars prequel trilogy. We also discuss who we’d like to see score the upcoming standalone films.

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Episode 2 – The Music of Star Wars, Part 1

In Part 1 of The Music of Star Wars, we take a look at some of our favourite cues from John Williams‘ legendary film scores to the Star Wars saga.

As mentioned in this episode, you can find Rebel Force Radio‘s amazing Star Wars podcast here